Scotland is a country located within the United Kingdom that can be found on the northern portion of the Island of Great Britain. Scotland borders England, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the North Channel, and the Irish Sea.The country of Scotland encompasses at least 790 islands which includes the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.The official currency in Scotland is the United Kingdom’s pound sterling. There are three recognized languages of Scotland including: English, Scots, and Scottish Gaelic though Scottish English is the most commonly spoken language in the country.Because nearly all citizens of Scotland speak English, there are no language barriers when it comes to playing poker online.
Scottish Currency Poker Sites
The following poker sites offer transactions and or poker play in pound sterling (GBP £). Most all of these sites also feature game-play and/or account management in Euro’s.
- Sky Poker
- Titan Poker
- Party Poker
- Ladbrokes Poker
Scotland Poker Tax
The United Kingdom has undergone a lot of changes as far as the legality of online poker goes over the last several months. In fact, the same goes for all of the European Union as the individual countries involved strive to maintain control over their local gambling laws. At current however, there are no taxes imposed on poker players residing in Ireland.
Well-Known Scottish Poker Players
There are some well-known names in the Scotland poker community; however, the country is really just starting to make a splash, with just one player having career earnings of more than $1,000,000.00 to date.
- David Vamplew
- Gordon Robert Huntly
- Fraser MacIntyre
- Richard Milne
- Tony O’Hagan
- Mark McCluskey
- Niall Farrell
- Paul Kerr
- Willie Haughey
Scottish Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Because Scotland is in the United Kingdom finding feasible deposit and withdrawal options can be an overwhelming task, not because of a lack of options like you might face in the United States, or in other areas where gambling online is heavily regulated, but because in the United Kingdom, the sky’s the limit as far as options are concerned, and with so many options available, it can really be hard to narrow down the choices and choose the deposit and withdrawal options that are nearest to what you’re looking for in a payment processor, and then to narrow that down to the most cost effective and convenient of transaction processors.
The most common way to deposit funds into an online poker account in Scotland is to use a credit card.
- American Express
Most any poker site available will accept deposits to your player account via a credit card, sometimes however it can be difficult to find a poker site that can process a payment back to your credit card account when it comes time to collect your winnings, that’s where eWallet’s like those listed below come into play.
Prepaid Cards and Vouchers
These options work wonderfully for players that do not have a credit card, or do not want to use their credit cards for gambling related transactions.
More Deposit Methods
- Bank transfer
- Western Union
Poker Sites Licensed in the United Kingdom
Though the country of Scotland itself doesn’t generally issue gambling licenses to online poker sites, casinos, sportsbook and the like, nearby Gibraltar which is also located in the United Kingdom is a well-known issuer of online gambling licenses, as well as a trusted online poker regulating authority. Malta is another location that’s known for issuing gambling operator licenses to UK poker sites.
- 888 Poker
- Party Poker