2016 EGR Operator Awards Winners List

2016 EGR Operator Awards Winners List

- December 02, 2016

Update: The results are in! You can now view the complete EGR Operator Awards 2016 Winners list here at HitYah!

The EGR Operator Awards 2016 is fast approaching and everyone in the eGaming industry is anticipating the names that will make it to the Winners List! On its 12th year, the awarding ceremony will be bigger and better than ever. More than 700 industry professionals coming from the leading online gaming firms around the world will gather on Monday 28 November at The Artillery Garden at the HAC in London. They will celebrate the leading names in the eGaming industry for their success and excellence in operations and commerce.  

About eGaming Review

The eGaming Review is considered as one of the leaders in business-to-business information in the world. The organisation covers iGaming regulation topics and online betting industry news. This year, the EGR Operator Awards Winners List will be presented by the eGaming Review to celebrate the highlights of the industry.

Readers can turn to eGaming Review (eGR) to get the latest gaming industry updates, expert opinion and insights regarding online bingo, online casinos, online poker and sports betting. In the online gaming industry, eGR is considered as the most widely read magazine and online publication as it also features roundtable discussions and exclusive interviews with industry leaders. The brand continues to maintain its reputation by studying and reviewing what both readers and industry professionals need.

eGR also organises the annual Power 50 list of the most influential gaming companies on the Internet. Throughout the year, this organisation hosts a number of thought-leadership and networking events, including conferences and summits. Moreover, eGR organises a number of EGR Awards events to celebrate the wonderful successes of the best in online casino gaming.

EGR Operator Awards 2016 Shortlisted Candidates

This year, there are nine categories for the EGR Operator Awards. Those shortlisted were given the opportunity to send a representative for every category they’ve been nominated in. Last Tuesday 25 October, these shortlisted companies were given five minutes to present to the judging panel and another five minutes to answer questions.

The headline categories are:

  • Affiliate of the year (for affiliates only)
  • Bingo operator
  • Casino operator
  • Mobile operator
  • Operator of the year
  • Poker operator
  • Rising star
  • Socially responsible operator
  • Sports betting operator

Take a look at the eGaming companies shortlisted for the 2016 EGR Operator Awards.

CATEGORYCOMPANY
Affiliate of the YearAt The Races
Better Collective
Easyodds.com
KAX Media
Little Star Media
LiveSport Media/FlashScore.com
Oddschecker
WhichBingo
Bingo OperatorBetmotion.com
Gala Coral Interactive
GVC
Mecca Bingo
Sky Betting & Gaming
Tombola
Unibet Group
Stride Gaming
Casino Operator 32Red
888casino
Casumo
LeoVegas
Marathonbet
Mr Green
Paddy Power Betfair
PokerStars
Sky Betting & Gaming
Unibet Group
William Hill
Mobile Operator Casumo
Gala Coral Interactive
Gaming Realms
LeoVegas
Mecca Bingo
Sky Betting & Gaming
Unibet Group
Operator of the Year888 Holdings
bet365
Gala Coral Interactive
LeoVegas
Lottoland
Mr Green
PokerStars
Sky Betting & Gaming
Unibet Group
Poker Operator 888poker
GVC/partypoker
PokerStars
Sky Betting & Gaming
Unibet Group
Rising StarBetBright
Bitcasino.io
Dunder
Ikibu Casino
Fanto
Hero Gaming
Stride Gaming
Socially Responsible OperatorAmaya
Betsson Group
LeoVegas
Paf
Rizk
Spillehallen.dk
Tombola
Unibet Group
Sports Betting Operator 10Bet
bet365
Caliente
Mr Green
Pinnacle
Tipico
Unibet Group
William Hill
Affiliate ProgrammeCasumo
Full Cream Affiliates
Mr Green
LeoVegas
Mediacle (Excel Affiliates)
Spillehallen.dk
Tangelo Games
Unibet Group
eSports Operator Pinnacle
Danske Spil
Sky Betting & Gaming
Customer Services Operator Amaya (PokerStars)
Betsson Group
Gaming Innovation Group/GUTS
Red Queen Casino
Tombola
Unibet Group
Vision Media Services
Spread and Financial Betting Operator GVC/InterTrader
Markets.com
IG Index
In-house Product BetBright
Betsson
Casumo
Gala Coral Interactive
GVC/partypoker
Pinnacle
SlotsMillion
Videoslots.com
In-play Sports Operator 10Bet
bet365
Unibet Group
Marketing Campaign888 - WSOP
Gala Coral Interactive - Emmerdale
Gaming Innovation Group/Guts.com - Norway
Intertain - Jackpotjoy
Lottoland - Australia
Unibet - Luck is no coincidence
Sky Betting & Gaming - Making Betting Better
Tipico - Bayern Munich
Totolotek - Euro 2016
Mobile Bingo ProductGala Coral Interactive
Mecca Bingo
Sky Betting & Gaming
Tombola
Vision Media Services
Mobile Casino ProductCaliente
Gaming Realms
Ikibu Casino
LeoVegas
Mr Green
Red Queen Casino
Unibet Group
Mobile Poker ProductAconcagua Poker
PKR
QueenVegas
Mobile Sports Product 10Bet
bet365
Caliente
LeoVegas
Mr Green
Pinnacle
Sky Betting & Gaming
Unibet Group
Slots Operator LeoVegas
Mr Green
Paddy Power Betfair
Rank Group (Grosvenor Casino)
SlotsMillion
Tangelo Slots
William Hill
Social Operator Fairplay Online
KamaGames
Ludos Interactive
Product Madness
Sky Betting & Gaming
Tangelo Games
Unibet Group
Bingo AffiliateLittle Star Media
Mad About Bingo
WhichBingo
Sports Affiliate At The Races
Better Collective
Bettingpro.com
Easyodds.com
LiveSport Media/FlashScore.com
Oddschecker
Skores
Casino Affiliate KAX Media
Little Star Media
RakeTech

