Closed Casino Sites

The casino industry is highly competitive, especially in the UK, and it is natural that many newer brands fail to gain enough market share and close down.

On this page we list sites that have closed permanently or have closed to the UK market.

Winners' Club

Operated by:
Launched:
2021

Winners Club were short lived, opening in 2021 and closing in early 2022.  The were ultimately a victim of the collapse of Nektan that were then taken over by Grace Media.

winners club

A brand new casino for 2021, and this one is mostly about slots with brand new titles added every single week, so there is no chance of things getting stale at Winners Club.

There are around 450 to choose from at the moment including a lot of Megaways titles, and although it's a slots focused site there is a live casino as well powered by Evolution Gaming, so blackjack, roulette and other table game fans can get their fix here.

One benefit of niching down and being specific with their offering is that the site couldn't be easier to navigate. A few helpful categories are available in the menu bar and a search bar is available to do the rest. Checking out the rewards and promotions pages is a must too, as this is something Winners Club seem keen to push.

Players should be aware of the £1.50 charge to withdraw amounts of £30 or less, but to my mind this isn't too much of a problem and for a new casino with limited staff and resources it is understandable. The maximum withdrawal is £10,000 per transaction but since UK customers can make unlimited transactions this really doesn't matter.

Where Winners Club really show that they are not a faceless business hiding behind fancy branding is with their support options. Not only is help available from 8am until midnight, but a local phone number is available too (Manchester based, 0161), so you will be speaking to someone in the UK who actually knows the brand.

All things considered, Winners Club is an online casino that might not be re-inventing the wheel, but they are certainly making a positive first impression. The brand looks good, the games are well selected, and they are keen to reward loyalty. The terms are fair too, and likely to improve as the brand grows.

Silver Fox Slots

Operated by:
Launched:
2020

Casino Closed 2022

Silver Fox Slots

If you were expecting a handsome gentleman approaching the Autumn of his years, then you have sadly got the wrong end of the Silver Fox stick. There is no disarmingly attractive OAP waiting for you at this site, but what there is, is a well structured selection of slots and table games.

Around 300 slots are joined by 15-20 table games like blackjack, roulette, hold 'em, and even video poker. Play'n GO seem to be the favourite developer but there are a good handful more, and it's a fantastic selection for anyone who wants a more curated list of games to consider rather than having to wade through thousands of the things.

The site only opened for business this year but have a lot in place already. Support is available via live chat between 8am and 10pm, for example, which is pretty good going, and you can play from any device. Although only debit cards and Paypal are available to bank with at present their deposit and withdrawal structure is robust, with all requests taken care of inside of 48 hours.

Promotions are handled fairly simply, you can either get cash or bonus funds by completing them, although there aren't all that many. This certainly makes things simpler - some promotions and their terms can be time consuming to say the least - but it also means less opportunity for freebies.

Simplicity is the key here. The site is basic in design but doesn't feel under developed, and this makes it a doddle to navigate coupled with the fact that it isn't overloaded with excess games. Only good stuff here.

Bethard

Operated by:
Bethard Group Limited
Launched:
2014

Bethard closed to the UK in June 2020 citing 'strategic reasons', which ultimately means they found it too hard to make money in the competitive market.

Bethard Summary

It’s good to see an online casino that has been developed by the very people it exists to serve. Professional gamers are responsible for the creation of the site and you can be sure they know what it takes to provide an enjoyable and fully rounded experience.

The site is expertly designed, with game access well thought through at every stage. You can search for something specific, browse a list of all games or separate them into categories, and Bethard suggest a few of their favourites in each category too if you don’t know where to start.

This is a place where you will find plenty of big, confidence inspiring names from payment providers to game providers, such as Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard, to Quickspin, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, and Microgaming – plus, the recent link up with game provider Betsoft (I think the name similarity is coincidental) will no doubt see plenty of their games listed as well.

It’s also worth knowing that Bethard have been shortlisted for an EGR customer services award, so their 24/7 support team must be making all the right noises.

Mobile gamers are given plenty of consideration here with an app available for both android and iOS users, and there are no compromises if you choose to play on your mobile; the full range of services are still available, including live casino from Evolution Gaming and Bethard’s fantasy sports which serve as an ideal way to link the casino to their superb sportsbook.

MoPlay

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

The owner of MoPlay, Addison Global Ltd, went into liquidation in early 2020.  Accounts were purchased by Bertfed and the MoPlay brand ceased to operate.

MoPlay casino screenshot

The casino arm of MoPlay, although delivered stylishly and professionally, could probably do with a little expansion since it has one of the smallest game libraries we have come across - but don’t write it off just yet.

First of all, the attached sportsbook is one very good reason to give them a shot if you are a gamer who also bets on the football, for example, and while it can’t quite square up to the famous brands it covers a wealth of sports and competitions and also offers live betting capabilities.

Secondly, the live casino is powered by non-other than Evolution Gaming, who simply cannot be beaten in the live gaming arena and are a huge draw at any casino.

This only leaves us with a little over 100 slot games to enjoy, which is a little disappointing for any online casino, but on the plus side they are delivered by some quality developers such as NetEnt, Quikspin, and PlayN’GO, so you can at least be sure that they are worth your time.

Considering all of the above, MoPlay is a decent destination for players who like to try a bit of everything without getting bogged down, and who don’t require any specialist payment methods.

MustardBet

Operated by:
Mustard Sports Limited
Launched:
2017

MustardBet ceased trading and closed in October 2019.  The brand, established in 2017, ultimately failed to get a sufficient footing in the British market.

