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5 Tips on How To Care For Natural Grey Hair

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In the last few years, grey hair has become one of the most popular trends and one of the most requested hairstyles. It is interesting, as natural grey hair is usually a thing many women try to disguise or get rid of as if it was the first sign to hire a live-in carer. What if it’s time to stop resisting and embrace your new hair?

Turning grey, hair becomes coarse, brittle, prone to breakage and hair loss due to stopping the melanin production. For that reason, natural grey hair requires special attention and a unique approach. The good news is that you can still maintain it healthy and strong when sticking to several necessary habits.

Below, you will find a list of universal tips for an effective hair care routine for grey strands.

Do Not Pull Grey Strands Out

Specialists from Scissor Tech warn that plucking separate grey hair strands may seem harmless initially, but it will not bring any positive results in the long run. First of all, it does not make much sense, as the root of the hair that already lacks the pigment will not be able to produce it again after you pull the grey one out. Secondly, frequent plucking may result in your hair not growing back.

There are also risks of damaging hair follicles or getting infected if you misuse tweezers. With your hair getting thinner and drier, you want to stimulate the hair growth rather than encourage its loss.

So instead of pulling grey hairs out, start massaging your scalp regularly – each time you wash your hair. Gently rub your scalp with your fingers for a few minutes. Such a simple procedure will help activate hair growth and strengthen the roots.

Balance Your Diet

Like any other treatment, your care for grey hair should start from within. Food is the primary source of vitamins and minerals needed to keep your hair healthy, so make sure your diet is nutritious and wholesome.

Your ration must contain foods rich in proteins, B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc, and silica. These elements are useful for the care of grey hair and strands’ structure, especially those that are only beginning to turn grey. They can be found in meat, legumes, green veggies, and fish that contain omega-3-6-9 fatty acids.

Sticking to a healthy hair diet also means giving up fast food and farinaceous food.

Keep Your Hair Moisturised

Natural grey hair tends to be more brittle, dry, and prone to breakage, so ensuring you provide it with enough moisture is vital. First of all, you should switch to hair care products for dry hair. Preferably they should contain plant extracts, oils, vitamins, D-panthenol, and coenzyme Q10. The latter promotes rejuvenation and cell regeneration, strengthening the structure of strands.

Secondly, exclude the factors that take moisture from your hair. Do not walk in the sun (or in winter colds) with your head uncovered, always visit a pool with a bathing cap, and avoid using a blow-dryer or curling iron frequently.

Another crucial factor is to stay hydrated, so make sure you drink plenty of water every day.

Tame Your New Hair Texture

With age, the texture of your hair will change due to the lack of pigment. Thus, if you have fine hair, you may notice it is turning into coarse hair. When such changes occur, you must adjust your hair care routine accordingly.

Hairstylists suggest not only choosing more suitable hair care products but also introduce some completely new ones. For example, soothing creams will help control the frizz, while using natural oils – like avocado or coconut oil – prevents them from dryness and helps in styling stubborn strands.

Find Your Perfect Cut

Even if you decide not to dye your hair, it does not mean there is no need to cut and style it anymore. On the contrary, as the grey hair becomes drier and more brittle, it is essential to trim it regularly to get rid of split ends and give your hairstyle a fresh, lively look.

When choosing the most suitable haircut, you need to consider how many strands have turned white and how they are distributed throughout the hair: evenly or located in one place. Sometimes it is enough to pick a suitable haircut to hide the very first silvery hairs. Consider getting yourself a shorter haircut – it will allow your hair to avoid tangling, splitting, and make them more manageable.

The Bottom Line

Natural grey hair, just like any other type of hair, requires a unique approach. As it generally becomes dry, thin, and prone to damage, it is crucial to find more suitable, gentle alternatives to take care of it.

One of the essential things is to minimize the impact of harmful external factors. Those are environmental factors as well as the products you apply to your hair daily. Equally important is nourishing your hair from the inside, so make sure to enrich and diversify your diet.

