I'm asking this because I have been talking to some friends overseas (UK and Russia mainly) and they all like to bet on American sports - mainly NBA with some NFL and MLB also. This surprised me, as I guess I was a little naive and assumed it was all about soccer, rugby, tennis, etc.
So how do the American sports fit in to most wagered on sports in other countries? If you are from the UK what would you say are the five most bet on sports? What about other countries? I know we have a good mix of Aussies, Irish, and Canadians. I'm particularly interested in English speaking countries, but would love to hear from non English speaking countries as well.
As a side note are UK sports bettors immediately turned off by the term soccer? I always assumed so until I saw it on the Bet365 site.