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

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pinnit2014

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Yes , I also think that pinnit deserves to win an award...

Oh. :oops:

While I am here....

What about a "MG 243 ways player of the year" award? :D

Failing that, we definitely need to add some more categories....

- The "I Fucking Hate Smegaways" Award (congrats in advance lotusch)

- Lifetime Achievement for services to virtual eye rolling (well done Harry, about time you won something)

- The CM award for Political Incorrectness (well done Playford) PS Go Labour!!! *

* Actually, hold on a second. No, I really do not mean that - I'm voting Monster Raving Loony Party this year, because the rest of them all suck!!

- The "Say, didn't you used to be a really spawny tw*t? What the hell happened?" Award (congrats Jono777)

Speaking of Spawn.....

- Spawny Tw......oops, there's the doorbell ringing. Saved by the Dominos. Nom Nom.

:p (just in case anyone actually thinks I was being serious)

Never heard of the game, let alone played it
 

deepsky2

One more spin
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Location
toronto ontario canada
What a difference a year can make. Last year it was Videoslots Videoslots Videoslots! Cant say Im feeling festive with them this year. There so many good casinos that are really good. Staring to like Gunsbet myself just start playing there. Would be nice to not only have best casino but also have 2nd and 3rd place.
My vote for best casino would be
1. Playojo
2. Bitstarz
3. 32Red
4. Everum
5. Videoslots

Best Rep Mark from 32Red

Also think there should be award for longest active rep.
 

lotusch

A little mix of Dutch and Irish
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Location
Dún Dealgan
Okay so it is time for me to cast my votes regarding the Meister Awards 2019.
These are the categories that I would like to cast my votes on.
I might not have covered them all but some might not have been applicable to me.



--------------------------------------->>> DRUM ROLLS

  • Best CM accredited casino of 2019: Casumo - Simply because I have been playing there for many years and I never ever had a single issue with them. A great selection of slots, always friendly in their live chat, a decent rep. on this forum and very important too, never had to wait long for my money after a WD request. They are among the fastest in the industry and do process withdrawals within a few hours including weekend withdrawals. A very solid casino and I would recommend people to play there in a heartbeat if I was asked my opinion about them. I would like to give a honorable mention to Yako Casino where I play since a couple of months. A solid casino from the well respected l&l-group. A good place to play, fast withdrawals including weekend withdrawals and a recently revamped website managed by a great and active guy, Jan. l&l-group also do organize a ton of special CM promotions which does not go unnoted.

  • Best Casino of 2019 (not CM-accredited): Bao Casino, they are actually in the grey zone but I signed up with them earlier this year and I had an amazing streak of luck which resulted in multiple withdrawals with just one single deposit of €100.00 - In the end I withdrew around €3000.00 and each and every withdrawal was processed quickly and without any questions, except for the normal KYC procedure, which also was completed within an hour. Easy to navigate website, plenty of games and quick payouts.

  • Best Casino Group of 2019: L&L Europe Ltd, without a shadow of a doubt. With two outstanding reps. dealing with all our queries, organizing loads of CM exclusive competitions and having their casinos in the accredited section here at Casinomeister. Great job l&l-Jan & RyanABC.

  • Best Rep: I have thought about this one as I had two / three people in mind but I have to vote for @L&L-Jan as he gave me top notch service this year as a customer of Yako Casino. Also because he is a genuine nice chap and is super active on this forum. I think he is a credit to the industry. A honorable mention I would like to give to @[email protected] , he has been here for some time and always helped me if I had a query about Trada Casino, and also he works his pants off to answer all our questions on this forum. After the merger onto the Aspire platform he was given some real hard time here and I salute him for answering each and every concern raised by members here, in a friendly professional manner.

  • Best Casino Software Experience: This one is tough as many providers really have disappointed me this year with utter crap releases and unpleasant slots and I have come to the conclusion that Play 'n Go delivered the best and for me most exciting slots this year with titles such as Raging Rex, Rise of Merlin and Phoenix Reborn. Their slots are not the most complicated or advanced slots but they play slick and deliver acceptable wins on a regular basis for me. A honorable mention goes to Push Gaming & Thunderkick with their releases of Razor Shark and Riders of the Storm.

