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Online Gambling and U.S. Gamblers

The first online gambling site began operating some time in 1995. Since then, the industry has come a long way. Last year, close to 23 million people wagered at online gambling websites. About a quarter of those who gambled online were from the United States. This is a strange, seeing as how online gambling is considered by the Justice Department to be illegal in the United States. More importantly, this number is set to double by 2010. It is revealing, then, to take a look at some of facts relating to internet gambling.

Online gambling has become a prominent part of our internet-revolving lives. The online gambling industry has come a long way since its humble beginnings a decade ago. Software has become almost unrecognizable and online gambling games are improving all the time. It will be interesting to see what the industry holds in store for online gamblers in the years to come.

Every time we click on the internet, we are inundated by advertisements for online gambling sites. Online gambling sites don’t limit their advertising to the internet, however, and we also see promotions for online gambling through sporting events and in the media. Online gambling sites have not been around for decades, rather just a single decade, but they have become such a major part of the world wide web that it is hard to imagine life without it.

OCA News Editor

With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCA’s leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.