Russ Wiseman – Sportingbet – The 5 minute Interview

August 27, 2013

What is your official job title :  Head of Media at Sporting Bet

Age:   41

Marital Status :  Married

How long have you been in the industry :   21 Years

What job did you do before joining the industry:  Worked on golf courses

Age at the time of your first bet:  15

What was it:   On a horse called Quest to Fame, to win a maiden at York which he won.

What has been your best ever bet:

Spread bet (the more correct you are the more money you make) on the Hong Kong sevens total points 15 years ago, got inside information that they were going to play drop kicks instead of place kicks (added a minute of play on per game) won in excess of £50,000.

Which one has caused you the most pain:

Spread bet as a Seller (went under the total amount of goals and shirt numbers) Barclays premier football league around 15 years ago, Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday score was 7-2  (to Blackburn) all the money made from the Hong Kong sevens and more was given back due to that game.

Who is your all time Sporting Hero:   Thomas ‘hit man’ Hearns – Boxer.

Whose the king of the sporting world right now in their sport:

Ryan Moore – Leading flat Jockey now

A P McCoy – Greatest jockey that’s ever lived.

Novak Djokovic

What is your favourite sport :   Mixed martial arts

Which sport is the best value for punters:   Rugby league & Rugby Union

Favourite Restaurant/Pub to eat in : I’m  paying where are we going?   Le Caprice, London

Drink of Choice :     Tea

Choose between the following

Horses or Football     : Horses

Tennis or Snooker     :Tennis

American Football or NBA   : American Football

Sugar Ray Leonard or Roberto Duran   : Robert Duran

 Poker or Black Jack    : Poker

Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus : Tiger Woods

Tom Brady or Joe Montana   :  Tom Brady

National Hunt or Flat Racing : National Hunt

Rugby Union or Rugby League : Rugby League

Arsene Wenger or Jose Mourinho : Arsene Wenger

Martin Pipe or Paul Nichols :  Martin Pipe

Sir Alex Ferguson or Bill Shankley  : Sir Alex Ferguson

George Foreman or Lennox Lewis  : George Foreman

Bjorg or Nadal  : Nadal

Kauto Star or Istabraq :  Kauto Star

Marvin Haggler or John Mugabi  : John Mugabi

Describe your perfect punting day:

24 hour day, midnight major league baseball or NBA, 2 hours of sleep before Australia racing kicks into full gear, then early morning tennis, followed by  greyhound racing at 11am, racing 2-6pm, any football in between, hopefully some one day cricket in between, rugby match in the evening, rounded off with more NBA later on. I would try to eat some nice food – preferably Sushi or Sashimi while punting.

What’s the best sporting occasion you have ever been to:

Men Olympic basketball final at the O2 USA beat Spain. Barcelona Euro League basketball finals which a full stadium of 18,000 attended,   the atmosphere was amazing, never seen so many passionate fans.

If you could live anywhere in the world – where would it be:


Why should people bet with Sportingbet:

We are the fairest book maker, listen to clients better than competitors do, admit weaknesses, offer best bonus’ and provide the best overall services. See clients as more than customer, more like friends.

‘Our betting experience is just a little bit better than everyone else’s’

2013 Nap please :

Andy Murray will retain his Wimbledon title (2014).

Manchester United will win the premier league.