By 2001, the estimated number of people who had participated in online gambling rose to 8 million and growth would continue, despite the legislation and the lawsuit challenges which would continue to be received by online gambling.
The Internet has made way for new types of gambling to form online.
Most lotteries are run by governments and are heavily protected from competition due to their ability to generate large taxable cash flows.
The first online lotteries were run by private individuals or companies and licensed to operate by small countries.
This was secured with software developed by Crypto Logic, an online security software company.
Safe transactions became viable and led to the first online casinos in 1994.
In its first seventeen years it has created over 2,800 millionaires.