When was the first online casino established?

Doing a little research for my paper. Thanks.

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That's a good question. The earliest online gaming sites came out around the mid-1990s.

When the Free Trade and Processing Act was passed in Antigua and Barbuda, companies who were interested in starting online casinos were able to obtain licences to operate them. 

While this all happened, the technology needed to run these casino sites were developed by Microgaming, which is one of the pioneers in the industry. 

Until today, the company's gaming software is still used by many online casinos. From then on, the number of these gaming sites increased rapidly from just a handful and then blew up to hundreds from 1996 to 1997. 

Here's a link to help further your research, https://www.unc.edu/courses/2006spring/law/357c/001/projects/dsmatthe/background.html 

Hope that helps.