British Pound

The Great British Pound is the official currency of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as various British territories. It is the fourth most traded currency in the world, following US dollars, Euro and Japanese yen. Its ISO currency code is GBP and the currency symbol is £. The official name of the currency is Pounds Sterling although Sterling is used much less frequently than pounds alone.
Read More

The £ symbol was created as a stylised version of the capital L and this L had originally been an abbreviation of a pound weight and the L features the line through it which universally denotes currency.

Decimalisation took place in the early 1970s each individual £1 is divided into 100 pennies and previous to these things were much more complicated than the current method of division.

The History of the British Pound

The pound has been a feature of British history since the time of the Anglo-Saxons. An early system was adopted where four farthings equalled one penny and twelve pennies equalled one shilling and twenty shillings equalled one pound. The system continued in the same way whilst both the Bank of England and the Bank of Scotland were founded in the 17th century and both banks also began to issue paper banknotes and this money was continued as Great Britain was founded in 1707 and then the United Kingdom in 1801.

Until the late 1960s the United Kingdom continued to use pounds, shillings and pence, using the symbols £, s and d. Coins in circulation included the halfpenny, the tuppence (2p), the thrupp’ny bit (3p), the tanner (6p), the colloquially named “bob” 1/-), and “florin” (2/-), the half crown (2/6), the crown (5/-), the half sovereign (10/-) and the sovereign (£1).

There was a huge amount of public disapproval when decimalisation was brought in but it soon become normal. The new pound was divided into 100 pennies and the coins minted were initially the 50p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p and 1/2p coins. The old money was slowly phased out over the next ten years and coins began to be taken out of circulation with the halfpenny withdrawn in 1969, shillings and florins withdrawn in the early 1990s and new smaller versions of 10ps and 5ps introduced.

The coins in circulation were significantly changed in 2008 and they were all redesigned and the six coins less than £1 in value were all positioned in a certain way and when put together they make a shield which is found in the design of the £1.

British Pound Conversion Rates

Today £1 is worth approximately $1.41 and $1 is worth approximately £0.70.

The British pound is the world’s second most popular currency when it comes to online casinos and it is used in almost every casino with the option to play in GBP as well as fund your account in the same currency. Almost all online casinos have the option of playing in GBP and you can top up your account using your regular debit or credit card.

  • Slotnite Casino

     
    100% Bonus Upto £250.00
    + 100 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    100% bonus up to £250 and 100 bonus spins on Aloha Cluster Pays on 1st deposit. This is part of a welcome package worth up to £500 bonus and 200 spins over 1st 3 deposits. New players only. One offer per player. UK players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus bet £5. Spins expire after 10 days, bonus fund after 30 days. Bonus funds separate to cash. Wagering requirement 35x the value of your original cash deposit + the bonus funds. Terms apply.

  • Zodiac Casino

    Zodiac Casino

     
    80 Extra Spins
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 80 chances to win the jackpot for just £1. New customers only. The 80 spins are credited as £20 welcome bonus and players can spin 80 times at £0.25 on the Mega Moolah progressive slot game. The minimum first deposit required is £1, for all subsequent deposits the minimum deposit is £10. A two hundred times wagering requirement applies on all bonuses and certain games contribute a different percentage to the wagering requirement. A welcome package worth up to £480 is also available for deposits 2 – 5. Terms apply.

  • Bright Lights Casino

    Bright Lights Casino

     
    50 Extra Spins
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    50 free Irish Luck spins on 1st deposit. This is part of a welcome package worth up to £1000 and 100 free spins over 1st 5 deposits. New players only. Min deposit £10. Wagering occurs from real balance first. 50x wagering the bonus or any winnings generated from free spins. Contribution may vary per game. Available on selected games only. The wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only. Bonus valid for 30 days, free spins for 7 days from issue. Max conversion 3x bonus amount or from free spins £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms apply.

  • Power Spins

    Power Spins

     
    50 Extra Spins
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Get up to 50 free spins on 1st deposit. No wagering requirement and no max win restriction. New customers only. UK customers only. 1 free spins per £1 of 1st deposit up to max 50. Available on selected games only. Not available using Neteller or Skrill. 3 day expiry on free spins. £10 min deposit + 2.5% fee (min 50p). Cash balance withdrawable at any time, £2.50 fee. Free spins valid on Starburst, Aloha Cluster Pays, Pyramid Quest for Immortality and Joker Pro games only. Terms apply.