Remember that you should always wear your natural grey hair with pride, and sticking to a proper hair care routine will allow you to do it confidently and gracefully.

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The Many Benefits Of Watching Sports

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There is no doubt about it – we are a nation of sports lovers. We grow up fighting on the school yard over who supports the ‘better team’, we try to emulate our favourite players in the local park and some of our most treasured and fond memories revolve around watching sport with our nearest and dearest. Here we take a look at the many benefits of watching sports.

Unity

There is something about sport that brings people together. No matter where you come from, what you believe in or who you support, there is a ready made family of sports lovers for you to enjoy being a part of. When summer comes around and it is time for the World Cup and the Euros, the nation unites and bonds (usually over losses and disappointment) as we line the streets and city squares to join together and enjoy the hope and excitement that our favourite sporting competitions never fail to offer. We wear the badges of our clubs on our chests with pride, and there is also a smile and a nod shared with those dressed in the same colours.

Action

When we spend our time watching the biggest and the best sports stars doing their thing every weekend many of us make a commitment to our own health and fitness. Following the London 2012 Olympic Games, there was a surge in the number of people out and about pounding the pavements and running their way to fitness. Seeing others enjoy exercise and benefit from it is often enough to spur us into action that improves our own lives. When people talk about the legacy of the games, it is not the buildings and the infrastructure that they refer to, but to the improved health of many of us and the increase in the number of adults and children who are taking their fitness into their own hands. Sport, especially football, also calls us to other actions like charity work and fundraising, and there are many people who engage in grassroots football as a result of watching their favourite team play each week.

Winners

As well as watching our favourite teams and sportspeople win and succeed, watching sports also offers us all with big betting opportunities. With this in mind, it is important to make sure you are with the right bookie and if not, finding a new bookmaker is key to your betting success. Watching sport has always been enjoyable and lucrative for those who love to watch and wager, but with the advent of in-play betting and the multitude of apps available out there to support your live betting, it couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable. In-play betting makes watching sport even more enjoyable and exciting than ever. For the nation of sports lovers that we are, in-play betting was always set to become popular and add to the events that we already love.

Escapism

No matter what is happening in the world, and no matter what is happening in your life, watching sport gives everyone a means for escape. None of us ever want to go back to the dark days of the start of the COVID pandemic when we were confined to our houses without even the enjoyment of sport to entertain us. A life without sport is dull and stressful. Watching a match between two teams playing with their hearts on their sleeves and fire in their bellies can become immersive and help us to forget our woes- for ninety minutes, at least.

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7 Top Myths About Infertility

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Whether you are trying to have a baby or waiting in the wings for that someone special to come into your life, infertility is bound to crop up in your mind. Some worry they are infertile, whilst others struggle with infertility for years before any success. This leads to many a google search and lots of unsolicited opinions from peers and people you know. A lot of the time, the information provided is a lot of bunkum. But fear not! Infertility is actually pretty common with 1 in 8 couples in the US suffering from infertility issues. On top of this, the taboo around sex life has gradually dropped in recent years which can lead to a much better conversation around issues – you’ll be strolling into a fertility clinic in London in no time. Despite an increase in chat about infertility, much of the information given and circulated to people is often wrong. We are here to rectify that and clear up 7 top myths about infertility!

1. Relax

People often just say ‘relax’. There’s a couple of issues with this. Firstly, it’s easier said than done. It’s like that thing where people say ‘calm down’ when you are mad as if that is ever going to help the situation – unfortunately, sometimes, it’s just not as easy as that. Secondly, whilst it can be psychologically stressful and draining, infertility is also a physical issue. It is a complex health and medical condition, it can’t just be fixed by doing some yoga or going on holiday. This is something that really grinds the gears of those suffering from infertility. Whilst asking someone to ‘relax’ can be of use, it’s not a method to solve infertility.

