This year’s EGR B2B awards ceremony was somewhat different from those held in previous years.
Due to social distancing measures and an ongoing commitment to helping make online gambling safer for all, the recent 2020 EGR B2B ceremony was hosted as a virtual event.
The three-day-long ceremony celebrated the successes of a number of prominent European online e-gaming brands, as well as some new faces, and there was also a series of online presentations each of which offered the attendees a snapshot of a key industry topic.
Although customers of sportsbook, casino and bingo brands are often aware of the key software suppliers such as Dragonfish, 888, Eyecon, Microgaming, NetEnt and Jumpman Gaming, they are not always so familiar with the work that goes on behind-the-scenes to help keep their favourite sites at the top of their game.
The EGR B2B awards help to give recognition to all sectors that e-gaming brands utilise. For example, there are affiliate marketing teams, customer acquisition and retention partners, and payment solutions and analytics companies which all contribute towards the success of some of the UK’s best-known online gambling brands.
Of course, there was also strong competition among the contenders for best bingo, sports betting, and casino supplier, with only one award being up for grabs in each key category.
The Big Winners
The winner of best bingo supplier was Playtech, which was noted as offering “a great range of products and the ultimate one-stop-solution for bingo”.
The title of best live casino supplier was awarded to Evolution Gaming – a company whose live dealer games include Dream Catcher, Crazy Time, Football Studio, and Monopoly Live.
Popular slots manufacturer Red Tiger Gaming took home no less than five awards
- Innovation in Mobile,
- Best Mobile Supplier,
- Mobile Gaming Software Supplier,
- Best Slot Supplier, and
- Innovation in Slot Provision
– after demonstrating “impressive growth” and innovating the online slot market with gamification, jackpots, and tournament tools”.
Finally, the award for best platform of the year went to one of the industrys biggest success stories, Microgaming, which the judges noted was customer-centric, forwarding-thinking, and “still expanding after 26 years”.