Do Women Like Sports Betting?

When we say betting, what do you think of? We think we could probably guess. A group of men, beer bellies, stood around the local betting shop with either an ecstatic or disgruntled look on their face. It’s a typical stereotype, isn’t it? However, the world of betting has exploded in recent years with the internet enabling the betting world to blow up and find a whole new host of enthusiastic betters! In fact, the fastest growing group of sports betting fans are women. So, what’s to love about it? 

Firstly, it’s the thrill. That rush of adrenaline when you’re SO CLOSE to winning and literally sitting on the edge of your sofa. It’s a rush of adrenaline and can certainly give a boost to a usually boring Wednesday evening. It’s also much more convenient now, gone are the days of awkwardly entering your local betting shop, it can all be done with a few swipes of your phone! You could be on your morning commute or waiting for the bus with your phone or iPad, it has made betting much more accessible for everyone at any time. It also presents the opportunity to earn a little extra cash! If you’ve got the luck of the Irish then you might find yourself quids up, and don’t we all just love a bit of extra money? Perhaps that Stella McCartney bag will be ours after all…

As well as the enjoyment, entertainment and potential to earn some extra dollar, generally, humans love to get involved in sports. We’ve been doing it since the days of the gladiators! If you have a favourite team it’s only natural you want to support them and hopefully earn from their triumphs. It enables you to ‘share’ the joy and experience with the team members and feel a special connection to the game. Celebrating when they win, because you’re also winning too! Whether it’s football, rugby, tennis or even boxing. It brings the game to life and allows us all to take a little risk and of course, have some fun. 

However, it’s important that you source reliable websites that are safe and legitimate. There are many websites that recommend on the top 10 betting sites. They also handily let you know what each of the betting websites are offering in terms of discounts, so it’s well worth a quick peek!

Yes, women DO like betting. The seedy, smoke filled air of betting shops is a thing of the past, betting is now a fun and easy past time for all adults to get involved in. At YCB we enjoy betting as a fun hobby (we LOVE an office wager too), but always be sure to gamble responsibly. So, who will it be next weekend? Man United or Chelsea? Our bets are in…

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.