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Sport Gambling Information

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 8, 2006


Origin sport gambling:

Contrary to the popular beliefs it is said that most of the popular gambling games that are played in America has their roots of origin in foreign locales. The heritage of gambling is found to be related to the Chinese culture. China has been the home of numerous gambling games. One of the most popular Chinese games the keno has been the most original forms of the modern lottery games that has evolved over centuries and is still played in casinos throughout the world in various pirated versions. Pai Gow is another prehistoric gambling game that has become famous and was hybridized to the modern American version named Gow Poker. One of the most recent innovations in the Gambling world is the concept of Internet gambling.  Most of the offshore gambling casinos have sprouted in the recent years. Players can play a lot of gambling sports like blackjack, poker and online slot games. However the concept of Internet or offshore gambling has given birth to a lot of controversies and arguments between the proponents and the opponents of the offshore gambling. However the reason for concern about the concept of offshore gambling is the lack of rules and regulation that are applied on the land based casinos and keep them in line with the law.  

What is sport gambling:

In general, a sport betting is an activity of predicting sports results by making a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. More than other forms of gambling, the legality and general acceptance of sports betting varies from nation to nation. For example in North America, sports gambling is generally forbidden, while in many European nations, bookmaking that is the profession of accepting sports wagers is regarded as an honorable occupation, which is highly regulated, is not criminalized. Supporters of legalized sports betting generally regard it as a hobby for sports fans that increases their interest in particular sporting events, thus benefiting the leagues, teams and players they bet on through higher attendances and television audiences. Those who oppose this fear that, over and above the general ramifications of gambling, it threatens the integrity of amateur and professional sport, the history of which includes numerous attempts by sports gamblers to fix matches, although the supporters has to counter the fact that legitimate bookmakers will invariably fight corruption just as fiercely as governing bodies and law enforcement do.

















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