Best and Worst of 2007

Casinomeister

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Yep, it's that time of year again when Vortran and I put our thinking caps on and determine the categories (and recipients) of the best and worst of the year.

For those of you who are newbies to the site, this is what I'm talking about:
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2006.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2005.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2004.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2003.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2002.php
Old URL
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst.php

Besides the traditional categories, I'm looking for any new ones you'd like to see.

And of course if you have any suggestions for recipients, I'm all ears.
 
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SlotsWizard

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Here are my nominees for the categories I feel qualified to make a nomination in:

Best Casino of 2007 - 3Dice. I realize they're young, but they have really come to the rescue of us US players who have been hungry for fast payouts.
Worst Casino of 2007 - Atlantic Lounge
Worst Casino Group - Virtual Group
Best New Casino of 2007 - 3Dice
Worst Player Experience - See this thread
Best Software Supplier Award - Microgaming
Worst Software Supplier Award - Absolute Poker
Head in the Sand Award - Absolute Poker
Fall From Grace Award 2007 - Absolute Poker
Stupidest Named Casino - BeTheDealer
Biggest Disappointment of 2007 - The fact that the UIGEA has not been overturned
The Most Annoying Forum Member - Communic8
The Stupidest Casino Trick - Virtual Group's 9/11 promotion
The Best Warning Robot - Hmmmmmm, gee, I don't know... maybe, Vortran?
The Evil Player Award - Cipher

I also nominate a new category for "Worst Affiliate", and I think this year's award belongs to ActorEddie.
 

jas2587

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Why hobbithumper
he posted 1 long post
an no result's never reposted
no casino even responded


Cindy
 

Casinomeister

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Why hobbithumper
he posted 1 long post
an no result's never reposted
no casino even responded


Cindy
Hi Cindy,

I don't think the bingo site was asked to respond.

Good read though - and I'm sure it will win some coveted award :D
 

satchmo

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Maybe a best casino slot award? (My choice is Jolly Roger or Hole in One)
Or best graphics award? (my choice is Jolly Roger, or Hole in one)
Best new developer?
Best European players casino, Best Us players casino.
Best customer service.
Most complained casino, based on the numbers of PAB.
Best Marketing?
I have more somwhere in my brainie, but it just wont come out.


I guess i win the award for the most useless thread started by a Casinmeister member tough. Dang i deserve an award for my Johhny thread, not for me, but for the sake of Johnny, if he dosent win he will cry, i just know it, and then i will have to tell you a bout his whining, and then you get sad becouse he didnt win, and since you cant give him an award in retrospective, he has to wait until next year. And when itell him that he will becomme more sad, and then i have to tell you again, how sad he is. Dang life is hard.

Or maybe me and BingoT are runners up for the most ussfull members who cheers us up.




Satchmo the man the myth the man who has changed his profile once again.
 

babs7262

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1) agree with SW....3dice for best customer service..but the problem is that they missed 1/2 the year. Would that matter? If it doesnt matter, they should win

2) Longest payout wait for 2007....IMHO .....Bodog, there have been more bitches about how long they took this year than any other one (IMHO)

3} declining softwareRTG.......Through the year, there have been many many people in here complaining about throwing money away at this software ie..CW,Inetbet since moving to costa rica, again IMHO

4.most troubling funding.....Netteller...remember when everyone in the US had their funds frozen and some were not even paid their own money

5. Best New Casino....3 dice ..fast payout, good CSR, fair software, listens to the player and makes changes from requests...again IMHO
 

pokeraddict

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Most annoying poster: ThodorisK

Of course AP deserves to win a bunch of "worst" awards.

For best poker room etc. Poker Stars should certainly be considered. VIP program for all in place of rakeback, A+ support and cashout speed and they stuck out the UIGEA when so many bailed making them by far the biggest poker room.
 

GGW Laurie

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Maybe a best casino slot award? (My choice is Jolly Roger or Hole in One)
Or best graphics award? (my choice is Jolly Roger, or Hole in one)
Best new developer?
Best European players casino, Best Us players casino.
Best customer service.
Most complained casino, based on the numbers of PAB.
Best Marketing?
I have more somwhere in my brainie, but it just wont come out.


I guess i win the award for the most useless thread started by a Casinmeister member tough. Dang i deserve an award for my Johhny thread, not for me, but for the sake of Johnny, if he dosent win he will cry, i just know it, and then i will have to tell you a bout his whining, and then you get sad becouse he didnt win, and since you cant give him an award in retrospective, he has to wait until next year. And when itell him that he will becomme more sad, and then i have to tell you again, how sad he is. Dang life is hard.

Or maybe me and BingoT are runners up for the most ussfull members who cheers us up.




Satchmo the man the myth the man who has changed his profile once again.
.............................hey satch, i love lil johnny, who pms you when you dont post them? ME..............................laurie
 

Casinomeister

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Let's not derail the thread folks.
 

heatherad

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Canada
Best Casino Award- Club World
Worse Casino- Simon Says
Best Customer Support- Club World
Worse Customer Support- InetBet. No live support, answers to emails is almost non-existent.
Best Named Casino- Club World
Worse Named Casino- HippoJo
Stupidest Named Casino- Simon Says
Worse Casino Group- Virtual Group
Most Annoying Poster- Think I'll stay quiet on that one

Theres my 2 cents worth :)
 

jetset

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Most annoying poster: ThodorisK

Of course AP deserves to win a bunch of "worst" awards.

