Upcoming Casinomeister Awards 2012 - Your Input Please!!

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Casinomeister

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Yep, it's that time of the year again...the Casinomeister Awards are being assembled, calculated, and kicked around. This is your chance to suggest new and interesting categories, awards, recipients, or any other input for that matter.

For the newbies, The Casinomeister Awards are dished out right after the Xmas break. It's a super special annual event that's been done since 2001.

For quite a number of people, these are the only awards that matter...

The most recent years:

https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2011.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2010.php
https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2009.php

I could use input on best/worst categories. Stupid casino tricks - worst named, and/or anything else you can think of.
 

Balthazar

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worst named

Is it me Bryan or you seem to have a pet peeve with casino names :p

from https://www.casinomeister.com/static/bestworst2011.php
Besides having one of the most incredibly stupid names, Grand Duke is one of the worst run casinos on the planet.

from https://www.casinomeister.com/casino-reviews/ibutlercasino/
Besides having one of the stupidest names for a casino, they have ripped off the Rival brand.

:lolup:

Looking forward for the awards, even though it's not a big suspense for the "best" category.
 

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How about funniest/most stupid casino bonus? Didn't see this on the list, but I could have missed it.

Or even best/most commonly used bonus?

I remember a thread about something tragic that happened, and the casino used it as an opportunity to use as a bonus. I forget what it was, but it was something to do with people dying I think, and the casino made up a bonus about it. Am I remembering this right?
 

binshakindown

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okay

How about 3Dice best casino

Stupid tricks - Betfair asking to get out of the rogue pit, without having to unshaft the players they ripped off.
 

binshakindown

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How about funniest/most stupid casino bonus? Didn't see this on the list, but I could have missed it.

Or even best/most commonly used bonus?

I remember a thread about something tragic that happened, and the casino used it as an opportunity to use as a bonus. I forget what it was, but it was something to do with people dying I think, and the casino made up a bonus about it. Am I remembering this right?

Wasn't that the 911 bonus?
 

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Well...In my opinion best casino still isn't up for discussion - 32Red, eventhough there are a few that are trying hard to be up there with 32Red, as far as I know none, or very few player complaints, and always smooth fair and painless playing experience. It's great that some casinos see the light, and understand what it takes to be up there, and I think they deserve mentioning : Nordicbet and RedBet come to mind

There is a little change for me tho with CS, as RedbetAndy by far has been the most responsive, and fast reacting, to any player issues and suggestions on the forum this year. He has been very active in many general discussions, not directly related to his own casino as well. These are important factors, and help create a good casino/player relationship
I've been noticing him, so at least from me, eventhough I haven't had any problems myself : You're da man this year Andy.

That's it from me right now, but I'll be back with more ;)
 

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I would like to nominate Mr Ben from Nordicbet as Best Casino Manager of 2012.

Ben does not pop into this forum once every month to post a promotion. He literally visits Casinomeister several times every day. Members have always reported that he is super-fast when it comes to replying and solving problems.

Nordicbet is one of the most reputable names in the industry. Few or no complaints. Ben has also proven that he is genuinely interested in feedback from members. He has many times done improvements/changes based on relevant threads in the forum.

Nordicbet's casino section used to be quite boring and not very appealing. I used to see them as a bookmaker with a casino section. But today their casino is one of the best online, and also much more independent from their spots betting.

I think that a lot of this is thanks to Ben who became Head of Casino Operations at Nordic Gaming Group 2-3 years ago.

He re-launched Nordicbet Casino in 2011. Made it much more modern and user friendly with a stronger focus on exciting promotions. He also successfully launched Maxino earlier this year. Great new casino with the same high standard as we are familiar with from Nordicbet

The strong growth in Nordicbet Casino has continued through 2012, which also was pointed out when Betsson earlier this year acquired NGG.

He is also managing two other brands- Tobet and Triobet, but still has all the time in the world when members are contacting him.

There are many great casino managers out there that would have deserved this award, but I think it is about time that Ben gets some “official” recognition. He has been a member for a few years, is very dedicated to what he is doing and has a lot of respect for this forum and players in general.
 

bsilva028

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32red as best casino
slots capital as best manager
[strike]nordicbet as worst manager[/strike]
as worst for me it continues to be virtual group
loco jungle as stupidiest casino name
best software mg
 
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PaaskeDenmark

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32red as best casino
slots capital as best manager
nordicbet as worst manager
as worst for me it continues to be virtual group
loco jungle as stupidiest casino name
best software mg

I can follow you in most.

But nordicbet as worst manager?? :eek:
 

bsilva028

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I can follow you in most.

But nordicbet as worst manager?? :eek:


yes
made some deposites there
never got at least 1 bonus in any deposite
my rtp there is less than 60% and nothing

only get a few free spins sometimes, didnt get anything more than that

however they sthill are a good casino, they paid in time, when there´s some problem the rep and live chat allways solve very fast
but in manager i dont have good experience
 

homerbert

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best manager Redbet-Andy( very helpful for me + he posting in many threads, and he is like another member of forum, but he is manager of casino, thats cool).
best casino Redbet for fast cashouts and helpful support. Probably they dont win due only euros.
best software should go to netent, their new games better than MG news, in my opinion.
 

