The Top Sports For Betting On Worldwide

The Most Popular Sports for Betting On

Sports Betting is increasingly becoming easier to do because of the advent of internet-based bookmakers. You can now wager from wherever you are using your smartphone or tablet and can do so using your desktop as well. Is your favourite sport on the list of the worlds most bet on?


The Beautiful Game sees millions of fans travelling to see their teams play each week and those who can’t do this make sure to turn their TVs on before kick-off! Asian Handicaps, Correct Score, Double Chances, Draw No Bet, and Full Time Results are the most frequently seen Soccer wagers. 


Yes, you read that right! Tennis is one of the most popular sports when it comes to wagering. Although the most betting activity is over the major tournaments, like Wimbledon, the US Open, French Open, Australian Open, and BNP Paribas Open, many people are wagering on smaller events as well. 

Correct Score, Handicap, Match, Outright, and Over/Under betting are regularly used Tennis wagers. 

Horse Racing

While no universal time frame exists, Horse Racing as we know it today can be said to have started in the 18th century. St Leger, the first modern Horse Race, started in England in 1776 and was followed by the Oaks in 1779 and the Derby the year after that. While certainly not as old as the online Keno real money games playable today that has its roots in the 7th Century BC, Horse Racing has a rich tradition of its own. 

Top wagering options in Horse Racing include Exacta, Place, Quinella, Show, and Win bets. 

American Sports

The most-viewed US sports include American Football, Baseball, and Basketball although Ice Hockey is certainly on the up and up in terms of viewing and wagering. 

Top American Football bet types include Futures, Moneylines, Over/Unders, Parlays, and Point Spreads. Baseball fans prefer Betting the Run Line, Moneylines, Playoff Over/Unders, Postseason Player Props, and World Series Futures. In Basketball betting, there are several wager types that bettors seem to love. These include the Future, Halftime, Moneyline, Parlay/Teaser, and Spread. 

Ice Hockey fans love wagering on Futures, the Moneyline, Parlays, Puck Line, and Totals.


With both national and international events happening all year round, Cricket bettors have many games to choose from when wagering. Top online bookmakers allow access to one and all, too, so no matter where or when a match is unfolding, bettors can make their Match Winner, Player of the Match, Top Batsman, Top Bowler, and Toss Winner wagers with ease.


Rugby originated in the United Kingdom in the 1500s and has gone on to become one of the most popular sports in the world, especially in terms of wagering. The list of the best teams includes New Zealand’s All Blacks, the South African Springboks, the Welsh Dragons, England’s Lions, and the Australian Wallabies. 

The most placed wagers include Outright, Handicap, Over/Under, Player, and Team markets.

Amplify Sports’ Excitement

Perhaps the only way to boost the thrill of watching sports events is to have a little money riding on the outcome. And what better way to put your knowledge of the games to work? 

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.