So, EGR B2B Awards has ended three days ago and everybody is wondering what just happened at the most anticipated event from the eGaming industry.
We give you the highlights!
The annual EGR B2B Awards event was held this year at The Hurlingham Club in London. The prestigious EGR B2B Awards is in its eighth year, celebrating and recognizing the achievements of the very best eGaming providers that power the online industry.
The 2017 shortlist was published two months ago, which includes the finalists across all the major online gaming branches such as innovation in slots provision, casino software, mobile, payment solutions, IT, recruitment and sports betting software among the main disciplines.
These software suppliers are continuously building and delivering quality of operational excellence for its customers.
To illustrate, the Swedish slot developer, Quickspin (owned by Playtech now) has won the award for Innovation in mobile due to the refined mobile experience, major product enhancements and improved gameplay.
In total, the world’s main gaming software development company, Playtech, became the evening’s leading winner picking up 5 trophies to take home with. Others were as below:
- Bingo supplier
- Poker network
- Poker software
- Platform of the year
This comes after last year’s three headline wins at the same eGaming Review B2B Awards event for Poker Network, Mobile Gaming Software and Multi-Channel Supplier sections.
As far as the best Slot Provider category is concerned, there were some really big names on the shortlist this year: NetEnt, Microgaming, Quickspin, Playtech, NextGen, Yggdrasil Gaming and a few others. These are the world’s leading software gaming providers, who feature high-quality slots with amazing graphic content, powered by the most ingenious marketing tools in the industry.
We all want to know what the winner is, right?
Surprisingly or not, Yggdrasil was the one to receive merit and recognition in the Slot provider discipline. Yggdrasil won the award of the year in competition with other 9 nominees among who we mention few: IGT, NetEnt, Playtech and Microgaming.
Yggdrasil’s scrapbook contains a wide variety of popular slot games such as Seasons, Nirvana, Winterberries, Beauty and the Beast, Cazino Zeppelin.
Besides, NetEnt faced a number of achievements across the industry, receiving an impressive number of 10 nominations among who we mention: innovation in RNG casino software, mobile gaming software, slot supplier, live casino supplier, best customer service for finally winning a total of three awards: RNG casino supplier, Innovation in RNG casino software and Mobile supplier.
On the other hand, Evolution Gaming won the award for best Live Casino supplier of the year. The live dealer professional remains exclusively the world’s leading live casino provider for eight years in a row.
At the same time, IWG, a world leader in supplying online instant win games to lottery platforms, had some impressive business achievements over the over the past year and was awarded the Lottery supplier prize at the EGR B2B Awards. The instant win gaming provider was shortlisted alongside IGT, SA Gaming, Lotto Hero and so on.
The best Customer support service award was claimed by BetConstruct, already an award-winning developer and provider of innovative gaming business solutions, for delivering excellence in customer needs.
How did the Judges reckon the merits?
The judging team was composed of external judges selectively chosen to bring a diverse eGaming expertise to the judgment process. The process is thought to be fair and honest since the referees are expected to look up to good examples of innovation, user interface, reliability, integration and product development.
The preferred dress code for the gala ceremony was black tie and the guests were served cocktail drinks at the reception.
The achievements of powerful service providers like those shortlisted at the EGR B2B Awards this year reflects the overall competitiveness of a very productive and business-minded industry.