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With the proliferation of legalized sports gambling in the United States, it's never been easier for gamblers to lay action with a sportsbook. Online sportsbooks run by casinos and large commercial books now dominate the betting market. They have their advantages. With a few finger swipes, a player can lay money on a nine-leg parlay from their couch. They also have their disadvantages. Hit big, and your money may take five days to show up in your bank account. As Bitcoin and cryptocurrency grow in popularity, betting with it may be the best way for sports gamblers to ensure safe
For thousands of years, men and women have enjoyed the thrill of pitting animals against one another in various acts of speed, skill and even strength. As far back as 700 BC, folks packed arenas to witness the ancient sport of horse-drawn chariot racing. Horse racing, aptly named the sport of kings due to its popularity with the aristocracy, is one of the oldest known sports. Where competition flourishes, betting is sure to follow. This is no different when it comes to animal-based events. Horse betting continues to be the most popular of all animal competitions, with an estimated annual
Horse racing is one of the oldest and most widespread sports in the world. During a horse race, two or more horses ridden by jockeys compete by traveling a set distance as quickly as possible. For many spectators, the appeal of the sport is betting on the winner. Racing is one of the only forms of gambling that is legal in most of the world, and the sport's global market worth is around $115 billion. Origins of Thoroughbred Racing The practice of racing horses dates back as far as 4500 BC. Nomadic tribes in Central Asia were the first to domesticate horses, and it is likely that they a