Online Casino Ranks and Reviews
This History of Casinos
The History of Gambling
The History of Poker
About Online Casinos
How To Gamble & Survive
How To Play Basic Poker
The Psychology of Poker
Common Poker Terms
About Online Casinos
The first online casinos appeared during the mid 90s and immediately attracted huge interest. The ease of sitting at home participating in a game of roulette, baccarat, bingo, poker or even pulling the one-arm bandits was overwhelming. People who would never normally have gone to a casino were suddenly becoming involved in gambling.
Poker is undoubtedly the most popular online casino game; its popularity having spurred all sorts of related events. We watch big-bucks poker being played by professionals or attend celebrity charity games without having to leave the comfort of our own homes. New poker tournaments are popping up all over, including the US World Poker Tour and the European Poker Tour. Other casino games are also starting to appear on TV.
Slot machines are popular amongst women gamblers although things have changed a lot since the very first slot machines of 1895. Today's all singing, all dancing virtual machines can keep the punter amused for hours.
It's possible to find online casinos taking bets on just about anything you wish, be it whether or not it'll snow in Times Square on Christmas Day or when a certain episode of the Simpsons that includes a well-known celebrity will be aired. Of course, the usual 'bookie' bets are also available for those who like a flutter on the horses or want to put a few dollars on their team winning the Super Bowl. In fact, online gambling has become so popular in the US that over 80 percent of adults enjoy some form of gambling every year!
Whilst many believe that gambling is a problem and that most who try it become addicted, according to the National Council of Problem Gambling, only 1 percent are pathological gamblers with another 2-3 percent having significant problems with their gambling habits. It's also true that many of those addicted to gambling have typically addictive personalities and need treatment for chemical dependencies or mental health problems. In other words, gambling probably isn't as dangerous as many would have us believe.