2. Try harder

Whilst of course infertility is directly related to what happens in the bed, there are many factors outwith the sheets which contribute to infertility. By asking someone to try harder or work better when doing the deed is unproductive and demoralizing. No one should be made to feel like they aren’t doing themselves and more often than not this affects people who can’t undergo fertility treatment for whatever reason. It’s a disheartening myth to say the least.

3. Not just women

More often than not it’s made out that the fertility issue is the females fault. There’s a plethora of women’s health and pregnancy forums related to it and less focus on males. It’s important to remember that the birds and the bee’s is a two way street and it can just as equally be the man’s issue.

4. Fertility issues will lead to the end of a relationship

For many, conceiving and having a child is the natural progression in their relationship. It is coveted for many relationships. This means when that can’t happen or isn’t happening, it’s tough time for all involved. Infertility can lead to a plethora of negative emotions and feelings. It can be tough to take but many couples see it through to the other side and find alternatives. Infertility is not an end for all relationships. Many move on, whether that be through adoption or acceptance.

5. Already got a child

Many assume that because they have already successfully had a child they are now invincible to infertility. Unfortunately, things don’t work like that. Circumstances change and secondary infertility is a very real issue in itself.

6. Your lifestyle doesn’t make a difference

Perhaps the most important factor in infertility is your general wellbeing. Your health makes the biggest difference in infertility. Obtaining a good level of health from eating well to exercise, refraining from harmful substances to ensuring a positive mentality is key when it comes to fertility.

7. Everyone and body is different, you can’t expect everyone’s journey to be the same

Often people giving advice are using their own experience or telling stories of people they know. People regularly mistake this as helpful but forget that infertility is a personal journey. It’s not a ‘one size fits all model’. Everyone’s body and health is different. Likewise, everyone’s journey through infertility is different. It’s personal and it’s worth remembering that.

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Why Taormina, Sicily, Needs To Be On Your Travel Checklist

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If you have been to Italy, you have probably been to Florence, Rome or Venice. But there is a lot more than the big hits, and it would be a mistake to ignore whatever else the Belpaese has to offer. Just off the toe of Italy’s boot is Sicily, the Mediterranean’s largest island, boasting everything from idyllic beaches and monumental architecture to fine wines, delicious food and a rich, multicultural history.

An absolute must-see on Sicily’s eastern coast is the bijou town of Taormina, the Pearl of the Ionian Sea, with its impressively preserved Greek Amphitheatre dating back to the 3rd century B.C. 

Spectacularly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina is arguably the most glamorous town in Sicily, with winding streets and charming squares lined with art galleries, upmarket boutiques, fine restaurants and beautifully restored mediaeval buildings. 

Founded in the 4th century B.C., this beautiful town carved into the Monte Tauro hillside flourished under the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and has been luring Victorian Brits, royals, writers and intellectuals since the days of the 18th-century Grand Tour. D. H. Lawrence found the atmosphere conducive to creativity and started writing Lady Chatterley’s Lover while living in Taormina. Ernest Hemingway said that this picturesque hilltop town is so pretty “it hurts to look”, and Goethe once called it “a patch of paradise”.

And it’s not hard to see why. 

Top attractions in Taormina

Spectacularly suspended between sea and sky, the posh Sicilian resort town of Taormina is accessible by a short but memorable cable car trip from Mazzarò, or a rather more energetic walk up some 700 steps – perfect if you’ve got a big lunch to work off.

Although in size it would be considered a small town, Taormina offers a huge amount to see and do, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Greek Theatre

Taormina’s best-known attraction is a beautifully preserved, horse-shoe-shaped Greek Amphitheatre perched atop steep cliffs plunging over 800 feet down to the bright cerulean-coloured Ionian Sea, with the magnificent Mount Etna providing a dramatic backdrop. Europe’s highest and most active volcano, Etna erupted in February, sending up high fountains of lava and wowing onlookers. 

