Short Guidebook on UK Gambling Taxes

Oliver Keegan

Casino expert

Short Guidebook on Gambler’s Taxes

The UK has seen a jump in online casino gambling recently, and the reason for it is the relatively lenient taxing system favouring players and gaming providers.

British Gambling Laws

British Gambling Laws

UK gambling law has undergone considerable changes over the last 50 years, particularly in the previous two decades with the upturn of online gambling. 

The Gambling Commission is the central authority that regulates, licences or assists betting operators, promotes safer betting practices and mediates disputes between bettors and casino owners.

Online and brick-and-mortar casino betting, sports betting, horse racing, lotteries, and bingo companies are legally allowed in the UK. 

All gambling-related activities are overseen by the Gambling Commission and regulated by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS).

With a UKGC licence, gaming operators can provide a range of services for real money gaming, including horse racing, conventional sports, eSports, or owning poker casinos, bingo casinos, lotteries, blackjack bonus casinos, craps casinos, and slots sites.