Casino
Casino graphic Casinos are by far the most popular online gambling sites that you will find on the Internet. By some estimates, there are over one thousand online casinos that service Internet bettors.

Online casinos offer all the games that you expect to find at a land-based Vegas-style casino. You will find an endless variety of slot machines, from traditional one-line three-reelers all the way up to the modern five-reel, 25-line progressive jackpot machines. Table games are offered as well, including baccarat, craps, blackjack, pai gow, three card poker, let it ride, and more. And don't forget video poker machines -- online casinos often boast better pay tables than you find in many casinos!

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Poker
Poker graphicOnline poker has absolutely exploded in the past few years. Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker, online poker has grown in popularity. Players from all around the world regularly gather at the most popular online poker sites to test their skills against one another in cash games, single table sit-and-gos, and multi-table tournaments with 1000s of competitors.

While Texas hold'em is certainly the most popular form of online poker, you'll find other varieties of online poker as well. Omaha, seven card stud, and razz are attracting more and more players each day, and offer online poker players a way to round out their poker playing skills.

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Sports
Sportsbook graphicOnline sportsbooks allow you to place wagers on nearly any sporting event in the world in nearly any league. NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA football and hoops, NHL, NASCAR, UFC... the list goes on and on.

All sportsbooks offer money lines, lines against the spread (ATS), and over/under bets. In addition, depending on the sport and the sportbook, you'll find a variety of proposition wagers (props) that can often be exploited for big wins.

Unlike other types of online gambling sites, online sportsbooks do not offer no-deposit bonuses. Match bonuses are easy to find, however. Regular bettors at online sportsbooks are usually offered weekly "no-lose" bets as well, so be sure to look for that in addition to the match bonus.

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Fantasy Sports
Fantasy Sports graphicFantasy sports for cash is absolutely exploding right now. Draft your teams in nearly any league. NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA football and hoops, NHL, PGA, ... the list goes on and on.

Play in daily, weekly, or season-long tournaments.

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Bingo
Bingo graphicOnline bingo can be an exciting way to spend your free time. Prizes range from a few dollars to several thousand depending on the stakes, number of players, and the game.

Besides both 75-ball and 90-ball bingo, most online bingo sites offer side games such as video poker, slots, and pull tabs.

Online bingo is a bit different than playing live bingo.

  • Your cards are marked automatically, saving you from the hassle of having to do so, and ensuring that you never miss a called ball.
  • Employees of the online bingo site are available during the games to answer any questions, and to award bonuses
  • You can play while you are offline by purchasing bingo cards for future games; you winnings will be credited to your account.
  • You can chat with other players find out a little about them during the games.
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Skill
Skill games graphicThe term 'skill game' refers to a wide variety of games, including traditional board and card games, word games, puzzle games, and other unique types of games that can only be played online. Skill games allow you to pit your skills against other players in head-to-head matches and multi-player tournaments, with the winners being awarded cash and prizes. In general, skill game sites charge an entry fee to play a particular game against one or more opponents, with the winner awarded a percentage of all player's entry fees.

Skill games are games like the following:

  • Board games: Predominantly backgammon
  • Card games: Rummy, gin, spades, solitaire
  • Word, puzzle, sports, and arcade games

If you'd like minimize the role that luck plays in determining if you win or lose at online gaming, then skill games are just the thing for you.

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