How to Locate the Top Online Gambling Sites


Gambling is bigger than ever these days, as it becomes legalized in more forms and more locales than many would have ever anticipated. We’re a year and three months into the United States Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for legalized sports wagering in the United States.

It’s causing a boom to gaming here in the U.S. so we figured we would take a look at some of the best online gambling sites and also at how casino bonuses work. What follows is an extensive look at how to do online gambling right and what you need to know for making real money.


Most online casinos offer a bonus for first time players, and these casino bonuses are made to get gamblers depositing for the first time, in hopes they continue gaming and become regular customers. First time bonuses are usually capped in size and base off a percentage match.

Let’s say your bonus is a 300% match to $3000. In this scenario, for every dollar you deposit (up to $1000), you will receive another dollar in bonus money.

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Sportsbooks and Sports Betting

If you want to know who the major players are in this space, just take a look at a few of the leading shirt sponsors in the world of football/soccer/futbol. It’s truly the world’s game, and you can typically see a club located in one hemisphere wearing the logo of a casino in a different hemisphere.

In the 2017-18 season’s shirt sponsorship deals, gambling companies (Mansion Casino, Betway, Bet365 and others) spent £36.3 million. That was a very significant portion of the record £226.5 million spent overall on kit logo deals during that fiscal year. On a global scale, Philippines-based Dafabet sponsored Sunderland, while Kenya-based SportPesa sponsored Hull City.

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Finding the Best Online Casinos

Continuing off the final sentence in the previous item, it’s called the “world wide web” and “the global game” for a reason. Soccer, the world’s most popular sport, has proven to be a tremendous marketing vehicle for casinos and betting, not just sports betting.

In the summer of 2017, Newcastle United struck a new £6m shirt sponsorship deal with online gaming business Fun88, the latest example of Asian betting companies sponsoring English football teams. With nearly a third of the league’s TV audience residing in Asia, this is a natural, logical trend.

Fun88 is only the latest Asian company to enter into this kind of partnership.  

Online bookmaker, was recently the shirt sponsor for Watford, but now on their logos reside on the kit sleeves, as global forex brokerage company FxPro took their spot in the middle of the kit. Asian gaming company m88 sponsors the AFC Bournemouth strip, to the tune of £3.5 million, while LeTou has a £4.5m contract with Swansea City. 

eSports Betting

This trend perfect indicates just how mainstream the gaming industry has become worldwide within the realm of sports. eSports are taking off like a rocket ship, and with it so are ancillary gaming industry businesses. These action packed eSports encounters have a high spectator value and drive a huge amount of curious fans and gamers from all around the world to watch the events unfold.


The current eSports gaming industry is closing in on $1.5 billion in global revenues and is experiencing a staggering 22% annual growth rate. Recent stats show Asia is the leading eSports market with over $320 million in revenue, while North America is at about $225 million, and Europe is close to $175 million.

Online Poker Sites

While eSports is the relatively new kid on the block, poker is the gambling game that’s been around seemingly forever. The classic game has also had a recent surge in popularity. It’s the world’s most popular card game, and attracts plenty of big names to both the IRL table and the cyber/virtual table online.


Footballing superstars into poker include Neymar, Teddy Sheringham and Gigi Buffon. Also, 2019 marks the golden anniversary of the World Series of Poker. A half century of established growth shows that this is no fad!

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

You can follow Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago on Twitter here and his cat on Instagram at this link.

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