Tag Archives: Feilim Mac An Iomaire

Paddy Power: Ireland backed to vote for landmark amendment repeal

The Irish government last week announced that it will hold a referendum at some point next year on whether to alter the country’s stringent law on abortion. Voters are expected to go to the ballot in around May or June to vote on whether Ireland should retain The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, which gives both a pregnant women …

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Paddy Power – Jeff Sessions leads Trump ‘You’re Fired’ market

Updating its President Trump betting markets, Paddy Power has placed Attorney General Jeff Sessions as current 5/4 favourite in its ‘You’re Fired…Next member of the Trump Administration to resign or get sacked’ market. A Trump administration stalwart, Sessions’ position as the leader of the Department of Justice has come under threat following comments made by President Trump to The New …

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Bookies Corner – By POPular Demand – Eurovision 2017

Europe’s live pan-continental pop contest ‘Eurovision’ will be broadcast this Saturday night to an expected audience of +300 million.  SBC gets the bookies low-down in what may be the most interesting TV/novelty market in sports betting. Bookies reveal what makes a great Eurovision contender, how politics and culture can affect the song contest and whether Britain pop’s standing will be the …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – Snap!!!! Here comes another UK General Election

The Conservative government has announced another summer of political frolics by calling for a Snap Election on 8 June, in order to gain a PM Theresa May a clean mandate for Brexit. SBC Bookies Corner discusses whether Theresa made the right call judging her opposition, and what impact if any will this Election have on the UK political landscape and …

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Next President market trading set to surpass Brexit on Betfair

Betfair has said that its Next President market is set to become the most traded it has ever seen, even surpassing the Brexit vote. By 6 November, approximately $130 million had been traded on the winner of the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. This figure is in comparison to roughly $50 on the equivalent market in …

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Paddy Power sweats over Hillary payout as Trump recovers!

Paddy Power the only bookmaker to have paid out early on Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 US Election, has admitted to having severe doubts regarding its generous decision. On 19 October the bookmaker closed its US 2016 market, paying out approximately £800,000 on a Clinton victory. However, following Clinton’s ‘email scandal’ reappearing on the US Election agenda, Donald Trump has …

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‘Mr Tough Guy’ – Paddy Power offers $10 million for Trump Vs Biden fight

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power wants Republican nominee Donald Trump and current US Vice President Joe Biden to sort their political and personal differences the ‘good old fashioned way’. The bookmaker has pledged to donate US $10 million to charities of Trump and Biden’s choice if they square up in a boxing match. Paddy Power’s charity offer follows this week’s tough …

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Irish Punter turns Paddy Power €1 accumulator into €206,000 win

A Paddy Power Galway Punter has won €206,000 after hitting his €1 17-fold football accumulator. Paddy Power’s lucky customer picked 17 winners from Champions League, Championship and League One fixtures, his outstanding accumulator win was confirmed on Monday when Norwich City beat Blackburn rovers 2-1 thanks to a late winner by Bradley Johnson. Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a PR spokesperson …

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Betting big on women’s sport: Rugby World Cup in focus

Team SBC’s David Kelly discusses how the meteoric rise of Ireland’s rugby team can help fuel and inspire a generation of future sportswomen, with bookmakers and TV companies finally waking from the slumber. Philip Doyle’s charges have set the standard, winning their first ever Grand Slam last year and achieving a record fourth place finish at the Rugby World Cup …

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