A few markets in the world of online gambling are accelerating faster than others. A few months ago, we discussed how big of an impact online gambling in the US has had since the regulation. Together with India, the US is considered one of the most exciting countries for online gambling, but lately, Brazil has risen as the shining star in the online gambling community.
When most think of gambling in the United States, Las Vegas is often the first thought that comes to mind. While Nevada is the gambling hub in the US, many other states have rapidly expanding casino and sports betting industries. In 2017, a law referred to as PASPA that banned sports betting outside of Nevada, was overturned, opening the flood gates to legal sports betting and online casinos on a state by state basis and started a new gambling boom in the US.
The ESL Pro League was originally known as the ESL ESEA Pro League. It's a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or CS:GO esports tournament that has been held every year since May 2015. The league is primarily based in four regions, namely Asia, America, Europe and Oceania. Every year around 24 teams participate, out of which there are 12 permanent partner teams. This is one of the most popular and widely renowned esports leagues worldwide.
Kho-Kho is a popular Indian sport that has been played by many kids during their years in school. It was on the same level of popularity as Kabaddi. However, while the latter formed a professional league in 2014, nobody devised a tournament league for Kho-Kho. In fact, the Ultimate Kho-Kho League is the first professional kho-kho league to come into existence. It is especially popular in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Naturally, the talented hotspot was here.
The Hockey India League, or HIL, is a top sporting organization run by Hockey India. You should know that Hockey India is the sole body in charge of the development of field hockey in India. Since Coal India sponsors HIL, this league also goes by the name Coal India Hockey League.
Badminton is a popular sport in India. One of the biggest events for this sport is the Premier Badminton League with players from around the world playing for the participating franchises. So, let's take a look at what the PBL entails.
India's Pro Kabaddi League started in 2014. This premier sporting event was inspired by the success of kabaddi in the 2006 Asian Games. Pro Kabaddi League has a franchisee model, and each team owner has paid roughly INR 1.5 crore to join the league. Pro Kabaddi's Season 8 was postponed due to the pandemic and was advanced to December 2021. Currently, all the matches of this kabaddi event are telecast by Star Sports, the sporting arm of Fox News.
The coaches always play a crucial role in shaping an athlete's career as well as the whole team. Such mentorship is rewarded in India by honouring the coach with the Droncacharya award. This is the highest award presented to a coach of any national sport in India.
The Khel Ratna Award, or Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, is India's highest honour an Indian athlete can hope to receive. This award was originally named after the former Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi. However, the Indian government renamed it after Major Dhyan Chand a few years ago.
The inaugural World Test Championship Final is finally upon us, and India take on table-toppers New Zealand