PUNTERS’ chances of winning on the Irish National Lottery vary hugely depending on which of the main nine types of game they play.
The man at the centre of the proposed tie-up may be Irish, but he is far from the stereotype of a bookie. Breon Corcoran, the 44-year-old maths graduate at the helm of Betfair, is credited with turning around the betting exchange and repelling a private equity raid by CVC.
FOR the boss of what is soon to become Britain’s most powerful bookmaker, Breon Corcoran doesn’t seem too interested in sport. “I’m not even an amateur athlete,” laughs the Betfair chief executive. “First and foremost, for me, this is a data-rich business.”