Online gambling is any type of gambling conducted over the internet. This includes casinos, virtual poker and sports betting among many others. The first online gambling site opened for the public, was lottery ticketing for the famous Liechtenstein International Poker Tournament in October 1994. Since then, many gambling sites have been opened and online gambling has grown in popularity. With the growth of online gambling sites and casinos, more people are now able to take advantage of these services.
One of the most popular types of online gambling that offers welcome bonuses is the slots. In this game, people need not risk any money to play. The online casino will generate a certain amount of money for each single spin of the slot machine. This means that as long as a person plays the machine and wins, he gets his welcome bonus. However, there are some casinos that require an initial deposit before a player can start playing.
Some online casinos offer welcome bonuses to players who make a deposit as well, though this differs from one casino to another. Some casinos may only require a deposit for a player to start playing but other casinos may allow a player to make an unlimited number of deposits or withdrawal and win the same amount of money again. Some online gambling websites also give out free bonuses every now and then, which means that a player who makes a deposit receives a free card, ticket or other form of value that he can use to wager his money. These types of bonuses are considered in-game bonuses and are not considered a total benefit or a deduction of income by the casino.