2022 SlotsWise Gaming Awards: All The Winners
The SlotsWise Gaming Awards recognise and celebrate those games and studios who this year continued to deliver high standards, revolutionise the iGaming industry and most importantly, entertain SlotsWise’s thousands of visitors!
2022 was a highly competitive year, with hundreds of brilliant slots being released. This year, our Editor and judging team nominated six fantastic games and studios across 11 categories before handing the power to the iGaming community to decide the winner.
So, drum roll, please…We’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 SlotsWise Gaming Awards!
SlotsWise Gaming Awards 2022
- Hottest Slot 2022
- Hottest New Slot 2022
- The WOW Slot 2022
- Most Electric Slot 2022
- Most Popular Slot 2022
- Fresh Slot Award 2022
- One to Watch 2023
- Best Provider 2022
- Best New Provider 2022
- Innovator 2022
- One to Watch 2023
Hottest Slot 2022
WINNER: Money Train 3 (Relax Gaming)
Not all providers can launch successful sequels to any game, but Relax Gaming managed to do it! With a launch that sent shock waves across the industry, Money Train 3 experienced community hype that few can beat.
The provider listened to players' feedback and delivered an awesome, action-packed slot which boasts an incredible maximum payout of 100,000x the stake. Well deserved, Relax Gaming! Congratulations on your Award!
Also, congratulations to the other shortlisted games - all very worthy of winning this award!
- Big Bass Splash (Pragmatic Play)
- Superstars (NetEnt)
- Wish Upon a Cashpot (Blueprint Gaming)
- Gonzita’s Quest (Red Tiger Gaming)
- Fruity Burst 2 (Eyecon)
Hottest New Slot 2022
WINNER: Big Bamboo (Push Gaming)
Push Gaming’s Big Bamboo slot received huge success from players, reviewers and operators, which is also evident from this award’s results! Big Bamboo has proven a hit with players and streamers alike, with a string of notable big wins occurring.
In addition, the game went fantastically well from its launch, continuing to return stronger numbers month by month. We can delightfully say that Big Bamboo is one of the most-played new slots at SlotsWise, too, winning the hearts of our players pretty quickly. Congrats on your win!
Congratulations to the other awesome slots that were nominated for this award, too; these games were among the most played this year, so if you still haven’t tried them, now it’s the time!
- Nitropolis 3 (ELK Studios)
- RagingPop (AvatarUX)
- Raging Rex 2 (Play’n GO)
- Max Megaways (Big Time Gaming)
- 300 Shields Mighty Ways (Light & Wonder)
The WOW Slot 2022
WINNER: Voodoo Hex (Peter & Sons)
The WOW Slot 2022 award is dedicated to slots with state-of-the-art graphics and high-end designs. This was a very competitive category, but only one can take home the prize, and who is the best to receive this award if not ...Peter & Sons!
Apparently, many players recognise the uniqueness of Peter & Sons’ work when it comes to slot designs, which is why Voodoo Hex received the most votes for this award. In this game, you’ll benefit from free spins, respins, progressive multipliers, and up to 10,000x stake payouts. Well deserved, Peter & Sons!
And don’t forget to check the rest of the slots that were nominated for this award. They’re as great as Voodoo Hex!
- Dead Riders Trail (Relax Gaming)
- Cave of Gold (BF Games)
- Sizzling Kingdom™ Bison (Wazdan)
- Royal Coins 2: Hold and Win (Playson)
- Gemini Joker (Betsoft)
Most Electric Slot 2022
WINNER: Dragon vs Phoenix (Tom Horn 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 2022. And with the help of the iGaming community, the decision has been made - the award goes to Dragon vs Phoenix from Tom Horn Gaming!
Dragon vs Phoenix is a medium volatility game with a winning exposure of 5,684x the bet. It takes players to the far away eastern lands where ancient beasts - the dragon and the phoenix - act like wilds, granting big wins.
Once you’re done playing Dragon vs Phoenix, check the other energy-packed slots that were nominated for this award. These are all worthy nominees we’ll no doubt be spinning on a few more times next year!
- Folsom Prison (Nolimit City)
- Shifting Seas (Thunderkick)
- Professor Clank’s Combinator (ReelPlay)
- Book of Helios (Betsoft)
- WIld Buccaneers Megaways (Four Leaf Gaming)
Most Popular Slot 2022
WINNER: Alkemor's Elements (Betsoft)
Our players really know what’s best when it comes to online slots: they’ve voted Alkemor’s Elements from Betsoft to be the Most Popular Slot in 2022! Congratulations, Betsoft, for producing an award-worthy release with fantastic features and big wins!
Alkemor’s Elements is the hot sequel that mixes Betsoft’s signature progression counter with innovative free spins feature to make a very special release. Alkemor, the wizard, is back, and the magic is better than ever. Players enter the wizard’s turreted tower to unlock the magic cupboard for the chance of Free Elemental Wild Spins, Elemental Spells and Free Spins.
