Can You Beat The Bookies?
Comedian and football presenter Lloyd Griffith embarks on an experiment to find out if he can uncover the secrets of gambling success and the truth about the industry.
Comedian and football presenter Lloyd Griffith embarks on an experiment to find out if he can uncover the secrets of gambling success and the truth about the industry. Armed with some cash and a dangerously small amount of gambling nous, Lloyd attempts to double his money, taking tips from professional gamblers who share their secrets, and academics who think they’ve exposed the tricks of the trade and uncovered a way to make a living from gambling.
Lloyd learns about the techniques employed by professional gamblers who can make thousands of pounds by painstakingly studying greyhound and horse racing form. He also meets with data companies who analyse statistics and put together detailed spreadsheets in order to predict the outcome of football fixtures.
However, Lloyd also witnesses the darker side of the gambling world, meeting people who've suffered the consequences of addiction, sometimes resulting in bankruptcy, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Ultimately, Lloyd seeks to answer the question, can you beat the bookies, or are the odds always stacked against you?
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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