Your Input Please It's that Time of Year Again! Need your input for the 2016 Meister Awards!

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Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2016 - I need your input!

Yep, once again a year has whizzed by and the Casinomeister Awards are being perlustrated, ranked, and written. Just like last year, and the year before, and the year before that, and that one, etc., etc., this is your chance to suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :thumbsup:

For the newbies, The Casinomeister Awards are dished out right after the Xmas break - usually during the third week of January. It's an "event of the year" which has been held since 2001.

For quite a number of people, these are the only awards that matter... Screw the rest, these are the best.

The most recent years:

https://www.casinomeister.com/casino-awards/year-2015/
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/meister_awards/bestworst2014.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/meister_awards/bestworst2013.php


I could use input on best/worst categories. Stupid casino tricks - worst named, and/or anything else you can think of.

With your input - I will be putting together a short list for the Best Casino 2016. The short list will be voted on (in a secret vote) by the Casinomeister Advisory Group.

So, who will it be?
 

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Well it's been a BAD year for scamming twats with bent software. I feel we need a new category for Scheisshaus Kasinos caught using fake servers.

We already have a category for dumbass casino names, this year seems to be concentrated on the nether regions with ARES (Rogue) Bumbet Mr. Ringo (the pile cream) etc.

I can't say anything has stood out this year other than 32red continue to drop (well out of top 30 rated now) and some decent new casinos have taken up the mantle, so thus far seems last year's awards may not see too many changes? Who knows? Everyone chip in and we'll see....:thumbsup:

P.S Spintee has also been far more discreet about his browsing habits too.....

PPS: I'd like to see a vote/general consensus on 'SLOT OF THE YEAR' - given that this year me and some others have consistently posted and video-reviewed new major releases there is a rich seam of opinion to be had. I really think this would be a good category to add!

We've had Cleopatra Plus, Paranormal Activity, Queen Of Riches, Buffalo Blitz, Lost Vegas, 7 Sins, Motorhead etc.
Maybe an opinion here.......?
 
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Well it's been a BAD year for scamming twats with bent software. I feel we need a new category for Scheisshaus Kasinos caught using fake servers.

We already have a category for dumbass casino names, this year seems to be concentrated on the nether regions with ARES (Rogue) Bumbet Mr. Ringo (the pile cream) etc.

I can't say anything has stood out this year other than 32red continue to drop (well out of top 30 rated now) and some decent new casinos have taken up the mantle, so thus far seems last year's awards may not see too many changes? Who knows? Everyone chip in and we'll see....:thumbsup:

P.S Spintee has also been far more discreet about his browsing habits too.....

PPS: I'd like to see a vote/general consensus on 'SLOT OF THE YEAR' - given that this year me and some others have consistently posted and video-reviewed new major releases there is a rich seam of opinion to be had. I really think this would be a good category to add!

We've had Cleopatra Plus, Paranormal Activity, Queen Of Riches, Buffalo Blitz, Lost Vegas, 7 Sins, Motorhead etc.
Maybe an opinion here.......?

I'd agree that there should be a "Best Slot Release of 2016" award. It could even be sub-catted into Best NetEnt release of 2016, Best MG release of 2016 etc. Although that might be a problem, given that the MG one would likely have zero games shortlisted due to all the Dolly the Sheep slots they spewed out this year. :rolleyes:

So yeah, there's something for you to do Mr. D, compile a list of 2016 releases to aid us in our vote selections. Get to work mate :D

PS You'll thank me for it later, or rather your arsehole will, because this task will inevitably cause your ahem....inner sanctum (rectum) to suffer less ahem...intrusion from the Rhino's big horn.
 

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I defo think slot of the year ... as its been a busy time for developers, granted much crap churned out but some good ones also.

Plus something with regards transparency and responsible gambling as this has been a hot topic this year. Players joining up
then getting funds denied due to not understanding the implications of SE. Or casinos that have not listed sites in there group
there in tripping players up who did SE or TAB only to be denied winnings. Granted a tricky one as this is also open to player abuse.

But maybe an award for the best RS features, easy to access etc. They are a number of accredited casinos who really stand out from
the rest in this respect. A social responsibility award if you like.
 

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I defo think slot of the year ... as its been a busy time for developers, granted much crap churned out but some good ones also.

Plus something with regards transparency and responsible gambling as this has been a hot topic this year. Players joining up
then getting funds denied due to not understanding the implications of SE. Or casinos that have not listed sites in there group
there in tripping players up who did SE or TAB only to be denied winnings. Granted a tricky one as this is also open to player abuse.

But maybe an award for the best RS features, easy to access etc. They are a number of accredited casinos who really stand out from
the rest in this respect. A social responsibility award if you like.

Definitely should have this included. :thumbsup:
 

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Definitely should have this included. :thumbsup:

My thought too!

