Sportsbook Articles (Page 27)

Sportsbook Articles

Although Denmark has been a member of the European Union since its founding as the ECC in 1973, all gambling within the country is regulated by the state’s Danish Gambling Authority (DG...
Like so many European countries, Norway has a long and rich history of gambling, which was repressed in the 1950s but re-emerged in the decades that followed. By 1999, the nation’s wage...
Following centuries of colonialism under Spanish, American and Japanese rule, the Republic of the Philippines gained its independence in 1946. By that time, cock fighting had already es...
According to Greek mythology, the gods residing on Mt. Olympus decided what aspects of the cosmos they would rule by throwing dice. Gambling on sports in Greece is even older than the f...
Gambling has a colourful history in Sweden. It can be traced all the way back to 1020. That’s when the kings of Sweden and Norway agreed to roll a pair of dice to determine which one of...
The legality of gambling in Portugal can be a bit confusing to understand. On one hand, the country sanctioned all manner of wagering in its former colony of Macau for many decades, fro...
As one of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia, Croatia was governed by gaming laws that limited sports betting to wagers made at state-operated kiosks. What’s more, the only avail...
Legalized gambling was first introduced in Serbia in 1964, when it was still part of Yugoslavia. At that time the first casino was established in Belgrade. In 1979, all casino-related a...
As an Iron Curtain country, Bulgaria became open to the cultures and lifestyles of the West with the fall of Eastern Bloc communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989. That...
Italy’s love affair with gambling dates back to 300 BC, when Roman legions played a dice and board game called “Duodecim Scriptorum,” the forefather of Backgammon. In 1638, Venice becam...
The Malayan Peninsula was long a British colony. Although Malaysia won its independence in 1957, many of its laws have remained influenced by old British statutes, including the Betting...
The dissolution of the Soviet Union and fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 opened Romania to the cultures and lifestyles of the West, including access to sports and other activities that ...