After a commendable 46 year shift at the company, Ladbrokes bids farewell to one of its most loyal servants as Roger Tull departs the company.
After joining the company straight from school at just 16, Roger was an immediate success at Ladbrokes and he went onto lead the sports department for a number of years.
More recently, Roger lead the motorsports department and traded a variety of sports at Ladbrokes, in one of the more infamous moments of his 46-year tenure, Roger laid a famous bet on a 19-year-old Lewis Hamilton being a future Grand Prix winner and a World champion, the bet was eventually worth £100,000.
Roger also spent time as the head bookmaker at the crucible, during that period, he was innovative and invented the now popular frame betting in snooker.
Roger then when onto become the sports controller at Ladbrokes, a role he held when golf product leader, Brad Barry audaciously suggested that Ladbrokes offer 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4-5 for a golf tournament. It was a move that raised many eyebrows within the industry and was the lead story on the back page of a Racing Post that was hung on the wall of former trading director Mike O’Kane.
Rogers commitment to the industry and to Ladbrokes was second to none, he once worked a staggering 32-hour shift during the Australian Open, in order to make sure that Ladbrokes had the best product available to their customers.