Friday, July 06, 2007

It pays to be specific.

Bookmaker had money on the wrong Al Gore
July 6, 2007

DUBLIN, Ireland --Ireland's top bookmaker, Paddy Power PLC, paid out more than $13,500 on Friday to people who bet that Al Gore would be arrested. Trouble was, the company neglected to specify which one.

The former U.S. vice president and global-warming activist was rated as a 14-to-1 outsider in a list of American celebrities likely to be arrested next. On Wednesday -- the day after the betting went live on Paddy Power's Web site -- Gore's 24-year-old son, Al Gore III, was arrested and charged with illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs.

Paddy Power said it was paying out winnings to about 50 people, because it had failed to identify which Gore it meant. "We got a good stoning," the Dublin-based company said in a statement.


At 2:57 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Paddy Pow-ahhhh!

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

The Paddy Power ppl in Dublin were very nice to me considering I ran in there screeching and begging for a t-shirt. They didn't have one, but they gave me pens, a date book and a poster. No clue where I put them.

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...



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