The shortlist is here for the top rated online casinos in the EGR Operator Awards!
The EGR Operator Awards are well underway and it’s officially the month where all of this fully comes into play. We have had a lot of fantastic news in regards to the EGR Operator Awards where some of our top rated casino operators have been shortlisted in many different categories. It’s all just as well though considering how much work and effort our wonderful casino operators put into their casino platform to make them fun, exciting and most importantly, user friendly.
Who wouldn’t want to keep us players friendly!? We can be a tough crowd to please, but it’s definitely worth it considering how much time we spend on online casinos and casino games.
A quick throwback to the EGR B2B
If you can rewind and put your thinking cap on you will recall that a few months ago we were celebrating once again with the fact that some of our favourite casino games providers won awards in the EGR B2B awards ceremony. Specifically it was Yggdrasil which won the slot provider of the year, and another one of our favourites NetEnt also managed to bag themselves a few rewards.
Some of the titles that they won were:
- Mobile supplier of the year
- RNG casino supplier of the year
- Innovation in RNG casino software
It wasn’t really a total surprise that NetEnt went away with all of these because as we all know they are one of the leading casino games providers out there. The EGR B2B awards took place at the Hurlingham club in London on the 6th of June, and now we are here again dusting off our penguin suits and dresses for the EGR Operator Awards ceremony.
Moving forward to the EGR Operator Awards
Unlike the EGR B2B awards though, this event will take place at the Grosvenor House in London on the 26th of October of this year. It’s really not that far away considering the fact that we are already in October (where does the time fly), it’s crazy to think that more than half of 2017 has passed us by already. Anyway, we are popping the champagne once again for the EGR Operator Awards and rooting for our top notch casino operators.
We can indeed list many of them just off the top of our heads, it’s not hard to, but the hard part is for these operators to get nominated for certain awards, let alone shortlisted. The casino operators that have already been shortlisted and have already made it into this section could definitely use a standing ovation!
The elements of deciding who wins
There are so many various different elements that go into creating a working, popular, and user friendly casino. These are the elements that get noticed by the board of judges, and these are the elements of creating a great casino. The EGR Operator Awards are made up of and judged using a number of factors such as easy cash payouts, easy withdrawals, user friendly and even layout of course.
Everything in regards to the layout, the mechanics, and the colour scheme is considered when the judges decide. These are just some of the many, many elements in deciding what makes an outstanding online casino operator worthy of winning an EGR Operator Award.
The categories for operators
So far, we have had some information in which operators have already been shortlisted and nominated for these prestigious awards. The casino operators which have been shortlisted thus far contain a few of our well known and top casino sites such as Casumo, LeoVegas, and Mr Green. Along with many others which are not on our top casino sites UK list like 888 casino, GVC Holdings, Kindred, PokerStars Casino, Sky Betting & Gaming, Virgin Games and William Hill.
But of course there are many different categories throughout the EGR Operator Awards, and what good would we be if we didn’t go through them for you?
- Mobile Operator Category: Casumo, Gaming Realms, Jackpotjoy, Kindred, LeoVegas, Lottoland, Mr Green and Sky Betting & Gaming
- I’m sure you will see yet again some of our favourites such as Mr Green and LeoVegas!
- Operator of the Year: Bet365, Ladbrokes Coral, LeoVegas, Lottoland, Mr Green, Pinnacle, Sky Betting & Gaming, The Stars Group.
- Rising Star Category: bet.pt, Bookee, Codeta.com, Dunder, Genesis Global, Ninja Casino, Play OJO, Red Queen Casino, Stride Gaming, Wunderino.
- Socially Responsible Operator Category: Betsson Group, Kindred, LeoVegas, Mr Green, PlayOJO, Rank Group, tombola, Videoslots.com
- Customer Services Operator Category: Bethard Group, Betsson Group, Casumo, LeoVegas, Mr Green, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming.
- In-house Product Category: BetBright, Colossus Bets, Ladbrokes Coral, Mr Green, Ninja Casino, Sky Betting & Gaming.
- Mobile Casino Product Category: Casumo, LeoVegas, Hero Gaming, Mr Green, SuperLenny, Red Queen Casino, Gaming Realms, bgo.
- Slots Operator Category: Bitcasino, GalaBingo.com, Kindred, Paddy Power Betfair, Quasar Gaming, Sky Betting & Gaming, SlotsMillion, Videoslots, William Hill, Wink Slots.
So in the above list we have listed are all of the categories that are relevant to us because they have some of our top rated online casinos in the shortlist.
But just for your curiosity we will also list all of the operator categories:
- Affiliate programme
- eSports operator
- Fantasy sports (new for 2017)
- Lottery operator
- Customer services operator
- Spread betting operator
- Horse race betting operator
- Football betting operator (new for 2017)
- In-house product
- In-play sports operator
- Marketing campaign
- Mobile bingo product
- Mobile casino product
- Mobile poker product
- Mobile sports product
- Slots operator
- Social operator
Nominated operators vote for Game of the Year
As you can see there are many, many casinos taking part and all of them have a chance in winning. The various different categories allow our casino operators to win awards in what they shine brightest in, for example their slot games, or their mobile app. The EGR Operator Awards consist of these elements, and there is also a Game of the Year award category which recognises the game studio or operator which has produced the most astonishing and exciting slot games making the greatest impact in the casino world for 2017.
In order to actually vote for the Game of the Year category you would need to be shortlisted for one of the operator awards, so even though we cannot vote, we still have the pleasure of keeping up to date with who is winning! Voting will close at 12pm BST on Friday the 6th of October, and so far the shortlist is:
- Age of Gods (Playtech)
- Centurion Free Spins (Inspired Entertainment)
- Dream Catcher (Evolution Gaming)
- Red Riding Hood (NetEnt)
- Jurassic World (Microgaming)
- Queen of Gold (Pragmatic Play)
- Sakura Fortune (Quickspin)
- Time is Money (Realistic Games)
- Totem Lightning (Red Tiger Gaming)
- Viking Runecraft (Play’n Go)
- Vikings Go Berzerk (Yggdrasil Gaming)
- Wild Play SuperBet (NextGen Gaming)
- Wild Toro (ELK Studios)
For the time being we can just sit back, relax and wait for the EGR Operator Awards to take off so that we can find out who won what!
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