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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

Betting Firm Refunds Trump Announcement Wagers Over Lameness Of Trump Announcement

Donald Trump's big announcement Wednesday was too lame to gamble on. That's the word from Paddy Power, an online gambling house that had taken bets on what Trump would reveal after weeks of hype.
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=CCFD0669-C4AB-4B5D-BA5F-0F5D31AD2077

Paddy Power refunded all the bets that came in, and chastised Trump.

"Donald Trump had us all on the edge of our seat anticipating a game changing announcement and we get this!?" Paddy Power spokesperson Féilim Mac An Iomaire said in a statement. "We imagine that those who bet on the announcement feel as cheated as we do and that the only fair thing to do is to refund them their stakes."

Even before the announcement was revealed to be a promise by Trump to donate $5 million to charity in return for Obama's college records, anticipation of Trump's big news didn't prove very attractive to gamblers. Paddy Power reported that "just over $500" in wagers had been placed before Trump's announcement was made.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/betting-firm-refunds-trump-announcement-wagers-over-lameness


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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. Anybody who was on the edge of their seat expecting a game changing announcement from Trump

deserves to lose their bet.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:10 PM

2. Old time gamblers might

have leaned on Trump a bit more heavily for messing with them.

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