Winners Announced at 10th International Gaming AwardsPublished February 9, 2017 by Ivan P
This year marked the anniversary 10th International Gaming Awards ceremony, which awarded deserving businesses and operators in 26 different categories.
The anniversary 10th International Gaming Awards took place in London on February 6, recognizing those who contributed the most to certain aspects of the industry, with prestigious awards serving as a tangible proof of this recognition.
Winners in 26 Different Categories
The International Gaming Awards is an event that attracts a huge number of industry insiders and other interested parties in particular because it covers a large number of relevant fields. This year's ceremony gave out awards in no less than 26 different categories. Although certain businesses and operators were nominated in more than one category, there were no multiple winners in 2017 (except for Cherry AB).
When it comes to categories covering land-based casinos, the winners were:
- Galaxy Entertainment as the Casino/Integrated Resort of the Year
- Las Vegas Sands as the Casino Operator of the Year Americas
- Star Sydney - Casino Operator Australia
- Caesars - Casino Operator Europe
- Casino Ritz - VIP Room of the Year
IGT won the award as the Casino Equipment Supplier, while Sportard was awarded as the Corporate Service Supplier of the Year. The interesting award for the Great Place to Work At went to none other than reputable casino games supplier NetEnt.
Lottoloand was awarded Lottery Operator Of The Year, while Aspers won the award for the land based Socially Responsible Operator.
Winners in Online Categories
Names of the winners in online categories will probably sound more familiar to those who frequent Online Casino Reports, as most of these are regularly featured in our articles. One of the new game suppliers in the market, Yggdrasil won the Innovator award thanks to their fresh approach to the gaming industry. This is another in a series of awards the company has claimed so far, including the Game Software Supplier award at the last year's IGA.
Microgaming won the Mobile Product award. The company launched the first ever mobile casino back in 2004, and their platform has been growing and developing ever since. The IGA 2017 award represents an important recognition for Microgaming's constant efforts on bettering their mobile product.
Play'n GO received the prestigious Slot Provider of the Year accolade. This is a very important recognition for the company that released many hugely popular slots during 2016, including titles like Hugo, 7 Sins, and Grim Muerto.
Swedish Cherry won several awards, as Yggdrasil is a part of Cherry Group. Apart from Yggdrasil, ComeOn, which was acquired in 2016 by the Swedish company, was named the Online Sportsbook Operator of the Year, while Cherry Casino received prestigious Mobile Operator accolade. Anders Holmgren, the CEO of Cherry Group, was naturally very excited about this trifecta, extending his gratitude to everyone involved with the company for their hard work and commitment.
Other awards given out on Monday were:
- Amaya - Online Socially Responsible Operator
- Playtech - Technology Supplier
- Coolbet - Startup of the Year
- Videoslots - Slots Operator of the Year
- Betconstruct - iGaming Supplier
- Unibet - Online Bingo Operator
- Mr Green - Online Gaming Operator
- Leo Vegas - Online Casino Operator
- Aconcagua Poker - Online Poker Operator of the Year
- Ecommpay - Payment Solutions Provider
- Safecharge - Security Innovation Award
The IGA 2017 marks a great start of the year for the gaming industry, and the number of awarded companies indicates that we have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. With so many businesses and individuals devoted to developing great products and services, impressive results are almost guaranteed.