Parent page: Sports and Gambling in the UK
Since the early 60s, betting has been legal in the UK. Many betting companies operate both online and in physical casinos. There is an abundance of the sports options that punters can place their bets on. Some of the popular sports that people bet on in the UK are as follows.
This should not come as a surprise that football is listed as a popular sport to bet on in the UK. Even globally, football is ranked high as a popular sport among punters. What makes it appealing to most people is the fact that there are many games and matches, both locally and internationally. The UK has the Premier League, championships and they also bet a lot during the World Cup. Being a global game, the rules are simple to understand, and betting on football is not complex, so even beginners can try their luck and win on their first bet,
Until recently, horseracing was the popular sport to bet on in the UK. While the older generation is still stuck on horseracing, the digital age has opened up several other options like tennis and football. Younger people tend to be drifting away from this sport. However, it still maintains its appeal, and events such as Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby always attract many punters.
Another game that has caught the attention of many bettors in the UK is tennis. Over the years, the number of people who are placing their bets on tennis has been increasing. International tournaments attract several people, among them being people in the UK.
For a very long time, golf was assumed to be the game for the rich. Times have changed, and now it ranks among the top games that people play and bet on. There are international and local games. Online casinos have also made it possible for people to bet more.