The second largest Greek theatre in Sicily after the one in Siracusa, the Teatro Greco is still used today as a venue for theatrical performances, classical operas, film festivals and rock concerts – big names who have played here include Kasabian, Duran Duran, Sting and Bruce Springsteen. How many other 1800-year-old buildings in the world are still in use as they were originally intended?

Corso Umberto

If you fancy giving your credit card a workout, head to Corso Umberto, Taormina’s main cobbled boulevard, lined with luxury boutiques, antiques shops and Michelin-starred restaurants.

Running through the historic centre between Porta Messina to the north-east and Porta Catania to the south-west, Corso Umberto is mostly pedestrianized and ideal for window-shopping and strolling at a languorous ice cream-eating pace, admiring the belle époque palaces and Baroque churches. 

Piazza IX Aprile

Halfway along Corso Umberto is Piazza IX Aprile, a focal point for visitors, with a panoramic terrace overlooking the Bay of Naxos down below, with the smoky crest of Mount Etna towering above the clouds at the edge of the horizon. The town’s main square, Piazza IX Aprile is the perfect place to take truly remarkable photographs, especially at sunset.

Enjoy people-watching while seated at one of the many cafés lining its perimeter, lingering over a Sicilian granita, a dense mixture of sugar, water and thin flakes of ice blended with crushed fresh fruit, usually served with whipped cream on top.

Isola Bella

Reachable on foot via a narrow sandbar from the mainland, Isola Bella (literally Beautiful Island) has become one of Sicily’s most photographed beauty spots. This UNESCO-protected nature reserve set in Taormina’s W-shaped bay is crisscrossed by trails with awe-inspiring views of the deep-blue and cobalt-emerald still waters.

Administered by the WWF, this tiny island was once home to English conservationist Florence Trevelyan, who embellished it by cultivating rare, exotic plants.

Villa Comunale 

Created by the above mentioned eccentric Englishwoman Florence Trevelyan in the late 19th century, the lush garden at Villa Comunale is a splendidly-kept, hillside oasis of tranquillity offering a fascinating mixture of tropical plants, Victorian architectural follies and sweeping views of the Sicilian coastline and the ever-steaming Mount Etna in the distance. It would be hard to beat the views from this pretty and peaceful English-style garden at Villa Comunale on a clear day.

So why not rent a holiday villa in the surrounding area? Renting a self-catering vacation home is a much safer choice than staying in a hotel/resort right now. Luxury holiday rentals in Sicily are in high demand, as their very nature makes them perfect for proper social distancing from other people. 

You can choose from a wide array of spectacular rental properties. One of the island’s leading holiday rental agencies is Select Sicily, with an ever-growing portfolio of deluxe villas in secluded locations. Visit the company’s website to learn more about the magical hilltop town of Taormina and start planning your exclusive villa experience.

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What Safety Signs Do I Need In The Workplace?

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Safety signs are designed to warn people of a hazard they may face if they perform an action or a potentially dangerous situation about to happen. As an employer, you would have to implement suitable precautions to protect your employees and customers who may visit the workplace. One question you should be asking yourself right now is “What safety signs do I need in the workplace?” Here are a few of them.

Regulatory signs 

Regulatory signs offer a quick way to inform your employees and other users of your workplace of the things they can and cannot do to ensure their safety. Prohibition signs are the signs that point out things that you can not do. For example, if you do not want your employees smoking at certain parts of the building, you would need to place a “No Smoking” sign in that area. Mandatory signs, on the other hand, indicate what people should do. For example, if you work in a factory with heavily noisy equipment, you would want to ensure your worker’s safety by providing that they wear the necessary PPEs. A mandatory sign at the entrance and other strategic areas of the factor would get this message across.

