Malta-based companies among EGR Award winners

The EGR Awards 2014 held last night at The Pavilion, Tower of London, saw quite a few faces hailing from the remote gaming industry base in Malta, including the likes of Simon Hammon (NetEnt), Angelo Dalli (in picture) (Bit8), Olga Finkel (in picture) (WH Partners), Philip Kellin (LeoVegas) as well as representatives from Pentasia.

After an exquisite gala dinner, the evening’s master of ceremony, stand-up grizzled comedian Henry Paker, kicked off the awards that saw none less than 39 awards being dished out.

In an interview with SiGMA, Angelo Dalli, winner of the Software Rising Star award, had these words to say; “The Software Rising Star award is the gaming industry’s recognition of Bit8’s innovative and fresh solutions and service processes around it that we have rapidly built up in a very short time. Our disruptive Artificial Intelligence solutions have started to make a tangible impact on the industry that is slated to ignite a new wave of nimble operations using our platform to gain competitive advantage.” He went on to elaborate, “As one of the new breed of gaming software companies Bit8 is at the forefront of providing flexible solutions that allow operators to customise their offerings without sacrificing their individual marketing style and preventing brand dilution, which is often the case experienced with tools that do not allow for a modular and customisable approach.”

Parliamentary Secretary (Government of Malta) Jose Herrera said that the results obtained in the EGR Awards 2014 show the importance of the industry in the local context; “Thus, as the person politically responsible from this industry, I’m doing my utmost to keep it sustainable both in terms of promotion but also from the legislative point of view”.

The full list of winners include:

Software Rising Star: Bit8

Corporate Services Provider: WH Partners

Mobile Supplier: Net Entertainment

Affiliate Software: Income Access

Bingo Network: Dragonfish

Innovation in RNG Casino Software: Williams Interactive

Social Gaming Supplier: Quickspin

IT Supplier: Ardenta

Binary Solution: SpotOption

Innovation in Mobile: Realistic Games

Poker Network: Playtech

Acquisition and Retention Partner: Initial Rewards

Innovation in Sports Betting Software: Bettorlogic

Skill Games Supplier: GameAccount Network

Best Customer Service: OpenMarket

Mobile Payments Solution: Skrill

RNG Casino Supplier: Net Entertainment

Innovation in In-Play Betting: SBTech

Fraud & Compliance Solution: Featurespace

White Label Partner: Dragonfish

Lottery Software Supplier: GTECH

Poker Software: Microgaming

Innovation in Payment Solutions: PayPal

Mobile Services Provider: OpenMarket

Bingo Supplier: Bede Gaming

Innovation in Slot Provision: Realistic Games

In-Play Betting Software: OpenBet

Live Casino Supplier: Evolution Gaming

Sports Data Provider: PERFORM

Datacenter of the Year: Continent 8 Technologies

Services Rising Star: Odobo

Marketing and PR Provider: Square in the Air

Recruiter of the Year: Pentasia

Mobile Gaming Software: Quickspin

Sports Betting Supplier: OpenBet

Payments Company: SafeCharge

Special Achievement: NYX Gaming Group

Software Rising Star: Bit8

Platform of the Year: Playtech


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