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'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

Barry Dennis: turns 70 this month

  PICTURE: 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."

 
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