The Most Popular Sports to Bet on in the United States and Europe
Everyone seems to be having a flutter these days. What sports are attracting the punters?
The world of sport has become a multimillion dollar industry, right up there along with the big jackpot lotteries. The top stars are earning cash sums that are simply eye-watering. There are many sports to bet on and the days when men over 40 packed betting shops to place wagers on the horses and greyhounds are seemingly behind us now.
Online gambling has taken off in ways the industry could never have imagined and the choice of sporting events available is wide ranging and betting communities are spoiled for choice.
One of the most popular sports for betting on worldwide at present is football (referred to in the US as Soccer). The US market loves to bet on this arena too. Despite American Football being the most popular and widely-loved sport in the US, the game of football attracts more Americans every day.
In Europe, football is by far and away the most popular and loved sport; and this is reflected in the betting markets too. Moreover, it is not just the score line you can bet on but the amount of corners, yellow cards, half time winner, goals scored and winning margin.
American Football and basketball tend to be immensely popular in the States, when it comes to betting, but not so much in Europe. The surprisingly popular sport across both America and Europe is tennis.
Tennis is ranked in fourth place in the top 10 of most popular sports to place a bet on. The popularity of Wimbledon at the All England Club in London, The US Open at Flushing Meadows, the French Open at Roland Garros and the heat of the Australian summer when the Open in Melbourne takes place each January. The events have all combined to get the betting customers desperate to place a wager or two.
Tennis is also a great arena to bet on as it is fast-paced and customers can win or lose in the space of just one game. There is a great deal of permutations on which a betting punter can focus on in tennis and the speed of the game really gets the heart pumping – especially if you have a medium sized amount of cash at stake.
Cricket is another sport where the betting industry sees a great deal of action. However, the focus is more on the UK population rather than the rest of Europe. In the USA the game barely gets a look in within the betting industry there. Other popular sports to bet on are Formula One, Boxing and Golf.