One of the biggest and most infamous Irish bookmakers, Paddy Power, is controversially taking bets on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial and odds are favouring a ‘not guilty’ verdict. The offering has caused outrage on social networks with many saying the tasteless bet has gone too far.
A not guilty verdict is sitting at 2/5 while a guilty verdict is 7-4.
South Africans won’t be able to place a bet though.
“A bookmaker has opened themselves up for criticism after controversially offering odds on Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial.
Somewhat tastelessly placed in the ‘Novelty Bets’ section of the website, Paddy Power have come under fire on social media for their ‘gone too far’ offering.
Under the title ‘Premeditated murder charge verdict’, the bookmaker has offered odds on ‘Guilty’ and ‘Not guilty’ ahead of the start of the trial.” [Yahoo]
The Oscar trial starts on Monday.