Global Online Casino Awards for 2019

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 / Supplier Awards Category Year
GVC Holdings (Party Casino and more) eGR Awards Casino Operator 2018
Evolution Gaming: Lightning Roulette eGR Awards Game of the Year 2018
William Hill (WMS) eGR Awards Slots Operator 2018
ELK Studios: Wild Toro eGR Awards Game of the Year 2017
LeoVegas eGR Awards Mobile Casino Product 2017
Bet365 eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2017
NetEnt: Guns n’ Roses eGR Awards Game of the Year 2016
Unibet eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2016
Mr Green eGR Awards Slots Operator 2016
NetEnt: Spinata Grande eGR Awards Game of the Year 2015
Gala Coral Interactive eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2015
LeoVegas eGR Awards Slots Operator 2015
Evolution: Immersive Roulette eGR Awards Game of the Year 2014
William Hill eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2014
Quickspin: Big Bad Wolf eGR Awards Game of the Year 2013
888.com eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2013
Casumo eGR Awards Rising Star 2013
Mr Green eGR Awards Socially Responsible Operator 2012
32Red eGR Awards Casino Operator 2011
William Hill eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2011
Bet365 eGR Awards Operator of the Year 2010
Pokerstars Casino Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Operator of the Year 2018
NetEnt Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Supplier of the Year 2018
Playtech: Age of the Gods Gaming Intelligence Awards Game of the Year 2018
Videoslots Gaming Intelligence Awards One to Watch Award 2018
Amaya Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Operator of the Year 2017
NetEnt Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Supplier of the Year 2017
Be The House: Cash Out Roulette Gaming Intelligence Awards Game of the Year 2017
LeoVegas Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Operator of the Year 2016
NetEnt Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Supplier of the Year 2016
888.com Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Operator of the Year 2015
NetEnt Gaming Intelligence Awards Casino Supplier of the Year 2015
Leander Games Gaming Intelligence Awards One to Watch Award 2015
Evolution Gaming: Lightning Roulette Global Gaming Awards Product Innovation of the Year 2018
Bet365 Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Yeart 2018
SG Digital Global Gaming Awards Digital Industry Supplier of the Year 2018
Hero Gaming: Casino Heroes 3 Global Gaming Awards Casino Product of the Year 2018
Mr Green Global Gaming Awards Corporate Responsibility Programme 2018
LeoVegas Global Gaming Awards Online Casino of the Year 2018
NetEnt Global Gaming Awards Online Casino Supplier of the Year 2018
Paysafe Global Gaming Awards Payment Solution of the Year 2018
NYX Gaming Group Global Gaming Awards Digital Industry Supplier of the Year 2017
Bet365 Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Year 2017
Evolution Gaming: Dream Catcher Global Gaming Awards Digital Product of the Year 2017
NYX Gaming Group Global Gaming Awards Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year 2016
Playtech Global Gaming Awards Digital Industry Supplier of the Year 2016
888 Poker Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Year 2016
Microgaming - Quickfire Global Gaming Awards Digital Product of the Year 2016
Microgaming: VR Roulette Global Gaming Awards Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year 2015
NetEnt Global Gaming Awards Digital Industry Supplier of the Year 2015
Bet365 Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Year 2015
Microgaming: Jurassic Park Global Gaming Awards Digital Product of the Year 2015
NetEnt Global Gaming Awards Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year 2014
GTECH Global Gaming Awards Digital Industry Supplier of the Year 2014
888.com Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Year 2014
Microgaming Global Gaming Awards Digital Product of the Year 2014
LeoVegas IGA Gaming Award Best Live Casino 2018
Microgaming IGA Gaming Award iGaming Software Supplier 2018
Slots Million IGA Gaming Award Innovator Operator 2018
Yggdrasil IGA Gaming Award Innovator Supplier 2018
PlayNGo IGA Gaming Award Slot Provider 2018
Videoslots IGA Gaming Award Slots Operator of the Year 2018
Mr Green IGA Gaming Award Socially Responsible Online 2018
Yggdrasil IGA Gaming Award Innovator 2017
LeoVegas IGA Gaming Award Online Casino Operator of the Year 2017
Mr Green IGA Gaming Award Online Gaming Operator of the Year 2017
PlayNGo IGA Gaming Award Slot Provider 2017
Videoslots IGA Gaming Award Slots Operator of the Year 2017
Amaya IGA Gaming Award Socially Responsible Online 2017
Playtech IGA Gaming Award Technology Provider/Supplier 2017
IGT IGA Gaming Award Best User Experience in Mobile Award 2016
Paysafe IGA Gaming Award Corporate Services Supplier of the Year 2016
Yggdrasil IGA Gaming Award iGaming Software Supplier 2016
Microgaming IGA Gaming Award Innovator of the Year 2016
Mr Green IGA Gaming Award Mobile Operator of the Year 2016
PlayNGo IGA Gaming Award Mobile Product of the Year 2016
LeoVegas IGA Gaming Award Online Casino Operator of the Year 2016
NetEnt IGA Gaming Award Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year 2016
Videoslots IGA Gaming Award Slots Operator of the Year (Online) 2016
Playtech IGA Gaming Award iGaming Software Supplier 2015
PlayNGo IGA Gaming Award Mobile Product of the Year 2015
Mr Green IGA Gaming Award Online Casino Operator of the Year 2015
NetEnt IGA Gaming Award Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year 2015
LeoVegas IGA Gaming Award Slots Operator of the Year (Online) 2015
Skrill IGA Gaming Award Corporate Services Supplier of the Year 2014
Playtech IGA Gaming Award iGaming Software Supplier 2014
NetEnt IGA Gaming Award Innovator of the Year 2014
Mr Green IGA Gaming Award Online Casino Operator of the Year 2014
IGT IGA Gaming Award Slot Manufacturer/Provider Online or Land Based 2014
Playtech IGA Gaming Award iGaming Software Supplier 2013
Mr Green IGA Gaming Award Online Casino Operator of the Year 2013
Skrill IGA Gaming Award Payment Solutions Provider Company of the Year 2013
Bally IGA Gaming Award Technology Provider/Supplier 2013
32Red IGA Gaming Award Online Casino Operator of the Year 2012

Last Updated: April 4, 2019

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