About Online Gambling and How To Gamble Online In The United Kingdom

February 11, 2015

Many of the games that are traditionally found in a real bricks and mortar clubs we find located in your city, can now be found and accessed online from anywhere in the world,  provided you have access to the internet and a way of transferring money electronically.

According to the American Gaming Association, an estimated 1.1 million people from the U.K engaged in online gambling in 2006, and the number has been growing day by day.

The legality of online gambling is a little complicated as the rules vary from one country to the other, and state to state if in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, gambling is regulated by the National Gambling Commission. Before the year 2007, the 1968 Gaming Act and the 1976 Lotteries and Amusements Act prohibited the establishment of an online casino because according to the Acts, the customer has to be present in the room where the game is taking place.  This law did not however prohibit the citizens of the United Kingdom from taking part in online gambling as they simply searched for the best online casino in other countries and continued gambling from the comfort of their home.

In September 2007, the Gambling Act took effect and these essentially legalized UK online casinos, subject to licensing and regulation.

Many of the best casinos offer players a choice from hundreds of games to choose from. This is very different from a physical casino which offers a much smaller selection.

Online UK casinos, on the other hand, offer anything from 200 – 500 games for customers to choose from.  Signing up at your online site is simple and quick, for, all you need is a valid email address, a valid Credit card for which you will be using to load money to your online gambling account.

Most online casinos will require you to verify your email address before you are able to log in. This is usually through a code they send to the registration email and after successfully completing the registration process; you will automatically have access to all the casino games on offer.

Virtually all of the best online casino will offer a welcome pack, sign-up bonus that you can use on the website to gamble.  It can be anything from ten pounds to £1000, whilst other sites prefer to give a bonus in percentage for your first deposit.

Online casinos give anonymity to all online players as you are not in the same room with other players; you may not even be in the same continent.

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