The Growing World of Online Gambling
Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes online casinos, live casinos and even sports betting. The first online gambling site opened to the public, was ticketing at the Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in 1994. Since then there have been many online gambling sites that have grown to over a dozen all offering a variety of games including online slots, video poker, bingo, blackjack and roulette. While most of these sites allow you to play for free some of them require a monthly or yearly fee.
A lot of the new online gambling sites are strictly online casinos and they do not offer live dealers or a physical card table. However, there are also many land-based sites that allow people to wager real money. For example, Las Vegas Sands Corp has a live casino and sports book called the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino. They offer live dealers, a huge indoor swimming pool and nice dining.
Many people will ask why not just go to a land-based site for their online gambling needs. The reason is that many of the online gambling sites will only allow you to play for free for a few minutes or hours. Then you will have to pay a monthly or yearly fee. The one exception to this is if you sign up for a service where they allow you to play for free for a specified period of time and then charge you an additional fee for additional plays. There are many such services available and they include, sports betting, auto racing, exotic dancing and casino gaming among others.