For sports enthusiasts, betting isn’t just a game or a pastime, it’s a way to socialize and be part of a larger culture. After all, according to Sports Encyclopedia, historians date sports betting back thousands of years, when wagers were common at chariot races in Ancient Rome.
Through the years, sports betting evolved along with technology, with mandatory physical bets often replaced today by application-friendly digital opportunities to make some extra cash (if you’re lucky) during a favorite team’s game. Thanks to loosening restrictions and an ever-growing library of sports betting apps, a bettor in the United Kingdom can now place a wager on a horse at the Kentucky Derby, or a Formula 1 fan in Miami can place a bet on a driver in Monaco. Here are some top-performing options for newcomers and experts alike.
This globally used sports- book and online casino offers wagers on major leagues like NBA, MLB and UFC, as well as Formula 1, golf, rugby and darts. Make your bets before or during a live game with its in-play betting feature.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the top-rated sportsbook now makes strides stateside in New Jersey, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia. Launched in 2000, it offers a wide selection of features like Cash Out, Edit Bet and live streaming for national and international events, including the Super Bowl, Premier League and Cheltenham Festival.
This publicly traded company may have started from humble roots in New Jersey, but it spread throughout the United States with only a few restricted regions. DraftKings has a smaller global reach than Betway or Bet365, but for bettors stateside it remains one of the most popular apps. Added perks include free-to-play con- tests, signup promos and short-term profit boosts or bonus bets.
American users rave about FanDuel’s navigable app for both iOS and Android. With convenient features like live betting odds and signup promos, FanDuel features all U.S. major sports including college football and basketball.
For years, MGM Resorts in Las Vegas claimed the prime destination for physical sports betting, but even as more states legalized online sports betting, MGM still reigns with its digital sportsbook. It’s revered for comparing odds and is often used in conjunction with other betting apps.
Mazatlán, Mexico, has long been an attractive home destination for Canadian and American retirees, but, in recent years, young, digital nomads have also discovered the charms of this coastal city, finding inexpensive accommodations, beautiful weather and plenty of bandwidth for working remotely. The laid-back beach scene definitely eases the transition of relocating to Mexico’s West Coast.
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Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
Next summer, Denver, Colorado, becomes home to the country’s first carbon-positive hotel. The 13-story Populus features 265 modern guestrooms, a ground-floor restaurant, café, flexible meeting spaces, and signature rooftop restaurant and bar. Architecture is designed by Studio Gang, with interiors envisioned by Wildman Chalmers Design.
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Private jet charter service Jettly recently conducted an extensive study to find the most and least reliable U.S. airports in 2023. Analyzing the total number of delays, cancellations and diversions from more than 390 U.S. airports provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the results saw the least reliable airports span all corners of the country.