Gambling Online – How to Start
Online gambling is any form of gambling conducted online. This includes online casinos, live casinos and online poker. This is one of the fastest growing areas of online gambling.
The first online gambling site to open to the public, was the German Casinos in 1998. The welcome bonus offered by these sites was an all-inclusive welcome bonus, including welcome bonuses for new players. This attracted more people to sign up, resulting in a serious boost to German gambling finances. The welcome bonuses were designed to attract young gamblers who were not yet prepared to gamble for real money. These days most casinos offer welcome bonuses for online casino gaming.
In the United Kingdom online gambling sites also began to appear. A welcome bonus was provided to all players who were new to online gaming. This is a basic player bonus, which gives the player a chance to play some games for free. However, the UK government soon felt that this practice was not being appropriate and soon introduced a ban on all online gambling sites having a user bonus or any form of wagering bonus.
Some European online gambling sites have tried to dodge the ban by offering players who gamble with them fake casino chips or fake currency. They advertise their casinos as being based in Europe when they are in fact based in another country. They then entice people to visit the site, only to find that their real currency or chips are nowhere to be found. The practice is known as “fake money”, an illegal online gambling method. The UK government soon followed suit and shortly thereafter made it illegal to use or involve anyone in an act of fraud or attempt to defraud online gaming sites.
In some cases, sites have resorted to replacing virtual money with pieces of hardware such as a USB stick. These so-called “intertops” give the appearance of a real casino game while giving you access to a few free games. However, there is no legal way for online gambling sites to start offering legal tender, nor can they run a business legally without a license. There are however many games on the intertops that cannot be played for free, and they are designed to give you a true gaming experience.
You can try out any game on an intertops as long as you are over the age of eighteen. The UK government is very worried about internet gambling and it wants to prevent underage gambling online. An online gambling site cannot be directly linked to a casino, meaning that the young person who is responsible for operating the site cannot encourage or direct a child to gamble. It is also very difficult to monitor a site if it is based outside of the UK and the regulation can take several forms. It can be set up in the same country as the casino, if a licensed business operates it, or it can be set up in another country that has similar laws to the UK and is licensed to operate its own online gambling site.