Did you have a little flutter on any of the events at Rio 2016?
Gambling on all sports in the here in the UK has a long history, and is now a massive market. It was controlled for many decades but those controls were relaxed more recently. The 1960 Act of parliament made it legal for 'off course' bookmakers.
The market for sports betting on competitive on sports at bookmakers or on licenced websites, like for horse, greyhound, racing and football is absolutely vast, and growing all the time.
The market for online sports betting is now estimated to be worth a staggering £650 million with a compounding annual growth rate of 7% from 2009–12. There is estimated to be 2.1 million customers in the UK that participate in online gambling!
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