There are five main kinds of online betting available
on the Internet today, including sports betting, casino style games,
lotteries, horse wagering and wireless waging.
Sports Betting is leading the pack in terms of gaining popularity
over other kinds of online betting on the Internet. In the last two
years, sports betting has accounted for the largest dollar volumes
in both Las Vegas and on the Internet. Nearly half of all online betting
is devoted to sports betting.
Most online sites offer sports betting on football, baseball, basketball,
golf, boxing, cricket, Formulae One, rugby and tennis matches. Some
sites offer you the option of betting on virtual games, such as a
horse or greyhound race.
The second most popular form of online betting is Casino style games.
Most sites offer the same kinds of games that you would find in real
casinos: Blackjack, Keno, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Video Poker and
Slot Machines. Bingo is also a popular choice, especially for women
who are interested in online betting.
In countries and states where it is allowed, lotteries and lottery
style betting is also very popular. Only thirty-nine of the United
States allow lottery betting online. Although you are not making a
wager when you are playing the lottery, or bingo, these games are
still considered to be online betting.
Internationally, especially in the Far East, horse racing is a very
popular form of online betting. Some sites also offer virtual horse
races, and car races with a new race being held every two minutes.
A growing online betting industry on the Internet is financial wagering.
This kind of online betting offers b the opportunity to place a wager
on what the day's closing numbers will be on companies like GTSE and
NIKKEI that are part of the Dow Jones Industrial average. Wagers can
also be placed on interest rates, potential mergers and individual
stocks. This kind of wagering is popular in Singapore and the United
Wireless wagering is technically online betting and is part of the
wave of the future. Currently, there are several companies that offer
wireless devices that are capable of processing online gambling. It
is predicted that this type of wagering will mostly be used for betting
on real time events such as football games and horse racing.
Online betting games generally come in three formats, as a download,
as Flash and as JAVA. Some people prefer not to download software
into their computer and would rather play online. Either way, most
Internet online betting sites usually offer the player all kinds of
formats as well as the option to practice online betting by playing
Most online sites offer players a combination of sports betting and
casino games. Some sites even offer you the option of online betting
on the outcome of popular television shows such as Big Brother, Survivor
and American Idol. If there is a bet to made, it is a sure bet that
you will find the right game for you on the Internet.
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