Online gambling can be traced back to the mid-90’s when the net first provided online sportsbooks and online casinos to gamblers in the United States. However, the first online poker room was not established until 1998, Planet Poker, which existed as the only online casino for a very short time. Since then, Planet Poker has fallen to the shadows of mega-poker sites such as PartyPoker.com and bodog.com.
Perhaps the one and only problem that online poker ever saw was in May of 2000 when the one time glitch in funds transfers occurred with Poker Spot. They were unable to take in players deposits or payout winnings and inevitably went under 토토사이트
. Funds transfers capabilities were then sharpened and e-cash transfer services became stable vehicles for transferring money online.
As online poker gained popularity quickly, so did the televised tournaments that brought thousands of new poker players to the table. These two poker elements worked hand in hand to market each other, not to mention the poker legends that were born online and found their way to the final table at the World Series of Poker. One such player is Chris Moneymaker, who bought in on Party Poker for $40, won a spot at a live tournament, and ended up winning the World Series of Poker.
Perhaps the latest fate for online gambling is the most depressing. In September 2006, Congress passed a law to restrict online gambling in the United States. According to SFGate.com, “shares of the three companies, which all make most of their money from U.S. gamblers, tumbled, losing $7 billion in market value” the very week after the law was passed.
It is never easy for any business to make a major change in the way they do business. Often when they do customers are upset, do not understand or feel betrayed. However, with creative and strategic planning many of the problems can be alleviated in advance. Now let’s look at a case study of an online article submission web site, which deleted an entire category from its web site overnight.
It seems the online article submission site was doing the right thing and what is best for all concerned really when they deleted the category; online gambling. They decided that since their advertisers had complained and because online gambling is considered illegal in many instances because it crosses over borders and deals with consumers who are in states where gambling is illegal; that it was necessary to eliminate the category.
How did the online article submission website in this case study solve this problem? They pledged to build a special site for only online gambling and casinos, and take all the articles and put them there instead. That is a viable solution to this dilemma really. It does not alienate article authors in that category.
For myself as an online article author; I noticed my article numbers went down by only “three articles” or so and I am so happy they were not lost. I do not even remember what they were about, as I only remember writing one of them. Nevertheless, if they are put onto a new site that is good enough for me.
One of the most obvious disadvantages to gambling online is the simple fact that money is not exchanged in person. As a result, a certain amount of trust is required on the part of the gambler. An online player trusts that winnings will be honored, and gamblers must be comfortable with the abstract exchange of online credits compared to a concrete exchange of cash at land-based casinos. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), this trust is occasionally violated leaving gamblers cursing the advent of online casinos.