Although the US has taken a hard line on internet gambling, it completely forbid it in October 2006, most European governments have adopted a truly opposite approach and continues to liberalize online gambling legislation; make it a profitable market for online gambling operators.
Although Britain has one fifth of the US population, it spends as much as America on gambling, according to numbers issued by Global Betting and Game Consultants (GBGC). And many of the British expenditures are now ongoing online. So, what attracts online gamblers and is there a danger involved?
The basis of American ban on online gambling comes from reports issued by the National Gambling Study Commission in 1999. The main findings in this study highlighted the fact that ‘the presence of gambling facilities within 50 miles roughly doubled the prevalence of pathological problems and gamblers. Obviously, with the advent of online gambling that ‘gambling facilities’ is located inside the house. So – the argument runs – which raises more gambling opportunities and therefore the possibility that more people will become compulsive gamblers. They were obsessed with gambling, and won did not minimize the coercion; The more they win, the more they play. Even worse, the more they lose more they play to try to recover their losses to the point where their habits become unreachable, and they are under financially.
However, regardless of terrible warnings from the US, most people who participate online can control their gambling and play comfortably in their means. For the most part, online gambling is a form of entertainment from where they get buzz and occasionally win. The fact that the game can be played in the comfort of home clearly adds to the attraction. Sophisticated Poker QQ software can now replicate the casino experience; Colorful graphics and convincing sound placing players in the heart of action, even if in fact they are in front of their computer screen. And because of fast absorption in online gambling, increased income allows the percentage to be returned to players as a larger jackpot and prize, which in turn attracts more players.
And comfort and comfort factors, other problems that lead to massive uptake in online gambling are the introduction of smoking prohibitions in all public places. Instead of going to the bingo hall or local casino and had to bear the rain and cold when they smoke, many UK passengers have chosen to stay at home and play online online. It is an important factor that encourages an increase in the number of women to apply to online casinos and bingo games. Online gambling may be illegal in the US, but the evidence of Europe is here to stay and will continue to grow into an estimated future.