Neil Channing is one of the most successful professional gamblers of recent times. He’s also one of the most versatile. He’s succeeded at Poker, Spread Betting, Horses, backing and laying sports betting and racecourse bookmaking.
It’s not all been plain sailing though, there have been some magical highs, winning $1,200,000 in the Irish Poker Open in 2008, and some crushing lows, losing his entire tank laying horses thanks to a Martin Pipe purple patch.
In this series of interviews with Simon Nott Neil tells it warts and all from his humble beginnings winning money playing cards with older kids more interested in getting drunk and having sex, though on-course bookmaking, working in the spread betting industry and winning a fortune playing poker.
He also talks candidly about the mentality of gambling, how to deal with a losing run and advice to those who may be watching his career starry-eyed and ambition to emulate him burning in their hearts. It’s all here, all you wanted to know about the life and times of the modern day professional punter.