United Kingdom

Is online gambling permitted?

Yes

Licence available for

Betting

Yes

Sports

Yes

Skill Games

Yes*

Card Games

Yes

Casino

Yes

Lottery

Yes

Arcade

Yes

Can online operators licensed in other EU Member States offer their online services?

No**

Can online operators licensed in other EU Member States advertise their online services?

Yes***

Notes

* if element of chance included.

** Under the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014, from 1 October 2014 all operators providing gambling services to customers located in Great Britain need to hold a licence obtained from the Gambling Commission.

*** Operators without licences issued by the Gambling Commission can advertise within Great Britain, provided that they have effective measures in place to prevent people accessing their facilities from within Great Britain.

Authors

David Zeffman
David Zeffman
Head of Gambling and Sport
Stephen Hignett
Stephen Hignett
Co-Head of Tax
Alasdair Steele
Alasdair Steele
Head of Equity Capital Markets
Dan Tench
Dan Tench
Robert Willis
Anna Soilleux-Mills
Anna Soilleux-Mills
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