Global sports betting market is set to witness a substantial growth of 9.45% in the forecast period of 2019- 2026
Sports betting has always been a popular for people to gamble on, especially sports fans. Boxing is one of the few sporting events that stands out when it comes to wagering as adding thrill to what’s already thrilling enough tempts gamblers.
An article by CalvinAyre dealing with a study on the “large European online gambling operator”concluded that online sports bettors not only spent less money wagering during the COVID-19 pandemic, they also decreased their online casino spending, upending a prevailing narrative of this period.
With all sporting events on hold and few to bet on, UFC athlete Paige VanZant together with her husband a fellow MMA fighter, have been making headlines on Instagram by keeping their fans on edge.
They have both been passing time during lockdown isolation by posting a series of naked pictures. She makes it clear that the actions weren’t aimed towards grabbing attention but just because her fans were loving it.
VanZant has not fought since January 2019 when in her last fight, she had beaten Rachael Ostovich. She'll make her long-anticipated return to the octagon on July 12 at UFC 251 on "Fight Island."
The star has 2.5m followers on Instagram and she has recently admitted that she makes more money from social media than from fighting.
When her husband was asked by the Telegraph to comment he says “My wife and I have been called ‘The Van Nudists’ during lockdown and it is definitely appropriate,
We tried to come up with something new each day, whether we were working out, naked meal planning and cooking, gardening, out on the balcony, or just lounging about.”
Supporters have been posting great feedback on social media: “Oh @paigevanzant, how I've missed you.”
Boxing betting is expected to become more common in the U.S. over the next few years since that has been the pattern since the 1990s, according to studies since that time on buying PPV boxing events.
The boxing PPV market in the 90s was just at a peak of.54 percent of the American population. This has grown to 0.3 per cent in 2010. This simply means that people who would buy PPV access to boxing events in the United States alone are between 1.7 and 1.9 million.