TGP Europe casinos
TGP Europe Casinos brands include Stake.com. TGP Europe Casinos is also known as TGP Europe Limited, licence number 38898 which operates 1 active sites, 18 white labels and 9 inactive brands. This is 28 online casinos in total.
Official TGP Europe Casinos
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TGP Europe Limited Information
Who are TGP Europe Limited?
The “TGP” in “TGP Europe Limited” stands for “The Gaming Platform.” That doesn’t tell you much about what the company does, but we can happily fill in the blanks. It’s a company that takes the “platform” side of things literally – it operates a white-label platform that powers a couple of sports betting sites you’re likely to have heard of, plus quite a few that you haven’t.
There are currently twenty live betting sites on the TGP Europe Limited platform, which is down from the company’s prime years when it operated more than thirty. The overwhelming majority of the remaining sites are all but unheard of in terms of the impact they’ve made in the UK. We doubt, for example, that many people reading these words have played at Bob88, DuelBits, or TLC Bet. If you’ve heard of any of the TGP Europe Limited sites, it will likely be Stake.com or Fun88. Even then, it’s likely to be because of the high-profile sports betting sponsorships they’ve taken part in. We’ll go into more detail about those higher-profile sites a little further down this page, but before that, we’ll take a look under the bonnet of The Gaming Platform.
An overview of TGP Europe Limited
TGP Europe Limited is based in the Isle of Man, which means that from an organisational point of view, it’s not technically a UK company. Being based in the Isle of Man means that the company doesn’t have to report to Companies House, which makes information about the business a little harder to come by than it would be if this were genuinely a UK-based operation. However, we’ve been able to verify that the company was incorporated in September 2008. Therefore, it can be considered to have a wealth of experience in the iGaming sector by this point.
As the company isn’t required to publish accounts in the UK, it’s difficult to get a sense of how many people work for TGP Europe Limited or how much money the company makes (or doesn’t make). Unusually for a company of this size, though TGP Europe has a Wikipedia entry. It’s more of a stub than a detailed profile, but it offers a little additional information. Wikipedia notes that TGP Europe primarily serves as a licensed operator for numerous international gambling brands. Many of the white-label partners that work with TGP Europe are based in Vietnam, the Philippines, or China. To get a better sense of this company, we need to look at its official website.
TGP Europe Limited in its own words
As good-looking as the official TGP Europe Limited website is, it wastes no time getting to business. The main order of that business is splattered all over the homepage of the site in bold lettering – it says “tailored white label gaming solutions.” There isn’t an enormous amount of information on the site about the company itself, but if you visit the “about us” page, you’ll find a short self-description from the firm. It sees itself as (and this is a direct quote) “A flexible and dynamic online gaming platform for our business partners.”
Every white-label casino network company uses similar language when touting for business from prospective partners, so there isn’t much about the TGP Europe Limited page that feels unique in this respect. There’s a lot of talk about “quality partners,” “flexibility,” and other such buzzwords and buzzphrases. The company is keen to emphasise that it can offer as much or as little support to its white-label partners as the partner desires. It can take over the full running of a site if required, but it can also do as little as offering nothing beyond back-office support. The fact that TGP Europe Limited has a UKGC licence is listed as a specific benefit of working with the company.
There’s a whole page of the company website dedicated to the other benefits of working with TGP, some of which are easier to comprehend than others. “Low-cost, fast market entry” is a benefit that sounds desirable and everybody can understand. On the other hand, we’d suggest that “focus” is the minimum a company should expect out of a white-label partner rather than a company-specific benefit. Saving money is a recurring theme throughout all of the suggested benefits, with TGP Europe pointing out that it can adsorb back office design costs, labour costs, fees for payment processing, and the costs associated with applying for and maintaining a licence.
Unlike a lot of casino network company websites, which have a nasty habit of being set up and then left to rot for years on end, the TGP Europe Limited site is kept up to date with all the latest developments within the company. The most recent news at the time this page was written was the addition of BK8 to the UK-facing TGP Europe platform, which came hot on the heels of the announcement of a partnership between TGP and DuelBits. If either of those casinos ever catches on in the UK, we’ll cover them in more detail at Sister Site.