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Is it just me or has this year been a pretty quite one with regards to online casino's?
I mean a-lot has been going in the back round in regards to regulation in the USA etc but overall no casino's have been that bad and none that have blown us out of the water with excitement either.
overall probably a good thing, it is getting harder for the dodgy ones to set up shop, old days they used to be dime a dozen.
 

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Sorry, forgot to add my two cents worth.

For me it has to be 32RED. As some of you know I won $15,000 from a $50 deposit and some of us would be in head spin about getting this money but I NEVEZR had any concerns that I was going to get my money from 32RED. I literally had the money in my bank account within 36 hours of pushing the withdrawal button. BY FAR the best overall casino out there and I don't see that changing anytime soon. They are way to ahead of any other outfit.
 

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yes
made some deposites there
never got at least 1 bonus in any deposite
my rtp there is less than 60% and nothing

only get a few free spins sometimes, didnt get anything more than that

however they sthill are a good casino, they paid in time, when there´s some problem the rep and live chat allways solve very fast
but in manager i dont have good experience

Well it seems that I failed as a manager and succeeded as a rep :D At least the glass is half full. :thumbsup:
 

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Best casino manager:
Pat Harrison:

No-one has ever treated me more helpfull, attentive and generous in terms of Online Casinos.
He is actually a very, very busy man, but always seems to find the time for me when i need something.
Thanks Pat! :notworthy rock on:)

On a pretty close second place i would like to recommend Enzo, Ben, Andy and Iano to anyone, who
is looking for an involved rep/manager, they are all generous, and helpfull, and open to communication at almost any time.:thumbsup:

But again i say, Pat is just one step ahead ^.^

Best Casinos:
32red, best MicroGaming casino out there, Club Rouge is awesome, nice promos, nice comps, top support 99.9% of the time. They have the best manager, the best Marketing manager, and even when i lose, i am still happy there.When i would cashout, i know it's paid there as soon as they can.
Naturally this goes for their other brands Dash, Golden Lounge and Nedplay too:)

3Dice, best stand alone software, cool and original games, Super awesome support with one of the coolest chat-rooms. Always free tourneys around the clock for VIP's and non-VIP's,
Their manager is at a cool second place, and the Floor manager (Anna) is also a gem, very helpfull and ofcourse in my experience they still have the fastest hasslefree withdrawals.
Great promos around the different holidays and feasts.

Nordicbet and Redbet are equally good: very generous management, which are also very active reps here, helpfull at all times, open for discussion, nice promos and bonuses, easy loyalty system (Redbet is still finishing the touches of their program though, iirc) I have heard both have super fast payment, but still failed to try myself (could've plenty though)
Ben and Andy both run more brands then the two mentioned, i assume, that naturally those also deserve the same credit, but i haven't really played there.
Came to love Netent thanks to these two casinos and their managers!
*rainmaker has of course also had something to do with that ^.^

Note: I would've tested Butlers Bingo more too, but since they are Microgaming, i didn't really give them a chance due to budget reasons and 32Red :)
Still Iano is a really nice, active and helpfull guy, also did some fun contests here, so i will try them the next year.

I don't know the management of Jackpot Capitol group yet, but i am going to find out more next year:
What i do know is that they are the only RTG out there im willing to play at: made a few small trips to their casinos, and was surprised at their easy rules and generousity to incent players to come and play there. ( i did some survey not too long ago, and since then it seems like they really listened and improved their promos, and i think they are the most flexible on the rules concerning bonuses etc.


Worst Casino:
Gala Casino, they came here promising golden mountains, and their two reps here might have been nice and threw some fun promos, but in the end their support was very hard to reach, and i was told before i signed up that despite me being Dutch, i could play the IGT games (something i really longed for) but of course i could'nt.:(
Theres nothing wrong with them really if had i just wanted a Playtech Casino, but that was not my interest...

Best Affiliate site:
I must say rainmaker is running a site, in a way that i am sort of planning my own soon to launch project:D
:thumbsup: wtg Rainy, you have my vote!

Best Casino Info medium:
Very important to me, and all reps and affy's around, i.m.o. CasinoMeister!
Thanks for everything, Bryan, Max (except for the undeserved infraction:p), Webzcas and Vortran, i learned a lot, and plan to learn more!
Also a fun place to hang out at times!

Best Marketing Manager:
Mark of course! what that guy does for us we all know, and thats worth a lot of appreciation!!
Thank you Mark :notworthy


Thats my 2 cents!
 

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Every little helps right?

Just my opinions (rightly or wrongly)




Best Casino 32 Red, never had any problems, fast widthdrawal, good software, good value and clear bonuses
Redbet, never had any problems, fast widthdrawals, good software, good value and clear bonuses.

Best Software For me its usually Microgaming, but this year I perfer Net Ent, for me they have had a lot better games release's than Microgaming.

