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Paddy Power Offers Odds On Dead Footballer To Replace Harry Redknapp

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK

A bookmaker has been condemned for offering odds on a dead football player replacing sacked Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp. Paddy Power gave 6...

Bookies Slash Odds Of Boris Becoming Next PM As May Urged To Resign

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson’s odds of being the next Prime Minister have been slashed as he becomes the hot favourite to succeed Theresa May, whose decision to ca...

Leicester City's Premiership Win Had Worse Odds Than Kim Kardashian Becoming US President

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

Leicester City FC has "smashed all bookmaking records" after the underdogs won the Premier League last night - an event bookies thought was as realist...

Paddy Power Is Trolling Everyone With This Shameless 'Immigrant' Lorry Promotion

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

Bookmaker Paddy Power has emblazoned an 18-wheeler truck with a controversial advertisement inviting immigrants to ‘jump in the back! (but only if y...

David Ginola Heads £2.3M Crowdfunding Campaign To Oust Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Sport

Paddy Power has launched a £2.3 million crowdfunding campaign to oust Sepp Blatter as the president of world football body Fifa. The bookmaker is...

Farage Defends Starring In THAT Paddy Power Advert

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has mocked "anorak"-wearing Ed Miliband while defending his appearance in an advertisement for a betting company. The Ukip leader, a f...

Farage Finally Backs Europe In Utterly Brilliant, Self-Deprecating Video

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Farage Defends Starring in THAT Paddy Power Advert Britain's Eurosceptic-in-chief, Nigel Farage, has finally come out and backed Europe. ...

Louise Ridley

Turns Out It's Fine To Call Farage And Clegg 'Mass Debators' | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A Paddy Power advert showing Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage with suggestive facial expressions and the words "WHO'S THE BEST MASS DEBATER?” has escaped...

Paddy Power Live Tweets Man's Doomed Attempt To Woo Girl

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Over the weekend, the early stages of what promised to be a glorious love affair was played out in front of thousands of people on Twitter. Only it...

Our Attitude to Violence Against Women

Bob Morgan | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

Perhaps there is a clue about attitudes to domestic violence and the killing of women in the recent Paddy Power advert offering money back on all bets if Oscar Pistorius - the South African athlete - walks free from court. There is no doubt that Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death - the trial is about his motive for doing it.

Pistorius Advert Is Most Complained-About UK Advert Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained-about UK advert of all time with the Advertising Standards Authority...

Oscar Ad To Be Probed By Advertising Watchdog

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

A Paddy Power advert which has been slammed by Labour shadow ministers and domestic violence campaigners for encouraging bets on whether Oscar Pistori...

'Dead Women Are Not Entertainment'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

Paddy Power has defended a controversial advert promoting bets on the Oscar Pistorius trial, with the Paralympic athlete accused of killing his girlfr...

WATCH: Two Guys Successfully Gatecrash Brits Party Dressed As Daft Punk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Comedy

If there's one thing we can learn from this video, it's this: you can probably successfully gatecrash any fancy schmancy celebrity party if you grab a...

Guerrilla Marketing - Where It Is Now

David Atkinson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
David Atkinson

With London 2012 slowly receding into the past, and the next wave of global sporting events such as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games imminent, it's time to consider the state of ambush, or guerrilla, marketing in the sports world.

Football Clubs Aren't Doing Enough to Combat Homophobia

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Sport
Planet Ivy

After talking to clubs you cannot help but feel that they are dragging their heels on the issue by claiming a need for more time or consultation. For clubs such as Man United, the distinct lack of leadership on this issue is worrying. Laces aside, their ability to reach a potential audience of millions could be pivotal, yet they have no dedicated campaign that deals solely with homophobia.

The States That Will Decide The US Election..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Politics

President Barack Obama is the favourite by a knife edge as the clock ticks closer to decision time for Americans - but in many crucial states the Demo...

A Sure Bet?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Bookmaker Paddy Power has taken a punt on the outcome of the US presidential elections and paid out to those backing Barack Obama two days before the ...

Paddy Power Offers Odds On Donald Trump's Obama Revelation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Ah, Donald Trump. If he didn't exist, you'd have to invent him. And if his hair didn't exist, you'd have to... oh, wait. He already did that. Yes, ...

Charlie Thomas

Why Do We Gamble In A Recession? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Last week, Adrian and Gillian Bayford won £148m on the EuroMillions, making the mild mannered couple from Suffolk richer than icons like Tom Jones an...

PHOTO: Would Nicklas Bendtner Get A Smaller Fine For These Pants?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Comedy

New readers start here. Thanks to David Schneider for the giggles....

GALLERY/WATCH: Bendtner Gets Short Shrift

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Sport


Bendtner Fined £80,000 More For Dropping Shorts Than Racial Abusers

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Sport

Nicklas Bendtner has been fined a staggering €100,000 by Uefa for dropping his shorts to display sponsored boxers at Euro 2012 - roughly €80,000 m...

Paddy Power Reined In Over 'Offensive' Horse Racing TV Ad

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

A Paddy Power TV advert shown ahead of a major horse race that featured transgender people has been ruled as offensive – because it invited viewers ...

Chavs Beware! Paddy Power Claims First Scalps At Cheltenham

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

Bookmaker Paddy Power claimed its first chav scalps today, just one day into the Cheltenham Festival. Hot on the heels of its controversial Chav T...