AUTHOR: Star Sports Content

BEN’S BLOG: ‘Hold on tight. The Game is going to take you on the ride of your life…’

ben_keith_team-150x150[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e work in a game where youth is shunned. Bookmakers reach almost mythological levels of status, but in the latter stages of their careers; Fred Done, Leonard Steinberg, the Coolmore Gladiators, Tony Morris… Because of this, the demands of the Gambling Commission and brutal competition from corporate goliaths, it is very hard for a young bookie to get going.

We take this opportunity though, to wish Black Type Bookmakers, the very best of luck. I just hope, that when the Punters & Staff collude, and the pain comes deeper than they can ever imagine, that they’ll be strong enough, to keep marching forward. DON’T BE DOING ANY TRUSTING AND BELIEVING.

In other news:

When a new bookmaker starts at a dog-track, all the old faces will appear. They want to see the scared lamb. How will it struggle, with the cut and thrust, and fight, in the ring, on it’s first night? Whispering out, like ghosts from another time, they approach, and then disappear again, back out into the dark. What do they see in you? This journey has now started, but where and how, will it end? Have you ever felt this scared before? I know you’re trying not to show it… Hold on tight, to your little boat, Boys. The Game is going to take you on the ride of your life… SET ‘EM ALIGHT KID, SET ‘EM ALIGHT KID, SET ‘EM ALIGHT KID…


Over and out, B x