Interview: JOE O’GORMAN: Joe is an on course bookmaker who has been in the game since the 1980’s, working for his father and grandfather as a tic-tac at Walthamstow. He would go onto take over the pitch in the mid 1990’s, standing there until the track’s closure in 2008, and then moving onto Harlow in the same year. O’Gorman has also stood at Aintree, Ascot, Brighton, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Epsom, Fontwell, both Newmarket courses, Plumpton, Sandown, Windsor and will soon be on course when allowed back. Meeting Joe O’Gorman with William Kedjanyi.
JOE O’GORMAN (part 1 of 3)
In part one, Joe talks about his background and entry into bookmaking, his time at Walthamstow and his move to Harlow following the closure of the Stow.
JOE O’GORMAN (part 2 of 3)
In part two, Joe talks about the challenges facing the bookmaking industry, the health of the on-course game, and what he makes of the Gambling Review.
JOE O’GORMAN (part 3 of 3)
In part three, Joe explains some of the methods behind how he prices both greyhound and horse racing, how he balances his opinions and also some lessons he’s learned during his career.