Why the Ping-Pong Bets Are Dead and Gone
Betting on pingpongs isn’t new.
It was an old, popular, and wildly successful form of betting that took the sport of pingpings from a casual activity to one that required a lot of effort and finesse.
The early history of ping pong in the United States is the stuff of legends, including the story of a man named Billy Batson who bet a pingpanga that a ball would be hit by a baseball at a park in New York City.
And the legend of ping-pong’s enduring popularity as a game is supported by a number of historical examples, such as the story that Billy Bitter won the title of “World’s Greatest Ping-panga Pitcher” in 1900.
The sport gained more notoriety after the World Series, which brought the sport to a new level of popularity and media attention.
In the 1930s and 1940s, pingpang players won big at the hands of the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Senators, among others.
But in the late 1940s and 1950s, the sport suffered a series of disasters, with players suffering serious injuries and losing their lives in the process.
It would be only in the 1970s that the sport regained its popularity and began to rebound.
Now, the game is back with a vengeance, thanks to the new generation of bettors who are starting to invest in the sport, as well as the fact that bettoring is becoming a very profitable industry, with the average bettor now making a whopping $1 million.
The Betting 101 infographic by the National Review is available now, and if you’re looking for a great place to start, check out the entire infographic below.
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