Online Gambling A Brief Note
Gambling has entered into our homes through this internet, and it has made gambling available to everyone and everywhere in the world. The first online casino was created in 1995, and now there are more than 500 gambling websites on the internet. In 1997, $200 million were earned by this business. Online gambling makes at least $3 billion of annual revenue. Gamblers log on to the website and deposit funds by using credit cards, certified cheques, money orders, or through wire transfers. If they win/loose the amount is automatically credited/ deducted from their accounts.Addiction As online gambling has gained popularity, it also gave birth to the gambling addiction. Now days, gambling addiction is the main concern that comes in the context of online gambling. It is a fact that legalized online gambling sites are the major source of online gambling. In traditional casinos gamblers use real chips or money, while online gamblers bets on a click of mouse instead of any tangible money. Video gambling is more popular as compared to other forms of online gambling because of its faster feedback. Sociologist and psychiatrists refers it as 'crack-cocaine of gambling addiction’.