Let’s face it…people love to gamble. Whether it’s bingo at a church social, lottery tickets, $2 on a 20-1 long shot horse, or plopping down a C-note on your favorite football team on Sunday, the excitement and thrill of winning in any sort of gambling just seems to be second nature.Here are the seven most popular reasons that were given in our recent online survey that asked why people prefer to wager online and/or offshore. Please remember that the opinions expressed below were compiled by summarizing the responses from our subscribers.(1) Money Management – When you wager offshore, you must put your money up front and it goes into your own personal bank account with that sportsbook, casino or poker room. You can only lose what you already posted up and can’t get in over your head on credit.(2) Convenience – It’s a lot easier to wager discreetly right online at your computer or from the comfort of your own home or office via toll-free telephone.(3) Legality – The jury has been out on this one for many years, but nobody could cite even one instance where a US citizen has been successfully prosecuted for being a gambler. Many a local bookie has been busted for illegal activity, but the individual gambler himself/herself appears to be almost immune to prosecution, as do the legitimate offshore entities offering the services.(4) Availability – Online and offshore telephone wagering is available 24/7, 365 days a year. The only other place you can find that much accessibility is Las Vegas.(5) Security – When you deal with a quality offshore organization that has been around for many years, your money is safe. Your cash deposits and any winnings are always YOUR money and you can normally withdraw at will unless you’ve agreed to other stipulations upon depositing.(6) Flexibility – You can find nearly every wagering option imaginable. You can make a wager in July on who you think will win the next Super Bowl! You can wager parlays, teasers, pleasers, round robins and more. If you don’t like the point spread on your football or basketball game, you can actually buy a point or two more in your favor.(7) Fair Odds – To cite an example, let’s say that the Giants are playing the Chargers on Monday Night Football. If you live in California, the local bookie already knows that you’re going to take the Chargers. So instead of giving you a spread of +3 1/2 points, he only gives you +2 1/2. Conversely, the New York bookie knows that most of his customers will take the Giants, so he pads the line to -4 1/2 instead of -3 1/2. Conversely, the offshore books put that game at plus or minus 3 1/2 for everyone, thus you’re getting a fair shake on the price of every game.There were many other reasons given in the submitted surveys by our readers, but these were the seven most popular.