Paddy Power Offers Bets on How Assange Embassy Saga Will End
While Julian Assange remains in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Paddy Power has opened up some related betting markets.
You can get odds of 6/1 that Assange will leave the Embassy via diplomatic bag; however, if you think the UK police will win out, the odds on him leaving in a police car are 11/8.
You can also bet on the duration of his stay there and who will play him in a Wikileaks film.
In the meantime WikiLeaks appears to have lost the support of hacktivist group Anonymous since they placed a large banner on the site asking for donations.
Since the commotion caused by Assange’s leaks, Anonymous has regularly stepped into help him, wither by carrying out cyber-attacks on WikiLeaks’ opponents or through supplying WikiLeaks with stolen electronic documents.
However, after the banner appeared on the website, an Anonymous-linked Twitter account posted a statement saying “This, dear friends will lose you all allies you still had,” Another account released a statement saying that “in the recent month the focus moved away from actual leaks and the fight for freedom of information. While it concentrated more and more on Julian Assange”.
A final statement said that Anonymous cannot support the “One Man Julian Assange show.”