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  • Hillary Clinton Health Scare Causes UK Bookies to Cut Odds on Trump Victory

    09/14/2016 10:33:11 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 21 replies ^ | 12 September 2016 | David Sheldon
    The odds of Hillary Clinton reaching the White House lengthened overnight, after an apparent fainting spell while watching Sept. 11 ceremonies forced her party’s hand in revealing that the former secretary of state is suffering from pneumonia. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power dropped its odds on Donald Trump from 6/4 to 2/1, giving the billionaire mogul a 33 percent chance of becoming next president of the United States. Clinton’s recent coughing attacks and previous stumbles have created a vast number of rumors on potential underlying causes, which has also improved the chances of two rank outsiders. Former rival and Democrat runner-up...
  • Clinton is less of a sure bet as odds of Trump win increase

    09/13/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | September 13, 2016
    While Hillary Clinton remained the favorite to be elected president in November, the odds of Donald Trump winning the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  have increased, according to European betting houses. London-based William Hill, whose name adorns the sports book at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, and Dublin-based Paddy Power both set Clinton's current odds to win at 8 to 15, giving her a 65 percent chance of becoming the first female U.S. president. Trump's odds at both bookmakers were 6 to 4, giving him a 40 percent chance of winning the White House. When he first began his presidential campaign, betting houses were offering...
  • Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)

    03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 2, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident. A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber. Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun. He then demanded cash from terrified staff at...
  • Who Will Be the Next Pope? Bookmakers Place Their Bets

    02/11/2013 12:28:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/12/2013 | Glen Levy
    Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI‘s surprising Feb. 28 resignation, bookmakers have already started placing odds on his successor. Quickest off the mark was the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which has already gone through three favorites for the position, starting off with Nigerian Francis Arinze, before shifting to Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson and then to Canadian Marc Ouellet — who at the time of this writing is the most favored option, with odds of 11 to 4. A rival bookie, Ladbrokes, currently has Turkson as the slight favorite at 3 to 1, followed by Arinze (7 to 2) and then...
  • McCain More Likely to Drop Palin, Bookmakers Say (barf alert)

    09/03/2008 6:03:33 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 82 replies · 112+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 9-2-08 | Mark Deen
    Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The smart money thinks there's a better chance today than yesterday that John McCain will dump Sarah Palin as his running mate. Before the Republican senator's presidential campaign disclosed the pregnancy of Palin's 17-year-old daughter, bookmakers in Britain and Ireland were offering 20-1 odds or higher on a bet that she would be forced off the ticket, meaning a 1 pound ($1.78) bet would pay 20 pounds. Now that same bet will pay no more than 8 pounds. ``While it is rare that a VP candidate gets dropped, it's not completely impossible,'' said Ken Robertson, political...
  • UK Bookmakers Predicting Bush Win 11-2-2004

    11/02/2004 5:56:05 AM PST · by FrankRepublican · 13 replies · 135+ views
    Real Clear ^ | 11-2-2004 | Real Clear Politics
  • Russian Police Track Down Internet Extortion Gang That Targeted British Bookmakers

    07/29/2004 11:53:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 236+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 7/28/04 | Vladimir Isachenkov
    MOSCOW (AP) _ Russian police have broken up a hacker ring that extorted money from British bookmakers, inflicting millions in losses on their Web sites in a series of attacks that attracted the British government's attention, officials said Wednesday. The suspects flooded online betting sites with false requests for information in so-called "denial of service" attacks. They would then send e-mails demanding money for stopping the attacks, said Yevgeny Yakimovich, the chief of the Russian Interior Ministry's Department K for fighting cyber-crimes. Yakimovich said the gang had caused about 40 million pounds (over US$70 million) in damages to British bookmakers....