Interview: PETER WEBB Peter Webb started his punting life as a teenage data-cruncher who came up with a formula to predict draws in football. His efforts resulted in first dividends with Littlewoods Pools and being banned by betting shops after a brace of touches in quick succession. Disillusioned, he concentrated on a career in the retail arm of computing. Things changed for him with the advent of betting exchanges where he saw opportunities for his analytical approach. He soon became a very successful trader utilising software he, with help from program writers, developed. This trading interface, originally only intended for personal use, morphed in the Bet Angel business – now a leading tool for exchange punters. Since Betfair’s launch in 2000 Peter has become one of the globe’s biggest exchange players trading huge figures over that period, activity that continues today. In this series of interviews Peter tells his story with some useful insights, anecdotes and trading tips he’s learnt along the way, meet Bet Angel’s Peter Webb.
PETER WEBB (Part 1 of 3)
PETER WEBB (Part 2 of 3)
PETER WEBB (Part 3 of 3)
Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting Ring