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We have compiled an ever growing list of online casinos that are no longer accepting business from UK players (or will no longer be doing so from the end of September 2014). Recent changes in online gaming license legislation in the UK means that non-UK based operators can no longer focus their business towards UK players.

The taxes imposed by the British government have proven to be too steep for most operators, which is why so many choose to operate from offshore locations anyway. This new gaming license legislation in the United Kingdom basically means that all UK players are now required to play in their own territory.

The online casinos that we have found so far include major Microgaming casinos such as Spin Palace Casino, Ruby Fortune Casino, Cabaret Club Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Lucky Nugget Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Maple Casino, 777 Dragon Casino, Casino UK, River Nile Casino, Golden Riviera Casino and King Neptune’s Casino.

Other casinos in this list include Mummy’s Gold Casino, Casino Epoca, Royal Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Vegas Palms Casino, 7 Sultans Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Red Flush Casino, Major Tom Casino, All Slots Casino, All Jackpots Casino, First Web Casino, Jackpot Factory Casino and Wild Jack Casino. Two Playtech casinos that are no longer accepting UK players include Omni Casino and Fly Casino.

This list will no doubt continue to grow over the next few weeks and as more casinos do restrict UK players from being able to open an account with them, we will let you know right here. If you do have an account with either of these casinos, you should have already received an email by now informing you about the changes that are being made.

Some of the operators of these casinos control more than one gaming site, so they may be already be in the process of transferring your account details and funds over to their sister site. It would be a good idea to contact the customer support of the casinos(s) that you have signed up to though, just to see where you stand. The support should be able to better inform you of their current situation.

The online casinos mentioned above do still continue to welcome players from other countries. This new legislation only affects UK players. However, player location restrictions may already be in place at some casinos which means that you would have to check with the support before attempting to sign up.

First of all, comparing a land based casino to an online casino is not as simple as you might think. There are many pros and cons for both types of venues, so this page will just compare the two instead of putting the two against each other. Let’s start by looking at the advantages of online casinos.

There are literally hundreds of different online casinos for you to visit, which is a great start. Online casinos seem to be popping up all the time which means that there is never any shortage of places to visit. The same cannot be said of land based casinos though, unless you live somewhere like Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Monte Carlo.

For many gamblers it’s not always easy to find a land based. Some people live hundreds of miles away from their nearest casino, so playing in an online casino is the only alternative. Online casinos welcome players from around the world (apart from the occasional player location restriction) and also providing you are over the age of 18. Some land based casinos only allow you to enter if you are over 21, or in some cases, if you are over 25.

The great thing about online casinos is that it doesn’t matter what you wear to enter the casino, unlike the strict dress code which is usually imposed at many land based casinos. You can be sat comfortably in your underwear eating a bowl of cereal if you really wanted to, it doesn’t matter at an online casino. You generally have to wear smart attire and behave in a decent manner in a land based casino, but this is obviously not an issue at an online casino.

Online casinos are also generally packed with loads of great promotional offers (known as casino bonuses) and they generally contain upward in the region of 250 casino games. Microgaming casinos for example contain more than 700 online casino games. You can also contact the support at the click of a button and you will be dealt with immediately should you encounter some kind of issue at any online casino and the best thing is that you can gamble from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours per day.

The only real downside to an online casino is that you cannot interact with real people, such as dealers/croupiers and excited people placing wagers. Obviously there are no sights, sounds, smells or touches to really get you in the mood and you can’t physically touch your chips or pull the slot machine handle when playing online. Live Dealer Casinos are the closest things to experiencing what it’s like to be in a real casino when playing online.

To sum up, it is hard to say that online casinos are better than land based casinos and vice versa. The best thing to do would be to try and visit both, because both have their advantages and disadvantages. Both are great, providing you can remember to gamble sensibly and just have fun wherever you play.