Tonight there will be the EGR awards in London and Rizk is nominated for just that.
Maybe they won't win that award but they should be considered here. That button for locking your withdrawal so you can't reverse it is really worthy of an award or three:thumbsup:
 

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There's been a particular forum member that impressed me this year. h

How about an award; "Forum Member of the Year"? I think in the past there was an award for worst forum member.
 

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My thought too!

Tonight there will be the EGR awards in London and Rizk is nominated for just that.
Maybe they won't win that award but they should be considered here. That button for locking your withdrawal so you can't reverse it is really worthy of an award or three:thumbsup:

Agreed along with Videoslots and the Max Bet protection they have in place. It has saved my miserable ass a number of times! This along with a slew other RG tools of which SE is but one ...
but tools which are used by players like myself who have virtually no will power and no self control when in the zone :eek::mad::cool:
 

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There's been a particular forum member that impressed me this year. h

How about an award; "Forum Member of the Year"? I think in the past there was an award for worst forum member.


I was just about to post something very similar to this.

I feel a 'Top 10' forum members may be helpful (In no particular order as Dunovers Geordie friends might say :p)

Those who have provided not just helpful information to newbies etc but members who take time out of their days to provide other helpful and informative stuff.

Dunovers 'New slot releases' and Blathaons RTP breakdown posts spring to mind as starting examples. As well as the more active Minions.
 

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My thought too!

Tonight there will be the EGR awards in London and Rizk is nominated for just that.
Maybe they won't win that award but they should be considered here. That button for locking your withdrawal so you can't reverse it is really worthy of an award or three:thumbsup:


Funny you mentioned that. I just learned of that on Rizk's Insider page a few hours ago. I only went there to play my free spins and saw that story.
Good to see that it's already getting some recognition in the form of an award nomination.

But here's hoping they win that EGR gong tonight. It certainly deserves recognition in the form of some "hardware" (trophies), not just nominations.
 

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I was just about to post something very similar to this.

I feel a 'Top 10' forum members may be helpful (In no particular order as Dunovers Geordie friends might say :p)

Those who have provided not just helpful information to newbies etc but members who take time out of their days to provide other helpful and informative stuff.

Dunovers 'New slot releases' and Blathaons RTP breakdown posts spring to mind as starting examples. As well as the more active Minions.

Agreed on all counts , Dunovers vids rants n all. And Blathaons slot break downs are as a good as it gets. They should be carved in gold and hung in the National Gallery :)

Just waiting for his run down of Twin Spin :mad:

Back on topic :)
 

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A few more suggestions for the CM awards.

Last year I believe vinyl got a kind of "Lifetime Achievement" award.

How about we make this a permanent annual award (it doesn't appear to have been given in 2013 or 2014)?
Kind of like our equivalent to BAFTA's Fellowship. But obviously without the golden trophy. :oops:
Perhaps we could call it the "CM Hall Of Fame" award?
Obviously, vinyl cannot be awarded it this year, as he is already "inducted".
And perhaps just as a little extra, they have CM Hall of Famer added to their profile (in the same way that CAG and MM tags are shown on a CM member's profile).

As well as the Lifetime Achievement" award we could maybe do a "CM Special Contributor for 2016" award.
That would be based not on a CM member's longevity, but purely based on what that person brought to the CM table this year alone.

Also, the Winner Videos thread has grown exponentially this past 12 months. We already have an award for best screenshot of the year, so how about a Best Winners Video of 2016 as well?

We could also have an award for Best Streamer (although that might re-open a can of worms from a somewhat "heated" thread earlier this year) :p

Also, to make sure Goatwack wins an award.....Best Forum Punster of 2016. *

* I look forward to that receiving £10 M & S foodhall voucher in the post Goatie mate. ;)

Edit: Just read jon's post, perhaps Special Contributor for 2016 should be changed to Special ContributorS for 2016.
 

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Agreed on all counts , Dunovers vids rants n all. And Blathaons slot break downs are as a good as it gets. They should be carved in gold and hung in the National Gallery :)

I second that, I have personally thanked both Dunover and Blathaon.
Blathaon's slot statistics is the most useful in my eyes. It's kind of like a service to the community.
 

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A few more suggestions for the CM awards.



We could also have an award for Best Streamer (although that might re-open a can of worms from a somewhat "heated" thread earlier this year)
:p

Also, to make sure Goatwack wins an award.....Best Forum Punster of 2016. *

* I look forward to that receiving £10 M & S foodhall voucher in the post Goatie mate. ;)

Edit: Just read jon's post, perhaps Special Contributor for 2016 should be changed to Special ContributorS for 2016.

A rather big can I would say ... but I would happy to crack open the pop corn and sit back to watch the chemical shit storm that could come from such :D
 

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Surprised we are even doing this after last year and besides video slots and rizk who has been active in the forums like nobody.

