Playing Online Poker in the UK

The UK market comprises of legalized online poker and it has measured a huge success all over the world. It is important to know that online poker and sports betting is highly regulated in the UK; thus, ensuring the safety of poker players. Due to the legality of online poker in the UK, lots of players are hitting the online tables without a second thought.

The poker operators over there offer various tournaments, promotions, and proceedings that are quite attractive.

Without no doubt, big names such as PokerStars, PartyPoker, 888poker, Unibet, and Microgaming are making waves and offering the best attractions to poker players. It is necessary to also know that iPoker is the tour-de-force supporting poker platforms such as Betfair, William Hill, and Bet365.

In the UK, the spring and autumn are usually the best times for poker tournaments series offered by operators to attract players. Examples of such series include the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) from PokerStars or the PartyPoker Powerfest, which gives an exciting experience and great prize-pools.

Nevertheless, players in the UK belong to the market, which means that any player trying to play online poker may be competing with players from Russia, Canada, and so on.

Online poker as a global game in the UK was enacted in 2015 so as not to restrict players to be confined within the country alone, or for players to play games only on UK local servers. In this model, players that are registered on locally licensed sites in the UK have the opportunity to compete with different competitors all over the world. Additionally, players can compete on online poker tournaments without any geographical restriction. Poker operators–on the other hand- only need to convey the number of rakes each player needs to contribute to a table and pay the relevant dues to the gaming platform they involve themselves with.

Overall, online poker tables today involve players from the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Greece. These countries fall under the local licensing of their country. Also, these countries have millions of players registered under them that come from other countries across Europe, Canada, South America, etc., that do not have a local licensing; gaming duties then fall under “offshore” license found in Malta and Gibraltar.

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· Published 09.04.2019 · last updated 17.11.2022

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