Mike Ashley

Hi, I'm Mike Ashley, an avid follower of the UK gambling scene and an online gaming expert with over 15 years of experience. Welcome and thanks for visiting my website which focuses on helping players who are unclear as to where they can gamble due to Gamstop bans. We provide useful guides and an array of options that have been tested and reviewed for all gamblers alike.

I started this website with the single purpose of helping players and bettors, who may have been left behind, better understand the nature of GamStop – what it is, why it exists, what benefits there are as a result, and naturally - what downsides.

Today, gambling in the United Kingdom is facing serious regulatory pressure and while many will argue that this is for the better, it's forcing the industry to size-back on its offer to meet with stretched safety norms. GamStop is definitely a force for good in the gambling climate of our country, but it has also forced bookies and casinos to turn down players who have excluded themselves on one occasion or another.

While this is not the norm, I have felt the urgency to create a website that helps you play not only at those GamStop websites, but also explore some of the viable alternatives that may yet bring some excellent value to your next gaming session.

Put another way, GamStop has been around for only a few years now while respected and well-established brands now have a decade of experience and more. With this said, I am keen on exploring what alternatives to these types of bookies and casino sites there may be.

In fact, my experience of over 20 years as a gambler has taught me that there are many viable alternatives. Yet, I won't side with gaming sites where no moderation exists. I believe self-exclusion is a force for good, but it must be enforced in an intelligent way that strikes a balance.

Another thing I want to clarify right now is that I am not going to help you to "get around GamStop," as many people have been asking me via email. I will instead explain the upsides and downsides of picking one casino over another and why GamStop shouldn't be taken at face value despite its immense value.

Over-regulating gaming can have its downsides that need to be avoided at all costs and I am here to promote this mindset and stress that personal choice should be valued and everyone should be given an opportunity to play with the frequency and intensity they desire, so long as they do so within their means and without experiencing life-altering consequences.

You will read detailed guides on how to pick the best gaming portals that offer the best variety of a given game as well as learn about how to self-exclude on non GamStop websites in order to preserve your physical and mental well-being.

I want to use this website as a platform to communicate with like-minded players and share my experience with you so we can all find the gaming options that make us happy and bring us a quality gaming experience.

While on it, I will focus on covering both casinos and bookmakers as well as answering popular questions, such as what the best of each type are and where to find them. I will provide you with a detailed look into the nature of each casino and bookie and help you decide if a specific brand is something you like or need at the time.

I am Mike Ashley and I am happy to bring you the latest and most accurate information from the world of non GamStop casinos and non gamstop bookies today.

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January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023 Mike Ashley

Shadow Minister Shares Thoughts on RET Funding Issue

Shadow Minister Shares Thoughts on RET Funding Issue
Summary Jeff Smith MP said RET funding concerns must be addressed in the White Paper Smith wants White Paper to provide clear information on RET funding Betting and Gaming Council is opposed to statutory levy on RET funding Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) recently held a Parliamentary Reception in Westminster where it launched...

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NetEnt Launch Fully Themed Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Slot

NetEnt Launch Fully Themed Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Slot
Having secured the required licence from ITV and Humble Pie Media, NetEnt have now launched one of their very latest, all themed, fully branded slots, that being the Hell’s Kitchen slot, which does of course feature the star of that show, Gordon Ramsay. No expense has been spared on the design of that brand new...

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BGC Says Gambling Reforms Should Focus More on Protecting Youth

BGC Says Gambling Reforms Should Focus More on Protecting Youth
Summary BGC calls on UK Gov to adopt a genuine strategic approach to gambling reform It highlighted successful industry initiatives aimed at protecting young people It has once again warned the government to avoid implementing intrusive measures With just weeks away before the publication of the Gambling Act Review White Paper, the Betting and Gaming...

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UK Gambling Review To Be Overseen By New Acting Chair of DCMS Committee

UK Gambling Review To Be Overseen By New Acting Chair of DCMS Committee
Summary Damian Green takes over the role from Julian Knight who is being accused of sexual harassment The Ashford MP will supervise major policy works, including the Gambling Review Sky News recently revealed names of MPs receiving donations from the gambling industry Damian Green has been appointed as Acting Chair of the Digital Culture, Media...

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N. Ireland To Increase Problem Gambling Awareness In Schools

N. Ireland To Increase Problem Gambling Awareness In Schools
Summary The new resource includes five lessons discussing the dangers surrounding gambling It is targeted at Key Stage 3 students aged 11 to 14 years old Among the topics covered are in-game features, such as loot boxes Northern Ireland’s Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA) has put together lessons about gambling and gaming,...

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DCMS Will Continue To Push For Stringent Regulations

DCMS Will Continue To Push For Stringent Regulations
Summary Paul Scully said the DCMS is taking the lead on all aspects of UK gambling regulation Scully made it clear discussions on gambling issues will continue after the release of the White Paper There is still no clear indication when the white paper will be released Paul Scully, minster for the Department for Digital,...

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UKGC Chief Tackles UKGC Challenges At CEO Briefing 2022

UKGC Chief Tackles UKGC Challenges At CEO Briefing 2022
Summary UKGC CEO Andrew Rhodes said emerging products have presented a new regulatory challenge Rhodes admits it will be difficult to eliminate black market activities He said the Commission cannot condone bad practices in the licensed market The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) recently hosted a CEO Briefing with gambling operators where Andrew Rhodes shared his...

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UK Watchdog Happy That Less Young Brits Are Engaging In Gambling Activities

UK Watchdog Happy That Less Young Brits Are Engaging In Gambling Activities
Summary The latest Young People and Gambling Report was published on November 10, 2022 The latest report shows a drop in the number of young people involved in gambling The UKGC noted though that 0.9% of young people are struggling with problem gambling The UK Gambling Commission has described as “encouraging” headline data around regulated...

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UKGC Lifts LEBOM Suspension After Operator Integrates GAMSTOP

UKGC Lifts LEBOM Suspension After Operator Integrates GAMSTOP
Summary LEBOM was suspended earlier this month for failing to integrate GAMSTOP The UKGC has now lifted the suspension citing “remedial action” taken by the firm The regulator gets tough on offenders as the Gambling Act Review continues The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to lift the license suspension it earlier imposed on football...

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