Infographic Reveals the Betting Site Boom

It’s Thursday Night Football, the Patriots are taking on the Packers so it’s Tom Brady versus Aaron Rodgers. What could possibly make this game more interesting? How about laying a handful of dollars on the outcome?

Sporting betting is becoming ever more popular, but online sports betting has been around for a lot longer than you might think. All you need to know about the rise of betting sites is covered in this new infographic courtesy of LBS.



How online betting was born

Just as the internet was beginning to become ‘a thing’ a tiny island east of Puerto Rico called Antigua and Barbuda began to offer betting licences for all types of online gambling operators – including online casinos and sports books.

The internet soon fell in love with online sports betting and within two years sports betting punters in the US were wagering $60 million online per annum. By 2009 this figure had grown to $50 billion.

Finding somewhere to place your bets in the USA

Betting on sports in the US is a little problematic, but not impossible. It’s illegal to offer your services as a sports book unless you’re based in Nevada, Oregon, Delaware or Montana.

Online, you’ll find a handful of sites willing to accept US-based punters – Bovada, BetOnline and 5Dimes are three of the most trusted. You’ll also find some lip-smacking bonuses available to start your wagering off with that ‘wow’ factor.