The Legal Status of Online Gambling
Online gambling is any type of gambling done online. This includes casinos, poker and online sports betting. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was online ticketing for the famous Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in 1994. Since then there have been many online gambling sites.
Many of these gambling sites are run by countries with stable governments that have legal status. It is important to remember, if a site is based in one country it is probably legal under that country. If the site you are looking at is based in another country, especially if it is a very popular site, it is probably not a scam or illegal. If you have any doubts, then check the online betting forums, online betting articles and even contact the companies where you have been interested in online gambling, such as the Casino World in Las Vegas.
Another important thing to be aware of, is the so-called “block access” software used by some gaming companies to block the sites from being accessed by some members of the public. Some countries (such as in the United States) have made online gambling against the law in order to protect consumers and to promote gambling as a legitimate business activity. Others, such as in some European countries, have made online gambling against the law in an effort to protect their traditional industries (such as in the UK they have made online betting against the law in an attempt to protect the lottery sector). As such, when you are looking to make a online bet, it is important to know whether or not it is legal.