Did you know that ‘no registration casinos’ and ‘no verification casinos’ are two of the most common casino-related Google searches? We suspect that most people are just looking for a quick and efficient way to play, without having to fill in loads of forms to get started. This page looks into the concept of a no registration casino and whether or not they actually exist in the UK.
What is a No Registration Casino?
We’re not going to patronise you and explain what a no registration casino is – but we will tell you where it came from. The concept is very popular in Scandinavian countries, like Sweden for example. You can join a casino without registering in Sweden due to something called a Bank ID card. A bank ID card allows the casino to verify the players identity, and take their deposit, all at the same time in a click of a button. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Are There Any in the UK?
We’re not going to beat around the bush here – the answer is no. The UK Gambling Commission exists entirely to protect players and regulate the casinos to keep things fair. It’s this governing body that also dictate the verification process required by gaming operators, and playing at a casino without registering is just not possible in the UK. If you happen to stumble across a UK casino that claims to be no registration, run a mile – it’s not legit, and you could be at risk.
What About Casinos Not on GamStop?
We cannot emphasise the importance of GamStop and it’s services to problem gamblers. For those that don’t know, GamStop is a voluntary service whereby players can request to be self excluded from all gambling operators in the UK. Not reversible, the exclusion will last 5 years. This is not only great as it protects gamblers, but it also saves the manual task of having to self exclude from each operator individually.
Any legitimate UK casino regulated by the UK Gambling Commission is legally required to abide to GamStop, and therefore the answer is no – there are no genuine casinos not on GamStop. If you stray away from UK-based sites, you will not be protected in the same way, your details and payment methods could be at serious risk of fraud and it’s really not worth it.
There is nothing more important than what we do here than promoting responsible gambling. The UK is at the forefront of player protection, and although it can seem frustrating at time, we really are lucky to be so regulated in this country.
Whether you’re already on GamStop and need further support, or are at an earlier stage and want some advice on problem gambling, we strongly suggest you contact GamCare on 0808 802 0133 who are available 24/7.