Kambi took home Sports Betting Supplier prize

June 06, 2017 / Kambi
Kambi took home Sports Betting Supplier prize

First published on EGR on Wednesday 7th June 2017

Kambi took home Sports Betting Supplier prize

Playtech fought off stiff competition to win the coveted Platform of the Year award at last night’s EGR B2B Awards 2017, one of five prizes for the supplier giant. In addition to the headline gong, Playtech also topped the Multi-Channel Supplier, Poker Software, Poker Network and Bingo Supplier categories in what was a successful night for the London-listed firm. Kambi also had a good evening, with the Swedish firm winning the prestigious Sports Betting Supplier award, a feat which broke a string of seven consecutive wins for OpenBet.

‘We are delighted to collect the mantle of best Sportsbook Supplier after the dominance of OpenBet in recent years,” Kambi chief commercial officer Ian Freeman said.

“This represents a new dawn for the B2B sports betting segment, a shift in attitude and a recognition that a flexible, highly scalable and premium fully managed service is the most effective operational model of the future for Tier 1 and Tier 2 operators wishing to compete in regulated markets.”

Elsewhere, Evolution picked up the Live Casino Supplier gong for the eighth year in a row, edging out six other nominees.

Marcus Huber, head of key account management said: “I thank all of our staff, our licensees and our players for this award.

“To win it once is an honour. To win it eight years in a row is astounding — and it’s testament to the world-class quality of our B2B Live Casino solutions and the quality of operational excellence we deliver for our licensees and their players year on year.”

NetEnt was another of the night’s big winners, with three awards for RNG Casino Supplier, Innovation in RNG Casino Software and Mobile Supplier.

The Slot Provider of the Year gong went to Yggrdarsil Gaming for the second year running, with the provider beating out nine other nominees.

Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “Retaining this huge award shows we’re doing the right things – producing high-quality slots with outstanding graphics, supported by the most creative in-game promotional tools on the market, and all built on our solid and mobile friendly platform.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this possible. We’ve got an absolutely brilliant team and retaining this award will only spur us on to work even harder to create the very best products for our customers.”

IWG earned the nod in the Online Lottery Supplier category, with CEO Rhydian Fisher adding: “To even be shortlisted for online lottery supplier at the EGR B2B Awards was a massive thrill, but to win it really is incredible.

“The entire team at IWG work tirelessly with our clients and partners, so for all their hard work to be recognised with this award is hugely pleasing. The instant win sector is probably the fastest growing in the gaming industry and it’s an extremely exciting time for IWG.

“We’ve been working with lotteries for the past 15 years and we’re now also focusing strongly on the commercial sector. We look forward to continuing to provide our partners with the very best and most engaging instant win content.”

Peter Murray, head of gaming at GBG – which won the award for Fraud and compliance solution – said it was a “hugely satisfying moment”.

“Ultimately it is recognition of how we are aligning our services with the changing needs of the sector and our global customer base. The collaboration with Taborp and assisting them engage with their customers more effectively whilst protecting all parties involved looks to have resonated with the judges,” Murray said.

First published on EGR on Wednesday 7th June 2017