To say that 2020 has been a year full of unprecedented events and a change to normal life is a bit of an understatement. We have seen us all go into a lockdown and take up new hobbies and complete those much needed DIY tasks. We have also seen a lot of comings and going in the UK online casino scene this year. In this article, we will be looking at five of the best new online UK casinos and we will also speak about five online casinos that have unfortunately left the UK market in 2020.
Top 5 Online Casino Launches In 2020
Casoola Casino- Opening in February this year, Casoola Casino makes you feel like you are playing at the casino of the future. The site gives off Futurama vibes with the way it is designed and how the characters are drawn as well. Casoola have also tried their best to appeal to the British audience as the robot on the homepage towers over iconic British landmarks. Casoola has an excellent range of games with some of the most popular slot games out there like Book of Dead, Starburst and Bonanza.
Grand Master Jack– Launched in the fall of 2020, Grand Master Jack, combines an excellent game selection with an incredible user interface. They offer over 1000+ casino games from some of the most well-respected software developers in the industry such as Play N Go and NetEnt. Due to the number of games on offer on the Grand Master Jack site we think that there is something there for every gambler. The site has a simple colour palette and a slick design that we know would will love. The welcome bonus is also amazing so it is a casino well worth visiting in our opinion.
Casino2020- Launched at the beginning of this year, Casino2020 has a focus on the player at the forefront of its operation. Casino2020 though is different to your standard casino as all the games that are playable at Casino2020 have been created in house by InTouch Games. This means that all the games are made with the playing experience as the top priority, they are easy to access and are lots of fun to play. They give away regular bonuses via text message so if you sign up make sure you give them your mobile number to receive some great bonuses.
We also sat down with Casino2020, a couple of weeks ago and they spoke about how they have dealt with the challenges of this year but also what new and exciting things they have planned for their players in the coming months, so it is an interview not to miss.
Playluck- Despite only launching this year, Playluck has a tonne of fun and exciting games for players to get stuck into. The site itself has a very vibrant design with lots of colour and the main character from the popular slot game Gonzo’s Quest appearing all over the homepage.
Alot of the most popular games like Aloha, Fire Joker and Aztec Gold appears on the front page so you can jump straight into your favourite slot game straight away. Playluck also has an amazing loyalty programme and really rewards frequent players.
Casushi- The last of our new casino launches, Casushi comes to us from the brilliant team at Dazzletag Entertainment Ltd. They have over 10 years experience in this industry, and it is evident when you go on the page how much care and attention has been applied to this casino. They have a great selection of games from top software developers like NetEnt and SG Digitial.
They have some top slot games like Ted, Eye of Horus and Fluffy Favourites. The site itself has an immaculate design and is a real treat for the eyes. Don’t think they forgot about your favourite table games like Blackjack and Roulette, cause they are in abundance.
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5 Online Casino That Left The UK Market In 2020
Volt Casino- Unfortunately Volt Casino will be leaving the UK market on October 30th 2020. The casino was established in 2015 and is owned by Fair Play Bets Casino Limited. The casino had a neon design to fall in line with the whole electricity theme. It is advised that if you still have an account with Volt Casino, then please withdraw any cash before this date. After the closing date all activities barring payments and verifications will stop.
Gate 777- Gate 777 closed to players in the UK and Sweden on the 27th May 2020. This closure was due to the partner up program ceasing in these countries and the company that owned Gate 777 decided to close the casino to players in these countries as a result. The casino in its day was very popular in the UK with some great bonuses and a brilliant loyalty programme for its loyal player base.
Dunder- Not to be confused with the iconic paper merchants of the Office USA, Dunder Casino will be leaving the UK casino market at the end of October 2020, as well as Volt Casino. Dunder have been phasing themselves out of the UK market throughout October and has advised players to withdraw their balance before the official closing date to avoid any issues.
Bethard- Made famous by one of their brand ambassadors, football superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bethard casino ceased UK operations on the 6th July 2020. This decision came three years after the operator was given a licence to trade in the UK online casino market. The operator still operates in Sweden, Malta, Denmark and Ireland. Bethard did receive a fine in May 2020 from the Swedish Government due to them allowing underage people to bet on football matches.
Royal Panda- The earliest departure on this list, Royal Panda was withdrawn from the UK market by their parent company LeoVegas on the 3st January 2020. The reason for this closure was that the brand Royal Panda had performed poorly in the final quarter of 2019 and LeoVegas made the decision to cut their losses at the beginning of this year and closed them down in the UK. LeoVegas still operates in the UK.