Hello there! My name is Gordon Bennett, and I am from Lincoln. I mainly deal with sports betting topics here at nongamstopbetsites.com.
My first contact with sports was at a young age. My father, an avid Lincoln City F.C. fan, used to take me to the pitch regularly in weekend home matches. The whole atmosphere & vibe with the rest of the ‘Imps’ was amazing, and it's still one of my most cherished childhood memories.
Growing up, I kept up with sports both as a player (amateur, of course) & a fan. And while I much enjoy playing football with the lads, as a viewer, I prefer tennis. But in general, I try to keep up with as many disciplines as possible since each one of them has something different to offer.
Gambling came a bit later in my life once I had achieved financial independence and could spare a few extra pounds every week. But once I started, I never stopped wagering on all kinds of bookies. The extra enjoyment & passion you get from it can not be replicated.
To be sincere with you, I never expected to be writing about sportsbooks & betting. But here we are! I try to be as meticulous as I can be in my research to support nongamstopbetsites.com becoming the pillar for UK players seeking independent bookmakers.
I hope you enjoy our content and that the information provided helps you most fruitfully!
Education and Professional Career
After finishing high school, I enrolled in Lincoln’s University Chemistry & Physics Department for a BSc in Physics. I always enjoyed math and physics in school, so I thought that this was the correct first step since I had not figured out an exact career path.
I managed to finish the program in the expected time frame, but by then, I was not interested in continuing with a Master's. To be honest with you, I didn’t fancy academia that much.
And perhaps due to the fact that I had lived in my hometown for so many years, I had a growing wanderlust feeling inside me. Long story short, I moved to Malta as a customer support agent for a large iGaming company.
To some of you, it might seem like a bold move but trust me, that island is full of expats with the same thought process as me, heh.
Unexpectedly, the gambling industry grew on me. I worked in the wider business for several brands in different roles like CRM and Product, so you could say that I am pretty opinionated on the whole bookmakers' subject.
Why Did I Choose to Work in Gambling?
In short, I started in the industry by pure chance, it was not a planned career move. But I stayed because most companies are generally more open-minded in their processes & procedures compared to traditional industries.
This innovative and disruptive environment inspires me to apply myself in the best way possible and be productive. And also, I thought, since sports betting is my favourite hobby, why not upgrade it to a full-time job? So far, this choice seems to be working out perfectly.
At the moment, I play a key role in the nongamstopbetsites.com team. We are a small team, completely different from the large workgroups I was used to. But we get along well and have a common goal. I am also able to do things my way without compromises, and this is something I will not change for anything.
Areas of Expertise
Having been on both sides, I know very well what both players and bookies want. And as a UK resident myself, I fully understand the hardships that locals face due to the UKGC’s iron-fist regulatory directions.
With my industry knowledge and betting experience, I can separate reliable brands from scammy ones and detect the pros & cons of each bookie. I am sure that reading my articles will be a net benefit for our readers.