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6 of the Best – GVC’s Martin Lycka

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Martin Lycka, GVC’s director of regulatory affairs.

Read on to discover two very contrasting entries in the movie category, sporting dilemmas and a very different take for a best bet.

Best Holiday

Without a doubt, New Zealand 2017 – a bunch of friends travelling halfway across the world and back to a fairy tale like land full of the most cheerful people you would ever come across. One of my mates managed to negotiate the whole 2 and 1/2 holiday with just hand luggage.

Best Album

Call me old school but the answer is Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles – timeless!

Best Sporting Experience

Any visit to a rugby game at Twickenham is out of this world atmosphere wise … having said that, where I’m originally from in the Czech Republic ice hockey is the religion, so the five league titles my team have won during my lifetime (so far) are definitely up there … as a Patriots fan I can’t complain either (the top experience: the 34-28 comeback win in Super Bowl LI).

Best Film

I might be the first man ever to be prepared to publicly admit that I’ve seen Love Actually about 25 times; nonetheless, my all time favourite is Ridley Scott’s Gladiator … “my name is Maximus Decimus Meridius” (you know the rest) …

Best Book

Definitely not a law book … Ken Follett and George R.R. Martin are very good “friends” of mine when it comes to choosing a book to read. Nonetheless, the best book I’ve ever read (one of the very few I’ve read twice) is Malevil by a French author called Robert Merle.

Best Bet 

The Best Bet I’ve ever made was to relocate from my home country to London and start working in the gambling industry; don’t remember anymore though what the odds were back then.

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