  • Best Slot of 2019: Riders of the Storm by Thunderkick as I like the theme and design of the slot, the music and the exciting free spin rounds which can pay really well. No megaways needed to produce some really juice 500-1000x wins. A Honorable mention goes to 9K Yeti from @4ThePlayer-com , a very promising release and I look forward to try more slots from you guys!

  • Head in the Sand Award: I have to go with the UKGC on this one. I can understand some of their recent actions but in general their are making it quite unpleasant now for UK players, UK facing casinos and affiliates. I am all for player protection but you can also overdo things.

  • Fall from Grace Award 2019: As a long standing customer and a regular visitor it hurts to say I have to vote for Videoslots. I will never ever fault them on their website, speed of WD processing (among the fastest in the industry), choice of games etc etc, but to lower RTP on multiple slot providers without any decent notification to their affected customers was just not good. I only found out on this forum as I would never ever have found it myself kinda hidden away in between the news articles on the casino website. I mean, who does read those articles. I can understand it if decisions have to be made in a business but even a simple email to affected customers would have received so much more goodwill from players. If I login at a casino, I want to play and not read news articles, there are other websites for that. Sincerely I hope they get back on track as I voted for them as best casino a couple of times. Now the incentive to play there is gone as I can play Play 'n Go and Red Tiger at max. RTP at other accredited casinos.

  • Biggest Disappointment Award of 2019: This one is easy - BTG, simply because all of their slots are horrible unplayable money gobbling monsters except for Danger High Voltage which is their only slot I can really appreciate. In the beginning the Megaways© engine seemed a nice new addition but nowadays it is so over exploited, it is just a blatant joke. This said I give Blueprint a honorable mention as they have dug them selves so deep in Megaways© slots, I wonder sometimes do they even still have people working in their game development. I mean, just buy the copyright of a popular slot and apply the Megaways© engine to it, and voila, Blueprint released another pile of shite. Of course the sick Feature Buy idea (To strip players even faster from their money) also comes from the same camp. These two slot developers have nothing to offer to me, and for the love of God I do not understand why they are so popular.

  • Forum Highlights of 2019: Already mentioned but I also agree that The Remarkable CM Community is a great thread where many people have shared some of their winnings with other members here, a truly nice and popular thread. Another highlight in general is the forum upgrade, I think Casinomeister did a great job on this and the website keeps getting better and better.


  • Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: Okay here I could nominate so many people that I like and respect on this forum but this year I would like to vote for @ChopleyIOM , because I love the way he is involved in many discussions on this forum, is not afraid to give his opinion about anything really, and his videos are so fun to watch because they do not only contain slot sessions but also he discusses industry related topics and issues, has videos about slot emulations and the odd slot reviews. I love to listen to him and his enthusiasm shines through his Youtube videos. Keep on doing what you do mate, I love it! Then I also would like to mention @Kroffe , he is a fairly new member but you brighten up my day with your spot on comments and posts on this forum. You are truly a great addition to this forum and I do not know you in person, but I feel we could be friends easy outside of Casinomeister. I dig your humor and your personality as presented on this forum. Glad to have you here! :)

So these are the votes I wanted to cast and I hope they will count towards the end results.
I hope you guys enjoy reading my fair comments and opinions.

Having said all this I think a huge thank you to all staff members at Casinomeister is in order here.

@Casinomeister @dunover @GourdFollower @LadyJelena @maxd @pereblue @Simmo!
Okay okay, also @News Hound @Vortran007 :D

Thanks for providing such a great place and community for us all.
I love to hang out here and CM has become a part of my daily routine.

Cheers all.


Mark.
 
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Kroffe

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Location
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Okay so it is time for me to cast my votes regarding the Meister Awards 2019.
These are the categories that I would like to cast my votes on.
I might not have covered them all but some might not have been applicable to me.



