A day in the life of a professional gambler (in his own words)

By on January 4, 2020

It’s always nice to meet the man behind the moniker.

So with that in mind, today I have a Q & A with Phil Griffiths AKA Snowy –  the NH specialist.

I’ve divided it into several parts so this email doesn’t go on too long.

In part one below you’ll learn why he focuses solely on NH racing and he’ll also reveal how, as a professional gambler, he spends his working day.

Here’s goes:

Q – Would you start by telling us a little about yourself and your background? What attracted you to the horse racing world and what do you enjoy most about the sport?

A – No school qualifications as I left very early. 
I used to take my dad’s bets up to the local shop in my early teens & when racing was on TV I got fascinated by the coloured jockeys’ silks. 
Unemployed for 3 years from school before a job in a shop for 6 years, before becoming a postman in September 89. 
Always had a flutter with friends growing up & whilst working. 
Went point to point racing regularly with family & friends in the late 80’s through to around 2014 & it’s those early days pointing that I get my passion for jump racing as the two are linked. 
It is far more enjoyable than the flat & you do get to know the characters of the sport as they tend to stay around for longer. 
I believe that jump racing & the people within the sport, are like one big family really & I have met many friendly people over the years who share the same views & passion for the jumping game, yet I find it much colder when it comes to the flat, if you see what I mean.

Q – We know that you make your sole living from gambling these days. What made you take the plunge and move from being a recreational punter to a professional gambler?
A – I was a postman until 2004. At that time I was using Betfair & betting in play, usually laying. 
I started to make some decent money during 2003 & by the time the year had turned, I believed I had earned enough to walk away from my job & just use Betfair as my sole income, I was still betting outside of that at that time as well but most of my profits were through the exchanges. 
So, at the start of 2004, I quit work to go full time punter.

Q – How would you describe a typical working day?
A – A typical day so far as what I call work would be, around 11-11:15am the following days runners become available to us online. 
The one downside is with us jump fans we only have 24 hour decs. 
I will have a look briefly around that time or if the weather is poor outside, I might stay online & get stuck in. 
I do like to get out for an hour most days when possible & it’s usually late morning during winter. 
If I can do that then I will start doing my form whilst racing is being shown through the afternoon. 
I give myself a break now & then as it can do your head in at times. 
In the evening, I will go back online & try to finalise what could be the bets for the following day & at the same time I will be monitoring oddschecker, to see how the markets are doing.

That’s all for part one.

Remember Phil is currently offering you the chance to try out his service for one whole month for just £1.99.

You can take him up on his offer here.

In part 2 tomorrow he’ll reveal the one piece of advice he would give to punters to improve their profitability. Make sure you keep an eye out for that.

Until then,
Kris Jackman | Founder Tipster Supermarket