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Paddy Power appoints head of Trump betting

11th Aug 17 10:10 am

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Irish bookmaker Paddy Power have announced the appointment of Joe Lee – previously a sports trader for more than 15 years – to the role of Head of Trump Betting.

The company were forced to create the role after record-breaking interest in Donald Trump’s Presidency – the Donald attracting more bets within three months of his inauguration than predecessor Barack Obama did in his entire term.

Already online, Paddy Power have a ‘Trump Hub’, a micro-site which hosts more than 150+ special bets on the U.S. President, and the appointment of Lee is the next step in their focus on Trump – which started when they paid out early on him losing the Presidential Election last year, a decision which cost them $5million.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “This year, nothing gains interest like Trump. In terms of bets, politics has been more important than golf – even though the opposite is true for Trump.

“It’s only a three-month contract to start with but, let’s face it, could you guarantee Trump (or the world) lasting beyond that?

Head of Trump Betting Joe Lee said: “I haven’t got much experience for this job. A bit like Trump and the Presidency.

“My first role in office will be to take a golfing holiday.”


  • Trump to surgically enhance his penis – 50/1
  • To grow a Hitler moustache – 66/1
  • To confirm he’s had hair surgery – 2/1
  • To surgically enhance his penis – 500/1
  • Trump to commission his own face to be added to Mount Rushmore – 100/1
  • Trump to deny the existence of God – 20/1
  • To convert to Scientology – 25/1
  • To convert to Islam – 50/1
  • France to ask for the Statue of Liberty back – 50/1
  • Trump to deport Mo Farah – 50/1
  • To deport Madonna – 80/1
  • A Trump sex tape to be leaked online 14/1
  • Trump to come out as gay – 100/1
  • Trump to pain the White House gold – 500/1
  • Trump to meet with the leader of the KKK – 33/1
  • Trump to play a round of golf with Obama – 4/1

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