The sports industry is one of the biggest entertainment industries of the 21st century. Crowds flock to stadiums, TV screens or live web streams to watch the latest game of their favorite sport. A big aspect of sports is betting. Players from all over the world place bets on different games hoping to earn some extra money. In this article we take a look at the most popular betting sports in the world.
With 3.5 billion fans around the world, it will come as no surprise that football is the biggest sport in the betting scene. The various national and international leagues are among the most popular competitions in the sports world and regularly attract large crowds of players.
Besides football, no sport is as big as cricket. Over 2 billion fans around the world make up the fanbase of this amazing game. If we were to look at the different betting sites on this page, we would see that cricket is enjoying great popularity especially in South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world, with the NBA attracting a huge crowd of fans, not just from the United States but from all over the world. Aside from the NBA, the FIBA Finals is a huge event in basketball. Every four years, fans from all over the world eagerly await the FIBA Finals and are ready to support their national teams in any way they can.
Golf is unique when it comes to betting. Unlike all the other sports on this list, golf is played all year round and not just during certain seasons. This means that players are treated to a different game of golf almost every day. This of course makes it a great sport to bet on as you will never have long periods of time when the game is unavailable.
Tennis is among the top 5 most popular sports in the world. The game attracts millions of fans and hundreds of thousands of players from all over the world. Big names in sport like Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Federer etc. have become household names in the 21st century. The film about Ms. Willims’ father recently won an Oscar, cementing the young athlete’s superstardom.
Horse racing has been played since the earliest human civilizations. That makes it all the more impressive that it has stood the test of time and managed to remain relevant in the 21st century. Bettors flock to some of the sport’s biggest events, the most notable of which are the Royal Ascot, the Kentucky Derby, the UAE Derby and others.
Speaking of sports that have stood the test of time, boxing is possibly the oldest martial art (linked to wrestling). The sport can be traced back to prehistoric times. Although it has changed significantly throughout history, in its modern iteration it remains the most popular martial art in the world to this day.