Casinos Licensed by UK Gambling Comission

By Gamblescope Research Team on April 03, 2018

We give UKGC 10/10, Top marks compared to other Gambling Regulatory Authorities

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Rank
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United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Live chat is available around the clock
  • Plenty of games from many providers
  • Licensed by the UKGC and MGA
Rank #101 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Unique Design
  • User-friendly interface
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Rank #225 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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UK Gambling Commission
  • Huge collection of 2000+ games
  • modern website UI
  • 14 deposit and withdrawal options
Rank #147 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39448
  • Multi-language support
  • No withdrawal limits
  • Good selection of games
Rank #217 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #232 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #254 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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51250
  • licensed by UKGC
  • no wager free spins awarded after the first deposit
  • 400+ games in the library
Rank #46 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39175
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #261 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39225
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Malta Gaming Authority
Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling
  • Iphone and Android Application
  • 1500+ games from more than 25 A-list game providers
  • 10 currencies to choose from
Rank #7 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Good selection of games
  • 24-hour cashouts
  • Cashback program
Rank #199 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39448
  • 2200 Games
  • Cashback program
  • No withdrawal limits
Rank #25 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Greek Gaming Commission
Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission
  • Includes a massive collection of casino games as well as live dealer games
  • Offers sports betting with an in-play bet function
  • Mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices
Rank #93 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #106 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Crisp graphics
  • Large game variety
Rank #220 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
  • High withdrawal limit
  • Cashback program
  • Multi-language support
Rank #71 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39028
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Good selection of games
Rank #59 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling
Rank #148 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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UK Gambling Commission
  • Unlimited withdrawals
  • +2500 Slots
  • - Higher withdrawal limits, personal account manager for VIP
Rank #27 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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51833
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • No withdrawal limits
  • High withdrawal limit
  • Good selection of games
Rank #137 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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38758
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
  • Extensive collection of live dealer games
Rank #164 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling
  • licensed Casino (Malta)
  • hassle-free registration process
  • downloadable casino to play on your PC
Rank #216 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39028
Rank #135 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Large Game variety
  • Crisp Graphics
  • Live Chat
Rank #150 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Curacao
Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling
  • Gamification platform
  • Sportsbook and Casino games
  • Uncluttered easy to navigate platform
Rank #49 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39071
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • High withdrawal limit
  • Established brand run by a highly reputable UK-based team
  • Appstore approved app
Rank #13 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • International brand
  • Extremely high traffic
  • A huge collection of various games
Rank #20 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • High withdrawal limit
  • Cashback program
  • Fast payouts
Rank #88 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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048272-N-326340-006
  • High withdrawal limit
  • Cashback program
  • Live Dealers
Rank #87 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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2091
  • No deposit bonus cash so you can try before you buy
  • Established brand run by a highly reputable UK-based team
  • Huge selection of exclusive slots, casino and bingo games
Rank #105 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #149 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
  • 128-bit Secure Socket Layer
  • Great selection of games
  • Available in 4 European languages
Rank #168 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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52894
  • in business since 2018
  • lively animated website
  • 1000+ games in the library
Rank #187 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • High withdrawal limit
  • Cashback program
  • 24-hour cashouts
Rank #198 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • 86 Casinos with same uk licence
Rank #205 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • + 3,000 Games
  • 1 Minute Registration
  • 10 EUR minimum deposit
Rank #204 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • Gibraltar and UK licenses
  • no withdrawal limits for the UK players
  • Paypal, card, Paysafe, Neteller and Skrill supported
Rank #246 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Alderney Gambling Control Commission
  • Bingo games available
  • Over 1000 Casino games
  • Good selection of game providers
Rank #245 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39326
Rank #248 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
UK Gambling Commission
Rank #34 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #136 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #176 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Wide range of games.
Rank #91 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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UK Gambling Commission
  • Live chat support
  • 5000+ Slots
  • Casino, Live Casino, Sportsbook
Rank #18 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
  • Scratch, Bingo and other speciality games
  • Excellent video slot options
  • Weekly reload bonuses
Rank #67 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
38718
  • After your first deposit you will receive £10
  • Sky is one of the big names in the UK
