What is ‘Remote Gambling’?
‘Remote Gambling’ Explained
With internet availability growing more widespread every year, it has become easier for people to engage in what has now been deemed as remote gambling. Whereas in the past individuals would have needed to visit casinos or engage in gambling with a gathering of friends, this is no longer a requirement.
Plenty of gambling operators have taken the opportunity to offer these services to their clients and there is now a swarm of online sites where you can play virtual poker, blackjack, roulette, slot games or bet on any manner of sporting activities. One needs only to switch on a television set to see the heavy amount of promotion there are from online gambling operators in advertisements.
There is a hefty amount of regulation surrounding remote gambling as it lends itself to individuals engaging in problem gambling and becoming too large a part of their everyday life. Some governments are starting to crack down on the ease and accessibility of remote gambling and are making it harder for betting operators to exist, one example being the Australian Government which is passing more and more laws attempting to make it very hard for operators to gain licenses.
As mentioned, it is not just internet gambling that defines remote gambling as a whole, and remote television gambling is something that has been around for a while and which many still use. Some who would choose not to participate in either of these can use telephone gambling where they can call up a bookmaker to place bets; this is more old-fashioned, lacking much of the flexibility of online gambling, and lends itself more towards sports betting.