The struggles of sports gamblers over the previous centuries will probably never be understood by children born after the year 2000. It wasn’t always as openly discussed in sports culture, despite the fact that there are now numerous network TV shows, well-known podcasts, and billboards along the interstate.
Some of the Gambling’s Historical Data
It Started With Horses
Although gambling has been present for thousands of years, it has always been prohibited from sporting events out of concern that it would undermine sports’ competitive aspect. It’s surprising—in a positive way—that this dispute has been avoided for the most part, given the amount of money that’s on the line right now.
The Internet has Changed Everything
The logistical process is one of the barriers to placing a wager. You must locate a person who will accept your wager, pay you promptly, etc. It was possible, but it required a lot of effort on the part of the bettor, at least enough to discourage it on a large scale.
Everyone has Adopted It
Even while it may not be done by everyone, it happens more frequently than most people would think.
Most American adults, or 85%, have gambled at least once in their lifetime.
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, that in the previous year and in the previous month, it starts to become apparent just how widespread betting is in general.