High Rollers and Online Gambling
Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted via the Internet. This includes casinos, virtual poker and many other types of online gambling. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was online ticketing for the first Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994. Betting exchanges and other online gambling facilities were implemented and as more gambling sites appeared, there were questions and arguments about the lawfulness of some sites and so the internet became filled with what we know today as online gambling.
Some of the major online gambling jurisdictions include United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. In the US online gambling is legal whereas in some parts of the UK and some of the states in the US it is illegal to conduct online gambling. For example, in Las Vegas it is strictly forbidden to play poker from inside the Las Vegas Strip. The argument against it is that there are people that will pay to play at the strip and they are not professionals nor should be playing for real money. However, there are still some odd cases of fraud where a professional would be hard pressed to deny that he won a jackpot online.
There is a high rollers profile in almost every online gambling site. This is especially true with online casinos that allow you to wager real cash or play for points, which can be converted to cash and kept or used to purchase tickets. There are some online gambling websites that cater to a particular class of people and they advertise heavily to these high rollers to ensure that they are kept happy. This is also true with online gaming lounges, wherein people can enjoy a drink or two and then go back to their seats to continue the game. There are also sports betting sites online, where professional sport gamers make a living from the sports that they bet on and this form of online gambling is also prevalent online.