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May 22nd, 2022 at 10:18:28 AM permalink
In the UK (England, Scotland, (probably) Northern Ireland), there are 2 types of casinos:
- Slot parlors (ie: Admiral, Merkur, Leisure Time)
- 'Real' casinos with table games (ie: Grosvenor, Genting)

All the above casinos were the ones i went to and are chains.
I did not see any independent real casinos but saw several independent slot parlors advertised as amusement (video games) with a slot machine section in the back for 18+.

For all slots in the UK, the help menu will list the return % of the game.
For some games, the higher bets will have higher returns. (see below)
If it says just one #, then all denoms of the game has the same return.



I don't recognize any of the the slots in the slot parlors. None look vulturable and i didn't try.

In the real casinos there were LOTS of roulette, both tables and stadium type e-Roulette. (All single 0 with European rules for 1:1 bets)
They also had BJ. From what i saw, all were 3:2 and s17 (stand soft17).
Grosvenor also had some sort of stud poker type table game. (no pic)
Genting had this:



There werent alot of slots. A vast majority of them were the same type as the slot parlors.
There were a few multi-game cabinets with slots seen in America but it's not vulturable.

ie:
- The bubbles in OM disappear in the next spin.
- The # of coins needed to activate the bonus in KEYs is random every spin. (I've seen the # go between 3 and 5.)



All the 'American' slots in the real casinos were at least 92% but because there's no persistent state, it was feast or famine.

In the KEY game, it was 94% return but the payouts during regular spins suck just like in the game found in the US.
You had to get the bonus else it's famine. I put in $60 at .50/spin and never got the bonus. (I walked away)

I'm assuming it's the same for all games that would be vulturable in the US.
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May 22nd, 2022 at 10:47:14 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

In the UK (England, Scotland, (probably) Northern Ireland), there are 2 types of casinos:
- Slot parlors (ie: Admiral, Merkur, Leisure Time)
- 'Real' casinos with table games (ie: Grosvenor, Genting)

All the above casinos were the ones i went to and are chains.
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You should have pinged me if you came to blighty. I'd have love to have bought you a beer.

I think all casinos here are in chains, mostly Grosvenor which is owned by Rank Org or Gentings. The indies got snapped up long ago. Without checking, I think the machines limit is 20 per casino. They have some roulette terminals which are linked to live tables elsewhere.
The Admiral places are what we tend to call amusement arcades. They used to have mostly video games, but they are less popular in the bigger towns. Coastal resorts have bigger amusement arcades which are mostly games machines with a separate adults gambling area.
There are also several chains of high street bookmakers, which cover live sports but have some gambling terminals.
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May 22nd, 2022 at 12:49:02 PM permalink
Something I've always wondered about:

Are gambling winnings taxable for UK citizens?
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May 22nd, 2022 at 1:17:32 PM permalink
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Something I've always wondered about:

Are gambling winnings taxable for UK citizens?
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Gambling winnings are completely non-taxable for us as players. Our HMRC (like your IRS) don't want to know. No deductions though if we lose. Gambling businesses are taxed as regular businesses, of course.

I thought I'd dropped that bit of info before a gazillion times..
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May 22nd, 2022 at 2:10:53 PM permalink
Yes it was a bad attempt at a joke
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May 22nd, 2022 at 2:58:22 PM permalink
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Yes it was a bad attempt at a joke
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I thought so.

Did I mention our NHS?

Now that's how it's done $:o)
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May 22nd, 2022 at 3:32:34 PM permalink
Wait, there's national health service there? I bet it costs a fortune...most people can't afford it
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May 22nd, 2022 at 4:07:49 PM permalink
I’m going to be in Scotland and Ireland in August and hitting up casinos. Dublin has a lot of casinos while Edinburgh and Glasgow each have 3 casinos I plan on checking out. Northern Ireland doesn’t have any “real” casinos.
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May 23rd, 2022 at 4:08:29 AM permalink
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I’m going to be in Scotland and Ireland in August and hitting up casinos. Dublin has a lot of casinos while Edinburgh and Glasgow each have 3 casinos I plan on checking out. Northern Ireland doesn’t have any “real” casinos.
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if you like Mah Jung, the Genting casino in Glasgow has a room full of tables and asian players
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May 23rd, 2022 at 2:53:44 PM permalink
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I’m going to be in Scotland and Ireland in August and hitting up casinos. Dublin has a lot of casinos while Edinburgh and Glasgow each have 3 casinos I plan on checking out. Northern Ireland doesn’t have any “real” casinos.
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if you like Mah Jung, the Genting casino in Glasgow has a room full of tables and asian players
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