Top 5 UK golf portals for GamStopped users

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 11, 2022 22:26

Most people recognised that online gambling is a perfectly fine form of adult online entertainment. Of course, it’s only a fine form of online adult entertainment for those of us who can gamble responsibly. For the unfortunate online gamblers who might be prone to addictive behaviours, online gambling presents a bit of a risk because of the easy access feature with little accountability.

How prevalent is problem gambling in the UK? According to multiple recent studies, about 10% of the adult online gambling population will encounter gambling problems up to and including gambling addiction. To be clear, the 10% is not all that unusual. It would appear that every nation that permits online gambling reports a similar number.

Addressing problem gambling issues in the UK With GamStop

Since gambling addiction is a disease, compulsive gamblers need resources to help them fight their issues. It’s noteworthy that the UK government does make an effort to help protect vulnerable UK online gamblers. The government’s efforts are managed through the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

Through the years, the UKGC has put forth plenty of initiatives that have been directed at the nation’s growing problem gambling issues. One of the key initiatives that were introduced back in 2018 was the GamStop self-exclusion scheme.

GamStop was created as a tool online gamblers can use to protect themselves from gambling addiction. To make sure online gamblers can gain easy access to the programme, the UKGC has mandated that all of its licensed online operators become members of the scheme. Membership requires subscribing to the scheme and paying a subscription fee.

Most active GamStop online casinos and sportsbooks offer easy access to a GamStop registration link. UK online gamblers can register to become part of the GamStop database on a voluntary basis. Registration is free and gamblers get to determine how long they want to be banned from accessing licensed UK online gambling sites.

While the programme does offer some value, its limited scope leaves plenty of ways for highly determined online gamblers to get around their GamStop exclusion. One of those ways is to simply start using UK online gambling websites that are not licensed by the UKGC and not subscribed to the GamStop scheme.

How easy is it to find unlicensed and unsubscribed online gambling operators? You can find online bookmakers not registered with GamStop by simply using internet portals that feature and report on non-GamStop options.

UK portals for golf fans

While the golf-betting population of golf fans might appear to be small, it’s a population that is larger than you might imagine. Aside from maybe football, rugby, and boxing / MMA, golf is actually a very popular wagering sport among UK online gamblers. Yes, that includes a lot of gamblers that love betting on golf tournaments and their favourite golfers. As a result of this popularity, it’s easy to surmise that about 10% of the golf-betting population might get bitten by the gambling addiction bug.

If a golf fan and bettor has gambling issues and registers with GamStop, there is always a chance they will change their mind about being self-excluded. What they will immediately discover is that licensed UK operators won’t be accepting their wagers until the gambler’s GamStop self-exclusion period expires.

For golf aficionados who do have their change of heart about their online gambling ban, there are a few key resources they can use to find non-GamStop options. Those resources include portals like:

You will note that all of these portals, with the exception of Casino Wise, are very popular sources of information about the world’s golfing community. They cover stories and information related to golf equipment, technologies in golf, professional players, and key golf tournaments being played all over the world. They also cover important social topics like problem gambling among golf fans.

About Casino Wise

In the case of Casino Wise, this is a leading portal that focuses almost exclusively on helping UK online gamblers find the top online gambling destinations. In their work, Casino Wise also works hard to feature online casinos and sportsbooks that are not UKGC licensed and GamStop subscribed.

To be very clear, Casino Wise wants to feature online UK operators that are very responsible, reputable, and fair. They will also identify operators that might not be operating with the best of intentions toward their customers. These are invaluable services that are intended to save gamblers lots of stress and time when trying to find the right destination for their online gambling activities.

That’s not all that Casino Wise offers. They also focus on other options that GamStop gamblers can consider as a way to get around their self-exclusion. Some of the other options being features are:

  • Taking gambling activities to the retail casino and betting shop communities
  • Using offshore online gambling operators that are licensed and regulated in other jurisdictions
  • Providing suggestions about opening accounts under alternate identities (partnering with friends and relatives
  • Using online operators that have been identified as having weak customer verification protocols
  • Identifying crypto-only sportsbooks and casinos that offer anonymity to gamblers who bank with crypto

All of the aforementioned portals are available to golf fans and bettors who fancy themselves to be active online gamblers. All of the information these portals provide has been vetted to ensure that golf fans and golfers can get around GamStop and keep placing the sports wagers.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 11, 2022 22:26
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