United Kingdom

If you count the thousands of betting shops along with the casinos, the United Kingdom offers more gambling facilities than the United States, the country with the most casinos in the world. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) administers one of the world's largest and most robust regulatory and enforcement frameworks in existence, so the Gambling Commision features prominently in our reporting about the UK. London is also home to some of the most important conferences and trade shows for online and terrestrial casinos so were cover those as well.

Mergers and acquisitions occur in Great Britain with greater regularity as the industry consolidates and big fish eat smaller fish. Not all partnerships result in one of the entities being consumed, so we stay on top of news about UK-based and licensed online casino game developers as software agnostic platforms dominate the industry.

888 Holdings shareholders solidly approve William Hill takeover proposition

Shareholders in prominent online casino and sportsbook operator 888 Holdings reportedly overwhelmingly approved the deal yesterday that is to see the company acquire the non-American assets of British rival Wil...

Pragmatic Play launches online slots portfolio with Bet365; bolsters footprint in the UK and beyond

Following its latest LatAm deal, Pragmatic Play has inked an "important milestone deal" with global online gambling company bet365 that will see customers of the British brand gain access to the multi-produ...

National Lottery licensing decision headed to the High Court

In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator is reportedly set to ask a High Court judge to enforce its recent award of the next ten-year National Lottery operating license to the Allwyn UK subor...

GambleAware calls for the implementation of a 1% gross gaming yield levy

In the United Kingdom and the organization behind the BeGambleAware.org responsible gambling resource has called on the government to implement a mandatory 1% levy to help fund programs tasked with combating an...

Flutter Entertainment debuts its PokerStars Exchange sportsbetting platform

British and Irish iGaming behemoth Flutter Entertainment has announced that its PokerStars-branded online poker enterprise has expanded into the international sportsbetting vertical via the premiere of its Poke...

Realistic Games boosts UK market presence via new Begame Group content supply deal

After recently releasing its Gorilla Riches slot, Realistic Games has joined forces with iGaming company Begame Group in a deal that boosts its presence in the "key" UK market and "will offer an ideal shop wind...

IGT inks cross-patent licensing deal with Aristocrat Leisure Limited

Multinational gaming machines, lottery, sportsbetting and iGaming innovator International Game Technology (IGT) has announced the signing of a ‘broad cross-patent licensing agreement’ with market rival Aristocr...