It's that time of year again...CM Awards - I need your input

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dunover

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Bestest casino for overall experience: Trada (Add more games and I'd play a lot more here, CS truelly are the dogs bollocks)

Bestest provider: meh... PnG i suppose since its the only one thats managed to pull me away from DOA at all.

Bestest reps: conor&rachel @ trada. Honourable mentions: ryan and Jan @L&L. Charlotte @ SM.

Dissapointed in: Superlenny. What was for a fair while my go to casino, is now one that i often forget still exists. It's almost like nobody is in the office anymore.
Yeah, Superlenny is closing, or has closed which may explain why their office, is ermm… a little undermanned?
 

TheAddict

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Yeah, Superlenny is closing, or has closed which may explain why their office, is ermm… a little undermanned?

Just the feeling i got over the entire duration of 2018. From what used to be almost weekly emails, to suddenly no emails at all which seemed to go on for the entire year, leaving me going stretches of time forgetting they still exist. dont recall seeing much of anything having changed on site if i did log in since last christmas, just the same advert(s) on the front page Thats what i meant by 'nobody in the office'. just felt dissapointed. had they Emailed me a few times during 2018 to remind me they are still alive, and maybe even the odd promo or 2 during the year, i would have probably made a fair few deposits this year like i had always done during the previous years.

:thumbsup:
 

paul7388

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Okay should i just copy and paste last years post lol.

Best casino ..... Videoslots.

Most helpful member Trancemonkey for his threads.

Best Reps. Well lets face it there are not many active ones left. Several never even log in for months on end. But again have to say VS whether a team or not they have a near 24/7 presence. Tho credit to the other few like Dan , Jan , Rachel etc. who are active as well.

Pet hate. The non stop rigged threads and the way some members talk to Rep's on here like they are crap and think they should jump when they click their fingers.

Most improved slots provider. Blueprint. Always liked their slots but with Napoleon and Genie Jackpots along with other megaways slots they are changing their style and now have slots that actually pay big.

Favourite member. Well have a few but do not feel it is right to name them so will just say myself lol.
 
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Supababe

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s and a special mention to JGSlots who does a fantastic job organising,planning and presenting his live streams and exclusive comps.

I totally agree with this. He has, not only looked after us with a variety of comps, working with accredited casinos for prizes etc but brought a load of new members to CM from his YouTube and twitch stream.

Also, he has done several generous streams for charities, including a 24 hour marathon and most recently a ‘feature gamble’ challenge with a fellow streamer (on jackpot king or potty king or something silly).... this resulted in a large donation to a couple of charities too.
 
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Casinomeister

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Ok - thanks folks for your input - anything further? I will be closing this thread in the very near future, so if you haven't chimed in now is the time to do so. :D
 

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Late to the party, mainly because i have not opened a new casino account since August 2016, hence, my judgement is based to a large part on my experiences at CM. Shows maybe the level of satisfaction with my current three gaming hangouts. :D

Best casino: Videoslots - It has become very tough for other operators to match the level of gamification, player rewards as well as number of games, battle of slots etc.
Best Download Casino: Although I deposited rarely, but it is clearly 32RED
Worst Casino: I'll go with 21BET who turned out to be less than legitimate than they tried to convey.
Best screenshot: That Napoleon screenie on a $0.20 bet was just awesome. A medium sized bet would have bought a new car :)
Best VIP program: Rizk Casino, I have not found anything better in the last two years, although I dropped out voluntarily towards the end of this year due to the lack of games I can play there (no NYX, BTG, Push, Blueprint and a few more)
Best CM Rep - no doubt it is Dan. He barely started his new job at PP and came straight back with some awesome promos. However, there are a few which I think are doing as well a superb job - Mark, 32REd; Rachel & Connor, Trada; Jan, L&L.
Fall from grace Award: NRR Entertainment, I refuse to believe their explanation that VulkanBet is not VulkanBet :rolleyes:
 
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Chipkin9

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I'll base everything on this year only and disregard previous ones.

Worst Provider - NetEnt. Same old story with them. No potential, lots of deadspins and very low paying bonuses. When you're down, you're down.

