Fantasy Sports : A Big Future for Fun Casino Sports Gambling
The big buzz in the gambling industry concentrates on certain restrictions some areas are trying to place on online and internet sports gambling. The concept of fantasy sports has been around for a while. Back in 1961 a computer program was developed that planted the seeds for what would become Fantasy Sports. A group of friends took it to the next level of creating fantasy baseball leagues and dubbed the creation “Rotisserie Baseball” based on the eatery that had served the group lunch on the day that they finalized the rules and standards. It has only grown as the advancement of technology has grown and it is now a world wide sports addict addiction and is supported by such media industry giants such as CBS, FOX, Yahoo, AOL, and ESPN to name just a few. Fans can sample playing fantasy sports as varied as the most popular baseball, football, basketball and hockey as well as more non traditional sports such as Golf, Auto Racing, English Football and even the world of WWE professional wrestling.
The Casino industry has always been run by a very advanced group of thinkers so they began to recognize the popularity of fantasy sports well before they became the norm and realized that they could support their own versions of the popular past time to enhance the experience of sports fans who patronize their business. Versions much different that the traditional team draft strategy the match makers at sports books began to include individual player/performer statistics as a part of their standard sports gambling offerings. A big NFL fan who is in town to experience the casino feel can not only spend his time at the traditional blackjack, poker, and roulette tables but he can also sit up shop on a Sunday and watch the football games on the sports book televisions and enjoy watching the action like he would on his own sofa at home. That Vikings versus Bears game can be even more exciting for that fan if he not only places a bet on the game outcome but also tries to predict if Adrian Peterson or Matt Forte will have more rushing yards and have an exciting chance to win some fun money. It tends to make every game on the sports lineup the potential to be an exciting way to spend a day.
Casinos are now adapting trying to find ways to utilize the popularity of fantasy sports. Several high profile casinos, both on site and online, have hosted high stakes fantasy football leagues that have been played by big time high rollers from all across the globe. They have also recently starting doing special one day fantasy leagues that lets fantasy players pick teams for just that days games, even sometimes crossing over sports and allowing them to pick one star from three different sports happening on the same day. You can bet that the ever expanding Casino industry will be forward thinking in trying to offer the best of fantasy sports to bring in new customers and keep those that are already on board. The proverbial ball has just been kicked off and you can be sure that the casino industry will find a way to score again.