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Paddy Powers disgrace

  • 02-03-2014 2:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,205 ✭✭✭ Gringo180


    Taking bets on Oscar Pistorious trial I see. Shocking carry on to say the least :rolleyes:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,281 ✭✭✭ Riva10


    Gringo180 wrote: »
    Taking bets on Oscar Pistorious trial I see. Shocking carry on to say the least :rolleyes:

    Business is business. If there was no one betting, why vopen the book?.:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,205 ✭✭✭ Gringo180


    Riva10 wrote: »
    Business is business. If there was no one betting, why vopen the book?.:eek:

    Business is business my b0ll0cks, a young lady was murdered and these mugs are taking bets on it :mad:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12,333 ✭✭✭✭ JONJO THE MISER


    Gringo180 wrote: »
    Business is business my b0ll0cks, a young lady was murdered and these mugs are taking bets on it :mad:

    What do you expect with these immoral cretins, didnt they sponsor Dennis Rodman to go to North Korea, they would sponsor the nazis in ww2 if they were around.
    And yet the media swoon all over them, like a jack the lad club.
    Makes me sick to be honest


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ Me_Grapes


    What's worse is they are offering money back if he walks.

    Sick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,219 ✭✭✭✭ 8-10


    Me_Grapes wrote: »
    What's worse is they are offering money back if he walks.

    Sick.

    I don't get this? Money back if not guiltey means they can't make money off it surely?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ Me_Grapes


    8-10 wrote: »
    I don't get this? Money back if not guiltey means they can't make money off it surely?

    Its the glibness of it all.

    This is a typical Paddy Power marketing ploy, all their money back offers are. Using a murder trial as a marketing tool to gain attention is sick - whether they actually make money from bets on it or not. Basically why is there even a market on it at all?

    Have you seen their 'hilarious' mock up picture of Pistorius as an acadamy award statue?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987


    They took bets on the OJ Simpson trial many years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,038 ✭✭✭ WallyGUFC


    If you're so outraged complain to them, or better yet, stop betting with them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    Me_Grapes wrote: »
    What's worse is they are offering money back if he walks.

    lol :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,205 ✭✭✭ Gringo180


    WallyGUFC wrote: »
    If you're so outraged complain to them, or better yet, stop betting with them.

    I did complain to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,602 ✭✭✭ patmac


    Surprised at Powers, worked as a manager for a major betting firm and this lad completely scuttered put on a bet after Iraq invaded Kuwait that read something like 'George Bush and Saddam Hussain to be assignated £10 on each'. I had to go through the motions of ringing head office who refused to take the bet on the grounds it was in bad taste. Power's have obviously decided to ditch that one obviously.
    Will they be putting up a market for new Crimean war next I wonder?


  • Site Banned Posts: 880 whiteshorts


    Was all over the Joe Duffy show on RTE 1 today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ Me_Grapes


    lol :)

    o_O????

    Pun not intended by the way ;-)


  • Site Banned Posts: 880 whiteshorts




  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ zzantara


    Paddy Power seems to think that a murder trial is "fair game" Just because the trial is taking place in another Country, the terrible death of Reeva Steenkamp deserves just as much respect as a murder closer to home.
    Just think of the outcry if Paddy Power had promoted bets on some of our more local hideous crimes , "all bets returned if Joe O'Reilly walks !!!" , just how sick can a Company get ??
    Why does making money seem to more important than having a VERY BASIC respect for a beautiful young woman just on the cusp of making a life for herself.
    This same Company thought it "great craic" to entertain a Post Master to corporate hospitality when it was obvious that he was was betting many many times his salary ( source Irish Independent 22 JANUARY 2013 )
    Reads:
    A POST office manager who stole €1.75m from his employer to fund his gambling habit has been jailed for three years.

    And bookmakers Paddy Power valued his custom so much they took him on lavish, all-expense paid trips to the Europa Cup Final in the Aviva Stadium and the Irish Derby at the Curragh.

    Their Corporate Mission Statement should read:
    We want Money at any cost---We want Money at any cost !!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 420 ✭✭ evillive


    well whether you are disgusted or not affected it is a no lose bet

    back him at 4/11 to be guilty, do the max bet €20 - over €7 profit if found guilty
    if he is found not guilty you get your €20 back

    oh and do it by 11am tomorrow 4th march


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987


    I was just looking at the exact same bet :rolleyes:.

