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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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Tips to Tap the Growing Sports Betting Industry 0

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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Did You Know You Can Bet On Cricket? 0

Posted on December 07, 2019 by Darrell Dawson

Cricket is an exciting sport that has been around since the 18th century. Though some people believed that cricket had been played earlier around the 16th century, it still boiled down to the fact the sport has been around for a while. 

Interestingly, betting on cricket, like every other sport, is popular and comes with its thrills. Betting is a common practice in the world of sports, so far sports are being played, bets are staked. And fans who have a passion for the sport and understand the betting odds of the game enjoy staking their bets on cricket. 

Online Cricket Betting

As a popular game played in several countries in United Kingdoms, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, cricket is the sport with largest fanbase in India. And this means all through the year there are loads of online betting options on cricket. More so, with the advent of technology, bets on cricket are quickly wagered on mobile and desktop devices.  

Online betting on cricket is similar to that of other sports in that the operators understand the ins and outs of the business. And for you to win against the bookmakers, you have to know how to analyze cricket betting odds. The truth is, relying on your guts on matches without proper analyses will only make fall in the category of other bettors who lose loads of money to operators. Beyond the substantial winning opportunities on cricket betting, fans can as well bet only for the thrill of betting and fun of the game.

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How Easy Is It To Bet On Sports Online? 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by John Harris

Betting on sports is a craft as old as sports themselves. With advances in technology over the last century it has become increasingly easier to bet on sports, whether through legal or illegal means.

Of course the most recognized of the legal methods is sports books in Las Vegas. Through Gambling Magazine you can learn about the oldest casinos in Las Vegas.

Changes made to federal law in 2018 has given other states the ability to also have legal sports betting. As of 2019, there are now 13 states with some form of legal sports betting.

Another access point for sports betting is through online betting. According to Gamblers Daily Digest, online casinos are the next big thing in gambling. Since online gaming has been available, it has only grown in size, revenue, and popularity and now makes up a significant portion of all revenue earned from gambling.

Over time as more people become comfortable with online gaming and more countries accept it, watch for online gaming to continue to grow in popularity and revenue.

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The Concept Behind Covering The Spread 0

Posted on October 21, 2019 by John Harris

NFL betting enthusiasts may have often come across the term ‘covering the spread’. Not many people would be aware of the concept behind the term. Also due to assumptions and misconceptions, the concept gets re-defined the wrong way. As a result, you may place a wrong bet and then stand a chance of losing your hard- earned money due to your misconceptions around such terms. This is why it is crucial to have a clear understand of this term, and augment your chances of winning with strategic bets.

When there is a face-off between a stronger team and a weaker team, bettors usually spread the point so that there is betting in favor of both teams at equal odds. The general tendency will be to prefer the stronger team and not bet on the weaker one. However, with a handicap or a virtual ‘headstart’, betting in favor of the weaker team can be made more appealing and attractive.

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How to Win At Sports Betting 0

Posted on October 02, 2019 by John Harris

By its nature, gambling is one of the riskiest ways to make money. However, when done right, it can be one of the most rewarding activities you can ever get into.

The sports betting industry is one of the most lucrative sectors for anyone who wants to make money. For anyone who has ever tried sports betting, wining is one of the most challenging parts of the game.

Here is how to beat the system and stand a better chance of winning.

Understand your sports of choice

Before you can bet on a game, you need to fully understand the game and the team you are about to gamble on. It is pointless to bet on a team you know the least about. If you are a soccer fanatic, you need to do thorough research on the teams you intend to bet on. Start a record-keeping strategy and record every game played. You must know how they perform at every game to be able to make a sound judgment call when it is finally time to place your bet. 

Understanding value

Value is a straightforward concept. However, most amblers do not understand it. Having the ability to spot the value of a bet means that you can find high odds and capitalize on such opportunities. If you are committed to sports betting, your job is finding undervalued teams and bet on them.

The most significant advantage you will have over you bookie is to finding matches that have favourable odds.  Sports betting value is one of the hardest parts of the business. However, when done correctly, you will have the ability to spot value odds which gives you a systematic edge continually.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Randy White: The Manster
      September 4, 2020 | 5:14 pm

      In recognition of the start of football season, we have selected a two-time All-American from the University of Maryland who went on to earn a spot in both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames as our Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month.

      Randy White actually came to the University of Maryland as a fullback, but as a sophomore new head coach Jerry Claiborne recognized that he had the skills to be a great defensive lineman and quickly moved him to defense.

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