Options for Gambling in the 21st Century

Years ago, your only option when it came to gambling was to drive to a casino if you were lucky to live near one. In most cases, you'd have to drive for hours to go to a casino. For example, people living in Southern California would take trips to Las Vegas every once in a while to gamble. But if they wanted to gamble without driving too far, options were often limited.

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Times have changed quite a bit. Over the last couple of decades, more and more casinos have been built all over the country. Today, it's fair to say that most people live within minimal driving distance of a casino. People living in the Phoenix area, for example, are within miles of a half dozen casinos. The situation is the same for many other metropolitan areas as well.

But land-based casinos are no longer your only choice when it comes to gambling. Since the late 90s, tons of online casinos have made gambling available to millions of people. It's important to note, however, that online casinos are not legal everywhere. So it's your responsibility to check your local laws and make sure you are not in violation of any of them. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, since many countries like the U.S. have somewhat murky laws about gambling and do not specifically address online gambling.

Something else that makes online gambling difficult is the fact that many financial institutions will refuse to process online gambling payments depending on where you live. An easy way around this roadblock is to use Bitcoin to fund your casino account. There are many Bitcoin slots, Bitcoin poker, and similar casinos that will allow you to play with Bitcoins. You should not do this to skirt the law, however. I recommend doing it only if you find it difficult to deposit money but know you're living in an area where online gambling is allowed.