The International Gaming Awards (IGA) is one of the most prestigious events on the casino calendar. We would like to highlight why it's worthy of your attention.
The International Gaming Awards website is an umbrella for several highly-respected online publications, which each have their own esteemed industry awards ceremonies.
The primary daily online newspaper is the iGaming Post which covers every nook and cranny of this industry. It's a top-quality resource for both executives operating a casino through to normal players like you and I.
Another publication is Infinity Gaming Magazine. This relates more to the business to business side of gaming, however.
The flagship awards ceremony is the International Gaming Awards (IGA). This is now in its 12th year and it recognises land-based and online casinos, developers, slot manufacturers, technological advancements and many other key areas within this sector.
The Women in Gaming Diversity Awards also carries great importance to demonstrate the efforts made to provide equal opportunities in a fair manner. And, more recently, the Gaming App Awards, have been introduced. Naturally, this pays respect to innovation in mobile casinos, gaming and other portable gambling products.
Why are the IGA important?
Recognition within any industry is of great importance for all those involved directly and indirectly. It serves as a benchmark for all casinos and operators, software providers, and customer service teams to aspire to. Everyone wants to receive accolades for their efforts, and The International Gaming Awards does just that.
Among the categories for online gaming sites are:
- Casino operator
- Mobile operator
There's also technology provider, socially responsible operator and slots provider to name a few. Previous winners include SlotsMillion which picked up the 2018 "Innovator Operator Award", LeoVegas for its live casino product and the "Online Casino Operator" gong went to Mansion (in 2018).
Innovation in mobile apps
The surge to mobile gaming is in full force. There's little doubt this is where the future of online casinos lies. As such, there is now a Gaming App Awards (GAA) ceremony in its own right.
If you're a keen mobile player, understanding which casinos are leading the charge in this area is excellent knowledge to have. You can see what are the best gaming apps around, learn about the latest innovations and get a good idea of the top sites for you to try out.
How can the IGA and GAA benefit players?
Quite simply, this is the best of the best in their respective categories as voted for by independent industry experts. It provides us players with a highlight reel of the hottest
- Software providers
- Online and Mobile Casinos
For newcomers, or even players searching for another site to play at, industry awards like these are golden.
We know instantly that the "Operator of the Year" winner is a legitimate operation and generally an all-round decent place to play. Gaming Awards is staking its reputation on it after all.
So, keeping your finger on the pulse here gives you the inside scoop, meaning you'll always be playing the best games at the top services.Last update: 30-09-2019
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