UK Casino Table Games


In March 2011 The Gambling Commission consulted on licence condition 9 of the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP): Types and rules of casino and other games. The licence condition was amended with effect from 20 June 2011 and effectively removed the requirement for casino operators in Great Britain to seek their approval to trial new games. The Gambling Commission now only prescribe a list of games that may not be played (none at present).

The Gambling Commission have published one final edition of the rules of casino games in Great Britain – June 2011 to accurately capture all those games, side bets and variations that were available in GB casinos at the time that the new licence condition came into effect on 20 June 2011.

From that date, The Gambling Commission will only produce the rules of core casino games in Great Britain – June 2011 which will serve as its replacement, and which outlines the basic rules of the most popular casino games: roulette, blackjack, punto banco, three card poker and dice. Player information on the specific rules and odds applied to these and any other table games by individual operators are displayed in each casino, as required by code of practice 3 of the LCCP.

Operators who are interested in running a trial of a new game, side bet or variation should contact the industry-led Casino Games Review Group (CGRG) which has been set up to co-ordinate new games and determine their suitability for the market place.

More details about the work of the CGRG and contact details can be found on its website on which all games currently being played are otherwise detailed.