MustardBet Summary

If I could only use one word to describe MustardBet casino, it would be ‘uncomplicated’. That goes for the design, the layout, the navigation, everything.

For many this could all feel a bit too bare and plain, but for others it will be the perfect tonic to all of those flashy sites that won’t leave you alone.

You can play around 230 games in total with a good 200 of those being slots, so this is a good place for players that are maybe new to online gaming or those that feel easily overwhelmed by the busier sites out there.

The straightforward nature of this site continues in the way they reward players too. Instead of big offers, confusing loyalty schemes, and unachievable wagering requirements, MustardBet give cashback on the vast majority of the games on their site. You will either get 1% or 2% cashback on the games you play, plain and simple.

This is a novel way of doing things and you might be surprised at how quickly this all adds up if you play regularly.

Being an independent company MustardBet are able to operate in whichever way they choose, and the decision to make everything simpler than perhaps any other site on the market is an interesting one. The site itself adds nothing to the experience so it is all about the games, and the terms are clear and fair and easy to understand.

Fable Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

Fable Casino was permanently closed in August 2019.

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Fable Casino is a multiplatform online casino and then some. A lot of brands are powered by 5 or 6 different providers with maybe one other running the live casino – not Fable. Being one of ProgressPlay’s litter they have access to a game library from of 38 different developers. It’s quite a list, too, containing the great and the good of software providers as well as some smaller outfits you might not have heard of but will be glad you tried.

This obviously adds up to a huge number of titles, so for players who value diversity and variety this is a great new option to try. It’s not just slots, either - although of course these do make up the lion’s share of what’s on offer – there are a good number of table games to sample and even more once you open the door to the live casino.

Fable have opted for a more luxurious overall feel utilising a black and gold colour scheme with soft greys to add texture. They have half achieved this, but there is a little way to go before it really stands out as a high-end site. A few more payment options would help.

It is a lovely site to use, though, both in terms of design and functionality, and you will likely see a fair few branded games you recognise from elsewhere, too.

Casino Dames

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Casino Dames had a very short life indeed, the Nektan operated brand opened in 2018 and closed in 2019.

Casino Dames Summary

This one is all about girl power, so it’s aimed at the gaming ladies among you. They claim all of their games are ‘female friendly’ – I’ve no idea what that means but I do know that this is one heck of a casino.

One of the best things about this website is the build itself, it’s big, wide, and open, giving the games plenty of room to breath and simultaneously making them easier to browse. The site is also split into six distinct sections which you can jump between in a jiffy, so you are never distracted by games you aren’t interested in at the time.

If you go for the slots section you can choose between 500 slots from only the best providers; choose casino and you will be looking at a great selection of blackjack and roulette variations (hopefully other games will be added soon); live casino will, unsurprisingly, open the live casino with Evolution at the helm guiding you through the very best blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker tables with live dealers streamed to your screen; there’s a scratch card section for instant wins and simpler play; the jackpot section is where the life changing potential wins are found; and finally, the promotions page with get you up to speed on how you can enhance your bankroll.

Phew! That’s quite a haul, and there are also interesting tid bits of casino general knowledge scattered about the place if you want to get yourself educated, so every day’s a school day at Casino Dames.

All games are available as demo’s too so you can try before you buy, and you can buy with a great range of payment methods, which shows that these guys are coming at things from a customer focused point of view.

Black Spins

Operated by:
Launched:
2019

As of 2020 Black Spins no longer accepts UK customers.

Black Spins Summary

Ever heard of an online pokie? It’s what they call slots in Australia and New Zealand, and since Black Spins is a New Zealand themed site, pokies are what you will be playing here. The name and logo also make reference to the famous Rugby team, the All Blacks, well known for their terrifying haka.

Things are much friendlier onsite though, there is even a blog which hosts interesting articles covering all things gaming; from slots and scratch cards to side bets on blackjack they have you covered.

As well as the blog, there are a good number of regular promotions that may cover free spins, weekend rewards, and time limited bonuses on deposits. On top of this the VIP scheme is just a little bit special, because once you are in you are in for life. That’s right, no monthly targets to hit, you only need to prove yourself once per VIP tier. These tiers are based on deposit amounts so you could even try to save up to gain access.

But let's not forget why we are all here – the games themselves.

Black Spins has more slots than you can shake a stick at and a healthy handful of casino table games and jackpots on top. There is no live casino, but the providers for the other games will be player favourites. Expect to find old hands like IGT, Microgaming and NetEnt, alongside newer exciting developers such as Iron Dog, Yggdrasil, and Red Tiger.

If you plan to play on your mobile then you will only lose access to a few games as most of their catalogue is mobile ready; there isn’t an app yet but the mobile site is set up and raring to go.

Chelsea Palace

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Chelsea Palace is no longer available in the United Kingdom.

Chelsea Palace Summary

Living the high life in Chelsea may be nothing more than an expensive pipe dream for most of us, but with this latest white label casino from Nektan you can at least play make believe for a while.

This is a site that sits happily in the middle ground of the online casino industry, offering plenty without attempting to specialise in any particular area. Instead, there is just enough of everything to keep your average player happy; 600+ slots, around 30 casino games, 10 or so jackpots – you get the idea.

The theme of granting your day to day player access to the finer things in life is backed up with a diverse selection of payment methods covering card, e-wallets, and phone payments, that will be more than enough for most of us. What’s more, the payment limits are fair and manageable at £10 for deposits and £20 for withdrawals, and processing times for withdrawals aren’t cheeky either, topping out at 3 business days.

