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Paddy Power Novelty Bets - Weird & Wonderful!

Monday, May 22, 2017 13:54

There is no denying it is an entertaining feature in line with the company profile. Unsurprisingly, betting limits are fairly low on some of these markets and we will go through the most eye-catching novelty Paddy Power markets below.

Name Of Will & Kate’s Third Child


Paddy Power is offering markets on the name of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s (Kate Middleton) third child. A comprehensive list of names is given, with Alice and Victoria vying for favouritism at 8/1. Unlikely candidates Camilla and Boris can be backed at 100/1. Alternatively, Paddy Power customers can bet on the sex of the third child with male and female evenly poised at 5/6 apiece.

When Will Alien Life Be Proven?


A Paddy Power classic, Paddy Power goes 22/1 that existence will be proven this year with 2020 or later a likely winner at 1/18. Unless you know something we don’t!

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest


Paddy Power is also offering odds on the infamous hot dog eating contest held on Coney Island, with Joey Chestnut 1/5 favourite to regain his title. Joey devoured 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes last year and Paddy Power go 3/1 that any man can beat him.

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Winner


Paddy Power offers odds on the annual over the top rope contest, held by World Wrestling Entertainment every January. Roman Reigns, who ended Undertaker’s career at Wrestlemania, is the current 2/1 favourite. The Phenom is 33/1 to make an amazing return, with Donald Trump, Vin Diesel and Barack Obama amongst the typical tongue in cheek additions.

BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2017


As ever, Paddy Power has an up to date market on the annual award. Unsurprisingly following his epic defeat of Wladimir Klitschko, boxer Anthony Joshua is an overwhelming favourite at 2/7. It seems unlikely anyone will match his efforts this year, but a Wimbledon victory may give Johanna Konta a chance at 8/1. However, it will be tough to see anything but a Joshua win at this stage having conquered the hearts of a nation with a brave and powerful display against the Ukrainian giant.

Next Late Late Show Host


Irish viewers will be well accustomed to RTE’s flagship programme, with Miriam O’Callaghan 4/7 to eventually take over from Ryan Tubridy. Ray D’Arcy may not be everyone’s cup of tea but is the second favourite at 5/2. Pat Kenny is 16/1 to make a sensational return, whilst Brian O’Driscoll, Vincent Browne and Podge & Rodge can be backed at unlikely odds.

Next Pope


Paddy Power is even offering markets on the next leader of the Catholic Church. Quite a comprehensive list is given, and the market may appeal to followers of all things religious (but then again…). Father Dougal Maguire from Craggy Island can be backed at 500/1, whilst renowned atheist Richard Dawkins is devilish odds at 666/1. Bono may see himself as a deity and is 1000/1 to take office in the Vatican City (he may want to look into the tax arrangements).