The UK Gambling commission licensing laws are due to come in to effect from the 1st of November 2014, what does this mean? basically for any casino that wishes to operate legally in the UK they will need a license from the Gambling Commission.
About the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act
The regulatory brought about by this Act ensure that all remote gambling operators offering services to British consumers will be subject to consistent regulation. In particular the regulatory changes introduced will apply to all those providing online gambling facilities to those in Britain – not just the less than 15% currently licensed by us before its implementation. This consistency makes it easier for a consumer to understand their rights and ensure operators report suspicious activity direct to us, all of which should provide greater transparency to consumers and protection against match fixing. It will also make it easier for advertisers, including those carrying marketing messages to understand whether an operator is permitted to advertise into Great Britain.
As a Player you hopefully wont notice too much of a difference, a few casinos have decided not to apply for a license, so if you were an existing player at an affected casino then you should have already been notified of the changes. Thankfully the majority of the recommended casinos we have listed so far here have already applied and been granted a UK license, players may however notice a few small changes at these casinos, the possibility of having to agree to new terms and conditions upon logging in for the first time since the chnage and in some cases there may be a few slots missing from the usual selection, as some of these providers have applied but not been granted the licenses yet.
Once the dust has settled next week we will post again, if there are any specific casinos we have listed on the site that now restrict UK players from registering, but as a player myself from the UK myself, my advise would be to hop onto live chat and or email the casinos support to double check that UK registrations are accepted if you are thinking of signing up to anywhere new.
Casinos NOT affected
Casinos we know about already that have been listed here that should not be affected (have applied for a UK licence are as follows)
Guts, Mr Green, Redbet, CasinoLuck, NextCasino, Vera & John, 32Red, Mr Smith, Thrills, Starspins, SuperLenny, Betsson, Betsafe, BetAt, Slotty Vegas, LeoVegas, Casumo