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Paddy Power defends Pistorius trial betting offer

Bookmaker Paddy Power has defended an advert offering to take bets on the outcome of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

The advert offered to refund all losing bets if the athlete was found not guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Despite an online petition against the advert, Mr Power insisted the betting offer was a "reflection" of public discussion.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "It's like OJ Simpson on steroids. It's probably the most talked about trial there's ever been."

  • 04 Mar 2014
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