Evil Marketing Award CasinoLaVida - due to the misleading emails they sent out, although they apoligised, they still continued to send them out (This isnt a bash, I will update
my thread when I have more info from the ASA ;)

Best Casino Group CWC for me, I had a big win eairler this year, widthdrew without any issues and was still welcomed at other casinos in the group, I quite like that not all
casinos in the group have the same games i.e Buzzluck vs Clubworld

Best Casino Manager For me again I'm undecided and it's a toss up between three of them, Andy (redbet) - Mark (32 Red) - Tom (Clubworld) each of them are active, respond to
requests quickly


Last years awards list is quite long, but will update this post with more when I ave the time ;)
 

Nate

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I have had very positive experiences this year... Well... I have a few nominations for the category of Best Casino Manager. I can't ONLY choose one as I believe all the individuals have rendered me excellent service.

Best Casino Manager

Pat Harrison - 32Red

I have always had a stellar relationship with Pat. He is helpful, informative and even if you rant, he maintains a level headed approach and is the same person he was before you ranted:p. I recently left the country and was able to play at 32Red - I contacted Pat and EVERYTHING was arranged for me to pop in and play. Pat did not remove my status are a Club Rouge member and I qualified for ALL perks that I previously got when I played there - I had arrangements with 32Red - they were ALWAYS honored even if I was absent close to a year. I also received my birthday bonus from 32Red and Pat personally came on to Live Chat to talk a bit with me. I have heaps of respect for this man and his ethics. He has the ability to make any player feel valued!

Best New Casino and Best Casino Manager

Redbet and Andy

Andy is the kinda guy you would love to have as a VIP Rep... well, we got better than that.. He IS the Casino Manager. He is responsive, generous and pretty much awesome. Andy has gone BEYOND what I expected from an Online Casino Manager. Being a beginner affiliate, I have had so much of help and advice from Andy (and Keith Hathaway) its not funny :) - No other Casino Manager went out of their way to help me like Andy did. They are right up there with the best of outfits. As I player I have been treated really super and Andy is always there for advice, queries or even just a bit of banter (Even if he is not at work :)). Redbet have also been the Casino I have enjoyed playing the most at recently. I often play at Night and when I hit withdraw, I move on to Whitebet and my Neteller account already reflects payment. Live chat is helpful and responsive and will even process a payment for you!!! Special mention must go to Andy's participation in the forum (even over Weekends and during the evenings) He is currently the MOST active Rep in this forum and the community appreciates his contribution! It's nice to see reps logging in, but what counts is their participation. I would recommend any Brand under Andy!

Best Casino Manager

Ben - Nordicbet

Well I can remember the first time I corresponded with Ben... It was over a rant about Nordic - Well not really a rant, but I was voicing my discontent about something. Ben took the initiative to contact me and try to change my perception. I have been a regular player at Nordicbet / Triobet since then because of Ben. If Nordicbet didn't have Ben (or Robin), I probably wouldn't play there. He has been patient, generous and very accommodating. Ben tries to assist even when he is not in office and over the weekends. Your Emails or PM's never go unanswered and I believe Ben sacrifices a lot of his 'Off time' for Nordicbet - Trying to make your experience one of the best. I would also like to nominate him as I feel he is one of the Best Managers and reps out there!

Best Assistant Casino Manager


Robin - Nordicbet

I have to add Robin from Nordicbet into the fray here. Robin has been an awesome Deputy (Not mine LOL) when Ben is on Vacation. It doesn't stop there though... I often communicate with Robin and he is right up there with Ben in resolving queries or even assisting me with advice on Websites and Affiliate stuff. He is a cool, calm and generous guy who will try his utmost best to resolve issues and assist wherever he can. When Ben retires in 2047, Robin will probably take over and Nordicbet will run like Ben never left:D. I am confident that Robin has the capabilities to run Nordicbet or any online Casino already as he is already proving to be one of the very best.

Best Casino

Im kinda stuck between 32Red, Redbet and Nordicbet... But as always, 32Red is right up there with the best offers to players and stellar service... My vote goes to 32Red with Redbet and Nordicbet NOT very far off...

Nate
 

De Beuker

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Best casino: 32RED.
Gets a bit boring, yes, but they are the best out there, no doubt.
Stellar CS, always fast payouts, weekend or night, flush on request, what else do you need?

Best manager: Andy (Redbet)
Very responsive, and the reason I play at Redbet/Whitebet/Heypoker again.
I feel safe there, like 32RED.
The only difference is I cannot win there (SO FAR!), but I've planned my revenge this weekend.:D
I want to experience their fast cashouts, but Rainmaker keeps emptieng the Sherrifgame before I can..:(

Hear alot of good things about Nordicbet, but as long as they keep bonusbanning my country, no way I'm gonna deposit there, sorry..

Worst casino: Virtual (do they still exist?)
 

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Best US Facing Casino-3dice for sure.
Best Casino Manager - Enzo and Anna
Best Customer Support is the 3dice support team.

There are a few options for USA players left, but 3dice hands down is the best. Fast payouts, no hassles, round the clock tournaments, promotions, extras etc and most importantly, the reps care about their players :rolleyes:
 

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Well it seems that I failed as a manager and succeeded as a rep :D At least the glass is half full. :thumbsup:

yes IMO you won as rep and as helper / friend

you tried a lot to help me few months ago and i say thank you again for all your help
 
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