Irish gamblers bet on inauguration speech cliches - Tuesday 3rd of February 2009
To mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America, Irish bookmaking chain Paddy Power are offering a wide range of Obama themed betting opportunities.
With an expected domestic TV audience in excess of 50-million, customers of Paddy Power can place bets on the duration of President Obamas speech, what "cliche" he will first mention during his address, the actual number of viewers that tune in and whether the TV audience will exceed that of Superbowl XLIII.
Other Obama bets on offer from Paddy Power include which country (after Canada) Obama will first officially visit as President of the United States, his first year approval ratings and how many Oscar winners will mention Obama in their acceptance speech!
Paddy Power famously paid out over EUR 1,000,000 on Barack Obama winning the 2008 Presidential race a full 10-days before polling day last year. Already President Obama is the bookmakers odds-on 4-5 favourite to win in 2012 which gives him a 56% of success.
Paddy Power said, "Its no secret that President Obama has Irish roots so were delighted to mark this very special occasion. Well be keeping a pint of Guinness standing by in the hope the President will come and visit us soon."
Paddy Power Inauguration Betting
How long will Obamas first address last?
8/1 Under 10 Minutes
6/1 10 Min - 13 Mins
4/1 14 Mins - 17 Mins
10/3 18 Mins - 21 Mins
9/4 22 Mins - 25 Mins
3/1 26 Mins - 29 Mins
9/2 30 Mins or more
News Network Battle - Which Network will have the most viewers?
Number of viewers in USA?
4/1 Under 30 Million
8/1 30 - 35 Million
6/1 36 - 40 Million
4/1 41 - 45 Million
7/2 45 - 50 Million
11/10 Over 50 Million
President Obama v Super Bowl XLIII - Biggest TV Audience?
1/5 Super Bowl XLIII
3/1 President Obama Inauguration
First Celebrity shown in the crowd?
6/1 Bruce Springsteen
10/1 Aretha Franklin
10/1 Tom Hanks
12/1 George Clooney
18/1 Susan Sarandon
20/1 Elvis Costello
20/1 P Diddy
20/1 Spike Lee
20/1 Mary J Blige
20/1 Anne Hathaway
20/1 Tim Robbins
25/1 Maggie Gyllenhaal
25/1 Peter Sarsgaard
25/1 Ron Howard
25/1 Angela Bassett
25/1 Patricia Arquette
25/1 Ed Harris
33/1 Dionne Warwick
33/1 Chaka Khan
33/1 Chris Rock
33/1 Paris Hilton
100/1 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Obama Cliche Betting
What will Obama say first in his first Presidential Address?
8/1 Change has come
12/1 As I stand here today
12/1 Fundamental belief
12/1 Defining moment
12/1 God Bless America
14/1 Let me be clear
14/1 War on terror
14/1 Politics of hope
14/1 Common purpose
16/1 Crossroads of history
16/1 I have a dream
16/1 Pursuit of happiness
16/1 Im fired up
16/1 Building a better America
18/1 My civil liberties
18/1 Same old politics
18/1 Core Values
18/1 Hungry for change
18/1 It wont be easy
20/1 Honour for me
20/1 Safe from harm
20/1 Dont get me wrong
20/1 Decent shot at life
20/1 They said this day would never come
25/1 There are better days ahead
25/1 Challenges that face us
25/1 Make Washington work
25/1 Hard to believe
25/1 We cannot lose hope
25/1 We can be one people
25/1 Well have to make hard choices
25/1 Make college more affordable
33/1 For far too long
33/1 Beacon of freedom
33/1 All men are created equal
33/1 Faith in simple Dreams
33/1 Jobs to the jobless
33/1 In the words of JF Kennedy
33/1 All of them with a story to tell
33/1 Divided, we are bound to fail
33/1 Where North, South, East and West come together
33/1 Washington has a long way to go
33/1 Reshapes our economy
33/1 Let us transform this nation
40/1 Homes to the homeless
40/1 A new direction
40/1 Deepest Gratitude
40/1 We all made this journey for a reason
40/1 There is power in words.
40/1 There is power in conviction.
