Casinomeister 2016 Awards - Shortlist for Best Casino 2016!!

Casinomeister

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Staff member
Just in case I forgot to have mentioned this elsewhere - here is the shortlist for Best Casino 2016:

32red
CasinoLuck
Guts Casino
Trada Casino
Videoslots

Congrats to all!! Job well done!!

At the moment, the CAG members are voting secretly on who will take the top award. :thumbsup:
 

Jono777

Meister Member
CAG
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mm4
Some great nominee's - My money on the one at the bottom even though I don't play there :D
 

spoton

Senior Member
webmeister
Guts is on the shortlist even though there have been numerous complaints about the quality of their casino here? Lag, disconnections etc? If one can't trust that "the best casino of the year" do their uppermost and have the abilities to provide all their customers with a good playing experience, I would say the award is kind of worthless.
 

Tirilej

Still a Lady
CAG
MM
Guts is on the shortlist even though there have been numerous complaints about the quality of their casino here? Lag, disconnections etc? If one can't trust that "the best casino of the year" do their uppermost and have the abilities to provide all their customers with a good playing experience, I would say the award is kind of worthless.
We are suppose to judge a casino after how they have been during the whole year, and my guess is also that Bryan have his own way of seing things.

A list like this was never posted last year. I guess you have to trust those who votes.
 

Jono777

Meister Member
CAG
mm1
mm4
I agree Video Slots has to be number one for many reasons even though I do like 32 Red as well :)

Can't you play at Video Slots ?
Sure I can Mina and have nothing against them whatsoever

Trouble is as a low roller with a limited budget (very limited at the moment) I tend to shop around for a bonus / the best deal of the day (That's easier said than done these days lol)

Video slots don't offer these upfront bonuses hence me not being active their.

Yes they offer cash back, races etc but these are not really my cup of tea.

Should the day come when they do regular bonuses which carry WR and tie you in from the off (and they add Novomatic) I will probably play there :thumbsup:

Having said that as I mentioned in Harry's thread if and when 32 Red go multi provider then the whole of my annual budget will go to them. Lots of history with those guys since 2006, with VS I think I've made <10 deposits lifetime :oops:
 

mimi26

Meister Member
Sure I can Mina and have nothing against them whatsoever

Trouble is as a low roller with a limited budget (very limited at the moment) I tend to shop around for a bonus / the best deal of the day (That's easier said than done these days lol)

Video slots don't offer these upfront bonuses hence me not being active their.

Yes they offer cash back, races etc but these are not really my cup of tea.

Should the day come when they do regular bonuses which carry WR and tie you in from the off (and they add Novomatic) I will probably play there and only there :thumbsup:
Although not a low roller (I am somewhere of a low but many deposits kind of girl), I too like to shop round for a good bonus mainly because my playtime is very limited with all the bad luck I have, so videoslots is also out for me
 

dunover

Unofficial T&C's Editor
Staff member
webmeister
PABnonaccred
PABnononaccred
CAG
mm3
Obviously criteria is far more reaching than bonuses. Any CAG member worth their salt will look at the casino's record over the last year, i.e. their response to any issues/threads that required the input of a rep, their product and if it has improved or been maintained well, innovations, general observations about their overall CS, lack of complaints plus conduct here too.

This is why I sometimes have a twinge of concern that there are 'unsung' casinos here, 1 or 2 in Bryan's list of 5 that you simply don't read much about because they do things right and have few complaints or controversies yet maybe people could overlook them as a result of their low profile - it's not all about coming on here offering bonuses or competitions to members although that effort is nice to see, but the bigger picture i.e. the underlying product and attitude toward their customers and consistency thereof, or even improvements they make on behalf of their customers - especially if they are in response to wishes or ideas expressed on CM!
 

goatwack

Hold me closer tiny dancer
CAG
It would be a travesty to acclaim casinos that have regressed in the last year, notably Guts and 32Red. Reputations from three years ago shouldn't count, or in 32Red's case accolades from the 1980s.

A couple of good outfits in that list but it looks more like an industry back-slapping contest.
 

brianmon

Meister Member
webby
mm4
It would be nice to see CasinoLuck get the award. I think they deserve more recognition, than they maybe get.

They've added easy to use, instant RG controls, where other's have made RG more difficult
They haven't added extra Deposit and withdrawal charges, where other's have
They haven't changed their WR, or added more games (other than those which are necessary) to their excluded from bonus play list, as some others have.
Their promotions are regular and consistent
Their chasout times, while not instant, are pretty quick, compared to others
And Eric's one of the most professional reps on CM

But.... I think Videoslots will walk away with the title.
Not that there's anything wrong with VideoSlots, but they do only get a small fraction of my deposits, since like Jon, I prefer an upfront bonus compared to winning a few quid in cashback and casino races
 

mimi26

Meister Member
Obviously criteria is far more reaching than bonuses. Any CAG member worth their salt will look at the casino's record over the last year, i.e. their response to any issues/threads that required the input of a rep, their product and if it has improved or been maintained well, innovations, general observations about their overall CS, lack of complaints plus conduct here too.

