EGR Heralds Online Casino Game Developers at Awards Night
The EGR B2B Awards has this year handed out nearly 40 awards to online casino games providers and developers, in a ceremony at the Hurlingham Club, London.
Held annually, the EGR B2B Awards aim to recognize the best service providers in the iGaming industry, highlighting major achievements across various categories including software development, mobile innovations, payments, recruitment and networks.
Leading game developer, NetEnt, was nominated in 10 categories and took home the prize for Innovation in Mobile.
It is a great honour for us to be voted by the industry as the most innovative mobile supplier. This is reward for the hard work every person in our team has put in over the last year, and we will be determined to be even more successful at next year’s awards. – Therese Hillman, CEO of NetEnt
Rival developer Play’n GO was also nominated in the Innovation in Mobile category, but instead picked up the award for Slot Provider of the Year. The company was also nominated in the Best Multi-Channel Supplier category.
Johan Törnqvist, Play’n GO CEO said: “It’s an honor to pick up such a sought-after award, especially with the level of competition in the category. As a company, we work hard to put out the finest, most entertaining offering to our partners in the market, and winning this award is a testament to that. We have consistently been recognized in the industry for the innovative products we release and it’s our job not to rest on our laurels, but to continue innovating.”
Slot developer, Red Tiger Gaming, was presented with two awards on the night, winning in both the RnG Casino Supplier and Mobile Supplier of the Year categories. According to newswire, Asia Gaming Brief, the company was pleased to have won back-to-back awards, having picked up the Innovation in Slots Provision Award in 2017.
Last year was a breakthrough year for us but the last 12 months really have been exceptional and it’s very pleasing to see this being recognised by our peers in two of the biggest categories. We keep pushing ourselves and the limits of technology and game development and are rapidly becoming known as THE most innovative and the best-performing slots supplier in the business. We can’t wait for what the next year brings! – Gavin Hamilton, Red Tiger Gaming CEO
Online casino games developer, Yggdrasil, took home the Innovation in RNG Casino Software Award, making 2018 the fourth year in a row that the company won a prize at the EGR B2B Awards. Its first award was in the Rising Star category in 2015, followed by the Slot Provider of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017.
Yggdrasil Gaming CEO Fredrik Elmqvist, said: “As Yggdrasil continues to grow, we remain completely focused on delivering creativity and innovation to all of our partners. Our recent table games and bingo launches, coupled with programmes such as our semi-open platform YGS Masters, show we never stand still. I am immensely proud that the hard work of every single Yggdrasilian is once again being recognised.”
2018 also continued an unbroken winning streak for Evolution Gaming, which has now taken the stage at the EGR awards to win the Live Casino Supplier of the Year Award nine years in a row. This year, the company took home two awards, also being presented with the Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year Award.
Martin Carlesund, Evolution Group CEO said: “These last 12 months have seen Evolution once again push the boundaries, working tirelessly to extend our position as the number one Live Casino supplier in an increasingly competitive market.”
Gaming technology company, Pariplay, won the Mobile Gaming Software Award, which it attributed to its development of an interactive eyeON gaming system for mobile players at land-based casinos.
Gili Lisani, CEO at Pariplay, said: “We’re delighted to see eyeON win the best ‘Mobile Gaming Software’ Award at one of the global gaming industry’s most important B2B awards ceremonies. Our team spent years and great effort developing eyeON into a truly revolutionary product for land-based casinos, so we’re incredibly proud to see it acclaimed by the wider industry. Going forward, we will continue to evolve eyeON to meet the changing needs of the global gaming market.”