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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Paddy Power Christmas Countdown - White Christmas ?

Top Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was today inundated with bets on a white Christmas as Ireland woke up to bitter temperatures and frost covered grounds.

The odds on a single snowflake falling in Dublin on Christmas Day were cut to 9/2 from 5/1 after an avalanche of bets flooded in on the festive market. Further north, the Paddy Power odds on Belfast waking up to a blanket of snow were also cut to 7/2 from 4/1.

Ireland's last "official" white Christmas was in 2004. This year, a single snowflake registered in Dublin airport on the 25th December could cost the bookie in excess of €75,000.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: "We always witness a flood of bets the minute a bit of ice forms on the ground. It's been five years since we last saw a white Christmas so punters might just get their wish this year!"

White Christmas in different Cities ...
Evens Chicago
11/10 Boston
11/10 Berlin
13/8 New York
3/1 Glasgow
7/2 Belfast
4/1 London
9/2 Dublin
5/1 Cardiff
11/2 Manchester
6/1 Cork
8/1 Paris
10/1 Madrid
12/1 Barcelona

Check out the latest odds using any of the Paddy Power links and then choosing Novelty Bets -> Weather from their menu or ...

TRy this direct link to the Paddy Power Novelty Betting Page and choose Weather ... if they haven't moved it again !

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