Best Great British Betting Sites (GBP)

Last Updated: April 30, 2021

Online Gambling Great BritainGreat Britain has a long tradition when it comes to gambling on various sporting events and leads the world still in the provision of the best online gambling sites.

Although traditionally British bookmakers are often based in other countries for tax and legal reasons, the majority of sites are still unashamedly British and aimed at the audience in this country. This article is going to look at the best betting sites accepting GBP – although all sites do – and also methods of payment and the tax laws regarding winnings for people in Great Britain.

Key Facts: Online Gambling In GB

  • Real money online gambling legal with licensed operators.
  • 18+ legal age for all gambling games (lottery 16+).
  • UKGC governing body oversee industry regulations.
  • Wide range of great sites and bonuses to choose from.
  • Traditional home of sports betting and horse racing.

Best Great British Betting Sites & Bookmakers

The following is a list of the best online British betting sites and bookmakers:

  1. Bet365
  2. Betvictor
  3. William Hill
  4. Betfred
  5. Coral
  6. Ladbrokes
  7. Betfair
Up to £100 in bet credits
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits & T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 get £30
18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days.  Plus a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
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Bet £10 get £30
New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply.
Bet £10 get £30 + 60 spins
New UK & NI customers only. promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet of £10+ in one bet transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0) +. settled within 60 days. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 60 Free Spins on Justice League Comics. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 get £20
18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 get £20
18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
£100 free bet bundle
New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

Great British Gambling Tax Laws

Gambling TaxSince 2011 punters in the UK have not had to pay tax on any winnings that they gain through gambling and that remains the case to the present day. The government scrapped the previous duty that collected 6.75% from bookmakers – a tax that was passed on to customers by bookmakers through a 9% charge on winnings.

This means that any money that you make in the United Kingdom is 100% yours to keep as a punter.

However there is a 15% point of consumption place tax which operators must pay to the British government. This was brought about in 2014 in order to mitagate the tax lost when British based bookmakers moved their operators to tax havens (Malta, Gibraltar etc.) in order to avoid paying taxes in the UK.

Recommended Payment Methods

Deposit OptionsWith online gambling being legal and regulated in Great Britain the choice of payment methods punters can use is vast. There are a couple of important points to consider though…

  • Debit cards are the easiest and most continent way of moving money to and from your betting accounts.
  • Credit cards were banned from online gambling transaction in the UK from April 2020 onwards.
  • Neteller and Skirll offer extra protection and anonymity but most bookmakers void your bonus if you use these methods.
  • Paypal remains a viable, bonus friendly option, at the majoirty of betting sites.
  • Bank transfers are also a popular, fee free, way of depositing.