Alan Thompson

Alan’s professional background is from the IT industry where he worked for IBM as a software consultant for many years. However, after eventually being offered a voluntary redundancy package in 2008, he decided it was an opportunity to give full time sports trading a go after being an early user of the Betfair platform.  As well making a living from trading since 2008, Alan has also been involved in projects with Betfair and Opta working on everything from appearing as a pundit on Betfair’s You Tube channel, performing live training seminars through to the production of educational content for their website and bespoke software solutions. 

No doubt, Alan is at his happiest in front of his computer with a spreadsheet or an API betting application, analysing and researching large volumes of sports data, looking for value and an opportunity to beat the book – but away from the desk, he is a keen Newcastle United supporter who enjoys nothing more than playing golf ”badly” at his local course!

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