It is amazing to see how many online gambling sites there are. Bear Stearns, an equity research company, reported that in 2002, more than 4.5 Million people gambled online. Since USA Today published the quote, this number has increased twice.

These casinos allow anyone to gamble online, provided it is legal in their country. You can play real money on a variety of websites that offer slots, blackjack and roulette. Some sites offer other items, such as “chips”, which can be used to purchase stuff on the site or to play more of their games. It’s more likely that you will win real money if you gamble online. Before you gamble online, please ensure you are familiar with the laws in your state and country.

These are the criteria to consider if you plan to gamble on a site that accepts real money.

  • Ensure that the site is licensed legally
  • Payouts are reviewed by independent auditors and certified
  • Customer Support is responsive
  • Sources such as SafeBet and the Interactive Gaming Council can accredit you

Online casino and gambling sites will most likely allow you to pay by credit card, check or money order. Sites have recently started to accept other payment methods, such as FirePay and NetTeller, PayPal, ACH, 900Pay and others. The ACH option is my favorite because it allows you to take money directly from your bank account and transfer it into your account online. Don’t be shocked if these sites ask for your drivers license, credit card number or social security number when you sign up. They are simply verifying that you are legal.

You can search Google for websites that allow real money wagers or fake wagers.