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Your Input Please Meistermeet 2015 - Thank-You Thread...

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dunover, Feb 4, 2015.

    Feb 4, 2015
  1. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    Well, just got back and have to say a thoroughly surreal and fantastic experience. Good turnout, great people, nice bar and I thoroughly recommend that if you can get to the next one, then do so!

    I took my foil hat (really!) but still nobody recognized me, not even Bryan. :D
    Great meeting the reps like Lucas, Ben and Karolina, a thoroughly charming woman and worthy winner of her award this year!

    The affiliates are a shady bunch though, to be carefully observed at all times...especially KasinoKing at the BJ table.:D

    I had to leave Simmo while he paid for the services of a young woman:eek2:
    (Don't worry, only one of those that give you a nice head and shoulder massage while you're sitting playing slots....)

    Vinyl is a good bloke, doesn't talk as much as he types and knows his stuff, pleasure meeting him too!

    Tirilej came from Sweden and was very naughty smoking cigarettes again tsk tsk but then again I had some company to sneak outside with for a quick puff. :thumbsup: She also took many photos which may or may not be viewable on here soon, depends if we can all afford the blackmail terms.....:eek:

    And Nifty as you all know came all the way from Australia and is a great bloke and I enjoyed our chats, but (as Australians tend to do) shortens names. So Dunover became 'dunny' which of course as you all know is Aussie slang for an outside sh!thouse......:mad: Seriously, a privilege to meet him..:thumbsup:

    I can't remember all of you, as it was quite busy but thanks to all present for a great night, and to those who sponsored it all! :notworthy

    If Nifty can get here from 12000 miles away, let's hope some of the US and Canadian members can too next time if they haven't before. Make a week of it and you'll not regret it, here's hoping!:lolup:
     
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  2. Feb 4, 2015
  3. thebigs

    thebigs Senior Member

    Occupation:
    part time argos slave lol
    Location:
    roscommon ireland
    Glad to hear ye all had a ball.
    If i can escape from wifey i might get there in the next 50 years......
     
  4. Feb 4, 2015
  5. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Not so, you just couldn't hear me over the racket of combined chat and live music unless you were stood right next to me:p

    What took you so long getting back, I got back by midnight, and had to walk from the train station because all the buses had buggered off for the night.

    My biggest shock of the evening took place at Waterloo, the tight fisted blonde gentleman seen either on his bike or suspended on a wire from a zipline wanted £9.60 for the 5 minute tube ride between Waterloo and Piccadilly Circus:mad:
     
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  6. Feb 4, 2015
  7. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    No, I meant back at home now. I got back to the hotel at 2:30 AM after a quick 2 x quarterpounders and large fries at MacDonalds in The Strand. And mentioning 'tight blonde gentleman' may be misconstrued in some quarters. :eek:

    P.S. You could've emptied a few AWP's and paid that £9.60 many times over.
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2015
  9. secret2

    secret2 irishbrit62 MM

    Occupation:
    driver
    Location:
    New York, United States
    I Can NOT wait for the photos of all you rowdy crowd!:):D

    Glad you had a good time!!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2015
  11. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

    Occupation:
    gambler :)
    Location:
    Northants
    Glad you all had good time, Oh well maybe next year for me :)
     
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  12. Feb 4, 2015
  13. Mark_32Red

    Mark_32Red Affiliate Manager for Accredited Casinos

    Occupation:
    Head of Marketing
    Location:
    32Red Marketing Dpt
    Great post Dunover and I'm genuinely gutted I couldn't make it. My claim to fame though is that I still appear in the opening credits on the meister videos from the time I was able to attend (look for a fat a guy next to PatH!)

    I love this. Would I be naughty if we put this to a vote for your forum ID to be changed?

    Mark
     
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  14. Feb 5, 2015
  15. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    I could have made it worse for you, and told you that I pre-bought my train tickets from the South Coast to London (a 2-hour journey) for just £5 each way! :D

    And as Dunover mentioned, after the Meister Meet I hit the blackjack table in the Hippodrome and won £320 - which completely paid back all my 3 nights in hotels, with some to spare for more beers! :cheers:


    I didn't take my camera, but I got a few shots with my tablet (no flash on it, so they are a bit dark & blurry).

    I won't say who's in these photo's as some people might want to remain anonymous - but none are me as I didn't take any selfies!

    Meistermeet 2015 - Thank-You Thread...: CM1.jpg,Feb 5, 2015
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    KK
     
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  16. Feb 5, 2015
  17. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    Yes. :(
     
  18. Feb 5, 2015
  19. secret2

    secret2 irishbrit62 MM

    Occupation:
    driver
    Location:
    New York, United States
    You're a good looking bunch of rowdies! I miss THAT Brit pub gathering! I can just smell the beer from here! :)
     
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  20. Feb 5, 2015
  21. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom

    I didn't have time. I stayed on right till everyone left after 10pm, downed the rest of my cider, and made my way back to Waterloo. I managed to catch the second to last train home, barely had time for a coffee, let alone the AWPs.

