Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes casinos, online poker and live poker. The first online gambling site opened to the public, was ticketing to the famous Liechtenstein International Poker tournament in October 1994.
Before the Internet became available, online gambling was conducted with large bookies, banks and credit card companies. These companies would set the betting odds, which would allow people to bet in accordance to their risk level. These companies would then have access to the books that provided these odds and would make their own interpretations. Once the books were made available on the Internet, it was much easier for individual bettors to place bets on the sites that served their particular types of gambling. Now, anyone can play online gambling games, regardless of whether they are a professional or a novice player. The only difference is that you would need an Internet access point and computer access to make a bet.
One of the most common types of online gambling are betting on sports. Online sports betting is very popular among avid sports fans who wish to place their bets on specific sporting events. The same applies to football, baseball, basketball, hockey and all other types of sports. Most online gambling sites offer all types of sports betting, from college games to international tournaments. Online gambling has become so popular that there are now entire books devoted to nothing but online gambling.