UK players are now required to play in their own territory due to recent changes in UK gaming license legislation. From the end of September 2014, certain online casinos will no longer be accepting new players and if you already have an account with one of these casinos, your account will simply be deactivated or possibly transferred to a partner brand which does operate from within the UK.
The following brands will no longer be accepting business from UK players: Major Tom Casino, Red Flush Casino, Euro Palace Casino, 7 Sultans Casino, Vegas Palms Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Omni Casino and Fly Casino. We also recently discussed several other online casinos (controlled by Vegas Partner Lounge) which will also no longer accept business from UK players and these ones include 777 Dragon Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Casino UK, Casino-Mate, Maple Casino, River Nile Casino and Golden Riviera Casino.
This is really unfortunate for UK players who had active accounts and enjoyed playing at any of these casinos, but there are still plenty of great online casinos available. We will continue to bring you more news about which casinos will be ‘closing down for business’ for UK players as soon as we are updated ourselves.
UK players can still sign up to some of the best online casinos in the world, most of which are controlled by some of the biggest names in the industry, plus you will also be able to experience the same great games from leading software providers such as Microgaming, Playtech, Net Entertainment, IGT Interactive and Betsoft Gaming.
The best thing to do if you are unsure as to whether your favourite online casino will be closing down or not would be to contact the customer support and find out from them. However, they may be reluctant to tell you because they will still want you to continue spending money right up until the bitter end. Just keep checking back with us on a regular basis to find out the latest news.
One of the main reasons why certain operators choose not to operate from the UK or have their HQ’s located in the United Kingdom is because the tax rates are so high and this takes a huge chunk of their profits. The other major jurisdictions such as Malta, Gibraltar, The Isle of man, Alderney and almost every other licensing jurisdiction around the world, the tax rates are extremely low compared to the tax rates in the UK.