Your Input Please It's that time of year again - need your input for the 2019 Casinomeister Awards

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Steviedoo

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Best Rep -
Jan from L&L ... always helpful, I like that he plays the slots along with us, gives us his opinions, etc.....

and I would nominate someone from VS but they absolutely refused to give us individual names...so nope not this year...

Best Casino Group -
L & L

Best Casino
I can’t think of any that really stood out This year...so many changes with the past winners...


Fall From Grace -
rizk ...you can read it all about it on their thread as well as the one titled rizk 24 hours the new normal....After the captain left,...it was pretty much downhill from there
 
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Nate

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In all honesty, its pretty much cut and dried for me this year.

Best Casino: CasinoCasino / All British

Best Rep: L&L Jan

Best Group: L&L

All the L&L Group need to do is add in tournaments and watch everyone leave videoslots in an instant.

Nate
 

homerbert

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Hey guys!

Best rep - I guess it's Jan from LandL, awesome guy.

Best casino group -

Well, apart of us I believe it should be LandL.

Best casino -

Well, not good to vote for N1, but it's maybe the first time when I can't find any really good casino I want to point out...It always was VS for me but after some years...Can't name them anymore.

Fall From Grace -

GIG group of casinos. Not sure what with these guys, but they had so good reputation in past, but now they are even far away from many places.

Worth to admit -

Regulations and reregulations, and how regulators making a decisions, which basically do not help players and do not make the industry better...

At least, for now, that's all from me, maybe later will add something.

Br,

V.
 

Kroffe

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I dunno man, I think that guy's a closet arsonist; always on the scene of those fires

He had a thing for scaring children back in the day.
He would look straight into their innocent little eyes, point at them and say "Only you can prevent forest fires"

God, that was a horrible year.
So many children lost to forest fires, because they thought they were they were the only ones who could stop them. (Children suck at stopping forest-fires.)

But he has changed alot since then.
I would not nominate a Bear i did not think was worthy.
 

dionysus

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Going back on track (sorry for derails) - I've a suggested new category; unfortunately I have to bring it to upper mngment as, by mentioing it actually, ruins it
We'll see; pm sent

lol, no @Kroffe - not an 'other' post; quite the contrary, a member-centric post :p
 

lotusch

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@dunover @pereblue

Would it be handy to make a list of questions so everyone has to answer the same questions?
Otherwise it might all get messy and stuff.

I am more than happy to send my thoughts but it would be easier if we just had all the categories lined up if you know what I am trying to say. Still waking up with a coffee. :D
 

dionysus

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@dunover @pereblue

Would it be handy to make a list of questions so everyone has to answer the same questions?
Otherwise it might all get messy and stuff.

I am more than happy to send my thoughts but it would be easier if we just had all the categories lined up if you know what I am trying to say. Still waking up with a coffee. :D
1st post is linked to exisitng categories in previous years
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mcgameboy

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Yeah just copy and paste last year's, delete the winners and voila, you have a basic template.

Then if there's any categories you don't want to (or can't) vote for...just put N/A or something.

EDIT: Dino got there before me
 

KasinoKing

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Worst Casino Group -
CR: Sorry Renee, I know you're trying your best, but no properties' affiliates are worse for sheer volume of spamming email and facebook; they're utterly rampant and obnoxious, and very, very often, outright fallacious.
Have to sadly agree with you there.
I was Googling "Best casinos for Canada" to see what my competitors are suggesting, and most, if not all of the first 20-ish results lead to affiliate sites which were ONLY promoting CR brands :eek:
They even looked VERY similar in their layouts.

Whether they are actual affiliates, or CR themselves, it's pretty lame & obvious IMO... :(

KK
 

bamberfishcake

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Best Casino: Videoslots

Not happy with RTP fiasco but in comparison still fastest payouts, still best CS and most responsive site. Take a crazy amount of stick on here yet still entertain us and change battles etc sometimes at request. Best rewards I have found.

Worst Casino: PlayFrank

Will always get my vote.

Best Group: L&L

Clearly care about the community and strive for improvement constantly. Keep up the great work please.

Best Rep: Jan

Always willing to help and go the extra mile.

Fall From Grace: Trada

Bonus exclusion without warning or real justification is what i expect from a rogue operation. The move to Aspire seems more of a cultural shift to their ways of operation, than a simple change of platform.
 

osulle

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Best casino for me this year is still Videoslots. Fast withdrawals and if you get lucky the battles. I will always play where I get paid fast without any hassle. I am not overly impressed with the changes they have made this year but still, they have fast withdrawals.

Best software for me this year is Blueprint games adding the mega ways slots really made them more fun.
 

mcgameboy

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Best CM accredited casino of 2019: GUTS.

I know they won't win it, but out of the CM Accredited Casinos where I have an active account,
they are my favourite.
I know they are a shadow of their former selves, but then again, I think quite a few of the Accredited Casinos have taken steps in the wrong direction this year.
So they are far from alone in that regard.

As for who I think should win it - well if Trada had postponed their move to AG until January next year, they would likely be a clear winner. But they didn't, so now I (and perhaps a lot of others) am not sure.
I don't think that VS deserve it, given their shameful RTP slashing in 2019.
And to be honest, I think they will happily engage in more player-unfriendly cuts in 2020.
The statement of intent (influenced by nothing more than pure greed) has been made.

