..

Paddy Power Must Remove Hollywood-Like Sign From Ryder Cup

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Sep/29/2010
Paddy Power Ryder Cup

One can never accuse Ireland power house bookmaker Paddy Power of not knowing how to market.  Seems they erected a Hollywood-like sign at this year’s Ryder Cup that has now been ordered down by the Courts.  The sign has seemingly paid off thanks to the publicity generated.

An injunction has been brought against Paddy Power by the Cardiff County Court on Wednesday. 

The sign stands 270 feet across and appears on a mountainside in the tradition of the famous Hollywood, California sign.

“We are clearly the victims of bureaucratic bullies and rich golf course owners but we will respect the verdict of the court,” Paddy Power reps said in a statement issued on Wednesday.  “I guess it's a textbook case of - we fought the law and the law won.”

Celtic Manor Resort owner Sir Terry Matthews expressed disgust over the way Paddy had been trying to steal away attention from paying sponsors of the 2010 Ryder Cup.

“It's just disgraceful that genuine backers of the event can be usurped in such a fashion.”

Paddy Power is offering odds on where the sign will turn up next with the London Olympics the favorite at 2/1 and the Moon getting 100/1 odds as the long shot.

Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

NBA and MLB Betting Action - October 19

NBA and MLB Betting Action - October 19

The 2021-22 NBA regular season tips off tonight with a doubleheader on TNT.

Bills Favorite Status to Win Super Bowl Short Lived After Loss to Titans

Bills Favorite Status to Win Super Bowl Short Lived After Loss to Titans

We reported on how the Bills became the first team not named the Chiefs or Bucs in 606 days to become the new Super Bowl favorite, but that lasted less than 24 hours.

Thousands of Online, Sports Bets Placed on First Day in CT

Thousands of virtual bets started being placed early Tuesday, the first day that online sports wagering and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within Connecticut.

ALCS Game 4 Astros Vs. Red Sox | Free Parlay

ALCS Game 4 Astros Vs. Red Sox | Free Parlay

The fans in Boston must be considered to be in the top five, most knowledgeable, and among the most baseball savvy, in all of baseball. They are not afraid to go after their team when they are bad, they root for them fiercely in any circumstance, but when they are good, nobody has a better fan base.

New Jersey Has its First $1 Billion Month in Sports Betting

New Jersey Has its First $1 Billion Month in Sports Betting

It's one for the record books.  In the last three plus years of offering legalized sports wagering in the state, New Jersey has recorded its first ever $1 billion month.

Syndicate