Online gambling is any type of betting conducted over the internet. This includes casinos, online poker and even sports betting. The first online gambling venue open to the public, was tickets for the world famous Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994. Nowadays, any type of gambling is conducted online and many international gambling facilities have been set up throughout the world. However, there are some laws that govern how these online gambling facilities operate and any where in the world you go to gamble you will be subject to these laws.
The online gambling law that most countries put into place is based around moral and ethical principles. There are a few countries that do not have any online gambling laws at all and you can gamble wherever you like, as long as you remain within the local laws. If you are an American citizen and you wish to gamble online it is very important to remember that the laws for online gambling in the United States are based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to gamble online and you have a disability it is highly recommended that you contact the National Consumer Service Board and they will be able to give you information about the rights you have as a handicapped person to gamble online. Once you have this information it is then your responsibility to ensure you follow these regulations to ensure that you do not expose yourself or any other individual to unnecessary risk.
The problem arises when people make bets using their credit cards and pay online only to discover that the money has been sent to another address. Gambling online can be very dangerous and it is extremely important that people take appropriate precautions to avoid putting themselves or others at unnecessary risk. The internet gambling laws currently in force in the United States apply strictly to the state horse and dog racing games and any other form of internet gambling. Any other form of online gambling is not covered by these laws and so anyone planning to make any sort of bets on horse racing, football, basketball etc need to take out separate licenses.