Sports Betting Trends

By: Adam Hayes

Sports betting is always one of the most controversial topics in sports. While it is technically illegal in every state but Nevada to bet on single games, millions of Americans bet billions of dollars each year on sports. It is estimated that Americans bet $4.2 billion on Super Bowl 50 alone. With that kind of interest, sports betting is not going anywhere. Here is a look at some of the recent sports betting trends to keep an eye on.

Legalization

It seems utterly outrageous that sports betting is illegal while casinos and government-sponsored lotteries are everywhere you look. Fortunately, the tide is turning. More people are in favor of legalizing sports betting than are against it. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said he believes that sports betting should be legalized. Looking at how quickly marijuana legalization has spread around the country, it is not hard to picture sports betting following a similar track sometime in the near future.

Live Betting

While the US federal government loses out on billions in tax revenue, millions of Americans are betting on sports illegally through offshore sportsbooks. These online sportsbooks are at the forefront of innovation for the sports betting industry. One of the hottest trends that they have introduced is the notion of live betting.

Live betting lets people place wagers on the outcome of a sporting event even if it has already started. The bookmaker will continuously adjust the odds over the course of the game. As well as making the typical bets like moneyline, spread and total bets, there are lots of fun exotic bets that you can enjoy when live betting.

For example, you can bet what the outcome of the next drive of a football game will be like a score, a punt or a turnover. You can bet on whether Serena Williams will win the set she is playing. You can bet on whether there will be a score in the next 15 minutes of a soccer game. These are just a few of to make a game you are watching even more enjoyable.

Peer-to-Peer Betting

One of the most interesting trends that has come to life over the last decade is the creation of peer-to-peer sports betting exchanges where the sports bettors are betting against each other rather than the house. These sports betting marketplaces make their the many ways that you can bet live money by taking a small transaction fee rather than collecting when a client loses. Some sports betting exchanges let bettors trade their bets just like stocks with the value of individual bets going up or down depending on demand and public perception.

It is an exciting time to be a sports bettor. Within a decade, it is not hard to envision that sports betting will be legal in many areas of the country. Sports bettors are already betting billions of dollars overseas, and the arrival of legalization in the US will undoubtedly make the industry grow enormously.

Soccer transfers & rumours

AnnaBet.com offers official lineups and expected lineups, injuries, suspensions and we now add transfer news & rumours to about 20 leagues. You will also see contract extensions and player loans and rumours. The latest news are at their own page under Soccerstats menu that says Transfer News. Registered users and Statistics Pro -customers gets longer list than visitors.

From our league pages you will see Transfer News on their own tab:

This data is also integrated to our superb head-to-head statistics so you will see all the transfer news for both teams when comparing them.

New players and contract extensions can boost team’s performance and on the other hand if player is rumoured to be moving to a new team he might not give the best effort if already planning of moving to the new team.

Transfers

Renewed sports main pages! Tip: click odds to open odds comparison

When you open our recently renewed soccer statistics main page  (or any other sports), you have probably noticed that by clicking a team name opens head-to-head statistics and clicking league or tournament name opens our league statistics. You probably haven’t noticed that by clicking any of the odds takes you directly to odds comparison.

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There are now several tabs to choose. International shows only international games and Popular matches currently most clicked head-to-head statistics in that sports. Results search let’s you search results by team names and year. Visitor statistics tells you the top list of countries where from our visitors are (per sports). It is based on unique IP addresses on our head-to-head statistics – not the amount of clicks.

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5000/1 Leicester land greatest upset in history

LEICESTER CITY have pulled off the greatest upset in history by defying odds of 5000/1 to win the Premier League according to Ladbrokes.

Tottenham’s draw with Chelsea hands the title to Leicester with two games to spare, sealing a £3m payout to City backers, 22 of whom held on to bets at 5000/1 resisting temptation to cash in throughout the season.

The fairytale win for Leicester secures windfalls of £100,000 (from £20), £73,500 (from £10 each way) and £10,000 for student and lifelong fan Karishma Kapoor, 20, who placed just £2 at the start of the season.

