Did you ever wonder how it all started for online sports betting? The bookmaker shop had been a familiar site for many decades and then, all-of-a-sudden, everyone seemed to be betting online!
Well, this fascinating infographic explains all. See how it grew, from Finnish punter Jukka Honkavaara placing the very first online bet for a Tottenham – Hereford United match in 1996, to the explosive growth around the turn of the 21st century that saw huge names like William Hill and Ladbrokes go online.
Can you believe that ‘Bet on the Move’ - the first mobile betting app was released way back in 2003, by Sporting Index; how slow must that have been to use! Check out how new technology has revolutionised the marketplace as the internet has matured. Chart the rise of now familiar names like PaddyPower and Betfair, and see bitcoin and eGaming make their debut.
Of course, this infographic was created before the latest big development in the world of online sports betting. In 2016 the team behind EnergyCasino launched EnergyBet, and with it a new standard of service, value and excitement. So, the next time you see a similar infographic mapping out the evolution of online sports betting, you can bet EnergyBet will feature on it.