An interview with betting professional, Paul Chandler-Burns on his many years working in the betting industry and his profitable angle following the Racing Post's Tom Segal and his Pricewise tipping column.
Starting out as a racing trader prior to the introduction of Betfair, Paul built up enough experience and connections to then go full time as a professional punter for several years and he talked me through what he bet upon and the challenges and rewards this brought. This time as a full-time bettor saw him take advantage of edges in football ante-post markets, entertainment and reality TV betting markets (and the inside information that so often flowed in them) as well as golf and horse racing.
These days, Paul combines his unique work as an entertainer on cruise ships with betting on horse racing where he uses the Pricewise column and tips from Tom Segal as a starting point and guide to find excellent value in many of the big racing meetings and events.
By filtering through the bets Tom puts up, he is able to make a good return in these highly liquid markets - including via the Free SBC service 'Pricewise with PCB' which has made in excess of 12% ROI since it began last year.
Paul also discusses his usage of independent bookmakers, including a few that happily will lay a bet on sports like horse racing and the convenience they bring.
All told its fascinating insight into a lifetime working in the betting world, the importance of evolving what you bet on as the industry changes and profitable angles to take advantage of in the modern betting world.