Cricket is a popular sport the world over, as is betting on it. It adds an additional level of enjoyment to the cricket fans already watching the game. Turning from mere fan to engaged bettor makes the game intrinsically more interesting, as rooting for a team or certain outcome will turn into something that has financial repercussions. However, it is not only fans that bet on cricket games. Many sports bettors are bettors first and foremost and then go on to choose the sport they wish to bet on.
The letters NBA stand for the National Basketball Association, and this is the pre-eminent professional basketball league in North America. The league was established in New York City in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America, but adopted the present name three years later, after merging with the National Basketball League. The international as well as the individual team offices are directed from its head offices, which are in the Olympic Tower in New York City. Associated businesses, NBA Entertainment and NBA TV Studios are operated from offices located in New Jersey.
Boxing is by far one of the oldest sports still going on today, with fighting itself being an integral part of human nature, and men and women have long enjoyed betting on boxing rounds, probably as soon as it became a formalised competition. The earliest evidence we have of this activity is the Olympic Games of 688 BC. Illegal betting has long accompanied bare-knuckle boxing matches, and legalised wagering has lent an extra layer of enjoyment to professional pugilist face-offs.