look to take advantage of World Cup
America and the internet are in the midst of a
boom in online casinos, and the $12 billion dollar a year
industry is taking over the world wide web. Who would have
thought, a few years ago, that internet poker and gambling would
be so popular? Due to new TV shows like the World Series of
Poker on ESPN and the World Poker Tour, online casinos have
capitalized and are now in the minds of millions of Americans
and other players worldwide. Online casinos are everywhere – on
soccer shirts, on TV, on advertisements on buses – the internet
gambling industry is a worldwide force. The profitability of the
online casinos industry and the customer dedication suggest that
online casinos and sports books are not merely a fad and will
remain a force to be reckoned with in the future.
Online casinos and sports books always see betting increase
because of major sporting events. For example, in March, online
casinos saw an increase because of March Madness (the NCAA
basketball tournament). Now, online casinos and sports books are
seeing a major spike because of the 2006 World Cup in Germany
this month. But is all this gambling and all these new online
casinos healthy for the youth? Will online casinos be regulated?
These questions remain unanswered, though industry experts are
weighing in with their opinions. Whatever the answers, it is
clear that the World Cup has made online casinos are a very
popular venue for many bettors.
The World Cup has long been acknowledged as the most popular,
and most watched sporting event on the planet, and this year its
appeal is reaching further than ever, news that isn’t lost on
many of the top online casinos on the net.
With sports betting and props wagering being huge areas of
business in the world of online casinos, it comes as no surprise
that the online casino industry is therefore cashing in big time
on the World Cup. A total of 64 games will be played over the
next month, by 32 teams from around the world, and with 3 games
per day in the group stages, online casinos are preparing
themselves for a betting frenzy. The first game will be on June
9th as Germany, the host nation, take on heavy under-dogs Costa
The tournament in Germany will be screened live around the globe
to millions of viewers rooting for their national teams, and
many sports books will be taking advantage of this sports
betting opportunity, there will be plenty of options for fans
wishing to place bets and wagers on their favorite teams,
players, and predictions.
The odds are currently on tournament favorites Brazil to bring
the trophy home for a record sixth time, but England, Argentina,
Italy and Germany are also well backed front-runners at
different sports books all over the web.
Whether or not Brazil are the champions, it is clear that sports
books will be the big winners.