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

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EkJR

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Best CM accredited casino: - Not playing at the moment but best one I have had previous dealings with was Videoslots. However, RTP issue isn't great so I'll plump got Casumo.

Best Casino Group: - Group, hmmm, from actively using the forum I'll go for L&L with honourable mention also to Betsson Group.

Best Rep: - Jan from L & L seems like a nice down to earth helpful chap

Best Slot : - Primal - Potential to pay insane.

Fall from Grace: - William Hill and Kindred Group. The only two organisations other than Betat who have/had(in the case of Kindred) appalling disregard for KYC, Gamstop and problem gamblers.

Biggest Disappointment:- That there are still exclusion issues! However, PlaynGo have been shocking this year in terms of providers.

Biggest Plus Point - How casino groups are now tackling problem gambling since the UKGC rule change. Really impressed by how quick and effective all casinos have been in implementing this, even Kindred! William Hill remain the black sheep.
 

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Best Youtube Streamer.

Breakdown:
1. Most Enjoyable
2. Most variety
3. Most interactive
4. Most viewer compassion
5. Best chat response
 

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Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2019 - I need your input!

Considered to be the only awards that matter in the online gaming industry, the Meister Awards are being decided now. These awards, some prestigious - some not, have been dealt out since 2001. 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. :p

The most recent years:

2018 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2017 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, here are the Awards from 2004 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2006 Not too much has changed...


Anyway, I could use your input on best/worst categories. Best player experience - worst player experience - worst named casino, and/or anything else you can think of.

Most Importantly: I create the shortlist of the Best Casino of the year with the input from this thread.

The short list will be voted on (in a secret vote) by the Casinomeister Advisory Group, and active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?
Best = OJO. Worst =All Sky gambling sites
 

LadyJelena

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Gonna break my silence for nominations long 2 years, this time :D
I'll try to mix the perspective of account manager who works with reps and casinos directly and regular CM forum member/occasional player.


Best rep : Although L&L Jan is ultimate and irreplaceable rep, I'll vote for @[email protected] this time, primarily cause I find unfair forgetting what he has done for so many years including this one. Just because he's very busy lately and just because there are some early presumptions Trada is gonna become bad moving onto new platform, doesn't erase his every day concern and interest towards CM community and website, his still fast responsiveness, assistance and creativity.

Kudos to L&L reps Jan and Ryan and @homerbert for sure!! Also special praise for @Twin!

Worth mentioning are also: @Dan_Pragmatic, @BitStarz, @CasumoLouis, @LV BET, @LuckyDino & @CasinoJEFE (same person behind these two accounts - secret revealed) @Bao casino, @Krystal_EGO, @Mark_32Red, @Sebastian - Rizk, @Sloto, @Steven Dawson ... These are also mostly people I personally reeeeally enjoy working with and whom I never have to remind to check forums :D

So, thank you! I'd really like to see many more posts from you, more participation in various topics (meaning much more than replying to tagged posts and talking about own brand(s) only) and competitiveness against our regular best posters and rep winners :p

Best Casino : BitStarz

Tough choice really, but I decided to pick just one, considering many parameters.

Best New Casino 2019 : Hyper Casino

Best Casino Group : Significantly L&L Group. Thanks for everything you've done, including top notch reps, many awesome special promotions and sponsorships this year!!!

Best affiliate program : L&L Group - especially cause of the best and easiest backend system you have :D :p

Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019 : @dionysus - for all the help with creative promotions, interviews, updates, my English text little corrections and watching after forum always when he's awake far away in Canada.

Worst casino : I guess it's Ikibu this time.

Fall from Grace Award 2019 : I don't know. Nobody I'm aware of was really high and got really low.
 
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curremon

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Best rep 2019: @L&L-Jan HANDS DOWN!

Best Accredited Casino 2019: Casinoeuro

Best New Casino 2019: Hyper

Best Casino Group 2019: L&L Group

Forum Member Achievement Award of the Year 2019: @dunover

Fall from Grace Award 2019: Videoslots :mad:

Biggest Disappointment Award of 2019: Quantity over quality with megaways slots... 90% of them are just absolute bullshit
 

dpp00

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yes back for another year the awards always look forward to these, slight change for me this year as

i play very limited amount of casinos ie 4

but best casino no 1 video slots

no 2 32red,

now last few years i always put rizk and guts in but we've parted ways due to what seems like they dont accept

bank statements for proof of address anymore so as they said if you dont have a utility bill our hands are tied,

and i said well i wont be getting one anytime soon,its a bit more boring than this but i cant be bothered,

anywhoo finish off best rep team vs never let me down,

best thread (Brexit whats the difference) absolute must read and great fun,

and best cm member goatwack the non stop one liners always give me a chuckle,

and were done thanks,
 

Mouche12

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Just a quick overview from me:

Best casino: Guts - as they are quite generous to regular depositors - free spins on a slot of my choice and regular no deposit bonuses.

Best Casino Group: L&L

Best Casino Rep: Jan from L&L

Fall from grace: Videoslots - the reduced RTP are especially unfavourable for me as an enthusiastic PnG player.
 

