Net Ent Scoops Digital Gaming Innovation AwardPublished October 9, 2014 by Arthur M
The inaugural Global Gaming Awards were held last week in Las Vegas. Net Ent has become the first winners of the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year title.
September 29th saw the first ever Global Gaming Awards take place at the Venetian Pallazzo Congress Centre in Las Vegas. Among the awards handed out was the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year, which was won by Swedish company Net Entertainment.
Global Gaming Awards
Hosted by GamblingInsider, the American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions, and sponsored by the NYX Gaming Group, the Global Gaming Awards ceremony brought together representatives from across the industry, including land based and online casinos, affiliates, auditors, games developers, and regulatory bodies. Billed as the world's biggest casino industry awards event, there were 12 categories, including ones for the best land based and online operators, best customer loyalty programme, a responsible business award, and a special award for Executive of the Year.
The Digital Gaming Innovation category was contested by companies such as Coral, Williams Interactive, Yggdrasil, and Income Access, with each nomination studied by a panel of 50 judges. These included such figures as Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, Eric Tom, Executive Vice-President of Global Sales at IGT, Fintan Costello, the Senior Industry Head of Finance and EGaming at Google, and Ed Ware, the CEO of 32Red.
Net Entertainment (NetEnt) were selected based on their performance over the previous 12 months, a period of growth for the company that has seen a host of new releases, like Blood Suckers, Aliens and Jack and the Beanstalk, all with innovative features and exciting gameplay.
Comments from the NetEnt President
Per Eriksson said of the award ''NetEnt prides itself on innovation and it is an honour to be recognized for our work at the Global Gaming Awards.'' adding that ''We strongly encourage innovation and frequently organize internal activities to enhance it.''
NetEnt are continuing to release new games, with the latest being Go Bananas, a jungle themed slot that will further establish the reputation of the company.