Interview: DARRAN KEEFE Darran Keefe is a professional greyhound racing punter – and a good one at that! In this 4 part series, he tells Julie Collier about the commitment and dedication it takes to make a success of professional punting and the considerable challenges he faces as well as his means to overcome them.
DARRAN KEEFE (part 1 of 4)
In part 1, Darran tells us about why he will only bet on greyhound racing. He opens up about his methods; studying videos and form everyday and how he is constantly looking out for prices that are ‘too big’ or ‘wrong’. We also discuss the lifestyle of a gambler and how he deals with ‘bad days at the office.’
DARRAN KEEFE (part 2 of 4)
Darran believes you need to be a strong character to be a professional gambler. He himself was brilliant at training greyhounds and had a lot of success on the track. That success and being hands on with the dogs, also gave him an edge in the betting ring.
DARRAN KEEFE (part 3 of 4)
The biggest challenge for Darran when he is punting is getting bets on. In part 3, he reveals how he tries to get betting accounts open that he can use and how putting his trust in strangers is becoming a big part of what he does.
DARRAN KEEFE (part 4 of 4)
A career as a professional punter has its ups and downs and essentially becomes a way of life. Here Darran tells us how banks and mortgage brokers and the like are suspicious of the movements of money. He also recounts how he did his best to avoid the 40% premium Betfair commission, talks about his biggest win and how he might well have been responsible for the closing of a shop.
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