Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pay tax on my gambling winnings at betting sites?
Your winnings at UK bookmakers are not considered taxable income by law. But sports betting operators must pay a 15% income tax on their earnings. Note that bettors in other countries such as the US are required to pay taxes on their betting winnings.
Do professional gamblers pay income tax on their betting winnings in the UK?
The HMRC does not distinguish between a casual gambler and a professional gambler. Thus, both types of gamblers are not required to pay any taxes on winnings from their gambling activities.
Do foreigners pay gambling tax on their winnings?
No. You don’t need to pay any gambling taxes if you visit the UK and play casino games or bet on sports. But your winnings may be subject to betting laws in your country.