Ever since its founding in 2005, the UK Gambling Commission has been committed to the idea of a fully regulated iGaming market able to create an advantageous environment for all parties with a particular focus on security and safety of players.
Despite very strict requirements…
...established by the UKGC, both software providers and operators rushed to obtain a cherished license that qualifies them to cater to UK punters. As a result, all of you who reside in the Foggy Albion have an array of top-tier game makers at your fingertips in contrast to some other countries forced to be content with a handful of game makers due to various gambling-related restrictions.
While the full roster of available suppliers is truly impressive and perhaps a bit too long to fit the frame of this article, we will briefly highlight the most popular options that offer state-of-the-art slots and table games for every taste, every budget, and all desktop and mobile devices.
The pioneer of online gaming, this company is situated on the Isle of Man and is worldwide famous for its Progressive Jackpot network, which is the largest out there with more than whooping €1 billion paid in prizes up to date. By the way, in 2015, it set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the “Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game” thanks to none other than a Betway UK player who struck the GBP equivalent of €17,879,645.12 from a 25p spin!
From branded slots including Jurassic World™ and Game of Thrones™ to Live Dealer solution for all who want to join baccarat, roulette or blackjack tables - with Microgaming it’s really easy to find your perfect fit. It is also home to the award-winning poker network, as well as both 75- and 90-ball bingo. Aiming to bring even greater choice and better experiences to the punters, this legendary brand cooperates with new innovative studios on an exclusive basis, so you can count on unique adventures designed by SlingShot, Stormcraft, Fortune Factory, GameBurger, Switch, and others.
- Video Slots – Immortal Romance, Hot Ink, Alaskan Fishing, Thunderstruck II, Tomb Raider, Break Da Bank Again, Mega Moolah, Untamed Wolf Pack, Bars and Stripes, Cash n Curry, Riviera Riches, High Society, Stash of The Titans, So Many Monsters, Wheel of Wealth, Fantastic 7’s, Cricket Star, Thousand Islands, Jack In The Box, Highlander.
- Table Games – European, American roulette; Atlantic City, Vegas Strip, Classic MH, Spanish, European Gold, High Limit blackjack; Cyberstud, 3 Card (classic, MH, and Gold), Pai Gow poker; Classic and High Limit baccarat, sic-bo, craps, and keno.
- Video Poker – Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Double Joker, Tens or Better, Aces & Faces, Louisiana Double, Poker Pursuit, Deuces & Joker.
Another industry giant with a vast portfolio loaded with gripping iconic titles, some of them spiced up by not less thrilling opportunities to hit a life-changing win. Progressive Mega Fortune, for instance, ensured its place in the Guinness World Records with a staggering €17.86 million payout!
The architect of various engaging features such as cascading Avalanche™ or Colossal symbols, Net Entertainment is also known as a “generous” brand that always returns to players between 95 and 98 percent of all staked money. Just recently, it acquired Red Tiger Gaming – the fast-growing company renowned for its daily jackpot games.etEnt acquired Red Tiger Gaming, a leading online supplier of casino games and software
While the variety of available NetEnt products can vary from casino to casino depending on their licenses, be sure that with this Scandinavian developer a lot of fun is guaranteed regardless of whether you spin the reels of branded slots or play blackjack or poker hands. Just a heads up, always check what games you can or can not access at a particular website.
- Video Slots – Reel Rush 2, The Wolf’s Bane, Dead or Alive 2, Dragon Island, Starburst, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Gonzo’s Quest, Witchcraft Academy, Strolling Staxx, Turn Your Fortune, Devil’s Delight, Mercy of the Gods, Halloween Jack, Lost Relics, Coins of Egypt, Jumanji, Asgardian Stones, Blood Suckers II, Wild Wild West – The Great Train Heist, Secret of Atlantis.
- Table Games – European, American, French roulette; Texas Hold’em, Oasis Pro, Caribbean Stud poker; Jacks or Better Double Up and classic blackjack, baccarat.
- Video Poker – Jacks or Better, Joker Wild, Deuces Wild.
The world’s largest online gaming supplier traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market, Playtech is the author of some of the most famous and successful games including blockbusters such as Batman and Superman emerged from fruitful cooperation with Warner Bros.
In the game since 1999, the company today brings together hundreds of creative people that work in 17 different countries with Estonia, Gibraltar, Israel, Bulgaria, and Ukraine among them. It also owns a number of reputable and long-standing developers, well-known to a wide audience thanks to their authentic high-quality products: Quickspin, Ash Gaming, Eyecon, Sunfox Games, to name just a few.
- Video Slots – Kingdom’s Rise, Age of the Gods Medusa and Monsters, Big Shots, Batman & The Catwomen Cash, American Dad!, Easter Surprise, Highway Kings, Desert Treasure, Golden Tour, Wild Spirit, Fantastic Four, Gladiator, A Night Out, Thai Paradise, Cherry Love, Fruit Mania, Sunset Beach, Wings of Gold, Tennis Stars, Samba Brazil, Hot Gems, Ghosts of Christmas.
