Bingo is finally getting the attention it deserves. This fact was made evident during the recently conducted ICE Totally Gaming event. The gambling industry mega event took place on the 3rd and 4th of February at the London Excel Centre. It is one of the highlights of the industry’s year. The Gaming Intelligence Awards (GIA) are given away every year to many companies that have made a significant impact on the business.
Highlights from the Gaming Intelligence Awards
The fast growing bingo industry was also acknowledged at the event. The GIA ‘Bingo Operator of the Year’ went to the highly deserving Jackpotjoy. The competition was really very tight this year. The other contenders for the top spot were Rank, Stride and 888.
Jackpotjoy is owned by Intertain which has had a bad year so far. However, Jackpotjoy saw a 163% rise in revenues within the first six months of the year. Jackpotjoy is a Gamesys site in addition to Botemania and StarSpins. But the Bingo product brings in 72% of its total revenue. Intertain’s long term tie up with Gamesys will ensure that Jackpotjoy will stay ahead of its competitors for quite some time to come.
Bingo Supplier of the Year at the Gaming Intelligence Awards
Dragonfish was awarded Bingo Supplier of the Year. This B2B product from Dragonfish has managed to make a major impact on the industry. In fact, it has managed to tie up 30 new deals in the year. Additionally, it has 15 new casino skins. The bingo network is expanding at a fast pace and has touched 120 as of the present. This certainly indicates that Dragonfish deserves the recognition it is getting.
The bingo companies that received the first GIA awards were software providers Playtech and Gamesys. Online bingo operator Bet365 also received its first award. This year, 14 awards in total were given away.
Playtech was awarded ‘Bingo Supplier of the Year’. Incidentally, it also took an award home for ‘Poker Supplier of the Year’. These awards were only to be expected since Playtech sites tend to be well-designed ones. Moreover, they provide an excellent gaming experience overall. In other words, the sites are simply among the best in the business. Gamesys took home the coveted ‘Bingo Operator of the Year’ award.
Bet365 also received recognition by its industry peers. It was awarded ‘Sports Betting Operator of the Year’ followed by ‘Socially Responsible Company of the Year’.
Bobby Mamudi, the Editor-In-Chief of Gaming Intelligence pointed out that the awards were given to companies that performed the best in the industry. He also said that the awards were given after careful consideration and without the slightest hint of what he called ‘cronyism’.
Playtech Sites Offer Outstanding Bingo Fun as Proved by the Gaming Intelligence Awards
Sites operating on Playtech platforms are very popular with players. This is because of its wide range of games they offer in a safe gaming environment. Take Mecca Bingo, for instance. It has different types of bingo games including 75-ball, 80-ball, and 90-ball variants. Additionally, it also has thrilling slot and casino games to provide more entertainment. The site also features keno and scratchcard games. Interestingly, all Playtech sites tend to have the same range of games. This means that players can easily move from one Playtech site to another to enjoy the same high-quality gaming experience.
Gamesys Bingo Offers Great Fun Evident by the Gaming Intelligence Awards
Gamesys is another company that has built a very good name for itself in the online gambling industry. This gambling software provider also has many sites under its umbrella. The company specializes in making no-download games and also games for mobile sites. It has an enviable library of titles. They are very popular with novice and experienced players alike.