The Evolution of Sports Betting

The Evolution of Sports Betting: From Backroom Bookies to Legalization

The sports betting phenomenon has come a long and dramatic way. Sports betting has evolved from being relegated to behind-the-scenes transactions and underhanded exchanges to an important segment of the global gambling industry. Its evolution from a prohibited activity to a legalized, regulated form of entertainment reflects society’s attitude towards gambling in general, but also reflects the ever-changing landscape of sports and technology.