In no other European nation, there are more casinos than in Great Britain. Betting in general is a kind of national sport in England and socially not as frowned upon as in German-speaking countries. Today the UK gambling industry employs over 210 thousand people. They pay taxes and help fill the country’s budget. According to the latest research, almost 65% of residents visit UK casinos. That’s a lot. However, due to the strict regulation of gambling, gambling addiction is gradually decreasing.
It is the UK that ranks first in the field of online entertainment. This market brings to the country’s budget about two billion pounds annually. At the same time, development continues at a rapid pace. Until 2014, online casinos focused on UK residents preferred to operate under the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man, Alderney, Malta or Gibraltar. However, the new law, adopted by the Gaming Commission, presupposes the optimization of income from this business. Now money from gamblers remains in the country.
There is no doubt that the UK gaming landscape is one of the most diverse in Europe, with over 100 casinos across the country, online gambling and sports betting. Casinos in England offer an exceptional variety, from all-time classics like roulette, craps and blackjack to more exotic ones like Kalooki, Mahjong, Casino War and Wheel of Fortune. Poker is also a favourite of casino fans in England.