Sportsbook Articles (Page 29)

Sportsbook Articles

Few people anywhere in the world enjoy gambling as much as Spaniards. Based upon per capita expenditures, in recent years Spain has ranked right on top with Italy among Europe’s leading...
Asia’s “Garden City” has been an independent nation since its split with Malaysia in 1965. But gambling was part of the local scene even before that time, as British colonialists had in...
Despite the evolution of betting over the past couple of decades in terms of telephone and internet opportunities, sports betting in Ireland is still largely held back at times by a str...
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...