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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BGC Chief Urges UK Govt to Listen to Public Opinion on Gambling Reforms

BGC Chief Urges UK Govt to Listen to Public Opinion on Gambling Reforms
Summary Michael Dugher said the public is opposed to draconian gambling measures He said prohibitionist measures will harm the gambling industry Dugher asks government to be open to public opinion The Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), Michael Dugher has once again warned the government against imposing draconian measures across the industry....

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GambleAware’s Donations Reach £34.7m Thanks To ‘Big’ 4 UK Operators

GambleAware’s Donations Reach £34.7m Thanks To ‘Big’ 4 UK Operators
Summary Report shows top 4 operators generated 89 percent of proceeds Total donations have reached £34.7 million GambleAware pushes for compulsory revenue percentage for donations GambleAware has revealed that four of the United Kingdom’s (UK) biggest gambling operators accounted for 89% of its corporate donations. GambleAware disclosed the news in a published list of corporate...

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William Hill Puts Aside £15m For Potential UK Regulatory Settlement

William Hill Puts Aside £15m For Potential UK Regulatory Settlement
Summary William Hill is under license review by the UK Gambling Commission The company has set aside £15 million for a potential regulatory settlement William Hill’s EU arm is set to be absorbed by 888 Holdings William Hill could end up paying £15 million in regulatory settlement to continue operating in the UK. The company...

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NHS Urges UK Gambling Industry to Pay A Addiction Levy

NHS Urges UK Gambling Industry to Pay A Addiction Levy
Summary NHS calls on gambling operators to fund gambling addiction study Gaming operators asked to donate an additional £1 million UK gambling reforms white paper set to be released shortly Senior clinicians from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) have urged the British gambling industry to pay a million-pound addiction levy on gambling revenue...

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BMJ Says Gambling Stakeholders Should Not Set Gambling Regulations

BMJ Says Gambling Stakeholders Should Not Set Gambling Regulations
Summary BMJ says gambling stakeholders should not be involved in gambling regulations Highlights major conflict of interest Asks lawmakers to get gambling stakeholders to prove lack of harm A Special Commission is currently reviewing the outdated 2005 Gambling Act in the UK. Anti-gambling opponents have been campaigning for the last decade to have the 2005...

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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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