Science Fiction Meets Science Fact with Online Casinos

Online casinos have been around since 1996, but they have certainly seen explosive growth, popularity and expansion in the 21st century. The reason for this slow transition to the virtual world is because technology needed to catch up with the vision. Moving from a brick and mortar casino paradigm to a virtual one required broadband, high speed internet connections to make it seamless and easy to play. In the early years, dial up made playing slow and laborious; hence, while casinos new value of reaching far flung audiences, they did not have the technology to get them there truly quickly.

Times have certainly changed, and the online casino world has grown into a multi-billion dollar success story. There are currently thousands of casinos online that have a combined income of USD $7,000,000,000+ and that figure is still growing. What makes these casinos unique from their brick and mortar cousins is the fact that they can be accessed from anywhere there is an internet connection. That means that people can play in the far reaches of the world where before they would have to take planes, trains and buses to get to a geographically located casino. Let's face it, people love to gamble. With online casinos like sporting the latest in software and technology, and internet access bordering on warp speed, it is no wonder this industry is seeing such record expansion globally.

As the population increases and internet access goes up by record numbers, there is no end in sight to the number of people who will have access to the online casino world. According to Wikipedia, 2.4 billion+ people have access the internet around the globe. That is more than a third of the total population of our planet. Online gambling like all the other things on the internet have gone from science fiction to science fact, and we can only watch the evolution and wonder where it is going to boldly go . . .

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