'Disillusioned' Dennis set to leave the betting ring
BARRY DENNIS, Britain's mostfamous racecourse bookmaker, has decided to quit the betting ring, but characteristically, he is not going quietly.
Barry Dennis: turns 70 this monthPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
The former Romford barrow boy, who has gone from rags to riches, hit out at the electronic age of bookmaking and proliferation of in-running punters among other topics when confirming he is retiring from full-time work when he turns 70 later this month.
"I have become disillusioned with the game," said Dennis who is also ending a 15-year association with the Morning Line where his 'Bismark' selections made him a television personality.
"I tried retiring at 65 and it didn't agree with me, but I will be 70 later this month and age has finally caught up with me."