CM Announcement It's that Time of Year Again!! The Meister Awards for 2021 nominees!

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Casinomeister

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Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2021 - I need your input!

The Meister Awards are probably the most anticipated awards for the entire online casino industry. Considered by many to be the only awards that matter because these are awards with the players in mind dished out by our community. It's not some high fiving back slapping industry event - these are awards that are for the Best and the Worst entities and people that are associated with online gambling. This is your chance to let us know what casino should be on our short list. Also you can suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :cheers:

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 the early days of 2001.

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

The most recent years:

2020 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2019 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, for shits and giggles here are the Awards from 2008 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2010 Not too much has changed...

How we decide

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 active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?

Best Casino
Best Casino Group
Best Casino Manager
Best Customer Service :drink:
and.....
 

L&L-Jan

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Malta
Hi all, to be fair: I'm out for Representative of the year. Although 3x strike would be epic though, but I don't feel I deserve it. Didn't had the chance to run promotions due to focus on the Dutch license application and my regular day to day tasks.

Also the fact that I won an Igaming idol award this year in the category Marketing, I think it's time for a new rep of the year.

I would be really keen to take any other award though :) Preferably best group and best casino, thanks in advance :)

Kr. Jan
 

dionysus

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Well, I think there's been far and few between this yr for 'best' of the best. I'll check the shortlist and cast my CAG vote then.
Group, I'd hand it to L & L as per usual; Jan's generally around, and on the whole, always seem few complaints and sorted when there are. I/we have been hit with the dreaded SOW and arent willing to disclose all our finances, but I suppose that it is what it is.

I'd give a nod to the staff for making the place what it is, the members that add that light of positivity in contributions, and I'm sure Bry has a bag of dicks laying award for the Bag of Dicks award, so the peeps make the site miserable can eat one of those. :p
Kudos to the reps that keep sticking around and helping out.
A shout out to Halvor for adding to, or picking up, trance's reins where able.

For good and/or bad, threads that keep on trucking, Videoslots, VS BoS, covid and Bonanza and the plethora of political threads (Brexit, US politics and General Election)

Worst slots: Book of ...whatevers....Dead, turnips, and all their ilk. Try something new, eh, rather than 2001st iteration.
Member achievement; Dunno..Kroffe, maybe? He's in most threads and come a long way from being the resident meme monster to contributing wit and helpful advice.
If staff could take it, I'd say maybe LadyJ for bringing new casinos into the fold when we need them and the promotions that sometimes come with them. A difficult time I suspect to bring in new that might have any lasting or staying power what with regs on the other side of the pond.

To all the 'worst' awards and SMH moments, everyone else can wade through..it's been a weird year. and I pretty much stick to one site, 2 at most - though I foresee 'shopping around' in 2022.

Otherwise, cheers for still having a place to pop in and read and catch up on all the news and international hoopla.
Cheers CM :thumbsup:

:cheers:

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hughdal

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Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2021 - I need your input!

The Meister Awards are probably the most anticipated awards for the entire online casino industry. Considered by many to be the only awards that matter because these are awards with the players in mind dished out by our community. It's not some high fiving back slapping industry event - these are awards that are for the Best and the Worst entities and people that are associated with online gambling. This is your chance to let us know what casino should be on our short list. Also you can suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :cheers:

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 the early days of 2001.

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

The most recent years:

2020 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2019 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, for shits and giggles here are the Awards from 2008 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2010 Not too much has changed...

How we decide

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 active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?

Best Casino
Best Casino Group
Best Casino Manager
Best Customer Service :drink:
and.....
and...... The unknown player who won the Jackpot King 6 Million Euro jackpot on a 60 pence spin in 2021.
 

Davey86

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Best casino? Unfortunately I’m in the U.K. so my choices are getting limited! Unibet fast paying most games novibet most games and all British but only because Jan is almost on here everyday so if their was ever a problem I’d like to think he could help. (Awaiting free spins and no wager bonus 😉)

Dick of the year award has to go to the ukgc
 

LadyJelena

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Well, I think there's been far and few between this yr for 'best' of the best. I'll check the shortlist and cast my CAG vote then.
Group, I'd hand it to L & L as per usual; Jan's generally around, and on the whole, always seem few complaints and sorted when there are. I/we have been hit with the dreaded SOW and arent willing to disclose all our finances, but I suppose that it is what it is.

I'd give a nod to the staff for making the place what it is, the members that add that light of positivity in contributions, and I'm sure Bry has a bag of dicks laying award for the Bag of Dicks award, so the peeps make the site miserable can eat one of those. :p
Kudos to the reps that keep sticking around and helping out.
A shout out to Halvor for adding to, or picking up, trance's reins where able.

