Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted over the internet. This includes online casinos, live casinos, poker rooms, sports betting and many other types. The first internet gambling venue open to the public, was ticket selling at the Las Vegas Sands in 1994. Ever since then there have been many sites offering all different kinds of gambling, often conducted over the internet from a remote location.
The biggest difference between online gambling and real money gambling is the fact that you never have to leave your home to gamble. Most online gambling sites offer secure, confidential gambling online and therefore do not have need to have an extra layer of security with customers account information. This makes online gambling safer and more trustworthy than the actual stock exchange where your confidential information is at risk of theft. In addition to this there is usually no requirement for a credit card as you would normally have to if you were to gamble in a “real life” casino.
There are many different types of online gambling that people can participate in. For example, there are online casinos, poker sites, blackjack and roulette games. With online casinos you can either play for money or wager credits (e.g. bet on a game).