Online casinos are virtual casinos hosted on a private server. Online casinos circumvent different countries legal jurisdiction because technically online casinos are not located in the country where the gambling law applies. The server hosting the casino is located in a different jurisdiction where online casinos are legal. Players simply connect to the server via the world wide web. Online casinos are still regulated though. There are a variety of gaming authorities that licence and authorise online casinos. These authorities act as regulators of the online casino industry.