Welcome to the Home of UK Online Poker Sites!

The best UK online poker reviews, strategy and guides to give you the upper hand.

If you're an online poker novice looking to get started, or an experienced grinder looking to take the next step, you're in the right place. At OnlinePoker.co.uk, we have expert reviews of the biggest and best UK-focussed poker rooms. Our team is totally independent, so you can rely on unbiased reviews and the latest exclusive promotions.

As well as the best ratings and reviews on the Internet, our team has collected the best strategy, tips and guides around. We'll show you how to get the most out of your deposits, use your mobile phone or tablet to access the best sites, and show you how to stay safe when gambling online.

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Our wonderful team making this all possible

Carl Bevin

Editor in Chief

Carl has dedicated his entire working life to staying on top of all types of poker news.

Carl Bevin

Andrew Collinson

Legal expert

Andrew is a specialist in Internet gambling legislation and enjoys the odd hand.

Andrew Collinson

Zac Ormley

Poker expert

Zac’s been a professional online poker player for over 10 years now and says he has seen it all.

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Online Poker rooms you should avoid

While players in the UK enjoy a formidable range of quality poker sites where they can get their game on, they need to be wary of a number of rogue sites playing off poker's popularity online, offering a poor game, bad treatment of players and even withholding winners' money.

We've listed three of the worst offenders below, based on both issues the reviews team have discovered and consistently bad feedback from players. These sites have had problems with paying players, responding to enquiries and keeping their business practices clean. Steer clear of these online poker sites.

Lock Poker

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Our Rating:
  • Player funds mishandled
  • Payouts slow or unforthcoming
  • Bad reputation amongst players

Colt Poker

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Our Rating:
  • Questionable business practices
  • Unresponsive customer support
  • Players have reported payout issues

Poker Host

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Our Rating:
  • Terrible customer service
  • Poor games software quality
  • Players have not been paid

Online Poker FAQs

Is online poker legal in the UK?

Yes. Under current gaming law, UK-based players can enjoy legal real-money poker online. Players are free to play at a range of stakes, and winnings are not subject to UK tax.

At what age can I play?

The legal age of gambling online in the United Kingdom is 18.

How is it regulated?

Poker sites offering games to UK players must carry a UK Gambling Commission under current legislation. Many sites also carry licenses from overseas gaming jurisdictions. Licenses carry certain criteria, like having software externally audited for fairness.

How do I start playing?

British players can download clients from any of our recommended poker sites and get playing in minutes. Alternatively, they can register for an account and start playing via their web browser with instant-play sites.

Can I play in GBP?

Yes. Many leading UK-facing sites offer games in GBP, although converting to Euros or USD to play at other sites is possible.

Will most sites accept UK players?

Yes. All sites carrying a UK Gambling Commission will accept UK-based players, and some rooms licensed overseas will also take British players.

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