An Introduction to Online Gambling
Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes casinos, poker and sports betting among others. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was Ticketing for the Luchtain International Poker Tournament in 1994. It was later replaced by the online casino sites. Online gambling has become very popular and can be played at home, on a laptop or in your car.
The main difference between online gambling and offline gambling is that online gambling usually doesn’t require installation of software on your computer. Instead, you need to download the software from the respective site and use it to access the game. Most online casinos use flash based software to operate the games. Online poker sites, however, use software client based technology.
When you play at online casinos, you have the option of playing either for money or for free. Free games are played using ‘play money’; where you can wager a small amount of money, and win or lose the same amount. You have the option of withdrawing your winnings if you lose, or if you decide to play for money, you can open an account with your bank and transfer the money from your bank to your gaming account.