One of the best things about online casinos is the incredible flexibility they offer players. No matter where they are in the world, all that’s required to play their favourite games is an internet connection, a casino account and a laptop, phone or tablet. This flexibility is mirrored in the online casino themselves as well with operators based all over the world. This creates an international pool of players all brought together by a love of iGaming.
Despite the global nature of online casinos, one country has consistently produced the very best companies. UK online casinos are generally considered to be global leaders with the best reviews and player bases. You may be wondering why this is? With so many countries boasting online casinos of their own, how has the UK consistently managed to produce the cream of the crop.
Well, one of the key reasons is that the country has long enjoyed a passionate relationship with the gambling industry. Whether it be horse racing, football, boxing or greyhounds, having a ‘flutter’ is deeply ingrained into the UK’s cultural psyche. Take the Grand National for example, one of the biggest horse racing events of the year. Even people who have no interest in the gambling industry stop what they’re doing while this race is on to watch. Then there’s Leicester Square, a central London area teeming with some of the best casinos in the world. With gambling so beloved in the UK, it meant that when online casinos came along, the nation was quick to embrace it and quickly built up some of the most recognisable gaming brands in the world.
Gambling is not only beloved among the people of the UK, it is also welcomed and encouraged by the country’s government. Although it may seem obvious, the fact that gambling is legal in the UK has really helped online casinos thrive in the country and expand onto the international stage. The UK Gambling Commission is one of the most respected and prolific gambling license granters of all time, and the fact that the country boasts a government willing to encourage gambling is a real advantage to making the nation industry leader in the iGaming field.
The fact the UK is an affluent country also gives it a clear advantage in the online casino industry. The nation is estimated to be around the 20th wealthiest nation on Earth in terms of GDP. The effect of being wealthier is twofold. First, having a stable economy means online casino companies are able to thrive, while having customers with disposable income helps these companies’ profits increase. These profits can then be reinvested to cement UK online casinos’ place at the top of the food chain.
The UK abundance of talented software developers is another reason for its online casinos thriving. Gaming software is the bedrock of any good online casino and the UK’s world leading technology sector means that operators never have to settle for anything less than the absolute best.