SlotsWise Gaming Awards 2021: All The Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Inaugural Gaming Awards 2021! It was pretty exciting to launch such an event and receive positive feedback from the community.
This year, we’ve seen big sequels, innovative in-game mechanics, and unique features. On top of that, we witnessed new gaming studios come up with fresh ideas and develop top-notch slot games. Plus, the best online casinos provided us with catchy bonus offers and a variety of games to choose from.
So, to summarise, 2021 was a highly competitive year, and being nominated for gaming awards is an achievement in itself.
We had a great time preparing the SlotsWIse Gaming Awards 2021 and thank you for being part of our special event. Remember, all winners will be added to the €1,000 Prize Draw and announced to the winners tomorrow (07.12)!
And the winners of the SlotsWise Gaming Awards 2021 are...
Jump to the Award:
- Hottest Slot 2021
- Hottest New Slot 2021
- The WOW Slot 2021
- Most Electric Slot 2021
- Most Popular Slot 2021
- Fresh Slot Award 2021
- One To Watch 2022
WINNER: East Coast vs West Coast slot (Nolimit City)
The creative team at Nolimit City has impressed all of us this year, so The Hottest Slot 2021 award goes to its incredible slot called East Coast vs West Coast.
The story behind this reel adventure is the feud between fans and artists of the East Coast and West Coast rap scenes in the US during the mid-90s. We love the fact that the game is powered by the xWays engine which allows it to offer more than 80,000 ways to win.
What’s more, we were impressed by the maximum payout potential that reaches 30,618x the stake and can be won through nudging wilds, progressive multipliers, expanded symbols and linked symbols!
Nolimit City never ceases to amaze us with their authentic touch and innovative gameplay. Congratulations on your win and keep up the great work!
Congratulations to all the other shortlisted games - all very worthy of winning this award!
- Starburst XXXtreme - NetEnt
- Jammin' Jars 2 - Push Gaming
- Big Bad Wolf Megaways - Quickspin
- Bigger Bass Bonanza - Pragmatic Play
- World Of Gods - Niflheim Story - Spinmatic
WINNER: Top Dawg$ (Relax Gaming)
Relax Gaming’s Top Dawg$ slot is the winner of the Hottest New Slot 2021 award! With its incredible graphics and smooth gameplay, this game won the hearts of our players pretty quickly and became the most played new slot at SlotsWise.
Why we love Top Dawg$? Well, the game has animated dogs as main characters! They ride through the city streets bathed in purple sunset skies, reminiscing about the carefree days and car rides with no specific destination! But on a serious note, our judges just love the bonus feature free spins, respins & mystery symbols, oh and who doesn’t want a 25,000x stake payout?
Congratulations to the other awesome slots that were nominated for this award, these games were among the most played this year, so if you still haven’t tried them, now it’s the time!
- Dazzle Me Megaways - NetEnt
- The Goonies Return - Blueprint Gaming
- Bonanza Megapays - Big Time Gaming
- Sizzling Blaze - Spinmatic
- Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded - Yggdrasil
WINNER: Monster Blox Gigablox (Peter & Sons)
The WOW Slot 2021 award is dedicated to slot games with high-end graphics and eye-catching designs. This was a very competitive category but only one can take home the prize, and that worthy winner is... Peter & Sons!
The provider’s Monster Blox Gigablox slot is the proud winner of the WOW Slot 2021 award and with good reason. We love how Peter & Sons designed this game with fantastic illustrations, eye-popping colours and engaging animations using monsters, heroes, and wizards as lovable characters. The bravest warriors will fight the not-so-scary monsters and win up to 4,600x the stake for their achievement.
You’ll benefit from the Gigablox mechanic, as well as free spins & wild transformations. There’s, more, but we’ll leave you to check the game and discover by yourself!
Also, don’t forget to check the rest of the slots that were nominated for this award. They’re as great as the Monster Blox slot!
- Treasure Mania - Evoplay Entertainment
- Gemix 2 - Play’n GO
- Gonzo’s Gold - NetEnt
- Ed Jones & Book of Bastet - Spinmatic
- Gremlins: Time to Tumble - Scientific Games
WINNER: Rick and Morty Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Jackpot King (Blueprint Gaming)
Energy, excitement, fun, thrill, non-stop action and innovation are some of the things we were looking for when choosing the winner of the Most Electric Slot 2021. And without doubt, the award goes to the Rick and Morty Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Jackpot King slot from Blueprint Gaming!
Have you seen or played this game? It’s packed with so many features that we couldn’t count them. Based on the mega-popular Rick and Morty TV show, this slot incorporates the Jackpot King progressive jackpots where you can win millions of pounds!
Apart from the jackpots, you’ll benefit from free spins, symbol transformations, expanding symbols, mystery symbols, and much more.
