Often considered the Oscars of the eGaming sector, New Casinos presents the prestigious EGR Operator Awards 2016 that will be making their 12th appearance in as many years. With a guest list of more than 700 industry professionals, this year’s event is said to be one of its biggest yet. The EGR Operator Awards aim to recognise EGR B2C operators for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories in the online casino, poker and betting industries. These categories range from operations and customer service to social responsibility and marketing campaigns across all markets and technology.
The Game of the Year
The most hyped award of the night is no doubt the Game of the Year, whose nominees are all brand new casino games that have been released in 2016. This award is not only based on the game that generated the largest amount of revenue, but also special consideration will be given to quality, innovation and marketing value of the product. This award is open to any game suppliers from either an independent studio, in-house team or major supplier. Operators attending the event will vote on the winner of this prestigious title.
The nominees are:
– Grim Muerto by Play ‘n Go
– Ace Ventura by Playtech
– Steller Jackpots with Chilli Gold x2 by Lightning Box Games
– Poltava by Elk Studios
– Blackjack 6 in 1 by Felt
– Guns and Roses by NetEnt
– Live Baccarat Squeeze by Evolution Gaming
– Space Invaders by Playtech
– Legend of the Golden Monkey by Yggdrasil
– Hot Safari by Pragmatic Play
– The Viking: Wheels of Valhalla by Magnet Gaming
– The Wild Chase by Quickspin
The Online and Mobile Casino Nominees
For the Casino Operator title we will find leading UK online casinos like Casumo, 32Red, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair and Mr. Green, 888Casino, LeoVegas, Marathonbet, Poker Stars, Unibet Group and Sky Casino. They have all managed to establish their brand in the industry this year of 2016 and they will all compete for the title.
For the Operator of the Year title you will find mostly established brands like 888 Holdings, bet365, Sky Betting and Gaming, Leo Vegas, Gala Coral Interactive, Lottoland, Mr. Green, Poker Stars, and Unibet.
In the category of the Mobile Operator title you will find the best mobile casinos on the market today. The nominees are Casumo, Gala Coral Interactive, Gaming Realms, Leo Vegas, Mecca Bingo, Sky Betting & Gaming and Unibet Group. These are brands that have definitely brought mobile gaming into a higher level.
For the Mobile Casino Product title you will find nominees that have really been the innovators for the whole mobile casino industry this year. Those are Caliente, Gaming Realms, Ikibu Casino, Leo Vegas, Mr Green, Red Queen Casino and Unibet Group. New Casinos suggests you pick up your mobile devices and give them a try.
The Rising Star award pits new kids on the block like , Ikibu Casino, Fanto, Bitcasino.io, Dunder, Hero Gaming, Stride Gaming and BetBrightagainst each other. These online casino brands may be new in the industry but 2016 is just the start for them. They are here to stay and offer great online casino services.
The Socially Responsible Operator is an award to be proud of, with nominees Amaya, Leo Vegas, Betsson Group, Paf, Spillehallen.dk, Tombola, Unibet Group, and Rizk all vying for the title.
Other categories include Bingo Operator, Poker Operator, Customer Services Operator and Marketing Campaign, just to name a few.
The Host for the Evening
Entries for the awards have closed with the main event taking place on Monday, 28 November 2016 from 18:30 – 01:00 at The Artillery Garden at London’s HAC. The awards will be hosted by popular comedian Jason Manford, who will no doubt add a touch of hilarity and excitement to the night’s events. Jason has been making a name for himself on the UK comedy circuit for many years and is now one of the most established comedians of his time. He has appeared on shows like ‘Would I Lie to You?’, ‘Show Me the Funny,’ and 8 Out of 10 Cats’, as well as co-hosting the One Show. He also regularly performs at some of the UK’s top comedy clubs like Jongleurs and The Comedy Store as well as abroad.
Go Ikibu Casino!
To make a special reference to one of the most pioneering casino brands, we were truly happy to see Ikibu Casino being nominated both in the Rising Star and Mobile Casino Product categories. Those are the most noteworthy titles a brand new online casino can earn. Ikibu is an innovative new online and mobile casino within the gamification sphere that has been launched in November 2016. What makes this online casino so special is a unique concept that allows for a new, fresh and entertaining approach to online gambling. Get your bonus and start your journey right now.
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