- Table Games – Mini, Premium, Dragon Jackpot, French, European, 1000 Diamond, Age of the Gods, Double Zero and 3D roulette; Classic 5 Hand, Surender, 21 Duel MH, Double Attack, Perfect, Progressive, Lounge, Lucky, Soho, Unlimited, Switch blackjack; Casino Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, Pai Gow, Let Them Ride, Tequila poker, baccarat, craps.
- Video Poker – Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Aces & Faces, Joker Poker, 10’s or Better, 2 Ways Royal, Mega Jacks.
Big Time Gaming
Sydney-based BTG can’t brag of an extensive collection of games, however, it knows how to poke out of the crowd and become one of the favorite brands among the gamblers in all corners of the world. The company is clearly devoted to one-armed bandits, although over the years it’s produced several roulette and blackjack titles.
Following the enormous success of wondrous Megaways™ …
… able to generate up to mind-blowing 117,649 ways to win at a single spin, talented Aussies amaze us with a Triple Reaction™ mechanic that spins the reels in three different directions completing unexpected reactive wins.
Big Time Gaming slots are also famed for a variety of unique extras that add a lot of excitement to the already engaging plots. Players also like the opportunity to buy a certain bonus feature but unfortunately, titles that contain this option (Extra Chilli, Book of Gods, White Rabbit, etc.) are going to be withdrawn from the UK market to comply with the UKGC policy.
- More Video Slots – Lil Devil, Millionaire Mystery Box, Kingmaker Megaways™, Opal Fruits, the Final Countdown, Starquest, Holy Diver, Danger High Voltage, Bonanza Megaways™, Dragon Born, Gold, Temple Quest Spinfinity, Queen of Riches, Vegas Dreams, Lucky Streak, Faeries Fortune, Donuts.
Emerged in 2013 as a one-of-its-kind slot maker, in 2018 this Malta-based casino provider expanded its portfolio to cover table games. The team has always encouraged an innovative approach to their work, hence the majority of Yggdrasil releases offer contemporary mechanics and design complemented by a range of advantageous extra features.
To experience the powers of Fusion Realms™ able to smoothly integrate different reel layouts into a single action-packed escapade, check out Jungle Books but, frankly speaking, whichever title you decide to play, you won’t be disappointed as they all have attributes of a real thriller: impressive maximum wins, generous RTPs, and awesome add-ons that keep you entertained for ages.
- Video Slots – Age of Asgard, Sahara Nights, Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine, Yokozuna Clash, Wild Robo Factory, Jackpot Raiders, Niagara Falls, Joker Millions, Dr Fortuno, Dwarf Mine, Champions of Rome, Baron Samedi, Dark Vortex, Wolf Hunters, Hanzo’s Dojo, Tut’s Twister, Vikings Go To Hell, Lucha Maniacs, Easter Island, Gem Rocks, Orient Express, Reptoids, Power Plant, Incinerator, Ozwin’s Jackpots.
- Table Games – Golden Chip roulette; Dr Fortuno, Sonya Side Bets, Lucky blackjack.
Thunderkickers, as people behind this software company call themselves, have a real passion for slots and put in a lot of effort and soul to make games that leave no one unaffected. Their offices in Stockholm and Malta are full of amazing ideas brilliantly translated into top-notch reality, which lives in the vibrant directories of numerous online casinos.
- Video Slots – Dragon Horn, Midas Golden Touch, Carnival Queen, Jaguar Temple, Tiger Rush, Wild Heist at Peacock Manor, The Falcon Huntress, Full Moon Romance, Barber Shop Uncut, Flame Busters, Luchadora, Well of Wonders, Turning Totems, Spectra, Babushkas, The Rift, Sunset Delight, Fruit Warp, Arcader, Birds on a Wire, Flux, Esqueleto Explosivo, Magicious.
Even though built on a strong heritage from the UK brick-and-mortar market (which perfectly reflects in the Pub Fruit Series), Blueprint became the first supplier to licence revolutionary Megaways™ from BTG. The mechanic has been used in plenty of releases and proved itself as a smash hit.
Multi-level Jackpot King is ...
... another hallmark of this company as up to date it’s paid out a phenomenal £63.7 million with £20.9 million won by punters in 2019 alone. The next generation of this perky system comes in the form of Jackpot King Deluxe amplified with the revamped must-hit Royal and Regal pots that now have to award prizes before reaching £3,500 and £35,000 respectively.
- Video Slots – Napoleon Rise of an Empire, Cop the Lot, Wish Upon a Jackpot, Plants vs Zombies, Fortunes of Sparta, Bejewelled 2, Worms, Deep Sea Treasure, Return of Kong Megaways™, Buffalo Rising Megaways™, Grizzly Gold Jackpot King, Fortunes of Ra, Deal or No Deal What's In Your Box, Master of Atlantis, Spinal Tap, Viz, Genie Jackpots.
Apart from a couple of blackjack and roulette games, the portfolio of this Malta-based brand consists mainly of slots, a decent part of them are upgraded variations on a fruity theme. For example, Fruits & Jokers series comes with 20, 40, and 100 pay lines while Joker Expand can be enjoyed across 5 or 40 winning paths. Naturally, Playson offers much more than just a plain-vanilla fun including jam-packed with action Book of Gold: Double Chance, Chicago Gangsters or Mighty Africa: 4096 ways.