Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted via the internet. This includes casinos, live casinos and virtual poker. However, the first internet gambling venue open to the public, was online ticketing for the annual Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament from October 1994 until February 1995. The tournament was won by Peter “Protocol” Lewis who is the first ever world poker champion.
Online Gambling has been with us ever since and there are countless numbers of sites offering a variety of betting options. They range from bookmakers like Betfair, Coral Sportsbook, Ladbrokes, Intercasino and Paradise Poker to internet poker rooms like PokerStars, PartyPoker, Full Tilt Poker, Paradise Poker, VC Poker, Betdos and cd Poker. There are also online casinos offering both free and real money games. In fact, online gambling sites have become so popular that they now outnumber conventional casinos in number of visitors.
Real money betting is where you actually put your money at stake and if you win, you will get your money back. On the other hand, online casino gambling requires only a ‘virtual account’ and this accounts are secured with the money you bank with. Online gambling sites offer different kinds of gaming and here we have listed some of the most popular:
Craps is a betting game that can either be played over the counter (OTC) or online. Online gambling is very popular among those who cannot go to land based casinos because it offers them the opportunity to play their favorite game for free. Free online betting is very easy because you do not need to have any money in order to start. All you need is an active internet connection and you are good to go.
Poker is perhaps the oldest and most familiar gambling game. If you have ever tried playing a poker game, then you know that it can either be an exciting experience or a disappointing one. For every player, poker game has something special to offer. It is best played with a group of friends and if you are just starting out, it would be wise to play for free until you get better experience and knowledge of the game. You can also opt for playing against live players in order to sharpen your skills.
Online gaming is divided into different types like blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, roulette and slots. Each type of game has its own advantages and disadvantages. Blackjack and baccarat are known for their speed while blackjack and roulette are known for their huge jackpots. Online gambling also offers video poker and keno as other types of games. These online sites also offer gaming news, updates and other information regarding new products, promotions and events.