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British Casino and Card Room Gaming

The United Kingdom allows casinos, slot machines at bingo halls, and card rooms. The casino industry is regulated by the Gambling Commission through the 2005 Gambling Act. There are also a large number of gaming machines located in bars and restaurants that are not regulated by the government.

Gaming machines are popular in the United Kingdom. The distribution of these machines is estimated to be 14% at licensed gaming centers, 10% at clubs and casinos, 8% at bingo halls, 62% at arcades and pubs and 6% at other locations.

The Gambling Act 2005 provides for the following types of gaming machines:

Category A: Gaming machines with unlimited stakes and prizes.

Category B1: Gaming machines with GBP 5 stake, GBP 20,000 prize restricted to casinos.

Category B2: Gaming machines with GBP 100 stake, GBP 500 prize restricted to casinos and betting shops.

Category B3: Gaming machines with GBP 2 stake, GBP 500 prize restricted to adult gaming centers.

Category B3A: Gaming machines with GBP 2 stake, GBP 500 prize restricted to bingo halls.

Category B4: Gaming machines with GBP 2 stake, GBP 400 prize restricted to members’ clubs.

Category C: Gaming machines with a maximum GBP 1 stake, and GBP 100 prize which will be located in pubs, bingo halls, and age-restricted gaming arcades.

Category D: Gaming machines with a maximum stake of between 10p-GBP 1, and a maximum prize of between GBP 5-50 located in family arcades.

In 2014, the government announced it would raise the tax on high-stakes gaming machines from 20% to 25%. The tax increase came on the heels of an effort to slow down betting on fixed-odds betting terminals, which allowed gamblers to bet up to GBP 300 a minute.

Casinos have voluntarily agreed to flash warning messages when, on these machines, punters have spent GBP 250 or been on a machine for 30 minutes.

In July 2007, the U.K. banned smoking in all enclosed public spaces, including nightclubs, casinos and bingo halls.

The smoking ban was put into place over the objections of operators. And in January 2009, the British government allowed the payouts to be raised from GBP 35 to GBP 70 on category C machines to try to mitigate some of the losses incurred by the gaming machine sector due to the smoking ban.

In February 2008, a British appeals court declared that poker is a game of chance, which means a private club that wants to offer it must have a license under U.K. gambling law.

In July 2008, the U.K. Gambling Commission approved licensed casinos to carry pai gow, Let It Ride and four variations of Texas Hold'em.

