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Online Betting

Online betting is celebrating it's 12th anniversary with the first online casinos appearing in 1994, following the allowance of online gambling licences by the Caribbean country of Antigua & Barbuda. Within two years there were 15 online casinos. Today, the worldwide online gambling revenue is estimated in excess of $21 billion with around 2,500 cyber gambling sites in operation. In simple terms, it’s the fastest growing industry on the internet. Gambling continues to grow in the United Kingdom, too, and is worth more than £30 billion every year, and online or remote gambling is rapidly becoming a very big part of that sum. Regulated by the Gambling Commission, it’s a 24-hour activity and bets can be placed via the internet, telephone, television or any other kind of electronic facilitating device.

Just like land-based casinos, online casinos offer a wide variety of live casino games. Table games include roulette, craps and mah-jong. Card games include blackjack, poker and baccarat, and, of course, slots of every imaginable kind are in abundance. A very popular form of online gambling in the UK is bingo and there are literally hundreds of websites that offer bingo games to meet anyone’s specific requirements.

Another cool way to that online sites have integrated the best of the online and bricks and mortar world is live casinos. In a live casino game, a human dealer runs the game in real time from a casino gaming table, which can be seen via a live streaming video link. Players can make betting decisions via a console on their computer screen, and can communicate with the dealer using a text chat function.

Of course, another major side of online gambling involves sports. Betting on sports has existed for hundreds of years and the internet has transformed that industry. Just about any professional sport can be bet upon but the most popular in the UK are football, cricket, rugby, boxing and golf. Online gambling also makes available the world of sport. allows gamblers to bet on sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey. Sporting events can also be bet on while in progress, adding to the level of excitement while watching the game. In-play gambling, as it is called, has become extremely popular, particularly with football. Other types of online gambling include skills games such as dominoes, backgammon and gin rummy.

Whether you bet for money or purely as a thrill-seeking activity, online betting removes the hassles and obstacles previous associated with having to visit a casino or betting office.