Online sports betting, similar to other online gambling type transactions, has become more and more popular over the years.With the use of secure transactions over the internet, people can be sure their personal information is safe while they are putting in their credit card information to place bets on one sports team or another. In the past, a phone call would have to be made to a bookie and bets placed. The word of the person placing the bet would have to be good enough that the bookie would trust that person would pay up if he lost. The bookie would also have to be trusted, otherwise the betting person might not get paid himself if he won and the bookie skipped town. Most times, those kinds of calls were limited to payday, when the money was fresh in the bank. Now, credit cards can be used to place bets at any time of the week. When payday comes, the person with the credit can go ahead and pay his bills, or not, if he was winning all week.Not only does the online betting make it easier to place bets and collect winnings for experienced sports betters but it also opens up the door for new betters as well.A person new to the sports betting scene need not fear untrustworthy bookies or losing his money unfairly if he uses a reputable website to make his deals. This can bring new clients into the scene of sports betting, raising the stakes and increasing the payouts for everyone.