Online sports betting has been around for a while now. A couple of decades ago, people would have to physically go to book maker shops at the location of various sports if they wanted to gamble on their favorite team or players. The advent of the Internet and its presence in most households changed all that, though. There are hundreds of sites on now that offer betting on various sports. Some of these sites are even government approved, which means your money is (more or less) in safe hands while you gamble.
For a long time, online sports betting sites mainly catered to the most popular sports in the USA. These included basketball, baseball, football, rugby, tennis and even auto-races like the NASCAR and the Indy’s. However, as these sites gained higher visitor traffic with more people joining in the sports gamble game, the number of online sports betting sites mushroomed leading to some really stiff competition. Pretty soon, sites started looking at drawing in fresh crowds by offering betting on sports that were not covered earlier. One such sport happens to be golf.
A lot of online sports betting sites, or sportsbook as they are often called, now offer golfing enthusiasts the chance to place a bet on their favorite player. Now you can wager whether Tiger Woods is going to retain that championship or not! As with other sports, the sites provide bettors with in-depth player details like their style, recent win/lose record, their past performance on a particular course or tournament. All this is in addition to the usual betting odds. For those who are new to the sports gambling arena, such sites also give you useful hints and tips to follow in order to make safe bets and win more. With online golf betting gaining popularity, you can now play on the course as well as online.