The popularity of sports betting is poised for inevitable growth despite Team USA’s decisive loss to the Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup Saturday.
The USA entered the tournament with one of the youngest teams in the competition and was led by the youngest team captain—23-year-old Tyler Adams—since 1950. Their progression into the knockout was enough to mark the competition as a success, even if it ended earlier than the players hoped.
Buried behind the performances of Team USA was the decisive victory for the sports betting industry. With the next World Cup set to take place in a host of North American cities, the presence of soccer betting is here to stay.