  • Mongoose Casino

    Mongoose Casino

     
    150% Bonus Upto £45.00
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 150% bonus up to £45. New players, 1st deposit only. Min deposit £10. Wagering requirement 35x. Bonus will expire 3 days after activation. Bonus playable on all casino games excluding Immortal Romance and Jackpots. Full terms apply.

  • Playzee Casino

    Playzee

     
    100% Bonus Upto £300.00
    + 100 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 100% bonus up to £300 plus 100 Starburst spins plus 500 Zee Points. New players only. Min deposit £20. Max Bonus Bet £5. Valid for 15 days after 1st deposit. Free spins given as 10 per day over 10 days. Spins muct be used within 24 hours, funds within 30 days. Winnings from spins capped at £50. Bonus funds are separate to cash funds and are subject to 35x wagering bonus + cash. Game weighting restrictions apply. Full terms apply.

  • Slot Planet

    Slot Planet

     
    100% Bonus Upto £222.00
    + 22 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 100% bonus up to £222 and 22 bonus spins on Starburst. 18+. New players only. Min deposit £20. Bonus spins valid on Starburst only. Bonus funds are 100% up to £222 and separate to Cash funds. 35x (bonus only) wagering requirements. Only bonus funds count towards wagering requirement. £5 bonus max bet. Funds must be used within 30 days, spins within 10 days, otherwise any unused shall be removed. Terms Apply. BeGambleAware.org

  • Untold Casino

    Untold Casino

     
    100% Bonus Upto £200.00
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer UK players only. 100% bonus up to £200. New players only. Min deposit £20. 40x wagering requirement. Deposits with Skrill or Neteller excluded. Terms apply.

  • All Time Casino

    All Time Casino

     
    100% Bonus Upto £50.00
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 100% bonus up to £50. New players only. Min deposit £10. Wagering occurs from real balance first. 50x wagering the bonus. Contribution may vary per game. Available on selected games only. The wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only. Bonus valid for 30 days from issue. Max conversion 3x bonus amount. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full terms apply.

  • Deluxino

    Deluxino

     
    100% Bonus Upto £10.00
    + 10 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer deposit £5, get 100% bonus up to £10 and 10 Fluffy Favourites spins. First-time depositors only (18+ UK exc NI). Min. Deposit £5. Max Bonus £10. Free Spins winnings are capped at £1 and credited as bonus funds with 40x wagering requirements. 60x wagering applies to bonus winnings. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Promo code: 10BONUS. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Alternative offers with £10 deposit available.

  • Dr Slot

    Dr Slot

     
    300% Bonus Upto £50.00
    + 120 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Registration bonus up to 20 free spins, no deposit required plus 300% deposit match up to £50 and up to 100 additional spins on 1st deposit. This is part of a welcome package offering up to £1000 bonus over 1st 5 deposits. New players only. 18+. Min deposit £10. Up to 100 free spins (FS) available after first deposit, awarded in sets over 10 days; each set with a 24 hour expiry. FS award decided by feature game. All FS issued on Fire & Gold. All winnings from FS are awarded as Bonus Credit with a 40x wagering requirement. Deposit matches are applied, after deposit, as bonus credit with a 40x wagering requirement. Max withdrawal without depositing is £50. Withdrawing Unspent Qualifying Deposit will exclude the player from these promotions. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org

  • Pocket Win

    PocketWin

     
    200% Bonus Upto £100.00
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    CHANCE TO WIN £10 new player bonus on registration plus up to 200% bonus up to £100 on 1st deposit via separate Feature Games. Neither offer is guaranteed, winners selected by Random Number Generator. 18+. New players only. No deposit required for £10 Bonus Credit but must pass verification process. Max bonus £100 paid as bonus credit. Bonus credit has x40 wagering requirement. Up to £10 bonus credit expires 7 days after registration, deposit bonus feature game expires 30 days after registration. Max withdrawal from up to £10 bonus winnings is £50. Withdrawing Unspent Qualifying Deposit will exclude the player from these promotions. T&Cs apply, BeGambleAware.org.

  • Mr Spin

    Mr Spin

     
    100% Bonus Upto £100.00
    + 50 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Registration bonus up to 50 free Reel Royalty spins, no deposit required plus 100% bonus on 1st deposit to £100. 18+ New players only. Spin value 20p, winnings paid as bonus credit with a 20x wagering requirement. Registration bonus expires 14 days after registration. Max withdrawal without depositing is £50. Deposit bonus awarded as bonus credit with a 20x wagering requirement. Withdrawing Unspent Qualifying Deposit will exclude the player from these promotions. Full terms apply BeGambleAware.org

  • Casiplay

    Casiplay

     
    100% Bonus Upto £200.00
    + 30 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    100% bonus up to £200 plus 30 spins on 1st deposit. This is part of a welcome package worth up to £800 bonus plus 100 free spins over the 1st 4 deposits. New players only. Min deposit £20. 35x wagering required. Terms apply.

