you're familiar with the activities of Las Vegas, and your familiar
with the Internet, are you familiar with the marriage, that is,
online casino gambling? Many people, like myself fit this description
perfectly without ever being aware of the fact that you could actually
place bets through the Internet. I had always assumed there would
be too many security problems, but apparently, whether those problems
exist or not, online casino gambling has made the mainstream. It
wasn't so long ago that you could be easily unaware of the presence
of any online casinos, but recently, due to the copious amounts
of cash they are producing, online casino advertisements are suddenly
ubiquitous across almost every site on the net. Most people can't
even check their web based email these days without running into
an offer to join an online casino.
So what is online casino gambling? Well it's a close relative to
our old friend, land based gambling. As you may well know there
are a lot of games within the casino's walls which are already digital
to some degree. Slot machines run from microprocessors, video poker
machines are digital to the core, and many table games have simple
logic that allow them to be turned into software versions of the
game. And what is possible, will be exploited. So as the security
online caught up with the imagination of the game makers, the free
not real gambling versions of digital blackjack, slots, and a million
other games, all of a sudden gained the potential to actually be
Most online casino gambling establishments take bets via a credit
card transaction (which conveniently they can take your money from,
but can't pay you through). The standard procedure is to download
a package from one of these online casinos and run the software.
Within the software there are usually a couple of options, and you
can probably play a selection of, or all of, the games for free
before you register. Then you can go to a register screen and put
in your credit card number. If your connected to the Internet the
software can communicate with the online casino server, and approve
your credit transaction. From that point you can choose to gamble
for real! The bets you place are almost exactly the same as the
bets you would place at a normal casino (be sure to read up on the
particular online casino's odds and compare them to standard ones.
Check our our gambling odds page).
most common question novice gamblers may have about online casinos
once they find out its all for real is, how can I win? How can I
actually get paid? Well, for the most part, they mail you a check.
Sometimes if you are using a third party payment option (like paypal)
your account may be credited digitally.
It looks like online casino gambling is here to stay, even if the
US government bans it, it will be hard to stop people from placing
bets online. Most of the online casinos in existence today are run
as offshore gambling establishments. Check out the Grand