The real state of online gaming

By | November 20, 2018

Online gambling is also known as Internet gambling or E-gambling are used to place bets in the casino games or sports games through the internet. You can avail them online through various websites such as and many others.


Online gambling has a long history the first online casino was launched in 1994 which was way before Google was launched. In 1994 the Antigua and Barbuda passed the free trade and processing act which provided a license to an organization who wanted to open their own online casinos. But before this, the first online gambling software was developed by Microgaming which was secured by a software company named cryptologic. Slowly it gained popularity as the gambling increased from 15 to 200 from 1996 to 1997. Later on, in 1999 multiplayer online gambling was introduced where people could chat and interact with each other. By 2001 the estimated number of people who participated in online gambling was about 8million. Since then it has grown significantly so much that in 2015 the online market was estimated to be around US$38 billion worldwide.

There had been advancements in online gambling with time there are various types of gambling like Poker, Bingo, Lotteries, Sports betting, and online casinos and so on.

How does online gambling works?

Consumers must first place a bet the amount in the bet is known as stake and when someone places a bet they receive odds for that bet this means the odds reflect how the companies think how likely something is going to happen.

Sports betting is one of the most prominent types of online betting. It has a market of $23billion globally there are also different casino games available the market estimated $10billion. Consumers also play poker online. Online poker market is worth $3 billion globally. In bingo players buy one or more card. It is estimated $2billion globally.

Online gambling is being regulated in an increase in the number of jurisdiction Over 60 countries have realized its benefits which includes protecting customers,  generating revenues keeping gambling crime free keeping sports integrity

This is achieved by a regulatory regime which includes operator licensing model which encourages consumer choice includes anti-money laundering measures, responsible gambling tools,  viable taxation system, sports betting integrity procedures.

Over 40 countries in worldwide have legalized gambling. The prevalence of youth online gambling has risen noticeably in recent years. Major gambling providers are Gibraltar (208 sites), United Kingdom (98 sites), Malta (314 sites) and so on.


There has been a quite number of cons associated with online gambling which includes unfair, illegal or irresponsible business practices, money laundering, addiction, an increase in crimes.

However, in this game odds are always in favour of the house. The pros of legalizing online gambling are

It could generate a huge amount of money through taxation. There can be a new job for the unemployed.

Some countries follow tax on stakes where tax is levied on the consumers during betting whereas most countries favour the Gross tax profit option where tax is levied on the operator’s winnings.