Online gambling is any form of gambling conducted online. This includes online casinos, online poker and online sports betting among many others. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was Ticketworld in October 1994. Since then there have been online gambling sites opened in many different countries all over the world. These sites are usually based in a country that has a legal system that will allow them to operate legally.
In the United States, online gambling has been illegal since the 1994 act passed in Las Vegas. However, most states have made it legal within their states and allow casino style betting by means of credit cards, paypal, online transfers and real money transactions. While not all states have legalized online gambling, all of the states that have legalized it have made it illegal to operate casinos within their borders. This makes a person from traveling to gamble in a different state from where they are residence. Since most casinos are based in Vegas, this can be very difficult to do.
Many states have taken advantage of this and have passed laws that allow you to gamble online but require you to use a credit card or paypal to gamble. This way people can gamble legally while still being able to go to their favorite casinos around the US. If you decide to travel to other states where online casinos are not legal, you may find yourself having a problem trying to wager or withdraw your winnings. This can make the entire process of playing online very frustrating and cause you to lose more money. Although most states have taken measures to legalize online gambling there are still some places that do not allow gambling by credit cards or electronic funds transfer.