Online gambling allows you to have fun and make money in the comfort of your home.

The growth in the past five years of online gambling has been explosive. There are estimates that the online participation level has grown over five hundred percent. It is estimated that based on the overall Internet population over one percent of the total has tried online gambling.

One of the biggest reasons for the increase is the availability of in expensive Internet access. With Internet cafes being built around the world on a daily basis this trend will continue to increase. Another reason for the increase is the growth rates of gambling sites. Gaming sites rank in the top five of new sites being created. Many smaller website owners are becoming affiliates of the larger gaming sites in order to get a piece of the online gambling action.

In some cases the parent site will even set the smaller site owner up with there own mirror or duplicate site. The general idea is the more sites a person can go to gamble the better the chances they will play.

The cumulative yearly revenue for online gambling sites passed one billion last year. With this type of massive cash flow some people will try to exploit the system.

Some of the online gambling games available are:

Poker. A player plays against either another player or a group of players. Many people like online poker because the opponent cannot see their face. This is very helpful when bluffing.

Blackjack. The classic game of twenty-one is played against the house, or in this case against the house computer. Blackjack is one of the top five online games played.

Whenever you gamble online make sure you are on a reputable site. It is a good idea to check with the various online business bureaus to see if the site has any complaints lodged against it. In most cases the site are legitimate but be careful. Have fun and enjoy your online gambling experience.