A strong trend in entertainementOnline casinos, also known as virtual casinos or Internet casinos, are online versions of traditional ("brick and mortar") casinos. Online casinos enable gamblers to play and wager on casino games through the Internet. It is a prolific form of online gambling.
Online casinos generally offer odds and payback percentages that are a bit higher than land-based casinos. Some online casinos claim higher payback percentages for slot machine games, and some publish payout percentage audits on their websites.
Assuming that the online casino is using an appropriately programmed random number generator, table games like blackjack have an established house edge. The payout percentage for these games are established by the rules of the game.
Web-based online casinos (also known as flash casinos) are websites where users may play casino games without downloading software to their local computer.
Games are mainly represented in the browser plugins Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Shockwave, or Java and require browser support for these plugins.
Also, bandwidth is needed since all graphics, sounds and animations are loaded through the web via the plugin. Some online casinos also allow gameplay through a HTML interface. Apple devices such as iPod, iPad and iPhone cannot play Flash games as the technology is not supported.
A typical selection of gambling games offered at an online casino might include Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Sic bo, Slot machines, Poker, Keno, Bingo.
In the United Kingdom, the Gambling Bill that was passed into law in 2005 tends to all matters of online gambling, permitting online betting sites to have a Remote Gambling Licence in order to offer online betting to UK citizens.
In 2014, the UK government put into law the Gambling Act of 2014 which in addition to the original 2005 law, required offshore online gambling operators catering to UK players to obtain a UK license.
The new regulation required operators to pay a 15% Place of Consumption Tax (POCT), something that triggered an exodus of sorts of some operators from the British Isles. However, this exodus did not last long in most cases as the benefits outweighed the stumbling blocks, due to the UK being a major market for online gambling.
A good example of an online casino is https://casino.netbet.co.uk/
> Online casinos on Wikipedia
> UK Gambling Commission's website
> According to The Guardian, campaigners say new UK rules to stop problem gambling won't work.
Copyright©1996-2016 - A Região Editora Ltda, Praça Manoel Leal (adami), 34, 45600-023, Itabuna, BA, Brasil | Reprodução permitida desde que sem mudanças e citada a fonte.