Interview: DICKON WHITE In this series of three interviews we talk to Jockey Club Group Betting Director Dickon White. Dickon talks of the challenges racecourses face getting the balance right between customer service and the interests of bookmakers. He covers some pertinent issues concerning bookmakers as well as his interest in a strong Tote competition.
DICKON WHITE (part 1 of 3)
Recorded at Cheltenham Racecourse Jockey Club Group Betting Director talks about his history with the group, working for Green Flag – the first sponsors of the England Football team, Coral, working in the Greyhound section at Romford. He then talks about on-course bookmakers, pool betting, Britbet the SP system, the problems facing on-course bookmakers in the UK.
DICKON WHITE (part 2 of 3)
In part two, Dickon deals with some pertinent questions racecourse bookmakers have, regarding drinking in betting areas, bookmaker liaison meetings, charging bookies full price for concert meetings, free Wi-Fi, Social Media, the importance of a strong Tote, Britbet, the demise of the Scoop 6, the Horseracing Bettors Forum and their use of language when commenting on bookmakers.
DICKON WHITE (part 3 of 3)
Dickon continues on the subject of the SP (Starting Prices) being returned from racecourses, bookmakers owed a duty of care by racecourses, the betting ring’s dwindling mid-week crisis, the cost involved in going racing. Bookmakers promoting themselves and the on-course market. Working at Newbury with Martyn Of Leicester and is a Megadeath T Shirt suitable attire for a layer in the ring?!
Simon Nott is author of:
Tales from the Betting Ring