James Banting

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James Banting Tipster Competition Assistant

James has worked for the jockey club and has 20 years sports betting experience he utilises his skills in our tipster competitions and writes sports betting content.


James is a knowledgeable sports betting specialist with over 20 years of experience in the sports betting and horse racing industry. Today James focuses on producing informative betting content on the major sporting events throughout the year in Horse Racing and Tennis, as well as contributing to our Cricket and Golf Content.

👨‍🏫 Specialist Subjects🔬📚

🏇 James is a huge Horse racing fan and aficionado, attending scores of meetings each year around his work with OLBG. With experience working in the Jockey Club, he has a unique insight into the inner workings of the industry.

🎾 From a betting perspective, James also has an eye on Tennis throughout the season and produces much of our Tennis content including collecting statistics and information for our Tennis events previews

🏏 ⛳ James also produces preview content for our cricket sections and is always looking for value on the fairway in our Golf Majors previews too.

🎯 Industry Expertise

James Banting is an unrivaled expert in the realm of sports betting and horse racing, with an impressive track record spanning more than two decades. His deep-seated understanding of the sports betting landscape, coupled with his rich background in the horse racing industry, positions him as a trusted authority for anyone looking to navigate the intricate world of betting. James's in-depth knowledge extends through the technical nuances of bet settling and the broader strategic aspects of sports wagering, offering insights that only a seasoned insider could provide.

📚 Experience

James Banting's exemplary career began at the Jockeys Association where he oversaw jockey bookings administration from 1998 to 2001. His foray into retail bookmaking began with Coral Racing, where his commitment and industry acumen saw him rise from Assistant Shop Manager (2003-2005) to Shop Manager (2005-2015). During his tenure, James was renowned for delivering exceptional customer service and consistently demonstrating extensive product knowledge. His skill in bet settling was matched only by his overall sports betting expertise.

Since 2015, James has been a central figure at OLBG as a Tipster Competition & Sports Betting Content Creator. Here, he thrives in the daily support of members, the administration of competitions, and the creation and updating of content related to sporting events betting.

🎯 Goal in Role at OLBG

At OLBG, James Banting aims to leverage his two decades of sports betting expertise to enhance the punting experience of the community. His goal is to provide bettors with the most accurate and actionable information on major sporting events throughout the year, aiding them in making informed decisions. Whether through daily member support or the administration of tipster competitions, James's focus is on fostering a knowledgeable and successful betting environment.

💬 Quotes from James Banting

"In the ever-evolving world of sports betting, being armed with the right information can make all the difference. My objective is to empower our community with that knowledge."

"The thrill of horse racing and the strategic complexity of sports betting have been my driving passions. Sharing this love and expertise with others is what I find most rewarding."

📰 James Banting in the News

James Banting has been featured in several industry publications for his insightful analyses and accurate predictions on major sporting events. His articles are a go-to for many enthusiasts looking to gain an edge in their betting strategies. With his knack for interpreting sports betting trends and the effects of the market on odds, James's commentary has become a valued resource within the betting community.

James Banting's Articles

  • News Articles (9)
  • Blog Articles (83)
  • Bookie Articles (2)

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