Online gambling is any type of gambling done online. This includes casinos, live poker and virtual poker. The first online gambling site open to the public, was betting for the then famous Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994.
In the years since then online gambling has gone through great growth and expansion, becoming one of the most popular hobbies on the Internet. It has also spread into other countries, such as the United Kingdom, where there are many licensed and permitted websites that offer betting on a number of different sports and casino games. Betting in the UK is strictly regulated, unlike the US, and you can get in serious trouble if you bet large amounts or fail to pay your bet. There are also licensed and permitted sports betting sites online where you can bet on professional or semi-professional sporting events. You will need to be a member of these sites before you can start betting on anything.
Online gambling in the UK can usually be found in a variety of locations, including high street casinos such as Coral Casino, Coral Sportsbook and Paradise Poker, as well as online casinos such as Ladbrokes, Playtech, Coral Casino and William Hill. There are also sites owned by international companies that have taken an online gambling license, such as the now bankrupt Woker casino. If you wish to find a website which offers all types of gambling then it is important to go through the terms and conditions of the websites as some may have strict rules about their operation and use of their services.