Rank #76 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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UK Gambling Commission
Rank #85 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Rank #139 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Live chat, Email and phone call
  • Fantastic welcome bonus offer
  • Japanese Support
Rank #151 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #191 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • Over 1000 Casino games
  • Fast withdrawal
  • Smarthpone-friendly layout
Rank #235 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Curacao
  • Accepts cryptocurrencies
  • Plenty of games and software providers
  • Live chat support is available
Rank #175 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #177 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Alderney Gambling Control Commission
  • Cashback program
  • High withdrawal limit
  • 2200 Games
Rank #256 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39175
Rank #234 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Crisp graphics
  • Large game variety
Rank #219 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Vast selection of top tier games +1000
  • Adventure gamification rewards
  • 24/7 customer support
Rank #38 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Casino
  • Live Casino
  • Sports Betting
Rank #37 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Kahnawake
Latvia
  • Multi-language support
  • Higher than average RTP
  • Supports Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals
Rank #43 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
  • Top software providers
Rank #54 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Estonian Tax and Customs Board
  • Good selection of virtual sport games
Rank #115 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Video slots from top providers
  • Weekly reload bonuses
  • Telephone support available
Rank #162 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Greek Gaming Commission
  • Offers casino, sports betting and virtuals
  • Standard support + Viber and Whatsapp
  • Seamless integration for mobile devices
Rank #6 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Danish Gambling Authority
  • Slot tournaments
  • Good selection of live casino and poker games
  • 200% welcome bonus +100 free spins
Rank #3 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Alderney Gambling Control Commission
  • 24/7 live chat and call back
  • Supports +40 sporting events
  • Live in-play betting
Rank #14 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • The downloadable client available
  • No obligation to honour your Gamstop status
  • You may terminate Your account
Rank #74 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Greek Gaming Commission
  • Minimal Bet 0,50 EUR
  • Live Streaming
Rank #77 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • Generous £/€ 850 Welcome Bonus +25 Spins
  • Offers pay by phone option
  • Onsite monthly payout reports
Rank #240 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • No-deposit bonus available
  • Zero withdrawal limits
  • Up to 800 £/$/€ Welcome Bonus
Rank #251 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer 100% up to £100+50FS More Info +
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Great selection of casino games
  • Excellent VIP rewards
  • Fast payouts
Rank #194 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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48789
  • Unique VIP program
Rank #241 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #146 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
Danish Gambling Authority
  • Welcome Pack
  • Livechat
  • Safe and secure
Rank #165 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer Up to $1500+200FS More Info +
45235
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #170 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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39669
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #110 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • No withdrawal limits
Rank #244 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Focus on mobile casino games
  • Top slots from the best providers
  • 24/7 live chat support
Rank #214 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer 500 freespins More Info +
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Alderney Gambling Control Commission
Rank #262 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • 24-hour €10,000 withdrawal limit
  • Higher than average RTP
  • 100 free spins bonus @ X20 wagering
Rank #145 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer £400+150FS More Info +
000-039107-R-319400-014
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • Up to 1000 £/€/$ Welcome bonus
  • 24 hr telephone and live chat support
  • Bingo and instant win options
Rank #249 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
000-038620-R-319310-008
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Malta Gaming Authority
Kahnawake
  • Live chat support is available 24/7
  • Exists since 2002
  • Progressive Jackpot
Rank #109 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer Unibet poker €200 More Info +
45322
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • Desktop, Tablet and Mobile Poker
  • Poker Streaming on Twitch
  • Аvailable on Mac
Rank #8 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer 50 free spins More Info +
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • 24/7, 365 days UK support team
  • + 3,000 Games
  • - Fast payouts and easy verification
Rank #11 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer 50 free spins More Info +
UK Gambling Commission
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Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
Rank #9 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer €1000+300FS More Info +
45235
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Malta Gaming Authority
Rank #63 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer 100% bonus up to £123 More Info +
38758
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Malta Gaming Authority
Swedish (Spelinspektionen)
  • An admirable reputation since 2017
  • Loads of casino games, including progressive jackpots
  • Lucrative bonuses and ongoing promotions
Rank #108 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer £400 + 50 bonus free spins More Info +
52894
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Malta Gaming Authority
  • Triple licensed
  • No withdrawal limits
  • Cashback program
Rank #117 of 264 Review
United Kingdom
Welcome Offer £150 + 150 Spins More Info +
UK Gambling Commission
Rank #264 of 264 Review

The United Kingdom is a nation with a long gambling history. A quick look at a couple of the elite companies which operate on the internet from the UK would show that some have long histories which stretch back six or seven decades. Activities like sports betting, casino play, poker, and bingo have been favourite pursuits within the island nation for decades, and the only logical step for any sensible government would have been to eventually create and maintain an extremely strict yet permissible online gambling regulatory entity.

