Interview: ROGER BARTON The legendary greyhound bookmaker and former ‘King of Billingsgate’ talks about his life in betting rings and fish markets. In this candid two part interview Roger talks about the betting ring, Billingsgate, doing ‘time’ for firearms offences in his youth. His bad days at the dogs and in the market, cycling, swimming and regrets plus his three rules for life. Meeting Roger Barton.
ROGER BARTON (part 1 of 2)
Roger Barton – legendary greyhound bookmaker and former ‘King’ of Billingsgate talks about his life in the betting ring and in the fish market. He tells us about, punters he fears and the best ever he knew, he talks about his worst ever day at the races and as a fishmonger, both cost him five-figures and explains why Billingsgate hurt much more.
ROGER BARTON (part 2 of 2)
Roger Barton – legendary greyhound bookmaker and former ‘King’ of Billingsgate talks about his brush with the law in his early days which resulted in three years in prison for firearms offences. What was more hostile, prison, the betting ring or Billingsgate? Why did some call him ‘The Bastard of Billingsgate’, what he does to keep sharp, what he’d change about his career and three rules for life. Emotional stuff. #BettingPeople
ROGER BARTON (BONUS VIDEO)
Greyhound bookmaker Roger Barton and Karen McMillan, Manager at Coral-Romford Stadium talk about combating underage gambling at the track and the steps they are taking.