There is also 24/7 support available in one form or another which is not something you often get with smaller online casino’s, so bravo to Chelsea Palace for that. Jolly good show, what!

If you are worrying about the game providers than you needn’t – this is Chelsea after all – only the finest titles are on display and they are handpicked from 30 different providers. That means that you are unlikely to find any single provider’s entire catalogue, but you can be assured that any that are missing will be the games with less to offer. Only the cream of the crop has made the list at Chelsea Palace.

GiveMeBet

Launched:
2018

GiveMeBet was closed down in the spring of 2020 having only been launched in 2018.  The brand was part of the Argyll group and is unlikely to return, issues around increased regulation and taxes in the UK were cited as the primary reason.

GiveMeBet Summary

It’s straight down to business with GiveMeBet. No flowery homepage bumpf, no flashy offer screen to get through, just games front and centre as soon as you load the professionally presented site. There aren’t exactly hundreds of them though.

Unusually for a casino site, slots don’t seem to be the main event, with a much greater range of traditional casino and table games available numbering around 110, not forgetting the dedicated live casino that is powered by industry favourite Evolution Gaming.

This focus on table games probably explains why there is a dedicated tab for ‘High Stakes’ games in the sub-menu, GiveMeBet wants to attract the more serious breed of online gambler, those who play to test their smarts rather than just play for fun, and those who play with heart pounding sums of money. Although, saying that, the minimum deposit is only £10 and the minimum withdrawal isn’t too restrictive at £20.

This is probably not the place for the casual slot player then (although the slots games on hand are from industry leading developers), but if you like roulette, blackjack, video poker, baccarat, pontoon, etc. then fill your boots.

Sadly I have to report that I had a few issues with the website and the link to the terms leads to an error page which is initially concerning, but customer services are on hand until 10pm and the site is owned by Argyll Entertainment who are fully licensed by the UKGC and have a respectable rep, so it’s no doubt just a technical error that is all in hand.

High Roller Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

High Roller Casino was closed to the UK market in the autumn of 2019.

high roller casino screenshot

It can be hard to find a real USP and stand out in a crowded market, but High Roller have done just that with a rather bold move. They have taken the online casino and smashed it together with an online strategy game to create something more immersive and interactive than the norm – there is even a customisable avatar.

The whole thing is set in the dark metropolis of Metrocity, and players advance from one district to another collecting loyalty points (or coins as they are here) as they go. These can be exchanged for goodies, but beware, if you are inactive for too long other players can ‘sting’ you and steal your coins, which means you can do the same to them.

This definitely won’t be for everyone, but it’s certainly original.

The site is slot heavy with only around 10% of the games belonging to other categories such as table games or the live casino, but there is variety in there and only the best developers are granted a place on the list. Also, for such a new casino the game library is stacked.

Promotions tend to roll out regularly and stick to the overall theme, but for the most part the site is fairly simple and everything hinges on whether or not you want to throw yourself into an alternative gaming experience of mischief and rewards – as they put it.

STS Casino

Operated by:
Vivaro Limited
Launched:
2008

STS came into the UK in 2019 and left in January 2023.  It was a short expedition for Poland's biggest betting company and ultimately despite successes in the UK they were getting far more out of other markets.  With increased costs in the UK and new legislation to adhere to the group decided to say goodbye.  Another good brand lost to the market.

STS Casino Summary

Who wants access to 1000 slots alongside a live casino powered by 3 different providers, live games, and more?

STS Bet is a new casino to players in the UK but they come with over ten years’ worth of experience in the industry, having launched in 2008 in Poland. This shows in the package that they deliver, which is as varied as it is expansive.

A solid group of providers power the casino, with Microgaming, Netent, and Wazdan accounting for the biggest number of titles, enjoying stellar support from the likes of Thunderkick, Playn’GO, and Red Tiger to create a wonderfully rich selection of games.

Those who enjoy video poker will be especially happy with the number of variants on offer here, and STS aren’t shy of jackpots or table games either.

You will notice a drop in game numbers if you play on mobile, and the browser based mobile site is the only option for gaming on the go as there is no app as of yet, but you will still be able to choose from more games than a lot of desktop casinos can offer.

Finally, STS bring something a little different to the party in the way of their BetGames. These are an alternative to live casino with dice, lottery, and other games allowing bets on all sorts of outcomes, hosted via live stream by presenters with big smiles and plenty of banter.

Casino Gods

Operated by:
Launched:
2019

Genesis, the company behind Casino Gods, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

Casino Gods Summary

Set up based around a Mount Olympus type theme, this online casino has even created its own Gods to look after you as you play. Prosperos rules supreme with the help of Fortuna and Guardiana, the latter being in charge of the support staff, but all of them can grant you bonuses and promotions as they see fit.

It’s a fun theme to play with and it runs throughout the site rather than just on the homepage which is nice, but what really counts is how fertile this distant realm is, and with a name like Casino Gods you would hope it would live up to its name.

It does. There are more than 1,200 games on this site altogether, and only the most established and respected game providers are allowed to tout their wares here. Expect to see the likes of NYX, NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Quickspin, and Play’n GO. Of course, the one and only Evolution runs the live casino.

If you think you’re something special, then you can enter the Parthenon and join the VIP scheme. Here you will receive exclusive promotions, birthday bonuses, a personal withdrawal service, holiday packages, and more. This genuinely seems like a VIP package designed to appease the Gods rather than a token offering.

There is even a ten strong list of payment methods to choose from with decent limits and timeframes, although you may incur a small fee depending on the circumstances. This is the only minor niggle I could find with an otherwise divine online casino.

