Welcome to what is to be our first annual end of year awards.
Having launched this website back in the first week of January 2015 we have seen a meteoric rise in our websites profile and visitor numbers and we have received a lot of great positive feedback. Thank you all for continuing to read our reviews and general ramblings. We aim to really crack on with this website over the next 12 months bringing you even more reviews and stories and making this the casino portal to end all casino portals! But without any further ado, here are this years awards!
Best global online casino 2015
Winner: Slotty Vegas
Slotty Vegas have really set the benchmark for other casinos. Super fast payouts, unbeatable customer service who really care for their customers as well as innovative features like the three monthly tournaments, the listing of slot variance not to mention of course their brilliant Supercharged wins feature and random weekly free spins give-away. A more than worthy winner of our very first Casino of the year award!
Runner Up: redbet
Redbet have a great reputation and their casino design and layout is beautifully crafted with customer experience in mind. Listing all RTP values of their slots is just one of their added value features. Their customer service is always ready to help and they have a trustworthy reputation in the industry. We genuinely love playing at redbet!
Honourable Mention: No Bonus Casino
You can’t argue with a casino that just goes ahead and does exactly what it says on the tin. Everyone is treated like a VIP and this is the perfect casino for medium to high rollers of for any player who doesn’t want to be tied to any wagering requirements. Honest and reliable.
Best USA facing online casino 2015
Winner: Sports Betting
Sports Betting might not be the biggest name in the USA casino industry but we hope that will change. A very trustworthy casino which offers everything from sports betting to 3D slots to poker and more! If you are in the States we don’t really think you need to go anywhere else!
Runner up: Winaday
Winaday have possible the single best casino bonus on the planet. Not only cashable, not only generous but most of all with low wagering requirements. Great customer service on top, this casino is a winner. It’s all down to whether or not you like the SlotEnt slot software or not. A very “Marmite” type of place, you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it!
All Star Slots
Coming from the award winning Club World casino chain, All Star Slots is probably the pick of the bunch. The best RTG casino of 2015. (All Star Slots have in 2017 gone rogue unfortunately after being sold to a shady operator).
Best casino newcomer 2015
Winner: Yako Casino
We have been in regular contact with representatives from Yako casino since before their launch earlier this year and we can say that there is no harder working bunch of casino managers and employees in the industry! They have not been afraid to try new things and are continually tinkering and fine tuning in order to give the player the best experience possible.
Runner up: Kaboo
What can we say about Kaboo? Well it’s unique that’s for sure, probably the best looking casino anywhere and not just from those who opened their doors in 2015. Working hard together with the technical geniuses at NetEnt this casino is stunning! There’s still work for them to do, like with any new casino but the initial signs are hugely promising.
Honourable mention: Omni Slots
Omni Slots is a casino we are already very fond of. They have some great relatively unknown slots, some exclusives and always seem to be the first with the newest Microgaming and Endorphina releases. They keep adding to their arsenal and have a bright future ahead. Just a shame about the actual name of the casino, not too catchy and a bit too similar to the name “Omni casino” (a Playtech casino).
Best new online slot 2015
Winner: Rage To Riches (Play’N Go)
Rage to Riches is unquestionably our winner of Slot of the year 2015. For the casual gamer an online slot has got to be fun, and this is where Rage to Riches really comes in. It’s the old classic arcade game Rampage with nobs on! A unique way to trigger the Rampage bonus and an all round cheerful and entertaining slot in all ways. And for the casual slot player the low variance is perfect allowing for longer periods of gaming with less risk of blowing out. Brilliant.
Runner up: Ninja (Endorphina)
Endorphina know how to make slots and they know we as customers demand innovation and new features. The Ninja delivers us something we haven’t ever seen before with the free spins Black Ninja bonus game and is definitely a slot to check out! We could have picked any of Endorphina’s high variance slots for our shortlist but Ninja really stands out as this slot gives a good chance to players who have almost bankrupted and need to lower their stake level to the minimum.
Honourable mention: Steam Tower (NetEnt)
NetEnt are monsters. Hardly a day seems to go by without them releasing a new slot. They are all different but they are not all equally great. Steam Tower though is our pick of their 2015 efforts, graphically brilliant, great gameplay but sometimes a bit of a ba####d! Played at low stakes this does offer good entertainment value for money and with stakes as low as 0.15 this is one slot that everyone can enjoy!
Best online slot developer 2015
Joint Winners: Play’N Go & Endorphina
2015 really belonged to Play’N Go and Endorphina and has set these two slot manufacturers well on the way to joining the biggest players in the industry. Slots like Tower Quest, Wild North and Rage to Riches (Play’N Go), Satoshi’s Secret, Jetsetter and Ninja (Endorphina) have shown the true potential of these two companies. They clearly understand the wants and needs of the online player, bringing out games of all types, innovating new tricks and features and really just standing out from the crowd. Let’s hope these two can go from strength to strength and pull out a few more surprises for us in 2016!
Readers choice casino of the year 2015
Winner: Fruity Casa
Runner up: Slotty Vegas
Honourable mention: Casumo Casino
For full results see here.
Readers choice slot of the year 2015
Winner: Ninja (Endorphina)
Runner up: Satoshi’s Secret (Endorphina)
Honourable mention: 24 (iSoftBet)
For full results see here.
Most improved casino 2015
Casumo have really targeted FUN as the focal point of their casino. Their design has always been top notch however it has had it’s share of glitches and they have have their teething troubles. However in 2015 they really came of age and are definitely one of the hottest casino destinations on the web with a huge merry band of loyal players who absolutely swear by them!
Online casino hall of shame 2015
Revenue Jet & Affactive
I am not too sure I need to say too much more about these crooks who brought shame on the whole online casino industry. We can all sigh with relief that they have been caught by the authorities and we can all hope they get banged up for a VERY long time!
Must do better in 2016
Slot developer: Playtech
Playtech keep falling further and further behind their rivals and even the high profile release of the Top Gun slot hasn’t done anything to repair their reputation. A lot of hard work and a fresh outlook is needed in 2016 to try and halt their slide. We have given them everything they need if they desire to repair their slot machine department, but we are not convinced they actually care that much.
Casino chain: William Hill
William Hill is one of the biggest names in the entire industry and have massive massive resources behind them. Such a disappointment then that their casino chain is in such poor shape. The William Hill flagship site is doing ok but the rest of their group has a very poor reputation (we have blacklisted most of their group). Hard questions must be asked within their group if they want to save their reputation, but as it stands it seems they only seem to care about pleasing their shareholders.
How did they fare in 2016? Slot and casino of the year awards 2016