The growth of online gambling sites has grown enormously over the past 10 years and continues to grow. With thousands of internet gambling sites it is obvious that some rogue ones sneak in there. There are many sites that are officially licensed and monitored under UK law since 2007 by the Gambling Commission, and you should check that any you use are so regulated. In the UK around 70% of the population engage in some form of gambling at some time: Only around 6% currently use online gambling about 12th in overall popularity: the most popular forms of gambling are the National Lottery, Scratchcards, Bingo and Football pools are more popular.
However, the attractions of on-line gambling are enhanced for many by the more sophisticated software now allowing amazing gaming experiences. Popular online games at online casinos read just like games at land casinos – you can play blackjack, roulette and slots (with popular slots like Lord of the Rings), baccarat, craps and keno and even solitaire, bingo and video poker.
To many people online gambling is an enjoyable leisure activity, and whether people generally support the idea of online gambling or not, it is clearly here to stay –and growing. It has now become a major industry and employs now in excess of 200,000 people. GambleAware released the figures that, in 2009 the online gambling industry had a turnover of some £8.7 billion and paid around £1.4 million in government duties.