  • Rolla

    Rolla

     
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    No welcome offer but all players can claim 10% of losses back each week up to £500. 10% back on net losses, real money bets minus real money wins, between 10:00GMT Sun to 10:00GMT Sun. Min £1, Max £500 payment. Credited, every Sun at 10:01GMT. x10 wagering on bonuses, must be completed in 30 days. Max bet £5. Game weighting applies. Bonus must be activated from ‘Rewards’ within 7 days.

  • K8.com

    K8 Casino

     
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    There is currently no welcome offer.

  • Win-O-Mania

    Win-O-Mania

     
    150% Bonus Upto £100.00
    + 150 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 150% bonus up to £100 plus 150 free spins. 150% First Deposit Bonus valid for new players, pending confirmation, on 1st deposit. Bonus code welcome150 required. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £100. Spins are given as 30 on day 1 and then in batches of 20 over the next 6 days on specified games. x40 wagering required for bonus and x60 wagering required for winnings from free spins. T&C Apply. Alternative offer available for non confirmed players.

  • Slots UK

    SlotsUK

     
    100% Bonus Upto £200.00
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer 100% first deposit bonus up to £200. New players only. Min deposit £10. Wagering occurs from real balance first. 50x wagering the bonus. Contribution may vary per game. Available on selected games only. The wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only. Bonus is valid for 30 days from issue. Max conversion 3x bonus amount. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full terms apply.

  • Atlantic Spins

    Atlantic Spins

     
    50 Extra Spins
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Exclusive welcome offer 50 free spins on Starburst. New Players Only (exc NI). 18+. Promo Code UK50. Minimum Deposit: £10. Maximum bonus: 50 Spins. Winnings from spins wagering x35. Withdrawal & Full T&C’s apply. Valid until 31.12.2019

  • Kaiser Slots

     
    100% Bonus Upto £10.00
    + 10 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer deposit £10 and get £10 bonus and 10 Free Starburst Spins. Promo code: KAISER. New Players Only (UK exc NI 18+). Minimum Deposit £10. Bonus wagering: x35 (Bonus from deposit). Withdrawal & Full T&C’s apply. Valid until further notice.

  • Karamba

     
    100% Bonus Upto £50.00
    + 20 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    100% bonus up to £50 and 20 spins on 1st deposit. New depositing players. Min deposit £10. x35 Wagering requirements apply. Offer valid for 72 hours. Further free spins available on 2nd and 3rd deposits to make a total of 100 in all. Terms apply.

  • Volt Sports

    Volt Sports

     
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    There is currently no welcome offer available for Sports betting.

  • Fun Casino

     
    50% Bonus Upto £499.00
    + 111 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    11 free spins on registration plus 50% bonus up to £499 on 1st & 2nd deposits and a further 100 free spins after 1st deposit. New players only. Min deposit £10. Wagering requirement 50x. Max bet £5. Spins valid for Starburst, Joker Pro, Wild Wild West or Finn & the Swirly Spin. Skrill & Neteller deposits excluded. No max cashout on deposit offers. £100 max cashout on free spins. Terms apply.

  • Arcade Spins

    Arcade Spins

     
    50 Extra Spins
    View Offer
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Unique approach with a retro arcade themed casino.

    Welcome offer 50 Free Fluffy Favourites spins. First-time depositors only (18+ UK exc NI). Min Deposit: £10. Max Offer 50 Free Spins. Free Spins Winnings will be capped at £5 and credited as bonus funds. 40x wagering applies to bonus funds. Unused Free Spins expire after 7 days. Promo code: SPIN50. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & Full T&Cs apply.

  • Zinger Spins

    Zinger Spins

     
    100% Bonus Upto £10.00
    + 10 Extra Spins
    anemptytextlline
    T&C's Apply. New Players Age 18+ Only. BeGambleAware
    Join Now

    Welcome offer Deposit £10, Get £10 + 10 Spins Bonus. First-time depositors only (18+ UK exc NI). Min. Deposit £10. Max Bonus £10 & 10 Free Spins on a game of our choice. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager 60x the amount of the bonus. Free Spins Winnings will be capped at £1 and credited to your real money balance. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Promo code: BONUS. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply.