British Pounds (GBP) Betting Sites & Online Casinos

The British pound – or pound sterling – is the official currency of the United Kingdom. It is also the currency for Guernsey, the Isle of Man, and Jersey – however, Guernsey & Jersey print their own local versions of the coins. The pound is also unofficially used by Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and Botswana. The pound is the 4th most traded currency in the world up there next to the US Dollar, the Japanese Yen, and the Euro.

If you're using the GBP to make a deposit on a gambling site, you're in luck. There is tons of choice for bookmakers, online casinos, bingo operators, and online poker. 888, Bet365, ComeOn, Sky Bet, Vernons, Coral, Betsafe, Virgin Games are just some of the many trustworthy brands out there available to those using GBP.

About the Currency

The British Pound goes way back and, in fact, is one of the oldest currencies that is still in use to this day. Its history can be traced back to as early as the Anglo Saxons. Given its lengthy history and ultimate strength, it's no surprise that the UK decided to opt out from using the Euro, and especially after the 2016 referendum that starts Britain's exit from the EU, it is highly unlikely that it will ever adopt the Euro.

The symbol for the pound is £ with its nickname being 'quid'. Coins available in GBP include 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 pence with £1 & 2 coins also available. In terms of bank notes, there are 5, 10, 20, and £50 notes.

Exchange Rates

Historically, the pound sterling has always been quite a strong currency. Whilst one pound was once nearly worth $2 USD, it has now dropped significantly to around $1.22 USD as a result of Britain's decision to leave the EU. For the most accurate rates, please visit XE.com.

Approximate Exchange Rates
1 USD 1 EUR 1 GBP 1 AUD 1 CAD
0.82 0.90 - 0.62 0.62

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