Overall, it’s fair to say, online casinos set the ball rolling in terms of online gambling in the US.
Who got the wheel spinning?
Microgaming and CryptoLogic are probably still arguing about who was first to market. But in truth, both of their respective products, The Gaming Club and InterCasino, played significant roles in developing the technology required to power the games and financial systems we play and use today.
Even now, Microgaming is one of the most trusted software providers and more than likely to be the operator behind your favorite online casino offering today. InterCasino, meanwhile, is a renowned name within the online casino world given its status as one of the longest-running online casinos in existence.
Neither would’ve been able to function had it not been for the Free Trade and Processing Act, however. The bill, passed in Antigua and Bermuda, granted licenses to companies wishing to provide gambling services online and, in many ways, initiated matters to begin with.