Then, once you’re done playing with Rick and Morty, check the other energy-packed slots that were nominated for this award. These are all worthy nominees and games we’ll no doubt be spinning on a few more times next year!
- Immortal Romance Mega Moolah - Microgaming
- Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels - Relax Gaming
- Buffalo Boost - Spinmatic
- Age of the Gods: Book of Oracle - Playtech
- Thor: Infinity Reels - ReelPlay
WINNER: Big Bass Bonanza Megaways (Pragmatic Play)
This special award goes to the Big Bass Bonanza Megaways slot, a hugely popular title from the bright minds at Pragmatic Play! Being the number one slot on our SEO and paid advertising platforms, Big Bass Bonanza Megaways stayed true to the original release and gave us something extra - the Megaways mechanic from BTG, which our players at SlotsWise especially enjoy.
Thanks to Megaways, you can play with up to 46,656 active paylines in the Big Bass Bonanza Megaways slot. This can provide you with plenty of chances for landing lucrative prizes that can reach 4,000x your bet. We love how this award-winning slot includes free spins, cascading reels, and symbol transformations, so you don’t want to miss it!
Want a sneak-peek into other hugely popular slot releases of 2021? Well, we’ve left the other nominations for you to check, all of which offer high-end gameplay & incredible features!
- Wanted Dead or a Wild - Hacksaw Gaming
- Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen - NetEnt
- Reel Lucky King Megaways - Inspired Gaming
- Wild Flower - Big Time Gaming
- Book of Duat - Quickspin
WINNER: 90K Yeti Gigablox (4ThePlayer)
Choosing the best innovation in slots was a hard thing to do as we’ve seen so many awesome releases that provided our players with the ultimate gaming experience, and there was no deficiency of unique features this year.
All things considered, the Fresh Slot Award 2021 goes to the 90K Yeti Gigablox slot from 4ThePlayer. That is because it introduces the attractive Gigablox feature, which allows you to land mega symbols up to 6x6 in size. With Gigablox, each spinning session is different, resulting in massive wins for the luckiest players.
The 90K Yeti Gigablox slot is inspired by Yeti, which is an ape-like creature purported to inhabit the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. You’ll play on 6 reels across 46,656 paylines. And most importantly, you can win mega payouts too, up to 90,000x your bet!
Let’s not forget all the other nominated games for the Fresh Slot Award. Special mentions go to the Piggy Pop PopWins feature from AvatarUX and the Megaclusters feature included in the Relax Gaming’s Kluster Krystals - We love your work and are excited to continue enjoying these games below...
- PiggyPop - AvatarUX
- Valkyries - Peter & Sons
- Kluster Krystals Megaclusters - Relax Gaming
- Fruity Beats Xtreme - Spinmatic
- Buffalo: Hold and Win - Booming Games
WINNER: Meteoroid (Spinmatic)
We love testing and reviewing new games here at SlotsWise and we’re itching with excitement as to what 2022 will bring. We had quite a few responses to this award, however, one game that has pipped the others to the award of One To Watch 2022 is Meteoroid from Spinmatic!
Meteoroid is not your regular slot - it’s Spinmatic’s first-ever Crash Game and here at SlotsWise, we highly support innovative games and tech! A high-speed, straightforward format is what will make this cosmic game such a hit - not to mention guaranteed wins!
Players can decide how much to bet as well as when to cash out while they watch the Meteoroid increase. Their goal is to get their hands on the cash before the crash, with their betting sum being multiplied by whatever number they finish on. It’s mind over matter in this celestial phenomenon!
Keep an eye out for our Meteoroid slot review (coming soon), as well as these other ones-to-watch slots that are soon to be released:
- Xibalba - Peter & Sons
- Legion X - Nolimit City
- Dead Or Alive Megaways - NetEnt
- The Bandit and the Baron - Just For The Win
- Agent Jane Blonde: Max Volume - Microgaming & Stormcraft Studios
The Best Provider 2021 award had many many nominations, but we felt that one provider deserved to win the most. This award goes to Habanero Gaming, a premium slots and table games developer dedicated to providing the best for its clients and players.
In 2021, Habanero achieved a hugely important regulatory milestone through the acquisition of its Critical Gaming Supply Licence. This allowed the provider to offer its content to a wide range of markets and deliver online slots with engaging gameplay and flawless graphics.
Habanero Gaming’s releases showcased a range of innovative new mechanics to ramp up excitement for players and drive engagement for partners. For example, one of its recent releases called Mystic Fortune Deluxe offers lots of improvements and features like free spins & expanding wilds. Combined with a 132,510x maximum stake prize, Habanero made sure that this slot will give massive rewards to the luckiest players.
All in all, Habanero had a successful year and deserved the Best Provider 2021 award!
