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 19, 2022 January 19, 2022 Mike Ashley

YGAM Report Shows UK Students Are Spending £30 Per Month On Gambling

YGAM Report Shows UK Students Are Spending £30 Per Month On Gambling
Summary YGAM and Gamstop report highlights concerns on student gambling Students gamble more than £30 each month BGC says students playing scratchcards and lottery not casino games Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Gamstop have released a new report which looks at the impact of gambling addiction on students in the UK. The...

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New UKGC Chief Promises Hard Line Action On Operators

New UKGC Chief Promises Hard Line Action On Operators
Summary Andrew Rhodes appointed as permanent chief of UKGC Rhodes promises hardline action against non-compliance Rhodes will have to oversee 2005 Gaming Act suggestions Andrew Rhodes is the current acting chief of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). He has held that position since June 2021, when the previous head of the commission, Neil McArthur, resigned....

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UK iGaming Revenue Hits £6.85bn As COVID-19 Boosts Revenues

UK iGaming Revenue Hits £6.85bn As COVID-19 Boosts Revenues
Summary iGaming GGY hits £6.85 billion COVID-19 lockdown helps boost remote gaming sector Land based operations still struggling to recover Strict lockdowns in the United Kingdom (UK) forced many sectors to shut down and incur significant losses with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions was the online gaming market in the UK. Reports now...

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UKGC Investigates Sky Vegas For Targeting Problem Gamblers

UKGC Investigates Sky Vegas For Targeting Problem Gamblers
Sky Vegas online casino which belongs to gambling giant Flutter is under investigation by the UK gambling watchdog. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is investigating the online casino for targeting problem gamblers with a ‘free spins’ promotion. Every year, the UKGC along with industry stakeholders devote a week to promote safer gambling practices and educate...

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Military Veterans 11x More Likely To Become Problem Gamblers

Military Veterans 11x More Likely To Become Problem Gamblers
The UK government and the UK Gambling Commission are working hard to provide better protection to British gamblers and reduce the number of problem gamblers in the country. It is a difficult challenge as the overall gambling industry in the country continues to grow and so does the rate of problem gambling this is where...

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UK Gambling Related Issues Cost £1.27bn In Losses, Says PHE

UK Gambling Related Issues Cost £1.27bn In Losses, Says PHE
While the gambling industry in the UK continues to generate significant revenue for the government and create thousands of jobs, there are also negative consequences that arise due to problem gambling related issues. In 2019, Public Health England (PHE) was commissioned to study the evidence of gambling harm by the UK’s Department of Health and...

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Flutter Entertainment Announces Membership With EGBA

Flutter Entertainment Announces Membership With EGBA
Flutter Entertainment recently announced that it has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Flutter is one of the biggest gambling operators in the world and the parent company to some of the most popular gaming and betting brands which include PokerStars, Betfair, Paddy Power, Sky Betting & Gaming and FanDuel. Flutter is truly...

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GambleAware Commits To Funding Responsible Gambling Research Hub

GambleAware Commits To Funding Responsible Gambling Research Hub
GambleAware is looking to fight gambling addiction in the United Kingdom by leveraging many different tools. The problem gambling charity recently announced that it will pump in £4 million in funding to what will be the UK’s first academic research hub focused on gambling harm. GambleAware will help fund the operation via grants. This is...

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