--------------------------------------->>> DRUM ROLLS

  • Best CM accredited casino of 2019: Casumo - Simply because I have been playing there for many years and I never ever had a single issue with them. A great selection of slots, always friendly in their live chat, a decent rep. on this forum and very important too, never had to wait long for my money after a WD request. They are among the fastest in the industry and do process withdrawals within a few hours including weekend withdrawals. A very solid casino and I would recommend people to play there in a heartbeat if I was asked my opinion about them. I would like to give a honorable mention to Yako Casino where I play since a couple of months. A solid casino from the well respected l&l-group. A good place to play, fast withdrawals including weekend withdrawals and a recently revamped website managed by a great and active guy, Jan. l&l-group also do organize a ton of special CM promotions which does not go unnoted.

  • Best Casino of 2019 (not CM-accredited): Bao Casino, they are actually in the grey zone but I signed up with them earlier this year and I had an amazing streak of luck which resulted in multiple withdrawals with just one single deposit of €100.00 - In the end I withdrew around €3000.00 and each and every withdrawal was processed quickly and without any questions, except for the normal KYC procedure, which also was completed within an hour. Easy to navigate website, plenty of games and quick payouts.

  • Best Casino Group of 2019: L&L Europe Ltd, without a shadow of a doubt. With two outstanding reps. dealing with all our queries, organizing loads of CM exclusive competitions and having their casinos in the accredited section here at Casinomeister. Great job l&l-Jan & RyanABC.

  • Best Rep: I have thought about this one as I had two / three people in mind but I have to vote for @L&L-Jan as he gave me top notch service this year as a customer of Yako Casino. Also because he is a genuine nice chap and is super active on this forum. I think he is a credit to the industry. A honorable mention I would like to give to @[email protected] , he has been here for some time and always helped me if I had a query about Trada Casino, and also he works his pants off to answer all our questions on this forum. After the merger onto the Aspire platform he was given some real hard time here and I salute him for answering each and every concern raised by members here, in a friendly professional manner.

  • Best Casino Software Experience: This one is tough as many providers really have disappointed me this year with utter crap releases and unpleasant slots and I have come to the conclusion that Play 'n Go delivered the best and for me most exciting slots this year with titles such as Raging Rex, Rise of Merlin and Phoenix Reborn. Their slots are not the most complicated or advanced slots but they play slick and deliver acceptable wins on a regular basis for me. A honorable mention goes to Push Gaming & Thunderkick with their releases of Razor Shark and Riders of the Storm.

  • Best Slot of 2019: Riders of the Storm by Thunderkick as I like the theme and design of the slot, the music and the exciting free spin rounds which can pay really well. No megaways needed to produce some really juice 500-1000x wins. A Honorable mention goes to 9K Yeti from @4ThePlayer-com , a very promising release and I look forward to try more slots from you guys!

  • Head in the Sand Award: I have to go with the UKGC on this one. I can understand some of their recent actions but in general their are making it quite unpleasant now for UK players, UK facing casinos and affiliates. I am all for player protection but you can also overdo things.

  • Fall from Grace Award 2019: As a long standing customer and a regular visitor it hurts to say I have to vote for Videoslots. I will never ever fault them on their website, speed of WD processing (among the fastest in the industry), choice of games etc etc, but to lower RTP on multiple slot providers without any decent notification to their affected customers was just not good. I only found out on this forum as I would never ever have found it myself kinda hidden away in between the news articles on the casino website. I mean, who does read those articles. I can understand it if decisions have to be made in a business but even a simple email to affected customers would have received so much more goodwill from players. If I login at a casino, I want to play and not read news articles, there are other websites for that. Sincerely I hope they get back on track as I voted for them as best casino a couple of times. Now the incentive to play there is gone as I can play Play 'n Go and Red Tiger at max. RTP at other accredited casinos.

