Gambling over the internet or “online gambling” has exploded onto the scene recently and many of us have used these sites whereas we would never have previously dared go into a betting shop or casino.The obvious advantage of the gaming sites is the ability with almost all of them to try a game before gambling for real money. People who would never have sat at a poker table or gone anywhere near a roulette wheel can now do this for hours on end in order to learn the game before spending a single penny for real. And of course when you do play for real, no-one will be there staring at you, making you feel uncomfortable as you would no doubt have felt going into a real-life casino or betting shop for the first time.The other big attraction of online gambling is the introductory offers and loyalty schemes that many of the sites offer. It’s almost unheard of that you will join a gambling site without being offered some sort of bonus. The bonus offered is usually a match of your initial deposit, although some sites do offer a bonus just for signing up for with them.For someone first getting into online gambling, it will be a good idea to take advantage of many of the different offers available rather than keep spending money with just one site. Use up you free money then move onto the next one. Don’t be hasty though as your own money will be at risk if you’ve made an initial deposit so, as pointed out above, there is always the option of trying the games before plying for real and this is highly recommended before placing any bet.After you’ve done this several times and used up most of the offers available, you should have a feel for the ones you like best, go through these to see what loyalty schemes they have for returning customers and over time, you should build up quite a nice relationship with them. The best ones will not only offer loyalty schemes but will have 24 hour support both online and over the phone. They will answer any questions or concerns you have, so make sure you take advantage of what’s on offer and make sure you are completely comfortable before placing any bets because above all, if done responsibly, gambling should all be about having fun. Please always bear in mind the golden rule of gambling “Don’t bet what you can’t afford to lose”.