This year’s Gaming Intelligence Awards perfectly demonstrate the ongoing evolution of the global iGaming industry, with once unassailable market leaders making way for a new breed of operator and supplier.

That’s not to say that the industry giants have fallen. iGaming supplier and services provider Playtech tops the 2019 Gaming Intelligence Awards with three wins in recognition of the work put in behind the scenes to bolster its product offering, earning it the poker and bingo supplier titles, as well as the coveted supplier innovation award for its POP, GPAS and Marketplace suite of products.

Bet365 and PokerStars continue to dominate in sports betting and poker respectively, while Scientific Games continues its leadership in the lottery sector. However, a new breed is emerging.

The winner of our 2018 One to Watch award in the supplier category, Red Tiger Gaming, put in another stellar performance to earn the title of Casino Supplier of the year, wresting the title from NetEnt for the first time in four years.

Big Time Gaming is another supplier that seems to have come out of nowhere to take the industry by storm, with the judging panel particularly impressed with the developer’s game design and in-game mechanics.

The next generation also made their mark on the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 of 2019, with executives from the likes of Bede Gaming, Booming Games, Omnia Casino and Pragmatic Play mixing it with the likes of Microgaming chief executive John Coleman, MGM GVC Interactive chief Adam Greenblatt, The Stars Group’s Rafi Ashkenazi, and Barry Cottle of Scientific Games.

Congratulations to all our worthy winners, and a big thank you to our esteemed panel of judges and to our readers for all your nominations. You’re what makes this industry great.

Gaming Intelligence Awards 2019 - Operators

Gaming Intelligence Awards 2019 - Suppliers

Gaming Intelligence Awards 2019 - HOT 50

Our thanks to our panel of judges and supporting sponsors

 

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