USA Online Gaming

Online gaming for US players covers a very wide variety of "free play" and "pay for play" options that appeal to both the casual and serious US online gaming participant. From online casino games which provide a Las Vegas style virtual gambling experience to casual bingo games online which have a fun and laid-back community feel, there is truly something for everyone in the USA online gaming arena. You can play USA poker games online for free or for money, watch and wager on sports games online, buy tickets to international and USA lottery games online, and even fight to the virtual death with players around the world in multiplayer online games and video games online.

From the very creation of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991, USA online gaming has existed in the virtual world, and has even appealed to some very famous computing pioneers. Stormfront Studios was the developer of Neverwinter Nights, a game based on the popular Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, and it launched on the historically important America Online that very same year. Also in 1991, the Sierra Network launched a virtual board game parlor that offered chess, bridge and checkers online gaming for US players. None other than the legendary Microsoft founder Bill Gates is known to have enjoyed playing bridge on that service.

USA online gaming at sites like BetOnline, Bovada Poker and Carbon Poker provide a wide variety of poker and card games and 24/7 access to any adult with a PC or smartphone. And USA online gaming also appears in the form of full-fledged virtual casinos which offer table games, slots, poker, video poker and other electronic offerings for either free or paid play. Sites like the Aladdin's Gold Casino offer a fun and flashy environment, while sites like the Lucky Red Casino deliver a more serious and focused US online gaming experience reminiscent of the traditional Las Vegas brick-and-mortar establishments.

And any serious conversation about online gaming for USA players has to include sportsbook wagering. BetOnline and Bovada Sports are just two of the many online sportsbooks which allow wagering on USA sports games online. The Super Bowl, which is the championship game of the National Football League held annually in the United States, draws as much as $90 million wagered each year, and is a favorite bet for the USA online gaming sports lover. And online gaming for US players enjoying single play and massive multiplayer online role-playing games is a multibillion dollar a year business.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a first-person shooter video game that was released on November 8, 2011 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and other gaming consoles with online multiplayer access, and within 24 hours of launch an incredible 6.5 million copies were sold worldwide grossing $400 million. That constituted the largest entertainment launch of all time including movie, CD and album releases, illustrating once and for all just how popular USA online gaming has become. Whether played for fun or money, and relaxing or excitement, online gaming for US players is an important part of our modern culture in the United States.