Making The Book Pay! This is an account of the experiences of someone who has worked in the betting industry for more than 20 years. Though there are others of lengthier experience with perhaps greater tales to tell, they have not committed their tales to print. So the reader will have to judge this account albeit with its obvious limitations. It is written with a sense of humour, hopefully shared by all if not most of those who read it. The views expressed will most certainly not be shared by all – but read it you must! Len Anthony
Born November 9th 1941 in Calcutta, India of British ancestry and moved to Dacca, East Pakistan now Bangladesh. Did his Matriculation in St. Gregory's High School, Dacca and moved to England in 1955.
He lived in North London and went to St. Thomas More Secondary Modern School in Tottenham, London. In 1958 he took an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering for a domestic appliance firm in Edmonton. After getting his Ordinary National Certificate he joined several companies in the engineering discipline and then has a short spell in selling life assurance before entering the world of bookmaking! When he retired in 2003, he has been in the business for over 25 years!
No one was more relieved than him!