Borgata named Operator of the Year at EGR North America awards

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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., 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: (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


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