Which UK Casinos Are Publicly Listed?

publicly listed uk casinos

You may be surprised to hear that several of the most prominent UK online casino companies are listed on the stock market. As a result, the industry saw some significant losses last year when the Conservative government brought in a new set of stringent regulations on online casino games that are worth more than £2 billion a year. 

In this article, we take a look at some of the largest publicly-listed casino sites that are currently operating on British shores, as well as a few Betting Sites not on Gamstop

1. 888.com 

Licensed in Gibraltar, 888 casino is one of the oldest online casinos on the internet. Formerly trading under the name of Virtual Holdings Limited, 888.com stocks are currently available for around 265 GBP and are generally rising. 

2. Ladbrokes (GVC) 

Ladbrokes is a popular sports betting and online casino site in the UK. The company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2004. You can pick up shares in the company for just over 1,000 GBP at the current rate. 

3. William Hill 

William Hill is one of the oldest and most respected sports betting companies in the UK. Established in 1964, the company has moved into the digital age with its online games and casino. In the last month, the company agreed to a $2.9bn takeover by Caesars Entertainment. Its stock is currently trading at 275GBP. 

4. Paddy Power Betfair (Flutter Entertainment) 

Founded in 1988 in Dublin, Paddy Power is one of the main players in the sports betting and online casino games industry in the UK today. It has greatly expanded its online casino platform in the last few years. In 2016, the company agreed a high-profile merger with sports betting exchange company Betfair. You can currently pick up stocks in the new company, Paddy Power Betfair, for somewhere in the region of 12,000GBP. 

5. Betsson 

With its roots traceable back to the early 1960s in Sweden, Betsson is Sweden’s premier betting company. It was one of the first online gaming companies to set up an online platform and now operates in a number of different European countries, including the UK. Shares in the company are currently trading at Nasdaq Stockholm for around 70SEK. 

6. Genting 

Genting is a Malaysia-based company that offers some popular online casino services in countries all around the world. The company first began its incursions into the UK gambling market in 2006. As well as online casinos, it also operates six bricks-and-mortar casinos in London. At the time of writing, stocks in Genting are available to buy at the Singapore and Kuala Lumper stock exchanges for 0.69SGD and 3.11MYR RM respectively. 

Just like in many other industries, many of the companies offering online casino gambling in the UK are listed on stock exchanges around the world. If you would like to gamble on the overall success of the online casino industry going forward rather than playing the games yourself, you can do so by downloading one of the many mobile stockbroker apps available today.

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