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EGR B2B Awards 2016 Winners List Announced!
By Brodey Sheppard - June 08, 2016
The winners list of the EGR B2B Awards 2016 have been announced! The event, held on 1 June in the Pavillion at the Tower of London, acknowledged the best performers in the online gaming industry, from all the key egaming disciplines: software for betting and gaming, networks, payments, mobile, etc.
NYX Gaming's acquisitions and outstanding revenue growth were celebrated on the night. NYX Gaming took out the crown for Platform of the Year and its recently acquired OpenBet took out best Sportsbetting supplier. NYX CEO Matt Davey stated, "We are delighted to have been awarded multiple prestigious titles at this years' EGR B2B Awards. The NYX Gaming Group acquisition of OpenBet was designed to ensure that our customers have access to the very best platforms and content across all verticals, and to be acknowledged in this way by the industry is confirmation that we are doing exactly that."
Playtech and NetEnt scored highest in the awards tally on the night. They each took out three awards categories:
- Playtech - Mobile Gaming Software, Poker Network, and Multi-Channel Supplier
- NetEnt - Innovation in Mobile, RNG Casino Supplier, Innovation in Slot Provision
Playtech continues to dominate the field in its broad reach across multiple online casino games. NetEnt confirmed it's leadership in online slots development, was nominated for nine categories and took out three. NetEnt CEO Per Eriksson stated, "Every year NetEnt aims to go even better than the last, designing better games with even more innovative features, and ensuring we stay at the leading edge of the industry. It's fantastic to receive outside recognition that all our hard work is paying off."
Double-ups in the competition included Element Wave for Aquisition and Retention Partner as well as Mobile Services Provider, and Safecharge won for Payments Company as well as Fraud and Compliance Solutions. Safecharge have won the Payments Company category for three years running. As Safecharge COO Yuval Ziv stated in a press release: "We are continuously advancing our payments and fraud prevention technologies, enabling online gaming merchants to securely optimise player's experience during the deposit and withdrawal journey while strictly complying with applicable regulations and minimising the acceptance of fraudulent transactions."
Across other key categories, Bingo Supplier of the year went to Bede Gaming, IGT took out best Online Lottery Supplier, Microgaming won best Poker Software supplier, Evolution Gaming topped them all for best Live Casino Supplier, and Yggdrasil won best Slot Provider. Yggdrasil CEO Fredrick Elmqvist stated, "Winning Software Rising Star at last year's EGR B2B Awards was absolutely fantastic and we could only dream that a year on we would be voted Slot Provider of the Year. This really is a huge award for us to win - you just have to look at the other nominees to see what an important category it is."
EveryMatrix won the White Label Partner award for the third time. EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes stated, "This major award comes as a recognition of our company's efforts to create better solutions for the iGaming industry and our constant work to support our clients with high-quality products necessary for building successful gaming websites."
EGR B2B 2016 Winners
In addition to the table of winners below, awarded Highly Commended were Relax Gaming for Bingo Supplier, Rewards4Racing for Aquisition and Retention Partner, and Betradar for Live Streaming Supplier.
|Skills games supplier||Gamevy|
|Mobile gaming software||Playtech|
|Innovation in mobile||NetEnt|
|Bingo supplier||Bede Gaming|
|Acquisition and retention partner||Element Wave|
|Online lottery supplier||IGT|
|RNG casino supplier||NetEnt|
|Data analysis partner||HARMAN Connected Services|
|Services rising star||Fresh8 Gaming|
|Social and freeplay gaming supplier||FlowPlay|
|Virtual sports supplier||Inspired Gaming Group|
|Innovation in slot provision||NetEnt|
|Datacentre of the year||Continent 8 Technologies|
|White label partner||EveryMatrix|
|Marketing and PR provider||Square in the Air|
|Affiliate software||Income Access|
|Live streaming supplier||Perform Group|
|Fraud and compliance solution||SafeCharge|
|Mobile services provider||Element Wave|
|Innovation in sports betting software||Colossus Bets|
|Sports data provider||Betradar|
|Recruiter of the year||EyeSpy Recruitment|
|Live casino supplier||Evolution Gaming|
|Corporate services provider||KPMG Isle of Man & Gibraltar|
|Innovation in payments solutions||Secure Trading|
|In-play betting software||SBTech|
|Best customer service||BetConstruct|
|Innovation in RNG casino software||Quickspin|
|Mobile supplier||Realistic Games|
|Software rising star||LOTTOTECH|
|Slot provider||Yggdrasil Gaming|
|Sports betting supplier||OpenBet|
|Platform of the year||NYX Gaming Group (Open Gaming System)|