  • Biggest Disappointment Award of 2019: This one is easy - BTG, simply because all of their slots are horrible unplayable money gobbling monsters except for Danger High Voltage which is their only slot I can really appreciate. In the beginning the Megaways© engine seemed a nice new addition but nowadays it is so over exploited, it is just a blatant joke. This said I give Blueprint a honorable mention as they have dug them selves so deep in Megaways© slots, I wonder sometimes do they even still have people working in their game development. I mean, just buy the copyright of a popular slot and apply the Megaways© engine to it, and voila, Blueprint released another pile of shite. Of course the sick Feature Buy idea (To strip players even faster from their money) also comes from the same camp. These two slot developers have nothing to offer to me, and for the love of God I do not understand why they are so popular.

  • Forum Highlights of 2019: Already mentioned but I also agree that The Remarkable CM Community is a great thread where many people have shared some of their winnings with other members here, a truly nice and popular thread. Another highlight in general is the forum upgrade, I think Casinomeister did a great job on this and the website keeps getting better and better.


  • Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: Okay here I could nominate so many people that I like and respect on this forum but this year I would like to vote for @ChopleyIOM , because I love the way he is involved in many discussions on this forum, is not afraid to give his opinion about anything really, and his videos are so fun to watch because they do not only contain slot sessions but also he discusses industry related topics and issues, has videos about slot emulations and the odd slot reviews. I love to listen to him and his enthusiasm shines through his Youtube videos. Keep on doing what you do mate, I love it! Then I also would like to mention @Kroffe , he is a fairly new member but you brighten up my day with your spot on comments and posts on this forum. You are truly a great addition to this forum and I do not know you in person, but I feel we could be friends easy outside of Casinomeister. I dig your humor and your personality as presented on this forum. Glad to have you here! :)

So these are the votes I wanted to cast and I hope they will count towards the end results.
I hope you guys enjoy reading my fair comments and opinions.

Having said all this I think a huge thank you to all staff members at Casinomeister is in order here.

@Casinomeister @dunover @GourdFollower @LadyJelena @maxd @pereblue @Simmo!
Okay okay, also @News Hound @Vortran007 :D

Thanks for providing such a great place and community for us all.
I love to hang out here and CM has become a part of my daily routine.

Cheers all.


Mark.

Ah, i see you judge people alot better than you judge slots.
Bwahaha!

So, from me and Pooh!
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lockinlove

Staring into the sun
PABaccred
PABnonaccred
Joined
Jan 17, 2014
Location
Canada
best rep goes to Jan. i think he has went way above any rep ever around here that i have seen even above dan from videoslots when he was chosen by myself and other as rep of the year. Jan is professional, friendly, a player who shows screenshots and chimes in on other threads and other casino threads to usually help or give advice or his thoughts. So basically takes part in the community not to just self promote himself. He stays super active and even hands out some really nice promos that are fair and fun. He answers MOST (lol sorry had to) emails and messages even though he is super busy with just about everything else.

He doesnt get involved in the forum drama and back and forth and angry arguments and when someone has an issue with his brand, he just deals with the facts and doesnt get too personal.

Best casino group should go to L&L with the insane amount of progress they have made. i wasnt too sure if i should vote them because Canada doesnt have many options there but i dont think its from lack of trying but more he is handcuffed which is too bad because the Canadian market is pretty good and loyal. i will vote for them though and i also expect some more providers in return :p


There should maybe be a best chat rep award although that may be hard and players probably dont care enough to pay attention. if i could vote for one it would be denka from l&l group...even though just recently i thought i was talking to a female the whole time but it was actually a guy LOL. Not that matters anyways but was just funny after all the conversations we have had. He is super nice and super helpful always and people who do their jobs well should be told so. Actually there are some really good chat reps from l&l not just denka but he is awesome. Neil was awesome too before he moved to another department

i think as long as Jan is around L&L is really going to run the tables on awards for many years especially knowing he has more plans for 2020 including more gaming providers and faster cashouts including weekends. And hopefully some sort of reward program because we all know players love that. Hopefully this community can chill and not drive him away.

Worst casino i dont really play at any bad ones.

