Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted via the internet. This includes casinos, poker and sports betting among others. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was online ticketing for the World Series of Poker in October 1994. This has since then exploded into an enormous worldwide phenomenon.
Most countries have their own laws pertaining to online gambling and they differ with each country. You should therefore check out the local laws before you decide to place a bet on a game of your choice. Most online gambling sites also have provision for online betting in several different countries across the world. The use of these types of gaming sites can be traced back to the Roman Empire who first introduced it into the western world.
Responsible gaming and online gambling has become a billion dollar industry. Millions of people from all over the world log onto their computers at home or at work to enjoy themselves whilst they wait for their favourite gambling games like slots, video poker, roulette and blackjack to be played in the comfort of their own homes. A large number of these people are so engrossed in the game that they will not be aware of what is going on around them. This can lead to many accidents being caused by unsupervised online gamblers and even the possibility of organised crime being run off with the proceeds from such betting games like poker.