EGR Operators Awards, the much-awaited event of the online gaming industry were given away on Thursday, 25 October 2018 in Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Setting a new benchmark this year, the E- Gaming Review Awards were officiated by a third party Deloitte for the first time to add more transparency for the awards given away.
Just like every year, the event was attended by more than 800 prominent figures of the online gaming industry and unfolded with a grand celebration as the brands claimed their titles. The winners of these awards have been given below -
GVC holdings managed to be the show's topper at EGR Awards London this year and ended up grabbing not just one or two but three prestigious awards.
Although its nothing new for this brand to lay their hands on prominent awards after the Best Poker Operator last year but the homecoming of three awards brought around even more happiness.
GVC Holding stole away the limelight of the Awards by grabbing three awards to its credit. The Awards that were claimed by them are -
The day turned out to be really lucky for GVC Holdings and they managed to retain their title of the Best Poker Operator. Their poker brand; Party Poker once again won the award for the Best Poker Operator at EGR Awards.
The judging panel said that they have provided many examples of improving growth and a mixture of the interaction of customer interaction and product. They also said that their customer interaction resonated the most making them right recipients of the award.
GVC Holdings was also awarded The Best Casino Operator. After rightfully awarding GVC holdings, the judges said that they were impressed by their performance that has been improving year after year. Along with this the wide variety of arenas that they cover including CRM, supplier relationships, geographic expansion, and quick integration also impressed the judges.
After two prestigious titles viz the Casino operator of the year and the Poker Operator of the year, GVC Holdings took home an Award for The Operator of the Year as well.
'Great Achievements involve great risks', the saying turned out to be right for GVC holding as they managed to complete the Coral Acquisition and the migration of bwin.party within just one year.
Appreciating this act of courage and wisdom the judges said that “It was a transformational year for GVC with both the successful migration of bwin.party and the completion of Ladbrokes Coral acquisition. To complete one merger in this industry is bold, to take on two is truly brave and that GVC have managed to pull it off and emerge with all brands stronger as a result is a truly impressive achievement. And success has been widespread, with all online divisions contributing strongly.”
Adding one more award to its long list of achievements, bet365 casino has once again emerged as the best for the players when it comes to gaming on their mobile. It has managed to retain its title of the Best Mobile Sports Product which it had won last year. It took away the Best Sports Betting Operator of the Year at EGR Awards this year which reflects its continued performance of excellence in the online gambling industry.
Another brand whose luck really shined at this EGR Awards 2018 was the William Hill Group. They managed to take home the titles of the Best Slots Operator and the Best Mobile Operator showing their twin capabilities of providing best online games to the players and that too at the ease of their mobile phones.
Justifying its name, Leo Vegas casino has emerged as the king of casinos once again and has grabbed the award for the Best Affiliate Programme 2018. This brand has maintained their trend of winning and has successfully added one more award to its already long list of achievements. The awards that it already has to its credit include ‘The Mobile Casino Product of the Year at EGR Operator Awards 2017, 'Best Native App'at EGR Marketing and Innovation Awards 2017 and the 'Best Innovation in Mobile and Tablet' at EGR Innovation Awards 2016.
Which itself is a testimony to the hard work that they put to provide nothing but the best to their players.
Committed to customer satisfaction, Betsson group has succeeded in keeping its players happy and satisfied which helped it to bag the award for the Best Customer Services operator 2018 at EGR Awards London this year.
Betsson group offers its services to many prominent brands like Betsafe, Casino Euro and Betsson casino which eventually paved the path for this achievement.
Jesper Svensson the CEO of Betsson Group expressed his happiness and exclaimed, “We’re very proud to receive this award as the entire team has worked really hard to deliver excellence in everything that we do. It’s encouraging to see that the efforts done behind the scenes in offering our affiliate partners the highest possible level of service is being recognized.”
One of the oldest brands of online gaming Betvictor has once again proved that they are indeed the best by grabbing the in House Product of the Year 2018.
Keeping up both the trends of providing the best Lottery games to the players and claiming this prominent EGR award, Lotttoland has once again emerged as the Best Lottery Operator.
While receiving the award, the Director of Lottoland Solutions thanked the teams for their hard work and said that their products are being continuously tailored for casino and sports operator all of which is backed by the one of the best risk management systems that guarantees massive payouts to the players.
After a tough competition against ten mighty games, Lightning Roulette by Evolution Gaming was awarded the Game of the Year Award at EGR Awards this year. Thus, one of the best providers of the live casino games, Evolution gaming once again proved that it indeed is the best.
Lightning Roulette is a unique extended form of online Roulette that has made the biggest impact on the players and thus brought along this win for Evolution Gaming. After receiving the award for this game, Todd Haushalter, The Chief Product Officer of Evolution games put his feelings into words and said, “We were particularly nervous with such tough competition in this category of Game of the Year and we are honored that our peers in the industry and our customers have voted Lightning Roulette the Game of the Year for 2018. This is the second award for Lightning Roulette in just a few weeks, and we are very happy with the reception among both our customers and their end users.”
Player can also check below for a brief of EGR Awards 2018
|Customer services operator||Betsson Group|
|Mobile sports product||bet365|
|Slots operator||William Hill|
|Sports betting operator||bet365|
|Casino operator||GVC Holdings|
|Mobile operator||William Hill|
|Game of the year||Lightning Roulette (Evolution Gaming)|
|Operator of the year||GVC Holdings|