Just wanna give a shout out to direx nv. Had some of the fastest cashouts ever from them. Decent promos, decent slot providers and fair wagering. Some of my cashouts were from depositing $10-$50 for my first time ever and then cashing out 2k in hours without any bs or delays. Oshi casino really comes to mind, same with ilucky

Also agree there should be an award for longest active rep. That takes alot to put up with this group that much
 
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colinsunderland

RIP Colin
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Jan 28, 2016
Location
uk
Best Casino - ok this is hard. AllBritish would win, but I have to play elsewhere quite a bit, as they just don't have the providers I play, Merkur, PlayNGo being 2 notable ones, so I'm going to have to reluctantly go with Casumo, for their game selection, decent customer service. However, the second I get hit with a SoW request my account will be closed after seeing what Dunover went through, which is why I'm a bit reluctant about this selection. Also a mention for Novibet.

Best Casino Group - L&L Group

Best New Casino - Novivbet assuming they qualify.

Worst Casino Group - MTST. Not only my problems with them, they still advertise with those affiliates that promote non gamstop casinos. Jumpman Gaming and Aspire can also get a mention here :)

Worst Affiliate Experience - Kindred for scamming affiliates with quotas, despite stating otherwise on here.

Fall from Grace Award - Trada by far. Up until a month ago Videoslots were clear leaders in this for me, pretty much scamming customers by deliberately hiding the RTP reductions, but Trada have gone further, not only having even worse RTP settings than Videoslots, but moving to a platform that are one of the worst in the industry. Live chat customer service has gone from excellent to pathetic, withdrawal times from instant to up to 4 days. Theres just nothing good to say about them, apart from the reps are 2 of the best on here.

Casino Representative of the Year - Jan without a shadow of a doubt. Not only does he sort out pretty much every problem posted within hours, he also engages in the forum as a player, and runs numerous promotions throughout the year, not only to generate signups like a lot do. I'll be shocked if he doesn't win this.

Worst Rep - BTG, only ever post to promote a new slot. Rarely answers a single question put to them. A mention to Burgstorm or whatever his name was, from Netent who only posted to get some free market research.

Most Annoying Forum Member - me :)

Not sure what this would go under, but any casino who refuses to discuss player complaints with the PAB service due to the GDPR, should win an award for being dicks.
 

nisosbar

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Location
Right here
CasinoExtreme and CasinoBrango rate tops in my book for fastest payout anywhere. I mean, all you need to do is get them on chat, and whammo, there you go. Paid. Verification (for doubters) is not painful.

Deckmedia (the Sloto group) is best for bonuses, and #2 for payout speed.
 

L&L-Jan

Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos
Joined
Jun 15, 2013
Location
Malta
I see my name a few times, thanks - love you too, but can I contribute here as well or am I excluded?
 

msample3

Dormant Account
PABaccred
PABrogue
PABnoaccred
Joined
May 4, 2014
Location
usa massachusetts
Votes for sloto group. Being stateside, we are limited but they provide reliable diversified play we can’t get anywhere else with such confidence. !!
PS- Their irep rocks too!
 

greylady

A greyhound loves you more than you love yourself!
Joined
Jan 30, 2017
Location
Scotland
Best CM accredited casino: - I am torn between All British and Fun Casino, need to think about this one.
I have never had any problems with either of these casino's, mainly lag free gaming, withdrawals are processed amazingly quick and KYC is relatively pain free.

Best Casino Group: - L&L Group - don't even need to explain this one.

Best Rep: - Jan from L & L of course. That guy always responds with utmost professionalism here on the forum and he would be a hard rep to beat.

Conor from Trada does reserve a mention as far as I am concerned, even though his hands are tied now with the move to Aspire, he always responds to the forum and does take heed to feedback.

Best Slot : - DOAII even though it has been absolutely brutal for me, the potential is huge.

Fall from Grace: - It can be none other than Videoslots for me. They suddenly stopped announcing new slots on hereat exactly the same time as they reduced their RTP, which is underhanded as far as I am concerned.

