Gambling online is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes casinos, online poker and virtual casinos. The first internet gambling venue open to the public, was online ticketing for the first World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 1994. Since that time many other gambling online venues have opened in different countries all over the world.
Today there are hundreds of licensed gambling sites on the Internet. Gambling online is very safe since all transactions are carried out with real money. Although many states in the US have legalized gambling online it is illegal in the majority of the states to operate gambling sites from within the state. Many countries throughout the world have legalized online gambling and in addition regulate it via taxes. Many countries have real money online casinos but also have regulated online betting sites that are licensed by the government to carry out specific types of gaming.
When you play online gambling games you are usually wagering a fixed amount of real money that you may win or lose. Some online gambling sites offer free slots where you can play a number of different numbers to spin the reels. Other sites offer free poker tournaments where you play against the house. You can also find many promotions and specials at most online gambling sites. Most sites will either allow you to play for no money or give you a certain amount of free money to wager.