2012 EGR Winners - Best In The Online Casino World
By: Devon Eleven, Monday May 21st 2012
EGaming Review is one of the industry's go-to publications when it comes to information on what is happening in online gaming. Consequently, it is also on top of things when it comes to the latest developments on gaming-related software and services.
It is thoroughly appropriate that the comprehensive magazine is in a position to honor the best in the business on an annual basis. And they are the most prestigious awards a company in the business can win.
The EGR Operator Awards took place in London, with over 700 attendees, and handed out over thirty awards. Here are some of the highlights in casino-related categories:
Net Entertainment took home the awards for Innovation in RNG Casino Software and Innovation in Slot Provision. Certainly this was well-deserved, as NetEnt, a Swedish-based company, has been very prominent in bringing imagination to the forefront in its own casino offerings. And NetEnt is off to a very good start on the 2012 awards, as two high-impact slot games have been introduced. One of them is Demolition Squad, a five-reel game with a load of high-quality animation, and the other is Scarface, which is based on the famous Al Pacino/Brian DePalma collaboration. A new partnership with Boylegames.com will put NetEnt games in front of more people this year.
The RNG (random number generator) casino supplier of the year was Microgaming, which is known throughout the casino gaming community for having some of the most solid software in the business. Microgaming brings more kinds of games to the table than anyone, and has the most extensive slot selection in the world of casino games as well. As many players know, Microgaming's video poker offerings allow customers to play up to 100 hands at a time, presenting a lot of opportunities to win.
Winning for Live Casino Supplier of the Year was Evolution Gaming, one of the recognized experts in the field of live dealer games. Their system is used by the likes of 888.com, Betsson, Expekt, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Sporting Bet, Unibet, Victor Chandler, and William Hill, among others. they have the capacity to allow customers to create a customized live casino on their own sites, which includes everything from control of the background to the design to the dealers to the branding. Live casinos are very popular and add a very attractive twist to the experience.
Winning for Slot Provider of the Year was Playtech, a company that is active in many facets of the online gaming industry but has a long history of providing great slots games for its existing clients and their end users. One of Playtech's highlights is the Marvel Slots collection, which carries themes that are related to properties created by Marvel Entertainment, such as the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. There are other slot games they've developed that are based on movies, such as Gladiator (based on the Russell Crowe film).
Aside from these casino-related awards, EGR also gave out honors for, among other things, affiliate software, poker, bingo and mobile gaming innovations, skill games, sports betting and social gaming, not to mention services categories such as payment solutions, customer service and fraud and compliance solutions.