Forum Highlights of 2015

Casinomeister’s Forum is one of the most insightful, innovative, helpful and entertaining forums in the online gaming industry – and probably as much on the entire planet.

Why? It is because of its diverse and dedicated members – that is a glaring fact. And I am grateful and duty-bound to thank everyone who makes it their go-to place of information, research, and merriment. If it weren’t for the power of a community, I would be out there just talking to myself. Which isn’t as bad as you might think since I crack up at my own jokes.

So here’s a cyber “cheers” to our membership. Special Kudos for those members who care about this forum as much as I do. Everyone can tell who you are, and your presence is truly appreciated. And doubly special kudos for the moderators who assist me in the day-to-day meanderings. Thanks to all!

Forum Highlights of 2015

In Casinomeister’s 17 year history, 2015 did not disappoint. We had our share of spam attacks, bootifications, wondrous intelligent allocutions, dramatic meltdowns, bitches and moans, legitimate complaints, jovial jocularities, intriguing insights and a mélange of other topics.

Here are just a sprinkling of some of 2015’s highlights:

Meister Minions
This is probably one of the best new features of Casinomeister: Meister Minions. We have about 100 members who have joined, and these are members who gather data for us to use on the Accredited Casino pages like Mr. Green’s Review page. Simmo created the script, and NeilW and Conker manage it.

Dunover’s Casinomeister Slots Competition!
How awesome is it that Dunover comes up with his own contests? Totally! And it raised money for charity to boot! A big thumbs up for everyone who participated in that thread!

Mega Moolah Jackpot at LeoVegas is up to £13 Million!
But Jamie thought it was only at LeoVegas – kind of funny. 🙂 Kudos for Jamie for taking a good ribbing.

Videoslots presents Battle of Slots!
Here we have VideoSlots announcing its unrivaled Battle of Slots. Pretty awesome.

Virtual and Aces Revenue in the Reservation
After years of being in the Rogue Pit, the Virtual and Aces Revenue groups finally get listed in the “Reservation”. They have now been there for a year, and most everything seems to be going ok.

The following thread should have received a Schadenfreude award: More Indictments for the Affactive Bunch

C2O – Casinomeister’s 2nd Opinion – Official Thread is probably one of the most useful widgets for any online gambler. And it’s a wonder why not more people use this. Using this widget in your browser you will know whether or not a casino is rogue, in the Reservation, or Accredited, or whatever status it is at Casinomeister.

The slow death of the online casino bonus Here is a frank discussion on why the standard online casino bonus should be put out of its misery. It’s bad for players; it’s bad for the industry.

Do you play with Signup Bonuses? (2015) Here is a poll initiated by Simmo! that shows 22% of our members take no bonuses – but 36% do regularly (369 votes).

What slot features do you hate?
Here is one for slot developers to read.

Complaints – Bonus Issues
This year they really piled up – some casinos went as far as implementing draconian terms like “cannot cash out more than six times your initial deposit” on SUBs, and other problematic promotional problems.

And of course there were the Non-Bonus Complaints like Gala – the rogue that never was which caused Gala Casino to be removed from the Accredited Section, briefly rogued, and then placed in the Grey Zone.

Everymatrix had it’s share of complaints with its inept handling players who had self excluded.

Or the guy who won $85,000 (or so he claimed) at Winward casino, and then played it back while waiting for our forum members to assist him in getting paid: Life changing win at Winward Casino!. He had two forum accounts, so who knows what he was up to.

Anyone remember casinos using stolen games? NetEnt and/or Novomatic
Here is a running list of what seems to be a common occurrence with a number of casinos coming out of Eastern Europe or the former Soviet block.

Warning about spin
Pretty much a damn good reason why one should never take a bonus – especially from this lot.

The Webmaster’s Corner had its share of issues – to include rogue affiliate programs, stupid affiliate programs, and content thieves.

And then there is always the Meister’s Attic. Everything from jokes and Computers and Internet geekland topolitical rants.

And who can forget Screenshots-O-Rama – one of the most popular hangouts for our online gambling enthusiasts.

If you are not a member, why not? You are missing out on a lot of interaction with some very cool people – and a few lunatics as well. You can register here.

I am grateful for such a fantastic community. Thank you everyone.

Forum Highlights Historical Awards

Forum Highlights of 2014 – Both a crazyman’s and a gambler’s dream
Forum Highlights of 2013 – It was a wild year
Forum Highlights of 2012 – A whole bunch of stuff
Forum Highlight of 2011 – De-roguing Grand Privé, Questions on RTP, Casinos and Responsive Gambling
Forum Highlight of 2010 – A Poll that Made a Difference
Forum Highlight of 2009 – Software Provider Intervenes with Rogue Casino
Forum Highlight of 2008 – Cynthial and Swede gettin’ hitched