Paddy Power paying out on MW2

Ben Parfitt
Paddy Power paying out on MW2

Though the Christmas number one won’t be announced for another couple of weeks, betting agency Paddy Power has announced that it is paying out on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being the victor.

Well, in reality Paddy Power’s press release states that they’re paying out on Call of Duty 2’s victory, but the presumption is that’s a mistake – unless they genuinely believe the 2005 title is to make a hugely surprising comeback.

The news comes despite the current surge from FIFA 10, which has seen its odds slashed from 10/1 to 9/4, making it the second favourite behind MW2.

“Three out of every four bets placed on the Christmas number one video game were backing Call of Duty 2,” a statement explained. “With this level of support I don’t think we’re taking too much of a risk by paying out early.”

Here are the closing odds in full:

2/7 – Call Of Duty 2: Modern Warfare
9/4 – FIFA 10
6/1 – Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games
6/1 – Wii Sports Resort
10/1 – Assassin's Creed II
14/1 – New Super Mario Bros Wii
25/1 – Wii Fit Plus
33/1 – Halo 3: ODST
33/1 – Need For Speed: Shift
33/1 – DJ Hero
33/1 – Football Manager 2010
50/1 – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
66/1 – James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
66/1 – PES 2010: Pro Evolution Soccer
80/1 – Planet 51: The Game
80/1 – Guitar Hero 5
100/1 – Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
100/1 – Left 4 Dead 2
100/1 – The Saboteur
100/1 – Ghostbusters: The Video Game Ghostbusters: The Video Game
100/1 – Tekken 6
150/1 – Rogue Warrior
150/1 – Brutal Legend
150/1 – Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time
150/1 – Saw: The Video Game
200/1 – WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010

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