40/1 Willing to listen to each other
40/1 We can work together to keep our country safe
50/1 Abiding Faith
50/1 Possibilities of this Nation
50/1 Greatness of our nation
50/1 Believe in what this country can be
50/1 In the face of despair, you believe there can be hope
50/1 Unity is the great need of the hour
50/1 Serve as a model for the world
50/1 The vehicle, of your hopes, and your dreams
66/1 Legacy of our forbearers
66/1 Doors of opportunity
66/1 Brighter day will come
66/1 Where I learned the meaning of my Christian faith
66/1 Disagree without being disagreeable
66/1 Let us be the generation that begins that work
80/1 Diversity if my heritage
80/1 Promise of future generations
80/1 Overcome the adversity
80/1 We have more work to do
100/1 Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
100/1 An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind
250/1 Lets get ready to rumble
250/1 Life is like a box of chocolates
500/1 Always bet on black!
Who will design the ball gown for Michelle Obama?
11/10 Maria Pinto
3/2 Narciso Rodriguez
8/1 Marc Jacobs
10/1 Tracy Reese
10/1 Oscar de la Renta
10/1 Monique Lhuillier
12/1 Christian Lacroix
14/1 Chado Ralph Rucci
25/1 Michael Faircloth
33/1 Karl Lagerfeld
What colour will the ball gown for Michelle Obama be?
80/1 Polka Dot
100/1 Lepard Skin
100/1 Zebra Skin
500/1 Star-Spangled Banner
Colour of Obamas Tie?
50/1 Bow tie
What will happen first under President Obama?
4/6 American led signed cease-fire agreement between Israel & Hamas
3/1 Full Troop withdrawal from Iraq
8/1 Capture of Osama Bin Laden
8/1 Online Gambling legalised
10/1 Full National recognition of Same Sex Marriage
12/1 Full Troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
18/1 Legalisation of Marijuana
20/1 Constitution changed to allow the President to serve 3 or more full
25/1 Total ban of Capital Punishment
50/1 Moonwalk confirmed as a fake by Obama
100/1 Complete ban on privately owned guns
500/1 Discovery of Aliens on Mars
First Country he visits as President? (after Canada)
40/1 Rep. of Ireland
50/1 North Korea
What will be President Obama approval rating in a year?
20/1 20% or Under
12/1 20.01% - 30%
8/1 30.01% - 40%
10/3 40.01% - 50%
7/4 50.01% - 60%
3/1 60.01% - 70%
5/1 70.01% - 80%
10/1 80.01% - 90%
20/1 90.01% or Over
First Term Specials
10/1 Obama to become a father again during his first Term
28/1 Obama to resign during his first Term
33/1 Obama to be impeached during his first Term
Keep it in the Family!
12/1 Michelle Obama to be President of the US at any stage in her life
20/1 Malia Obama to be President of the US at any stage in her life
25/1 Sasha Obama to be President of the US at any stage in her life
How many Oscar winners will mention Obama in their acceptance speech?
7/2 1 Winner
4/1 2 Winners
5/1 3 Winners
6/1 4 Winners
8/1 5 Winners
4/1 Over 5 Winners
Who will play Barack?
6/4 Will Smith
5/2 Jamie Foxx
4/1 Denzel Washington
8/1 Eddie Murphy
10/1 Cuba Gooding Junior
14/1 Wesley Snipes
33/1 Dave Chappelle
40/1 Samuel L Jackson
100/1 OJ Simpson
Who will play Michelle Robinson Obama?
11/4 Kerry Washington
3/1 Anika Noni Rose
4/1 Sanaa Lathan
5/1 Halle Berry
6/1 Jennifer Hudson
9/1 Beyonce Knowles
10/1 Angela Bassett
16/1 Thandie Newton
33/1 Oprah Whinfrey
50/1 Queen Latifah
What will be the breed of the new White House Puppy?
8/11 Portuguese water hound
Next to be Black?
7/4 The Pope
9/4 James Bond
4/1 Next Republican Presidential Candidate
6/1 Archbishop of Westminster
12/1 British PM
18/1 Doctor Who
25/1 Irish President
100/1 Leader of BNP
250/1 British Monarch
US Presidential Election 2012 - Winning Candidate (Next President)
4/5 Barack Obama
7/1 Sarah Palin
10/1 Hillary Clinton
11/1 Mitt Romney
14/1 Mike Huckabee
16/1 Joe Biden
20/1 Jon Huntsman
25/1 Bobby Jindal
33/1 Fred Thompson
33/1 Bill Owens
40/1 Evan Bayh
40/1 Rudolph Giuliani
40/1 Jeb Bush
40/1 Lindsey Graham
40/1 David Petraeus
50/1 Tom Ridge
50/1 Ron Paul
66/1 John McCain
66/1 Al Gore
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