UK poker rooms consist mainly of sites that target UK poker players. A number of them offer the option of players being able to play in UK pounds and the player community consists of players that are based in and around the UK. Because poker is such a strong community game, it stands to reason why so many poker sites create localised versions targetted towards a specific demographic of players. UK Poker rooms do just that by providing a community of UK based players, communities and poker events and tournaments.
The UK poker market is one of the most demanding and competitive in the online space. Adding to this, there is so much competition for UK poker players that the poker rooms are fighting against each other for the biggest share of wallet. From our experience, the biggest UK poker rooms are those that also offer sports betting. The sports betting punters can use their same betting account to play at the various UK poker sites, their betting funds and poker funds are one in the same and players do not need to download and install additional software or register new account details. Using this format, all the major UK gaming companies such as Ladbrokes, Williamhill, Party Poker etc all offer this kind of account facility.
The nicest thing about the bigger UK poker brands such as Ladbrokes and Williamhill is that players can get access to their poker winnings (in some case, earnings) directly from a number of their high street betting shops. The bookmakers even go as far as providing ATM debit cards so that players can get access to their poker funds via any ATM machine across the nation.
UK poker has also recently become a heavily televised event. There are a number of TV stations such as Sky and BBC that regularly display poker tournaments on TV. The most popular shows are obviously the ones that take place in the UK while the others such as the WPT are also popular but not as big for majority of UK poker fans.
The UK poker scene was one of the first to embrace the online game and as such have led the market every since. There is particularly strong competition between the UK and American players for example, something similar to the Ryder cup type arrangement in golf.