by Paul on 01/04/21 at 03:44 PM ET
American punters are gearing up for what could be a memorable return to action, after many states have passed sports betting bills. The goal is to regulate an industry that used to be immensely popular in the US and one that was crushed by the passing of the UIGEA. With the Supreme Court ruling in favor of states regulating their local gambling industries, there has been a surge in the number of states willing to legalize sports betting. Americans who are allowed to legally bet on basketball, ice hockey, American football, baseball and other popular sports tend to use their mobile devices more often than computers.
The convenient way of betting on sports
Mobile devices are already used extensively by punters from all over the world on popular casino sites like Fruityking and their number is only increasing every year. Smartphones and tablets powered by Android and iOS operating systems can be used to bet on sports and also watch the games as they unfold. This provides punters with the perfect way of enjoying the matches regardless of their location, without missing out on unique betting opportunities.
Americans enjoy exceptional mobile coverage, with only the most remote areas being beyond reach, so they can benefit heavily from mobile casino gambling. Not only sports betting, but also casino games can be enjoyed on handheld devices, as they are powerful enough to run any games glitch free. Punters who register an online sports betting account can use it to place bets and watch the games in real-time.
Some bookmakers allow punters to watch the streams without placing a bet, as long as they have a funded account. Even a tiny amount of one dollar could be enough to qualify for watching live streams, which is significantly less than what sports fans would otherwise pay. Add to this the fact that the number of sports watching options is significantly wider at online bookmakers and you got yet another reason to sign up.
Cash-strapped states are hungry for new revenue
The main reason why the authorities contemplate the possibility of regulating sports betting in so many states is that they desperately need the money. The economical crisis has affected them and missing out on an important source of revenue is no longer an option. Americans found ways around the prohibitive laws to bet on sports and many chose to do it at unlicensed bookmakers. These are offshore sports books which pay no taxes, so the states don’t benefit at all from the amount spent by players.
Many Americans chose to forsake or at least postpone their much appreciated hobby until sports betting is once again legal nationwide. Once the laws confirm the fact that they are allowed to bet legally, the number of punters is expected to increase. With such a vast majority of people owning smartphones and tablets, it is only natural to expect a surge in the number of mobile punters.
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