Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes casinos, virtual poker and online sports betting among others. The first online gambling site opened to the public, was online ticketing for the then newly launched Liechtenstein International Casino in October 1994. Since then there have been many online gambling sites that have come into existence.
The next step in online gambling was the development of websites that allowed individuals to log into a virtual casino and gamble from there. Some of the first online gambling websites offer virtual gambling through software such as Flash and Java applications or plug-ins. These software allow gamblers to create their own personal interface for playing the games. Online sites offer different kinds of gambling games such as bingo, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, instant games, keno and more. These online gambling sites offer the ability to interact with other players through chat rooms. This allows you to know what the odds of a particular game are before actually placing a wager on it.
There are also online casinos that accept bets from real customers. These online casinos are not associated with the owners or operators of the games. These companies are known as third party services or third party gambling websites. There are online gambling sites that offer both types of gaming including the ones that operate within the casinos themselves.