A SEEMINGLY rational man has boasted about his talent for gambling on sporting events.
Tom Logan appears to be a fully functional adult human being, but when talking to friends and colleagues he frequently reiterates his belief that he is ‘good at betting’.
Friend Emma Bradford said: “It’s like meeting a grown adult who believes in the Easter Bunny.
“Tom talks about his bets it’s as if he’s in The Big Short, a savant using his unique gift to beat the system.
“The reality of it is that he ‘sort of fancied Arsenal would beat Huddersfield’ and he bets on Wigan in rugby league every week because they were really good back in the 90s when he last saw a game.
“I’m sure the bookies are quaking in their boots.”
Although he regales anyone who would listen with tales of his successful Premier League accumulator placed six years ago, Logan makes much less of his string of ‘dead certs’ that oddly did not come to pass.
He said: “The bookies may have their algorithms and their full-time researchers, but I have something much more powerful – a gut instinct.
“I do lose the odd bet. It’s still a lot of fun though, because betting shops have such a vibrant, uplifting atmosphere.”