Most Popular Betting Sports

Sports betting is a fun way that many people engage with their favorite sports. Thanks to the cyber-boom of the past century, the internet has become a primary place where many people go to do their betting. In the United States, most sports betting is done through online means. But just what are the most popular betting sports online? In this article, we will look at a few sports which stand out in terms of popularity in the online betting scene.

American Football

While not super popular around the world, American Football is, by far, the biggest sport in the United States. Considering the US population makes up over 50% of all online bettors, it is worth mentioning the States’ favorite betting sport on a list like this. The National Football League is the US’s biggest sports league, valued at over 15 billion U.S. dollars. The league claims that they see hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from the betting industry alone. You can get more information on betting on the NFL by checking the report on, where they go deep into the various betting sites available to bettors from all over the world.

Association Football

Association football is the biggest sport in the world right now, with over 4 billion fans worldwide. Football is also the biggest betting sport in the world, which makes sense considering its popularity. In South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, football dominates the betting scene, being far ahead of the second and third most popular sports, and having more fans than both of those sports put together.

Horse Racing

Horse racing, for a long time, held the title of most popular betting sport. It was only in the 20th century that soccer took over, however, horse racing remains a hugely popular betting sport today, with people from all over the world tuning in to the races and placing bets, whether in person, or online. Horse racing is one of those sports that is synonymous with betting. It is the default sport shown in pop culture (films & television) to show that a character is good at betting, and films have been made about some of the most popular horses in the horse racing world.


Tennis is also hugely popular on the betting scene, being ranked 3rd in terms of popularity. Recently, tennis betting sites and shops introduced the ability of live betting, which allows bettors to wager on a match while it is going on, allowing for better odds, as it is easier to see who is going to win when the match has already begun.


Boxing is one of the oldest sports still being practiced today, and is still the most popular combat sport in the world. In the world of combat sports, boxing absolutely dominates the scene, with boxers being the most highly payed athletes in combat sports, and boxing being the most popular sport to bet on. The diversity of betting on boxing is also a huge draw, as not only can you place wagers on who will win the match, but also by how many points, how many rounds will the match go, will the outcome be decided by points or by K.O., etc.


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