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What is Online Gambling?


Jun 7, 2023

Online Gambling is any gambling conducted on the Internet. It includes virtual poker, casinos and sports betting. It is illegal in the United States, but it is widely available in many countries and is regulated by individual states, territories and countries of the European Union.

In recent years the popularity of online gambling has increased rapidly. It has many advantages over the traditional forms of gambling such as being accessible anywhere there is a connection to the Internet and being convenient for people who are unable to attend casinos or have mobility issues. But it can also be addictive and there are a number of warning signs that you may be developing an online gambling problem.

For example, it can be easy to hide the amount of time and money you are spending online. It is also more difficult to keep track of your losses, especially when you are using a credit card. In addition, it can be easier to hide your addiction from others as online gambling is often done in isolation.

It is important to know the risks involved in gambling online, so if you are concerned about your own behaviour it’s worth taking GamCare’s free online assessment test. You can find it at the bottom of this page. It will ask you a series of questions and provide you with a personalised report. You can also seek help from a GamCare member or a Victim Support service.