What is the Global Gaming Awards?

October 7, 2014
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Microgaming and Net Entertainment (NetEnt) both walked away with an award at the world’s first ever Global Gaming Awards 2014 on September 29th 2014. This event was hosted at the Titian Ballroom, in the Venetian Palazzo Congress Center, Las Vegas. Some of the biggest names from the online and offline gaming industry were in attendance and there were 12 different awards categories.

The independent panel of judges included 50 leading business men and women and companies were nominated based on thier overall achievements from the past 12 months. Let’s take a look at the awards that Microgaming and NetEnt managed to win and we can also take a look at some of the other winners.

NetEnt won the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year award and in this same category the Runner Up was Williams Interactive. Also shortlisted for this category included Income Access, NextGen Gaming, FSB Technology, Colossus Bet, Coral, Odobo, Core Gaming and Yggdrasil.

Speaking about the win was NetEnt’s President and CEO, Per Eriksson, “NetEnt prides itself on innovation and it’s an honour to be recognized for our work at the Global Gaming Awards. We strongly encourage innovation and frequently organize internal activities to enhance it and our dedication to creativity allows us to continue to drive the online casino market forward.” We obtained these words from the NetEnt website.

NetEnt has become famous in the online gambling industry over the past few years thanks to titles such as Mega Fortune (a Guinness World Record Braking Progressive Jackpot Slot Machine), as well as Hall of Gods, Arabian Nights, South Park, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Gonzo’s Quest, Jack Hammer (1 and 2), Scarface, Starburst, The Wish Master, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aliens and Robin Hood – Shifting Riches.

You can now find NetEnt’s games at a growing number of world-class gambling portals such as Betfair Arcade, Paddy Power Games, Bet365 Vegas, bgo Vegas, Mr Green Casino, Casumo Casino, Unibet Casino, BetVictor Casino, William Hill Games, Ladbrokes Games, 888 Casino, Stan James Casino, Tropezia Palace Casino and Sky Vegas.

Microgaming just beat Net Entertainment in Las Vegas to win the Digital Product of the Year award and speaking about this win was the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, “It's an honour to take home the award for Digital Product of the Year. What makes the award so special is that it was voted for by a panel of judges which comprised some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. We've been recognised by our peers.”

He then went on to say, “We've had a busy year releasing some epic games to the industry, including our Terminator 2™ online slot in June, followed by our Jurassic Park™ online slot in August. I take this opportunity to say a big well done to everyone involved in our game development – this is an award for you all.”

Playtech was the Runner Up to GTECH for the Digital Industry Supplier of the Year award and IGT won the Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year award. The Runner Up in this category was Bally Technologies. You can now find Microgaming’s impressive casino product at sites such as Gaming Club Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Jackpot City Casino, 32Red Casino, Betway Casino, Spin Palace Casino and Platinum Play Casino.

To find out what Playtech has to offer, you’ll need to head over to sites such as Bet365 Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Omni Casino, Mansion Casino, Betfair Casino, Genting Casino, Gala Casino, Ladbrokes Casino and Casino.com.

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