How Online Betting Has Changed the Industry
The online betting revolution was more than likely seen as the end of land based betting shops around the world but after more than 15 years of online betting, land based betting shops have stood the test of time. They may have not succumbed to an end but it does not mean that online betting has not changed the industry dramatically.
Technology and its advancement over the years has been the driving force behind the remarkable world of online betting and as technology continues to innovate and grow, so does the industry and who really knows what the future holds for land based betting shops. They currently thrive in Canada but there is a far more convenient mean and a much bigger betting market for Canadians who choose to bet online.
The Major Betting Industry Changes
The most notable change to the betting industry is its sheer size. Going online meant that bettors no longer needed to take the time or travel to a land based betting shop, they could simply log on at work or at home. Nowadays bettors in Canada can log on anywhere and place bets because mobile betting has given them the convenience to do so.
The internet created a network for the world to share information and to bring access to almost anything from almost anywhere. This meant that bettors could now bet on sports, politics, entertainment or anything else available that was occurring anywhere in the world. They were no longer limited to local events or only the major international events they had access to.
There is now the option for Canadian bettors to bet on practically anything that is happening anywhere in the world. This has meant an increase in rogue sites that cannot be trusted but overall there are plenty of online sports books that are safe and offer a protected environment for Canadians to bet.
Online sports books created new types of bets and now have a much larger selection than any land based betting shop has. They have the opportunity to gather information in order to calculate odds and also use technology to calculate the odds which means that the odds are far more accurate than ever before.
Bettors too have the chance to research any players or teams they wish to bet on and ascertain whether they are worth betting on. There is also plenty of information on the internet that provides tips and advice on how to bet better and increase the chances of winning.
What This Means for Betting Shops
Canada’s laws regarding betting online is one reason that land based betting shops remain thriving. Even though Canadians can bet online at internationally based and licensed sports books, there are regulations in place making land based betting shops safe too.
No matter how far technology advances there will always be people who remain faithful to the old school way of doing things. These people who have a penchant for sports betting keep the land based shops going and it seems they will continue to operate for some time to come even if their revenue is nowhere near as large as the online sports book’s is.