The history of online casinos is only about 14 years old, going back to 1994. It all started in Antigua and Barbados. The Free Trade and Processing Zone Act started there and provided safety for offshore online casinos.
The online gambling revenues topped $5 billion in 2003 and in 2009 it’s looking closer to $17 billion. Thanks to many different software developers as well as broadband connections, you are able to play poker from the privacy of your own home with people all over the world. You can also chat live with the players as well as view statistics. The number one advantage of online casinos is convenience. You can play from the comfort of your own home, instead of walking into a crowded and busy casino. A lot of people that use online casinos are people that do not live close to a casino, so this is their only way to participate besides taking a trip somewhere.
Online casinos offer variety, such as virtual slot machines, Blackjack, Craps, Keno, etc. Some more advantages of online casinos are that a lot of the casinos will offer perks for just signing up with them. Some online casino bonus offers include cash prizes for just signing up, or additional credits for making a first time deposit.
The casinos are all different so you will need to read the directions and rules of the perks that they are offering. Some online casinos allow you to play for free for a certain amount of time, so you can see what you are interested in on their sites.
Just recently an online casino received their 6th away for their performance. Lately some have started taking bets on performances by singers, about what songs they will sing and if there will be a wardrobe malfunction, like in performances in the past…