Want to see other popular slot releases of 2022? Well, we’ve left the other nominations for you to check, all of which offer high-end gameplay & incredible features!
- Madame Clues (Lady Luck Games)
- Cash Truck (Quickspin)
- Laughing Buddha (Habanero)
- 7 Gold Gigablox (4ThePlayer)
- Cyber Wolf (Endorphina)
Fresh Slot Award 2022
WINNER: Legacy of Kong Maxways (Spadegaming)
The Fresh Slot Award is dedicated to innovation in online slots in terms of in-game features and mechanics. This year, we’ve seen many fantastic slot innovations - Megaways, HyperSpins, Gigablox, and Dream Drop jackpots, to name a few. And now, the community has spoken: the winner of this award is Spadegaming’s Legacy of Kong Maxways slot!
Legacy of Kong Maxways is an extremely powerful slot, producing up to 200,704 ways to win. It’s an adventure-themed game based on the classic tale of a giant ape. Symbols appear in a varying number of ways and cascade on any win.
Let’s not forget all the other nominated games for the Fresh Slot Award - We love your work and are excited to continue enjoying these games!
- 9 Pots of Gold HyperSpins (Gameburger)
- Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop (Relax Gaming)
- Desperate Dawgs 2 Gigablox (Reflex Gaming)
- Ed Jones & the Book of Bastet Xtreme! (Spinmatic)
- Rich Granny (Gamzix)
One to Watch 2023
WINNER: Horizon Hunters (BF Games)
We love testing and reviewing new games here at SlotsWise, and we’re itching with excitement as to what 2023 will bring. We had a huge response to this award; however, one game pipped the others to the award of One To Watch 2023, and that’s Horizon Hunters from BF Games!
Great design, superb soundtrack, wild respins, the exciting storytelling — Horizon Hunters is the perfect candidate for becoming a huge hit in the iGaming industry in 2023.
Keep an eye out for our Horizon Hunters slot review (coming soon), as well as these other ones-to-watch slots that are soon to be released:
- Mystery Mission - To The Moon (Push Gaming)
- Neon Villains DoubleMax (Yggdrasil)
- The Legend of Musashi (Peter & Sons)
- Power of Sun™: Svarog (Wazdan)
- Pandora’s Box of Evil (Play’n GO)
Best Provider 2022
The Best Provider 2022 award had fantastic nominations, but the worthy winner that got the most votes from the iGaming community is Playson! Playson is a leading slots provider that supplies innovative games, so well-deserved!
2022 was a hugely successful year for Playson; the company introduced a reimagined brand identity, starting a new chapter. As a result, it released more than 10 fantastic games, with Lion Gems: Hold and Win, Luxor Gold: Hold and Win and Royal Coins 2: Hold and Win becoming the top performers for the year.
Congratulations on your win! Of course, the below-mentioned providers were hugely successful as well. We look forward to awesome new game releases and exciting innovations from them all in 2023:
Best New Provider 2022
WINNER: Urgent Games
Following a whirlwind of 12-18 months, we are thrilled to announce Urgent Games as the Best New Provider 2022. Congratulations on your award; well deserved!
Urgent Games is a casino API provider offering innovative, high-quality games. In such a short period, the company managed to build a strong portfolio of games, from slots, baccarat, bingo, craps, roulette and more! All games come fully optimized for all mobile devices, multiple currencies and multiple languages.
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 2023 and beyond!
We love providers that actively try to improve players' experience by developing innovative features, gameplay, and designs. This year, the iGaming community decided that the biggest slot innovator of all was… Wazdan!
Wazdan began more than 10 years ago and, since then, has managed to mark its presence in the iGaming market. The slots that Wazdan produces are top-notch, with outstanding animations, boasting innovation and quality.
If you’ve ever tried a Wazdan slot, you’ll already know about the company’s unique Volatility Levels™ feature, as well as Hold the Jackpot, Collect to Infinity™, Sticky to Infinity™, and Cash Infinity™. Its portfolio quickly expands in high-quality products, reaching 150+ games, with the aim of bolstering any casino brand.
Besides Wazdan, among the greatest slot innovators of 2022, we applaud all the shortlisted entries:
One to Watch 2023
As we 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 in 2023. But which provider has won the hearts of the community? Drum roll…It’s Gamzix!
Gamzix’s portfolio includes themed video slots with high-quality graphics, adaptive design and powerful engines which entertain from the first spin. The company’s main advantages include a wide range of in-game features, API free rounds, jackpots, and Gamzix’s workshop.
In just 2 years, Gamzix has created more than 35 high-quality slots! SlotsWise knows this ambitious team will continue to reach new heights in 2023. Congratulations on your award!
Gamzix is not the only brilliant provider from which we’ll see more next year. The list includes our other nominees too: