Donald Trump means a lot to Paddy Power!Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 09:42
Paddy Power gets political
Paddy Power are no strangers to US politics and they have often been the first to offer markets on American politics and on the controversial president. Paddy Power have now official hired someone as their “head of Trump betting”, so we can expect to see even more markets offered by the Irish bookmaker regarding matters taking place in the White House.
Donald Trump and Paddy Power certainly have one thing in common, they are both no stranger to a bit of controversial press. However, Paddy Power’s controversial stunts certainly aren’t as meaningful as matters that take place in the White House. As controversy continues to surround Donald Trump on what appears to be on a weekly basis, Paddy Power now feel that it’s time he deserved a special place of his own on their site.
Last April, Paddy Power announced that they would be hiring a “Head of Trump betting”, and now they have backed up their statement by filling the position. Joe Lee will now have the maverick position and we can expect to see many markets being offered by Paddy Power regarding Mr Trump. Joe Lee is an experienced market trader and will be in the position as long as Donald Trump remains president, so he shouldn’t be making any long-term plans regarding his career.
What will happen next in the US?
Ever since Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential win, there has been constant controversy surrounding him. Paddy Power ended up paying out over €4 million to punters following his unexpected win. However, Paddy Power have stated that they expect to recoup a lot of money with the appointment of Joe Lee. In February, Paddy Power launched a specific hub for Trump bets, which now services over 100 markets.
Embracing his new role
Joe Lee is looking forward to getting stuck into his new role which will allow him to get creative with any controversy that comes from the White House. Joe commented on his new role: “There’s no one in the world like Donald Trump and people are fascinated by him. He is far more popular than Brexit was with the betting public.”
It has been a strange opening seven months for Donald Trump, and the public are still waiting for some positive news to come from the new president. Every week seems to bring a new problem and there was already talk of an impeachment taking place within his first year. It looks like he will remain president for 2017 at least, but Paddy Power feel that it is unlikely that he will see a second term as president of the United States. Joe might not spend too long in his new role, but Paddy power are dedicated to pleasing their punters who are interested in matters across the Atlantic. For Joe's sake, let us hope that he can recoup lots of money for Paddy Power before Mr Trump eventually leaves the White House.
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