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First Online Sportsbook

Mosaic, the first web browser launched on April 22, 1993 and, effectively, launched the World Wide Web as we know it today.

On January 17, 1996, Intertops launched the online sports betting business when they accepted the first online sports wager.

Of course a lot has changed over the least 17 years. Today there are hundreds of online sports betting sites doing billions of dollars in business across the planet and plenty of big markets (the United States and China) remain relatively untapped.

Intertops is still in business and, if there’s any justice in the world, the person who said, “We should let people place bets online,” is comfortably ensconced in a massive corner office at the Intertops headquarters.

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