SiGMA Group Announces Malta iGaming Awards Contenders
Gala dinner will be followed by a charity auction in aid of the SiGMA Foundation
SiGMA Group has announced the finalists for the Malta iGaming Awards taking place 26th November 2019, at the Hilton Hotel, St Julian’s, Malta.
The awards evening includes a gala charity dinner at the Hilton Hotel with a number of paintings and artworks to be auctioned off to raise money for good causes. The fund-raiser is organised by SiGMA Group and all proceeds will go towards The SiGMA Foundation.
SiGMA Group is welcoming the cream of the iGaming community to the Awards night gala, which will provide a chance for premier networking with fellow industry leaders, and an opportunity to mingle with the creative minds behind the artworks. The auction will feature a number of innovative pieces from established artists, both local and international.
This year there are some 30 awards categories, reflecting how the iGaming sector has expanded and diversified over the last year.
And the nominations are…
Affiliate Network Of The Year (sponsored by Finductive Max)
– Matching Visions / BetAffiliation / Advendor
Affiliate Program Of The Year (sponsored by STS)
– Betzest / MrGreen / Betsson Group Affiliates
Affiliate Software Of The Year (sponsored by FunFair Technologies)
– MyAffiliates / Netrefer / CAKE
Casino Affiliate Of The Year (sponsored by BetSoft)
– Kafe Rocks / Raketech / Blexr
Asian Live Dealer Of The Year (sponsored by Bank Roulette)
– Oriental Gaming / Lotus Gaming / eBet
Asian Slot Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Lucky.io)
– Ganapati / Betsoft / Ameba Entertainment
Asian Platform Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Cryptopay)
– Tripleone Tech / SA Gaming / TC Gaming
Asian Product Of The Year (sponsored by Fashion TV)
– Asia Gaming / Betsoft / InPlayMatrix
Game Vendor Of The Year (sponsored by SimplePlay)
– Yggdrasil / Play’n GO / Pragmatic Play
Hosting Service Of The Year (sponsored by Playtech)
– Internet Vikings / Continent8 / Netshop ISP
Online Casino Of The Year (sponsored by Pragmatic Play)
– Kindred / Betsson Group / BitStarz
B2B Platform Of The Year (sponsored by Ganapati)
– BetConstruct / SkillOnNet / Play’n GO
Sportsbook Affiliate Of The Year (sponsored by Intertops)
– BetterCollective / Catena Media / Alex Affiliates
Sportsbook Operator Of The Year (sponsored by Altenar)
– William Hill / Betsson Group / 1xBet
Corporate Social Responsibility Of The Year (sponsored by United Remote)
– Betsson Group / Microgaming / Skywind
Crypto Payment Solution Of The Year (sponsored by Dao Group)
– Cryptopay / CoinsPaid / Bitbay Pay
Instant Win Of The Year (sponsored by Acquiring.com)
– Hacksaw / Neogames / Gluck Games
Fastest Growing White Label Of The Year (sponsored by Stakelogic)
– Cashmio / Gate 777 / Frank and Fred Casino
Innovator Of The Year (sponsored by iGaming Academy)
– Videoslots / Hero Gaming / Evolution Gaming
Legal Firm Of The Year (sponsored by Netshop ISP)
– WH Partners / KSI Malta / Tal Ron. Drihem & Co
iGaming Media Of The Year (sponsored by Hexopay)
– Gambling Compliance / Focus Gaming News / CalvinAyre.com
Mobile Gaming Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Pragmatic Solutions)
– Habanero / Play’n GO / Reel NRG
Multi-channel Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Continent8)
– Betconstruct / Betgames.tv / Singular
Multi-Product Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Apollo Games)
– BetConstruct / InPlayNet / Microgaming
East-Meets-West Consultancy Of The Year
– BDO / iGaming Asia / SMP eGaming
Payments Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Bitbay Pay)
– Trustly / HiPay / Zimpler
Training Service Provider Of The Year (sponsored by United Remote)
– iGaming Academy / MCAST / Totally Gaming Academy
Trustly Pay N Play Product Of The Year (sponsored by Trustly)
– Hero Gaming / No Account Casino / ComeOn!
Tokenized Gaming Asset Of The Year (sponsored by Betconstruct)
– Lucky.io / G8C / FunFair
Tokenized Casino Game Of the Year (sponsored by UltraPlay)
– Lucky.io / BitCasino / CoinPoker
SiGMA’19 takes place from 26th to 29th November at the MFCC in Ta Qali, Malta, kicking off with the Malta iGaming Awards at the Hilton on Tuesday 26th.
The winners of the 2023 Game Developer Awards are in
Relax Gaming, AvatarUX, BGaming, NetEnt and streamer Brian Christopher were amongst some of the winners at the 2023 edition of the Game Developer Awards, which took place last night at the InterContinental Hotel in Malta.
Closing the final day of what was a record-breaking CasinoBeats Summit, the coveted awards ceremony was presented by Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva and returning host Trudy Kerr, who handed out 23 awards aimed at celebrating the best companies, casino titles and people in the following category groups: Game Performance, Game Creation, Game Marketing, Game People and SlotCatalog.
Rasmus Sojmark, Founder and CEO of SBC, said: “ Last night’ awards were phenomenal, especially with the addition of our new categories, dedicated to individual achievements in the industry. I would like to extend a huge congratulations to all our winners for innovatively pushing the boundaries of excellence and helping redefine the industry.”