This is why I sometimes have a twinge of concern that there are 'unsung' casinos here, 1 or 2 in Bryan's list of 5 that you simply don't read much about because they do things right and have few complaints or controversies yet maybe people could overlook them as a result of their low profile - it's not all about coming on here offering bonuses or competitions to members although that effort is nice to see, but the bigger picture i.e. the underlying product and attitude toward their customers and consistency thereof, or even improvements they make on behalf of their customers - especially if they are in response to wishes or ideas expressed on CM!
yep I was just stating the reasons I dont play at Videoslots, I do agree with your formula on how a casino should be judged, I am a little surprised by that list TBH
 

slotmaster

Slotting it up again in lower RTP universe.
This is going to be the biggest scandal in online casino history if Videoslots does not win.:cool:
 

Thurman Merch

Banned User
Don't agree with shortlist, but.....

- Don't play at Videoslots

- Don't play at 32red

- Guts dropped the ball big time so this vip had enough and closed my account

- I thought Trada were the new Guts until I won big there and suddenly attitudes changed towards me, as did some terms and conditions to suite them. Another casino who lost my vip business

- This leaves Casino Luck with my vote. I've been a long time player across all their sites and to be honest they are the only casino group I have dealt with who's service has always remained consistent over the past 3-4 years I have played with them, and they have never changed that level of service based on my wins or losses, nor have they tried to change or reinterpret their terms and conditions when I've been on a winning run like Trada did

Good luck to all. :)
 

Harry_BKK

Meister Member
CAG
mm1
- Don't play at Videoslots

- Don't play at 32red

- Guts dropped the ball big time so this vip had enough and closed my account

- I thought Trada were the new Guts until I won big there and suddenly attitudes changed towards me, as did some terms and conditions to suite them. Another casino who lost my vip business

- This leaves Casino Luck with my vote. I've been a long time player across all their sites and to be honest they are the only casino group I have dealt with who's service has always remained consistent over the past 3-4 years I have played with them, and they have never changed that level of service based on my wins or losses, nor have they tried to change or reinterpret their terms and conditions when I've been on a winning run like Trada did

Good luck to all. :)
I'd say:

- Play at Videoslots

- Play at 32RED

- Play at Casino Luck if you like weekly bonuses and 'ye ol' DOA :D

I stick to my initial ratings :

32Red for download MG
VS for multi - platform


@OP - just saying "don't play" here and there is not enough.
 

Thurman Merch

Banned User
I'd say:

- Play at Videoslots

- Play at 32RED

- Play at Casino Luck if you like weekly bonuses and 'ye ol' DOA :D

I stick to my initial ratings :

32Red for download MG
VS for multi - platform


@OP - just saying "don't play" here and there is not enough.
Would you rather I lie?

The point of me saying I don't play at a certain site is so those particular sites aren't unfairly represented in the reasons for my actual vote.

Hence my vote for Casino Luck doesn't mean I think VS or 32red aren't worthy winners, rather that I can't compare them to CL because I don't have the experiences to do so.

On the flip side, I'm well aware of what Guts and Trada bring to the table so therefore was able to compare them with CL and imo they don't meet the mark.

Is that ok with you or does my opinion somehow count for less or is the subject of harsher scrutiny because I haven't been a member here long?

Sorry but I'm struggling to see why you singled me out when my summary seemed similar to others here. :)
 

Harry_BKK

Meister Member
CAG
mm1
Would you rather I lie?

The point of me saying I don't play at a certain site is so those particular sites aren't unfairly represented in the reasons for my actual vote.

Hence my vote for Casino Luck doesn't mean I think VS or 32red aren't worthy winners, rather that I can't compare them to CL because I don't have the experiences to do so.

On the flip side, I'm well aware of what Guts and Trada bring to the table so therefore was able to compare them with CL and imo they don't meet the mark.

Is that ok with you or does my opinion somehow count for less or is the subject of harsher scrutiny because I haven't been a member here long?

Sorry but I'm struggling to see why you singled me out when my summary seemed similar to others here. :)
Terribly sorry, totally misunderstood what you were saying in your post.

Got it know, you don't play at VS and 32RED. I thought you meant to warn people not to play there.

Of course everyone's opinion counts equally on this forum. Sorry again. :oops:
 
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