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How the World of Sports Betting Has Changed

If you look at sports betting today and compare it to the available service at the start of the millennium back in the year 2000, you will notice a whole host of changes. Things have been completely revamped, something that has brought significant improvement. The world of sports betting has changed.

As you would expect, technology has played a huge part in this improvement and will continue to do so in the future.

We now see exciting features such as in-play betting and live streaming. We have excellent offers due to the competition between bookmakers, and how we place our bets have changed too.

Anyone who has been betting for a number of years will remember the old times, but newer punters won’t. The service on offer for you now is undoubtedly the best it has ever been for many different reasons.

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Bookmaker Competition

The number of bookmakers available online has increased dramatically, giving a far bigger choice to punters. What this has done is push the quality of their service forward, simply because they are all trying to stand out and be the one offering something special.

We have seen this across many areas, from the prices they offer to new betting markets being formed and the welcome offers to attract new players. The welcome offers can be in the form of a deposit bonus, and they offer a great start to new players who sign up.

While the competition between bookmakers is so strong, punters don’t need to do anything. They can just sit back and take advantage of the enhancements and offers currently being given out by many companies, especially new ones trying to make a name for themselves.

Additional Features

When bets were being placed on sport 20 years ago, it was a case of choosing your bookmaker and placing a bet before the game started with them. Now that is no longer the case thanks to many different special features that bookmakers have developed to provide a better service.

Betting apps allow players to place bets through a mobile device without needing to be at home on the computer. There is also the option to watch a live stream of specific events, so you can bet and watch with your bookmaker.

Lastly, in-play betting has been one of the biggest changes we have seen. This means you no longer have to place a bet on a game before it starts. The big leagues such as the Premier League, can all be wagered on while play is happening.

This offers a completely new dimension to betting, and many new betting markets to use, and it continues to grow in popularity.

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Betting Markets

Twenty years ago, seeing 100 betting markets for a big event was a big thing. Now we see weekly football leagues that have 300 or more markets per game with the biggest bookmakers.

What we are specifically betting on has changed considerably.

We have more than 100 markets available that don’t require you to predict who will win the game. Such is the strength of the service on offer. Gone are the days where traditional markets such as the winner of the game, correct score, and first goal scorer ruled the betting world.

Now we have both teams to score, over/under goals and Asian handicaps ruling things. This isn’t just the case for football, either. Whether you are a fan of cricket, tennis, golf, or any other sports, you have an increased number of markets at your disposal.

Sports betting has changed, and it has certainly changed for the better. 

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