There have been big changes in many sporting events across Europe and the US as they’re set to get underway again during the global pandemic – taking place without any fans in attendance alongside the increased demanding schedules that are required for many athletes upon coming back to ensure lost time can be made up, but common ground needs to be made to aid in this recovery – this could be found in sports betting.
There have been regulation changes that could make this difficult for some – in the UK for example the recent ban on all credit card betting alongside a mandatory change for an initiative known as Gamstop has left many without the ability to participate, but as a growing number of betting sites and non gamstop casinos are registered outside of the country, there are a growing number of opportunities for newer players to get involved.
The biggest benefit here being within familiarity – it has been a driving force behind the growth in esports for example and will continue to be a prominent feature in sports events to come, by providing a familiar activity for players across all events it’s much easier to find footing in a new market despite big differences in what may being played. There has already been a very noticeable success here in combat sports as the UFC held its most bet event in the company’s history back in May showing the increasing interest here. As mentioned this has also been a big part of the recent success in esports as it continues to attract a growing audience, in some games being played there is a growing prominence in betting companies representing teams and tournaments leading to further promotion on the bigger sites and attracting a new demographic.
For those who have yet to experience sports betting, now may be the best time to get involved and try – as sporting events are returning they are doing so at an enhanced schedule, soccer in Europe is seeing up to seventy games played per week across the big four leagues taking place, the NBA has announced its return and that it will also be played with more games in a shorter period of time.
It’s still uncertain how long many of these changes will remain in place for, it has been hoped that games taking place without any fans in attendance will only stick around for the shorter term as a faster recovery is found, it is also hoped that the cancellations and postponements still being experience will only remain in place for the shorter term too – but given some are still facing difficulties with increasing numbers that will likely remain untrue and it seems for now at least there are further disruptions to come – for now sports betting may be the one constant, and the familiarity for fans across all sports that will continue to provide a welcome distraction from everything else going on around us, as well as an opportunity to make a little on the side.