    My train ticket was only £15.60, and bought on the day at the station. It wasn't any cheaper online, and adding the tube online was even more expensive than paying £9.60 at Waterloo. The last time I went you could add tube travel onto the train ticket for a modest price through adding a zone to the ticket. Maybe it's to force everyone to use Oyster rather than pay at the gate, but it's useless for me because it doesn't work as far out as Bracknell.

    I could have gone for free because all the barriers were open and not one ticket inspector was to be seen either at the stations nor on the train.
     
  22. Feb 5, 2015
  23. Captain Chaos

    Captain Chaos Senior Member webby

    Occupation:
    Train Guard
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    You still can add a zone to the ticket for a few pounds? It's normally £4/£5 more for an all zones travelcard. It might be slightly different for SWT than FGW but I doubt it's that much. We really need to sort the fare system out...
     
  24. Feb 5, 2015
  25. conker

    conker Senior Member CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Marketer
    Location:
    UK
    Thoroughly enjoyable evening, was great to meet so many other forum members, reps and mods. Sorry to hear about your apparent fleecing on the tube Vinyl, it's insane how much London travel is these days.

    Thanks for hosting the event Bryan and look forward to doing it all again next year. Hopefully more forum members can come down :thumbsup:
     
  26. Feb 5, 2015
  27. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    That's what I did last time, but the system has changed and adding the zones to the train ticket puts the price up from £15 to over £30. It was the same at the station. I tried a return to Waterloo, and compared it to a return to Piccadilly circus. The latter option doubled the price to £31, so I thought I would leave it and buy the tickets separately, the train from SWT, and the tube from Waterloo. It didn't make much difference.
     
  28. Feb 5, 2015
  29. Captain Chaos

    Captain Chaos Senior Member webby

    Occupation:
    Train Guard
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Ouch. That doesn't sound right at all! Sounds like they may have been trying to upgrade you to a peak return to Zone 1 or something? Whenever going to London by train, if you're using the underground and it's outside morning rush hour, just get an all zones travelcard. It's nearly always cheaper. I'll have a look when I get back to work next week. Sounds like you may have been unfairly overcharged. If you still have the tickets you may be able to claim it back.
     
  30. Feb 5, 2015
  31. Matti

    Matti Senior Member MM

    Occupation:
    Business Development Tech
    Location:
    Sweden
    Want to thank CM for the pint of Guiness and some of the best ribs I've had. The meet just came right of :thumbsup:
     
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  32. Feb 5, 2015
  33. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I didn't buy it. I walked instead. Good opportunity to test out Google maps with GPS to find my way around a place like London. I also got to see the lights at night from Waterloo bridge. I did try keying in different ticket options both online and at Waterloo, but they all came up with the same answer, the 5 minute tube ride was between £15 and £9.60. Since I had selected the super saver off peak ticket option for the train, it should have added the equivalent tube ticket, not a peak one. The ticket machine had no such off peak option, and it seems the price was the same whether I selected a specific journey or a zone 1 travel card.

    It's not a very good way to encourage the use of public transport to and within London. I did see a stand of Boris Bikes, and did toy with the idea, but decided against it as I would find navigation much harder trying to cycle and use the Google maps app at the same time. I also didn't know where I could leave the bike when I arrived at Waxy's.
     
  34. Feb 5, 2015
  35. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Always wanted to and would love to attend an event such as this and guessing I've missed out big time with it being in the UK this year as I ain't even got a passport if its held elsewhere next time(s). Seems like a great time was had my all who went - nice one!!!

    This was probably posted prior to the event but can anyone give me a rough idea of what the cost would be (travel / accommodation / food) see if its worth me making an effort to see If I can save for next year maybe :)

    Cheers All!!
     
  36. Feb 5, 2015
  37. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

    Occupation:
    gambler :)
    Location:
    Northants
    As far as I no its been the local meet for a while due to other things going on at the same time, Wolvs to London if you book in advance when you no the date and all that will be cheap, hotel I not sure of but a quick google search will sort that one out, Drinks are free for the few hours :)

    Should not think it would dig a hole in your pocket unless you have to much :drink: and hit the casino :)
     
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  38. Feb 5, 2015
  39. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Just checked NationalRail.co.uk, and off-peak mid-week return from Wolves to London is £26 (Random date in early March)
    You could get a Premier Inn for £69 - or a B&B probably MUCH cheaper.
    Then it's just the underground rip-off.
    At a pinch I reckon you could do it for close to £100.

    KK
     
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