    PP are making no money out of it.
    If he guilty they pay out.
    If he's not guilty, they refund.
    In effect it is a marketing cost, nothing more, nothing less.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭ CarrickMcJoe


    zzantara wrote: »
    Paddy Power seems to think that a murder trial is "fair game" Just because the trial is taking place in another Country, the terrible death of Reeva Steenkamp deserves just as much respect as a murder closer to home.
    Just think of the outcry if Paddy Power had promoted bets on some of our more local hideous crimes , "all bets returned if Joe O'Reilly walks !!!" , just how sick can a Company get ??
    Why does making money seem to more important than having a VERY BASIC respect for a beautiful young woman just on the cusp of making a life for herself.
    This same Company thought it "great craic" to entertain a Post Master to corporate hospitality when it was obvious that he was was betting many many times his salary ( source Irish Independent 22 JANUARY 2013 )
    Reads:
    A POST office manager who stole €1.75m from his employer to fund his gambling habit has been jailed for three years.

    And bookmakers Paddy Power valued his custom so much they took him on lavish, all-expense paid trips to the Europa Cup Final in the Aviva Stadium and the Irish Derby at the Curragh.

    Their Corporate Mission Statement should read:
    We want Money at any cost---We want Money at any cost !!!

    Pity Joe didn't have this bombshell to drop on PaddyPower.

    What next......bet on how many years the next child rapist gets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,374 Warper


    zzantara wrote: »
    Paddy Power seems to think that a murder trial is "fair game" Just because the trial is taking place in another Country, the terrible death of Reeva Steenkamp deserves just as much respect as a murder closer to home.
    Just think of the outcry if Paddy Power had promoted bets on some of our more local hideous crimes , "all bets returned if Joe O'Reilly walks !!!" , just how sick can a Company get ??
    Why does making money seem to more important than having a VERY BASIC respect for a beautiful young woman just on the cusp of making a life for herself.
    This same Company thought it "great craic" to entertain a Post Master to corporate hospitality when it was obvious that he was was betting many many times his salary ( source Irish Independent 22 JANUARY 2013 )
    Reads:
    A POST office manager who stole €1.75m from his employer to fund his gambling habit has been jailed for three years.

    And bookmakers Paddy Power valued his custom so much they took him on lavish, all-expense paid trips to the Europa Cup Final in the Aviva Stadium and the Irish Derby at the Curragh.

    Their Corporate Mission Statement should read:
    We want Money at any cost---We want Money at any cost !!!

    Not that lavish in fairness considering he was in Ireland

    As a matter of interest are any of you going to boycott PP because of this. Personally no i am not.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 559 DB74


    Warper wrote: »
    As a matter of interest are any of you going to boycott PP because of this. Personally no i am not.

    I suppose it depends on whether you value money or principles more


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 293 ✭✭ fr3d12


    Paddy Power or any bookie for that matter only care about one thing and that's money, it's unbelievable to think there's no guidelines for things like this, it's despicable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 495 ✭✭ bleary


    I was going to apply for a job with them, i admired them as a company for many years and they are one of the few companies that use my skillset.
    I have no problems with gambling or bookies, bookies taught me to love maths and stats.
    I cant see the logo now without thinking of a brutal death and destruction, am i strange because i just cant understand the mentality that would think this was a good idea.
    I thought the business reporter this morning on morning ireland ( emma?) as just brilliant interviewing the ceo patrick kennedy , he came across like an arrogant arse really.

    Deleted my account, never betting with them again


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ irish bloke


    Me_Grapes wrote: »
    What's worse is they are offering money back if he walks.

    Sick.

    Is that with or without the blades???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,547 ✭✭✭ DeanAustin


    Disgusting carry on. Really, really poor. Won't ever bet with them again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,374 Warper


    They make some strange choices like Rodman in Korea etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭ Boulevardier


    How about opening a book on cancer patients, and betting on whether or not their chemo gives them remission? It would be about the same level.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,216 ✭✭✭ An Ri rua


    WallyGUFC wrote: »
    If you're so outraged complain to them, or better yet, stop betting with them.


    That's what I did, closed my account. Someone in PP is a dirtyhearted marketer with little imagination (But they'll imagine they're gifted). Also because of an issue over duplicate bets on ireland v England in rugby. I asked them to remedy it, I don't chase results by betting twice. They didn't. so I left when I saw this scandal and joined Boylesports.


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