Online Gambling is a form of gambling where people wager money on games, races, or other events over the Internet. It has grown in popularity, with many governments regulating it and even legalizing it. However, it has also been linked to serious problems, such as debt and addiction.
To gamble online, you need to visit a gambling website and create an account. This requires you to share some personal information with the site, such as your name and email address. You can also deposit real money into your account (if you are gambling with real cash) by using a credit or debit card. Then, you can start betting with that money and withdraw it later.
The first online gambling websites were introduced in the 1990s, when the World Wide Web began to gain in popularity. At that time, the sites seemed to be a way around government control and prohibitions by allowing anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to place wagers through a credit card.
Although there are some people who gamble without any major harm, others become addicted and lose a lot of money. This can affect their lives and the lives of those close to them. This is why it’s important to talk to your children and young people about online gambling and its risks. This webinar features broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass and Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CE-OP trained.