The EGR Awards is the premier yearly event where iGaming companies that power the online casino arena receive industry wide recognition. The EGR black-tie event, scheduled to take place at the Hurlingham Club in London on the 20th of June this year, celebrates and rewards suppliers and operators for their outstanding contributions, services and achievements.
The recently published shortlist for 2018 EGR nominations included category nominations for best Bingo Supplier, Innovation in Mobile, Innovation in slot provision, Live Casino Supplier, Mobile Supplier, RNG supplier, Slot Provider, Software Rising Star, Platform of the Year, Skill games supplier, Poker Network, Mobile Gaming Network, and Innovation in Payment Solutions.
Play’n Go Nominated for no less than Seven EGR B2B Awards
Play’n Go, Co-Founder and CEO, Johan Tornqvist shared in a media conference how honoured and delighted the Swedish software developer is with receiving nominations in seven different categories. Tornqvist feels it is a testament to the team’s hard work over the past year and winning the Slots Provider of the Year category at the International Gaming Awards on the 8th of February guaranteed a brilliant start to 2018.
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The panel of judges will announce the winners of the prestigious EGR awards on the Wednesday the 20th of June and Play’n Go is in line to possibly win no less than seven awards. The seven categories in which the developer received a shortlisting includes the following:
Innovation in Slots Provision
Play’n Go is competing against Tom Horn Gaming, OpenBet, Playtech, Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Oryx Gaming, FSB, BetConstruct, and R. Franco Digital
Mobile Gaming Software
Competitors include Extreme Live Gaming, Microgaming, Yggdrasil Gaming, NetEnt, ELK Studios, Authentic Gaming, Pariplay Ltd, Golden Race, SBTech, Connective Games and Golden Race
Mobile criteria encompass: User experience, user interface, product flexibility, product development and innovation
Innovation in RNG Casino Supplier
Nominated participants include Yggdrasil Gaming, Relax Gaming, Playtech, Pragmatic Play, Quickspin, Red Tiger Gaming, Oryx Gaming, Microgaming, ELK Studios, NetEnt, and BetSoft Gaming
Judging criteria comprise of: understanding the needs of players, innovation, product differentiation, user experience as well as product deliverability and development.
Casino Slot Providers
Entrants include Yggdrasil Gaming, Red Tiger Gaming, Quickspin, Playtech, Pragmatic Play, Genesis Gaming, NetEnt, Microgaming, Ganapati PLC, BetSoft Gaming, ELK Studios, and Red Tiger Gaming
Criteria cover: innovation, product development, understanding the players needs and commercial success
Innovation in Mobile Gaming Software
Play’n Go competes with ELK Studios, Microgaming, NetEnt, Quickspin, Bede Gaming, Authentic Gaming, Extreme Live Gaming, Pariplay, SBTech, Yggdrasil Gaming, Golden Race, and Connective Games
- Innovation in RNG Casino Software
Challengers include NetEnt, ELK Studios, Yggdrasil Gaming, Wazdan, FunFair Technologies, Authentic Gaming, BetConstruct, RTG Asia, Lottoland Solutions, Singular, and Quickspin
Online players can expect a wave of exciting new games from this year’s Software Rising Star nominations, new developers competing for this award include XCaliber, Miss, Iron Dog Studio, Gamban, Rightlander, Dench eGaming Solutions, and Kalamba Games.
The annual Innovation in Payment Solutions nominations include Paysafecard, Easy Payment Gateway, MoneyMatrix, SafeCharge and MuchBetter.
EGR 2018 Online Operator Nominations
The Kindred Group dominates the shortlist for the Marketing and Innovation Awards with a well-deserved twelve nominations, while LeoVegas Casino is rightly proud of its eleven nominations. The marketing and innovation award categories include Casino Marketing Campaign, Innovation in Casino, Innovation of the Year and Brand of the Year to name only a few. This years shortlisted operators include exemplary performances from the following:
- EGR Casino Brand of the Year Award
PlayOJO, Mr Green Casino, LeoVegas, JackpotJoy, PokerStars, Vegas Hero, Virgin Games, Gala Bingo, and Metal Casino
- Innovation of the Year Award Nominees 2018
William Hill, BetBright, LeoVegas, Karamba Casino, Videoslots, Mr Green Casino, SuprNation, Kindred Group, The Stars Group, Sky Betting & Gaming
- Best Native App
Mr Green Casino, Wunderino, LeoVegas, Grosvenor Casino, Ladbrokers Coral, Bookee, Kindred Group
- Casino Marketing Campaign
PlayOJO Casino, LeoVegas, Mr Green Casino, William Hill, Metal Casino, BGO, Betsson Group, Sky Betting & Gambling, Kindred Group
- Sportsbook Marketing Campaign
Mr Green Casino, Kindred Group, LeoVegas, Estoril Sol Digital, 12BET, Sky Betting & Gaming, Betsson Group
2017 EGR Award Winners
Several of last year’s EGR winners again saw their names integrated into the shortlisted for the 2018 awards, and with only weeks remaining before the announcement of this year’s winners it is the perfect time to look back and remind ourselves of who was on the receiving end of this prestigious award ceremony in 2017:
- Mobile Gaming Software Award: Microgaming
- RNG Casino Supplier: NetEnt
- Innovation in RNG Casino Software: NetEnt
- Mobile Supplier: NetEnt
- Slots Provider: Yggdrasil Gaming
- Innovation in Mobile: Quickspin
- Innovation in Slots Provision: Red Tiger Gaming
- Software Rising Star:Pragmatic Play
In 2017 the EGR Operators Awards attracted over 800 of the world’s leading online gaming professionals when held at the swanky Grosvenor House in the posh Mayfair suburb that overlooks Hyde Park in London. With the EGR B2B Awards continuing to reward the best operators, payment providers and software developers, we will soon find out who made the most progress and enjoyed the most success in the online gambling industry over the past year.