Online Gambling 21 Years of Change

Published Monday, December 29, 2014 -
Online Gambling 21 Years of Change

It is time to start to plan for 2015 which for the little older demographic seems so futuristic in just the way it sounds. The best part of celebrating Old Years Night is the ringing in of the New Year and making sure you don’t make your New Year’s resolution that you failed at, the same one this year.

Online gambling turns the ripe old age of 21 this year since its inception in Antigua in 1994 so maybe it would be a good thing to reflect on its impact on society and the state of the economy for some nations. The Free Trade and Processing Zone Act passed by the government of Antigua was a brilliant change allowing the tiny and exclusive paradise island to not totally depend on tourism. Then the Isle of Man based software company Microgaming developed the first software for online gambling. This was secured with software developed by CryptoLogic, an online security software company. Safe transactions became viable first time. Multiplayer online gambling was introduced in 1999 the first time people could gamble, chat and interact with each other in an interactive environment.

The introduction of online poker had massive appeal for many players around the world but it has gone through incredible changes both from a technical standpoint and a political one. Arguments still surround online poker as being more than a game of chance but a skilled game requiring more than luck.

The other biggest growth that exploded in some parts of the world is online sports betting. Millions of people follow sporting events around the world and there are many events and many sports. The availability of the internet to watch bet and keep track of stats has put an entirely new face on the sports book. There are instant information gathering sites and live action betting on mobile smart devices which can be accessed for anywhere. Now it does sound like 2015 in the online gambling industry.

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