Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted online. This includes online casinos, live casinos, and online poker. This goes for both in home and out of home gambling venues. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was online ticketing for the first ever Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994.
The welcome bonus, is the first thing that all online gambling sites offer their clients. The welcome bonus is a way to lure people into playing the game; typically by throwing in a few bonus points when they make their initial deposit. This is like taking a small amount of money from a credit card and throwing it into the virtual sports book account. When the customer wins a hand, they can take out another bonus point, thus increasing their chances of winning more money and becoming a winner faster. Some casinos offer their customers a special bonus in which they receive money each time they play at their site, or even as a sign-up bonus when they purchase merchandise there.
Many online gambling sites also offer free bonuses, which is basically a way to get new people to gamble with the casino. A casino will typically offer free money to customers who join them, or to new customers who deposit a certain amount. There are even some casinos that give away free spins with virtual money! In fact, many casinos actually run promotions where they will double your winnings if you bet a certain amount, or if you agree to play a set number of games for a set amount of time.