What is Online Gambling All About?
Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted over the internet. This includes casinos, online poker and virtual casinos. The first online gambling website opened to the public, was ticket selling for the hugely popular Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994. Ever since then the world has become a huge location for online gambling. While the majority of online gambling occurs within the US, a number of online gambling websites have gained considerable popularity outside the US, particularly in Europe.
The most common types of online games are online gambling sites and poker rooms. Most online games that can be played for money require players to use a credit card or PayPal account in order to withdraw their winnings. Many online gambling sites offer a variety of different games including Bingo, Blackjack, Poker, Slots, Roulette and Sloppy Joe’s. Online poker sites provide a great place to find information and play free online games as well as playing for cash or prizes with real cash.
The growth of online gambling in the Caribbean is largely due to the high number of casino travelers in the area. Some of the world’s most famous gamblers reside in the Caribbean, including Oscar Lopez De Los Rios, who is said to be the world’s second richest man, and his partner Princess Leopoldo. Other well known gamblers in the region include Russian billionaire and owner of the Manchester Arena, Maxim Potockarov, and Canadian entrepreneur, Guy Lepage. Mobile gambling is now illegal in the Caribbean but remains a very lucrative industry, especially for those based in the area.