While the size of the online gambling industry is not yet completely clear, analysts agree that the growth has been phenomenal. The World Trade Organization, the U.S. Department of Justice, and Christiansen Capital Advisors have all attempted to put together a rough estimate of the size of the online gambling industry. In 1997, there were about fifty Internet casinos operating in the Caribbean, earning between $300 million and $350 million per year. By 2000, there were over seven hundred sites operating.
While online gambling is legal in many countries, there have been some issues with its popularity. Most of the European Union countries, including the United Kingdom, have legalized it. A few nations along the Caribbean Sea have made it illegal. However, in 1999, the United States introduced the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, which would have made online gambling illegal for U.S. citizens. In addition, multiplayer online gambling was introduced, which is very popular today.
While online gambling is easy to access, there are some things that you need to know. First, you’ll need a computer with internet connection. Most sites only support PCs running Windows. Slowly, however, more sites have added Mac capability. The good news is that no matter what your computer system is, you’ll be able to play at any casino. And if you don’t have a PC, you can always use your smartphone.