British Casino and Card Room Gaming Properties

Admiral Gaming Lounge Bedminster
Admiral Gaming Lounge Kingswood
Admiral Gaming Lounge Stroud
Alea - Glasgow
Alea - Nottingham
Aspers at The Gate
Aspers Casino at Westfield Stratford City
Aspers Northampton
Beachcomber Amusement Centre
Beacon Bingo Club - Brighton
Beacon Bingo Club - Loughborough
Beacon Bingo Club - Lowestoft
Beacon Bingo Club - Northampton
Beacon Bingo Club - Streatham
BJ's Bingo - Leigh
BJ's Bingo - Reading
Broadway Casino
Casino 36 - Stockport
Casino 36 - Wolverhampton
Casino at the Empire
Clermont Club
Coral Island Casino Blackpool
Crockfords Club
Crown Aspinalls London
Crown Bingo - Bognor Regis
Crown Bingo - Cosham
Crown Bingo - Gosport
Crown Bingo - Leigh Park
Crown Bingo - Portsmouth
Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club
Electric Circus Leicester
Gala Bingo Peterborough Westfield
Games At The Vic
Genting Casino Bolton
Genting Casino Bournemouth
Genting Casino Brighton
Genting Casino Bristol
Genting Casino Chinatown
Genting Casino Chinatown
Genting Casino Coventry
Genting Casino Cromwell Mint
Genting Casino Edgbaston Birmingham
Genting Casino Friar Gate
Genting Casino Glasgow
Genting Casino Leicester
Genting Casino Leith
Genting Casino Luton
Genting Casino Margate
Genting Casino Newcastle
Genting Casino Nottingham
Genting Casino Plymouth
Genting Casino Renshaw Street
Genting Casino Salford
Genting Casino Southport
Genting Casino Torquay
Genting Casino Wirral
Genting Casino York Place
Genting Club Blackpool
Genting Club Fountainpark
Genting Club Manchester
Genting Club Queen Square
Genting Club Reading
Genting Club Riverlights
Genting Club Sheffield
Genting Club Stoke
Genting Club Terminus Terrace
Genting Club Westcliff
Genting Electric Portsmouth
Grosvenor Casino - Hove
Grosvenor Casino - Whitworth Street, Manchester
Grosvenor Casino Blackpool
Grosvenor Casino Bolton
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth
Grosvenor Casino Bradford
Grosvenor Casino Brighton
Grosvenor Casino Bristol
Grosvenor Casino Broad Street
Grosvenor Casino Bury New Road
Grosvenor Casino Cardiff
Grosvenor Casino Coventry
Grosvenor Casino Didsbury
Grosvenor Casino Dundee
Grosvenor Casino Gloucester Road
Grosvenor Casino Golden Horseshoe
Grosvenor Casino Great Yarmouth
Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays
Grosvenor Casino Hill Street
Grosvenor Casino Huddersfield
Grosvenor Casino Hull
Grosvenor Casino Leicester
Grosvenor Casino Leo
Grosvenor Casino Luton
Grosvenor Casino Maybury
Grosvenor Casino Merchant City
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle
Grosvenor Casino Northampton
Grosvenor Casino Nottingham
Grosvenor Casino Osborne Road
Grosvenor Casino Piccadilly
Grosvenor Casino Plymouth
Grosvenor Casino Princes
Grosvenor Casino Reading Central
Grosvenor Casino Reading South
Grosvenor Casino Riverboat
Grosvenor Casino Russell Square
Grosvenor Casino Salford
Grosvenor Casino Scarborough
Grosvenor Casino Sheffield
Grosvenor Casino Soames
Grosvenor Casino Southampton
Grosvenor Casino Southend
Grosvenor Casino St. Giles
Grosvenor Casino Stockport
Grosvenor Casino Stockton
Grosvenor Casino Stoke
Grosvenor Casino Sunderland
Grosvenor Casino Swansea
Grosvenor Casino Thanet
Grosvenor Casino The Victoria
Grosvenor Casino Walsall
Grosvenor Casino Westgate
Grovesnor Casino Aberdeen
Harker Leisure
Les Ambassadeurs
Les Croupiers
Manchester 235
Maxim's Casino Club
Maxims Casino Southampton
Mecca Aberdeen
Mecca Bingo - Acocks Green
Mecca Bingo - Andover
Mecca Bingo - Ashford
Mecca Bingo - Aylsham Road
Mecca Bingo - Ayr
Mecca Bingo - Bedford
Mecca Bingo - Beeston
Mecca Bingo - Blackpool Talbot Road
Mecca Bingo - Blyth
Mecca Bingo - Bradford
Mecca Bingo - Bridgewater
Mecca Bingo - Bristol
Mecca Bingo - Burnt Oak
Mecca Bingo - Burton
Mecca Bingo - Chester
Mecca Bingo - Chesterfield
Mecca Bingo - Crewe
Mecca Bingo - Croydon
Mecca Bingo - Cwmbran
Mecca Bingo - Devonport
Mecca Bingo - Dewsbury
Mecca Bingo - Dundee Douglasfield
Mecca Bingo - Dundee Playhouse
Mecca Bingo - Ellesmere Port
Mecca Bingo - Exeter
Mecca Bingo - Glasgow Drumchapel
Mecca Bingo - Glasgow Forge
Mecca Bingo - Glasgow Quay
Mecca Bingo - Glasgow Rutherglen
Mecca Bingo - Gloucester
Mecca Bingo - Greenock
Mecca Bingo - Halifax
Mecca Bingo - Hamilton
Mecca Bingo - Harlow
Mecca Bingo - Hartlepool
Mecca Bingo - Hull Cecil
Mecca Bingo - Hull Clough
Mecca Bingo - Ipswich
Mecca Bingo - Leicester
Mecca Bingo - Leith Capitol
Mecca Bingo - Luton Skimpot Road
Mecca Bingo - Oldham
Mecca Bingo - Paisley
Mecca Bingo - Romford
Mecca Bingo - Sale
Mecca Bingo - Scarborough
Mecca Bingo - Sittingbourne
Mecca Bingo - Southend
Mecca Bingo - Stevenage
Mecca Bingo - Stockton Chandlers Warf
Mecca Bingo - Stoke
Mecca Bingo - Taunton
Mecca Bingo - Telford
Mecca Bingo - Thanet
Mecca Bingo - Wakefield
Mecca Bingo - Wishaw
Mecca Bingo - York
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - Bradford
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - Ecclesall Road
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - Hull
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - Leeds
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - London
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - Owlerton
Opera House Casino
Paris Casino
Park Lane Club London
Playboy Club London
Rainbow Casino
Rainbow Casino - Harbourside
Rainbow Casino Aberdeen
Rainbow Casino Cardiff
Rendezvous Brighton
Rendezvous Casino
Resorts World Birmingham
Rileys Sports Bar Belle Vue
Rileys Sports Bar Chester
Rileys Sports Bar Hastings
Rileys Sports Bar Hull Alfred Gelder St
Rileys Sports Bar Lincoln Silver Street
Rileys Sports Bar Maidstone
Rileys Sports Bar New Yorker Edinburgh
Rileys Sports Bar Oxford
Rileys Sports Bar Q Club Peterborough
Rileys Sports Bar Stevenage
Rileys Sports Bar Wigan
Soul Casino
Stan James Betting Shop - Abingdon
Stan James Betting Shop - Aylesbury
Stan James Betting Shop - Bakersfield
Stan James Betting Shop - Banbury
Stan James Betting Shop - Belmont
Stan James Betting Shop - Blackhill
Stan James Betting Shop - Boroughbridge
Stan James Betting Shop - Bournemouth
Stan James Betting Shop - Bromyard
Stan James Betting Shop - Castle
Stan James Betting Shop - Christchurch
Stan James Betting Shop - Croydon
Stan James Betting Shop - Devizes
Stan James Betting Shop - Didcot Broadway
Stan James Betting Shop - Didcot Wantage
Stan James Betting Shop - Dodworth
Stan James Betting Shop - Doncaster
Stan James Betting Shop - Eastleigh
Stan James Betting Shop - Goole
Stan James Betting Shop - Headington
Stan James Betting Shop - Hereford
Stan James Betting Shop - Hungerford
The Barracuda
The Casino MK
The Castle Casino
The Colony Club
The Corinthian Club
The Crystal Rooms
The Deluxe
The Hippodrome Casino London
The Palm Beach
The Park Tower Casino
The Poker Room
The Ritz Club
The Shaftesbury Casino
The Sportsman Casino
Victoria Gate Casino
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