For good and/or bad, threads that keep on trucking, Videoslots, VS BoS, covid and Bonanza and the plethora of political threads (Brexit, US politics and General Election)

Worst slots: Book of ...whatevers....Dead, turnips, and all their ilk. Try something new, eh, rather than 2001st iteration.
Member achievement; Dunno..Kroffe, maybe? He's in most threads and come a long way from being the resident meme monster to contributing wit and helpful advice.
If staff could take it, I'd say maybe LadyJ for bringing new casinos into the fold when we need them and the promotions that sometimes come with them. A difficult time I suspect to bring in new that might have any lasting or staying power what with regs on the other side of the pond.

To all the 'worst' awards and SMH moments, everyone else can wade through..it's been a weird year. and I pretty much stick to one site, 2 at most - though I foresee 'shopping around' in 2022.

Otherwise, cheers for still having a place to pop in and read and catch up on all the news and international hoopla.
Cheers CM :thumbsup:

:cheers:

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Did I understand well that I'm nominated here for something? :laugh::laugh:
 

L&L-Jan

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Location
Malta
Here's my input:

Best Casino: Pokerstars
Best Group: L&L
Best Customer Service: Party Poker
Best Slot: The Goonies Return
Best Player Experience: Pragmatic Play
Best Forum Member: Can't pick :) Helped a bunch but barely had to help Kroffe, who is always creative with contributions. Kroffe it is.
 

incrediblestuff

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Deffo agree on the @LadyJelena sentiments! Having shortly met her in the Pub at that wonderful Meister Meet, i can affirm this wholeheartedly :D

Best casino? Unfortunately I’m in the U.K. so my choices are getting limited! Unibet fast paying most games novibet most games and all British but only because Jan is almost on here everyday so if their was ever a problem I’d like to think he could help. (Awaiting free spins and no wager bonus 😉)

Dick of the year award has to go to the ukgc

If the UKGC doesn't receive the Bag Of Dicks award, I'm deleting my account :thumbsup:
I can see where you both are coming from, and agree to an extent: but as the Dutch KSA - basically our version of the UKGC - has also been ruining our choices and overall experience, i'm afraid i'll have to vote for them instead! Local bias ofc. :p

On the list, i'll wait for the CAG list, but will also have limited input, as all the recent changes have certainly had an impact on my playtime.

FWIW:

Best Casino: Nr. 1 Casino until they gave me the boot, is still Leovegas. Closely followed by Unibet and Vera & John, but they were very quick in closing to the Dutch, like months before the rest, so as said, only had one a few months to 'experience' them this year..

Best Rep: Would have to be a toss up between Mark or Jan, because i know they both rock, and have kept up their presence on the forums unrelentlessly! From what i've seen of course: my forum time is also on an all time low :)

Best Software Provider: This year, that would be Hacksaw, because i really fell in love with their crazy streaky slots. Feast or famine, but the feast is worth the wait, in this case! Closely followed by NoLimit and BTG. Hardcore slots for the majority, but definitely ticking all the right boxes for me, such as big win potential (up to lifechanging), cool immersive sounds and graphics, and most offer 'low budget' min bets :thumbsup:

Relax gaming has been very solid too, but alas: there's no room for a fourth on the classic styled pedestool! :p

That's all the input i have for now, if i think of something more i'll pop by again!
Goes without saying CM is still the best Gambling related forum on the web, and as such a big cheers to the whole team! And of course BIG shout-outs to all of you - the lovely members that keep this place engaging!

:cheers:
 

postwest

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Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2021 - I need your input!

The Meister Awards are probably the most anticipated awards for the entire online casino industry. Considered by many to be the only awards that matter because these are awards with the players in mind dished out by our community. It's not some high fiving back slapping industry event - these are awards that are for the Best and the Worst entities and people that are associated with online gambling. This is your chance to let us know what casino should be on our short list. Also you can suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :cheers:

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 the early days of 2001.

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

The most recent years:

2020 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2019 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, for shits and giggles here are the Awards from 2008 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2010 Not too much has changed...

How we decide

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 active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?

Best Casino
Best Casino Group
Best Casino Manager
Best Customer Service :drink:
and.....
Best Casino: I'm in the US so I don't have access to a lot of good ones, but I really like Bovada. I've won the most there, they paid it out quick, they have a nice assortment of slots and table games...
Best Casino Group: I don't know, Best Casino Manager: I don't know, Best Customer Service: I only know who the worst in customer service is. I can't see the rest of the message so I'm assuming that's all the 'Best Ofs' that I need to vote for or whatever. 👍
 

Mark_BGO

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I recommend Mark be awarded Rep of the year so he can slap that award on the desk of his next employer and demand a bloody good contract
Thanks Colin but the tankard will be taken with me anyway, doesn’t matter what desk it is on it lol.
 
