UK Poker Sites

One of the biggest online poker markets in the world is the UK. The UK such a hotspot for poker activity for three main reasons: #1 the UK has legalized and regulated the online poker market and is very friendly towards online poker companies: #2 the UK has very favorable tax laws for players, since poker winnings are not taxed in the UK: and #3, and most importantly, the UK has a long love-affair with the game, and was the first place in the world outside of the US where poker really took off in popularity. Other forms of online gambling is legal and popular in UK as well, and you can find a big verity of online casinos with the UK license.

With such favorable online poker conditions you can be certain that there is no shortage of online poker sites to choose from in the UK. But you also need to realize that not all of these sites are crated equally, and some are far better than others. In this article I’ll go over some of the main considerations you should look at when choosing a UK online poker site.

Rank Poker Site US Rating Sign Up Bonus Review
1 PokerStars 4.8/5 100% up to $600 Visit Site
2 Party Poker 4.5/5 100% up to $600 Visit Site
3 Everest Poker 4.3/5 100% up to $500 Visit Site
4 888 Poker 4.2/5 100% up to £250 Visit Site
5 BetSafe Poker 4/5 100% up to €1000 Visit Site
6 Full Tilt 3.9/5 100% up to 600 Visit Site
7 UniBet 3.9/5 100% up to £500 Visit Site
8 Paddy Power Poker 3.7/5 100% up to €200 Visit Site
9 Coral Poker 3.6/5 100% up to £1000 Visit Site
10 32Red Poker 3.5/5 200% up to $1000 Visit Site

Large, well established, sites

Since virtually every online poker room has a presence in the UK players there can be very discriminating towards which rooms they choose, sticking with the largest, and the most well-respected rooms. For UK players there is never a reason to settle on an inferior room because of a lack of options.

Players should look for rooms with the proper games, traffic, and licenses that are the hallmark of all good online poker sites.

Rake, rakeback, bonuses, and promotions

Since beggars can be choosers in the UK, players can also go in search of rooms with the least amount of rake, and the best rakeback percentages, bonuses and promotions.


Along with finding good promotions, bonuses and rakeback deals, there is nothing that will increase your win-rate more than soft competition.

Deposit Options and Withdrawal Speed

For UK players you want to make certain that the room you intend to play accepts the funding source you intend to use and doesn’t impose any hidden fees on these transactions. There is also the matter of how quickly you can receive your funds when you decide to cash out.

Final thoughts

UK players have plenty of rooms to choose from and it will basically come down to finding the perfect balance between the considerations I have listed and outlined above. For some players certain things will take precedence and will likely be the driving force behind their decision of which online poker site to join, but for other players with more options it’s all about finding the very best place to play.