Editorial Staff

Joe Saumarez Smith

Joe Saumarez Smith is a well known writer on gambling. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers around the world about gambling, including for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Financial Times and Bloomberg. He regularly appears on television and radio to discuss gambling issues - recent appearances include BBC News, Al Jazeera, Sky News and BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Ed Jones

Richard Hutchinson

Richard Hutchinson is a veteran sports journalist who has been writing about all aspects of European sport for the past 16 years. He has written extensively for national newspapers and specialist sports magazines, as well as regularly appearing as a guest on a wide variety of TV and radio shows. His specialist areas of interest are tennis, cycling, athletics and boxing.

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander has been working as an in-house news editor and sports journalist for Bet Asia since August 2010. He is a keen poker player and specialises in writing about World Series Of Poker tournaments. When away from the tables he likes to practise his Spanish having studied the language at Stirling University. He is a keen bettor on the Scottish Premier League.

George Oborne

George Oborne joined Bet Asia in 2011 and works mainly on Indian sports and betting news. George graduated from Newcastle University in 2011 with a first class degree in Geography. George is a big cricket fan, but also watches a lot of boxing, football and horse racing. George can also be seen in the video betting previews where he lets viewers know what he's been putting his wages on that week.

Tristan Wootton

Tristan Wootton has written about soccer and horse racing betting for the New Paper in Singapore, the Yorkshire Evening Post and Gambling Magazine. When he is not taking on the bookmakers at Cheltenham or trying to land a first goalscorer bet in Ligue 1 he studies French and History at University College London.

Harry Maude

Harry Maude has been writing about sports for Bet Asia since September 2009, and has also written for The Spectator Coffee House blog. He studies English at Leeds University when he’s not dreaming up antepost bets or watching Spurs throw another season away.

Matt Knowles

Matt Knowles has been writing for Bet Asia since September 2009 and has covered everything from NFL to Celebrity Big Brother. As well as betting form, Matt studies Philosophy at Warwick University and is a fan of Chelsea FC and the Tennessee Titans.

Gus Morse

Gus Morse has been writing for Bet Asia since July 2010 and covers a wide variety of sports including soccer, tennis, motor sports and NFL. When not backing his beloved Southampton or covering the ATP Tour he studies history at Birmingham University.

Sports Journalist

Michael Peet

Michael Peet writes mainly about soccer and cricket having joined the Bet Asia editorial staff in February 2011. In addition to a few wild punts on anything from the Dutch Eredivisie to competitive eating, he spends most of his time as a student at Oxford University.

Ronan Curran

Ronan Curran is an author for Bet Asia and writes on a range of sports including soccer, golf and basketball. He is an avid Manchester United fan and is known to have a patriotic punt on the Irish soccer and rugby teams. He is currently studying economics at Nottingham University.

George Coombs

George Coombs is an author for Bet Asia and covers an assortment of sports that include horse racing, soccer, cricket and motor sport. He regularly visits bookmakers to have a flutter and studies Biomedical Science at King's College, London.

Jack Howard

Jack Howard writes mainly about football and cricket for Bet Asia having joined the editorial staff in September 2011. He is an enthusiastic cricket fan, but also enjoys a whimsical punt on the dogs, and regularly spends his lunch breaks in Ladbrokes egging people on to do the same. He left Leeds University in June 2011, where he was studying English Literature.

Nic Mimmack

Nic Mimmack joined Bet Asia in October 2011 as a boxing correspondent. He travels to at least one big fight a year and bets regularly and successfully on the sport. At the turn of the millennium he wrote about soccer for Sports.com.

Tom Goulding

Tom has been a writer on football and darts amongst other sports since October 2010 for Bet Asia, and is often trying to find winning bets in the goals markets of Premier League and La Liga football. Tom is a famous tweeter and follows his team Spurs around the UK and Europe. He is a student of PPE at Oxford University.

Nick Baines

Nick Baines has been a writer for Bet Asia since September 2011 and usually likes to write about soccer and cricket matches. An ardent fan of Welsh Rugby he loves to follow the Six Nations too, especially over the last few years. When he's not making futile and hopeful bets on his beloved Liverpool he studies philosophy at University College London where he is also editor of their music magazine, Under City Lights.

Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers joined Bet Asia in March 2012 as the Formula 1 correspondent. When he isn't analysing the latest Grand Prix or shivering outside the pavilion at the Oval he studies Philosophy and Politics at Leeds University.

Matt Harris

Matt Harris is an author for Bet Asia having joined the team in July 2012 and has been working as a freelance writer for the last twenty years. Matt specialises in cricket previews and covers international games right across the globe. A long suffering Spurs fan, he spends the summer playing cricket and golf while wondering whether to waste any more money betting on Tottenham to win the Premiership.

Toby Maxtone-Smith

Toby Maxtone-Smith has been writing for Bet Asia, mostly about football and cricket, since September 2012. His particular area of expertise is lower league football, and he is often found trawling around the country looking for cheap matches. He plans to devote this year to following Chelsea and Brentford, before going on to study Russian at university.

David Cartlidge

David Cartlidge is an author for Bet Asia and writes on football for the website, specifically covering the Spanish game. He is a freelance journalist who counts Mirror Football as his main outlet, and is a fan of Sporting Gijon and Manchester United.

Mark Smith

Mark is a sports writer based in Prague, Czech Republic. He is currently studying the NCTJ Sports Journalism diploma and has written for The Prague Post, IBWM and Goal.com among others. He has interviewed Czech international footballer Theo Gebre Selassie and golfing star Klara Spilkova. He is a massive Liverpool fan and an avid Twitter user.

Alastair TC Maude

Alastair Maude joined Bet Asia in September 2012, and writes mainly on football and tennis, along with a little cricket and Formula 1. He supports Manchester United, and when he's not wasting time backing Felipe Massa, he works on his university applications.

Archie Pottinger

Archie Pottinger joined in January 2013 and writes mainly on football rugby, tennis and cricket. He supports Ipswich Town but also follows Manchester United due to the lack of success in recent years of the Tractor boys. Archie also runs a rugby 7s team in the summer months.

Allan Edgar

Allan is a freelance writer with a particular interest in football and history, often merging the two. He is the current editor and co-founder of bundesligafootball.co.uk and has written extensively on European football for both online and print publications. Travelling (often to or including sports grounds) is a real passion for the graduate from Glasgow

Wayne Dews

Wayne Dews joined in October 2012 as an NFL correspondent. An avid American Football fan for 27 years, who bets regularly and with success at the game. He is a keen Manchester United supporter and season ticket holder, who loves gambling on virtually any sport. In the Summer, he spends his spare time playing crown green bowls to a high standard and watching the Huddersfield Giants rugby league team.

Charles Devas

Charles Devas is a keen follower of soccer, rugby union and cricket. He joined in December 2012 and when he isn't following or writing about sport he is studying French and Spanish at the University of Bath.

Sarah Preece

Sarah Preece has been editor of press releases at Bet Asia since August 2009. She has worked in the field of sports journalism for 11 years at several off-line and online publications. She takes a keen interest in horse racing and likes to bet on-course when she gets the chance.

Press Release Editor

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