Videoslots has been one to watch since it launched its Battle of Slots feature in late 2015. It is now evolving from a minor industry player to a company that made significant gains in 2017.
The player versus player slots format has been tried by a few but none with the success of Videoslots, which has seen gross gaming revenue climb more than 300 per cent.
Videoslots does not make a profit from Battle of Slots. It was never intended to. It is this willingness to take apparent risks and pull them off that sets Videoslots apart from the pack. The genius of Videoslots is its ability to find the faults in established industry wisdom and pursue an alternative path, while retaining the parts that make online gaming such a successful business.
In 2017 Videoslots took another risk with the purchase of the software behind failed poker site PKR. Videoslots chief executive Alexander Stevendahl is a poker fanatic and will approach the relaunch of PKR from a player's perspective – just as he has done with casino games. Sweden's online casinos are among the world's most innovative. Here is another one. Expect it to soar.
GIA 2018 Winners:
Sports betting operator of the year - Sky Betting & Gaming
Poker operator of the year - PokerStars
Bingo operator of the year - Stride Gaming
Casino operator of the year - PokerStars Casino
Social casino operator of the year - Aristocrat Leisure
Lottery operator of the year - La Française des Jeux
Operator innovation award - The Stars Group - Stars Rewards
eSports operator of the year - Pinnacle
Marketing campaign of the year - LeoVegas - Hitta.se
Social casino supplier of the year - Scientific Games
Sports betting supplier of the year - SBTech
Poker supplier of the year - Playtech
Bingo supplier of the year - Playtech
Marketing solutions provider of the year - Beehive
Casino supplier of the year - NetEnt
Game of the year - Playtech - Age of the Gods
Supplier innovation award - Scientific Games OneVoice
Lottery supplier of the year - Scientific Games
One to watch – supplier award - Red Tiger Gaming
eSports supplier of the year - Betgenius
Responsible gambling operator of the year - NO ONE