TGP Europe Limited and the UK Gambling Commission
It won’t come as a surprise to you to hear that TGP Europe Limited has a valid UK Gambling Commission licence. We’ve already said that the company makes a selling point out of it when it’s trying to attract new white-label partners, and it wouldn’t be able to offer its services in the UK without one. It’s licence number 38898, and it was issued in November 2014.
In February 2023, TGP Europe Limited was fined, had further conditions attached to its licence, and was handed a formal warning by the UK Gambling Commission after a review of the company’s operating licence. During the review, the regulator identified breaches of licence conditions covering money laundering and customer interaction. The UKGC noted that TGP Europe had been fully cooperative with the regulator throughout the investigation and that corrective steps were taken after the breaches were pointed out, but that wasn’t enough to save TGP Europe from having to pay a fine of £316,250.
Top TGP Europe Limited Sites
The presence of Stake.com on the TGP Europe Limited roster is what we’d have to euphemistically refer to as “a weird one.” From a technical point of view, the brand doesn’t belong to TGP Europe at all. It’s owned and operated by a company called Medium Rare NV, which is based in Curacao. Curacao-based companies have a bad reputation in terms of conduct and regulation when it comes to iGaming, which is probably why the company approached TGP Europe Limited with a view to obtaining a UK Gambling Commission licence. In real terms, though, the company behind Stake.com (and the Stake.com brand in general) is far bigger than TGP Europe is. The business has offices in Cyprus, Serbia and Australia to go with the one it has in Curacao and claims to have employees all over the world. It’s come a long way for a brand and business that was only founded in 2017.
Stake.com actually has its roots in a company called Easygo, which was founded in 2016 and developed games for online casinos. After a year of doing that, the people behind the brand decided that they’d like a casino to put their games in, and that’s how Stake.com was born. It wasn’t until four years later, in December 2021, that Stake.com finally reached the UK through its partnership with TGP Europe Limited. To mark its arrival in the domestic market, Stake.com embarked on a series of expensive football shirt sponsorships. It began by sponsoring Watford but then stepped things up a gear by sponsoring the famous blue shirt of Everton. The brand’s interest in sponsoring football teams was a clear indication that despite starting off by making casino games, the company was now firmly interested in sports betting above all other things.
Outside the UK, Stake.com is known for live dealer games, slots, roulette and blackjack, as well as sports betting. It’s also known as a cryptocurrency casino. The version of Stake.com that players in the UK see is a pale shadow of the international site, with no support for cryptocurrency and a stripped-back number of betting options. As much as the somewhat basic appearance of the UK-facing Stake.com website doesn’t show off the brand at its best, it’s still making major steps in other fields. In 2023, Stake became the title sponsor for the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team.
A lot of what we just said about Stake.com could also be said about Fun88. It’s another sports betting brand that’s far better known internationally than it is in the UK – and yes, we’re calling it a sports betting brand even though there’s a casino and a live casino attached to it. Fun88 prides itself on its fleet of football betting options but also accepts wagers on virtual sports and e-sports. If you’ve heard of the Fun88 brand, it’s probably because of its high-profile sponsorship of Newcastle United in the English Premier League. The deal was perfectly timed, as Fun88 became the Toon Army’s primary shirt sponsor just as the club was taken over by Saudi investors and returned to a position of prominence in the league. The deal has now come to an end, but Fun88 definitely benefitted from it while it remained in place.
In terms of aesthetics, you won’t find much difference between Fun88 and Stake.com other than their logos and graphics relating to the football teams and other sporting enterprises they sponsor. Content is largely the same in both places, and there’s a distinct lack of promotions to spice up that content save for the “features” on each site, which consist of things like bet builders and in-play cashouts. As nice as they are to have, they’re expected features at pretty much every sports betting site worth its salt these days.
Neither Fun88 nor Stake.com is likely to become one of the UK’s biggest sports betting sites. They’re there for UK-based players to use if they wish, but their sponsorships are designed to attract international audiences, and the UK isn’t their priority. If you’re used to betting on sports with the likes of Ladbrokes or Sky Bet, you’ll probably find that Stake.com and Fun88 aren’t up to the standards you’ve come to expect.
Full list of TGP Europe Limited casinos
- 12Bet (Live)
- 8x Bet (Live)
- AyxBet (Live)
- Bet Vision (Live)
- BK8 Now (Live)
- Bob88 (Live)
- Duel Bits (Live)
- Fun88 (Live)
- HthBet (Live)
- i8 Bet (Live)