Friday 22 September 2017

Martin Breheny: Why it’s time for the betting industry to give something back

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

IN the 13 years I have been writing this column, the article which drew a response I would never have anticipated was meant to be a light-hearted piece on how to make a fortune in three months.

Last February, I suggested an eight-way accumulator from the Allianz Leagues and AIB club championships. It was illustrated by a mock betting slip showing how €100 could be turned into €1.12m and was designed to be a bit of fun while also providing an alternative way of discussing the merits of the recommended teams.

The reaction was surprising. Apart from the usual differences of opinion, there was another reaction, which has now been brought into focus by GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell.

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