Sportsbooks Expect Big Paytime This Year
May 13, 2012
Sportsbooks, especially online bookmakers, expect the betting revenues to grow this year.
As Internet betting news report, this is due to upcoming Euro 2012 Football Championships (which take place in Poland and Ukraine) as well as London 2012 Summer Olympics.
One of the larger online sportsbooks, Betfair, is expecting to receive bets exceeding $200 million for Olympic betting alone. Since this event takes place in Europe, it will be convenient to watch the games on the Old Continent, in the Middle East and Africa. Also, the times will be fine, in many cases, for American and Asian viewers.
Most online sportsbooks nowadays offer betting on a very wide range of sports, as well as many betting types on a particular event. For instance, a range of bets on a football (soccer) match includes betting on the winner, a wager on a specific score, number of red cards, which teams shoots the first goal, number of corners, and many others.
Furthermore, online sportsbooks offer ways to bet on live plays as well as options to pursue sports betting on smartphones.
Many Internet-based sportsbooks also started providing online and mobile casino games to its members. Take, for example, Bet365, which platform offers both sports and casino betting.
It’s a different gambling world now than it was ten years ago. And the changes are getting quicker, especially when it comes to iPhones and Android mobiles. The gaming technology available for these devices is quickly improving. Not only the display and sound effects are of good quality, but navigation and betting are quite easy to pursue.