While the United States adopted a hard line regarding Internet gambling, banning it entirely in October 2006, most European governments have taken a completely opposite approach and continue to liberalize legislation on online gambling; making it a lucrative market for online gambling operators.

Despite the fact that Britain has a fifth of the US population. The US spends as much as Americans do in the game, according to figures released by Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC). And much of that UK spending is now done online. So what attracts online players? Is there any danger involved?

The basis for the United States' ban on online gambling stems from a report issued by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1999. The main finding in that study highlighted the fact that " the presence of a gambling facility within 50 miles doubles the prevalence of the problem and pathological gamblers. ”Obviously, with the rise of online gambling, that 'gambling facility' is located within the home. So, the argument goes, that creates more opportunities for play, and therefore the chance for more people to become compulsive gamblers. They are obsessed with gambling, and winning doesn't minimize that compulsion; the more they win, the more they play. Worse yet, the more they lose, the more they play to try to recoup their losses to the point where their habit becomes unaffordable and they sink financially.
But, despite the dire US warnings. USA, The vast majority of people who participate online can control their gambling and play comfortably within their means. For most, online gambling is a form of entertainment from which they get a buzz and sometimes a victory. The fact that the games can be played in the comfort of home obviously increases the attraction. Sophisticated software can now replicate the casino experience; Full-color graphics and compelling sound put the player in the center of the action, even if they're actually in front of your computer screen. And due to the rapid acceptance of online gambling, revenues are increasing, allowing a percentage of them to be returned to players as jackpots, which in turn attracts more players.

Author's Bio: 

Many have been successful in online gambling, although many others have failed.