Paddy Power Novelty Bets
Paddy Power are undoubtedly the kings of the novelty betting market. In fact it was actually them who came up with the tag ‘Novelty’ for this market and it is part of their USP. They offer a wide range of events, with an emphasis on events that are of interest for the UK and Ireland.
They are fastest when it comes round to creating new markets for topical events. For instance just a day after the Panama Papers scandal broke out, where many well known celebrities / politicians were revealed to have links to offshore accounts, Paddy Power opened a market for ‘Next to step down due to Panama Papers.’ I am not aware of any of the other leading bookmakers having had such a market. Overall if you are interest in novelty / special bets then Paddy Power is the first place of call for you.
At time of writing Paddy Power are offering odds on 78 Political events, 20 TV/Cinema events, 6 Current affairs events and 10 miscellaneous novelty events. Far more than any of their main rivals. They also offer multiple eSports markets which will be attractive to many punters.
Paddy Power split their Novelty/Special bets into the following categories in the A-Z Betting list: Novelty Bets, Politics, eSports, Virtual Sports