Luke Thomas

Hello and welcome to my website dedicated to all things gambling.

My name is Luke Thomas. I am a UK-based gambler with over 20 years of experience in gambling. I've started this site to help all gamblers find out what their options are after being banned by Gamstop. My website features all gambling sites and casinos, bookmakers, poker sites, slots that are not on Gamstop.

I am fully aware of the fact that gamblers excluded by Gamstop are looking for new and fresh casinos and gambling sites to play on, and my website is aimed toward those visitors.

Let me tell you one thing – there are hundreds of gambling sites not on Gamstop, and you can enjoy all of them. Getting banned by Gamstop isn't an easy thing to go through, trust me, I know, but life goes on, and so does your gambling passion.

My gambling expertise

I used to travel a lot and did my fair share of visiting casino venues along the way. During my travels, I was lucky enough to meet many gambling experts and learn from them. The people I've met were my mentors and excellent purveyors of insider knowledge. They taught me all the secrets to success.

One thing I've learned from them is that there are no easy tricks to winning big. It takes time, effort, skill, and preparation to become successful in gambling, especially today in the age of the internet and online casinos.

I am a self-styled gambler, but I had the privilege to learn from the best. Let's be clear here – nothing can replace the good old practice and hard work, but it's a bit easier to snag huge scores with a little bit of inside knowledge.

Think big to score big

Now, I've left the casino empty-handed and broke on more than one occasion. This is the best way to learn the reality of it. Playing a game makes you win or lose; that's just how things are.

I was motivated by personal desire, pride, and thirst for success, but I always wanted to do something for the gambling community, to make it better. This need to score big and give something back strengthened my personal experience.

Being a gambler is a double-edged sword – on the one side, you're a winner of the moment, but on the other hand, you're a loser in the long run. That's where the difference between being just a gambler, and an expert comes into play. A pure gambler goes with the flow, not seeing the bigger picture.

On the other hand, a gambling expert calculates his odds, waits for the right moment, knows game theory analytics, and makes all the right moves to rise to the top as a highly competitive player. Things were a lot different in the past than they are today, in the internet age.

If you want to play cards, learn how to count them; the most practical card counting techniques are a concept known as back counting. Any technique that works to your advantage is useful, but I've always kept one thing in my mind – knowing how to calculate the odds.

This is the very foundation of gambling, as it all comes down to calculating the odds. There are so many gambling books and articles that go on about this. You can't be a successful gambler if you don't know how to make the odds work in your favor. That's the first rule of gambling in my book – if you can't tell the odds, don't bother.

Why I started this site

The biggest reason to start this site was Gamstop. I wanted to help people who were banned by Gamstop to find other options to play on gambling sites that aren't on Gamstop. This independent and free self-exclusion scheme changed the gambling game. It's intended for people with real online gambling problems who can't help themselves.

Gambling addiction is a real thing, but online casinos that offer nothing more than entertainment free of charge should be excluded from the bigger picture. After all, you can't ban people from doing what they love.

Even though the fact that gambling addicts can exclude themselves from online gambling sites has a ring to it, banning them from doing what they like can cause more problems than it solves.

Eventually, people will find a way to cheat the system. Well, that's exactly what I'm talking about here. My website is aimed at all those gamblers who would love to continue playing after being banned by Gamstop.

I have gathered all non Gamstop online casinos, bookmarkers, poker, gambling sites, and slots, where you can have your fair share of your favourite fun and enjoy a good gambling game.

I'm a passionate gambler myself, so I know how it feels when you can't do what you love. Well, I am here to change that. Through my website, every visitor can learn how to get around the Gamstop's ban, find online gambling sites where they can register and keep playing.

I've also gathered all the information regarding Gamstop and non-Gamstop gambling sites so that every visitor gets a good read on the matter. There are guides and reviews of non-Gamstop sites with pros and cons, and everything else a decent gambler needs to have some fun.

I will keep up the good work and gather every piece of information on Gamstop and non-Gamstop gambling sites of all kinds. My main goal is to make each one of my visitors a professional gambling expert who knows how to make the odds work in his favour and always leaves the house with huge scores in their pockets.

Life is all about having fun, enjoying the adventure, and excitement. Games of luck have always been a part of it. All a player has to do is keep one eye on the game and the other one on the odds. With a little bit of luck and knowledge, everything is possible. Good luck!

All Posts by Luke Thomas

October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021 Luke Thomas

BGO Is Suspended By The UKGC For Not Protecting Players

BGO Is Suspended By The UKGC For Not Protecting Players
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) has suspended online operator BGO Entertainment‘s remote gaming license. BGO, which operates BGO.com, Powerspins, Vegasluck, and Chili.com, has been under investigation by the UKGC since September 2019, after failing a compliance assessment in 2018. The license suspension came into effect immediately as the gambling regulator continues its investigations into the...

