He never could affirm that, however, on the grounds that the climate was rarely clear. The b-ball and hockey seasons were in progress back home, yet the house had no web or satellite gathering, so Leonsis couldn’t pursue his groups. It was foggy and cold. “There was nothing to do,” he says.
The nearest town of any size, ufabet, was 40 minutes away. One morning, they all drove in for lunch. No one appeared to be near. “The entire town resembles two squares in length,” Leonsis says. “What’s more, there’s one eatery and a drug store. And afterward we saw one spot that had some life to it.” Inside a customer facing facade, a group was making commotion. It was the wagering parlor, Leonsis learned.
The expression didn’t convey any undertone of offensiveness, as it would in America. “It was only, ‘This is the place you proceed to watch a game and see your companions and hang out,’ ” he said. “It was the ‘Cheers’ of Campbeltown.”
From Scotland, Leonsis went to London. Passing through his little girl’s neighborhood, he saw one wagering parlor after another. “Like in America, where you’d have a Starbucks,” he says. He researched and found that you could wager on games at 8,500 outlets in the United Kingdom.
As an examination, he looked into Domino’s pizza and saw that it had around 5,500 stores over the United States. “For me, that was the start of, ‘Hello, this is a genuine purchaser phenomenon,’ ” he says. The parlors appeared to be welcoming. They weren’t shabby frequents for expert speculators.
This isn’t Off-Track Betting,” Leonsis says. “This is Starbucks or Domino’s. This is promoted and acknowledged in the most remote spots and the most halfway found spots. On the off chance that you needed to discover an intermediary of what could occur here, you simply needed to take a gander at Campbeltown and London.”