Fall from Grace Award 2020

Fall from Grace Award

“Spiraling downward from the graces of Casinomeister’s Accredited and Vetted Casinos”

These awards are bestowed unto casinos that were once an integral part of Casinomeister, but for one reason or another fell from grace and lost their accredited status.

This year’s fall from grace is handed over to two casinos, Casumo and Grosvenor.

Grosvenor is just a massive Ronald McDonald firm of the online casino world which could not give two flying frickety flacks about our player community at Casinomeister. They came on to Casinomeister as a properly vetted and Accredited casino and we were happy to have them on board, alas I was stupid enough to believe that they actually cared about being associated with the largest gambling community online, and with the brand Casinomeister®. Ours is one of the few websites that has standards tougher than most licensing jurisdictions when it comes to listing online casinos. And we were the first website that drew people’s attention to player assurances, safety, trust, and responsible gambling. This going back to 1999 – 2000.

Anyway, I digress – the casino representatives from Grosvener came and went, and they were basically asleep at the wheel. And as time went by, it was apparent that we were just not on their radar of giving a flipping wazoo. So off from Accredited Casino section they went, and into the Grey Zone category of our casino listings. Sure they may be a safe place to play at, but they don’t care about you – the player.

Casumo is another example of not being able to find two f%^&s to care about what their status is on this site. They were unable to take any heat in our forum from aggrieved members who were getting serious runarounds about their draconian and badly managed Source of Wealth requirements. Instead of addressing our members’ issues, they felt that the silent treatment was the way to go. I considered this to be a bit of an affront since I was with them in the beginning. I met with one of their founders in October 2012 in Barcelona, where I praised his work and his unique concept, and gave him advice on how to improve on what he was doing. Years later – that has no meaning with their new young staff. If things get uncomfortable for newbie managers, they will bail from Casinomeister. So it’s ta ta to them.

It’s truly sad to see how thankless these folks are – especially how in the early days, it was sites like Casinomeister that got them off the ground.

Fall From Grace Historical Awards

Here are our historical awards which were started in 2005. You can see that there are some gap years – years where no one was bailing from the coveted Accredited and Vetted – Highly Recommended Casino listing. In the early days, it was mostly folks breaking our code of conduct for accredited casinos to which they found their status here downgraded. As the years wore on, reason for their “fall” was mostly for episodes of lackadaisical attitudes and virtual “asleep behind the wheel” or “I don’t give a flying rat’s wahooie”. This is what happens when casino brands are run by marketing teams who only want one thing: conversions. That’s the opposite of what we want here at Casinomeister – we want casinos to care and to abide by our standards of a Casinomeister Accredited Casino.

Fall From Grace Award 2019 – Redbet/Mr.Green
Fall From Grace Award 2018 – Fortune Lounge
Fall From Grace Award 2017 – Affiliate Edge/Vegas Partner Lounge/City Views/Bellerock/Buffalo Partners/Coral
Fall From Grace Award 2016 – Bet365(reinstated)/Betway/Betting Partners(reinstated)
Fall From Grace Award 2015 – Skybet and AffiliateHub – quitters
Fall From Grace Award 2014 – Wagershare casinos/Ladbrokes
Fall From Grace Award 2011 – GoWild Casino
Fall From Grace Award 2010 – Rushmore, Bwin, Betfair
Fall From Grace Award 2006 – Minivegas, Mansion, City Club Casino
Fall From Grace Award 2005 – Fortune Lounge (first award)
Fall From Grace Award 2005 Runner Up – Captain Cooks Casino