Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes online casinos, online poker and online sports betting. The first online gambling site to open to the public, was ticketing for the first World Series of Poker in October 1994. In this process tickets were exchanged between the players for real money at a fixed rate.
With the growth in the online gambling industry various types of gaming sites opened up including virtual table games, online slots, live casinos, personal web cams, online keno, video poker and cafe casinos. The most popular of these online gambling services include the traditional casino games, the slots, the intertops and the cafe casino. However the trend with the recent development in technology and the way people prefer to spend their time has led to the introduction of online slots and online intertops.
Casino games require the player to win a specific amount of money in a particular game before they can claim their winnings; however with online gambling the bonuses are given to players in return for their bets. The welcome bonus is given to the player as a form of appreciation for making the initial deposit into the virtual sports betting casino. Some casinos also give the free welcome bonus to new members as a means of introducing them to the games without them having to risk their own money. Casino welcome bonuses may include the sign-up bonus, loyalty bonus, casino deposit bonus and virtual sports betting bonus.