Back in the day, I worked fulltime as a clerk for a local bookie for two years; 40+ hours a week during football season and less in the Summer. I was thinking about doing an ask me anything thread here because people seem to have a pretty flawed idea of what bookies are really like. However, I came across these two links when researching and these guys probably summed it all up better than I could.
As you can see by my humble record here, bookmaking knowledge and handicapping knowledge is not as correlated as a lot of people would think. I miss having my thumb on what the betting market was up to constantly and I enjoy picking the brains of some of the more knowledgeable handicappers here. If anyone has any other questions, let me know.