Hazard signs 

Hazard signs send a forewarning of something that may cause you minor or major harm. Danger signs fall under this category of safety signs. By putting up danger signs, you forewarn persons of the damage that may occur if they take the inverse action. Another group of signs that falls into this category are warning signs. Whereas danger signs warn you of major harms that could occur, warning signs give caution to relatively smaller injuries that may occur. You must make these signs clear, bold, and visible to all to avoid the injuries you seek to prevent. Contact companies such as The Engraving People to create the safety signs you need to your specifications to ensure that they would be useful. Be sure to place warning and danger signs in areas where there are potential chemical, slip, trip, or fall hazards.

Informative signs

During an emergency, you would want your employees to find various emergency tools and other elements easily. Emergency informative signs would help them find the emergency exit doors, the emergency phone, the first aid kit, etc. You should indicate in white and a clear, bold font and a green background what the sign is providing information for. Fire signs are also informative signs that would help your employees know what to do during a fire. The bright red colour of these signs makes them easy to identify during a fire emergency. They should be understandable and, where necessary, be close to the needed equipment.

By implementing safety signs in the workplace, you can be at ease knowing that your employees are safe. However, you should take routine checks to ensure that these signs are practical and change them if they are faded or in a place that makes them ineffective.

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Which horse racing betting markets are best for newcomers?

When stepping into the world of horse racing betting, you will discover that not every type of bet is the same. Given the long history surrounding betting in this sport, you could be forgiven for being immediately confused if this is the first time you have given it some attention.

If you are new to this sport in terms of betting, or just betting in general, there is a good chance that you will want to start with the races that are going to receive the most media coverage.

For example, races such as the Grand National held every April, and Cheltenham, held in March, are held in high esteem on the racing calendar and are what many racing fans look forward to most.

To get started, it can help to find free Cheltenham festival day 4 tips to get you in the mood and give you an idea of what to start looking for.

The most excitement found for these big races is, of course, based around the winner. Sometimes this can be the favourite, a horse which has been trained for years and is considered one of the best prospects in the sport.

At the same time, things can change just as easily, with a rare 100/1 shot cantering home in first place, and surprising half the punters in the nation, with just a lucky few who fancied the horse or just liked the name. According to some stats, a 100/1 horse tends to win just around 0.3% of the time, which indeed reflects the unlikely odds they are afforded.

Backing the favourite tends to be the easiest and safest bet for a newcomer to start with.

To add a little more complication but still keeping within the realms of beginner-level bets, the concept of each-way betting is a popular way to bet on a horse to win but also to retain some stake if they finish in second or third place. The level of winnings is fractionally reduced the further down the field the horse finishes.

As well as betting on the winner, or as an each-way bet, you can also bet on a horse just to place. How many options are available here in terms of places depends indeed on the size of the field. A simple six-horse race will probably only count the top two as placing, but for a larger field size race such as Cheltenham or the Grand National, you can find it up to six places or even more depending on which bookmaker you use.

With many sports and leisure activities attracting betting opportunities, it is little surprise that horse racing betting is such a popular pastime. To make sure you can get started without encountering too many new terms that are confusing at the first hurdle, starting with the easy bets can let you discover how it all works in a safe way.

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Here’s how to make your small bathroom look luxurious

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Ideally, we’d all have large bathrooms and perhaps even a separate toilet but many of us will find ourselves with bathrooms that happen to be on the smaller side. This shouldn’t mean you can’t make the most of it and have it looking just the way you want. From choosing the right toilet to the tiling and storage, here are a few top tips to help you turn your small bathroom into a space you won’t want to leave. 

Swap a small bath tub for a walk-in shower


If you’ve got a bath tub that’s a bit on the smaller side and double-functions as a shower, you should consider getting rid of it and installing a walk-in shower instead. Walk-in showers have several advantages, including being stylish and modern. They’re also much easier to clean because of the tiling. These types of showers are easier to install and fit most spaces. 

Choose quality tiles


The overall aesthetic of your bathroom will depend on the tiles you choose. If you’re on a budget but still after a luxury feel, the tiles should be the one item you don’t skimp on because they can really make all the difference. However, with so many choices available, how do you choose bathroom tiles that suit your space? Consider the material, the pattern, the colour scheme, and the areas where you’ll be adding them. Generally, smaller tile sizes work better for smaller bathrooms.