Touch Mobile Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2020

Closed 2022 following the failure of EMG

Touch Mobile Casino

This is a great little pocket casino that is perfectly placed for those quick play sessions on the go, where you need to get spinning with as little faffing about as possible. It's easy to browse and search through the 300+ different games on site, and new titles are added each week to keep things interesting.

Being a site designed specifically for mobile users - although it is available via a regular desktop too - you would expect it to be quick, responsive, and well laid out for a smaller screen. Touch Mobile Casino ticks all of these boxes, and although the site itself doesn't have much character you won't really notice, because getting to your game is so quick and easy that you will spend very little time looking at it.

The games come from providers like NetEnt, NextGen, and Microgaming so you know you are in good hands, and it's not just slots either; jackpots, table games, scratch cards are also available.

Plus, as a multi-national brand, Touch Mobile Casino is available in six different languages that you can jump between in no time, and the range of payment methods is vast in order to suit players from all over Europe.

Although there is a VIP scheme, this is a great site for those on smaller budgets who still want to be rewarded for their time playing at a casino. On top of the welcome offer, Touch Mobile Casino also run a variety of daily promotions dishing out free spins, cash back on losses, and mini competitions with cash prizes. Most of these only need a £20 deposit to qualify so it's certainly achievable for most players.

Just make sure you read their terms though, or a 4x max bonus win might leave you feeling a little put out.

Kassu

Operated by:
Launched:
2019

Genesis, the company behind Kassu, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

Kassu Summary

The guys at Kassu just want you to kick off your shoes, explore their game library – which will take a while because there are more than 1300 of them – and chillax. Their word, not mine.

This is an online casino that promises ‘no grey’, and they have certainly stuck to their guns on that one as far as the website design is concerned. This is a vibrant, colourful, and amusing place to play, with a quirky sense of humour to keep you entertained even when just browsing.

This is also one of the best new casinos for quick withdrawals, with no-nonsense terms that won’t keep you waiting any longer than 3 days max, and withdrawals are instant using e-wallets, although there is a small 2% fee attached which might be a problem for some.

On to the important bit then, and the games you can play at Kassu read like a who’s who of the online gaming world; NetEnt, Microgaming, Red Tiger, Yggdrasil, and many other top game developers ply their trade on this site.

It’s a fully rounded online casino too, with enough games in each category to satisfy gamers of all tastes, so whether you are a slotter through and through or you like to jump between jackpots and live casino, you will have plenty to keep you busy.

In fact, with more than 50 jackpot games, some of which frequently offering payouts of £3million and above, this is one of the best places to go for such opportunities. Plus, regular customer promo’s and a VIP program serve to further boost Kassu’s appeal.

Jackpot Jones

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Jackpot Jones closed in December 2021.  The previous Nektan brand was bought by Grace Media in 2020 and the decision was taken to close the site along with sister brand Kerching a year later.

Jackpot Jones Summary

The name’s Jones, Jackpot Jones, possibly a distant relative of Davey Jones, or so the website would have you assume. That’s right, this one has a pirate ship theme, and the crew’s ill-gotten gains litter the backdrop of the site.

As you can tell, the name of the game here is jackpots, or should we say J-arrrgghh-ckpots, and there are almost twenty of them to try your luck at with plenty of Megaways jackpots among them. However, they are looking pretty lonely with only another 70ish regular slots to keep them company.

This is one of Nektan’s many creations, and it’s a little more unique than some of their other sites, plus, with a company as prolific as this you can be sure your money is safe. Jackpot Jones might have a swashbuckling theme but its parent company are no pirate’s, being fully regulated by the UK and Gibraltar gambling commissions.

High rollers may get a little frustrated with the £2,000 max withdrawal, although players can make one withdrawal every day with no charge, and low minimum deposits ensure these games are accessible to all.

Play Casino Games

Operated by:
Launched:
2012

Play Casino Games were a former Grace Media site before the brand was then acquired by EMG in 2021.  Their existence from that point on was short lived and closed within a year, ceasing in May 2022.

Play Casino Games

Play Casino Games has been online since 2012, and in some ways it is showing its age. The design of the site is about as unimaginative as the name of the place, using plain block colours and a very basic structure which does nothing to excite. However, a quick glance at the games list quickly shows that they are anything but behind the times when it comes to their content.

All of the biggest and best latest releases are proudly on show here, from developers such as NetEnt, NextGen, IGT and Elk Studios, and the library is updated every week so the site is constantly evolving with the industry. There are currently 800 titles to enjoy which no one could be disappointed with.

Play Casino Games (that name...) are also a surprisingly good bet for bargain hunters, as their promotions page is an absolute treasure chest of offers and bonuses, not to mention the VIP scheme that runs alongside. If you love promotions then you will love Play Casino Games.

It's not just slots here either, the gaming is diverse with a whopping great live casino section powered by both NetEnt and Evolution Gaming, as well as a good number of scratch games, a healthy number of jackpots, and some virtual sport options too which we weren't expecting to find.

Ok, the site isn't particularly inspiring to look at, but this does carry the benefit of making it extremely easy to navigate and even quicker to respond since there is not much else for the engine to deal with, no labour intensive graphics to load, etc. All other things considered, this is actually a perfect option for people who aren't impressed with window dressing and just want easy access to plenty of great gaming options.

Mini Mobile Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2015

Mini Mobile Casino were a former Nektan brand that were acquired by Grace Media when Nektan went into administration.  The brand was then acquired by EMG but was short lived and closed within a year, ceasing in May 2022.

