Gambling is a massive industry and the reality is that gambling has permeated the internet and the computer; in fact, there are all sorts of ways that a person can gamble right on their own personal computer. Not only are there many gambling websites, which allow a person to literally deposit money and gamble through their computer as if they were sitting in a regular, walk-in casino, but there are all sorts of various games that can be played online, which may be a form of gambling in disguise.
One of these forms of gambling which has received much media attention for creating an online stream of gambling (which is sort of hidden in its overall identity), is fantasy sports. Fantasy sports leagues started out as a fun type of game that people could play each week, in which they picked players who they though were going to have a great game and then got points for how well each player they picked performed each week. This is a form of gambling, hands down. Over time, these leagues started implementing actual monetary betting and it has absolutely exploded over the last year or so. This is a form of online gambling that started as a game, which was in a way disguised from most people’s eyes.
Many individuals thought that they were simply playing a game, but they actually have started to gamble each and every week, which can be a real problem. There has been all sorts of discussion as to whether this is really gambling and whether it should be illegal or not, but the reality is that it does not look like it is going anywhere, and the games will continue to be played. There are various games like this which can be played online (and yes, they are really gambling), even though they might not outwardly appear that way. The reality is that companies that own these types of games and gambling sites know that there has been a huge trend of gambling on the internet. They know that people are going to get on any play and can easily entice them to do so. They can literally create the arena, determine the prizes that can be won and the stakes that are being played for, and can for the most part do it completely legally, which is why online gambling has gotten so big. As a consumer it’s best to keep the old adage in mind, “The House ALWAYS wins.”