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UK's Competitive Gaming Market the Best New Casino Sites

Leamington Editorial 15th Feb, 2024 Updated: 15th Feb, 2024   0

Gaming is arguably the world’s favourite hobby. Billions of people around the world take part in some kind of gaming, whether that means strategy games, console gaming, board games, or casino games.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the gaming market in the UK. How many people play and enjoy games, and what kinds of games are the most popular. We also look at some of the top casino sites and which of the best new casino sites may be worth exploring.

The gaming industry in the UK is absolutely huge. You only have to look at the sales figures for some of the top games, or how many people are playing games at online casinos, to tell. There are traces of the gambling industry virtually everywhere, even here in Leamington where there are exhibitions telling the history of gaming in the area.

Which Games are the Most Popular?

So, which kinds of games are the most popular across the UK? Well, a study into the genre of games found that 37% of gamers play action games, making this the most popular of all the genres. It is sometimes hard to define a game though, and to pigeonhole it into one category.

In the world of app gaming, word and strategy games are some of the most popular. You only have to look at the success of games like Wordle in the past to see that there are a lot of people in the UK ready to test their knowledge and give their brains a workout with these kinds of games.

While a lot of people think of consoles and other forms of games when they hear the term “gaming”, perhaps more people should be thinking about casino games. Did you know that there are thought to be over 150,000 different gaming machines such as slot machines and terminals throughout the United Kingdom? That is an incredibly high number.

According to Statista, more than a quarter of people play some form of gambling game weekly. If you want to look at the more specific industry figures, the Gross Gambling Yield of gambling in the country is over 14 billion GBP annually. That is an incredible amount of money. If you watch television in the UK, you’ll notice that a lot of the adverts are for gaming, including gambling and slot companies.

Types of Popular Casino Games

So, with the knowledge that casino games are among the most popular types of all games in the UK, it is worth exploring exactly which casino games are the top options.

Slot Games

With so many people playing casino games, it is interesting to see that the majority are playing some sort of slot game. According to numerous studies, these are the most common types of games played at any casino. You will see that some of the top new casinos have a massive 5,000 different slot games or even more. There are also hundreds of developers creating different slot games.

Slot games have a wide variety of different themes and are accessible for a lot of players due to the fact that there is no skill level required. The outcome of the slot game is totally random, which means that there aren’t really too many aspects of the games to get to grips with.

Table Games

Table games include a lot of the traditional games that have been played in casinos for a long time. Arguably the most famous of the table games that is played at a lot of online casinos (as well as in person) is poker.

There are others though, including blackjack, baccarat, and even some of the less popular table games like Pai Gow, that have grown in recent years.

One of the things that draws certain people to this type of game is the fact that many of them include some level of skill. Table games like blackjack and poker do have an element of randomness, of course, but they also have a lot of different factors that players can impact. In poker, it is all about being able to read the opposition’s moves. In blackjack, players may approach with a certain strategy, such as when to hit and when to stick.

Best New Casino Sites

With such a successful industry generating a lot of income, it is not much of a surprise that there are regularly new casino sites being launched. Below, we’ve explored a few of the newer names that you might not have heard of yet, but that offer a wide variety of different games.


You might be surprised to see this brand referred to as “new” as it is one of the best-known casino brands out there, but it only launched in the UK in recent years, bringing its huge selection to a new market.

The slots include some of the biggest classic titles like Rainbow Riches and games from Pragmatic Play, Relax Gaming, and other top developers. However, there are also a lot of new games that people may not be so familiar with.

The MGM promotions often include bigger potential bonus wins than many of the competing sites, and there are also some great welcome bonuses. The one downside for many is the fact that there is no mobile app available at this time.

No Bonus Casino

This may sound like one of the stranger options on the market. The name, No Bonus Casino, refers to their interesting approach to gambling bonuses, which they don’t offer. Instead, players get some of their losses back each day instead (10%).

The selection of games, especially in the field of slot games, makes this an impressive option, with titles from NetEnt, Play ‘n Go, and many more.


There are always new slot games coming to the market, often with their own unique games and take on casino gaming. The options on this list may be worth exploring for those looking to freshen up their experience.

Joel Reynolds

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