With the 1994 issuing of gambling licenses that was part of a law approved in the island of Antigua and Barbuda, the way for online gambling started to be paved through the releasing on the market of the gaming software.
The Microgaming company is responsible for developing the first completely functional online casino software that generated many online gambling sites. In this time, Cryptologic, a company dealing with security software ensured that the internet transaction was safely run and by 1995, the time for launching the first online casino was already there.
But this didn’t come without any obstacles, one of them being the legality of the trade. Many people refused the idea of online gambling, many of them being Americans. In 2006, September 30th, the USA Congress forwarded a bill reading that banks and credit card companies are forbidden to pay the online gambling companies from American residents accounts. Later this one became a law for which George Bush signed.
Even by then, online gambling companies have already faced many battles against individuals, but despite all these arguing and disputes, the players and supporters worldwide are captivated by the online gambling and many times reach to participate into it.
The most common online gambling games are known as the following:
* Internet Poker or Online Poker – is the one that has instilled the poker passion in a large number of player all over the world. Online gambling in the format of online poker host most of the times the Texas hold’em, Seven card stud and razz, Omaha – both coming in ring and tournaments structures.
* Online Casinos – are the sites that offer online gambling in the format of blackjack, roulette, baccarat, pachinko, slots, as well as many others. Depending on their interface the online casinos are also separated into three groups: Download-based casinos (require the customers to download the software to be able to wager on the specific games), Web based casinos, and Live casinos (they allow online players to interact with real games of the real casino world).
* Online betting in sports – various sports events over which players could wager like in the fixed odds gambling. Bookmakers are also there to assist with the betting or wagering, and so are the betting exchanges and spread betting agencies.
* Online bingos – they are also available on the internet as popular online gambling. As to the mobile devices, new developments have led to wireless tech and cell phones able to support the online gambling for those who relax in front of active gaming.