Apr 11th 2007
It is amazing how much the internet has grown and how much it has progressed in such a short time. Nowadays you can do pretty much everything on the internet. And playing roulette online is truly a wonderful experience.
The games have such impressive graphics and are so realistic that you will actually feel like playing in a land based casino. Online casinos have come a long way in a short amount of time. Nowadays the online gambling industry is worth billions, while not so long ago it was only worth millions.
The first online casinos appeared in the same time that AOL or Amazon.com first started to gain in popularity. The pioneers of online gambling though only of providing a low cost, accessible alternative to gambling in a land based casino. They brought gambling directly to the player so that he can play whenever he wanted from the comfort of his own home.
The first online casinos had to face serious problems like slow internet connections, lousy graphics and a general distrust of computers and the internet. Not many people were willing to use their credit cards when gambling online. And a lot of people though that the mob was behind this new phenomenon.
Nowadays online gambling is a multi-billion industry. This means that most online casinos are owned and run by large corporations and powerful companies. It is a profitable and growing industry that has no place for sleazy, disreputable individuals. Nowadays only the best and brightest make it in this business.
High speed internet came as a blessing to online casinos. Now gamblers from all over the world could download casino software in no time at all. This high speed allowed the casinos to develop better and better software with astonishing graphics, great sounds and realistic game play. You can be sure that larger software packages offer better quality games.
Online casinos caught another break when online stores became popular and generally accepted. People were not so reluctant to use their credit cards when gambling online anymore. There is always a chance that you will lose you credit card. But you are more likely to have it stolen in real life than to have it stolen online. And nowadays online casinos use only the safest software and have secure connections that prevent any kind of theft: identity, money or otherwise.
As more and more casinos appear, the competition is now fierce. Online casinos compete amongst each other to attract and keep their players. This can only be good for the player as the casinos do their best to keep you happy and have great sign-up bonuses and spectacular comps. And the value of these bonuses keeps on going up.
What will the future bring to online gambling? Well, the future isn't all that bright if the anti-gambling bill passes. If it does pass, then using you credit card to deposit money in you online casino account will become illegal. No one can say for sure if it will pass or not. What we have noticed so far is that people are not as opposed to online gambling as they used to be just a few years ago.
In the future online games will only get better. You will get better graphics when playing online, and developments have been made in the direction of multi-player gaming. The competition will only become more fierce, but that is always good for the player as you will get bigger and bigger sign-up bonuses. All things considered, we foresee nothing but good things in the future of online gambling and online roulette.