Online Gambling Sites
At betmafia.org we have one aim - to help you find the best online gambling sites for playing and betting from the UK. As you can probably guess by the name, we focus largely on the bonuses and promotions that are offered to new players. We have strict standards that all of the websites we feature have to meet before we'd even consider adding them to one of our lists - meaning you can rest assured that all of the bookmakers, betting sites, online casinos, poker sites and bingo sites seen on Bet Mafia are trusted and reputable.
Because this site is dedicated to players from the UK, all of the online gambling websites that we list are licensed in the United Kingdom - so you can rest assured that they're both legal and safe to play at. The majority also let you play and bet in British Pounds Sterling (£). All of the bonuses you see listed on this site are also those that can be claimed by us plucky Brits.
So lets dive straight in! The site is split into four main sections - one each for sports betting & free bets, online casinos & casino bonuses, poker sites & bonuses and bingo sites & bonuses. Each section is then further sub divided into various lists according to software, network and payment method so that if you have something specific in mind, you can filter the sites to find exactly what you're looking for.
Online Betting Sites
In our sports betting section you'll find hundreds of pounds worth of introductory bonuses and free bets ready and waiting to be claimed, including offers from both high street bookmakers and trusted online-only sportsbooks.
If you like a flutter on the roulette wheel or few spins on the slots, then have a browse of our casino section. We have thousands in welcome bonuses from reputable online casinos, neatly categorised by software and game.
Online Poker Sites
Online Bingo Sites
Online bingo has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years - with everyone and their mother getting involved. From huge jackpots to games with webcams, we have it all in our bingo section. Plus a whole heap of bonuses, of course!
Real Money Online Gambling FAQ
We realise that not everybody is a seasoned online gambling pro, and there are probably plenty of people out there who are looking for a bit of help getting started. So, for this reason, we've come up with the following list of Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What Is Online Gambling?
A. In its most basic form, it's anything where you bet or wager real money over the internet. This could involve betting on your favourite team to win a football match or playing online casino games such as roulette, blackjack or slots (one arm bandits to those of us who play in the pre-internet days). There are also a number of multi-player online games such as poker and bingo where you play for real money against other people. To put it simple, if it involves risking money it's gambling, and if you do it over the internet, it's 'online'.
Q. Is Online Gambling Legal In The UK?
A. One of the most common questions we're asked revolves round the legalities of online betting. In the UK, online gambling (in all it's forms) is 100% legal and regulated by the Gambling Commission - a government agency which was set up under the Gambling Act 2005. Advertising of such products on TV is also tightly controlled by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) and you can even complain if you feel an advert has missled you in any way.
Q. How Old Do I Have To Be To Gamble Online?
A. Legally you must be 18 to participate in any form of gambling in the United Kingdom, with the exception of the lottery which you can buy tickets for when you're 16. Most betting websites, including all of the UK high street bookmakers, will accept customers who are 18 or older, but occasionally you might run into an offshore site that requires you to be 21.
Q. Where Can I Get Help If I Gamble Too Much?
A. Betting or playing online games for money is a form of entertainment that is enjoyed by millions of people in the UK. Whilst the majority of these gamblers do so for a bit of fun, some people can take it too far. You should only ever bet with money that you can afford to lose - if you find yourself risking more than this, then it's time to take a break. Similarly, if you find that it is adversely affecting your home life, mood or relationships then it's probably time to call it quits.
If you think that you might have a problem then Gamble Aware and GamCare are two excellent organisations that can help give you advice and support. And remember, gambling is a form of entertainment - if you don't enjoy it any more, don't do it!