While punters sometimes make reckless wagers that are viewed by many as out of this world, Paddy Power’s latest promotion aims to create the first bet ever placed from outer space.
The Irish bookmaker recently accomplished the feat of achieving 1,000,000 Facebook fans and is allowing one lucky winner to make history by being the first to bet from space and possibly win £1 million. The punter selected from a drawing will not actually leave the ground, but a helium balloon complete with a radio transmitor and computer will.
The bet from space may not go down in history in the same category as Neil Armstrong or Sputnik, but it surely would take the concept of remote gambling to new levels.
As Paddy Power expands its reach throughout the universe, another of its destinations may be the United States. Recent industry rumors indicate that Paddy Power and Churchill Downs are leading a number of bidders in negotiations to purchase the Atlantic Club casino in New Jersey. PokerUpdate has, as of yet, been unable to confirm the validity of such rumors that began in twitterverse.