Betting is now the favorite pastime in America if judged by the revenue generated by the industry. American gamblers bet tens of billions of US dollars annually, and the United States is not even the leading betting nation in terms of per capita gambling losses.
According to H2 Gambling Capital, the top 10 betting nations in terms of gaming losses per adult are, in order: Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Canada, Finland, Italy, Hong Kong, Norway, Greece and Spain.
Eveningofodds.com traces the history of betting back to the wave of gambling legalization in the early 20th century. We explore how people bet in the past to give insights on how gambling arose as a popular and accepted pastime in many parts of the world.
Here are our current feature articles. Enjoy!
• History of the modern gambling industry – Find out how modern gambling came into being after a period when it was illegal in many countries. What type of people gambled back in those days?
• Gambling’s rise – After legalization, gambling began to grow steadily and eventually became one of the most popular and preferred ways of socializing among all sectors of society.
• Stories of the rich and famous – Gambling is as much a pastime among kings, barons, captains of industry and celebrities as it is among the common populace. We present a few true stories of gambling between the rich and famous.
• Today’s most exciting casino games – What betting games provide the most fun and excitement? Blackjack, Craps or Roulette? We provide our picks for the most exciting betting games.