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Self-Exclusion Rates In The UK Go Up By 25 pct In 2021

Self-Exclusion Rates In The UK Go Up By 25 pct In 2021
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UKGC Fines Lottoland Operator £760k For Multiple Violations

UKGC Fines Lottoland Operator £760k For Multiple Violations
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UKGC Director Highlights Challenges Internationalisation Will Pose

UKGC Director Highlights Challenges Internationalisation Will Pose
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is one of the most respected gambling regulators in the world. UKGC Director Tim Miller recently spoke at the conference for International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and shared some of the challenges that regulators around the world are going to face in the coming months. Miller said the gambling...

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TFL Asked To Ban All Gambling Advertisements By London’s Mayor

TFL Asked To Ban All Gambling Advertisements By London’s Mayor
A special committee is currently reviewing the 2005 Gambling Act and they are expected to make major changes that will impact the gambling market in the United Kingdom. While the special committee conducts their review, a number of different stakeholders are pushing for new measures to be imposed to control the spread of problem gambling...

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UK’s Most Deprived Areas Have Most Number Retail Betting Shops

UK’s Most Deprived Areas Have Most Number Retail Betting Shops
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GambleAware Relaunches Bet Regret Campaign During Premier League Season

GambleAware Relaunches Bet Regret Campaign During Premier League Season
The Premier League launched its new season last week and UK football fans have been glued to their television screens as most fans are still hesitant to attend games in person due to the on-going concerns with COVID-19. With increased viewership expected across all Premier League football games, gambling operators continue to advertise their services...

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UK National Lottery License Selection Delay Will Give Camelot Extra £42m

UK National Lottery License Selection Delay Will Give Camelot Extra £42m
There has been a lot of interest from lottery operators around the world who are interested in winning the UK National Lottery license. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which is the gaming regulator in the country had earlier postponed the time frame for the license renewal. Some of the operators who expressed interesting in acquiring...

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UKGC Report Shows Gambling Numbers Have Dropped In 2021

UKGC Report Shows Gambling Numbers Have Dropped In 2021
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been under immense pressure to do more to offer better protection to gamblers and reduce the number of problem gamblers in the UK. The gambling watchdog has rolled out different measures in recent years and it appears that they might finally be having some success. A report from the...

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GambleAware Report Shows Bank Data Can Help Determine Gambling Behaviour

GambleAware Report Shows Bank Data Can Help Determine Gambling Behaviour
Bank transaction data can be used to help figure out a person’s gambling behavior based on recent research commissioned by GambleAware. The research which was conducted by the behavioral insights team, looked into transactional data from two major banks in a bid to determine whether such datasets can be utilized to paint a clearer picture...

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BGC Asks UK Government To Appoint Gambling Ombudsman

BGC Asks UK Government To Appoint Gambling Ombudsman
The UK gambling industry is expected to go through a massive gambling overhaul as the government is currently carrying out a detailed review of the archaic 2005 Gaming Act and a full overview of the gambling market. The Government sanctioned gambling review is being carried out independent of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which is...

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UKGC Gets DCMS Approval To Collect Higher Licensing Fees From Oct 1

UKGC Gets DCMS Approval To Collect Higher Licensing Fees From Oct 1
UK gaming and betting operators have been under the pump in the last few months as the UK government and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) have taken steps to tighten gambling regulations, make gambling advertising protocols more stringent and push for operators to adopt a more responsible gaming outlook. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media...

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EGBA Promises Gambling Advertising Compliance During Euro 2020

EGBA Promises Gambling Advertising Compliance During Euro 2020
The European betting market is expected to take in a massive influx of bets during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship. Euro 2020 is scheduled to take place from June 11 to July 11 with over 50 games taking place across 11 host cities. Europe has a massive demographic of bettors and licensed bookmakers are spending...

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Northern Ireland To Roll Out Significant Gambling Reform

Northern Ireland To Roll Out Significant Gambling Reform
There have been calls for a long time now in Northern Ireland for the government to make significant changes to the existing gambling regulations which many believe are archaic. The gambling market is governed by the 1985 Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Order. The government has finally decided to move ahead with revamping the gambling...

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Regular iGaming Players Gambled 6x More During UK Lockdown

Regular iGaming Players Gambled 6x More During UK Lockdown
The United Kingdom (UK) is coming out of an extended lockdown period brought on by the global covid-19 pandemic. While most businesses in the UK struggled financially during the lockdown, the iGaming market in the country flourished. iGaming operators benefitted from the extended downtime as individuals locked up at home turned to online casino sites...

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Paddy Power To Launch Virtual Sports Trading Exchange “ASX”

Paddy Power To Launch Virtual Sports Trading Exchange “ASX”
Paddy Power which now belongs to Flutter Entertainment was co-founded by Paddy Power’s father. The son Paddy continues to be a brand ambassador for the brand and was the ex-head of communications at Paddy Power which is one of the biggest players in the Irish gaming market. Power announced that he is planning to launch...

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