The Other Side: TopSport Podcast Episode 35… The annual Perth racing carnival is in full swing, but it remains a difficult area for the bookies to operate in… Tristan explains why.

Plus we get a final wrap-up of the Spring Carnival and have a chat about how market percentages work.

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 35
  • How did the Spring Carnival finish up for TopSport?
  • Is the last day of the race in Perth as big as the eastern states?
  • Is it still hard for bookies to operate on WA racing? Why?
  • What the cost of betting in WA means for punters
  • How much did Western Empire cost the bookies in the Railway Stakes?
  • Why are market percentages so different across racing and sport?
  • The importance of the number of runners
  • How much does racing cost to bet on compared to sport?
  • Could race field fees be dropped?
  • Are punters price sensitive?

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