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How Sports Betting Has Evolved 1

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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