#BettingPeople MASTERCLASS: Barry Dennis

#BettingPeople Masterclass: BARRY DENNIS  We last interviewed Barry Dennis in 2018 when he gave us the story of his rise from the poorest betting rings in the country to betting in the premium pitches, the best known bookmaker in the country. We have revisited him for a ‘Bookmaking Masterclass’ where he shares the knowledge learned during his 60 years in the game. A #BettingPeople special with Simon Nott.


BARRY DENNIS MASTERCLASS (part 1 of 4)

Barry talks about betting in poor pitches, if a big ego is a help or hindrance to a bookmaker, betting to margins and why he didn’t ever expand his business into more than one betting shop.


BARRY DENNIS MASTERCLASS (part 2 of 4)

Barry discusses the difference between betting shop and on-course business and the danger of football accumulators plus laying sharp punters including Barney Curley and the bigger perils of laying horses ‘with a ring’.


BARRY DENNIS MASTERCLASS (part 3 of 4)

Should a bookmakers’ book always have the short one losing, his opinion on hedging bets and how long should you give a punter who is beating you a go?


BARRY DENNIS MASTERCLASS (part 4 of 4)

Barry’s views on the bookmakers who bought into the game when buying and selling pitches came to the betting ring and what they did so wrong to ensure that most didn’t last a year. Plus his advice for anyone wishing to emulate his rise to the top.