Wall-hung toilets


When choosing a new toilet for a small space, size matters. The best model to save space is a wall-hung toilet. Here, the cistern hides behind the wall and provides up to 10 inches of additional space. When installed, wall -hung provides the illusion of a larger bathroom as the toilet is floating above the floor. Before you rush out and buy your dream model, make sure you measure correctly for a replacement toilet.

Luxurious storage cabinets


For that extra bit of luxury in your bathroom, choose a stylish and quality medicine or storage cabinet. Depending on your desired style, you can find them online or in hardware stores. You may even want to go vintage shopping for the right piece of furniture. If you’re pushed for space, consider adding storage above the door and below the toilet.
For more inspiration, take a look at these small bathroom design ideas for maximum style.

Match the metal on the fixtures


This one’s a little bit of a secret, but any room instantly looks classier when the metal on the fixtures, door handles and even the cupboards is the same throughout. Polished chrome or nickel are great choices.

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Sergei Kislov – Yug Rusi Heads for the Production of Plant-Based Protein

The growth of the world population, climate change, and fluctuations of the economic environment are only an incomplete list of factors that increase the demand for plant-based protein. The growing demand for plant-based protein is observed in the food industry. Today, many countries of the world see an intense growth of new industries – the production of plant-based meat and plant-based milk. The compound plant-based protein products are becoming trendier in sports and functional nutrition. In addition, high-protein supplements are extremely popular in the global livestock industry. Yug Rusi Group perceives this global trend as a great promising opportunity for its own development.

“In 2022, Yug Rusi will celebrate 30 years since its foundation. For almost three decades of operations, we have accumulated extensive expertise in both food production and crop growing”, said Sergei Kislov, the founder of Yug Rusi Group and former owner of OAO NZNP. “Today, we have a whole portfolio of projects for the production of compound products from plant-based protein that are at different stages of implementation. We are talking about plant-based meat, plant-based milk, protein for sports and dietary nutrition, and new products for livestock breeding. We are confident in investing in this area because we feel certain that projects in the field of plant-based protein will benefit the environment, society, and the economy of Yug Rusi.”

Yug Rusi expects to commission a number of plant-based protein production facilities as early as in the first half of 2021.

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The top products you need for your home office

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Whether you’ve recently set up a new business or are considering permanently moving your office space to your home, the right products can help boost productivity. It’s true that working from home can be a challenge at first. And although there are plenty of good ways to help you make working from home easier, sometimes all you need is the right equipment. While a good ergonomic office chair and suitable desk are vital for most entrepreneurs to successfully work from the comfort of their homes, here are a few other essential items that shouldn’t be missing from your workspace. 

1. Laptop or desktop


Chances are you conduct much of your business using a computer. Whether you’re selling items online or need a spreadsheet software to keep an overview of your accounting, computers have become invaluable for performing a wide variety of office tasks. Laptops are ideal for moving around while desktops with large screens are particularly suitable for creative designers. You can choose between Apple or Windows computers. While you’re at it, grab a good laptop stand to avoid eye and back strain. 

2. Keyboard and mouse


Even though a laptop comes with a keyboard and mouse pad included, sometimes these can become uncomfortable when working for extended hours of times. A comfortable keyboard and a wireless mouse that fits well into your hand can make working a breeze.

3. Printer


A printer isn’t essential for some business owners, but it could be vital for others. Shopping for a reliable printer could save you lots of time and money in the long run. No more trips to the printer shop. If you tend to print in colour often, it’s worth shopping for the toner and printer cartridges in bulk. Check out TonerPartner for some good offers on cartridges. 

