UK Gambling & Casino Industry News
GAMSTOP Joins University Tour to Educate Students About the Harms of Gambling
Entain Bookmaker Ladbrokes Sued for Failing to Protect Problem Gambler
William Hill Named as Racing League Betting Partner for 2022
Camelot Cites Cost-of-Living Crisis as Lottery Ticket Sales Drop Year-on-Year
bet365 Agrees Major Greyhound Racing Sponsorship Deal
NHS Cuts Ties With GambleAware Citing Concerns over Charity’s Ties to Gambling Industry
MPs Mind-Bogglingly Critical of UKGC for Trying to Reduce Problem Gambling
Sportsbook Breaks ASA Advertising Code to Cash in on Djokovic & Covid
UK Gambling Commission to Appoint Permanent Chief Executive
Regulated Gambling industry Issued £40M / $54M in Financial Penalties To Operators in 2021
IMME Surrenders Gambling License as UKGC Uncovers Shady Tactics Targeting the Elderly
Flutter ‘Celebrates’ Safer Gambling Week by Gifting Problem Gamblers Free Spins
UK Gambling Commission Suspends BGO Operating License With Immediate Effect
UK Gambling Commission Fines EU Lotto and Orders Firm to Go Through Audit Following Money Laundering Failures
Frequently Asked Questions
Which forms of gambling are legal in the UK?
In the United Kingdom casinos, bookmakers, card-rooms and bingo-halls are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and permitted to offer real money gambling games including bingo, casino games like slots, roulette, blackjack, keno and keno as well as poker and sports-betting.
Is Online gambling legal in the UK?
Yes - gamblers can choose from a multitude of regulated and safe online gambling sites including poker rooms, casinos and bookmakers.
How many people gamble in the UK?
Approximately 15 million people gamble on products licensed under the Gambling Act 2005 in Great Britain - approximately the same number of people that visit a museum at least once a year.
Since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in 2021, the overall percentage of the adult population who gamble remains lower than it was pre Covid-19 (28 %). Online gambling participation rate in September 2022 has not yet reached the level of in person participation before the pandemic, which was 24.4 percent in 2019.
Do gamblers need to pay taxes on winnings in the United Kingdom?
No. When gamblers play and win at licensed UK gambling sites, all the gambling tax has already been paid by the operator - and all winnings are 100% tax-free for the consumer.