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Sports Gambling Shows Progress

If you want to see some progress in online gambling, you would have to look at sports gambling. While not all kinds of sports betting is allowed, under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, one kind is clearly safe – horseracing. It’s true that casino games are the most popular type of online gambling, but the anti online casino law makes it very hard for operators to offer such services in America. The result is a change of focus. Instead of trying to offer something new, most firms try to offer the same platforms to new audiences at new markets. With sports betting, namely with horseracing – you can spot change.

A Las Vegas-based company announced this week that a new platform for betting over horseracing will be launched soon. The platform doesn’t use the internet, but it can be easily categorized as a development of online sports gambling. The basic idea is simple: players will receive promotional sweepstake SMS text messages that informs them about new gambling options and also makes it possible for them to answer back and actually participate in the contest. The platform doesn’t only inform players, but it grants them a way to wager and play. Thinking about other types of sports betting, the possibilities that such platform brings are numerous. Just think about soccer betting or baseball wagering with such a platform.

The ability to offer gambling without the need for a computer is a realization of the notion that starting online gambling – being able to gamble freely and independently. Sports gambling is the perfect kind of gambling to test the platform as sports betting is much more dynamic than, let’s say, Blackjack playing. You can’t surprise a player with a new Blackjack promotion, but you can’t surprise him with a promotion that deals with a horserace that takes place 2 minutes after the announcement.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.