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Play’n GO crowned Game Studio of the Year for second consecutive year at CasinoBeats Malta Awards



Play’n GO crowned Game Studio of the Year for second consecutive year at CasinoBeats Malta Awards
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Swedish-founded gaming giant delivers dominant performance at annual awards ceremony by also collecting Best Music/Soundtrack Award for Hugo Legacy

Play’n GO, the world’s leading casino entertainment provider, was last night crowned Game Studio of the Year at the CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards in Valletta, Malta for the second consecutive year, one of two awards won by the company on the night.

The Game Studio of the Year award is testament to Play’n GO’s outstanding 2023 performance, which saw the studio release more than 50 premium titles, increase its market share globally, and continue its rapid growth in the US by the award of new state licenses and operator partnerships.

Hugo Legacy also picked up a gong for its unique soundtrack, performed live by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague, and is further testament to the fine attention to detail and boundless effort that goes into game development at Play’n GO.

The company posted both its most successful month in its near 20-year history, and it’s record number of rounds played in a single day in late Q4 of 2023, and these awards are testament to the consistent excellence displayed by the legendary game studio.

Ebba Arnred, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Play’n GO, said: “We’re honoured to be on the receiving end of these awards, and it is particularly pleasing to receive Game Studio of the Year for the second year running.

“Seeing Hugo Legacy’s unique soundtrack acclaimed in this way is also very special. It is testament to our firmly held belief that every detail matters when it comes to game design and entertaining our players, from the stories we tell, to the audio we build into our games. We want to push the boundaries of what’s possible in entertainment, and the Hugo Legacy soundtrack is a perfect example of our commitment to that mission.

“These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Play’n GO, and this is encouragement for all of us to double down and make 2024 an even better year for the company. We’ll be back for the three-peat next year!”

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GAMOMAT celebrates double gold at the CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards 2024



GAMOMAT celebrates double gold at the CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards 2024
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GAMOMAT, one of the leading independent software developers for slot games, has won double gold for Best Game Development Company Central Europe and Game Retro-Style for Fancy Fruits Deluxe.

The first gold came in SlotCatalog’s Award for Best Game Development Company Central Europe. Each of the nominees was judged solely on analytical data rather than subjective views. This award was focused on games being promoted in casino lobbies as it provides a clear, quantifiable measure of a title’s popularity and reach. Being named Best Game Development Company Central Europe crowns a highly successful period for the business.

A second gold arrived thanks to Fancy Fruits Deluxe coming top in the Game Retro-Style category. It was the first release as part of the Deluxe Series, which was introduced to celebrate GAMOMAT’s 15th anniversary last year. Fancy Fruits Deluxe is the advanced rendition of the much-loved classic Fancy Fruits. It retains the classic appeal and simple mechanics that made the original a land-based and online success, while bringing a fresh, modern edge with enhanced graphics and a user-friendly interface.

The CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards is an annual celebration of excellence and innovation in the iGaming industry, marking significant contributions from developers across the world.

Dietmar Hermjohannes, Managing Director at GAMOMAT Development GmbH said: “What a great honour! Winning double gold at the CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards is an astonishing achievement for all involved at GAMOMAT. Winning Best Game Development Company Central Europe is extra special, as the award is judged solely on empirical evidence that shows the vast reach and popularity our games have across the industry. Coming top in the Game Retro-Style Award with Fancy Fruits Deluxe shows we are on the right track with the Deluxe Series. I am so proud of what we accomplished in the past few years.”

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ELA Games’ Kraken Bay Shortlisted for “Slot of the Year” at the SBC Game Developer Awards 2024



ELA Games’ Kraken Bay Shortlisted for “Slot of the Year” at the SBC Game Developer Awards 2024
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ELA Games announces that its online slot, Kraken Bay, has been nominated for the prestigious SBC Game Developer Awards 2024 in the Slot of the Year category. This nomination confirms ELA Games’ studio principles of creating games for players by players with high-quality graphics design.

