Online gambling involves playing virtual games such as poker, casino games and sports betting. Liechtenstein was the first jurisdiction to open an online gambling venue for the general public. The Liechtenstein International Lottery was the first online gambling venue that was open to the general public. Since then, other jurisdictions have followed suit.
To play at an online gambling site, you must register and provide personal information. This information will be used for identity verification and account security purposes. It is also used to comply with legal reporting requirements. You will also be required to verify your email address and phone number. This information is required for your account to be verified and to withdraw your winnings.
Online gambling has become increasingly popular since the late 1990s. As of 1996, there were fifteen gambling websites and 200 by 1998. According to a Frost and Sullivan report, online gambling revenues exceeded $830 million that year. In 1998, the first online poker room was launched. In 1999, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (IGPA) was introduced in the United States. If passed, this bill would have banned online gambling for U.S. citizens.
Many online gambling sites offer free cash for new players. The money may come in the form of a deposit bonus or free slots spins. It is important to note that you must be at least 21 years of age to access these gambling sites.