Online Gambling in Different Countries
With online gambling gaining popularity, more and more countries are changing their gambling laws. With this, they hope to accommodate the online casinos and make their citizens happier.
The internet and its accessibility have made online casinos and online gambling sites a much more desirable form of entertainment. This is not only because of the fact that the Internet can reach you anywhere, but it is also because casinos are adapting more to the needs of their customers. There are things like perks that draw people in, and the more you play the more perks you get.
This creates a circle of gambling, which draws even more people into the mix. There are even communal online casinos where players can play against each other, or join forces and go up against the casino itself, or “the house” as it is more commonly known.
Those Who Still Do Not Dare
There are some countries like Italy that are still against online gambling. They see this issue as a hard one to govern, and the responsible entities for watching over gambling in the country believe that it is extremely harmful for the country. However, the countries that have adapted to accommodate online gambling such as Germany and Hungary, have now seen a rise in revenue.
One might wonder – How can these countries have a claim over something that is on the Internet, something that does not physically exist? This is a common misconception; these online casinos do exist in the “real” world, just simply in the form of a server. Some people are struggling to authenticate their business and get permission to run servers that will support online gambling.
Those Who Do Dare
One of the earliest countries to adopt this model was Malta, where a large number of the European online casinos are hosted. If you are playing on a European online casino site, chances are that the server is in Malta. The government has made it very easy for people to host their sites, mainly because it has seen the benefits of the traffic coming from other places. These server owners are being taxed, just like any other product or service.
This means revenue for the country. It is estimated that in 2015, the overall net worth of all traffic from servers in Malta will amount of up to 2.3 billion dollars, making this a very desirable decision for many countries.