Sports have been the hub of human activity since Roman times. Humans have always shown tendency towards more entertaining sports than less entertaining ones.
Physicality has also been the major human instinct to inspire and stamp his authority; sports being a way to display this trait. Another human trait is to make money for ones self. As humans have always been devising a newer and easier ways to earn money; gambling and betting on sports has also caught their attention. Being a short route to lots of money, this has been one of the most fascinating trends of the new century.
Gambling evolved in Europe and it has caught the entire world with its fizz. With every thing going online during the last decade, gambling has also taken the same course. With the possibility of adding money to online accounts, gambling has become a success story. Now as the money can be paid through various cards to an online company, gambling sites are more practical.
There are various ways to upload the money to the gambling website. In almost all the European countries, cards such as MasterCard and Visa cards can be used to link with the gambling sites account. Once a card is linked in that fashion, one can easily upload the money to the website and pay for what he wants to gamble. Similarly, the winnings will automatically be paid to that card number.
Electronic money is another way to get the money into a gambling website. Now most of these websites even support wired transfer for withdrawal of funds. However, some countries, even today, do not allow use of credit/debit cards for online gambling purposes. The United States of America is a major country that has prohibited such use of credit and debit cards.
The physical sports have also made it to online betting. Football being the top ranked in betting has generated more revenue than the TV money and stadium ticket selling. The next in line is Basketball. Its popularity has grown over the years with the NBA going global. Baseball has also attracted the worlds major betting websites. You can easily gamble for any game these days right from your laptop. This ease and chance to win easy money through gambling and betting has made it almost a household thing. The best thing is that even a ridiculously low amount of money can be bet.
Along with the easy money, gambling has always been linked a lot of frauds and cheats. The same remains true with online gambling and betting. Most of the websites ensure that the money transfer is secure and there would be no fraud of any sort. However, how can one give out his credit or debit card information and believe that it is secure? Although many websites are secure and they do not intend to cheat on any one, but the constant threat of hackers always remains there. Just imagine that one of these sites with big money in its vault is hacked, where will all of your money go?