Tag: sports betting in the US

Sports Events That People Most Bet On (part 2)

Kentucky Derby

In terms of sports betting, in addition to soccer, football, and basketball, horse racing is also one of the most popular betting options in many parts of the world, Particularly, the American sports betting culture always includes this.

Among the most famous horse racing events, the Kentucky Derby, an annual horse race in Louisville Kentucky, is the top event that people most wager on in the US. This year’s version was planned to take place on the first Saturday of May as usual. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event is rescheduled to September 5 and is surely something that many people are looking for after the postponement of many sports events in the industry.

The FIFA World Cup

Football is the king of sports and also the most wagered sports across the globe. In terms of the most wagered on football or soccer event, the answer is always the FIFA World Cup, which only happens every four years with the last edition having taken place in 2018.

Statistics show that there are more than three billion people who watch this huge event and this number doesn’t just include casual viewers, who follow football in the EU. It is also estimated that more than 130 billion dollars are spent to bet on this event each year.

The World Series

It is not enough without baseball when mentioning sports betting in the US. The sport is also extremely popular in the US and Canada as well with the World Series one of the biggest baseball events each year. This is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) and is usually held during the fall season in Northern America.

In 2020, the World Series was planned to start on July 23 and end on September 27. However, due to the global health crisis, it will be shortened and each team joining the series will only play 60 regular-season games.

Guide to Online Sports Betting In the US (part 1)

Betting on sports is an exciting journey all on its own. Regardless of the reasons why you’re interested in pursuing sports betting, you should take note of the background that sports betting has in the US, including the legal status it has in certain states and what some of the most popular and profitable betting options are. Here is a full guide to online sports betting in the US.

1. How to Bet Online On Sports In the US

When talking about sports betting in the US, the most important thing to remember is that not all states that allow sports betting will also allow players to bet online. Some states may require you to go to a land-based casino, while others may allow you to bet online on a myriad of apps, as long as you are anywhere in the state limits. Due to this, betting apps will often use geolocation to ensure every betting activity that is taking place observes local regulations.

In terms of the minimum required age for online sports betting, each state will also have its own standards. With few exceptions in states that allow online betting starting from an age as low as 18, most states will allow this only to bettors that have turned 21.

2. What Are the Most Popular Sports to Bet On Online In the US?

This guide shows exactly what people in the US tend to bet the most on, when it comes to sports. The fact shows that football is the sport that leads the way by holding a majority of sports bettors’ interest. Following football, you’ll find that basketball, baseball, horse racing, and soccer are among the most favorite sports among US bettors. Besides these sporting staples, punters also usually bet on boxing or hockey, mixed martial arts, and golf.