The 2015 eGR Operator Awards took place earlier this week. The prestigious award ceremony votes one casino game as the game of the year, and NetEnt’s Spiñata Grande won this year’s Game of the Year award.
NetEnt Beats Out Top Competition
NetEnt is known to be one of the top digital entertainment companies providing not only regular casino game releases, but game releases that are consistently of a high quality. This is clear once again since NetEnt has won the prestigious Game of the Year award.
The games were judged on a number of key points. This included innovation, product quality, marketing value, and the game’s revenue generation. In addition to this, only games that were already live on the date of entry were considered. The shortlist consisted only of games that are played for real money. The winner was voted for by the operators that attended the awards after the judging panel had drawn up the shortlist from the nominations received.
Spiñata Grande’s competition came from a number of other top gaming software providers. The competition consisted of MegaJackpots Cleopatra from IGT, Centurion from Inspired and William Hill, Jurassic Park from Microgaming, GEMiX from Play’n GO, Jackpot Giant from Playtech, 6 Appeal from Realistic Games, and Crystal Queen from Quickspin.
Spiñata Grande has been described as a slot game that is “bright, bold and bursting with exciting features, outstanding graphics, sound, and exceptional attention to detail.” The game includes a mini-slot feature, free spins, and potentially large wins. The colorful and engaging slot game is very popular at NetEnt casinos.
11th eGR Operator Awards
Although NetEnt is not a casino operator, the Game of the Year falls under the Operator Awards. This year was the 11th eGR Operator Awards, with the event having grown substantially since its inception. More than 700 professionals from the gaming industry around the world came to join in the festivities and the award ceremony at The Artillery Garden at the HAC in London.
NetEnt is one of the many sponsors of this event, however, Odobo sponsored the Game of the Year award. The prize sponsored by Odobo offers the winner the chance to claim a credit of £25,000 towards game development on the Odobo platform. The winner can take advantage of a package that offers access to the company’s technologies, including sophisticated development tools, internationalization, regulatory support, marketing and more.