Cashing In On Oscar Pistorius: Paddy Power Aims To Make Money From A Dead Woman
BETTING fans are being offered the chance to make money on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Says Paddy Power:
Money Back if he walks
The bookmakers then mocks up the accused man as the actor’s top prize.
Paul Mallon writes:
Oscar Pistorius (27) faces life in prison if found guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (29) on St Valentine’s Day 2013. His fate rests in the hands of a former crime reporter judge, Thokozile Matilda Masipa, who has with a history of stiff sentences. There will be no jury.
Mallon adds his opinion to the case:
From horses and football to politics and religion, Paddy Power’s Money-Back Specials have always offered punters an insurance policy against results that don’t go your way. If you bet on Pistorius being jailed (7/4) and he is sent down, you’ve seen justice done.
Bet on him going down but he walks free, then you get your money back amidst what’s sure to be an international howl of news about ‘injustice’.
The other option is, of course, to bet on him getting off in the first place at odds of 2/5. Before the start of the trial, more than 60 per cent of money staked was placed on a ‘not guilty’ verdict on paddypower.com.
A young woman was shot dead. Well, they shoot race horses. Dead meat is dead meat when you’re a bookmaker…