Power tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Power - Paddy Power - Netflix
Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker founded in 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. The company conducts business through a chain of licensed betting shops in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and by operating Ireland's largest telephone betting service. On the internet, it offers sports betting, online poker, online bingo, online casino and online games. It merged with Betfair to create Paddy Power Betfair on 2 February 2016.
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Paddy Power has drawn criticism in the past for offering controversial markets, such as odds on the first species to be driven to extinction by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, on an assassination of United States President Barack Obama, and on the potential extinction of the polar bear in December 2009. Paddy Power's advertising campaigns have also been criticised. One showed sight-impaired footballers kicking a cat, for which the Advertising Standards Authority received 400 complaints. Another involved Imogen Thomas alongside a tagline using a double entendre. Paddy Power has also been criticised for not paying out on bets with large odds. In May 2009, when Shane Lowry won the Irish Open, it stated that it would not pay out on the 3000/1 odds which had mistakenly been offered and instead reached 'an arrangement' with those involved. Paddy Power also received hundreds of complaints in February 2012 when the company released an advertising campaign to distinguish “the stallions from the mares” by placing transgender women in the crowds at the Cheltenham Festival. The ASA are currently investigating the advert, which was subsequently pulled off the airwaves in the United Kingdom. The following month, Paddy Power released a controversial YouTube advert depicting a middle aged man shooting tranquiliser darts at chavs at a horse racing ground and featuring a tagline stating that people can “enjoy a chav free Cheltenham”. This was inspired by a comment from a user on Paddy Power's Facebook page stating, “Hope the chavs don't ruin Cheltenham like they did Ascot”, referring to a brawl on Ladies' Day 2011. Further criticism was aimed at the Irish firm in March 2012 when, in the buildup to the Cheltenham Festival, it added a 'jockey' to the famous hill carving of a white horse in Uffington, Oxfordshire. During a UEFA Euro 2012 match between Denmark and Portugal on 13 June 2012, Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner celebrated his second goal by lowering his shorts and lifting his shirt to reveal a pair of Paddy Power underpants, to the disgust of the national team's sponsor Ladbrokes and tournament organisers UEFA. Bendtner was fined €100,000 by UEFA and banned for one game. He later described his actions as being regrettable and not premeditated. In early March 2014, 5,525 complaints, the most ever in history, were made to the United Kingdom Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) via an online petition launched for Paddy Power to pull an offer for betting on the outcome of the South African trial of Oscar Pistorius for murder of his girlfriend. On 19 March 2014, the ASA upheld all 5,525 complaints that the advertisement was insensitive, made light of disability, made light of the death of a woman, made light of a murder trial, and brought advertising itself into disrepute. The advert was discussed on an episode of The Last Leg, where Adam Hills made an impassioned speech condemning it. Prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Paddy Power posted a photo on its Twitter account, sourced from Reddit, allegedly showing an overhead view of a Brazilian rainforest with the message “C'MON ENGLAND PP” spelled out by the former locations of trees that had been cut down. Following major criticisms over the advert from users, it was revealed on 8 June 2014 that the images were fake, and actually part of a campaign by Paddy Power to promote its anti deforestation charity effort. The company stated that “we knew we’d drop off a fair few Christmas card lists yesterday, but we couldn’t resist a bit of fake twitter mischief to highlight an important issue to football fans as our World Cup warm up. At least it gave people something to get animated about during last night’s England–Honduras bore fest.” In July 2014, Paddy Power was criticised by the Information Commissioner's Office for its response to an incident in 2010, where a hacker was able to obtain personal information of more than 649,000 people from its website. The data included addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and security questions and answers. Paddy Power did not inform the Information Commissioner's Office until four years later. In September 2017, Paddy Power offered odds on a dead footballer, Ugo Ehiogu, to become the new manager of Birmingham City F.C. The company said it had made an error. For the 2018 World Cup, Paddy Power was called out for its controversial polar bear graffiti stunt, with a Russian polar bear being emblazoned with an England flag. Paddy Power claims the stunt is for awareness of the plight of polar bears in the Russian Arctic.
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