Slap election! Paddy Power gives punters a chance to whack politicos with wet fish!

Haddock enough of this election chat? Slap a politician instead!


Did you sit through recent TV debates thinking “corr, I’d love to give one of those politicos a slap?”

Well now you can, thanks to Paddy Power.

That’s right folks, wet fish at the ready. We’ve launched a cheeky game to entertain punters in the lead up to the General Election.

Dubbed, or you could say chubbed, the Slap Election, the digital game launches across Paddy Power’s social media channels today, and gives users the opportunity to slap political party leaders of their choice, including Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon, across the face with a wet fish.


We’re hoping to trump the pollsters when it comes to gauging public opinion, with the number of wet fish slaps dished out to each political leader captured live, as well as the region in which the user is located.

The Slap Election game launched this morning and thousands have already taken part.

And perhaps Theresa May’s no-show at last night’s TV debate was too fishy for some punters, as the current PM has been on the receiving end of the most wet fish slaps so far.

Paddy Power said: 

“There’s a time and a plaice for everything so, after questionable political pricing for both Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential chances, we’ve resorted to using fish to predict outcomes. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to give Nicola Sturgeon a slap in the face with a, well er, sturgeon.”