New Jersey casino also wins prize for best mobile gaming product at inaugural awards for North American RMG and social sector
New Jersey casino firm Borgata was named Operator of the Year at last night’s inaugural EGR North America Awards in San Francisco.
The operator, which has taken a lead in the fight for market share in the state, also bagged the Best Mobile Gaming Product on a night which celebrated the success of real-money egaming operators, B2B suppliers and social casino firms.
Rival casino operator Tropicana Entertainment walked away with the Casino Operator of the Year award, while 888 and the All American Poker Network were named Poker Operator of the Year.
More than 120 guests attended the glittering awards ceremony at The Bentley Reserve Banking Hall in the heart of San Francisco, which was hosted by American comedian and star of the HBO hit series Silicon Valley, Jimmy O. Yang.
In the supplier categories, Optimal Payments won the Payments Company of the Year prize, and GameAccount Network fought off stiff competition to win the award for Casino Platform Supplier of the Year.
Bwin.party, which supplies its partypoker software to the Borgata, won Poker Software Supplier of the Year.
Meanwhile Playtika’s dominance of the social casino space saw it claim the Social Casino Operator of the Year prize, while Product Madness won the social slots category and Storm8 won the award for Social Bingo Operator for its Monopoly Bingo product.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Acquisition and retention partner: Income Access Group
Acquisition strategy: IGT’s DoubleDown Casino
Best new gam: High 5 Games
Best product innovation: Vegas World
Casino operator: Tropicana Entertainment
Casino platform supplier: GameAccount Network
Fantasy sports operator: DraftKings
Freeplay gaming supplier: Scientific Games – Interactive
Geolocation supplier: GeoComply
Legal and compliance partner: Ifrah Law
Marketing campaign: DraftKings
Mobile gaming product: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Online horse race wagering operator: TVG (Betfair US)
Operator of the year: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Payments company: Optimal Payments
Poker operator: 888poker / AAPN
Poker software supplier: bwin.party (USA)
Recruitment company: Pentasia
Social bingo operator: Storm8 (MONOPOLY Bingo!)
Social operator: Playtika
Social poker operator: Dragonplay
Social slots operator: Product Madness, an Aristocrat company