Sports gambling is not a new thing in the world in general and the United Kingdom in particular. However, many people still wondered that whether betting on sports was legal in the United Kingdom. The answer is “Yes, of course.”
Whether you are visiting a land-based casino or online gambling platform in the United Kingdom, you can bet on sports legally. However, you should pay attention to the legality behind the destination you bet on. The UK Gambling Commission regulated the legal stores and online betting website for citizens, allowing for safe and fair experiences while you gamble on a sporting event.
The sports gambling market in the United Kingdom is quite vast. The sports betting comes first with 35% of the money spent on gambling in both land-based and online channels, followed by casinos and the National Lottery.
Regarding the sports betting, football comes first with 47% of the money spent, followed by the digital horse racing with 27%, according to a report by the UK Gambling Commission.
Online Sports Betting Grow
Online sports betting has grown rapidly in the United Kingdom, especially in 2020 when the world has been facing the COVID-19 lockdown. More and more individuals are expected to take part in online sports betting.
The official statistics showed that there were about 32 million active online gambling accounts in the United Kingdom between 2013 and 2019. The number increased from over 24 million to 32 million in 2019.
Safe Betting Online
Safety is one of the biggest concerns of the gamblers for online sports betting. It is different when you hand over money to an individual and see bookkeepers in action. When playing online, you have to trust the websites that they are legal and you would receive the payout.
Don’t worry! The UK Gambling Commission has regulated the online gambling world. You can check the license of the online betting operators at the bottom of the websites.