Welcome to UK-21's
Degenerate Gamblers Pages.
If this is your first visit to the UK-21.org site then welcome. If you're one of the relatively few people who have visited in the past, then welcome back. It's been a while since I've updated this page, largely due to the fact that maintaining and adding to these web pages has been pushed down my list of priorities in recent months, and I've spent my free time concentrating on other things.
What you'll find here is a collection of reviews of various gambling books, movies and TV programmes, all of which I've written up myself since I started on this particular undertaking in November of 2014. I endeavour to add to them on an ongoing basis, although it does tend to be "as and when" and subject to all of the other competing demands on my free time. What I would say is that if you're intending on acquiring any of the titles I've reviewed, do seek alternative opinions (at Amazon or Goodreads) to get a sense of balance. My views may not be shared by others. In addition to the book reviews there are also a few other bits and pieces, all of which can be accessed via the main menu that appears at the bottom of each page.
I created this site some while back now, in November 2012, and since then it's had two fairly sweeping revisions. I dropped the blog, largely as it just wasn't receiving a sufficient readership to justify adding to it on a regular basis. At present the site comprises mainly the book reviews. Over the last two seasons (17/18 and 18/19) I've focussed some of my spare time on enhancing the football betting tool I created around seven years ago, and have used this to place bets on football matches from the English and Scottish leagues, and for the latter half of 18/19, in 11 other European leagues. The returns haven't been great (I've acheived a small margin less than breaking even both seasons, around 1% deficit) but it has been an interesting exercise in endeavouring to identify those matches that have the potential to return more than bet out. I'll be making this tool available, free of any charges, once the 19/20 seasons fixtures are published - it runs on standard Windows and simply requires a copy of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. If betting on the footie is your thing then do check back regularly from the end of July and grab a copy - it might just save you a load of time with your football betting endeavours.
I think that's it for now. Please read through the Terms & Privacy page before moving on. I trust what you find here will be useful.