Betting on sporting events has been around for a long time. Even just a gentle flutter on a horse race or a drop on a football game is considered to be a sports bet. In the past however, there were only opportunities to do sports betting in person either through legal or illegal means. Nowadays, sports betting can be done online, with all the different sporting events and betting options simply laid out ready for a bet to be placed at the simple click of a button.
When most people think about sports betting their mind instantly jumps to horse racing. This is one of the biggest components of this world and possibly the area that has held sway over this form of gambling the longest. It is also an easy option as it makes for simple bets on just who will win. Team sports are also commonly bet on and, in recent years, motor sports have been becoming more popular and can also take these same simple bet forms. Of course, there are more complicated betting options available as well in the form of spread betting, handicap betting, outrights, parlays, progressive parlays and many more.
It being such a lucrative business, there are many big companies involved. William Hill has long been a part of this industry, in particular having its name linked to the horse racing industry. It started in 1934 and since then has retained its hold on the market to excellent effect. The company offers a huge range of betting options including all but the most obscure sports, and in doing so provides an easy and simple way of betting for the masses.
With the continued ease of sports betting, the industry is only growing, and with the more recent interest in betting on motorsports there are more options available than ever for punters.