The online casino industry might seem like a winner-takes-all sector, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s a highly collaborative and innovative space, one which often sees companies working closely with one another to make major innovations in the space.
It’s also an industry which celebrates the very best work being done, with a swanky awards night held within the Tower of London.
Taking place each year, the ERG Awards are split into two categories: B2B (Business to Business) and MI (Marketing & Innovation) awards.
The B2B awards focus on the businesses which provide the back-end support to casino operators, creating games, affiliate software, mobile services, recruitment, payment solutions and more. The Marketing & Innovation awards, meanwhile, recognise the most innovative and creative operators from across the online gaming industry in fields as varied as Brand of the Year, Innovation in Poker and Best Native App.
The judges were officiated by Deloitte and selected for their independence and expertise, declaring that they had no conflicts of interest to ensure total impartiality. This years’ experts included Guy Harding, Kate Minogue, Amelia Brophy, Harry Lang and Alex Donohue.
But who won what when the awards took place on the 25th of June? Join us as we take a look through some of the highlights of the ceremony.
The EGR B2B Awards 2019 Winners
Highlighting some of the businesses which make online casinos successful, the EGR B2B Awards is always well celebrated, and this year was no different.
It was a night which saw Scientific Games crowned as Platform of the Year for their “well-rounded entry”, which wowed the panel of judges and won them high marks across all criteria for its Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS).
Nordic firm Yggdrasil beat the competition to walk away with RNG Casino Supplier of the Year, with CEO Fredrik Elmqvist declaring the team “thrilled” to have won, saying “Winning this award is a testament to all the hard work of the entire Yggdrasil team over the last year as we strive to constantly innovate and produce high-quality games with the players in mind”.
The EGR Marketing and Innovation Awards 2019 Winners
The Marketing and Innovation Awards honour the businesses which have made the casino industry what it is in 2019.
The awards saw Buzz Bingo take home two awards for Best Omni-channel Solution and Most Innovative Start-up. Judges praised their “seamless customer journey” and their rapid growth, which has placed them in the top-five bingo websites in the UK within just five months.
Sky Betting and Gaming walked away with Best Innovation in Sports Betting thanks to their surprise prizes. Check out the full list of winners here.
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