Do somewhat like the idea of forum member awards though and best slot of the year.
 

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Yes, Rizk's 'lock withdrawal' is certainly 'Innovation of the year' and although we could argue that it's still a step behind say SV/PP/Grosvenor etc. who simply don't have a reverse period it's great that a new casino who maybe haven't the infrastructure or means to implement instant w/d's have done this. A big thumbs-up and a very good candidate for best new casino despite the horrendous MT Secure SE/locked accounts confusion. Ikibu could well be there too but maybe a little too late this year to establish a lead.

As McGameboy said, I can do a list of biggest new releases, from which we can select 'Best Slot 2016' or 'Crock of Crap 2016' and try and get 2 from each developer although with MG it will be impossible to select 2 different slots. :D

Videoslots continue to stand out in the CM ratings with a colossal high score never previously seen here and after coming from nowhere just 3-4 years ago. I can't see personally any casino taking their casino of the year crown, but I'm only one CAG vote. :cool: You have casinos like Trada which are anonymous due to never doing things wrong so it's always worth a thorough consideration before choosing.

Are there any stupid names that can rival Ares, Bumbet and Ringo?

P.S. Here's what I'll do if possible - make a list the 20 releases with most forum interest and see if it's feasible to have a poll where you can rate them 1,2,3. This means it'll sort the wheat from the chaff which may not occur if it was just a simple single selection - I can award (or Bryan/Simmo whomever) 5 points for a 1 3 for a 2 and 1 for a 3rd. Sound OK?
 
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For sure we need Best / Worst slot of 2016 nominations, it's an opportunity to mock lazy game design whilst acclaiming the best ones too.

There have been a couple of decent slots this year, surprisingly, and it acts as some form of feedback if we rightly acknowledge those.

Many awards could be devised, I'd find something like 'Worst Promo of the Year', 'Crappest Spam Offer' amusing.

Of course we already have the 'Most Annoying Forum Member', this could include best individual rant/ stupidity - like in the case of pitbull85 for example or even Johnnygothebon or whatever the f*ck he calls himself this week.

Maybe even a feelgood category for those that have claimed the biggest scalps and achieved cashout greatness from nothing.

I do appreciate the industry awards, but more forum-based awards would pique my interest further as there are so many characters to be found on this site :cool:
 
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Alongside best newly accredited casino maybe we could have best newly accredited casino's rep? Also a nod to the casino which presents the most promising prospect for next year. Weather it be an accredited casino or no accredited yet ( One for the future)

There could be a special Goatie award presented to Goatie for treading a fine line constantly?


 
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Worst slot of 2016 ...

Oh, I know a few that I can throw in for that ...

Most disappointing slot provider ...

Defo!!

Of course all the usual categories are welcome ... Will cast my votes no problem!

Most disappointing accredited casino, because there are a few casino's accredited but seriously have taken the piss in 2016! :mad::mad:
Of which some should be taken off that list i.m.h.o for several reasons.

Can't wait to cast votes! :):)
 

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I think its going to be hard choice wise to choose casino of the year and so on. As they are many to choose from. Those that are not have already upped the game by having as few issues as they can and when they do no doubt dealing with them instantly. Of course in my opinion Video slots / Rizk are top of the pile. VS standing out in every single way I truly can not see how this can be beaten. Rizk whom I have not played often at for no other reason than I go for the casino races, and cash back are I know a rock solid outfit. But then so are Royal Panda whom I have had like ZERO issues with on the few deposits and withdraws I have done.

Its a hard one over all as the anti has been upped imo greatly. But it shows Casinos really need need to be +10 on as many points as they can to be in with the running of anything close to an award.

Not a task I would I like to take on in choosing the winners of this ...
 

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Yes, Rizk's 'lock withdrawal' is certainly 'Innovation of the year' and although we could argue that it's still a step behind say SV/PP/Grosvenor etc. who simply don't have a reverse period it's great that a new casino who maybe haven't the infrastructure or means to implement instant w/d's have done this.

You can reverse at Paddy Power if that's who you mean. I don't think there's an arbitary timescale for it, sometimes it's not possible 10 minutes after withdrawing but other times it's still possible an hour or so after, although it's not for days like Roxy Palace or 32Red.
 

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Worst slot of 2016 ...

Oh, I know a few that I can throw in for that ...

Most disappointing slot provider ...

Defo!!

Of course all the usual categories are welcome ... Will cast my votes no problem!

Most disappointing accredited casino, because there are a few casino's accredited but seriously have taken the piss in 2016! :mad::mad:
Of which some should be taken off that list i.m.h.o for several reasons.

Can't wait to cast votes! :):)


Didn't spot this until just but could not agree more! - Get their 'medals' and sail off into the sunset!
 
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