It's that time of year again. The EGR Operator Awards have come and gone for the 11th year running. It's one of the most prestigious awards out there and this year promised to be even better. Attracting over 700 industry professionals from around the globe, leading online game developers, providers and online casinos massed together to celebrate excellence and commercial success of operations within their sector. There were many winners here but we have highlighted the most significant (in our opinion).
The industry has come a long way in recent times which means, unlike previous years, there are more categories than ever. But like previous years, some contenders have reappeared and are some of our favourites here at Droid Slots
The Best Bingo Sites
First up is Gala Bingo as best Mobile Bingo Product and best Bingo Operator. Are you really that surprised? With all their countless TV ads and years of being top of the bingo tree, who else would steal that title? Still, it is just deserved, with a vast variety of themed bingo rooms and a choice to play 90, 80 or 75 ball bingo.
Coming in as best Customer Service Operator and most Socially Responsible Operator, Tombola reassures players once more why it's the safest site to play bingo in the UK. Though it was snubbed the title of best Bingo Operator, Tombola, in our opinion, still comes in at a close second due to winning the title back in 2013. A serious contender regardless of what the EGR judges believe.
Best Betting Shops
Bet365 has well-earned its title as best Sports Betting Operator for providing players with extensive selection of sports to bet on including football, basketball, boxing, horse-racing… On top of that it has a cool-looking website with a simple design — easy for navigation!
Irish betting shop, Paddy Power, is probably the biggest surprise having won best Casino Operator when it is has simply been best Slot Operator in the past. Wow. What a turnaround! We hope it does even better in the future.
Game of the Year
And finally, one of NetEnt's many new titles released this year, Spiñata Grande won Game of the Year. We couldn't have predicted this, considering how it has been out barely a year, but really it is one much deserved with its unique colossal symbols feature and funky Mexican theme. It's tons of fun, too! Now it's Game of the Year that's even more reason to play it.
Well, we'd just like to say congratulations to all the winners and those who didn't win… better luck next time! For the full list of winners, check out the results here.