An annual EGR awards ceremony took place last week, and as usual, turned to be a very special event. We will briefly describe the most significant nominations and winners.
Bet365 Company got “Best Bookmaker Award” for 2016 again (actually, 4 times in a row). The company ran active business life throughout the whole year: it launched a new Playtech game on Android and iOS platforms, it became a primary sponsor for Stoke City belonging to English Premiere League; organised multiple charity events in different fields; got winning places in online bets in Europe.
PokerStars was awarded as “Poker-room of the year” 3 times in a row. This company introduced a lot of amendments into the work process in its fields which was very well appreciated by the gamers. The company launched new poker tournaments, such as “Beat The Clock”, as well as generous rewards for loyalty to its products.
Gambling operator Paddy Power Betfair was acknowledged as “The best online casino of 2016”. At the beginning of 2016 two operators – Paddy Power and Betfair reported about their merger aimed at globalisation of their gambling business. They have improved their internal data protection system on online servers, modernised the development strategy and have moved relationship with the users to a new level.
NetEnt’s rock-style Guns N’Roses slot was awarded as the best game of the year by ERG Operator Awards. This year became quite productive for this Swedish company: they launched a large number of educational and interesting slots on different topics among which are: magical “Secret Christmas”, mystical “Red Riding Hood” and fictional Warlords: Crystals of Power. As for the captivating video-slot of the winner Guns N’Roses, it’s one of the most popular and successful products of the company.
Programmers from NetEnt made huge efforts to transfer the energy of this famous rock band while developing the game. They used all their technical capabilities to demonstrate the best HTML5 solutions.
It’s worth mentioning that NetEnt company gets this prestigious reward the second time in a row: last time “Spinata Grande” produced by this Swedish company was awarded as the best video-slot. Per Eriksson, CEO of NetEnt commented: “I think this is an incredible, really great achievement for us. Our company is awarded for developing the best slot two years in a row. I am proud of Guns N’Roses – the game into which we invested a lot of efforts and resources, and it was not for nothing, because our work received international recognition”!