Kapoor said: “The first half did my nerves no favours, but I always had the faith we would do it at some point so I’m just ecstatic, not just due to the bet but for the team and the entire city. I’m on cloud 9 as a Leicester fan as it is and the bet is the icing on the cake. I’ll pay for the drinks tonight, save some of the money and spend the rest on a European away day next season.”

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said:”The greatest sporting story of all time is no longer a dream. Leicester have officially landed the biggest upset ever seen and when it comes to this story going straight to Hollywood all bets are off.”

“We may be paying out record sums to Leicester backers but we do so with a smile and we have to applaud the handful of fans who took the mammoth odds at the start of the season. It’s been a thrill to be involved in this story from the off for a company which such a passion for sport.”

The win for Leicester has also been hailed as a game-changer by Ladbrokes who vow never to offer odds of 5000/1 again for any football team to win a league.

Donohue added: “The days of 5000/1 are over. We’ll never be so generous with odds again for an underdog, but we still forecast up to 50 times as much betting interest in outsiders for the title next season”.

Leicester City are 33/1 to win back to back titles with 100/1 offered about them winning the Champions League at the first attempt.

Leicester City 5000/1 biggest winners

£20 win  – £100,000
£10 each way – £73,5000
£5 each way – £33,333
£5 each way – £33,333
£2 win – £10,000
£1 each way – £6,666

47 bets at 5000/1 at start of season
25 cash outs
£3m payout

Ladbrokes latest betting:

Leicester City to win the 2016/17 title 33/1
Leicester City to win the 2016/17 Champions League 100/1

Other scenarios as likely, more likely and less likely than Leicester City winning the Premier League at 5000/1

  • Finding a pearl in an oyster 10,000/1
  • Aliens landing in the UK 5000/1
  • Loch Ness Monster being found 10000/1
  • FIFA hosting the 2026 World Cup in the Antarctic 5000/1
  • David Moyes to be an X Factor judge 2500/1
  • Arsenal to sack Arsene Wenger and install Piers Morgan as boss 2500/1
  • David Cameron to become Aston Villa manager 2500/1
  • Vinny Jones to win a Best Actor Oscar 2500/1
  • Jose Mourinho to go on I’m A Celebrity 1000/1
  • Sir Alex Ferguson to win Strictly Come Dancing 1000/1
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa to win BBC sports personality of the year
  • 1000/1
  • Yeovil winning the FA Cup 2016/17 5000/1
  • Leicester City/Jamie Vardy the movie to win an Oscar 1000/1

Odds from Ladbrokes

Leicester fan backs Burnley to land £133,333

5/5/2016 A LEICESTER City supporter has placed a £100 each way bet on Burnley winning the title next season at 1000/1.

The fan from Leicestershire – who landed a four figure sum backing his side for the title midway through the campaign – has staked £100 each way on the Clarets meaning £133,333 is up for grabs if the Premier League is won by a rank outsider for the second season running.

So far almost 100 times more bets have been placed on outsiders winning the 2016/17 title than at this point last year with Burnley (1000/1) and West Brom (1000/1) the most popular teams, while Leicester have also already been cut to 25/1 (from 33/1) to double up.

No bet bigger than £10 has been placed on 13/8 favourites Manchester City since Leicester secured the title.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said:”One Leicester fan clearly thinks his side will pass Burnley the baton and history will be made for the second season on the bounce.”

Ladbrokes latest betting:

Premier League winner 2016/17

Manchester City 13/8
Chelsea 9/2
Arsenal 5/1
Manchester Utd 6/1
Tottenham 7/1
Liverpool 11/1
Leicester 25/1
West Ham 100/1
Everton 150/1
Southampton 150/1
Stoke 350/1
Crystal Palace 500/1
Swansea 500/1
Bournemouth 750/1
Watford 1000/1
West Brom 1000/1
Burnley 1000/1