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With a 68 per cent share of the global poker market, the Amaya-owned brand is far and away the most deserving winner of the poker operator trophy.

Shares in Canadian iGaming operator Intertain Group closed down almost 10 per cent Monday following the release of an update on the independent committee review into recent allegations by an investment firm.

Gala Coral finally sold off its portfolio of bingo halls but there was no way it was going to sell its online offering, which has roared back to form.

Any awards for social casino based on performance in the previous year are going to be contested by a small pool of leading operators, but Playtika stands out from peers such as DoubleDown and Big Fish.

Online poker site PKR will no longer operate as a stand-alone offering when it joins the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) later this month, with the migration to coincide with the launch of a revamped website and two casino brands.

LeoVegas has outstripped all other operators in terms of growth over the past year, with revenue up well over 100 per cent. It has beaten its peers hands down.