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    Default Paddy Power removes odds on Obama assassination

    The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has removed its offer to take bets on whether US President-elect Barack Obama will be assassinated.

    Story from Gambling911 here ... http://www.gambling911.com/gambling-...ry-110908.html

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    Why would you encourage people to bet on such a thing. It would only encourage action if people began placing huge bets on the possibility of some being assasinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has removed its offer to take bets on whether US President-elect Barack Obama will be assassinated.

    Story from Gambling911 here ... http://www.gambling911.com/gambling-...ry-110908.html
    This was like the stupidest bet I've ever heared

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    Guys just to clarify, this has been totally mis-reported. We neer had such a market and never would, we don't take bets on murder / deaths.

    We had a market available betting on if Obama would last the first term, with the options available being he will be impeached or quit. Someone somewhere has mis-read our site, jumped to the worng conclusion and wrote a story about it.

    A full range of President Obama betting markets can be found here:
    http://www.paddypower.com/bet?action..._type_id=10628

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    Glad that was removed, that was really poor taste.

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    It did raise my eyebrows when it was put on the site. Novelty bets are one thing but that was wrong....

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    Let's hope Obama will never be in that spotlight and will accomplish things he promised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fintan View Post
    Guys just to clarify, this has been totally mis-reported. We neer had such a market and never would, we don't take bets on murder / deaths.

    We had a market available betting on if Obama would last the first term, with the options available being he will be impeached or quit. Someone somewhere has mis-read our site, jumped to the worng conclusion and wrote a story about it.

    A full range of President Obama betting markets can be found here:
    http://www.paddypower.com/bet?action..._type_id=10628
    Well if you never had such a market i dont get what all the fuss is about
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