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

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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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NatCen Reports 5 Percent Of Online Accounts Generate 70% GGY

NatCen Reports 5 Percent Of Online Accounts Generate 70% GGY
A new study on the UK gaming market has brought into focus how a small number of gamblers generate the majority of revenue for iGaming operators. A study was commissioned by GambleAware which showed that around 70 percent of the gross gambling yield (GGY) came only from just five percent of the total accounts. That...

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NHS Mental Health Chief Wants Gambling Firms Taxed For Addiction Funds

NHS Mental Health Chief Wants Gambling Firms Taxed For Addiction Funds
The land based gambling industry in the UK has taken a massive hit during the last 18 months due to the extended lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. However, online gambling and betting operators have benefitted from this lockdown as their player traffic and gaming revenues have spiked significantly. Studies show that this spike...

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UK Gambling Regulator Criticised After Football Index Collapses

UK Gambling Regulator Criticised After Football Index Collapses
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which is the gambling regulator in the UK is taking heat from multiple parties after a popular football sportsbook decided to suddenly shutdown. Football Index decided to suddenly close up shop and take thousands of UK bettors by surprise. Reports suggest that UK bettors could end up losing over £90...

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Entain Set To Close Over 300 Betting Shops In The UK

Entain Set To Close Over 300 Betting Shops In The UK
Entain which was formerly known as GVC Holdings has a massive presence in the United Kingdom as it operates a number of popular gaming brands including Ladbrokes and Coral. The company recently announced that due to COVID-19 taking its toll on retail betting outlets in the UK, the company would have to close hundreds of...

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UK PM Launched Gambling Review After Meeting Health Lottery Boss

UK PM Launched Gambling Review After Meeting Health Lottery Boss
The UK government along with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are waiting on the results of a review of the archaic 2005 Gambling Act. The report is expected to have a long list of changes that the UK gambling industry will be subject to. Many anti-gambling opponents have applauded UK PM Boris Johnson and his...

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UKGC Consultation Shows That Affordability Checks May Lay Ahead

UKGC Consultation Shows That Affordability Checks May Lay Ahead
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) continues to look for ways to curb problem gambling and offer better protection to UK players. The gambling regulator carried out a public consultation process on affordability checks which came to an end a few days ago. The UKGC confirmed that it had received a very good response from...

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Kindred Group Reveals That Problem Gamblers Generated 4 pct Of Its GGR

Kindred Group Reveals That Problem Gamblers Generated 4 pct Of Its GGR
Licensed gambling operators in the UK have always kept their business details confidential but the Kindred Group has broken that trend by opening up its books to the public. The Kindred Group confirmed this week that four percent of its gross gaming revenues (GGR) have been derived from problem gamblers. Kindred Group is one of...

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GambleAware Received £4.5m In Donations From UK Operators

GambleAware Received £4.5m In Donations From UK Operators
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) called on licensed operators to be more socially responsible and look at different ways to offer better protected to UK players and work together to reduce problem gambling harm in the country. One of the chief ways that the UKGC wanted gambling operators to comply was to be more generous...

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UKGC Happy With Problem Gambling Consultation Response From Players

UKGC Happy With Problem Gambling Consultation Response From Players
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has tried different strategies in the last couple of years to come up with better ways to protect Brits from problem gambling. Some of those steps have brought good results while others have not had much of an impact. The latest move by the gambling watchdog has appeared to work...

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Age Limit For National Lottery Tickets To Rise From Oct 2021

Age Limit For National Lottery Tickets To Rise From Oct 2021
The UK is finally taking steps to protect young people from gambling harm. The government has decided to increase the minimum age for lottery players. Currently players who are over 16 years are allowed to buy lottery tickets. The new rules will allow only players who are over 18 access to the national lottery. However,...

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ASA Confirms Gambling Ads Targets Underage Gamblers Has Reduced

ASA Confirms Gambling Ads Targets Underage Gamblers Has Reduced
The UK government has been contending with a growing rise in problem gambling for the last five years. Reports have shown that problem gambling is not only affected adults in the country but also underage gamblers. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been under a lot of pressure to curb the spread of problem gambling...

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UK Kickstarts Safer Gambling Week From Nov 19 to Nov 25

UK Kickstarts Safer Gambling Week From Nov 19 to Nov 25
The UK has focused on running a responsible gambling week campaign for the last few years as the country looks to address the growing increase in problem gambling. This year, the responsible gambling week title was scrapped in favour for ‘Safer Gambling Week’ which commenced on Nov 19 and will run till Nov 25. Every...

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BoyleSports Get Slapped With £2.8M Fine For AML Shortcomings By UKGC

BoyleSports Get Slapped With £2.8M Fine For AML Shortcomings By UKGC
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sent another strong message to gambling operators in the country after slapping a £2.8 million fine on BoyleSports. The Irish bookmaker was hit with a hefty fine for not carrying out proper money laundering assessments and not doing enough to stop money laundering activities. The gambling watchdog found that...

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UKGC To Impose Tougher Rules for Gambling-Related Harm

UKGC To Impose Tougher Rules for Gambling-Related Harm
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has initiated a consultation exercise that seeks views on stringent rules that will mandate gambling operators to reign in on processes that cause problem gambling issues to their players. Launched earlier this week, the consultation is calling for the opinions of gamblers, operators, and other stakeholders to determine whether stricter...

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NatWest Introduces Debit Card Blocking Feature for UK Problem Gamblers

NatWest Introduces Debit Card Blocking Feature for UK Problem Gamblers
With problem gambling continuing to be significant issue in Britain, the need to provide gamblers with tools to curb compulsive gambling has been growing. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is working with all stakeholders to see if each one can do their part to reduce problem gambling numbers in the country. NatWest Bank which is...

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UK iGaming Revenues Have Dropped For The Second Consecutive Month

UK iGaming Revenues Have Dropped For The Second Consecutive Month
The latest report from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) shows a decline in online gaming revenues for the month of August. This might come as a surprise to some iGaming pundits who expected online casino revenues to be strong since land based casinos were closed in August. The UKGC report took into consideration combined...

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