Of course, the below-mentioned providers were hugely successful as well and we look forward to awesome new game releases and exciting innovation from them all in 2022:
WINNER: Peter & Sons
Following a whirlwind 12-18 months, we are thrilled to announce Peter & Sons on being the Best New Provider 2021!
Peter & Sons launched their very first game back in July last year, and now they’re releasing their 16th title! It’s strong proof that the provider knows what it’s doing and delivers innovative and high-quality slot games.
If you’ve ever seen or played a game from Peter & Sons, such as the award-winning Monster Blox Gigablox, you’ll know what we’re talking about. The developer has a unique style of creating slots unlike any other. We’re a huge fan of Peter & Sons’ releases and can’t wait to see what slot the provider will launch next!
We’ve seen many other new providers that brought fresh & great games to the market and we’re extremely excited to follow these shortlisted providers into 2022 and beyond!
WINNER: Relax Gaming
We highly appreciate and support the many providers that are actively trying to improve players' experience by developing exciting and different features, gameplay, and designs. This year, for us here at SlotsWise, the biggest slot innovator was Relax Gaming, so congratulations on winning the Innovator 2021 award!
Relax Gaming has grown to be one of the most successful providers in the iGaming industry. In 2021, we’ve seen many Relax Gaming slots climbing the lists of most played games, including the Top Dawg$ slot that deservedly won the Hottest New Slot award.
We’ve witnessed plenty of high-end Relax Gaming releases with different features and in-game mechanics like Megaways, Infinity Reels, Bonus Reels, Free Spins, and more. The company’s portfolio continues to grow, constantly displaying high levels of creativity.
Besides Relax Gaming, among the greatest slot innovators of 2021, we applaud all the shortlisted entries:
WINNER: Hacksaw Gaming
As we’ve said when we announced the nominations for this award, keep an eye out for these providers as many exciting things will come out of them. But, who you should keep an eye out for the most? It’s Hacksaw Gaming!
Being in the iGaming industry for a relatively short period of time, it’s incredible how quick Hacksaw Gaming has developed into the iGaming powerhouse where it currently is!
The provider’s portfolio is growing with high-quality products such as the fabulous Chaos Crew and Rocket Reels, which are superbly mobile optimised, innovative and have terrific visuals, and that’s why players and providers alike will want to keep one eye on Hacksaw Gaming!
Hacksaw Gaming is not the only incredible provider from which we’ll see more next year. The list includes our other nominees too:
The Best of the Best casino of 2021 is (drum roll)... Playzee!
Playzee has served hundreds of our players in 2021 with incredible bonus offers and more than 1,000 slots from many reputable software providers. The casino has a slick and simple signup process, it’s easy to deposit, delivers a strong mobile experience, has a great retention programme, but most importantly, takes compliance very seriously.
Oh and we particularly love the friendly chemist Zeegmund! He is here to cheer you up and offer you the greatest selection of games & offers so you can simply focus on having fun. On top of that, Zeegmund gets extra experimental in the Zee Club Programme where you can earn unique Zee points and claim VIP perks!
Join us as we say congratulations to Playzee, but also to celebrate the other incredible casinos that were also nominated for the Best of the Best Award:
WINNER: MEGAWAYS Casino
The award for the Best New Slots Site 2021 goes to the fantastic MEGAWAYS Casino. Arriving on the scene this year, it has impressed our keen players and judges too from its very first day of launch. Powered by Gamesys, this casino is home to the most popular of online slots...yep you guessed it - Megaways slots!
MEGAWAYS Casino has something for everyone, offering a fantastic selection of different slots, casino games, and Slingo games too, all of which impressed our players who made their review page one of the most visited casino pages on SlotsWise. On top of great games, the casino has generous bonuses and promotions to boost any players’ gaming experience and get the most out of the Megaways slots.
Of course, the other shortlisted new slot sites deserve to be celebrated too and we cannot wait to see what they will offer us next!
This new and exciting online slots site SpinYoo Casino is our best choice for players looking for something fresh and it has won the hearts of our judges here at SlotsWise!
It’s the little personal things that SpinYoo does well that earned it the One To Watch award such as allowing you to pick your own avatar and build a personal page with your favourite games and promotions.
But when it comes to games, SpinYoo offers over 1,000 online super slots, as well as casino & table games like blackjack and roulette. On top of that, SpinYoo has a live casino section where you can get the best Vegas-like gaming experience. With a variety like this, we’re sure our players will want to open an account here in 2022. Many congrats to SpinYoo!
This award wanted to recognise casinos new and old that we thought could deliver even greater things in 2022, so congratulations to these sites for being shortlisted. Keep up the good work!
So, what's next...
We’ll send the exclusive winning package to all winners via email before the end of play tomorrow (07.12). This includes badges and graphics for use on-site and social media if you wish. Also, all winners will now be added to the €1,000 Prize draw announced tomorrow. Good luck!
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