#BettingPeople: JAMES MOORE

Interview: JAMES MOORE James Moore worked for IG Index with the likes of Neil Channing, he then spent the next decade living off his wits as a professional punter. He’s now the Principal Betting Investigator for the BHA. In three parts he explains the process of keeping racing straight.


JAMES MOORE (part 1 of 3)

James Moore is the Principal Betting Investigator for the BHA. In part one of this three-part interview he talks about his past, including working for IG Index and with Neil Channing followed by 10 years as a professional punter. He explains how his job works and talks about following up complaints and tip-offs from the general public and working with the betting exchanges.


JAMES MOORE (part 2 of 3)

In part two James Moore, Principal Betting Officer of the BHA talks about all-weather racing, horses that drift and perform badly, being surprised by the level of suspicious races, how ‘bots’ can skew the market, what action can be taken against licensed people and help for jockeys who may feel under pressure.


JAMES MOORE (part 3 of 3)

In the third and final part of the interview James talks about investigators being in touch with stewards at the races if there are suspicious betting patterns, social media being a help or otherwise, how straight he feels racing actually is, could the racing industry could make it straighter still and getting in touch if punters at home have any reservations regarding races they have seen.