A unique job has opened up at Paddy Power recently

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 10:40

Paddy Power has created a new role to head up the bookmaker’s betting markets on U.S. President Donald Trump. The successful candidate for the ‘head of Trump betting’ position can manage the company’s ‘Trump Hub’ of special bets. in a description posted on jobs website LinkedIn, it says: “We want to make American politics great again. Because let’s face it, there's no chance Trump will.”

Paddy Power Marketing


Paddy Power at the moment, offers more than a hundred markets on the U.S. President and the three-month role can include devising new special bets on Trump, who took office earlier this year. Paddy Power lost nearly £5 million (€5.8 million/$6.2 million) by paying out early on Hillary Clinton winning last year’s Presidential election. Paddy Power are renowned for their marketing mischief with various controversial advertisements on numerous media platforms. The marketing for the Paddy Power brand includes a tongue-in-cheek blog, irreverent television advertisements and a range of stunts. For instance, Paddy Power sent a hearse to the stadium used by the British football team Leicester City once the team fired its manager, Claudio Ranieri, last month, less than a year after winning the English Premier League. The sudden title run of Leicester city last year proved expensive to gambling firms in Britain, costing Paddy Power alone over £2 million. The club had a 5000-to-1 chance of winning the league coming into the 2015-16 season.

Famous Paddy Power Stunts


Other marketing stunts by Paddy Power have included the unveiling of a hot-air balloon in the shape of a pair of lucky underpants at the Cheltenham festival in 2013, and the display of a wax figure of the former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, in a box labelled “In case of emergency break glass,” when the football club was troubled in 2014. Paddy Power, which recently posted a listing for the 3-month long role on LinkedIn, is seeking a candidate that may be ready to come up with bets regarding what President Donald Trump might do next. that includes typical bets like “When can Trump resign,” and more atypical ones like “Will President Donald Trump ban the Irish in his initial term in office?”


Both of those bets are already on Paddy Power's website. other bets presently available include one questioning when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will leave or resign. Another wager that Trump would possibly marry for a fourth time while he's still president. “With more than a hundred special bets on-line, the successful candidate will monitor and manage existing Trump markets while devising new specials to launch,” the company said in its on-line ad. “They also will need to build a wall around the hub to confirm foreign bets don’t get in.”

The ad also said that “substantial experience with pretend tan is preferable” and an “awareness of national security situation in Sweden” is helpful, referring to the controversy once comments in February by Mr. Trump that implied something terrible had happened in Sweden the night before.
“Mind you, any suggestions to pay early on an election will be shot down quicker than a good journalist asking Trump a difficult question”, it adds.


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