Global Online Casino Awards for 2018

We here at TopOnlineCasinos do a lot of work researching and rating the best online casinos for Canadians but it is also good to take a look at the industry as a whole and check out what insiders think about some of the best casinos out there. There a few prominent awards for casinos in general that also celebrate the best online casinos and suppliers. One caveat that we must mention is that even though a casino may be the considered the best internationally, they are not necessarily the best for Canadians. A few software providers restrict their games in Canada like IGT, NetEnt and NYX Gaming and some casinos that win awards do not focus on the Canadian market so may not have good payment methods that are available in CAD. Unfortunately, there are also quite a lot of casinos that do not allow Canadians to register at all.

That being said, here is a look at some of the Awards that are given out globally and a list of winners in the online casino categories over the past five years or so.  First, we will see who is giving out these awards.

Major eGaming and Casino Awards

eGR Awards

EGR Awards logoThe eGR Awards are handed out by eGaming Review, both a magazine and online publication that features news, opinion and analysis across the broad spectrum of eGaming. The focus here is on business news and industry developments, so they have an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of all facets of the online casino market. The annual eGR Operator Awards are the ones we focus on and are considered to be the “Oscars of the egaming sector”. The awards span both online casinos and sports betting and they also hand out rising star and game of the year awards as well as supplier awards. The big prize, however, is the Operator of the Year award.

Gaming Intelligence Awards

Gaming Intelligence Awards

The GIA Awards are held annually by Gaming Intelligence, also a magazine and website that competes with eGR in the global interactive gaming industry, covers legal, financial and market news as well as analysis and opinion. Their awards started in 2013 and hand out a broader selection of awards to online casinos, sports betting websites and suppliers/software developers. The main categories that focus towards online casinos are Casino Operator of the Year, One to Watch, Operator Innovation, Casino Supplier of the Year and Game of the Year. The awards have been held for over a decade, starting way back in 2004 and some of the best online casinos and software providers have won.

Global Gaming Awards

Global Gaming Awards

The Global Gaming Awards are hosted by magazine and gaming news website, Gambling Insider, along with G2E, the Global Gaming Expo. They also use KPMG Europe to audit the awards to ensure impartiality. Judges for the awards come from all areas of the industry and include regulators, CEO’s from software suppliers like Microgaming and NetEnt, CEO’s from online casino operators like 888 and LeoVegas as well as a broad selection of other journalists and experts. The Awards cover both online and land-based casinos and have been given out since 2014. They include recognition for Online Casino of the Year, Online Casino Supplier of the Year, Product of the Year and Payment Solution of the Year.

International Gaming Awards

International Gaming awards

The IGA Awards have been given out since 2008 by International Gaming Awards which entails industry leaders and publications iGaming Post and Infinity Gaming Magazine. These magazines and websites aim to connect industry experts and report on news and gaming developments. The awards span both land-based casinos and their digital counterparts with the top categories for online gaming including iGaming Software Supplier, Slot Provider, Mobile Operator and, most importantly, Online Casino Operator of the Year.

