Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted via the internet. This includes casinos, poker and online sports betting among many others. The first online gambling site opened to the public, was ticket selling for the first ever Liechtenstein International Poker tournament in October 1994. Since its inception, online gambling has grown into one of the most popular leisure activities in the world.
The United States has created its own version of the legislative body called the Commission on Gambling Regulation and Control. This commission is a ten person board which meets at least once a year to discuss, make decisions and publish rules and regulations regarding online gambling. The Internet has allowed gamblers from all around the world to participate in a game at any time day or night. The most well known online gambling site is the World Wide Web Casino. This site offers all types of casino games including bingo, video poker, keno, slots, blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker.
Over the years online gambling has expanded from its base in Las Vegas, Nevada where it originated to all parts of the world today. Many European casinos have also sprung up, while new casinos have sprouted up in all corners of the globe. The reasons for the growth are numerous but they all point to one fact: people want more entertainment options apart from the traditional brick and mortar casinos. In this scenario online casinos are perhaps the best solution for people who love to gamble but who do not have the time, money and other resources to visit a land based casino.