Dewi365: Online Gambling on soccer is the general activity of predicting soccer results by making a bet on the outcome of a soccer match. Perhaps more than other forms of online gambling, the legality and general acceptance of betting on soccer vary from nation to nation. In North America and Asia, for example, online gambling on sports is generally forbidden, while in many European nations, bookmaking is regarded as an honorable occupation and, while highly regulated, is not criminalized.
Proponents of legalized sports betting generally regard it as a hobby for sports fans that increases their interest in particular sporting events, thus benefiting the leagues, teams and players they bet on through higher attendances and television audiences. Opponents fear that, over and above the general ramifications of online gambling, it threatens the integrity of amateur and professional sport, the history of which includes numerous attempts by soccer gamblers to fix matches, although defenders counter that legitimate bookmakers will invariably fight corruption just as fiercely as governing bodies and law enforcement do.
Aside from simple bets, online gambling is commonly done through a bookmaker. Legal sports bookmakers exist throughout the world. In areas where online gambling on sports is illegal, bettors usually make their sports wagers with illicit bookmakers, where thousands of online bookmakers accept bets on sporting events around the world. The bookmaker earns a commission of normally ten percent on all losing bets, and pays out a predetermined amount to winning bets. Many bookmakers offer several alternative bets, including the following:
* Proposition bets: These are wagers made on a very specific outcome of a match.
* Parlays: A parlay involves multiple bets and rewards successful bettors with a large payout.
* Future wagers: This bet predicts a future accomplishment by a team or player. Odds for such a bet in online gambling are generally expressed in a ratio of units paid to unit wagered.