We have not seen a phenomena like online casinos since the internet craze first hit the stock market. Online casinos are websites that allow everyone over the legal age to gamble online. Online casinos first hit the scene in the mid 1990’s when a company called Internet Casinos Incorporated or as it was commonly known ICI came out with their online gambling website that had just under 20 casino games available for gamblers hungry to give this new internet gambling crazy a try. ICI cemented itself in the online gambling world as a solid online establishment to play at and had top level security and payouts. ICI is still here today and going strong. Many online casino establishments today are based outside of America because of the new laws passed which make it very hard to send and receive banking transactions for online gambling.
Now that we have gone through a little of the history of online casinos, we will go through why they have become so popular with gamblers all over the globe. First of all with an internet casino you basically can sign up to gamble in the comfort of your home. With a land-based casino you need to drive far away, pay for valet parking and then deal with all the noice and second hand smoke that will make you cough and smell bad all day long. Also with an online casino you do not have to pluck down hundreds of dollars for a plane ticket and experience jet lag when you get there. When you are gambling at a land based casino you also need to pay for a hotel stay of around 3 days to a week which will also put you in the whole hundreds of dollars.
At a land based casino you probably will be down more then $1000 before you even place a single bet. With an online casino you just visit the gambling website, register an account and transfer money easily into your account and you are ready to gamble. If your the kind of person that likes the live action scene online casinos also have live gambling feeds where you can sit down at a blackjack table with a real dealer on the other side of the camera and also other gamblers from all over the world. This way you get all of the excitement of a land based casino without all of the hassles. Plus online casinos have developed their software to the point that they have come out with the very popular I-Slots internet online slot machines which basically puts you as the lead character within a movie and every bet you make changes the outcome of the movie in some way. Internet casinos have come a long way since 1995 and this is why it is one of the biggest businesses in the world.