topsport podcast episode 5

The Other Side: TopSport Podcast Episode 5… we speak to Tristan from TopSport about the changes to racing markets in 2020. We touch on how markets are formed, the need to get money into markets quickly, and some further changes that racing could make to encourage turnover.

We’re all punters. And we speak to a lot of other punters. On The Other Side podcast series we jump the fence and speak with Tristan Merlehan, Director at TopSport, to get an insight into modern-day bookmaking.

Tristan takes us through how a modern corporate bookmaker operates, the issues they face, and how changes in racing and sport impact the business.

Have you got a question for Tristan about anything we’ve discussed, or anything else related to bookmaking? Just get in touch with us and we’ll ask him on the next episode.

The Other Side: TopSport Podcast Episode 5

  • The move of all major sport to Queensland!
  • Changes to racing markets in 2020
  • From the Betting 360 Podcast with Gareth Phillips… is the 9am minimum bet limits rush a thing of the past?
  • Are there more bets being taken prior to MBL times?
  • Getting more volume into markets earlier – benefits for punters and bookies
  • TopSport’s approach to minimum bet limits – how they go over and above as soon as prices are published
  • Betting to even higher limits again, especially on feature race meetings with Group 1 and other black-type racing
  • A new black-type MBL tier: do we need a higher minimum bet limit for big racedays?
  • A strategy for pricing: taking into account market price, own opinion, weight of money taken and ‘smart money’… what is the balance?
  • The advantages for bookies in getting the market as close to SP as quickly as possible
  • Track bias – is there a lack of confidence visible in betting volumes when track bias is a talking point?
  • The impact of track bias on a bookmaker’s markets
  • Changes to the market since the exit of Dr Nick – both on horses they backed, and other horses in the market
  • The crazy AFL fixture for the next month… do punters adapt quickly to rapid changes in scheduling?
  • Is major sport on weekday evenings something punters are ready for?

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