Today, online casino industry is so big and mammoth that nobody can imagine once there was no one to offer casino services online. Though, traditional gambling forms are available since ages, and even, Internet technologies are also available since a considerable time, yet it was considered a risky business to offer money-spinning services online. However, late twentieth century saw some courageous casino operators who started their first online casinos to begin a new era in casino gambling. Now, we’ve billions of dollars keep changing hands, but in its beginning years not many traditional players were interested to wager money online. The first ever known online casino software developer was Microgaming, and so, most of the earlier online casinos were powered by Microgaming gaming solutions. Among those who started online gambling, only few still named as what they used to be, perhaps, many of them have changed their avatars, or their ownership has now been shifted to new hands.
The Gaming Club
The Gaming Club is arguably the first online casino launched (this is what they have marketized themselves to be). They claim they have started their online operations back in 1994, so they’re the first online casino operator. The Gaming Club’s online games got overwhelming response from all corners of the world, and so it launched more casinos under its brand name: The Gaming Club Group of Casinos. Later, the group had been taken over by Carmen Media Group to form a new online casino group named: Belle Rock Group, which is still going strong. Today, this group has more than ten online casinos offering their gaming exclusives in more than five global languages. Accordingly, it’s a rusted name in online gambling market today.
If The Gaming Club claims to be the first online casino, Intertops Casino is not far behind. Perhaps, many still say that Intertops Casino is the oldest online casino lunched in 1996; coz The Gaming Club had no existence in 1994 (as they claim). Intertops Casino was powered by Cryptologic, so it was the first online casino under Cryptologic’s software solutions. Intertops Casino was primarily aimed towards US online players, perhaps, it had created a large client base in its few years of operations till anti gambling law: UIGEA was enacted in US. Soon after, Intertops Casino had to launch a new online casino named Intertops Red, which still says, “Trust the first online since 1996.”
Apart from these legendry online casinos, there were more who started their online ventures soon after to mark today’s biggest range of online casinos. So, we have to respect the courage of legendry casinos who provided a new source of entertainment, i.e., online casinos.