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bamberfishcake

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Play'n GO should get the Bag of Dicks award for removing RTP from their game info. Alternative versions are bad enough, which they take a lot of responsibility for pushing, now they think it's reasonable to hide it from players.? Irresponsible and the kind of stunt pulled by shameless con merchants on unsuspecting grandmas.

Pragmatic Play should get some credit for going against responsible gambling and making their competitions a minimum of 50p stake with an excessive number of pop-ups when you try to opt out. Maybe an Irresponsible Gambling Award.

Kindred
still get the Best Group - ultra-reliable in terms of game errors, immediate withdrawals and one of the only outfits who can call themselves professionals for doing things the right way, on time.

Best Casino would be Novibet now. Purely because, from what I can tell, they offer the most at the highest RTP. Sure, they have some lower but all new Unibet additions are mid-range or worse, whereas Novibet is still listing some new games at max, which is encouraging.

Best Software Provider is a difficult category for me. Peter & Sons have made the most beautiful games and put many other developers to shame with their effort and artistic creativity. Avatar UX comes close on game mechanics with their PopWins series but I would have to agree with incrediblestuff and say Hacksaw Gaming as Best Software Provider 2021.

Best Rep - Charles Gross, the CEO from Slotsmillion who doesn't shy away from awkward questions and tackles them head-on like a pro. I like a rep who stands tall with their brand and doesn't just pop up for the good times.

How about the Best Casino Shill award? :)

And all members, even the ones I have had some, umm, interesting discussions with deserve a pat on the back. Love the kaleidoscope of personalities, the diversity makes everyday original.

Nominate myself for Faceplant Of The Year after thinking the world was on the brink of revolution, before being told YouTube has stopped listing dislikes - I had my Anonymous Facemask on and was on the way to downing street with my pitchfork.

p.s. Honourable mention to Elk Studios who are consistently cool. I think Stars of Orion could have taken game of the year had it been released sooner.
 
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DreamRJ

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Pokerstars for me seeming VS is completely going downhill and I also stopped playing there too.

I also agree that there should be a biggest Dick award this year. To which the UKGC would be number 1 choice!
 

the Shamus

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Hi Folks:

Worth noting, I am from Ontario, Canada -- so we might have limits you do/do not have. We can play in Ontario (OLG is the only game in town until NEXT YEAR. It is government run. As companies like Scientific Games, IGT, High 5 Games, BLUEprint, etc, get snapped up in Ontario, we can't play them world wide!

The best site I have found is PlayAMO by Dama N.V.. I like this the most because of their great payback (Play'n GO, or companies that offer variable payback), the quick pay (once establieded), the speed new games come out, the large 'FAVOURITES' section you can keep, the comps (not obvious), but a great section, and good PROMO is you want thes. This companie also advertises regularly on Canadian television.

A close runner-up is Play OJO -- not quite as much selection (still great) , the best comps, I like the setup, fast payback and their advertising. They always seem to try harder for the company. SLOTSMAGIC is a great sister site -- almost identical, but comps not quite as good.

Best Software Provider:

Oh, tought. So many amazing groups to choose from! Wow! What a year.

The Worst Overall:

Nolimit City - This company makes some of the most volatilie machines out there. Nothing wrong with that. But, you can BUY A BONUS in so many ways --- with bets that are enormous. In one night, most people could lose their 'life savings'. The limits should be clearly marked. eg. Goblins Das xBoot -- crazy betting avaiable!

Other nominees for worse: Pragmatic Play. This is not because they have bad graphices or sound; but this company would be my yop choise the previous 2 years. That's the problem. I got use to a company with a great mix of games -- from medium to high. Last year, there were two significant shanges. Almost ever games was high volatility -- some super high volatility. What happened to the medoim spinners? Sure, you can so back and play older titles (till they disappear --- as some rotate off after 80 title). Also, different companies are making games -- great games, but the Pragmatic Play feel that always made me look forward to their releases ... well. it isn't quite there.

The Best Overall Compamy:
Nolimit City - Okay, I complamed about this company, now they must be praised! Fantastic sound, graphics and so many way to win their games inside and outside the bonus. This pushes the boundaries ie. Mental. Incentive features ... and game play that just makes me smile! I can win hundreds of dollars on .20 (cents) -- but, don't be fooled! These games are extremely volatile -- 3000 spins is nothing --- so, make sure this works with your play style.

Runner Up:
Play'n Go, ELK and BLUEprint

Best Slot of the Year:
Nitropolous (Elk) - This had me playing more spins that any other game. Lots of great hits in and out of BONUS. Not a beginners game -- put always tons to watch. Just drips with potential. The graphics, sound math -- complete mastery! Elk did some amazing games. I look forward to what they release next!

