Interview: BERNARD MARANTELLI Bernard was born into an Australian bookmaking family and got involved working with the business and studying form in his teens. He soon began to be drawn into pool betting, successful at it he decided to move to England where he continued to do well winning the Scoop 6 on several occasions. In this time he co-founded Colossus Bets and is now striving to get the British betting public to embrace exotic pool bets. Listen to his story.
BERNARD MARANTELLI (part 1 of 2)
Bernard Marantelli is the co-founder of Colossus Bets and a professional gambler specialising in pool betting. In part 1 Bernard tells of his family upbringing, his father a bookmaker, his decision to relocate to the UK and makes a case for pool betting as a good betting option for serious punters. He also talks why the Lottery decimated the football pools.
BERNARD MARANTELLI (part 2 of 2)
In part 2 of our interview Bernard explains why he thinks that pool betting is the ‘sleeping giant’ of gambling, how ‘free’ pools are a sustainable business model, the benefits and other wise of social media, twitter trolls and if ‘having an opinion’ is a good or bad thing as a punter or bookmaker.
Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting Ring