CM Announcement Bryan Bailey says goodbye...

The people I met through CM have influenced and changed my life in a positive way while providing knowledge and education around the industry. Who'd have thought that by simply joining a forum I would end up working for some of them and then myself in the industry!
Yep - me too! :thumbsup:

As Bryan knows, in (semi) retirement you find you have less time than ever to do stuff. I haven't done any "work" for 2 months, and yet it has taken me 3 days just to find time to respond to this news! Even now, I only have time to write a few words...

Casinomeister changed my life - literally.
When I joined 20 years ago in 2004 I was just another degenerate gambler, working the bonuses to make a few extra quid (which I did pretty successfully for 9 years).
But the things I learned here and the people I met led to me making my first website back in 2006 - a very basic affair, just made from Microsoft Word documents uploaded to the web. But partly thanks to being able to promote it on this forum, that crappy site soon started bringing in a few $ here and there.
After just 2 years I was earning enough to give up my boring office job and become a full-time affiliate.
There were good times, and bad times. As Bryan alluded to, greedy unscrupulous operators, thieves liars and cheats can all go to hell!
But the good guys have never let me down and enabled me to have a comfortable and happy life that I am eternally grateful for.

I too am basically already "retired". Not 100% through choice, but the way our industry has changed so dramatically over the last 5-10 years, with the greedy "big-boys" taking all the traffic and treading all over the little people. Oh well - I've had a GREAT run :cool:

So finally, my heartfelt thanks...
@Webzcas - I can never thank you enough for inviting me to that first ICE and CM meeting which really opened my eyes to what the industry had to offer and basically kicked things off for me. It was you who first introduced me to these next 2 fellas...
@Simmo! - One of the nicest guys I have ever met and a total inspiration to push on with my fledgling project and turn it into an informative and profitable site.
Last, but definitely not least:
@Casinomeister - for running this fantastic forum and always supporting ALL players and affiliates alike. Oh, and for the free beer at the CM meetings :D
Cheers for everything you guys! :cheers:

Mark AKA KK
(I'm not leaving either... just slowly fading away)
 
Yep - me too! :thumbsup:

As Bryan knows, in (semi) retirement you find you have less time than ever to do stuff. I haven't done any "work" for 2 months, and yet it has taken me 3 days just to find time to respond to this news! Even now, I only have time to write a few words...

Casinomeister changed my life - literally.
When I joined 20 years ago in 2004 I was just another degenerate gambler, working the bonuses to make a few extra quid (which I did pretty successfully for 9 years).
But the things I learned here and the people I met led to me making my first website back in 2006 - a very basic affair, just made from Microsoft Word documents uploaded to the web. But partly thanks to being able to promote it on this forum, that crappy site soon started bringing in a few $ here and there.
After just 2 years I was earning enough to give up my boring office job and become a full-time affiliate.
There were good times, and bad times. As Bryan alluded to, greedy unscrupulous operators, thieves liars and cheats can all go to hell!
But the good guys have never let me down and enabled me to have a comfortable and happy life that I am eternally grateful for.

I too am basically already "retired". Not 100% through choice, but the way our industry has changed so dramatically over the last 5-10 years, with the greedy "big-boys" taking all the traffic and treading all over the little people. Oh well - I've had a GREAT run :cool:

So finally, my heartfelt thanks...
@Webzcas - I can never thank you enough for inviting me to that first ICE and CM meeting which really opened my eyes to what the industry had to offer and basically kicked things off for me. It was you who first introduced me to these next 2 fellas...
@Simmo! - One of the nicest guys I have ever met and a total inspiration to push on with my fledgling project and turn it into an informative and profitable site.
Last, but definitely not least:
@Casinomeister - for running this fantastic forum and always supporting ALL players and affiliates alike. Oh, and for the free beer at the CM meetings :D
Cheers for everything you guys! :cheers:

Mark AKA KK
(I'm not leaving either... just slowly fading away)
I could pretty much have wrote most of that myself, nearly a mirror of my own experience here. Nodded all the way through that, well said!
 
The impetus for Casinomeister was to list casinos that people could trust, and to list those that were the baddies.
It has been one hell of a ride!
Feels like the end of an era. Bar Casinocity it's hard to think of a site that goes back to the "good old days" that hasn't been bought out by one of the iGaming giants.
Bryan Bailey.

