gaming licences to many of the world's online casinos and texas hold'em poker rooms. This is an attempt to keep the operations of licensed online gambling organisations fair and transparent. In the late 1990s, online gambling gained popularity.
Internet gambling websites
Internet gambling websites had increased from just 15 websites in 1996, to 200 websites in 1997. A report published by Frost & Sullivan revealed that online gambling revenues had exceeded $830 million in 1998 alone. In the same year the first online online hold'em poker rooms were introduced. Soon after in 1999, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act was introduced, meaning a company could not offer any online gambling product to any U.S citizen. This did not pass. Multiplayer online gambling was also introduced in 1999. This was the first time people could gamble, chat and interact with each other in an interactive environment. In 2000, the first Australian Federal Government passed the