Thank you for visiting the BestRatedSlotSites.co.uk website. In order to offer my readers that ‘personal touch’ - I decided to compile a brief overview of who I am and why I built this website.
Charles Baxendale BSc, MSc Mathematics and Computer Science
A keen researcher in the development of methods and theories for mathematics and computer sciences. A super-passionate appreciation and understanding of algorithms and mathematical computation. Consultant to slot and casino software companies and a keen, calculated player in my spare time.
My name is Charles Baxendale and I was born and bred in the sunny city of Manchester. Upon finishing school, I was unable to decide whether I should study Mathematics, or research the fast-changing world of computer science. Fortunately for me, it turned out that the University of St Andrews in Scotland had recently launched a joint-honours degree that covered both subjects! In even greater news, I met my childhood sweetheart during my Mathematics and Computer Science studies. To this day, me and my wife Susan are happily married with two (nearly) grown-up children.
Outside of my professional life, I guess I am what you would call a ‘Science Fiction Buff’. Whether it’s age-old books written by the like of J. B. Priestley and H.G. Wells, or the Star Trek series - I’m a huge fan. Moreover, I have recently begun researching the world of Astrology, which I find absolutely fascinating. As a qualified mathematician with a surplus of two-decades worth of academic experience, it might come as a surprise to learn that I am also a keen slots player. I have spent my entire life taking ‘calculated’ risks, meaning that I consider each and every possible outcome before taking the plunge. This is of the utmost importance in the online slots space - as the entire industry is based on probability.
I currently split my professional life across three main metrics. First and foremost, I am still heavily involved in the mathematics academic community, subsequently travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to give lectures and presentations on my lifelong workings. Moreover, I also write the occasional academic study for peer-reviewed journals that service the mathematical and statistical probability arenas. Outside of my involvement in the academic community, I also provide consultancy services for a number of software developers that operate in the online casino industry. The overarching purpose of my role is to educate developers on how they can best meet their statistical ambitions in the most efficient of manners. In layman terms, this centres on the process of assigning a slot title with its long-term RTP (return to player) percentage. I also commit a lot of my time to the BestRatedSlotSites.co.uk platform. In fact, I will shortly be looking to dedicate my working week exclusively to the website.
Why I built this website
In terms of the underlying motivation of building the website, this mainly centres on my lifelong passion for slots. I first became aware of how slot machine software works in the late 1980s. Back then, the entire industry was dominated by one-arm bandit slots. Fast forward to now and beyond, and we now have thousands of slots titles to choose from, which is great for the industry. With that being said, the online slots space has since become somewhat oversaturated. By this, I mean that there are now hundreds, if not thousands of platforms operating in the space, which makes it ultra-challenging to know which casinos can be trusted. This is why I have personally tested each and every online casino that I have reviewed on my website. With decades of experience in the industry - which includes both the online and offline space, I believe that I have the required knowledge to provide a balanced argument that is free from bias. On top of impartial and in-depth casino reviews, I have also compiled a plethora of other educational resources. This includes guides on how to maximize your long-term viability levels, and tutorials for those of you that are just starting out in the Wild West of online slots!