United Kingdom

Gambling, casinos, slot halls and online casinos in United Kingdom

The Gambling Act 2005 (as amended) and the National Lottery Act 1993 (as amended) regulate gambling in the UK. Under the Gambling Act, the UK Gambling Commission was set up to regulate commercial gambling in the country in partnership with local licensing authorities. In 2013, the National Lottery Commission merged with the Gambling Commission.

Although the Gambling Commissions of the British Overseas Territories (Gibraltar) and major islands (Alderney, Jersey, Isle of Man) are independent statutory boards, they comply with the UK Gambling Commission. Thus, the UK Gambling Commission regulates all types of gambling that use British-based equipment.

Casino Sites in United Kingdom
888 Casino
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3.2
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Ladbrokes
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2.3
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3.2
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Betfair
Betfair
2.3
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Paddy Power
Paddy Power
2.3
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Pokerstars Casino UK
Pokerstars Casino UK
2.3
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Slots Million
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3.9
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Casino Euro
Casino Euro
3.6
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Video Slots
3.6
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Yako Casino
Yako Casino
3.0
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Fun Casino
Fun Casino
3.1
1 review
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Casino Casino
Casino Casino
2.9
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Monster Casino
Monster Casino
3.3
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All British Casino
All British Casino
3.2
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Money Reels
Money Reels
1.7
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Casino in United Kingdom
Soul Casino Aberdeen
~ 1000+ km
Soul Casino Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2.0
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Soul Casino Aberdeen
Grosvenor Casino Plymouth
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2.0
no reviews
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Grosvenor Casino Plymouth
Grosvenor Casino Bristol
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
2.0
no reviews
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Grosvenor Casino Bristol
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth
Grosvenor Casino Thanet
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Thanet
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Thanet
Grosvenor Casino Southend
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Southend
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Southend
Grosvenor Casino Southampton
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Southampton
Grosvenor Casino Reading South
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Reading South
Reading, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Reading South
Grosvenor Casino Reading Central
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Reading Central
Reading, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Reading Central
Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Grosvenor Casino Luton
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Luton
Luton, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Luton
Grosvenor Casino Brighton
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Brighton
Brighton, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Brighton
Grosvenor Casino Aberdeen
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Aberdeen
Grosvenor Casino Dundee
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Dundee
Grosvenor Casino Maybury, Edinburgh
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Maybury, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2.0
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Grosvenor Casino Maybury, Edinburgh
Grosvenor Casino Merchant City, Glasgow
~ 1000+ km
Grosvenor Casino Merchant City, Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2.0
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Slot halls in United Kingdom
Games at the Vic
~ 1000+ km
Games at the Vic
London, United Kingdom
2.0
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Genting Casino Portsmouth
~ 1000+ km
Genting Casino Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2.0
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Millennium Bar Bristol
~ 1000+ km
Millennium Bar Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Kirkcaldy, Fife
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Kirkcaldy, Fife
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Glenrothes, Fife
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Glenrothes, Fife
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Glenrothes, Fife
Admiral Casino Glenrothes
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Glenrothes
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Kirkcaldy
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Kirkcaldy
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Edinburgh
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Livingston
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Livingston
Livingston, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Livingston
Admiral Casino Workington
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Workington
Workington, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Gillingham
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Gillingham
Gillingham, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Chatham
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Chatham
Chatham, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Basildon
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Basildon
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Basildon
Admiral Casino Gravesend
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Gravesend
Manchester, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Grays
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Grays
Grays, United Kingdom
2.0
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Admiral Casino Dartford
~ 1000+ km
Admiral Casino Dartford
Manchester, United Kingdom
2.0
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Land Based Gambling

•Casinos

Casino games are available in casino premises. There are 152 licensed casinos in Britain. Most casinos offer a variety of international table games, poker, electronic games, and gaming machines. The Gambling Act differentiates between ‘large’ and ‘small’ casinos. A small casino has a minimum table gaming area of 500 m2 and a minimum non-gambling area of 250 m2. It has a maximum of 80 gaming machines. A large casino has a minimum table gaming area of 1,000 m2 and a minimum non-gambling area of 500 m2. It has a maximum of 150 gaming machines.

•Gaming Machines

Gaming arcades operate all over the country. Adult gaming centers (AGC) are for only those aged 18 and over. Family entertainment centers (FEC) are open to all ages. These arcades offer their visitors various gaming machines. Licensed arcades do not sell alcohol, as there is strong evidence of the relationship between alcohol consumption and gambling problems. Arcades provide their guests with nonalcoholic drinks only.

Pubs may also set up a limited number of gaming machines. Under the Code of Practice for gaming machines in premises with an alcohol license, these machines must be situated in places where they can always be supervised.

Online Gambling

The UK has been accepting stakes and bets via the telephone for decades. Online gambling has recently increased. The UK numerous islands do a lot to attract companies to set up their gambling businesses in their jurisdictions. According to the Annual Report 2018/19, Britain has the largest regulated online gambling market in the world. Approximately 10.5 million adults (more than 50% of consumers) gambled online in 2018/19.

The UK Gambling Commission has implemented new rules to strengthen age and ID verification checks. It encourages gambling operators to really ‘know their customer’ in order to protect them. Before transferring any money into a gambling account, the Gambling Commission asks gamblers to check if the organization they plan to gamble with is licensed. The Commission’s license register shows the type of activities online operators are allowed to offer as well as their address, website domain names, trading names, and current license status. If a gambling business does not have a Gambling Commission license, it is acting illegally. Licensed online casinos may either belong to the national domains .uk or to commercial domains.

Use of the Internet by entrepreneurs has transformed remote gambling. Many operators have located their businesses away from jurisdictions with heavy taxes to offshore centers with lower taxes. Island governments assist companies wishing to have a gaming presence on the islands. They actively encourage the development of gambling and e-gaming business. Local gambling commissions provide strong regulatory environment, supported by a wide range of attractive business benefits. In 2001, the Isle of Man Government was one of the first jurisdictions in the world to introduce legislation specifically designed to benefit gambling and e-gaming firms. Isle of Man, Gibraltar as well as some Channel Islands have been able to generate substantial revenues by offering such terms.

Nowadays, the UK is the world’s leader in creating licensed software for online casinos. Some of the top online casino software providers are based in the country. They offer numerous casino games and slots to choose from. Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Playtech, WMS, and Evolution Gaming are just a few names which are currently considered to be the giants of the gaming software world.

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