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So expect a market on how many people will be killed in Ukraine, how many kids die in Syria..how many people will survive on the next motorway pile up..etc.Paddy Power defends bets on Oscar Pistorius trial
Bookmaker Paddy Power has released an advert for betting on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
The advert, which promotes a 'money back if he walks' offer, says all losing bets will be refunded if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
Jean Hatchett started a petition against the advert which says: 'Paddy Power please remove your offensive betting on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial and donate any profits so far to a women's charity fighting violence against women'. It has been signed by 75,000 people so far.
Mr Paddy Power defended the company and described the trial as "like OJ Simpson on steroids":
“The reason we are betting on this and offering odds on this, is not because it’s a murder trial and not because someone is dead, it’s because it’s the most talked about global news story in the world at the moment.
“We are offering odds on the outcome of the trial; we are not offering odds on domestic violence or someone being killed, we are offering odds on the outcome of a trial that is taking place.”
MP Tom Watson called the bet "dirty and money grabbing" and hopes the advert is withdrawn.
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They will all be ' the most talked about global news story in the world at the moment',as he puts it.
Paddy Powers you're an idiot.