Bookmakers to rake in €100m

Irish punters have already placed more than €10 million in bets on the World Cup, according to the country’s biggest bookmaking firms.

3rd June, 2006

Irish punters have already placed more than €10 million in bets on the World Cup, according to the country’s biggest bookmaking firms. They expect another €90 million to be placed in bets over the course of the competition, which runs from this Friday, June 9,until July 9.

Paddy Power, a spokesman for Paddy Power bookmakers, said the World Cup would be the ‘‘single biggest betting event in the history of the company’’, which was...

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