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission is a governing body that was established thanks to a 2005 Act of parliament but didn’t come into full force until the 1st of September 2007. The United Kingdom Gaming Commission is one that oversees and encompasses both the regulation of traditional brick and mortar casinos as well as remote gaming online. The foremost part of control formulated by the UKGC was to create procedures for licensing online gaming sites situated in the United Kingdom. Later on, these entities paid taxes and licensing fees in exchange to gain the right to function within the borders of the United Kingdom.

What does the UKCG do?

Before the Gambling act of 2005 came into force, there was a previous act which was the Gambling Act of 1968. This act did not foresee nor address the scenarios of the more recent online casino. Neither did it address the significant shift this would cause in the gambling industry. The Commission's primary purpose is to grant licenses to online casinos in the UK while regulating to ensure casino providers adhere to the required standards set. These measures safeguard the public by making sure casinos, while having a just house edge, remain transparent and work with the commission to challenge gambling addiction. It does this by preventing gambling from becoming a cause of crime and disorder in the United Kingdom. Protecting young children and vulnerable adults is an integral part of its reason for existence.

Before 2005, gambling entities would run operations outside of the UK's borders to evade the hassle and expense of gaining licences, while still achieving entry to its market. Moreover, included was a process for whitelisting offshore corporate bodies. This type of practice could happen if a company won a license via a gaming regulatory commission that was considered by the UKGC to be genuine. The majority of these statutory bodies were under the jurisdiction of the European Union member states.

What Protections does it offer Players?

Remote gambling companies which have a license granted by the UKGC can provide players with numerous advantages over those which choose to be rogue and operate illegally. The main argument being that registration procedures scrutinise every operator and exclude those deemed unsuitable and untrustworthy.

Online gaming sites have to keep the funds of players separately from the account that holds their operating cash. The UKGC in its role also reviews and inspect software and operator policies for impartiality. Players who have a dispute with any online gaming site can also hold the operator accountable while seeking redress. Under the UKGC, is the Advertising Standards Authority, which reviews marketing procedures used by these operators for fairness.

How does it rate compared to other authorities?

We give UKGC 10/10, Top marks compared to other Gambling Regulatory Authorities

Players who patronise casinos licensed by the UKGC can be sure of being protected from nefarious activity and numerous other issues associated with rogue casinos as UKGC is a regulatory body that takes its reputation of safeguarding players seriously. There have been many scenarios after the changes implanted in 2014 where the Commission acted to rescind a license given to an operator who broke the licensing agreement. The Commission is also straightforward when it comes to providing players seamless processes in which they can recover their funds. The procedure of arbitration also guarantees player protection by availing the opportunity to level their complaints against software companies and operators with suitable representation.

Furthermore, online casino companies are required to pay a few very hefty special licensing fees, with one being a 15% tax incurred on the gross revenue gained from gambling. While this seems a bit higher than the rates with other regulatory bodies, it is typically seen to be worth it as the draw and value of holding a UKGC license is an attractive draw to player acquisition. Consequently, not only is it tough to be awarded a casino license from the UKCG, but it is also costly and is only used by the established big brand casinos.

Current application fees

Fee category

Annual gross gambling yield

Application Fee

F1

Less than £550,000

£4,224

G1

£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million

£10,323

G2

£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million

£10,323

H1

£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £25 million

£16,235

I1

£25 million or greater, up to but excluding £100 million

£23,834

J1

£100 million or greater, up to but excluding £250 million

£38,363

K1

£250 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million

£54,131

L1

£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion

£91,686

M1

£1 billion or greater

£91,686

Conclusion

The technical and industry-specific standards required of an online casino operator or indeed a software developing company to conduct any form of business or operations within the United Kingdom are some of the most stringent requirements demanded by any regulatory and licensing entity. What this ultimately means is that players can be sure that any operator with a UKGC license offers games and rules that are fair, just, and safe.