Today, betting is one of the most popular leisure activities. It is easily accessible, both in physical form and online giving people opportunities to win a lot of money with little investment. There is almost no activity that people can not bet on.
It is difficult to say which are the most popular betting sports since it differs from country to country. Every nationality, country or culture has its own national sport that is their favourite. Along with that, every sports event has its betting fans. With that being said, it is also clear that the bigger and more popular the event is, the bigger earnings and betting wins are. However, there have been market researches on the worldwide base and for each continent or region, that have shown the betting favourites.
When it comes to the world, the first place with no doubt goes to the sport with the most passionate fan base worldwide. Soccer or football is a sports industry with worldwide popular events and some of the most significant earnings in the world. It is no wonder that it is the most popular betting sport. Second place goes to US football. Even though this sport is not popular worldwide like European football, it is still a huge industry that works with insanely large sums of money. Third place goes to another global popular sport – basketball. Basketball is followed by tennis, then cricket, golf, Formula One and finally, boxing.
When talking about Europe, the situation with the first few spots is more or less the same. The first spot goes to the beloved soccer, second to tennis, and the third to basketball. Here, the situation changes, with a few sports coming into the picture that the rest of the world seems not to really care about when it comes to betting. Fourth place goes to snooker and darts, followed by volleyball and handball, and finally with squash.