Members of the public battle it out for a real job as a Sports Trader with top bookmaking firm Paddy Power.



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If you have a heart for sport and a head for mathematics, then Sports Trader is the job for you. Paddy Power, Ireland's top bookmakers waived the experience requirement and offered the chance to work in a highly pressurized and rewarding environment. Sports Traders set and adjust odds to protect the bookies stake and compete with punters to make money. The position demands a keen knowledge of sport, a mind for statistics and the ability to adapt quickly to the constantly changing possibilities of an event in progress. Huge sums of money can be made or lost in seconds as the permutations change in the time it takes to score a goal or sink a putt. We see the candidates start at a the coal face - 'down the bookies', getting to grips with the basics, getting used to punters and learning a few tricks of the trade. They were then sent off to 'hedge' their bets for real. Each was given money and a mission to find the best odds with other bookies to see who can make the most money back for ... Written by Anonymous

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9 March 2006 (Ireland)  »

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