So maybe it should go to one of the L & L group casinos. Problem is, I haven't registered at any of their casinos, except for All British, where my account remains unverified.
So I could find myself with no option but to abstain from voting this year.

Best Casino of 2019 (not CM-accredited): Sky Vegas.

Best Casino Group of 2019: Casino Rewards.


I know CR have their critics and detractors, but I can only go on my own personal experience playing there. And it has been a positive one. That said, their increasing of WR on bonuses from 30 times the bonus to 200 times the bonus did make my heart sink a bit.
But it won't put me off playing there in 2020.

Best Rep: L & L Jan.
Perhaps a little unlucky not to win it last year, I think Jan has done more than enough to deservedly win it this time.

Best Casino Software Experience: Blueprint

A company that does Smegaways right, unlike the provider that owns and leases out said Smegaways mechanic.

Best Slot of 2019: Dead Or Alive 2

A slot that can payout (and HAS paid out) a win of £10,000 on a 9p bet. That's just nuts.

Most Awesome Screenshot of 2019: ssrrlldog for his Divine Fortune Jackpot win.
Honourable mention: subsoil's win on DOA2

ssrrlldog's win:
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Head in the Sand Award: UK Gambling Commission.

They will ban feature buys, but they still won't ban reversible withdrawals.
I don't think they help operators in any way either, due to a lack of absolute clarity of their own rules.
Which only forces casinos into making their own interpretation of said rules.
Which then results in some very OTT overreactions, including ridiculously unwarranted and intrusive requests for personal information that a casino really has no business asking for.
To such a degree that players end up feeling disillusioned and wondering if depositing a bloody tenner to play some 9p spins on DOA is really worth the hassle.
We already know that Mr.D (dunover) is on the brink of quitting slots for good because of this nonsense.
Simply put, the UKGC need to be better or they will end up wrecking the industry in the UK.

Fall from Grace Award 2019: Videoslots.

For their RTP reducing/slashing dickmoves.
For now expecting the player to foot THEIR tax bill, instead of absorbing the costs themselves.
And of course, they didn't have the good grace to inform their player base of these player-unfriendly changes either, did they?
Nah, screw that. Let's just bury the news somewhere near the bottom of our news page, where no-one is ever likely to look. Yep, real classy of you Videoslots. :rolleyes:
Sneaky slimeball behaviour from a casino that I now consider to be shady, greedy and ethically challenged.

Biggest Disappointment Award of 2019: BTG.

They have become stale. They seem to be churning out new releases at a much more rapid rate than in previous years, which makes me think they are more preoccupied with releasing 10 mediocre slots per year instead of 3 great ones. Even the streamers are beginning to become collectively disillusioned with their mediocre efforts.

Forum Highlights of 2019: The Remarkable CM Community Thread

Created by an equally remarkable CM member, Harry_BKK.
Still going strong some 16 months (and 158 pages!) after it was created.

In Memoriam 2019 - Brian Cullingworth AKA Jetset

Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: Jasminebed


@Casinomeister Bryan, the "CM Hall of Fame" has four members, all of whom I believe are male and from the UK (vinylweatherman, Jetset, KasinoKing and Trancemonkey).
I think the time has come for someone to join the ranks who is 1. female and 2. not from the UK.
And Jazzy meets both of those criteria. So please make it happen, Mr. bossman dude :D

I shouldn't need to explain why I think that Jazzy deserves to win the award this year,
because all the evidence that one could possibly need is there for all to see.
But I'll list a few reasons anyway...

Long-time (and very well-respected) CM member - CHECK
Empathetic to and respectful of the entire CM membership - CHECK
Honest, candid and even self-critical to a fault, but never judgemental towards others - CHECK
A very ready, willing and able giver of compassion, help and great advice - CHECK
An all-round good egg and a class act - CHECK

I think that covers it. Apologies for the VWM-esque post.
 
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dionysus

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Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: Jasminebed

@Casinomeister Bryan, the "CM Hall of Fame" has four members, all of whom I believe are male and from the UK (vinylweatherman, Jetset, KasinoKing and Trancemonkey).
I think the time has come for someone to join the ranks who is 1. female and 2. not from the UK.
And Jazzy meets both of those criteria. So please make it happen, Mr. bossman dude :D

I shouldn't need to explain why I think that Jazzy deserves to win the award this year,
because all the evidence that one could possibly need is there for all to see.
But I'll list a few reasons anyway...

Long-time (and very well-respected) CM member - CHECK
Empathetic to and respectful of the entire CM membership - CHECK
Honest, candid and even self-critical to a fault, but never judgemental towards others - CHECK
A very ready, willing and able giver of compassion, help and great advice - CHECK
An all-round good egg and a class act - CHECK

I think that covers it. Apologies for the VWM-esque post.
I would be terribly biased knowing her, but yes, a definite contender IMO :)
 

nikantw

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I will agree with most for best Group L&L and best rep/manager @L&L-Jan .
For best casino perhaps Fun and Videoslots are tie ATM.

I definitely support @Jasminebed for the award :)

I don't think CR deserve worst group. They have been very good for me all those years.

Best player experience has to be someone that won a trip right?
From the looks of it I can only recall a few winning a trip to London for the Meister Meet. ;)

Best gaming experience has to be this back to back jackpot win
Divine Fortune for Casinomeister Member who Hits Progressive Jackpot
 
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