Here are 3 Great Novelty Bets to Make in Ireland Right Now!

Written by Kevin Oldroyd on 2017-08-16 at 08:15
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Let’s take a look at a few of the best novelty bets to make in Ireland right now with one of the world’s best betting sites, Paddy Power Sportsbook.

Novelty betting is becoming more and more popular over the past several years. There are a number of great online sportsbooks in Ireland offering these types of best, but Paddy Power gives members the biggest list of novelty wagering options.

In this article we’ll take a look at a few of the best novelty bets to make in Ireland. From political wagers to bets on entertainment, you’re likely to find something fun and unusual here.

Bet on the next Irish president


One of the best novelty bets you can make right now is on who will become president after Michael D. Higgins. Higgins was elected in 2011 and his first term will conclude next year. It’s certainly possible he will be re-elected, but some great odds are available for others who might take his place.

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  • Mairead McGuinness: 5/1
  • Fergus Finlay: 13/2
  • Miriam O'Callaghan: 8/1
  • Emily O'Reilly: 9/1
  • Sean Gallagher: 10/1
At the moment, Mairead McGuinness is the betting favorite. She is a member of the European Parliament and has a strong reputation amongst most Irish citizens. Her experience in Parliament would likely help her be a good president, and the bookies agree as her odds to win the next election at 5/1.

Fergus Finlay is another great political betting option to take Higgins’ place. He’s Chief Executive of a major Irish charity and has experience in the Irish Labour Party. At the moment, Finlay’s odds to become president are set at 13/2.

Bet on who plays the next Bond villain


We at GamingZion already covered some of the odds for who plays the villain in the next Bond film, though the odds have shifted a bit since then and it’s still one of the best novelty bets to make in Ireland.

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Could Charlie Hunnam play the next Bond villain? (photo: contactmusic.com)

Unsurprisingly, Christolph Waltz is the betting favorite here. He was the main antagonist in the most recent Bond film, and managed to survive the movie leading many to believe he would soon return. It’s almost guaranteed Waltz will play some part in the next film, but will he be the main villain? That remains to be seen. At the moment, Paddy Power Sportsbook lists his odds at 4/11.

In recent months, rumors of Charlie Hunnam playing a Bond villain have also been circulating. There’s no doubt he would be a great villain and certainly has the experience for the role. Right now, his odds are set at 8/1.

Bet on who wins the Nobel Peace Prize


The last addition to our list of great novelty bets to make in Ireland is on who makes Irish gambling news by being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. This is always a tough one to call but there are a number of people with some tremendous odds to make money.

At the moment, Pope Francis is the betting favorite. He’s known as an extremely progressive Pope and has done a number of great things to help the world this year. At the moment’ Pope Francis’ odds to win the Nobel Peace Prize are set at 1/1.

Angela Merkel holds the second highest odds. She has been one of the most influential people in Europe, and the world, with her policies on allowing refugees into Germany. She’s certainly a safe bet here, and holds some great odds for those looking to make money on novelty bets at 13/5.

To find more great novelty bets you can make in Germany, make sure to head to Paddy Power Sportsbook. Here you will find a huge list of these fun wagers, as well as tons of amazing 2017 sports betting odds.
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