DUBLIN, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - As the final curtain is drawn on an extraordinary
and historic US Presidential election, Ireland's largest bookmaker, Paddy
Power, can finally uncross it's legs after paying out in excess of
EUR1,000,000 ($1,360,000) a full three weeks ago to punters who backed Barack
Obama to become next US President.
Without pausing for breath, the market-leading election betting
specialist has already focused it's sights on the outcome of the 2012
election. Newly elected President Barack Obama is Paddy Power's odds-on 4-5
favourite for successful re-election in 2012 and is a seemingly un-opposable
1-7 shot to win the 2012 Democratic nomination.
Paddy Power have installed Sarah Palin as their 3-1 favourite to win the
Republican nomination in 2012 and make the glamorous Alaskan Governor an
unlikely 7-1 shot to replace Obama in the White House next time around.
Palin's political colleagues Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are priced at 5-1
and 7-1 respectively to head up the Republican ticket in four years time.
Betting is also now available on who President Obama will choose as
Secretary of State. Top ranking American diplomat, Richard Holbrooke, is Paddy
Power's 9-4 favourite with Anthony Lake and Richard Lugar sharing the bookies
7-2 second-favourites tag.
Paddy Power said, "Hats off to all those who backed Obama, you got it
right and thankfully so did we. We're already looking ahead to 2012 and I
honestly believe that the 4-5 about Obama to hold the Presidency will be the
biggest price you can expect between now and then!"
Paddy Power President Obama Betting
Who will Obama choose as Secretary of State?
9-4 Richard Holbrooke
7-2 Anthony Lake
7-2 Richard Lugar
8-1 Bill Richardson
12-1 Chuck Hagel
12-1 John Kerry
18-1 Daniel Shapiro
20-1 Daniel Kurtzer
20-1 George Mitchell
25-1 Eric Lynn
25-1 Dennis Ross
25-1 Susan Rice
28-1 James Steinberg
33-1 Mara Rudman
33-1 Bill Clinton
50-1 Colin Powell
66-1 Hillary Clinton
What will be the highest approval rating for President Obama in his 1st
100-1 20% or Under
50-1 20.01% - 30%
40-1 30.01% - 40%
25-1 40.01% - 50%
12-1 50.01% - 60%
5-1 60.01% - 70%
13-8 70.01% - 80%
11-10 80.01% - 90%
7-2 90.01% or Over
What will happen 1st under President Obama?
2-5 Full Troop withdrawal from Iraq
6-1 Capture-death of Osama Bin Laden
7-1 Full National recognition of Same Sex Marriage
12-1 Full Troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
12-1 Legalisation of Marijuana Nationally
16-1 Online Gambling legalised nationally
16-1 Constatution changed to allow the President to serve 3 or more full
20-1 Total ban of Capital Punishment Nationally
50-1 1st Moonwalk confirmed to be a fake by President Obama
100-1 Complete ban on privately owned guns
500-1 Discovery of Aliens on Mars
1000-1 Elvis found in the White House basement
1st Country Obama Visits as President
40-1 Rep. of Ireland
50-1 North Korea
When will President Obama visit Ireland?
1-2 Not to visit Ireland during his first term
When will President Obama visit UK?
20-1 Not to visit UK during his first term
1st Term Specials
10-1 Obama to become a father again during his 1st Term
16-1 Obama not to finish his 1st Term
28-1 Obama to resign during his 1st Term
33-1 Obama to be impeached during his 1st Term
For further information:
For further information: Ken Robertson, Media and PR Manager, Paddy
Power plc, T: +353-87-8528718