Relax Gaming continued their winning streak this year by collecting the Slot of the Year award for Money Train 3, and SlotCatalog’s Game Studio of the Year – medium award, whilst BGaming took home both the Slot to Watch award for Potion Spells and Game Music/Soundtrack award for Elvis Frog TRUEWAYS.
Other winners in the game performance categories included Barbara Bang who picked up the Slot Debut award for Mustang Freedom and NetEnt who were awarded the highly regarded Slot Legacy Title for Gonzo’s Quest.
It was a successful night for casino streamer Brian Christopher who was awarded Streamer of the Year, whilst also picking up Slot Collaboration of the Year award alongside Gaming Arts for their collaborative effort Brian Christopher’s Pop’N Pays More!
The game creation categories saw Wazdan awarded Game Feature of the Year, for their work on Mystery Drop and Playtech receiving the award for Game Licensed Content, for the game Cash Collect: Gold Rush. Amusnet picked up the award for Game Retro-style with Fruits & Gold, whilst ELK Studios were awarded the Game Design & Art Direction for the stylish Nitropolis 4.
AvatarUX were big winners on the night, collecting Game Mechanic of the Year for their innovative PopWins Mechanic, whilst AvatarUX’s very own Hannah Farrugia took home the Product Manager award for her contributions to the company and wider industry.
Other titans of industry that were recognised for their individual contributions were Iris Wallner of GAMOMAT who collected the Game Composer award and Justin Chamberlain who collected the Game Designer award for his contributions to HungryBear Gaming.
SlotCatalog presented a selection of data-based game studio awards. Print Studios were awarded the SlotCatalog’s Rookie of the Year award, Push Gaming collected the SlotCatalog’s Game Studio of the Year – Small award, whilst the SlotCatalog’s Game Studio of the Year – Large award, was presented to Play’n GO.
In the Outperforming Game Studio Categories, Snowborn Games were winners of the SlotCatalog’s Outperforming Game Studio of the Year – Small award, whilst Hacksaw Gaming were awarded SlotCatalog’s Outperforming Game Studio of the Year – Medium and Pragmatic Play took home the SlotCatalog’s Outperforming Game Studio of the Year – Large award.
Decided by a live audience vote throughout Thursday afternoon, the winner of the esteemed Game Innovation Spotlight award was Nailed It! Games for their groundbreaking and forward thinking contributions over the course of the past year.
“Last night was truly unforgettable, a special thank you to our headline sponsors BetConstruct, Evoplay, SBC Advisory Partners and SYNOT, as well as all supporting sponsors, for helping us commemorate the special achievements accomplished by these Game Developer studios and the talented individuals behind the most successful titles,” Said Sojmark.
Play’n GO Crowned Game Studio of the Year
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.
The Game Studio of the Year award is testament to Play’n GO’s blockbuster past 12 months which saw the studio release more than 50 premium titles as well as entering the North American regulated iGaming market for the first time and growing market share across all regulated territories.
Magnus Olsson, Chief Commercial Officer of Play’n GO, said: “The Game Studio of the Year Award is testament to our strong performance around the world in the last 12 months, and gives us the impetus to carry that work into the remainder of 2023 and beyond.
“The strength of our existing portfolio, in addition to our new releases, is clear. Operators in regulated spaces who are growing their market share are using Play’n GO titles to help retain and entertain their players.
“This award is a strong signal that our approach is working in this era of increased regulation, but this is just the beginning. We’ve had a strong 12 months and Play’n GO is growing across the board. We are determined to help forward-thinking operators do the same with their businesses.”
Nordic Game Awards 2023: A Celebration of Amazing Nordic Games
Finnish game Skábma – Snowfall wins Best Nordic Game of the Year
Nordic Game has revealed the winners of the annual Nordic Game Awards, which took place on May 25 during NG23 Spring, the annual games industry conference in Malmö, Sweden.
The night’s big winner was Skábma – Snowfall, a game inspired by the old beliefs and folktales of indigenous Sámi people. The title won the Best Art award in addition to the main award, Best Nordic Game of the Year.
Nordic Game is the only global event with a dedicated focus on the Nordic games industry and now in its fifteenth edition, the Nordic Game Awards ceremony was once again one of the highlights of the conference. As in previous years, a jury of industry peers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden selected the finalists and winners.
The award show was hosted by PixelTV’s Thomas Bense and David Bateson, the voice actor behind Agent 47 of the famous Hitman games, and the dynamic duo did a great job entertaining the live audience and announcing the Nordic Game Awards 2023 winners.
They were as follows:
Best Nordic Game of the Year: Skábma – Snowfall, developed by Red Stage Entertainment, Finland
Best Nordic Game of the Year, Small Screen: Source of Madness, developed by Carry Castle, Sweden
Best Art: Skábma – Snowfall, developed by Red Stage Entertainment, Finland
Best Game Design: Metal Hellsinger, developed by The Outsiders, Sweden
Best Technology: Virtuoso, developed by Really Interactive, Sweden
Best Audio: Metal Hellsinger, developed by The Outsiders, Sweden
Best Fun for Everyone: Time on Frog Island, developed by Half Past Yellow, Denmark
Best Debut: Raft – The Final Chapter, developed by Redbeet Interactive, Sweden
Additionally, the jury decided to give a special mention to the Danish game The Forest Quartet, developed by Mads & Friends, Denmark.
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