4. Wi-Fi


Sometimes Wi-Fi gets overlooked but establishing a speedy connection makes working online that much easier. Whether you’re sharing files with a team or regularly back-up to the cloud, high performance Wi-Fi you will boost your productivity. Consider getting a Wi-Fi extension if you find that the existing one doesn’t reach far enough. 

5. Notepad and pen


The world has gone digital, but a notepad and pen are still invaluable when you need to scribble down ideas or phone numbers fast. Test your pen to ensure that it works. That way you’ll have it right by your side when you need it the most. 

6. Mouse and keyboard wrist pads


Strains in hands, wrists, and arms are a common problem among office workers. To avoid injuries and long-term issues such as carpel tunnel syndrome, a mouse or keyboard wrist rest can be beneficial.

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Non-GamStop Casinos – Life and Death Stakes?

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In recent years, non-GamStop casinos have started to become more and more popular. As heavier restrictions come into place in the UK by the likes of the Gambling Commission and GamStop, people are looking for alternative ways to play their favorite casino games without having to deal with any limitations.

Non-GamStop casinos are often a destination for high rollers who are not going to be restricted by low deposit limits and betting sizes. There will also often be juicer promotions and a wider range of payment options. On the other hand, there are also some darker aspects to consider, such as gambling addiction. This article will look at the good and bad aspects of non-GamStop casinos.

Non-GamStop Casinos – No Limit Play for High Rollers?

GamStop is a free self-exclusion service in the UK that allows you to quickly self-exclude from all of the participating casinos. This means that if you are having a problem with your gambling, you can prevent yourself from using these casino sites. All online casinos that are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission need to be a part of GamStop.

Non-GamStop casinos exist as they bypass the restrictions in place on GamStop casinos, such as tight limits on transactions and betting. This is why high rollers often seek non-GamStop casinos. However, the downside is that those people who are struggling with a gambling addiction can find workarounds to their GamStop self-exclusion.

Game Selection

In terms of game selection, there may be a lot of games on offer, but some of the bigger developers do not work with non-GamStop casinos. Therefore, there will be many popular titles not available. There will also be very few progressive jackpot games on offer.

Security

Some non-GamStop casinos will be licensed elsewhere. This could be in Europe through the Malta Gaming Authority or by the authorities in Curacao. Then there will be some platforms that are not licensed at all.

It is pretty easy to get licensed in Curacao and there is not as strict oversight as with other gambling regulators, so this needs to be taken into consideration when you are assessing the merits of a platform.

While most of the legit non-GamStop casinos will have proper encryption technology in place to protect sensitive data, there will be less player protection available than UK platforms. Do your research to make sure you are using a safe casino.

Is non licensed casino play really legal?

It is legal for people in the UK to play at non-GamStop casinos and there is no issue with these platforms operating. However, they cannot legally promote their offerings to UK residents.

The Dark Side of Non-GamStop Gambling – Addiction

Gambling addiction is a big issue. People can lose control of themselves and lose a lot of money. If they do not seek help or they slip up, they can spiral out of control. If they are self-excluded from UK sites through GamStop, they can still use non-GamStop casinos.

This is obviously an issue and these people will need to seek further help to deal with their problems. Most of the non-GamStop casinos will have their own self-exclusion programs in place and different account restrictions you can use, such as loss limits and cool-off periods.

Pros and Cons Casinos not on GamStop

Pros

  • High deposit and betting limits
  • Lucrative promotions
  • Large game libraries
  • Many payment options

Cons

  • Problem gamblers can avoid GamStop self-exclusion
  • Some big developers don’t supply games

Try or Avoid Non-GamStop Casinos?

This question is something you need to answer for yourself. For anyone struggling with gambling addiction, they should definitely avoid non-GamStop casinos and seek help. However, if you are a high roller or someone who doesn’t want to be constrained by strict deposit and betting limits, non-GamStop casinos can be a great choice.

There are often very lucrative signup bonuses on offer, as well as certain payment methods that are not available at GamStop casinos, such as credit card deposits.

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