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How Online Sports Betting Evolved Throughout History 0

Posted on August 06, 2020 by Luther Abrams
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Online sports betting began in 1996 when the first online wager was placed on a website for an FA Cup soccer game. Since then, sports betting has changed, and it has gone on to be one of the most profitable gambling sectors in history.

Today, many use the internet to place their wagers on sports events. It’s contributed heavily to the online betting industry, which is now worth billions of dollars. With its seemingly unstoppable rise and popularity, it’s also expected to expand and reach even greater heights in the near future.

But as we all know, the future wouldn’t happen if there was no history. This article will focus on how online sports betting got to where it is today. Here’s how online sports betting evolved throughout history.

Regulation and legislation changes

When the sports betting industry first took off, it wasn’t regulated closely enough. Most websites had licenses to operate and provide services without having to comply with strict requirements. So back then, scam sites were difficult to distinguish until someone’s already been victimized by one.

Nowadays, thanks to the regulation and legislation changes in different countries, players are now more secure. They can be confident that their information and money are safe, especially now that many online gambling jurisdictions exist to legalize and license those who want to operate and provide gambling services online. There’s still room for improvement, but we definitely have a safer betting environment now.

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Crucial Things To Assess Before Proceeding With An Online Sportsbook 0

Posted on July 14, 2020 by John Harris

Betting has certainly fascinated people in the past as well, and it will continue to do so. Wagering on sports is just one of the means that is highly popular among its viewers and fans due to the complete access for the same. 

Betting on cricket online in India has undergone some serious advancements with the advent of new applications and innovations brought on by upcoming technologies and the digitization of everything. 

Sports betting is something that has been going on for centuries, as it carries the certainty of winning something if you know how to bet.

Apart from being fun, new platforms have also made sports betting now legal. Several legal sites have now been created by bookmakers to provide their customers with a sense of security over the lawfulness of the process. Keeping this in mind, there are several other things than just legality of your dealer to concern yourself with when proceeding with an online sportsbook. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Online Football Betting as A Beginner 1

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Varun Kumar

Football is the most popular sport in the world and it’s estimated that more than half of the world’s population consider themselves as football fans. Out of those fans, there are many who love to dabble in a few bets on football.

With the advent of online football betting, it has become easier than ever for fans to place bets on their favorite players and teams. They can now place bets from the comfort of their home or on the go.

While online football betting is increasing in popularity with each passing, some people don’t know how to get started with it. So, this article will help you with the basics of football betting.  

What football leagues are the most popular to bet on?

Many people prefer to place bets on football online because online betting sites offer better odds than traditional bookmakers.

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Betting Tips For Beginners 1

Posted on June 16, 2020 by Bijoy Hembram

Before you start placing a bet on sports, you should think about the money being put at risk then come up with a budget and ensure you adhere to it. Also, acknowledge the fact that your chances of losing as a beginner will always be high. This is almost the same as playing football with your friends using a portable mini soccer goal – there are losers and winners.

Here are some factors to consider as a betting beginner,

  1. Analyze the game

Before placing any bets, it is advisable to take time in analyzing the team and player match day buildup. Listen to the pundit’s opinions about the match squad and check to see the form of each player. This knowledge will be essential to your betting plans.

  • Work on a budget

A beginner should have a budget that he/she should strictly stick to. Set aside a certain amount as your monthly betting stake to prevent you from overspending during betting. There is nothing wrong with losing a bet but it will become one, once you start losing a lot of it.

  • Favorites vs underdogs

When the odds’ maker releases a betting line, they decide which team has higher chances of winning and which one has lower chances thus the terms favorites and underdogs. The one with higher chances of winning will have fewer odds than the underdogs

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How Sports Betting Has Evolved 0

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Maggie Kaitlyn

Sports betting has changed dramatically in a short time. Thanks to the law changing in the US, states can now lift restrictions on sports betting, and more Americans are placing bets than ever before.

This comes when the availability of the internet has led to a rapidly growing number of online sportsbooks. These sites have shaken up the industry, giving players more options and better value. New technology in PA betting apps means that we can place bets from our phones and have more choices than ever when it comes to betting.

Here are some of the main ways that sports betting has changed in the last twenty years:

Easier to Place Bets

People interested in placing bets have more ways than ever to bet on their favorite sports. New online sportsbooks regularly pop up, offering players the best odds and most convenient ways to place bets. On top of this, the rise of smartphones means that sites are increasingly catering to mobile users.

A few years ago, if you were out and wanted to place a bet, you’d either have to visit a retail sportsbook or wait until you got home. Nowadays, you can simply pull your phone out of your pocket, load up your online sportsbook app or site, and pick your bet.

For many Americans, the only way to place sports bets a few years ago was to go to Vegas. Nevada was the only state where sports betting was allowed. Even then, you had to visit a retail sportsbook, and online sportsbooks were restricted. Now, thanks to the change in federal law, many states are starting to allow sports betting. These changes are all making it even easier for sports fans everywhere to join in the action.

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Tips to Tap the Growing Sports Betting Industry 1

Posted on February 19, 2020 by John Harris

When the Supreme Court overturned an initial prohibition of sports gambling, many states made their move towards the legalization of betting. With this, the sports betting industry is experiencing unprecedented growth. If you want to tap this growth and build a successful business in this industry, such as by being a bookie, keep on reading and we’ll share some tips on how you can do this.

  1. Start with a Sports Betting Software

The first thing that you will need is software that will allow you to accept bets from your customers. Look for price per head software, which will offer scalability for your business. With this scheme, you will pay only based on the number of users. This is a cost-effective way to get into the bookie business. 

If you want to start with fantasy betting, make sure to check out how Sharpbookie can help you out.  

2. Find a Mentor

If you want to enter the sports betting market but you are clueless about how this is done, we suggest that you find a mentor. Look for someone with the expertise and experience that you can use. Consider working under such a person, and this will provide you with the opportunity to learn new things. Your mentor will also be your source of inspiration to finally break into the growing market. 

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Stan Jones – Weight Training Trailblazer
      October 11, 2020 | 1:48 pm
      Stan Jones

      The Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was one of the great linemen of his era and is considered a trailblazer for using weight training and conditioning to develop his skills.

      After a standout career at the University of Maryland, Stan Jones spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowl appearances and earning first team All-Pro three times.

      In 1962, assistant coach George Allen suggested Jones move to defense to help solidify that unit for the Bears. He played both ways in 1962 and then in 1963 moved permanently to the defense.

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