UK Gambling Commission Online FAQ
In the United Kingdom gambling online is becoming a popular way for players to access bingo games, poker and casino games or a way for anyone to place a bet on any type of sporting event. The UK Government has taken a very sensible approach to licensing and regulating any type of gambling site online that offers services to citizens and residents of Great Britain.
As such they have set up and tasked the UK Gambling Commission with overseeing the licensing and regulation of any site based in the UK and any site offering their services to UK players are required to obtain a gambling license from the commission if they wish to be a legally recognised gambling site within the UK, and that license will also let them advertise their offerings to customers based in Great Britain as a whole.
Casino Game Fairness
There are many benefits of be had by sticking to gambling only at sites that have been fully licensed in the UK by the UK Gambling Commissioner, however there are several additional things you can do to ensure you will never have cause for concern when gambling at sites offering games of skill or chance and this is to make sure the sites you choose to gamble at have fair games tested by a third party games testing company.
There are several companies who offer such a service including eCOGRA, iTech Labs, Gaming Associates, GLI Europe BV, GLI Test Labs Canada ULC, NMI Metrology & Gaming Ltd, BMM Compliance and SQS India Info systems PVT Ltd.
You will find that when any casino poker or bingo site has had their respective suite of games tested for fairness by any of the above companies, they will display a link or logo to or of the game testing company on their website which is your guarantee of being able to access and play completely fair and random games.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that you may have never gambled online before, and if this is the case then below we have put together a range of questions and answers surrounding the UK Gambling Commission and the gambling sites that they license.
If you have several additional questions that you are looking for the answers to then the UK Gambling Commissions website is packed with information and will also give you access to the contact details to get in touch with the commission.
Can I Set Session Limits?
As such when playing at any casino, poker or bingo site licensed in the UK then you will also find out are able to put into play your own session limits which will allow you to be in full control of how much time you spend gambling or how much you can gamble on any one single session played.
Are there any AutoPlay Restrictions
So be prepared for these auto play restrictions as you are not going to be able to set more than 25 spins on a slot game for example to play off automatically, the reason for this is to allow players not to have the risk of settings into play hundreds or thousands of spins and busting out their bankrolls too quickly or becoming addicted to the fast play option that auto play offers them.
Will I get help with any Problems?
By getting n touch with the Commission you will be able to pass your complaints or problems to them and they will investigate them on your behalf, and this will allow you to get those problems sorted out fairly and rapidly.
What Age Restrictions are found at UK Licensed sites?
Each casino, poker, betting and bingo site or any other type of gambling related site is going to have to do checks to ensure all customers playing at their respective sites are over the age of 18, and will block and close the accounts on anyone found to be under 18 years of age.
What is Ukash?
Are Payout Time Expectations in Place?
Will I be taxed on my Winnings?
Be aware though that if you are based outside the UK and have chosen to gamble at any online gambling site that hold a UK Gambling Commission issued license you will be subject to your local tax laws in place in the country you are based.
Are Gambling Site Bonuses Regulated?
Can Any Gambling Site Advertise in the UK?
Do Mobile Gambling Sites Need to Be Licensed?
Other Gambling Commissions and Licensing Authorities
- Casino Game Fairness
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I Set Session Limits?
- Are there any AutoPlay Restrictions
- Will I get help with any Problems?
- What Age Restrictions are found at UK Licensed sites?
- What is Ukash?
- Are Payout Time Expectations in Place?
- Will I be taxed on my Winnings?
- Are Gambling Site Bonuses Regulated?
- Can Any Gambling Site Advertise in the UK?
- Do Mobile Gambling Sites Need to Be Licensed?
- Other Gambling Commissions and Licensing Authorities
We also have information on many different Gambling Commissions and Licensing Authorities, including the Government of Curacao and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. You will also find information on the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
To recent additions include the Nevada Gaming Commission and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission who now licenses and regulates online gambling sites in some US States and two additional licensing commissions and online gambling site gambling license issuers include the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the Antigua Directorate of Offshore Gambling.