Kraken Bay invites players on an exhilarating journey to a treasure-filled cove, where they encounter a mysterious monster amidst lucky spins, colossal prizes, and an enchanting gaming experience. The Wild symbol coming to the lucky treasure seeker will significantly multiply the winnings on the line. Players can also collect multipliers on the reels in the bonus game with potential winnings of up to 5,000 times the original bet. For those who want to evaluate the design and gameplay of the game, a demo version of Kraken Bay is available on the ELA Games studio website.

Mike Cini, Business Owner of ELA Games, expressed the team’s joy and appreciation upon receiving the nomination, “The nomination for Slot of the Year confirms our dedication to crafting captivating, high-quality games, such as Kraken Bay. We always keep the player in mind when we build games, so this nomination stands as further proof we’re doing our job right. We eagerly anticipate the outcome of the awards ceremony.”

The results will be announced on May 23, 2024, during the Casino Beats Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Malta. ELA Games remains hopeful for a favorable outcome and extends its gratitude to the judges for acknowledging the studio’s contributions to the industry and players.

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HIPTHER Announces Online Voting Session for GamingTECH Awards 2024, Leading to the Grand Event at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit



HIPTHER Announces Online Voting Session for GamingTECH Awards 2024, Leading to the Grand Event at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit
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HIPTHER, leading event organizer specializing in the Gaming and Technology sectors, is excited to announce the Online Voting Session for the prestigious GamingTECH Awards 2024. This year, the Awards honouring excellence in GameTech in Central and Eastern Europe, will take place at the highly anticipated Prague Gaming & TECH Summit on 26 March.

The GamingTECH Awards is a celebration of industry excellence in the CEE region. Embracing the latest advancements and trends, the awards highlight exceptional achievements across various categories, from companies of a global calibur.

Following the Online Nomination Period that took place between 16 October – 31 December, 2023, the time has come for all the Nominees to be revealed and offered for the Online Voting Session which will determine the Shortlists for each Category.

The Online Voting Process

The Online voting session will run between 12-29 February, 2024, and the Online Voting System is open and ready to receive your votes here. The platform allows one vote per IP address every 24 hours, so get your devices ready, and start voting for your company or favourite nominees!

The Shortlists Announcement is scheduled for 4 March, 2024.


GamingTECH Awards Categories

HIPTHER has introduced four strategic Category Sections covering all critical aspects of Gaming operations and technology: two Operator Categories, six B2B Sports Betting & Casino Categories, four Auxiliary Service Provider Categories focusing on Affiliate Marketing, Payments and Testing Laboratories, and one special Category for the Top Supporter of Responsible Gambling.


All GamingTECH Awards 2024 Categories:

  1. Best Support for Responsible Gambling
  2. Best Testing Laboratory
  3. Best Payments Service Provider
  4. Best Affiliate
  5. Best Affiliate Program
  6. Best Sports Betting Provider
  7. Rising Star – Sports Betting Technology
  8. Best Esports Service Provider
  9. Best Online Casino Platform
  10. Rising Star – Online Casino Technology
  11. Online Casino Innovator
  12. Best Online Casino
  13. Best Sports Betting Operator

Final Vote & Ceremony – The “Endorphina Club & GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony”

The Final Vote will be cast during the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit by its participants on 26 March 2024. The Winners will be announced and awarded the same day in an exclusive evening gathering – the Endorphina Club networking party – that promises to be a highlight of the year for the gaming and technology industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Introduced in 2023, this event is back by popular demand, thanks to the overwhelming response it received.

Hosted and sponsored by Endorphina, a leading name in the iGaming industry, this gathering is a perfect opportunity for professionals, enthusiasts, and experts to meet for an unforgettable night celebrating the industry’s Winners and coming together.


Make sure to cast your votes in the Online Voting Session and Stay Tuned for the Shortlists Announcements!

Join us at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit for the GamingTECH Awards 2024, to promote your company, network and learn from the brightest minds and professionals of Gaming and Technology!

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