Which UK Betting Sites Are Covered by Gamstop?
You might have heard of Gamstop before? The problem gambling service provided by Gamstop has helped thousands of players quit gambling for good. It is exclusively available to gamblers based in the United Kingdom and blocks you from gaining access to any betting sites which are part of its program for a predetermined length of time.
Not all online gambling sites are a part of the program, even if all UK Gambling Commission licensed casinos are supposed to be. What if you’re not a casino player, though? Can Gamstop still be used at sportsbooks and poker rooms? In this brief article, we will take a look…
Online Casinos not on Gamstop
Naturally, all online casinos which are genuinely licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission should be a part of the Gamstop program. There are one or two rotten eggs which are shirking their responsibilities, but these are gradually losing their UK licenses. Gamstop membership does not usually stop you playing at brick and mortar casinos, though.
List of best UK Casinos not on Gamstop
|Non Gamstop Casino||Slots not on Gamstop|
|Davinci's Gold||Rival, Saucify, Betsoft, Vivo Live Dealer, Spinomenal, Tom Horn|
|Cocoa Casino||Rival, Saucify, Betsoft, Vivo Live Dealer, Spinomenal, Tom Horn|
|This Is Vegas Casino||Rival, Saucify, Betsoft, Vivo Live Dealer, Spinomenal, Tom Horn|
|Paradise 8 Casino||Rival, Saucify, Betsoft, Vivo Live Dealer, Spinomenal, Tom Horn|
Sportsbooks and Betting Sites not on Gamstop
Online sportsbooks are hugely popular in the United Kingdom, and all those which hold a UKGC license are required to be a part of Gamstop’s program. If you are intending on playing at any of the major high-street bookies’ internet sets, you can rest assured that they will be a part of the Gamstop program, and most likely other problem gambling programs, too, such as BeGambleAware.org and more. You are still free to bet in land-based bookies, though.
Internet Poker Rooms not on Gamstop
Internet poker rooms generally tend to be an entirely different gambling experience than online casinos. Nonetheless, the largest and most popular of these online poker rooms must all adhere to the rules regarding Gamstop and other problem gambling programs. Unless you are playing at an offshore (non-UK licensed) poker room, you’re good to go.
Online Bingo Rooms not on Gamstop
Online bingo rooms are arguably more popular in the United Kingdom than anywhere else in the world. Many of these top bingo rooms are run by the nation’s leading casinos and sportsbooks. They are all naturally a part of the Gamstop program, provided the United Kingdom Gambling Commission licenses them. Again, being signed up to the Gamstop program won’t hinder you if you want to wager down the local bingo hall.
Lottery Betting Sites not on Gamstop
It might sound odd, but getting yourself signed up to the Gamstop program will also stop you from being able to buy lottery tickets, even to the National Lottery. However, this is only true if you buy tickets online. You can still purchase tickets in a land-based shop.
Fantasy Sports and e-Sports/Skin Betting Sites not on Gamstop
There are two types of betting sites which Gamstop usually does not cover. These are fantasy sports betting and e-sports/skin gambling sites. There are plenty of sites out there in these categories which do not actually have a license to offer gambling games, or their services do not constitute gambling. In some cases, these may not even be regulated by the UKGC. Because of this, they are seldom ever a part of the Gamstop program unless they choose to be.