Unbeaten. They had to pay him to leave the battlefield.

Well played old boy.
 
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I never thought about you retiring, Bryan. You have always been here. Is Casinomeisters even Casinomeisters without you? It will never be the same. I wish for you a great retirement. Enjoy your favorite "after hours" activities! Views from you widow. Having a pint or two! (Even if it's not 5 o'clock!)
You've had a hell of a ride and thank you for bringing us along with you!
 
Congratulations on the retirement mate. This is by far the best forum on the Internet for all players, period. Thank you for your idea, the patience to put those ideas into motion and for the years I've followed and commented. There are some seriously clever people active here and I used this site initially to find reputable casinos, you've done the works of casino gods and I'll raise a glass to your retirement and enjoy the spoils. I hope that this site continues in the way you intended in the beginning, cheers :cheers:
 
I need a tearjerky emoji - I've been a mess all week. LOL?

Daww, you ole bear! I sincerely hope you're planning at least one last Meister Meet-up, maybe a few?
I'd be honored and looking forward to a possible reunion! Goodbye's are always better in person, i.m.o.!

Still grumpy about that 2nd time i was there to hang, but ended up sick in the Hotel ?
But also have fantastic memories of the first time: such a warm bunch of wonderful people!
Learned a lot and had a smashing time. Still remember that awesome evening, and the Chinese restaurant after ^.^

I have some health issues, but if you set up a date i'm going to do my utter best to make it!
:cheers:
 
I wish you all the best Bryan. I first joined this forum when I was going down the degenerate lifestyle, got myself banned and lurked for years before reaching out to you and rejoining. I've found you to be firm, but very fair and your website is a testament to that.

Hopefully you have a well earned, peaceful and happy retirement. Don't be a stranger! I hope that Casinomesiter continues to grow and remain true to its purpose. A great legacy to leave behind.
 
Havent posted for ages,slots are no longer part of my life but just want to thank Bryan for his hard work over the years and wish him a happy retirement.Think we all reach a point where
we have to draw a line and move on to other things.My big hobby now is woodturning,great
thing to do as you never stop learning.
 
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Been here since 2001 and it simply won't be the same after you leave. You are a true gentleman, fair in every aspect and humble like few other.

Thank you for allowing me to have a place to visit every day and have laughs, tears, shock and horror (Halloween will never be the same - lol).

Thank you, and your amazing team, for always doing the right thing by all of us and for the industry.
I hope your retirement is as rewarding and fulfilling as Casinomeister was to you.

Ride on good sir and when you look back, we will be here saluting you.
 
I never met you personally Bryan, but certainly know all about you, considering I started in the industry in 1999, just one year after you.
I always admired your honesty and no-nonsense attitude and simply saw you as one of the good guys in the industry, so it's not quite going to be the same without you.
I wish you all of the very best in your retirement knowing you can leave this industry with your head held high!
 
I wish CM well - been around here myself since around 2008 - I have given up on gambling - its not the same anymore as it was in its heyday - even with all the crappy casinos it was an open field and enjoyable. Brian was CM - not sure how it will pan out in the future but to be honest I dont come here often these days - occasionally lurk. Its a good time to exit and with grace. I wish you the best with the future whatever that will bring!
 
Thank you for all you've done for players over the years.

I am so happy to have been a part of this great community for all these years. I've met great people here, including many in real life. Very glad I got a chance to meet you in Amsterdam a few years back.

Make sure you drop by to visit once in a while, you'll be missed.
 
I would love to see you stick around, even though I don't visit much these days. I still remember playing call of duty 2 while listening to your "podcast", before podcasts were even a thing.

The main reason I don't visit these days is because the site focuses more on the business end and affiliation.

I don't want to read everyday about just how much money they make from me, so it feels like unless you are a casino rep or affiliate, reading those stories only make me feel stupid about how much I donate to them.

I think you should stick around, but the site needs a major revamp.
 
In the words of the hypnotist from the Simpsons "Homer at the bat" episode "you did a good job, a good job" 😎 cheers Bryan and thanks for all the assistance/contributions/work over these 11.5 years (and the years before I joined too!) 👌
 

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