Football betting at Bet365!Friday, Jun 9, 2017 13:47
The UK has been well known as the home of betting, with Harry Ogden of Lancaster widely accepted to have been the first bookmaker after having opened for business on Newmarket Heath in the 1790's. Whilst betting had gone on before then, Ogden was the first person to offer horse racing odds as we are familiar with today.
Progress was slow thereafter, but since the 1960 Betting and Gaming Act and gradual relaxing of restrictions, gambling increasingly became more mainstream and socially acceptable.
Technology Changes Everything!
It was the birth of online betting in the late 1990s that really took gambling in the UK to another level, with the ease of access and the range of markets on offer to bet on being way beyond anything previously available. The addition of mobile betting has since added even greater ease.
Football betting has benefited more than any other sport from these advances in technology and these days there is a vast selection of markets to bet on. Things have certainly come on since William Hill introduced the first fixed odds football coupon in 1944 and it's telling that it wasn't until the early 1990's that football bets no longer had to consist of at least three selections.
Nowadays we are truly spoiled for choice, with traditional markets such as match result, first goalscorer and correct score, to betting on Asian Handicap, cards, corners and plenty more as well.
Bet365 is now one of the largest and most popular bookies in the UK and Europe. Always at the forefront in terms of providing punters with some of the best odds, it's also hard to think of a rival bookmaker that compares to the Bet365 coverage of sports and the number of competitions and individual betting markets within those sports.
That's definitely true of football, where the amount of league and cup competitions they cover is second to none. Whether you want a bet on the Champions League or the Scottish Reserve League (and let's be honest, who doesn't get the occasional hankering to stick a few quid on the result of the match between Alloa Reserves and Dumfries Reserves?), Bet365 can take care of you.
Made to feel Welcome!
The other great thing about Bet365 is their fantastic 100% matched Welcome Bonus of up to £200. As well, there’s always a pile of other football-related promotions on offer, including the Euro Soccer Accumulator Offer and the Bore Draw Money Back (for Correct Score, Half-time/ Full-time or Scorecast bets if the final score is 0-0).
There's never been a better selection of football gambling opportunities available to punters and Bet365 remains the best bet for value and choice.