The award for ‘Poker Operator of the Year’ was conferred to partypoker this year, thus ending PokerStars’ stranglehold on the prize  3 years running. The award ceremony took place at Grosvenor House in London and was attended by more than 800 industry professionals from the gaming and gambling industry’s leading operators.

After receiving the award on the night, Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters spoke with Poker News saying, “We are delighted that partypoker was voted poker operator of the year at the EGR awards last night. partypoker has been transformed from a declining brand to a poker site that is now delivering a real challenge to the global poker market. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the partypoker team over the last year and hopefully, this is just the beginning.”

Along with partypoker/GVC Holdings (owner of the partypoker brand), 888poker, Pokerdom, PokerStars and Sky Betting & Gaming were nominated in the Poker Operator of the Year category.

In the egaming calendar, ‘The EGR Operator Awards’ is recognized as the eminent event where B2C operators are rewarded for setting and meeting the standards for over 30 categories. To meet all the standards, the management team of partypoker has been working hard for a year. From a revamped tournament schedule to a refreshed software, partypoker made changes in many areas to set a benchmark. And, it seemed the hard work finally paid off!

GVC Holdings also won the Casino Operator of the Year award, while Sky Betting & Gaming stole the show with four separate awards.

Some of the other awards included:

Award Winner
Bingo Affiliate Which Bingo
Casino Affiliate Better Collective
Sports Affiliate Skores
Affiliate Programme Casumo
Spread Betting Operator Spreadex
eSports Operator Danske Spil
Fantasy Sports Dribble
Customer Services Operator Betsson Group
In-house Product Colossus Bets
Mobile Bingo Product Mecca Bingo
Mobile Casino Product LeoVegas
Mobile Sports Product bet365
Football Betting Operator Sky Betting & Gaming
Marketing Campaign The Stars Group
Rising Star PlayOJO
Slots Operator Kindred
Lottery Operator Lottoland
Poker Operator GVC/partypoker
Bingo Operator tombola
Sports Betting Operator Sky Betting & Gaming
Affiliate of the Year Easyodds
Socially Responsible Operator Tombola
Game of the Year Wild Toro by ELK Studio
Operator of the Year bet365

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