Sports betting is as old as the sport itself. Although not playing by themselves people are still included in this exciting race of sport. According to tradition, people were already betting on the outcome of competitions in ancient Greece. Especially around the Olympic Games, which took place every four years since 776 BC. So betting dates back centuries ago. Although we have to imagine it a bit different from betting nowadays. Especially when it comes to online betting. You can now even bet on games you can not even watch since they are too far away. So thank you internet.
The competitions were mostly athletic disciplines like running, discus throwing, long jumping, javelin throwing, fistfighting, and wrestling, and horse racing.
Around 500 years after the Olympic Games were banned, they were revived on the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin and the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in Athens in 1896. A new meeting of international sportsmen.
Even during the ban of the Games sporting competitions still took place. Thus, evidence has been found that competitions were held in Olympia as late as the 6th century. So people still bet on the outcomes although the ban. So this trend continued in our times.
The World Wide Web gave new impetus to betting. Just to the de fact that customers simply place and submit bets from home. This is the comfort of the 21st century. The simple payment options on the Internet also contributed to this, enabling financial matters to be settled quickly and without complications. On the other hand you can lose track of how much you are spending on betting. Never spend more than you can afford.
Over the years, more and more sports have been established. Now even on e-Sports one can bet. Thanks to the rise of Playstations, computers or any other kind of this type. It has become so popular that you can even follow it online. There are also several group chats for fans discussing the performance of their stars.
It is very common to bet on football games. Of course since it is one of the most popular sports in the world. In 1857, the first soccer club was founded in England, Sheffield FC. This started a wave of excitement for football. Soon every country had its own football clubs. And around the 1900s even smaller cities were proud to announce that they finally founded their own football club. This sport was soon linked to home and tradition. What made it even more interesting to start watching it.
Nowadays there are several different national and international competitions on which you can bet. Also the number of clubs has increased significantly. Thanks to better connectivity you can even watch games of the Arab League. And moreover you can bet on it. There are no boundaries.