An Introduction to Online Gambling
Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted over the internet. This includes online casinos, poker and online sports betting. The first online gambling site opened to the public, was electronic lottery ticketing for the infamous Liechtenstein International Poker tournament in October 1994. Since then, there has been an explosion in the online gambling community with sites opening in every major country in the world. These sites offer a wide variety of games including bingo, blackjack, roulette and keno. Some online gambling sites also have video poker and keno rooms where you can play against other online players.
Some online gambling sites offer welcome bonuses, these bonuses are designed to encourage you to play with them by either depositing money into your account or receiving money as a sort of’reward’ for joining the site. Some sites offer welcome bonuses in the form of entries into special draws and contests. There are also sites that offer no deposit bonuses, these bonuses would not be available if you had to deposit money to play. Some casinos also offer ‘no deposit bonuses’ whereby the entry fee is less than the amount you would normally have to deposit to gamble. Again, this would not be possible if you had to deposit funds.
Most online casinos are based in the United States but a large number of them are based in countries around the world. You will find that most casinos do have some sort of customer service, however it is often quite poor. Many sites have no means of communicating with their clients and so cannot give help when they are in need. Online gambling should be treated with some caution and you should always play at reputable sites. Never use anyone’s address, telephone number or any other information associated with a credit card to gamble with. If you are ever unsure about how to gamble, you should report the website to the Better Business Bureau and then proceed accordingly.