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Casinos not on Gamstop [WARNING]

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There are some online casinos not on Gamstop but we strongly recommend that you DO NOT play at these casinos.

Gamstop is the UK’s national self-exclusion program for online gambling – backed by the UK Gambling Commission. Gamstop is there to help protect British players. Playing at sites without it would mean you are not protected.

Gambling sites with Gamstop

Gamstop UK

All sites on our UK online casinos list are licensed by the Gambling Commission. They are required to join Gamstop as part of their licence conditions.

This means that all non-Gamstop casinos in the UK are operating illegally so we do not list them to our UK readers.

You can find more information about which sites are licensed either within our reviews of online casinos in the UK or on the Gambling Commission’s website.

What do gambling sites with Gamstop have to do?

They must work to try and ensure that no person who has self-excluded is allowed to gamble online within a specified time.

This is why all licenced sites in Great Britain must follow online casino verification procedures in the UK. This allows each site to verify your identity when you try to sign up. They must check the Gamstop register to see if your details match. If they do, you will be prevented from signing up.

UK casinos not on Gamstop

Since a licensed casino site must be on Gamstop, there aren’t any legit UK casinos not on Gamstop.

But are there gambling websites that accept players from the UK who aren’t on Gamstop? For sure there is. But these casinos are usually licensed by Curacao, or other offshore countries – so are operating without a valid UK license. They don’t provide the same level of protection for players so make sure to avoid them.

The hard part is that many of these sites have the same features as licensed casinos. For example, the same slots & games, bonuses, and payment methods to an extent are available.

How to sign up with Gamstop

You can register on the Gamstop website. This will exclude you from online casinos and other gambling sites in the UK that you have already signed up to. It will also prevent you from signing up at other sites that you haven’t joined.

It should only take a few minutes to do but you are asked to provide as much information as possible. Some of the details you will be asked for include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Current address & postcode
    • Any postcodes where you’ve lived previously
  • All email addresses you’ve used
  • All mobile phone numbers you’ve used

Don’t worry if you can’t remember everything – they just want as much information as possible to try and make the self-exclusion as solid as possible.

Once you have signed up, it can take up to 24 hours for the register to be updated. A confirmation email will be sent to you. An account will also be created which you can use to keep your details up to date (for example, if you move address or change mobile number).

Gamstop is a completely free service. You just need to be a resident of the UK.

How long does Gamstop last?

You can choose how long you want to be prevented from using gambling websites licensed in the UK. Currently, the time limits are:

  • 6 months
  • 1 year
  • 5 years

Choose how long you want to be prevented from gambling when you sign up.

Cancel Gamstop?

There is no way to cancel Gamstop once you have signed up. This is for your own protection to help prevent you from gambling again.

It’s also impossible to shorten the self-exclusion period once set. For example, if you choose 1 year, you can’t change that to 6 months later.

Once the time period has elapsed, the ban will not be enforced. However, you can always sign up again to extend your self-exclusion.

How to withdraw from Gamstop sites after exclusion?

If you still have withdrawable funds in your account after you’ve self-excluded, you can request for these to be returned to you.

However, Gamstop is not able to help you with this. The withdrawal process may also differ for each gambling site. So you can contact them directly to make a withdrawal.

Customer support

If you wish to know more about Gamstop self-exclusion, their support is open every day from 8am to midnight. You can contact them by:

Does Gamstop affect my credit score?

No, signing up to this service will not show on your credit file, affect your credit score, or damage your chances of getting a mortgage.

They might conduct a search using a credit reference agency when you sign up. This kind of “soft search” may be done to verify your identity. However, it is not visible to any other organisation.

Is my Gamstop data shared?

Gamstop will tell gambling companies if you have self-excluded. Of course, this is done to prevent you from being able to gamble if there’s a match. Aside from that, no other information will be routinely shared with gambling companies.

Gamstop will keep your information for 14 years after the minimum exclusion period has ended.