Online Casino popularity on the rise in the UK
It is no surprise that thanks to the innovation by BGT the popularity of online casino gaming in the UK. According to the BBC, the search term of online casino peaked at a record high in 2020. The UK is one of the biggest online gambling markets in the world. Sports betting is the biggest sector with online casinos a close second.
There is set to be a review of the 2005 Gambling Act which could cause the market to become more regulated by the UK Government.
The UK chairman of Flutter Entertainment, who own Paddy Power and Sky Bet, Ian Procter has said that the Gambling Act should not be changed massively in these upcoming reforms. Proctor said: “For millions of people every week, they enjoy a bet, it’s a leisure activity, it gives people a lot of pleasure. For some people, it’s not, for a small minority. And we need to make gambling safer for those people.”