Worst Operator - Mt Secure Trade

Best Provider - Blueprint, they released some very solid and playable games and some with absolutely massive potential. The Goonies is very addictive. Pragmatic is a close second here.

Best Casino - Videoslots

Best Reps - Has to be the Trada team

Best I-Gaming Industry Representative - Dan_Pragmatic

Best Casinomeister exclusive promotions - Videoslots with thier monthly SnG screenshot promotion just about wins for me. Althoug Pragmatic Plays has been great and Trada also run some fun quiz type promos.
 

KasinoKing

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Best Casino: Videoslots

Best Casino Manager: Rachel - Trada

Best Player Experience: Videoslots

Best Casino Software Experience: Play'N'Go

Best new slot: Genie Jackpots Megaways

Most Awesome Screenshot: All of mine - obviously! :p

Best Affiliate Program: Casino Extreme

Worst Casino: Too many to mention :(

Worst Casino Group: Still Gambling Wages

Worst Player Experience: iNetBet and the 1 spin on Banana Jones fiasco

Worst Affiliate Experience: Buffalo Partners (Retroactive changes... AGAIN!)

Most Annoying Affiliate Program: All the ones that don't COMMUNICATE!

Stupidest Named Casino: Anyone got a list???

Biggest Disappointment: Videoslots Affiliate deal AND removing Magnet Games from UK :mad:

Forum Member Achievement: Dunover

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mcgameboy

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Best CM Accredited Casino (for me anyway): Royal Panda. Closely followed by Maria Casino.

Best non-Accredited casino: Sky Vegas

Best rep (CM accredited casino): Hard to answer this one. My two favourites (Melvin @ Royal Panda and Captain Rizk) don't seem to have a presence on the forum anymore.
Even though I do not have an account with this casino, I'm going to vote for Rachel and Conor @ Trada. The casino itself is closing the gap to VS and no-one can question the presence and activity of Rachel and Conor on the forum.

Screenshot of the Year: Two standout candidates for me. And I'm sorry, I'm not going to pick one over the other, because it almost feels wrong to do so.
So my vote jointly goes to asadzareef89 for his £102k win on Chain Reactors Super Trails and quber for his £146k euro win on Divine Fortune.
In case anyone needs reminding, or if they have not seen these awesome wins at all, they are...

here (asadzareef89): Your Input Please - UnF*king believable 102k win on a 0.40 spin! william hill

and here (quber): Poll: Best Screenshots of the Month?: August 2018

Most improved game provider: Blueprint.

Best game of the year: Genie Jackpots Megaways

Forum highlights: The return of ChopleyIOM and Balthazar to the forum after lengthy absences (4 years in Chopley's case).
The fact that trancemonkey is still here, despite the collective efforts of the tinfoil brigade to wear him down (and out).
The somewhat rapid return of Dan - Pragmatic to the forum, when we feared he was gone for good after he left VS.
mfrasher eventually getting his winnings from Inetbet
Harry_BKK's remarkable VS thread (even though I haven't/can't participate in it due to having no VS account)

Worst player experience(s): mfrasher @ Inetbet (prior to the happy ending)
Jen's (bebo) kick in the teeth @ House Of Jack after successfully completing a 100k wager
Deeplay being held to ransom by Rizk, due to their ridiculously ham-fisted approach to SOW

CM Special Contributor Award: Mr. D's cat.*

* Oh go on then, I suppose I should nominate Mr. D as well, just for having to suffer through so much while doing his slot review videos.

And last, but most certainly least :p a tip of the hat to the one and only goatwack. My forum experience is all the more enjoyable because of his presence.
He's like a less omnipresent version of Dan, but with considerably more (and better) puns.
 
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Hey everyone!

So I finally read through all of the comments on this thread :laugh:
Just wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words so far, to even be nominated by you all is phenomenal!

Are casino reps allowed to have a vote on some of these? i.e. the Best Screenshot, Most Helpful Members, Best Puns, etc? :)

Again, thanks, everyone! You're all awesome :thumbsup:

Conor
 

Tirilej

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Hey everyone!