Mini Mobile Casino

Some players like to agonise over every detail and consider every possible option before choosing a new game to play, and others prefer that choice to be made simpler by having fewer options to choose from - Mini Mobile Casino is one for the latter.

This is a casino built for mobile use, but it is also designed for people who just want to get on with things. Their library of games could never be called small, but at 400 titles it is a manageable amount that won't slow you down. Nor will the site, which is so stripped back it borders on being bland aesthetically, but under the hood it has a strong framework that powers through tasks and gets you gaming faster. There is no messing about on this site.

Fans of scratch cards will have a better choice of titles than usual, and as well as regular RNG based table games there is also a live casino powered by Evolution Gaming, providing live dealer classics as well as more off the wall games like Dream Catcher. There is even bingo. These compliment the slots well, and make Mini Mobile Casino a realistic option for all types of players.

I also like all of the extra info available here. Some casinos leave you to fend for yourself, but this one provides plenty of info on each game and you might even learn something if you read the bumpf at the bottom of each game category.

Ok, so promotions and the VIP scheme aren't going to blow you away, but they are perfectly respectable, and while some of the back end features like withdrawal time frames and support opening hours could be improved upon they shouldn't stop anyone from giving Mini Mobile Casino a shot.

All in all, this is an ideal option for players who game in short bursts on handheld devices, be that on a 20 minute bus ride or for 10 minutes while you are waiting for your dinner to cook. A solid contender for your business.

Casino Planet

Operated by:
Launched:
2020

Genesis, the company behind Casino Planet, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

Casino Planet

This futuristic neon lit online casino creates a sci fi world for players to explore, so games like Neon Staxx or anything of that ilk fit in perfectly here. It's not just a gimmick either, the theme has clearly been thought through and has plenty of cool imagery to match. The website itself is a real selling point of Casino Planet too, it's a dream to use; fast, intuitive, responsive, things are kept simple without ever feeling boring.

It is also a great place to pick up bonuses, although Casino Planet will make you work for them by hitting targets most of the time but they try and keep it fun. The VIP scheme is a bit special here, with the usual perks like account managers and a birthday bonus, as well as more impressive extras like holiday packages.

Those of you with special requirements when it comes to payments will be well catered for since Casino Planet accept every banking method I have ever heard of and even a few I haven't, and the terms are spot on: no unnecessary delays, fast and free withdrawals, and limits as low as £10. They don't put a foot wrong here.

As for the games themselves, there are more than 1,300 of them so you will be slammed with potential options. It's a slot heavy library as you would expect, but there is no shortage of table games either, plenty of jackpots, and a very busy live casino.

Honestly? Probably one of the best new online casinos all round. Loads of potential.

Sloty

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

Genesis, the company behind Sloty, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

With a website that is state of the art, bursting with colour, and holding over 1300 different games from every different category, Sloty is an online casino that you won’t tire of in a hurry. If you like to play on your mobile then all the better, since there are 500 games optimised for the small screen version of the site, including some 3D slots and the live casino.

Sloty are a sister site to the well known Casino Cruise, so you can be sure that you are playing with a trustworthy company, and one that enjoys taking a theme to its limits – Sloty is a floating city of fun nestled in amongst the clouds.

Those who like to be rewarded will be pleased to know there is a VIP package offering a good level of service for such a young online casino, as well as game specific promotions plus others targeted at certain days of the week.

This place is all about dreaming big, and as Sloty say themselves “The sky is NOT the limit – it’s just the start!”

22Bet

Operated by:
Tonybet OÜ
Launched:
2018

22Bet closed to new UK customers on 01/09/2020.  Only users outside of the UK can now register with the brand

22Bet Summary

This is another casino from Lithuanian businessman and professional poker player Antanas Guaga, and the site has a refreshing layout that is different from the crowd.

No less than 16 game developers provide a library of over 350 slots, and while plenty of them are powered by old stalwarts like NextGen, NetEnt, and NYX, 22Bet also give the new blood a chance to shine by welcoming titles from younger studios like Chance Interactive and Elk.

This isn’t a casino that plays on gimmicks to keep players happy, instead the focus is on supplying quality games and making them easy to access. They can also boast a range of their own live games alongside a well decked out live casino hosted by Evolution Gaming.

Regular casino promotions don’t seem to be a priority here, although players who also dabble in sports betting will find some offers to take advantage of over at the sportsbook. If you want to try and persuade them to send a little more love the casino’s way then customer support can be contacted 24/7.

Novibet

Operated by:
Novigroup Limited
Launched:
2010

Novibet stopped operating in the UK in February 2022.  They left the UK to focus on US and Canadian markets despite claiming to have 6 figures of UK customers.  Bizarre.

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Novibet can’t claim to be the slickest customer in town, but their shelves are extremely well stocked. They are more of a busy department store than a boutique if you will run with the analogy.

With over 1200 slots alone, it’s no exaggeration to say that Novibet are practically groaning under the weight of all of the games that they offer, and this wouldn’t be possible without the inclusion of some legends of the development world. This can take its toll on the site itself, however, and loading times bare the brunt of it, but if choice is more important to you than style then you will feel right at home here.

What’s even more impressive than their size (steady now) is that the majority of their games are also available via mobile. Where other casinos might boast mobile capability for 75% of their library Novibet easily hit 90%. Most are available to demo, too, save for the odd progressive.

They are keen to make customers aware of their legitimacy and have been signed off as trustworthy industry wide, plus, customer support is a 24/7 service which includes Skype as an unusual but welcome option.

They are based on the Isle of Man.

