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Online Gambling Information


Due to popular demand we have conducted an in-depth investigation into online gambling and more importantly the online video poker games. As with land-based casinos around the world we found both good and bad. This section includes our findings and some general online gaming information.


Brief History of Online Casinos


Research indicates that the first online casinos started to appear online in the mid 1990's. Growth was fast for the industry with the online poker boom fueling the online gaming expansion. In 2006 the online gaming industry was dealt a blow by US Congress when they introduced the UIGEA.

While there has been several challenges to the industry, things are looking up with several countries such as the United Kingdom deciding to regulate online gambling rather than to try to ban it. We would not be surprised to see big Las Vegas brands such as the Bellagio coming online in the next 10 years.


Information for US Players


The UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was introduced attached to an unrelated Port Security bill in late 2006. The aim of the bill was to make it harder for US players to make deposits at online casinos. The result of this bill passing was the removal of many playing options for those in the USA.

Several software providers such as Cryptologic and Playtech stopped taking US players while some just banned certain states. This means that if you are in the USA you have much less choice as to where to play. The only software providers who are accepting US players at the moment are RTG and Vegas Technology.

Casino Software Reviews
During our research we found that while there are hundreds of online casinos there are under 20 software providers and even less are considered reputable. We have detailed profiles of the following reputable software providers.
Realtime Gaming US Players Accepted Microgaming Playtech
Wagerworks Cryptologic Vegas Technology US Players Accepted
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