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#BettingPeople: RUPERT HAWKE

Interview RUPERT HAWKE: Rupert is an analytical punter who uses maths and algorithms to create a system to beat the bookmakers. He became successful specialising in horse racing on the all-weather at Southwell before moving on to greyhounds where he honed and continues to perfect his system. Whilst maintaining business interests Rupert has developed his betting over the last few years and now punts professionally. Meeting Rupert Hawke – in four parts.

RUPERT HAWKE (part 1 of 4)

Highly successful semi-professional punter Rupert Hawke uses maths and analytics to beat the bookmakers. In part 1 of 4 he talks about starting out specialising in betting on horses just on the Southwell all-weather. He explains his learning process and books he read, some of what he learned he still uses today.

RUPERT HAWKE (part 2 of 4)

Rupert talks about why he chose greyhound racing as his preferred betting medium, the importance of being able to put a number on something, applying analytical algorithms to find the winner of a greyhound race without the need to watch the videos, taking years to perfect a way of calculating the chances of a dog hitting trouble on the first bend and more…

RUPERT HAWKE (part 3 of 4)

Rupert talks about finding value and an edge in each race, when not caring if they win or lose means you are getting there, losing runs, always being one step ahead of the game ready with another move when his edge is eroded, the importance of educating people about betting, and explaining how much greyhound racing has going for it and more.

RUPERT HAWKE (part 4 of 4)

In the final part of his interview semi-professional punter Rupert explains why you have to assume all racing is straight and have confidence to go in again when your selection is a drifter, he talks the psychology of betting and how important it is, struggling with the mental side of being a punter, no matter how successful. He explains the importance or not, of staking, treating gambling as a business, how to be a successful punter, the future of greyhound racing and more.



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