Judging Process for the 2016 EGR Operator Awards Winners

All companies who submitted entries went through rigorous and thorough judging processes to ensure that all of their qualities will be fully considered and the deserving winners will be chosen. The judges were required to sign a disclaimer form, binding them to keep all information about the companies and that they keep the final winners confidential.

During the judging process for the shortlisted candidates and final winners, the judges reviewed all entries based on the criteria which include growth and commercial success; operational excellence; innovation and differentiation and strength of brand and marketing, among many others. The judges took part in a conference call where they decided on the shortlisted candidates and the final winners.

Game of the Year 2016

This year, operators attending the EGR Operator Awards will be able to vote for the most outstanding online casino game of the year. The winner of this award will not solely be determined based on the revenue it generated. Qualities like marketing value, innovation, product quality games and their ability to stand out in the crowded market will be put into consideration. Any game supplier from an in-house team, independent studio or major supplier were free to submit their entries. The shortlisted games include:

  • Ace Ventura (Playtech)
  • Blackjack 6 in 1 (Felt)
  • Fireworks (Realistic Games)
  • Grim Muerto (Play’n GO)
  • Guns & Roses (NetEnt)
  • Hot Safari (Pragmatic Play)
  • Live Baccarat Squeeze (Evolution Gaming)
  • Legend of the Golden Monkey (Yggdrasil Gaming)
  • Poltava (ELK Studios)
  • Space Invaders (Playtech)
  • Stellar Jackpots with Chilli Goldx2 (Lightning Box Games)
  • The Viking: Wheels of Valhalla (Magnet Gaming)
  • The Wild Chase (Quickspin)

This year, we see some of the big names that have been shortlisted for the past years. These include popular operators like 888, Mecca Bingo, Tombola and Unibet, among many others. What we’re eager to learn is if newcomers like Stride Gaming make it to the 2016 EGR Operator Awards Winners List. Well, we’d have to wait until 8 November to find out! Once the results are out, don’t forget to visit HitYah for the updates!

Sam Goode

Sam Goode

Sam Goode’s interest in keeping up with the ‘bleeding edge’ of technology has kept him working in the digital marketing industry for over six years. Aside from searching for opportunities to increase his online marketing knowledge, Sam also scours the Internet for useful bonuses and coupon codes that he can use to fuel his love for photography. During his free time, he watches professional photo retouching tutorials in between streaming his favourite TV shows. Fun fact: Sam has never met a cupcake he didn't like.

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