Published: Fri, April 22, 2016
World | By Ernestine Jimenez

The Explosion of online casinos in the UK

The Explosion of online casinos in the UK

In recent years it seems more and more Britons are turning to online casinos, perhaps in response to a seemingly looming EU recession, or perhaps just because our exposure to mobile internet has increased exponentially. In any case, it appears the explosion that has hit the UK market is here to stay.

Rather than visiting conventional gambling halls, the activity of which has been considered illegal in our country for many years, many are looking to strike it lucky at the growing number of online slots. Much of their popularity is down to the theming that is currently trending in popular culture, such as the Marvel Franchise or Game of Thrones TV series. The online games at for example include these titles, as well as a free-to-play option allowing people to play without a financial stake.

Controlling the risk

Of course this free function did not appear by accident. Not only does it allow those who can’t stake money to access the virtual enjoyment of the game, but it also allows you to familiarise yourself with the layout and gameplay if you previously have never played it. In addition, the free-to-play option provides a method of practice, allowing you to experiment with different slot combinations. It’s a great foundation mode for the online casino hobbyist should he/she finally want to play for money.

Secure online transactions

By UK law, all your personal information remains strictly confidential while playing online. This is the main principle of online casino outlets who value their reputation, and the security of their customers bank accounts. Of course the knock on effect of this is that it helps creates a feeling of protection bringing return customers back to a site and improving its reputation – qualities no online casino will want to miss in such a competitive market.

Benefit to the Economy

According to one article recently published by, the industry provides, on average, over £2 billion towards the United Kingdom GDP. A staggering chunk of money by any standards and one that cannot be ignored by HM Treasury.

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