There were so many great games this year. Just a pleasure to be a player.

Scott "The Shamus" Brown

PS - I would rank PlayAMO as my favourite. Fast payback, great selection of titles, and they go up fast (which is important to me). Second would be PlayOJO -- love the comps -- but, does not pay as high on "variable payback" hames by companies such as Play'n GO! Players need to be aware!!


Runner Ups:

East Coast vs West Coast (Nolimit City)
Wild Roro (Elk)
Tundra Wolk (Playson) -


Where are they Now? Big Time Gaming -- Either I can't see their releases or there just wasn't much released! MEGAWAYS was amazing ... adopted by many companies. I was a Donuts lover -- but what is next?

Just a great year for online slotting.
 

the Shamus

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Best Casino: I'm in the US so I don't have access to a lot of good ones, but I really like Bovada. I've won the most there, they paid it out quick, they have a nice assortment of slots and table games...
Best Casino Group: I don't know, Best Casino Manager: I don't know, Best Customer Service: I only know who the worst in customer service is. I can't see the rest of the message so I'm assuming that's all the 'Best Ofs' that I need to vote for or whatever. 👍
Hello ... several US states like Michigan have at lease 5 options -- so, the US is slowly opening up!
 

hughdal

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Location
scotland
Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2021 - I need your input!

The Meister Awards are probably the most anticipated awards for the entire online casino industry. Considered by many to be the only awards that matter because these are awards with the players in mind dished out by our community. It's not some high fiving back slapping industry event - these are awards that are for the Best and the Worst entities and people that are associated with online gambling. This is your chance to let us know what casino should be on our short list. Also you can suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :cheers:

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 the early days of 2001.

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

The most recent years:

2020 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2019 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, for shits and giggles here are the Awards from 2008 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2010 Not too much has changed...

How we decide

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 active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?

Best Casino
Best Casino Group
Best Casino Manager
Best Customer Service :drink:
and.....
My vote goes to Poker Stars. Although they are historically a online poker site the casino is top notch. Good RTP, slot choices, customer service, simplified bonus system and hassle free payout to validated customers. Like any site they have their issues: a bug that freezes game play with a stuck game and a system favoring large betting on promotions but all in all I wouldn't even consider moving to another site.

Hughdal
 

KasinoKing

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I never thought I would hear myself saying this, but the best casino I am playing at right now is Bet365!
And that's because they have many of my favourite slots which are still on the old max RTPs :thumbsup:

Another thing I never expected, is that my casino play has reduced dramatically over the last 12 months. The combination of the ridiculous UKGC rules, removal of autoplay and criminal lowing of RTPs has taken most of the pleasure out of playing :(

KK
 

Captain_Delete

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Joined
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Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2021 - I need your input!

The Meister Awards are probably the most anticipated awards for the entire online casino industry. Considered by many to be the only awards that matter because these are awards with the players in mind dished out by our community. It's not some high fiving back slapping industry event - these are awards that are for the Best and the Worst entities and people that are associated with online gambling. This is your chance to let us know what casino should be on our short list. Also you can suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :cheers:

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 the early days of 2001.

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

The most recent years:

2020 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2019 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, for shits and giggles here are the Awards from 2008 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2010 Not too much has changed...

How we decide

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 active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?

Best Casino
Best Casino Group
Best Casino Manager
Best Customer Service :drink:
and.....

Best and Worst of Online Gambling - Meister Awards for 2021 - I need your input!

The Meister Awards are probably the most anticipated awards for the entire online casino industry. Considered by many to be the only awards that matter because these are awards with the players in mind dished out by our community. It's not some high fiving back slapping industry event - these are awards that are for the Best and the Worst entities and people that are associated with online gambling. This is your chance to let us know what casino should be on our short list. Also you can suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter. :cheers:

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 the early days of 2001.

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

The most recent years:

2020 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister
2019 Meister Awards,Best and Worst in Online Gambling - Casinomeister

LOL, for shits and giggles here are the Awards from 2008 :D
The Best and Worst of Gambling for 2010 Not too much has changed...

How we decide

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 active Meister Minions at the end of December.

So, who/what will it be?

Best Casino
Best Casino Group
Best Casino Manager
Best Customer Service :drink:
and.....
Best Casino: CasinoFriday
Best Casino Group: Rootz (Wildz, Caxino, Wheelz)
Best Casino Manager: CasinoFriday
Best Customer Service: CasinoFriday
Best Provider of the Year: Play'N Go
Best Slot of the Year: Mental (Nolimit)
Best Innovation of the Year: LivespinsTM by CasinoFriday
 
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