Sonict

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I haven't been able to provide my input lately on here, but I noticed these threads in my PMs and since I do play slots still... My input would be helpful. :)

Best Casino: There are a few that are in the shortlist, but I have to say "Twin Casino" wins out for the great promotions and things that they do. Others that were on my shortlist are:

- N1Casino
- Casumo
- Everum Casino
- Dunder Casino

All are great casinos with quick cashouts and lots of slot providers to choose from as a Canadian.

Worst Casino: Ikibu

Best Casino Group: L&L Group

Casino Representative of the Year: It is Jan from the L & L Group

Fall From Grace: Videoslots. While cashouts, the chat, and the game selection is great. The increased requirements for accessing the freerolls and the lower RTPs on slots is a killer and thus, I rarely play there nowadays. A shame. :/
 

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Oh shit. I forgot that these are the 2019 awards (never mind my initial post :p). We are supposed to be voting on the CASINO OF THE DECADE AWARD.

So how about some input here?? :p

Which casinos have been over the top in being outstanding from 2010 until now :)

(they should have been in operation for at least most of the decade - 32Red was the winner last decade - they were in operation since 2002)
 

paul7388

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Oh shit. I forgot that these are the 2019 awards (never mind my initial post :p). We are supposed to be voting on the CASINO OF THE DECADE AWARD.

So how about some input here?? :p

Which casinos have been over the top in being outstanding from 2010 until now :)

(they should have been in operation for at least most of the decade - 32Red was the winner last decade - they were in operation since 2002)

Well easy winner of the balls-up of 2019 award now:laugh:
 

colinsunderland

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I honestly can't think of one casino that have been operating for that long that I would class as outstanding for the whole time, I would have said Videoslots if it was a year ago, but they started a little dodgy, and the past year has put paid to that.

If I was forced to pick I suppose Casumo would be my choice. Casumo don't do much wrong, but they did have the whole affiliates with dodgy ads, spamming etc a couple of years ago, and at the moment they seem to be going well over the top on some SoW requests, which sours the experience, and stops me playing there anywhere near as much as I was previously. They do have a massive selection of games on the highest RTP settings, pay fast, trustworthy and the site is rarely down.

I think L&L started in 2011 but its only in the last couple of years they have been getting up there as a top casino group really, mainly down to Jan. This time in 10 years, I think they will be a much stronger contender, but as my thoughts are over the full 10 years, I can't say them yet. Still quite limited games, and only very recently started speeding up withdrawals, means I can't say they have been top for 10 years. See you in 2029 though Jan :)
 

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Casino of the Decade has to be Videoslots. They have had their wobbles but still, always pay fast, have an active participation on the forum with great comps. Plus the battles. Just don't play Play'n'Go slots their because of the RTP sucks
 

KasinoKing

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I only have one nomination this year:

Fall From Grace: UNIBET/KINDRED

Kindred bought out 32Red in 2017/18
After a while they reduced my 32Red commission by 75% without my agreement, effectively "stealing" my earnings from players I had referred there over more than 10 years, contrary to their Accreditation Standards.

In 2018 I negotiated a deal with Kindred's head of affiliates that my Unibet commission would remain on the same level with NO player quotas.

But suddenly in November 2019 they reneged on that deal with no prior consultation, cutting my commission by 66%, again contrary to their Accreditation Standards.
I have written to my Affiliate Manager, the Head of Affiliates and the Unibet Forum Rep - but all three of them have chosen to ignore me.

I'm sick of all this shit and I'm very disappointed that Casinomeister allows the Kindred casinos to keep their accredited status, but I guess there's nothing I can do about that.

Happy New Year to all Members!
KK
 
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greylady

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I am in agreement with colinsunderland, it's nigh on impossible to vote for a casino of the decade, even after much thought there is just no contender in my mind.

Had Videoslots not been so underhanded in their tactics when reducing their RTP, they may have got my vote! The way they stopped announcing new slots and their associated RTP at exactly the same time as they reduced their RTP shows me they knew exactly what they were doing and wanted to keep it under wraps as long as they could.
 

lotusch

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Hmmmm that is a tough one, as per Bryan's request my casino of the decade would have been Videoslots but after the recent happenings that is no option anymore.

So for me that would be Casumo but they are only founded in 2012.
Also CasinoEuro is still a great place to play.

For the rest I have no idea for which casino to vote. It is hard these days for a casino to survive for a decade or more and still be top notch in every way.
 

dave1888

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Casino of the decade-casumo

Reasons-incredible reels races for amazing prizes every single day, fast withdrawals to both bank and ewallet,never any issues, great live chat. The only thing I don't like is that the spins aren't wager free but I fear if they did that they might lower RTP like Videoslots have.
 

Lacoste2020

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Casino of the Decade should not be Videoslots because of lack of responsible gaming. I was SE at Videoslots but could play again with the exact same personal details. Thankfully I played only 25 EUR away...

Casino of the Decade has to be CASUMO.
 
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