Tech mistake |Technology has revolutionised many industries over the past few years and sport is unquestionably an area that has been greatly impacted by this.

The use of video technology and data analysis are two positive examples of the use of technology in sport, while the increase in the number of online betting sites perfectly highlights how it has had a major effect on the industry.

The likes of American Football, cricket and tennis have been quicker to embrace technology than others, but most elite level sports have now caught up.

Read on to find out more about the benefits of technology in sports.

Online betting sites

Advancements in technology have transformed online gamblingand the boom appears sure to continue for the foreseeable future.

Research conducted by Oristep Consulting in 2017 found that the market was valued at $44.16 billion for the previous year and it is estimated to reach over $81bn by 2022.

Gambling operators have used technology to improve their websites, with people now able to access betting markets around the clock.

There have been significant changes in consumer habits in the industry, and increases inmobile and social gambling are expected to provide further market growth over the next few years.

Video Technology

Most sports now use a wide range of technology, with video refereeing and video analysis two excellent examples of this.

The NFL was the first sport to introduce video technology to assist officials with on-field decisions, but it is now a feature across the sporting spectrum.

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system has been successfully used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, helping to eradicate many of the mistakes that have blighted previous football tournaments.

Video technology has also changed the way athletes are analysed before, during and after competition, helping coaches assess individual aspects and make decisions relating to training and performance based on what they see.

This is then filtered into the training regimes of the athlete, allowing for improved performances and better chances of success.

Digital and social media

Sports fans are consuming more information than ever before through new technologies. Live streaming, apps, social video and social media have all impacted various sport.

Improvements in internet connectivity and advancements in smartphone capabilities has provided fans with a whole new world of possibilities. People are no longer restricted by their geographical location when it comes to accessing content. you may also read Benefits of Technology in the Classroom.

Social media has also transformed the way fans interact with sports, providing different platforms like Facebook and Twitter where fans, clubs and athletes can connect. Engaging in this way brings sport closer to the fans and increases their enjoyment.

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