Casino Nation

Launched:
2017

Casino Nation, the casino side of Sport Nation, closed its doors to the UK at the end of November 2022 after they failed to restructure debts that ultimately led to closure.  The company have not gone bust and withdraws can be requested through the site or via customer support.

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Originally launched in 2016 as a sportsbook named Bet on Brazil, a rebrand in the Summer of 2017 to SportNation also saw the introduction of a casino. It may have been the second product to come along but it certainly hasn’t been treated as an afterthought.

It’s packed with nearly 600 games from recognised developers and newbies alike, and the website itself is great to use, with navigation and game selection an instinctive and hassle-free affair.

The rewards program is one of the easier to follow, but casino promotions are a little on the light side. There is, however, the novel option to use your reward points to buy food from Uber Eats.

There is an app available from the Appstore while android users have to make do with the mobile optimised website, although it is just as good a product and the app is designed more with the sports bettor in mind, anyway. If you are also a sports bettor, however, you will find everything you need all in one place.

Argyll Entertainment claim they want to offer something different from the routine games and rewards you see everywhere else, and instead offer a more engaging and less transactional experience. If this sounds like your cup of tea then getting involved at the beginning of their journey may well be a shrewd move.

Casoola

Operated by:
Launched:
2020

Genesis, the company behind Casoola, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

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Casoola is one of the latest brands from the Genesis Global group who have created for themselves quite the reputation of coming up with novel and interesting themes. Playing at Casoola is like being inside a cartoon version of a dystopian future, in fact, it looks a hell of a lot like an episode of Futurama.

The idea behind the theme is a 'virtual reality experiment gone.... not exactly wrong' and centers around a ten-meter tall robot called Casizilla and a human VR gamer. It is certainly a unique design and is more vibrant and interesting than your average slots site.

Of course, we don't play at online casinos because of how they look so fortunately Casoola didn't blow all of their budget on design and this manifests itself with a games catalogue in excess of 2000 from 10+ leading providers including Microgaming, Play'n Go, Netent and Yggdrasil. The site has a very nice menu structure that even allows you to quickly search games by provider too, making this a site for both serious and occasional players.

Being part of the Genesis group also means Casoola have a strong focus on customer retention and loyalty, so you can expect to find a lot of promotions, bonuses and VIP products. The site also accepts loads of different payment methods, all with £10 minimum deposit and withdrawal limits, showing they are set up for a range of player types.

This is a very modern casino aimed at a new generation of players, perfect for anyone looking to just play games without other distractions such as sports. If you have no idea what Futurama is then perhaps you won't get the point, but if you like that type of thing this might be right up your street. Bring on the robots.

Kerching

Launched:
2007

Kerching were one of the first of the new breed of online casinos that challenged the old established operators when they launched in 2007.  The were the flagship brand for Nektan, a company that both ran casino sites and offered business to business services to other casino companies.

Despite huge initial success Nektan fell on hard times in recent years and were eventually sold off to Grace Media in 2020.  Kerching was then ultimately ear marked for closure, which happened on 2nd December 2021.

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Kerching Casino is designed to be a mobile first operation (so mobile friendly payment options exist), and it is aimed at those players who embrace the quirky fun side of the industry. There is an action packed comic book feel here.

This is a place for slots players primarily, so although there are a handful of table games on offer and a somewhat limited live casino, it won’t be enough to satisfy those players for whom this is their main interest. In terms of slots, there are a good few hundred available, enough to keep you going at the bus stop or for a session on the sofa at home, and although this may not seem like a lot these days the developers are some of the best.

This is definitely a case of quality over quantity, with the graphic excellence of Yggdrasil and the experience and range of both NetEnt and Microgaming being put to good use. What’s more, they are in good company.

The promotions on hand are good but could do with fleshing out, whereas the VIP scheme is extremely rewarding if you are invited to join. There are various levels with weekly/birthday bonuses, enhanced promotions, and VIP hospitality among the benefits.

SpinIt Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2019

Genesis, the company behind SpinIt, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

SpinIt Casino Summary

With more than 1300 different slots on site, SpinIt’s opening gambit persuading you to “Spin them all” might feel like an impossible task. It does sum up the personality of this online casino quite well though, it’s loud and brash and just a little bit pushy. But with a game library like that they can get away with it.

The guys behind the casino are slot players themselves, and it’s clear from the blurb on the site that they love what they do. So much so, that despite being less than a year old they already have a fully functioning app, and it’s a really nifty one too, worthy of the household name casinos.

So, they are more than ready for new customers when it comes to the games on offer and how they deliver them, but what about the equally important stuff that happens behind the scenes – payments and support?

The good news keeps on coming because you can bank using a selection of cards, pre-paid vouchers, or e-wallets that would put casinos many years their senior to shame. Deposit and withdrawal terms are mostly fair enough but watch out for small withdrawal fee’s – these can be a bug bear for many. Support is a little more mediocre as there is no live chat but phone and email are both available.

It’s a site equally suited to those players who prioritise slotting and those who are more prone to casino games and live casino, as there are more than enough variations of each to keep anyone happy.

Plenty to like then at SpinIt Casino, but be prepared to get distracted by the flashy website and pay for the privilege of withdrawing your money.

Pelaa Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Genesis, the company behind Pelaa, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

Pelaa Casino Summary

“Never underestimate the importance of having fun” is the advice given to us on Pelaa’s website, followed by the tempting instruction, “It’s time to Pelaa”. Exactly how you pronounce Pelaa – is it pee-lah, is it puh-lay-ay? – is anyone’s guess, but it’s not really important. Certainly not as important as the 1000+ slot and jackpot games they are touting.

