Stephen Addington (PhD, MSc, BSc)

DOB: 10/5/1965
Thank you for taking the time to visit my author profile. I’m Stephen Addington - the founder and chief writer here at One of the main motivations behind the foundation of my website was that I wanted to create a central hub for slot fans of all shapes and sizes. As such, if there is anything that you feel needs adding or critiquing - and it’s related to the weird and wonderful world of online slots, please feel free to get in touch!

About Me

I was born and bred in a small New Jersey community called White Meadow Lake. If you've never been, I would recommend visiting as it really is a beautiful place to reside. In fact, while I and my family have previously lived, studied, and worked in other countries such as the UK, Germany, and Canada, we knew that one day we would always return to White Meadow Lake, which is where I am typing this bio! While we are on the subject of education, although I had originally planned to undertake a course in History, I eventually decided to opt for a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. After all, it was something that I had always excelled at during both primary and secondary school. After obtaining the required grades at college, I was fortunate enough to gain entry to the London School of Economics, subsequently graduating three years later with a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematics. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the UK and make frequent trips back whenever the opportunity arises.


As a passionate mathematician, it will probably come as no surprise to learn that I enjoy engaging with cryptic crosswords and puzzles. Although I made the conscious decision of choosing mathematics over history as per my university studies, I still have a strong interest in all-things history. Notably, I am currently undergoing a lot of independent research on Ancient Egypt. Finally, during less hectic periods of the week, I enjoy spending a bit of downtime playing online slots. As a lifelong student of mathematics, I typically focus on slots that allow my to maximize long-term viability. This means choosing games that come with an above-average RTP (return to player) percentage, alongside below-average volatility levels.

Professional Life

Although I have spent the vast majority of my working life teaching applied mathematics at various US, UK, and Germany-based academic institutions, I am now employed on an Associate Lecturer basis. This means that I now teach just one model per year to MSc students. In doing so, the reduced hours have allowed me to follow other opportunities. Notably, I now offer consultancy services to various slot machine developers - some of which operate in both the offline (land-based casinos and sports betting companies) and online segments of the industry. The reason that I am often approached by software providers is because of my decade-long exposure to statistical probability. More specifically, I have extensive knowledge in areas covering combinations, configurations, probabilities and games of chance - something which is much sought after by the slot machine community.

Why I built this website

With thousands of online casinos now in full-swing, I felt that players were suffering the effects of oversaturation. This is not just pertinent to the number of operators now in existence. On the contrary, this is also true for the number of slot titles in circulation. The days of simple 3-reel slot games are slowly but surely coming to an end, meaning that players must have a firm understanding of how modern-day slot games work. With that being said, I decided to build the platform. Whether you are a seasoned slot player or a complete novice, I believe that the material published on my website will act as great value in your search for long-term value. This starts from the very offset in terms of choosing a trusted online casino site that operates in a true and fair manner. I will also guide you through the process of choosing the right slot games, and how you can maximize your chance of turning a welcome bonus into real-world, withdrawal money. Ultimately, I want the hub to become the go-to place for everything related to online slots.