Online betting is any type of betting conducted online. This includes sports betting, online casinos and virtual poker. The first online betting venue opened to the public, was lottery ticketing for the world’s most famous lottery event, the LLL (Life Beyond Death) in October 1994.
Since its opening, the Internet has changed the way we live by changing the way we bank; changing the way we research and how we classify and price assets. No longer are we using a bookmaker as our sole recourse when investing, betting or gaming. The U.S government and other regulatory agencies have come up with rules and laws that govern how betting takes place. The U.S. government and all regulatory agencies now require companies to register and conduct regulated betting or they face severe penalties, fines and charges.
Online betting went mainstream in September of 2021 when it was legalized in New York. Although this marked the first time it had been legalized, this didn’t mark the first time it had been implemented yet. Regulated betting has been implemented in dozens of different countries across multiple continents, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Anywhere where gambling is legalized, online sports books can be utilized.