Paddy Power paying out on MW2

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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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