Sports betting has been around for thousands of years. The old texts of India’s epic literature Mahabharata mentions people wagering on the outcomes of gaming events. The Roman age has also witnessed emperors betting huge sums on duels, confirming sports betting as an inherent phenomenon of human history.
The ages passed, and sports betting also evolved alongside. Earlier, a bettor had to be at the sporting event to place bets. It changed with the invention of radio, where one could listen to live game commentary, and place bets through brick-and-mortar platforms. While it was easier than before, bettors still had to walk miles to place their bets, and receive their winnings.
The arrival of internet changed many things for sport betting industry. Now the brick-and-mortars betting stores were able to place their services on internet. It enabled bettors to wage on the games’ outcomes from the comfort of their homes. There would be no harm in claiming that internet has pushed sports betting industry into its golden age.