Biggest Disappointment:- It has to be BTG. They have flogged megaways to death that it no longer appears new and innovative, it has become 'same old same old' for me.

I need to think about the rest, will grind my brain and respond soon.
 

samdog21

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so no matter what people say about video slots it is by far the most trustworthy casino out there hands down over 2years no bullshit. you win you get paid. the diffrent things they come out with no other casino comes close. #2 even though i had problems with risk casino and there fees. i like playing there. #3ojo fairly new playin there. but overall a good casino. you see the pattern all no wager casinos. but loyal video slots. ty samdog21 . my new catagory best online casino advice number 1 with a bullet cassino meister ty samdog21.
 

shadow123

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Wouldnt like to nominate VS for biggest fall from grace,they have made a lot of mistakes,but
are still a good casino, just wish they would become more player friendly, be more open and stop
making cut backs.Oh and get Dan back
 

Matti

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Apr 18, 2014
Location
Sweden
I see my name a few times, thanks - love you too, but can I contribute here as well or am I excluded?

I can help you out with your list :D

Best rep 2019: @L&L-Jan

Best Casino 2019: Tied between All British Casino, Fun Casino, NoBonuscasino and Casinocasino.

Best New Casino 2019: Hyper

Best Casino Group 2019: L&L Group

Best affiliate program: L&L Group

Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: @L&L-Jan

Worst casino: All other casinos

Fall from Grace Award 2019: All other casinos
 

L&L-Jan

Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos
Joined
Jun 15, 2013
Location
Malta
Best Casino of 2019 = LVBet joined them this year when I was looking for a new novomatic casino. Received great service and they have a quality game selection!
Best Casino Group of 2019 = Bet365 Group Ltd
Best New Casino of 2019 = Justspin - although they stole the logo from NorgesCasino ;)
Best Rep = Homerbert - who also sort issues for casino's he not represents but are on the same platform.
Best Customer Service Award 2019 = Cashmio/Sanni
Best Casino Manager of 2019 = Conor/Trada - and I'm sure he will sort most of the members issues towards AG out in 2020 making Trada a great place to play!
Best Casino Software Experience Award 2019 = Blueprint
Most Awesome Screenshot of 2019 = Tanga: (the game was just live!)
Best Affiliate Program of 2019 = L&L Europe / Sarah - here I can't ignore to avoid us. We have a great team of managers who aim to do anything for an affiliate. Given the founders affiliate backgrounds we've always been very affiliate friendly which I believe is a huge plus.

And I will not vote for the "worst" categories, except:

Worst Group: Tall Mountain Limited - sad to see how many players started a topic about a win they will never receive.
 

BillyGoldblum

Senior Member
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Joined
Oct 10, 2017
Location
Wuhan
Best rep: L&L Jan

Homerbert gets a mention too. Seems to be able to help with any direx nv problems

Best casino: Jonny Jackpot. No problems getting paid. Tonnes of providers, lots of reload bonuses and a weekly 100% with 35x wager and the only rep to join the forum from white hat gaming.

Would love to vote l&l but for some reason only have 3 providers for us. Cant even play blueprints there but can play them everywhere else

i really feel like we need a best streamer award this community is so welcoming to streamers its actually a crime it isnt already :oops::laugh:
 

brianmon

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Joined
May 22, 2013
Location
Cumbria
Best rep 2019: @L&L-Jan - Ever-present and ever-helpful (and often very generous)

Best Casino 2019: All British Casino. Solid, established, regular promos and fast payments (almost instant with debit cards)

Best New Casino 2019: Hyper. as above

Best Casino Group 2019: L&L Group

Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: @ChopleyIOM

Fall from Grace Award 2019: Videoslots. for spending the year cutting anything and everything which made them stand out, to a bare minimum.
I'll spare Trada Casino this year, since there's still an outside chance they'll sort things out with AG

Biggest Disappointment Award of 2019: The BTG smoke and mirror show continues

Best New Slot 2019: DOAII
 
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