For best poker room etc. Poker Stars should certainly be considered. VIP program for all in place of rakeback, A+ support and cashout speed and they stuck out the UIGEA when so many bailed making them by far the biggest poker room.

I second that PokerStars nomination, although Full Tilt seem to be doing a sterling job too - except for that suggestion that cheating may have happened there as well. And PS has good tourneys, too - both online and land.

Absolute Poker for sure needs to be 'recognised' with a brickbat award.

Most enigmatic character this year - possibly AJ Green in the Absolute Poker scandal?

RTG - fastest declining, wasting some good games through bad player communication and (mostly) bum licensees.

Most criticised online gambling jurisdiction?

I like Satchmo's idea of most complaints based on PABs - that could provide a little incentive for companies to respond timeously to player problems before they go to PAB.

Hippo Jo - definitely due plenty stick after the shocking way the management has treated owed players in recent months - and bad, unprofessional lack of a plan or communications generally on the failure of the casino.

Biggest hypocrite - maybe Congressman Goodlatte? Plenty of other possibilities though! Consider the Scandinavian governments, for example, or the US horse racing business.

Biggest online progressive jackpot win? Millionaire's Club?

US online gambling politician of the year - Barney Frank?

Most confused enforcement agency? DoJ, with perhaps the French as runners up?

Most entertaining patents case....for sure Bodog.

Longest awaiting trial CEO - David Carruthers with Gary Kaplan as runner-up.

Saddest departure - perhaps Global-Player?

Most prolific games releaser - Microgaming?

Best online gambling loyalty reward - a Porsche (at Pokerstars)

European gambling hero - Charlie McCreevy, EC Commissioner on compliance and a fearless pursuer of state monopolies.

Biggest (and likely most expensive) strategic stuff-up - the USA handling of the WTO online gambling crisis.

Most entertaining or best slot theme?

Most ridiculous sting operation - Louisiana's 70 cent pursuit of Betcha.com at the behest of the Washington state gambling authorities?

Maybe a sub-division of the above - most ridiculous legal penalty - C Class Felony for gambling on the Internet - Washington State.

Most interesting legal challenge to UIGEA - iMEGA?
 

gerilege

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Slotster!

I predict a riot.
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Location, Location!
Best Overall Casino 2007 - 32RED... Faultless; again.
Best Software Provider - Wagerworks... Great slots, and getting better! Plus no download!
Best Withdrawal Service - Getminted/BlueSquare tied... ALWAYS in your bank one day later or Neteller INSTANTLY. Awesome.
So Much Potential, so Badly Executed - Any/All Rival... Great ideas, shame about the management.
Slot of The Year - Cleopatra. Wagerworks prove yet again that straight from Vegas simplicity always wins...
Forum Poster Of The Year - Jetset... Balanced, informative and always interesting.
Best Casino Promotion - Getminted's "progressive giveaway"
Must try harder software - Microgaming... clone after clone, with themes getting less and less imaginative and more and more contrived...
Best Regular Bonus (Available to all players) - Intercasino's 50/$1000 monthly match for life. Simple to credit, simple to understand.

More later...
 

Mousey

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I need to give this some more thought, but I think Rival casinos needs some sort of honorable mention.

I also would like some sort of raspberry for the way inChili (stupid, stupid name) and what's the other one? screwed players (and affiliates) over and really screwed up some great software. I loved their slots. Someone post with the name of the software please? I'm having a blonde moment. :rolleyes: (And BTW, inChili continues to send out sporadic promo emails. :eek2: )
 

uungy

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NOt sure where to put them, but surely Roccoscasino should come under one of those screw up ones too, they really kept alot of us laughing! Still waiting for the ombudsmans response for the money I deposited! (or maybe the screw up award should be given to Virgin :p )
 

swampwitch

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Iowa, dammit.
Poster of the Year...Pina
Whiniest Casino Employee...VirtualDanny
Country and Casino That Folded Under The Bush Boot/The whole freakin' CONTINENT went chicken shit........Australia and Lasseters
Hall of Fame...iNetBet
 

aka23

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My list is:

Best Casino of 2007 - Based on forum posts 3Dice, I'd choose Ladbrokes
Worst Casino of 2007 - Action Online maybe
Worst Casino Group - Virtual Group
Best New Casino of 2007 - 3Dice
Best Software Supplier Award - Microgaming
Worst Software Supplier Award - Futurebet
Head in the Sand Award - Absolute Poker
Stupidest Named (new) Casino - Simon Says
Biggest Disappointment of 2007 - UIGEA
The Most Annoying Forum Member - ThedorisK
The Stupidest Casino Trick - Prime Casino removing players' winnings from their Neteller accounts
The Best Warning Robot - Vortran
The Evil Player Award - Cipher
 
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