Not only that, but they are spoiling us with around 100 different live casino games from both Evolution and NetEnt, making this a real destination if you like to be able to look your dealer in the eye – even if it is via live stream. Those who like video poker will also have plenty to choose from here among plenty of other table games like roulette, blackjack – even mah-jong.

Oh, and if you prefer to play on the mobile they are fully set up for that too. Quite simply, this site has an awful lot of everything – it’s one of the most well stocked new casino sites I have ever seen, and the interface is snappy and easy to use as well.

Of course, this is another casino from Genesis Global Ltd. One of the major benefits of playing at a casino owned by a well known and experienced parent company is that you know their background checks have been thorough and that their license is sound. Peace of mind should not be underestimated and you certainly get that from Genesis.

This also explains why Pelaa is able to offer so many payment methods in comparison to other start-up casinos, alongside a collection of promotions that come thick and fast and rewarding players big and small. That’s the work of a casino with resources.

Vegas Hero

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

Genesis, the company behind Vegas Hero, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

If you have been holding out for a hero to come along and save you from online casino’s with rubbish promotions that hold little to no value, then Vegas Hero might be the saviour you have been hoping for.

This bold little character has been providing players with rewarding welcome offers as well as regular existing customer promotions since 2017, and when you throw in a VIP scheme that holds its own in a sea of competition there is clearly plenty to play for.

Play’n GO, Microgaming, Quickspin, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Red Tiger, Evolution, and NYX all act as reliable sidekicks to Vegas Hero, and the games library is growing all the time. If you’re wondering where the evil villain is in this story, well it’s not the payments department, because withdrawals are all processed within 24-48 hours.

This is another of Genesis Global Ltd’s brands, so everything is in order as far as safety and security is concerned (where else could you feel safe if not in the hands of a superhero?) and if you need someone to save the day you can call or e-mail customer services or use live chat up until just before midnight – when I assume they don their capes and fly off to save the world.

Casino Joy

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Genesis, the company behind Casino Joy, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

Casino Joy hit the scene in 2018, with a calming yet playful online casino stuffed with over 1300 different games to explore. And unlike many start up casino’s, this one also has a mobile presence that manages to transfer most of their game library to the small screen to keep players happy wherever they may be.

One of the most noticeable things about Casino Joy is the plethora of different payment methods on display, giving everyone who wants to get involved plenty of options, with weekly offers to boot alongside a VIP package that is punching above its weight.

That may be because Casino Joy is owned and operated by Genesis Global Ltd, who in 5 short years have launched a number of solid gaming brands including Casino Cruise. This pedigree shows in the design of the site, which is truly beautiful to use both in terms of aesthetics (the pastel colours are a treat) and in how it handles.

Jackpots, roulette, blackjack, video poker, tons of slots, and even a live casino make this a fully rounded online casino that is a pleasure to play at. Here, every day is a beautiful day.

Spela Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Genesis, the company behind Spela Casino, decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

Spela Summary

Spela is a pretty slick online casino with the perfect blend of fun and sophistication. It’s a place for the modern gamer who wants to enjoy themselves and have all of the official stuff taken care of quickly, and preferably in the background.

This is achieved by a super simple sign up process and a faff-free depositing and withdrawal system, and oh boy are there a lot of ways to manage your money. Spela is available to players from many different countries, so their list of payment methods is vast.

Another I love about this casino is their approach to customer service. The FAQ is one of the best I have ever seen. This may be an odd thing to point out but there is nothing more frustrating than being in a pickle and not being able to get your issue solved. That shouldn’t be the case here. If you do need help you can either call or e-mail.

Let’s get onto the fun stuff, and with more than 1300 different games there is plenty to talk about. The selection is fantastic, made up of slots, jackpots, casino games, and live games, and title after title comes from the very best developers. It’s not the most effective site for browsing, but there is a search bar if you have read about a new game and want to find it.

They don’t offer the most promotions in the world, but the ones they have tend to look pretty generous, and are presented as rewards for previous activity; so you might be rewarded at the weekend for playing during the week, for example.

I like Spela a lot, and the fact that I can play there just as easily on mobile is another plus point.

Genesis Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Genesis decided to leave the UK market at the end of 2022.

This is the only one of Genesis Global Ltd’s casino brands that shares its name, and they have launched this one into outer space to create a more grown up and ethereal theme than a lot of the cartoony online casinos out there.

One of the great things about using the Genesis website is that there are so many filtering options, so you can really zero in on the sort of game that you feel like playing at the time. They carry a live casino, table games, scratch cards, almost 40 jackpots including the Mega line, and hundreds upon hundreds of slots. These come from 9 different providers too, so there is plenty to choose between in terms of range and style.

Everything you need can be reached within a single click from the home page, which means it’s a super user-friendly site, and you certainly won’t be left wanting for payment options. What’s more, for a newer site they have a couple of good weekly and day specific promotions running that give the player more for their money.

Energy Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2013

Energy Casino closed to the UK in September 2022 just before new laws came in to update the 2005 Gambling Act.  They still accept customers in other jurisdictions.

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Energy Casino are one of the fastest growing online casinos of the last few years, and as a company with a strong European focus, they can offer their services in 9 different languages. What makes it even more accessible is the diverse range of payment methods available, covering all the usual suspects and a good number of lesser spotted methods too.

The casino puts a lot of emphasis on transparency and fair treatment, and indeed their reputation reflects this; Energy isn’t a casino that will be playing you. Since they are independent and not attached to a large conglomerate company they remain in full control of their operation.

