UK casinos that are not on Gamstop are NOT allowed to accept UK players – it is illegal to operate an online casino in the UK without a UK Gambling Commission licence!
UK Casino Awards only lists UK licensed online casinos that are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. These casinos all use the Gamstop self exclusion system which makes it easy for anyone who wants to prevent themselves from accessing online gambling sites to block all sites at once! Operators who choose not to participate in Gamstop will have their licences removed.
Gamstop is there to help problem gamblers!
This is a very serious issue, as problem gambling can ruin lives and cause a lot of pain to families and friends involved. It is hard to believe, but some online casino affiliates have specifically targeted problem gamblers by listing casinos that accept UK players but do not participate in Gamstop. These casinos are NOT UK licenced and you will have absolutely no protection from being ripped off if you play at them.
We will never list any non-Gamstop casinos here at UK Casino Awards. If you have found this page by searching for ‘casinos not on Gamstop’ please consider reaching out for support, as you may be developing a gambling problem.
Our advice to anyone in the UK is never to sign up at a non-UK licensed casino. It can be tempting because many offer seductive signup bonuses and some even have high quality slots and games, but there is no more tightly regulated online gambling market than the UK’s and you will not receive the same standard of protection at any other casino.
Questions to ask yourself:
This is a sign that your gambling is not controlled and sustainable. You can get support and advice at gamcare.org.uk
You can try using the responsible gambling tools available at UK licensed casinos. It can be a lot more fun once you get used to playing to a budget.
Your friends and family care about you. Try and listen and reflect on what they’re saying. You can speak to other people going through the same thing at gamblersanonymous.org.uk
It’s not healthy to have obsessive thoughts about gambling. If you need to talk to someone about it you can try gamblingtherapy.org
If you are hiding it then ask yourself why. Are you gambling more than you want to? Be alert to any developing traits that might be signs of a problem.
Gambling is not a way to make money, it is a form of entertainment. The odds are always against you so this is extremely risky behaviour and suggests you are at risk of developing a problem. Try visiting the forums at https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/en/forum
Gambling until you go bust is a classic symptom of a gambling problem. Many problem gamblers admit they gamble not to win, but simply until all their money is gone. If you are xhibiting this behaviour we recommend seeking advice at gamcare.org.uk
If you are increasing the time and money you spend on gambling it’s time to ask yourself ‘Why?’. It might be a good idea to set limits on your gambling to see if you can get it under control.
Nobody should feel like this. Gambling can be enjoyable and manageable, and when it is it should not cause any mental or emotional distress. If you are not feeling excitement or enjoyment from gambling, but are still doing it, you should seek support.
If you want to find out more about Gamstop, please visit the Gamstop.co.uk website at this link.
More useful links
Get confidential online support and free counselling from the UK’s leading provider of support and advice for gambling.
This service aimed particularly at young people helps you get support relating to gambling either for yourself or someone you care about.
Get online support from people going through the same thing as you.
You can contact Gambling Therapy for advice and support even if you’re outside the UK.