I found it rather curious that the Washington Times would run a story like this, but being a Kelly and 1/4 Irish myself, I found it quite amusing. From writer Stephen Dinan:
Saying there's no way Democrats can keep control of the House, Ireland's largest bookie on Wednesday said it has already paid off all bettors who wagered the GOP would capture the chamber.In aggregate, the bookmakers are practically never wrong, but they don't pay bets off early as a rule unless the bets stop flowing in and there's no conceivable way to make them pick up again. The ramifications in this for Dems are rather dire.
“In our opinion this race is well and truly over with nothing short of a miracle stopping the Republicans taking down the House," said Ken Robertson, communications manager for Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker.