It’s just about that time of the year again when the EGR Operator Awards are expected to take place. The 2017 EGR event will take place at London’s Park Lane, Grosvenor House on the 26th of October. This awards ceremony is casually known by those in the industry as the Oscars of the eGaming sector. The reason being is that there is so much prestige associated with being nominated for this award. In addition, there is a selection process that is conducted which is somewhat like a peer review. Should you be one of the lucky operators that have been nominated, others in the industry then get the chance to vote for the overall winner.
EGR Operator Nominations
The 7th of September marked the day that the shortlist of nominees was announced. The list was revealed after the judges had reviewed all of the entries. In addition, these judges took part in a conference whereby the shortlisted nominees were decided.
Any information that the awards and events team may have about the companies as well as the winners is strictly confidential. Any details and inside information about the awards are kept completely secret until the announcements have been made at the ceremony on the 26th of next month.
The final winners will then be determined shortly before the awards. Reviewing of both the votes and the criteria that needs to be met, will be conducted during this period.
In the eGaming industry, it is considered a huge honour to simply be nominated. Whereby those who have been nominated tend to keep the EGR logo on their sites for years as it is considered a badge of honour.
Categories at EGR Awards
This awards ceremony hosts with it a variety of categories that Operators can be nominated for. There are a total of nine different categories that nominees are subjected to upon the unique final judgement procedure.
Those who are fortunate enough to find their, or their company’s name on the Headline Categories shortlist will get the chance to present their submissions to the panel of judges in person.
So, how does this work? Well, those on the Headline Categories shortlist will be given five minutes to present and then an additional five minutes to answer any questions that the judging panel may present them with. This will take place on the 28th of September in London at the Athenaeum Hotel.
The headline categories this year are:
- Affiliate of the year
- Bingo operator
- Casino operator
- Mobile operator
- Operator of the year
- Poker operator
- Rising star
- Socially responsible operator
- Sports betting operator
To get an idea of who is on the shortlist for this year’s ceremony, we have provided a list below:
- Bitcasino- shortlisted for pokies operator as well as recognising innovation and player engagement.
- Play’n Go’s Viking Runecraft– running for game of the year.
Now the nominees we have all been waiting for, those on the shortlist for coveted 2017 Operator of the year:
- Ladbrokes Coral
- Mr Green
- Sky Betting & Gaming
- The Stars Group (Amaya)