When were the first online casinos born?

Online casinos made their appearance in 1995 and immediately received the approval of the first online gamblers.

In those days the online rooms did not allow to bet with real money but there was only the fun mode. But in a few years the scenario related to online gambling has evolved quickly until today where there are thousands of casino sites on the market that offer games made by different software companies such as Playtech, Microgaming, IGT and Net | Ent .

Each software can offer a few dozen games or several hundred; in some cases there are companies that make one game a month.

For Italian players (residing on Italian soil), the range of choice of Aams certified legal rooms (Customs and Monopoly Agency) drops to about one hundred; the same goes for games of chance as gambling halls cannot offer their complete portfolio of entertainment services due to Italian laws, which in some cases is reduced by more than 50%.

The playthrough, used by betting sites, is represented by a numerical value and indicates to the player the minimum number of bets (also called game volume) to be reached in order to withdraw their winnings obtained with the use of the bonus.

In all online casinos you can learn more about the details on the ” Terms and conditions ”  page relating to the bonus. In the above images you can see some real examples. Any gambling site (AAMS certified) is required by law to insert a hyperlink to an explanatory section of the playthrough value to be satisfied in order to withdraw their winnings.

The concept of how the playthrough works was born in conjunction with the online promotions aimed at new registered users. This is to prevent the user from immediately withdrawing the chips given away without playing them. If so, within an hour, many online gambling sites would go bankrupt!

The free money offered, according to the rules of the betting sites, must be replayed for a certain number of times, placing “N °” bets that meet the minimum requirements set by the site.