So I finally read through all of the comments on this thread :laugh:
Just wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words so far, to even be nominated by you all is phenomenal!

Are casino reps allowed to have a vote on some of these? i.e. the Best Screenshot, Most Helpful Members, Best Puns, etc? :)

Again, thanks, everyone! You're all awesome :thumbsup:

Conor

Of course you are. You're a member too in case you didn't know :)


...and while I'm here I would like to nominate you and Rachel as best rep/manager also. You do a great job :thumbsup:
 

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Best Casino: Nordicbet. Second place Videoslots. :thumbsup:
Best Casino Group: Betsson/Nordicbet.
Best Casino Rep: Videoslots.
Best Slot Provider: Blueprint with the new games such as: Primal Megaways, Napoleon etc.

Worst Casino/Group: All the rogue ones. :axeman:

I put a name to the worst Casino Group/owner: NRR Entertainment and Max Entertainment. A bunch of crooks and liers. :axeman:
 

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Harry_BKK's remarkable VS thread (even though I haven't/can't participate in it due to having no VS account)
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then you missed out on a lot of good contests - because they werent sponsored by VS but by members via PP, wiretrasfer, e wallets etc - it's why the thread title was chanfged
 

ternur

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Here are my personal favourites:

The positive:

Best Casino: Videoslots or Rizk -- Outstanding casinos.
Best Casino Group: GIG or BML Group -- No issues whatsover, solid performance through out the year.
Rep of the year: @Captain Rizk and @Dan_Pragmatic -- Even though the Captain has left his position, he was an outstanding example of a great rep. And Dan naturally, with Pragmatic and while in charge of the VS team.
Outstanding forum participation award - Casino: Videoslots -- No other casino has ever had such a overall presence on the forum. Countless CM special promotions and always available to any player queries.
Outstanding forum participation award - Forum member: @Harry_BKK -- The Remarkable thread brings out the best in members here. Makes you believe in the good of the people.
Best player experience: Biased here, but Rizk and Casino Euro giving out trips to Malta was (naturally) a highlight of the year (for me :D).

The negative:

Worst player experience: Juridification of online gambling. The SOW/SOF requests are a result of tighter regulatory environment in gambling. Most of the crap casinos like Rizk and Videoslots took from the members here regarding these requests had little to do with that particular casino as such. Maybe the process was not as smooth for some as it should have been, but the underlying issues have more to do with licensing authorities' objectives and their demands for compliance -- with an implied or explicit reference to having a license in the future or not. The situation is not helped by the lack of clear instructions or recommendations from the licensing authorities. I don't blame them: the underlying legislation is flawed in some respects when applied to online gambling. But the regulators threw responsible gambling in to the mix which in most cases fits poorly to the regular AML legal framework.
 

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Here are my personal favourites:


Worst player experience: Juridification of online gambling. The SOW/SOF requests are a result of tighter regulatory environment in gambling. Most of the crap THAT casinos like Rizk and Videoslots took from the members here regarding these requests had little to do with that particular casino as such. Maybe the process was not as smooth for some as it should have been, but the underlying issues have more to do with licensing authorities' objectives and their demands for compliance -- with an implied or explicit reference to having a license in the future or not. The situation is not helped by the lack of clear instructions or recommendations from the licensing authorities. I don't blame them: the underlying legislation is flawed in some respects when applied to online gambling. But the regulators threw responsible gambling in to the mix which in most cases fits poorly to the regular AML legal framework.

Fixed it for you :):p

Best player experience: Biased here, but Rizk and Casino Euro giving out trips to Malta was (naturally) a highlight of the year (for me :D).

I think this is a case where bias is most definitely allowed.
 

ternur

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Ahah! I can see now how my original post reads. :rolleyes:

Thanks McG :thumbsup:
 

Casinomeister

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Ok - Thanks everyone!!! Now I have a load of work to do. The Best Casino 2018 will be voted on by the CAG, and I'll be doing the write ups for most of the rest. The final results/awards will be announced in two/three weeks :D

Cheers!
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