Becky Liggero talks to Neil Channing, a professional poker player and Best Blogger of the 2014 British Poker Awards. He shares the reason why Blackbelt Poker came to an end and the rise of the Betting Emporium with business partner Joe Beevers.
Becky Liggero: I’m here with Neil Channing at British Poker Award and Neil.
Neil Channing: I thought I was not gonna win Best Blogger tonight because I haven’t written a blog for ages because I’ve been a sad time lately because my little baby… my dream…my little thing I planned over the years Black Belt Poker is no longer [closes]. I have spent six years of my life on this project.
Becky Liggero: So what happened to that?
Neil Channing: Well, we tried hard and it just did not really work. Sometimes you try things and you just have to accept that it’s not gonna work anymore. And it’s one of those things. I was going to write a blog about it and that is basically why I haven’t written a blog for so long. So now it’s in a public domain so I should write a blog otherwise you wouldn’t vote for me next year to be best blogger.
Becky Liggero: You are also a big puntry. You like to gamble on lot of things. Tell me about Betting Emporium. What’s happening there?
Neil Channing: He [Joe Beever] called me up a year ago. He owns a lot of gambling domains and that’s a big thing of his. He bought loads them years ago and other worth millions now. And he has this one that no one else used for some reason, Betting Emporium, and he said, “Well, I think it’s already a good name…” And I bet on everything and even on football. He said that we could do some tipping and I know a lot about affiliate business. So we’ve been doing tipping basically under Betting Emporium and I hope we could get someone to subscribe. If you want to get my thoughts you just have to get to Betting Emporium, so why not pay money to Joe Beevers, keep his swimming pool heated for another two weeks and hopefully soon you follow my tips; you would be as rich as him.