Four of our Favourite Casinos & Software Win Major 2015 Industry AwardsFebruary 4th, 2015
The International Gaming Awards have just decided who holds the gold standard in online casino and we are here to tell you about the big winners of 2015.
An award ceremony that celebrates all the good in casino, from the lights of Vegas, to the on button of your mobile phone, they celebrate the best in the industry.
Obviously, our interest is mostly what happens on the latter screens, but if you are interested in the full list, it can be found here.
Otherwise, here are our highlights and, more importantly, the fact that the casinos and the games software providers that won are some of our favourites and are showcased right here on our website.
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Slots operator of the year: Leo Vegas
And we begin with the biggest ‘We told you so’ of the year.
We were one of the first to recognise how good Leo Vegas mobile casino was when it first came out back in 2012.
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That said, they’ve only been improving, moving from a good mobile phone casino, to an amazing slots casino.
This is mostly because all they’ve done for the last couple of years is to add more games from more software companies.
Just to get the list going: Bally, Betsoft, iGaming2Go, IGT, iSoftbet, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen, Play’n GO, Merkur, Thunderkick, and Viaden Gaming.
That gives them a total of 330 online slots, and 187+ mobile slots.
Not just that, but the sheer variety ensure they won. They don’t just have the big brands, jackpots and games, but also the less well know yet rising stars of the industry such as Play’n GO.
Play’n GO Receives Mobile Product of the Year Award
Which leads us nicely to our next award winner, doesn’t it?
We’ve always thought Play’n GO will go places. But it wasn’t till the last 6 months that we really started to sit up and pay attention.
“It feels wonderful to receive this award to mark such a tremendous year. We owe thanks to our creative team and developers. Their genius and dedication keep us moving forward. We also wish to thank our customers and their players across the globe who enjoy our games. They are the guiding light in all we do.” Johan Törnqvist, Play’n GO CEO.
Play’n GO casino players have always been on the lookout for this software, even before 2014.
Mostly because they are one of the first to ensure that all their mobile casino games are available for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows 7/8.
But in 2014 they really started making great overall games, from the quirky Energoonz, to the classic 5x Magic and the beautiful Enchanted Crystals.
Play’n GO was also in the shortlist for best iGaming Software Supplier of the Year and Slot Provider of the Year.
“The award inspires us to make 2015 even better,” says Törnqvist. “We’re already busy at work, crafting the games of the future for players on the go.”
Online Casino operator of the year: Mr Green
A past winner of this award, it came as no surprise that Mr Green online casino won this beauty.
And it makes sense. Their website is beautiful, they run great generous casino promotions frequently, something is always happening there every week, and they look after their players.
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They have local 24 hour local support, 24 hour cash-out times, a wide variety of games, live casino, jackpot slots, one of the best responsible gambling policies and tools…
It’s as if someone sat down and created a check list of what makes a great casino and then created the beautiful Mr Green.
Don’t get us wrong, the mobile casino is more an extension of the online gambling site, but when the original is so good, the mobile is still head above shoulders on most other casinos.
The judges chose the winner according to their originality, brand identity, marketing, payment processing, usability and games offered.
NetEnt Get Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year
Now here’s no surprise. Year on year, NetEntertainment seem to be able to continually bring home an award.
In 2014 it was Innovator of the Year. In 2015 it’s this prestigious beauty.
Why so prestigious? Because they are competing against not just their peers in online gaming, but the big, massive world of brick and mortar slots. So they beat the huge Novomatic, the massive IGT and the rest.
“To walk away with the Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year for online and land-based is a superb achievement, our mission is always to provide leading edge online casino solutions and we’re honoured to be recognised for our hard work.” Per Eriksson, President and CEO of NetEnt.
Well done NetEntertainment, we are big fans of your games and so, it would seem, is the rest of the world.
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