One of the biggest and most often seen mistakes that a gambling site can proclaim to be is one of the small selection of true UK Online Casinos. The reason for this is simple, if they accept UK residents to play and gamble at their online property and for them to be fully licensed in the UK then they must be fully approved by the
UK Gambling Commission who are the only Government body who can issue such licenses.
This commission however has what they call a “whitelist” of countries where a casino can be licensed that will allow them to advertise there products in the UK. But this whitelisting does not allow them to proclaim to belong to the UK online casinos directory of approved sites, it just
allows them to advertise in the UK media, television, billboards and the such-like.
UK online casinos in their truest sense of the term have applied for and have received full certification from the Gambling Commission and this includes all their senior management being given personal licenses to operate such a venue, their servers are hosted in the UK and they will abide by and continue to come under scrutiny of the Gambling Commission and its inspectors.
If any of the UK online casinos fail any of the regular reviews held by such inspectors then they risk losing their licenses, such breaches include allowing underage persons to place a wager, failing to comply to advertising standards or allowing themselves to be used for money laundering services.
The correct way to describe UK online casinos is Remote Gambling and this is deemed to be “any form of gambling in which persons participate by the use of remote communication, such as the internet, telephone, television, radio or any other kind of electronic or other technology for facilitating communication.
So you thought finding one or more UK online casinos who be an easy task! To be honest many sites use this term as a way of showing that they allow and welcome UK players and that you can deposit and play in Pounds Sterling as opposed to Dollars. If the casino has a good reputation and you are confident they are above board then you will in most cases be ok.
Do however look to see if any of your chosen UK online casinos reside and/or are licensed in one of the UK gambling Commissions whitelisted countries, these include any EEA country or Gibraltar, the best rule of thumb if is it isn’t licensed then avoid that site like the plague!
We have now armed you with several facts you may not have known and hopefully you will now be a little more savvy on the places you should be thinking of play at. But remember that not all UK online casinos were created equal and some offer generous monthly bonuses and/or promotions to keep you loyal and satisfied, whichever one you choose to play at enjoy yourself and be lucky.