Below we show you who you can bet with, who allows (or turns a blind eye to) VPNs and who refuses UK players full-stop. We have independently reviewed every sportsbook, casino, dice and poker site so you can feel safe in signing up and depositing with any of the suggested crypto gambling sites.

UK friendly sites

VPN friendly sites

Sites not accepting UK players

Why block the UK?

Crypto gambling is decentralized, so, in theory, should be allowed globally. However, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) are extremely proactive in writing to crypto gambling sites. They warn them that operating in Britain is illegal and will incur a large penalty. A lot of crypto sportsbooks don’t want to take them on and as a result geo-block UK bettors.

In 2016 UKGC agreed that UK gambling license holders can accept cryptocurrencies. However, the license holder must complete Know Your Customer (KYC) identification checks. An advantage of crypto gambling is anonymity – KYC removes this. Additionally, a UK gambling license is notoriously hard and expensive to acquire, with a high level of maintenance required to keep up with the strict regulations. On top of this, high yearly fees mean most crypto sportsbooks and casinos just opt to block UK players rather than jumping through the many hoops.

What happens if I get caught using a VPN?

If you get caught using a VPN on a crypto gambling site which isn’t VPN-friendly then your account will be closed and your funds will likely be confiscated. VPN-friendly sites will be okay with this, and you shouldn’t have an issue with them.

We asked customer service agents from various sportsbooks and casinos about this, you can see the answers they gave here, along with the dangers of using a VPN, and the best VPNs to use.

Recommendations for UK players

Without VPN With VPN
Sportsbook Trustdice Sportsbet
Casino Trustdice
Dice Trustdice Trustdice
Poker SWC Poker SWC Poker
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I have worked with several companies in the past including Economy Watch, and Milkroad. Writing for BitEdge is highly satisfying as I get an opportunity to share my knowledge with a broad community of gamblers.

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