The 5 Best Online Casinos in the UK
June 3, 2019
Right, let’s get to it. You want the crème de la crème of online casinos, the best online casinos. That’s what you’re really here for.
And we don’t blame you. It’s why we have a list of 10 on our Best Casinos page. But rather than repeat what we said in our The Best New Slots Sites of 2019 article, we’ll show you what the other 5 have to offer. After all, they’re 5 of the best online casinos in the UK.
What makes an online casino the best in its field? Here are some general factors to consider:
- Playability and safety – The UK Gambling Commission play an active role in ensuring safety on all online casinos in the UK. If a casino doesn’t have a licence from them, consider it unsafe. Good thing is we don’t have any of those on this site so you can rest easy
- An appealing site – not all online casino sites are created equally, but many share similar themes (playful, bright and colourful, dark and minimal, or anything in between). Whatever you choose is down to preference but easy navigation and page load speed is super important no matter what colours the site has. Too slow? No go!
- Withdrawals and deposits – how quick are they? What is the minimum and maximum for each? What payment methods do they offer? Make sure it works for you because it’s your money at the end of the day
Now, how about those awesome online casinos?
PlayGrand launched in 2015 so it’s by no means new but the sophisticated look has stood the test of time.
The casino offers 24-hour support, over 1,300 games, and a fantastic welcome offer including bonus spins.
Navigation is a breeze with categories for new games, slots games, top games, and game types. There’s also filtering options to narrow down your choices by provider, popularity, and order them alphabetically.
Some of the games PlayGrand have on offer include:
Read our full review of PlayGrand right here.
MansionBet Casino was only launched in 2018 as a separate arm of the Mansion franchise.
It offers 24-hour support, over 200 games, and a deposit bonus with additional spins. But what does it look like? Well, it’s very similar to Mansion Casino with its black and red colour scheme. The MansionBet sportsbook takes precedence but user experience is paramount here with an intuitive navigation system.
The games collection isn’t as comprehensive as other casinos, but it’s definitely quality over quantity. Here’s a brief selection:
Read our MansionBet review right here on CasinoCircle.
You will almost certainly have heard of Grosvenor Casino. The “bricks and mortar” casino was founded in 1970 but the online variant started way back in 2007. But how does the old behemoth compare on the internet?
The online casino provides 16-hour customer support through a multitude of channels, 500+ games, and a great deposit with low wagering requirements.
As the offline casino came first, Grosvenor have used all their prestige and branding for the online version and made it look very bespoke and, if we do say so, quite posh. But then posh folk have a lot of money to spend so that makes sense.
Games wise, here are 5 of them:
Wanna know more? Read our full Grosvenor review.
Genesis Casino started in 2018 aiming to take the online casino world by storm. The casino prides itself on “total transparency” amongst other things. There’s also a mobile-focused experience here which is essential for a new casino.
Thanks to its spacey theme, the site looks incredible. A purple livery, superb navigation, and minimal clicking to get where you want – what’s not to love? Also the game filters are plentiful and useful.
Here are some great games on offer:
Head over to our Genesis casino review and visit the final frontier of online casinos.
And finally we have WinOMania to complete the 5. Another online casino baby launched in 2018, WinOMania calls itself a casino that “aims to provide players with a wholesome, secure and invigorating gaming experience”.
To do this, it provides a robust support team, and instinctive interface. The welcome offer is pretty decent and there are a handful of games including progressive jackpot slots.
WinOMania’s site isn’t as eye-catching as the others but it makes up for it with top notch navigation – easy and speedy – it offers all the top payment methods for withdrawals and deposits.
Want some games to play on WinOMania? Try these:
- Wheel of Luck
- Pyramid Spin
- Riches of Troy
- Gold Rush
- Aztec Gold
Check out our WinOMania review for more.
Want some more criteria to consider for the best casinos in the UK? Well, we’re gonna give you more!
- Never sign up without reading the T&C’s. We often ignore fine print but it’s important to read them here.
- Keep an eye out for promo codes to maximise your wins and your fun
- Set a budget before you start and never try to win back what you’ve lost
- Find out what the wagering requirements are. This is especially important because they can affect how you play and what you pay. In a nutshell, wagering is where you play a certain number of times, depending on how much you deposit and what their wagering multiplier is. They can range from no wagering at all, to around 5x-20x, or up to 50x or 60x. If you deposit £100, that could be anything from £500 to £6,000 you must spend before you can get your winnings. Most casinos have these requirements so make sure you know what you’re getting into before you take the plunge.
Author: Luke Davis
Luke Davis is a copywriter and blogger based in Nottingham, UK. He writes for his own blogs, covering everything from music to culture, tech, and sports. His interests include Pokémon and modernist architecture. When he's not writing, he's a music producer and always finds an excuse to insert a Simpsons reference into conversation.