Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted via the internet. This includes online casinos, virtual poker and sports betting among many others. However, the first online gambling venue open to the public, was ticket selling for the legendary Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994. Today, there are hundreds of sites that offer a variety of online gambling games.
Although many US residents enjoy the benefits that come with playing online gambling games, the fact that gambling is made legal in the United States has actually made online gambling sites even more popular. Gambling has been illegal in the US since the inception of the nation and is only legal in states where it is specifically legalized. In addition to being illegal in the US, the enforcement of those laws by local law enforcement officers has also been problematic. As a result, many US citizens prefer to play their favorite online gambling games at any time that they choose, from anywhere in the world.
One of the more prominent online gambling site in the US is the World Series of Poker (WPT), which is owned and operated by World Poker Network. The most popular game on WPT is poker, and it can be found on a number of different site across the country. The network operates many poker rooms that have multiple tables and is very popular among players that live in the surrounding areas where it operates.