The Anonymous Widower

Samvo – A Betting Cafe

I’ve seen this type of outlet in Scandinavia, but I hadn’t realised we had them in the UK.

Samvo - A Betting Cafe

Samvo – A Betting Cafe

They could be an interesting addition to the High Street if they serve good coffee and snacks, as they’ll obviously have toilets. I do sometimes have the odd bet and it should be a much better environment, than the average betting shop, which tends to be where a lot of the local unfortunates gather to loss their hard-earned money. This extract from this page on thee Internet, explainsSamvo‘s philosophy.

“They’re Betting Cafés,” he explains. “We wanted to create something different on the high street, a little more high class; a stylish refit with sofas, somewhere comfortable. The whole café style is more relaxed and it’s very important for us to build a nice atmosphere for the customers to enjoy. We also like the technological aspect so we make sure we’ve got HD TVs as standard and Racing Post touchscreens.

I think we’ll see more of this concept!

November 18, 2013 - Posted by | Food, Sport, World | , ,


  1. Suspect they are aiming to get the ladies in there.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | November 18, 2013 | Reply

    • Judging by their offerings, they’re aiming at the Asian market!

      Comment by AnonW | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  2. Interesting, I wonder what sort of Asian, most Muslims don’t gamble. A surprising number of women now gamble, online.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  3. They do a lot of what is called Asian handicap betting on football. It appeals to the Chinese, Koreans and the Malaysians.

    Comment by AnonW | November 18, 2013 | Reply

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