London’s Grosvenor House hosted this year’s International Gaming Awards (IGA), also known as the gaming industry Oscars, which took place on February 5, 2018.
The ceremony, which has been held annually since 2008, acknowledges the efforts of land-based and online casino operators and is regarded as one of biggest events in the industry.
The IGA’s online newspaper, gave its global readers an equal voice, from those enjoying games on their smartphones to those managing world-class casinos around the world. Listening carefully to the views of the clients and industry professionals, the IGA managed to recognize and acknowledge the leading companies in the business.
Highly anticipated by developers, operators, and gaming aficionados, the event serves as a charity fundraiser, while this year the donations went to CARE, a non-profit international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief. CARE is present in 94 countries, supporting more than 900 projects, and directly reaching over 80 million people.
The IGA has managed to raise £255,000 for this noble cause.
The most anticipated of the 11th IGA was the awards ceremony, which recognized the best gaming operators across all tiers of the gaming world.
This year’s IGA was a truly international event since the list of winners includes casino operators from all four corners of the world – from Australia to Asia, from the Americas to Europe.
Here are the 2018 International Gaming Awards winners:
Casino/Australia/Asia Focused Technology Supplier: BBIN
eSports Betting Software: Betradar
Gaming Operator Americas: PokerStars NJ
Gaming Operator Australia/Asia: Melco Resorts & Entertainment
Gaming Operator Europe: Caesars EMEA
Great Place to Work: Bethard
iGaming Software Supplier: Microgaming
Innovator Operator: SlotsMillion
Innovator Supplier: Yggdrasil
Integrated Resort: Galaxy Entertainment
Live Casino of the Year: Leo Vegas
Lottery Product: IGT
Mobile Operator: Cherry
Mobile Product of the Year: SBTech
Online Casino Operator: Mansion
Online Gaming Operator: William Hill
Online Poker Operator: Kindred
Payment Processing Company: AstroPay
Slot Provider: Play’n GO
Slots Operator: Videoslots
Socially Responsible Land Based: The Ritz Club
Socially Responsible Online: Mr Green
Sports Betting Operator: ComeOn
Technology Provider: Betconstruct
VIP Room: Caesars EMEA
The event organizers have already begun planning the next year’s event.