Sports betting have been present since ancient times of the first Olympic Games and the gladiator fights in Rome. With the development of internet and globalization, sports betting have boomed, especially mobile sports betting. It carries more thrill than casino gambling because it is associated with sports, an event that is enjoyable for watching and highly popular throughout the world. Nowadays, there are a lot of available sports and leagues to bet on which further expanded sports betting. Let’s go over some of the most fascinating facts regarding sports betting.
Bet on distant future events that might never occur
Sports betting has some crazy bets. For example, when Brooklyn Beckham, the son of David Beckham, a famous English footballer was born, the bookies started accepting bets on whether and when he may start playing for England. That was the start. Later on, a person could bet on if and when Brooklyn is going to become the captain of England’s football team. All of this occurred when the kid was only a couple of days to months old. Brooklyn was sent to the Academy of Arsenal but he left it to become a model. Now, he is a model and a photographer and he is 20-years-old. I guess a lot of punters are disappointed for losing their bets. Still, this is just one case. There was a person who placed a bet that Federer will win at least 8 Wimbledon tournaments after his first title. Imagine those winnings.
UK global leader in sports betting
If you watched the Peaky Blinders TV series, you’ll know that betting goes a long way back to history. Also, cricket, rugby and football are among sports that come from the UK. Every year, approximately €20 billion of sports betting revenue comes from the UK.
The most popular day for betting
Most people would never guess this but Christmas Eve is the day when the highest numbers of bets are placed because people like to bet on whether it is going to snow and similar bets. This is not really sports-related but it is an intriguing fact nonetheless.
More than 50% of people placed at least one sports bet
Most people don’t like to bet on sports often but according to statistics, more than 50% of people older than 18 have placed a minimum of one bet related to sports.
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