Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes casinos, live poker and lottery. The first online gambling site opened to the public, was ticket selling for the first Liechtenstein International Casino Game in October 1994. This marked the beginning of what would become a multi-billion industry, with all types of online gambling games being offered across the world. All types of online games can be played including blackjack, baccarat, roulette, video poker and more.
There are some who argue against online gambling because it lacks the face to face interaction that is found in traditional gambling. However, many people today log onto traditional gambling sites to play their favorite online games because they find the interface more convenient and user friendly. Some traditional casinos have also begun to offer video poker, baccarat and roulette online to their customers. Many traditional casinos have also began offering video poker and baccarat online.
Because there are so many websites that offer online gambling, there has also been an online boom in the United States. However, many of these websites do not operate within the jurisdiction of the United States. Therefore, it is very important for one to keep in mind that if one is planning to gamble online in the United States, one should always make sure that the website is licensed to do so by the Casino Control Authority or CFAA. This organization is responsible for licensing members of online gambling websites to conduct business in the United States. An authorized CFAA member can ensure that one will only engage in transactions with individuals who are United States citizens or residents. An authorized CFAA member will also have safeguards in place to stop any money laundering or other illegal activity.