TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Paddy Power, the Irish gambling website known for its over-the-top marketing stunts, says wagers associated with Mr. Trump have been more popular than any other novelty bets it has offered in the last year, including bets associated with Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union.
Now, Paddy Power is hiring a ‘head of Trump betting’ to oversee bets related to the American president and his administration.
The company, which is part of Paddy Power Betfair, a bookmaking business based in Dublin, is advertising the three-month contracted position amid sustained interest in Trump-related bets.
A Paddy Power spokesman insisted the job is a real one, despite the irreverent manner in which its advertisement is written.
‘With more than 100 special bets online, the successful candidate will monitor and manage existing Trump markets while devising new specials to launch,’ the company said in its online advertisement. ‘They will also need to build a wall around the hub to ensure foreign bets don’t get in.’
The ad also said that ‘substantial experience with fake tan is preferable’ and an ‘awareness of national security situation in Sweden’ is beneficial, referring to the controversy following comments in February by Mr. Trump that implied something terrible had happened in Sweden the night before.
On its website, Paddy Power offers customers a variety of potential bets tied to the Trump administration.”
-Chad Bray, “Help Wanted: Trump Betting Expert for Gambling Website,” The New York Times online, March 21, 2017