Who will face the Global Gaming Awards 2016 in September?
Some scoops while waiting for the Global Gaming Awards 2016
That's it, we know who the nominees are Global Gaming Awards from 2016 and we're posting the scoop so everyone knows who the finalists in each category are. After months and months of unbearable waiting and rumors, the shortlist has finally been released. And like everyone else, we too have our operators and online casino games favorite.
What to expect from Global Gaming Awards
May the best win of course, but may it not yet be the same who wins the award for best online gambling developer.
It's not that we got tired of NetEnt but we had trouble digesting the latest scandals (withdrawal of the software from the Canadian market, fake NetEnt casinos).
And then frankly, if another were to take the place of NetEnt in 2016, that would allow the Scandinavian supplier to refocus a little on the design of its new games. To be clear, we weren't more impressed than this with her Football: Champions Cup slot and much prefer the Nirvana slotYggdrasil (we talk about it in this article) to the last NetEnt slot machine Nrvna The Nxt Xperience.
Even fiercer competition for Global Gaming Awards from 2016
Predictions aside, the deliberation was longer and more complex than usual.
The candidates who came forward were tested and combed through before the jury could make the shortlist. The nominees were selected by industry experts and even by members of one of the best editorial teams of gambling online.
This is the third edition of Global Gaming ATwards and these companies who are now finalists will have to go head-to-head for another month before they know who will take home the 2016 Golden Palm in Online Gambling.
The winners will be announced during the Global Gaming Expo of 2016 which will take place for the sixteenth consecutive year in Las Vegas.
This international gambling trade exhibition welcomes more than 25,000 people each year over three days. This is the most famous iGaming fair in the world. We test slot machines and table games while learning about the latest technologies, for example last year the VR Roulette from Microgaming.
Lunch followed by a ceremony Global Gaming Awards 2016 will be held on September 26 in the sumptuous Titian conference room of the Venetian Palazzo.
An Oscar iGaming for 10 nominees per category. The one that will have far exceeded the expectations of the digital industry and land in the last 12 months.
A brand new category has been added to this year's ceremony, that of the best North American leader of the year.
Selection Global Gaming Awards 2016
As the name suggests, this iGaming Oscars ceremony is global and therefore it concerns both the terrestrial and digital industries. We were not surprised to learn that Novomatic was selected because it excels in popular slots machines like the Book of Ra saga.
In the 12 Global Gaming categories this year, there is for example that of the Product Casino 2016. The title will return to the most ergonomic gaming experience, whether for the player or for the operator. Among those competing for this title: EGT, Scientific Gaming, Aristocrat and AGS.
Among the nominees in the 2016 Digital Product category, we will find Playtech as well as the highly anticipated Microgaming for its partnership with Quickfire, not to mention NetEnt for the creation of the popular Guns N 'Roses video slot (if you haven't tested it yet, do some free spins on one of the fastest to access reliable Canadian online casinos, for example Wild sultan).
Another Microgaming and NetEnt duel in the Digital Service Provider category with among others NyX, Playtech, PaySafecard, BetConstruct, Nyx Gaming and NetEnt.
As for the title of Digital Innovation, we will not be surprised to learn that Yggdrasil was chosen. More and more Canadian platforms are snapping up software and the most modern best casinos in line incorporate it as for example Extra Casino and Lucky31.
Among the nominees in the Best Online Operator category 2016: 888 Holdings, Amaya for Pokerstars, Bet365, Betclic Everest, Betway and Unibet.
Voting begins the last week of August 2016 and, given the candidates selected at the ceremony of gaming awards, the election promises to be close.
What is certain is that this is an event not to be missed. Especially since September 2016 is fast approaching.