The most successful gaming operators have been awarded the EGR Operator Virtual Awards 2020. The awards are considered the Oscars in the gaming industry and recognise companies that meet the highest standards in areas such as responsible gaming, customer service or mobile gaming among others.
Usually, the awards ceremony takes place in London, UK. However, due to the current circumstances, the organisers have decided to hold the award ceremony in the online space.
The Most Successful Gaming Operators In 2020
This year, the winners are both the usual giants and less-known companies who have been shaping their companies in a successful way. The company with the most awards this year is a Swedish gaming operator Betsson. Betsson received the awards in a total of four categories.
Betsson has informed their audience of the success, saying:
“We are very proud to announce that we won three awards on the first night of the EGR Global Operator Awards 2020. We have won Affiliate Program of the Year (Betsson Group Affiliates), Customer Service Operator of the Year (for the fifth year in a row) and Horse Racing Operator of the Year (RaceBets International Gaming Ltd.).”
Betsson later also received the fourth award for the best provider of mobile games.
The Kindred Group was awarded two prizes. The company received the award for the best provider of mobile casino products for its casino portfolio with exclusive games, increased payback for players and the increase in RTP (return to player) to 98%. The Kindred Group’s desktop gaming offers also scored an extra award.
The Gamesys Group came into the possession of two awards. The company received the award for the best online bingo offer and the award for the best employer of the year.
British Gambling Association Honoured For Service To The Community
The British betting and gaming association Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has received the prestigious EGR Operator Awards for its commitment to community service.
The BGC raised £2.9million in April of this year for the National Heart Services charities after the Grand National was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In cooperation with Inspired Entertainment, Carm Productions and ITV Racing, the BGC organised a virtual race that was broadcast live. The proceeds went to organisations working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.
The fundraising campaign was supported by well-known members of the BGC, including bet365, Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Sky Bet, William Hill, BetFred, Betway, BetVictor, JenningsBet, 32 Red, Corbett Bookmakers, Unibet, Genting Bet, The Tote, Geoff Banks, Fitzdares and Virgin Bet.
BGC CEO Michael Dugher said in a statement:
“After the loss of all major sporting events earlier in the year, the virtual Grand National brought people together during a very difficult time. We were overwhelmed with the public support for the event and the backing shown for NHS Charities Together.
This award is recognition of the huge amount of work that went into organising this event, with the support of our members. The real winner, however, were the charities which shared in the £2.9m raised.”