EGR North America Virtual Awards 2021 Announced
The EGR North America Virtual Awards 2021 winners were announced on May 26th. EGR honors leading suppliers and operators in the iGaming industry across North America in the annual awards show.
EGR North America Virtual Awards Winners
Here are the companies that received awards during the show.
Acquisition and Retention Partner – Genius Sports
Genius Sports won the Acquisition and Retention Partner Award because of its strategy for organizing and approaching customer retention. They emphasize both off and on-platform engagement, which is not common in the industry to the company’s extent.
Affiliate of the Year – Catena Media
Catena successfully penetrated some major American markets, including Michigan. They have been able to navigate the iGaming industry and achieve significant growth, which gave Catena Affiliate of the Year.
Best New Game – Ezugi
Ezugi revolutionized online gaming with live three-card poker. This was critical in a year where COVID-19 shut down landlocked gaming.
Best Product Innovation – Simplebet
Simplebet has shown promise in the Washington D.C. market by taking advantage of double screen viewing trends. The potential for innovation with Simplebet’s ideas is extensive.
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Business Advisory Partner – Partis
Partis is advising numerous iGaming providers in North America. They have helped these platforms become industry leaders in the past year.
Casino Content Supplier – Evolution
Evolution has been a primary choice for casinos looking to expand gaming online. The company has different live tables and gaming options which has caused them to be the gold standard in the market.
Casino Operator – Rush Street Interactive
Rush Street Interactive had a great year because of its tiered rewards program. No casino operator sparks customer interest through a rewards program like Rush Street Interactive.
Cloud & IT Services Partner – Continent 8 Technologies
No customer of Continent 8 Technologies can complain about the IT services that the company offers. The company understands what gamblers want in terms of hosting.
Customer Services Operator – Rush Street Interactive
This was Rush Street’s second win of the night. The company puts customers at the core of its philosophy, which is why rush Street won this award.
Fantasy & DFS Operator – Monkey Knife Fight
Monkey Knife Fight has been able to grow at a rapid rate by focusing on providing excellent fantasy gaming.
Freeplay Gaming Supplier – GAN
GAN is the leading freeplay gaming supplier in the United States. They have a proven track record across a variety of client sectors.
Lottery Operator – Michigan Lottery
Michigan has half of the lottery sales nationwide, which is miraculous for one state. The funds from the lottery revenue go towards school aid which makes the success extra meaningful.
Lottery Supplier – Scientific Games
Scientific Games expanded its customer base in the past year. They are beginning to become a household name in lottery gaming.
Marketing Campaign – Golden Nugget Online Gaming
Golden Nugget’s excellent promotion has caused their client base to rise immensely. The numbers blew the selection committee away for the Marketing Campaign Award.
Mobile Operator – Golden Nugget Online Gaming
Golden Nugget won the best operator not only for its growth but the large selection of games in its iCasino and the numerous markets in its sportsbook. Golden Nugget is beginning to become a competitor in mobile gaming.
Payments Provider – Paysafe
Paysafe is raved about by its customers for providing safe and secure payment methods.
Safe Gambling Provider – GeoComply Solutions
GeoComply has formed partnerships with many platforms to ensure that people gamble safely. This is critical as the legal gaming industry continues to expand.
Social Gaming Operator – Rush Street Interactive
Rush Street continued to dominate the show with its third win of the night. Rush Street focuses on conversion from social gaming to real money gambling with its customers.
Sports Betting Operator – PointsBet
PointsBet concept of points betting makes the sportsbook unique in a time when this is critical as states legalize sports betting. This is a book to watch in 2021.
Sports Betting Supplier – Scientific Games
Scientific Games signed FanDuel this year which brought the company’s stellar reputation to a new level.
Sportsbook Platform Provider – Scientific Games
The company’s platform innovation gave Scientific Games its third win of the night.
Standout Charitable Effort of the Year – Conscious Gaming
Conscious Gaming shined with charities in 2020 to claim the first Standout Charitable Effort of the Year Award.
US Rising Star – theScore Bet
The US Rising Star Award is all about growth, and theScore Bet met this criterion and then some in 2020. The company has been able to expand quickly and effectively.
Full-Service Platform Provider – GAN
Gan won its second award of the night by claiming the debut Full-Service Platform Provider Award.
Operator of the Year – FanDuel
FanDuel is the leading operator in the United States. It’s a standout operator that has been able to win competitive markets throughout America. FanDuel sets the standard in American online gambling.
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