Gaming Basics

When people hear the term “gambling”, most often they think of betting on a horse race, but today the term has a much more expanded meaning. Today it refers to any type of interactive computer game, including racing, card games, and word games (like boggle). A computer game is also an interactive computer program or game that entails interaction with a user interface, usually through a mouse, joystick, keyboard, or pointing device, to produce visual feedback to the user. Computer games are popular for many different reasons, not the least of which is the fact that many people find it to be a relaxing past time. People of all ages and demographics enjoy playing computer games.


Gaming is played by almost anyone with internet access, and the ability to customize gaming environments have made it accessible to a wider audience. In fact, gaming devices such as handheld consoles and hand held controllers have become so common that they are starting to come into style. Gamers are no longer just teenagers, but adults who can’t get enough of their favorite activities. Video games can be played on television, on the internet, on a personal computer, or on other devices. They can also be downloaded to a personal computer, which provides unlimited access to titles for gaming.

Although video games have changed tremendously over the years, there are some areas in which they remain unchanged. For instance, despite the increasing popularity of multi-player gaming and online gaming, the console still controls most of the major titles. Personal computers still play the majority of role playing and racing games. Some of today’s personal computers are equipped with high definition televisions with built-in streaming video.