The UK has some of the most liberal attitudes to gambling and online gambling in the world. Brits can bet on roulette in their local betting shops, play poker in pubs, and go into many larger casinos without a membership.
Online is just as prevalent: UK-facing sites offer real-money casino games like roulette and blackjack as well as thousands of slots and instant-win games. As long as you are over 18 you can sign up and register a credit card in minutes. There are even multi-million pound progressive jackpots available to play for.
Let’s take a look at how online betting is regulated in the UK, and how you can stay safer when gambling.
Legal UK Gambling At A Glance:
Legal Age: 18 (National Lottery: 16)
Games Available: Slots, poker, bingo, sportsbetting, fantasy sports, lottery, casino
Regulating Body: UK Gambling Commission
Licensing Bodies In British Isles: Alderney, Isle of Man