Many gamblers have come across the term "Offshore Gambling", but are not entirely sure what it means. A casino that deals with offshore gambling is one that basically operates outside the jurisdiction of a given country or it can be an online casino that has its servers in a country where online gambling is not prohibited. In short, then, it is a casino that operates outside the country of the player.
This form of gambling provides an easy and fun way to play all the games normally found at a land-based casino, but without the hassle of making the pilgrimage to Las Vegas. Online Vegas casinos are very safe, in that personal details are not required to be sent out and the payouts and odds are just as equal and fair as in a regular Vegas-style casino. This makes it a win-win situation.
Online vegas casinos are regulated by three organizations. These are OSGA (The Offshore Gaming Association), The IGC (Interactive Gaming Council) and the Fidelity Trust Gaming Association, which is a smaller IGC in effect, in that it charges lower membership fees.
The main aim of the OSGA is to protect the rights of consumers and they charge no membership fees. The IGC regulates gambling by utilizing a special 10-point Code Of Conduct and charges casinos a fee to display their logo. Unhappy customers can also report their disputes to the IGC.
In closing, this new-age form of an old favourite is catching on fast, especially with the boom of the Internet over the last few years. Everything seems to have translated into an online version and gambling has been no different. As explained above, there are organizations that govern the fairness of online gambling which should serve to alleviate any fears of insecurity by skeptics. It eliminates the traveling costs, but still keeps the basic essence of a Vegas casino, but only now, in your very own home...