List of Major Category Winners of Online Casino Industry Awards

Online Casino / SupplierAwardsCategoryYear
GVC Holdings (Party Casino and more)eGR AwardsCasino Operator2018
Evolution Gaming: Lightning RouletteeGR AwardsGame of the Year2018
William Hill (WMS)eGR AwardsSlots Operator2018
ELK Studios: Wild ToroeGR AwardsGame of the Year2017
LeoVegaseGR AwardsMobile Casino Product2017
Bet365eGR AwardsOperator of the Year2017
NetEnt: Guns n’ RoseseGR AwardsGame of the Year2016
UnibeteGR AwardsOperator of the Year2016
Mr GreeneGR AwardsSlots Operator2016
NetEnt: Spinata GrandeeGR AwardsGame of the Year2015
Gala Coral InteractiveeGR AwardsOperator of the Year2015
LeoVegaseGR AwardsSlots Operator2015
Evolution: Immersive RouletteeGR AwardsGame of the Year2014
William HilleGR AwardsOperator of the Year2014
Quickspin: Big Bad WolfeGR AwardsGame of the Year2013
888.comeGR AwardsOperator of the Year2013
CasumoeGR AwardsRising Star2013
Mr GreeneGR AwardsSocially Responsible Operator2012
32RedeGR AwardsCasino Operator2011
William HilleGR AwardsOperator of the Year2011
Bet365eGR AwardsOperator of the Year2010
Pokerstars CasinoGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Operator of the Year2018
NetEntGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Supplier of the Year2018
Playtech: Age of the GodsGaming Intelligence AwardsGame of the Year2018
VideoslotsGaming Intelligence AwardsOne to Watch Award2018
AmayaGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Operator of the Year2017
NetEntGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Supplier of the Year2017
Be The House: Cash Out RouletteGaming Intelligence AwardsGame of the Year2017
LeoVegasGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Operator of the Year2016
NetEntGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Supplier of the Year2016
888.comGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Operator of the Year2015
NetEntGaming Intelligence AwardsCasino Supplier of the Year2015
Leander GamesGaming Intelligence AwardsOne to Watch Award2015
Evolution Gaming: Lightning RouletteGlobal Gaming AwardsProduct Innovation of the Year2018
Bet365Global Gaming AwardsDigital Operator of the Yeart2018
SG DigitalGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Industry Supplier of the Year2018
Hero Gaming: Casino Heroes 3Global Gaming AwardsCasino Product of the Year2018
Mr GreenGlobal Gaming AwardsCorporate Responsibility Programme2018
LeoVegasGlobal Gaming AwardsOnline Casino of the Year2018
NetEntGlobal Gaming AwardsOnline Casino Supplier of the Year2018
PaysafeGlobal Gaming AwardsPayment Solution of the Year2018
NYX Gaming GroupGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Industry Supplier of the Year2017
Bet365Global Gaming AwardsDigital Operator of the Year2017
Evolution Gaming: Dream CatcherGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Product of the Year2017
NYX Gaming GroupGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Gaming Innovation of the Year2016
PlaytechGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Industry Supplier of the Year2016
888 PokerGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Operator of the Year2016
Microgaming - QuickfireGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Product of the Year2016
Microgaming: VR RouletteGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Gaming Innovation of the Year2015
NetEntGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Industry Supplier of the Year2015
Bet365Global Gaming AwardsDigital Operator of the Year2015
Microgaming: Jurassic ParkGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Product of the Year2015
NetEntGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Gaming Innovation of the Year2014
GTECHGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Industry Supplier of the Year2014
888.comGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Operator of the Year2014
MicrogamingGlobal Gaming AwardsDigital Product of the Year2014
LeoVegasIGA Gaming AwardBest Live Casino2018
MicrogamingIGA Gaming AwardiGaming Software Supplier2018
Slots MillionIGA Gaming AwardInnovator Operator2018
YggdrasilIGA Gaming AwardInnovator Supplier2018
PlayNGoIGA Gaming AwardSlot Provider2018
VideoslotsIGA Gaming AwardSlots Operator of the Year2018
Mr GreenIGA Gaming AwardSocially Responsible Online2018
YggdrasilIGA Gaming AwardInnovator2017
LeoVegasIGA Gaming AwardOnline Casino Operator of the Year2017
Mr GreenIGA Gaming AwardOnline Gaming Operator of the Year2017
PlayNGoIGA Gaming AwardSlot Provider2017
VideoslotsIGA Gaming AwardSlots Operator of the Year2017
AmayaIGA Gaming AwardSocially Responsible Online2017
PlaytechIGA Gaming AwardTechnology Provider/Supplier2017
IGTIGA Gaming AwardBest User Experience in Mobile Award2016
PaysafeIGA Gaming AwardCorporate Services Supplier of the Year2016
YggdrasilIGA Gaming AwardiGaming Software Supplier2016
MicrogamingIGA Gaming AwardInnovator of the Year2016
Mr GreenIGA Gaming AwardMobile Operator of the Year2016
PlayNGoIGA Gaming AwardMobile Product of the Year2016
LeoVegasIGA Gaming AwardOnline Casino Operator of the Year2016
NetEntIGA Gaming AwardSlot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year2016
VideoslotsIGA Gaming AwardSlots Operator of the Year (Online)2016
PlaytechIGA Gaming AwardiGaming Software Supplier2015
PlayNGoIGA Gaming AwardMobile Product of the Year2015
Mr GreenIGA Gaming AwardOnline Casino Operator of the Year2015
NetEntIGA Gaming AwardSlot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year2015
LeoVegasIGA Gaming AwardSlots Operator of the Year (Online)2015
SkrillIGA Gaming AwardCorporate Services Supplier of the Year2014
PlaytechIGA Gaming AwardiGaming Software Supplier2014
NetEntIGA Gaming AwardInnovator of the Year2014
Mr GreenIGA Gaming AwardOnline Casino Operator of the Year2014
IGTIGA Gaming AwardSlot Manufacturer/Provider Online or Land Based2014
PlaytechIGA Gaming AwardiGaming Software Supplier2013
Mr GreenIGA Gaming AwardOnline Casino Operator of the Year2013
SkrillIGA Gaming AwardPayment Solutions Provider Company of the Year2013
BallyIGA Gaming AwardTechnology Provider/Supplier2013
32RedIGA Gaming AwardOnline Casino Operator of the Year2012

Last Updated: November 6, 2018