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Paddy Power pays out over Gore arrest

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Paddy Power pays out over Gore arrest
Friday, 6 July 2007 16:06

Bookmaker Paddy Power, which offered 14 to 1 odds that Al Gore would be the next high profile American to be arrested, paid out today.

Of course, it was the former vice president's son, Al Gore III, who was arrested by California police earlier this week, but the bet did not specify which Al Gore it had to be.

Some of the 50 or so people who placed their bets on Al Gore were quick to claim the more than 10,000 payout in this 'bizarre coincidence', according to a Paddy Power statement.

'We got a good stoning thanks to the Vice President's son,' the statement said in an apparent pun given the nature of his arrest.

Paddy Power offered odds this week that made Paris Hilton the 2/1 favourite to be arrested.

It had ranked President George W. Bush and Bill Gates among the outsiders on odds of 33/1 and 50/1 respectively.

The 24 year-old Al Gore was stopped for speeding on Wednesday and arrested for drug possession after a sheriff's deputy smelled marijuana and searched his car.

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07/07/2007 10:21 PM
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Re: Paddy Power pays out over Gore arrest
MAybe if Gore had been allowed to take office instead of the election fraudster in office(there have been convictions in Ohio for that) we would be promoting legalization of green instead of legalization of illegal wiretapping and illegal torture, not forgetting the bogus intel and the bs war using Americans for fodder-our childrens dying does not seem to bother him-wonder if it were his children...