As of the latest figures as released in the Guardian, the UK online gambling industry takes in about £14 billion a year, and that figure is soon to be revised. As reported on 31 August 2017, the industry has grown by an amazing 65% since regulations were relaxed about ten years ago. Visiting online casinos is one of the most popular activities for people of all ages, but the group that seems to spend the most time betting against the house are those between the ages of 25 to 34.
Having said that, this figure is really not conclusive because it was based on respondents to a survey conducted by Statista, but all things considered, it’s logical to assume that the group with the largest number of respondents would be the group most interested in online games. So then, what are the UK’s top 5 favourite casino games online? Here’s the rundown.
Slots is by far the most popular casino game online as well as in brick-and-mortar casinos. The reason for this appears to be the fact that when spending leisure time, the average person doesn’t want to get all involved in a game of strategy. They simply want to push the lever to see if Lady Luck is on their side. It’s fun, it’s fast-paced and slots online are the same as in casinos around the world, with one exception. The lever is pulled with a mouse!
Sometimes referred to as “21” in some parts of the world, Blackjack is a card game in which the player tries to get the closest to 21 without going over. As the cards are dealt, the player has an option to take a card or hold. One of the reasons why so many people love this online game is because there is little strategy except betting your odds when asking to be hit. With 13 numbers to play, what are your odds of getting a 5, for example. It doesn’t take strategy, but it does take luck!
Another game of luck is Roulette, obviously a game from our neighbours across the channel. With the spin of the wheel you can win a small fortune or lose your bet. Again, Roulette might take a bit of strategy, but it is much more dependent on whether or not Lady Luck is smiling on you that day. Will your digital ball roll into a digital slot? Why not try your luck and see?
Ah, here is a card game that needs no explanation. Not only are poker championships held around the world, it is a game of both luck and strategy, with strategy weighing heavy on the scales. Not only are poker tournaments held across the pond in Las Vegas every year, but you can find them almost daily at your favourite online casinos.
Similar to the lottery, Keno is a game of luck/chance. What are the chances that the numbers called are going to line up with those on your card? This is another popular online game for those who don’t really want to think but rather want to sit back and let fortune do its thing.
Then of course, there’s Bingo. Although you can play Bingo in online casinos, most people don’t look at this game so much as a gambling opportunity but as a social venue. So, the top 5 games in the UK would be those listed above and each has unlimited variations in the way they are played. Are you feeling lucky today? If so, give them a try!