Global Gaming Awards are a prestigious event in the iGaming industry, happening once a year in London. Gambling Insider gives recognition to leading companies that were successful on the iGaming market in the past year. Global Gaming Awards aren’t only about recognizing competition in the industry, but also stimulate companies to be more successful.
This year’s awards started with self-nomination in November last year, until the 15th of January when self-nomination was closed. In the first quarter of the year, Gambling Insider shortlisted the candidate, to finalize with a voting part, starting on the 19th of May. The winners were revealed on the 28th of June. In the judging panel, there are names of executives and CEOs from the whole industry that voted before the nominees were judged by KPMG.
Global Gaming Awards 2021 Winners
Global Gaming Awards 2021 Winners are now announced. This year, two Awards each took bet365 and Kambi. Bet365 took the Online Sports Betting Operator and Affiliate Program Award. Just like last year’s Global Gaming Awards, they were awarded two prizes. The Retail Supplier and Online Sports Betting Supplier awards were assigned to Kambi.
Evolution and Evolution-owned brands won three awards in total. The provider took the Online Casino Supplier Award, while the judges gave the Product Launch Award to NetEnt for Divine Fortune MegaWays. Red Tigers’ Gonzo’s Quest MegaWays won the Casino Product Award just as last year when they managed to go home with two awards.
Sportsradar for the best service provider
Paddy Power took the award of Betting Shop Operator, while Trustly was at the top in the Payment Solution category. LeoVegas won the award for the best online casino of the year. In the Casino Supplier category, IGT finally returned to winning ways, and also went home with an award.
Another company securing victory was Sportradar taking the prize for the Services Provider of the year. The most socially responsible company according to the judges of this year’s Global Gaming Awards is Kindred Group. In the Chief Executive category, it was Per Jaldung – Casino Cosmopol that took the award.
Unlike last year, there was no Casino of the Year award this time due to the current situation. Still, it can be back in the next year.
The Gambling Insider COO, Julian Perry congratulated all winners, and also thanked everyone who took part. He stated that even though it was a time of struggle, many companies managed to stay positive and resilient.