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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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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UK and Ireland Braces Itself For Changes To The Gambling Landscape

UK and Ireland Braces Itself For Changes To The Gambling Landscape
Summary Entain says it’s preparing for major changes to UK’s gambling laws under the new Truss government The company expects to see more betting and sponsorship restrictions being implemented Gambling operators in Ireland can also expect the same with the establishment of a new regulator With the UK now under new leadership, major changes are...

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Energy Crisis Could Have Massive Impact on UK Casinos and Bookmakers

Energy Crisis Could Have Massive Impact on UK Casinos and Bookmakers
Summary Some UK gaming operators have reported dealing with energy hikes of up to 300% The rising costs are slowing down the post-pandemic recovery of the UK’s casinos and betting shops The BCG says urgent action is needed to protect the industry The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has raised concerns over the rising energy...

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Gamblewise To Assist Land Based Casinos With Better Player Protection

Gamblewise To Assist Land Based Casinos With Better Player Protection
Summary Land based casinos can promote responsible gambling with Gamblewise Better Change Limited is the provider behind the new Gamblewise tool Gamblewise will not cost the player any money and protect them from gambling harm All of the top iGaming operators in the market deploy a set of responsible gambling tools at their online casinos...

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UKGC Report Shows Gambling Addiction Rates Have Dropped Year on Year

UKGC Report Shows Gambling Addiction Rates Have Dropped Year on Year
Summary Gambling addiction rates have dropped in the UK UKGC report shows intensity in gambling activity in youngsters Gamstop confirms over 300k exclusions in first 6 months The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a new report that monitors the rate of gambling addiction in the country. The report shows that gambling addiction rates in...

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UK Launches New Website To Promote Safer Gambling Week 2022

UK Launches New Website To Promote Safer Gambling Week 2022
Summary Safer Gambling Week 2022 gets a new website Safer Gambling Week runs from 17 to 23 October Sixth edition of Safer Gambling Week in 2022 Safer Gambling Week was launched when the UK was facing a significant spike in gambling addiction and licensed gaming operators were under pressure to do more to protect British...

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UK MP Says Statutory Gambling Levy Needed to Protect Children

UK MP Says Statutory Gambling Levy Needed to Protect Children
Summary Paul Blomfield supports the implementation of a mandatory gambling levy He expressed concern over the increasing number of children becoming addicted to gambling A statutory levy will address funding issues and ensure better protection for UK children The UK government needs to do more to protect its citizens, particularly vulnerable young players from gambling...

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