The rewarding promotions on offer span the casino and the attached sportsbook, which has a lot available for a newer brand and is sure to keep the majority of sports bettors happy. The live casino boasts games from both Evolution and Pragmatic Play while the instant play slot games roster contains titles from no less than 33 different providers, With Quickfire (Microgaming), NetEnt, and GreenTube (Novomatic) among them. What’s more, there are bucket loads of games – even some of the long established brands would struggle to compete in numbers.

It’s a slot players paradise to put it mildly. There are plenty of tournaments to spice things up, as well as the Energy shop where you can exchange your points balance for free Energy Spins or cash.

Tonybet

Operated by:
Tonybet OÜ
Launched:
2009

Brand left UK in 2021

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Tonybet is a casino named after its creator, Antanas Guoga, better known in his native Lithuania as Tony G. He might sound like a gangster but in fact he is a politician, entrepreneur, and a professional poker player. This goes some way to explaining why poker gets more attention here than usual.

The casino has a respectable stall of around 350 handpicked games and the developers they work with, especially NetEnt and NYX, will be a familiar sight to slots players. The game library isn’t the biggest but there is very little dead weight here. While they are still better known elsewhere in Europe, the UK is a target area for the casino and awareness of the brand here is growing.

Sports bettors get more in the way of offers from Tonybet, but there are offers for both new and returning gamers to take advantage of as well, and the website itself feels like a good place for those players who like to dabble in both the silly and the serious side of gaming.

Even though they are more than a decade old, Tonybet still qualify as one of the new breed of online casinos, and as such fully functioning apps for both Apple and Android customers are available to download, and you will have no issues with banking options, either - although the max withdrawal of €3,000 per day might put some people off.

Vegas Luck Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Vegas Luck Casino closed in late 2021 when BGO Entertainment, the company that owned and ran the brand, had their UK license suspended.  They chose to surrender their license and close all brands to the UK.

Vegas Luck Summary

If you have played at other BGO casinos you might recognise the layout of Vegas Luck. It’s another site that makes it all about the gaming rather than trying to interweave a theme into everything. It sticks its games at the front and lets you get on with it.

The site might not have a theme as such – luck doesn’t count as a theme – but it looks great and works like a charm. Simple navigation allows you to filter through game types such as jackpots, slots, casino games, live games, new games, and popular games, and you can also use a the search function to find something specific. This is particularly useful given that there are more than 550 slots, more than 80 jackpots, and 40+ casino and live games.

It’s not really a place for bargain hunters since promotions aren’t a key part of what’s on offer here, but the reward scheme is built around collecting diamonds which can then be exchanged for goodies in the reward store.

At a minimum deposit of £10 anyone can afford to play here, previously depositing less than £500 would incur a small fee, and all withdrawals did cost £2.50. This was a questionable decision on their part in this day and age and thankfully they have realised this and removed all fees since.

PowerSpins Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

PowerSpins Casino closed in late 2021 when BGO Entertainment, the company that owned and ran the brand, had their UK license suspended.  They chose to surrender their license and close all brands to the UK.

Power Spins Summary

Who likes jackpots? Well you are going to love Power Spins because they have more than 130 of them on their site, and they take pride of place on the homepage. Some are daily jackpots, others are progressives, and you could win anything from the tens of thousands to multi millions.

This is probably a place that will serve those hunting big wins as well as small and with over 700 slots and all of those jackpots to choose from you should be able to find plenty of games that offer big winning potential.

There is extra value on offer to in the way of their reward program; players earn diamonds as they play and these can be saved up and then spent in the Powerstore for things like free spins, real cash, and even on tournaments. It adds an extra dimension to things and potentially more cash in your pocket too.

I would say this is a site designed first and foremost for mobile users, and if you try the mobile site you will see why. Even though the desktop site is great to use, you can see it is an upsized version of something designed for the smaller screen.

Support is on hand via phone or email from 7.30am – 01.00am 7 days a week, so only the real night owls will have to wait for assistance.

This is a place where games come first and customer retention seems to be valued. There is nothing to distract you from hunting for your next slot, and the reward scheme can bolster your bankroll if you stick with them.

Chilli Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
June 2019

Chilli Casino closed in late 2021 when BGO Entertainment, the company that owned and ran the brand, had their UK license suspended.  They chose to surrender their license and close all brands to the UK.

Chilli Casino Summary

This one is hot hot hot. The latest brand from BGO Entertainment Ltd (yes, that BGO) is called Chilli for a reason - it's a scorcher. If you are a slot player that doesn't want any distractions then this is your dream site because slots are the only game type on offer - and there are almost 500 of them.

Playtech are responsible for a large share of the game library along with NetEnt, but they are in very good company with 7 other developers adding to the fun. More than 20 of these are also jackpots, and it couldn't be easier to negotiate between genres. As well as a search function for specific game needs, Chilli have split their game roster into useful categories such as Oriental, Animals/Nature, Fairytales, etc., so you can adapt your session to suit your mood.

The clever content optimizer deserves a mention too, as it will suggest games that you may like based on what you have played previously and for how long. You can also search by the developer if you have a favourite. Great innovation going on here that truly helps the player.

The Club Chilli reward scheme is there to treat returning players, offering the usual goodies like free spins and cash with bigger competitions running alongside, and they aren't playing. Dream trips to America are the sort of thing we are talking about, and that's before we mention Chilli VIP which punches well above its weight.

I like this site a lot, it's well designed, vibrant and fun, and full of great content. Previously it was a shame that they charged for both deposits AND withdrawals. A massive let down. Still, they have seen the error of their ways and since removed these fees.