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The History of Online Gambling (Infographic)

How betting became a billion-dollar industry.
The History of Online Gambling (Infographic)
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This year, online gambling is expected to generate $50.65 billion dollars and jump to $56.05 billion in 2018. That’s a lot of money. Just for comparison's sake, Disney generated $52.47 billion last year.

Last week’s Super Bowl LI was expected to top the amount wagered on last year’s game between Carolina and Denver, with one bettor putting $1.1 million on the Falcons to win -- imagine the emotional roller coaster ride that individual experienced during the game.

The history of online gambling is very interesting, full of twists and turns. Take a look at the infographic below, which highlights this billion-dollar industry from its beginning to its current state.

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