April 2022 iGaming Calendar

Find out which up-and-coming iGaming awards, expos, and events are happening in April 2022. Look out for ICE 2022, the IGA 2022 Awards + EGR North America! (Photo by Headway on Unsplash)

Welcome to our brand-new iGaming expos, awards, and events coverage. Every month we take note of up-and-coming industry gatherings, so you have a heads up on what’s ahead. And, I have to say, what a month to pick to start this report. April has one heck of a line-up in store with two iGaming award ceremonies and the most popular expo for video slots and live dealer brands showcasing new products and games.

Industry expos have long been a business tool to stimulate growth by connecting people and companies. In the iGaming sphere, there is never a shortage of new events occurring across the globe. Each one brings together online casino brands, tech solution providers, payment solutions and fintech financial entities, software providers, and a host of other companies that work in or around the industry.

Last month we saw the second edition of SPICE India 2022 go ahead in which Endorphina played a huge role in the event. The software provider’s Lohith Chittajallu was a guest speaker, there was an Endorphina stand showcasing its latest games catalogue, and the company walked away as an award winner after being voted as the ‘Best Game Developer of the Year’.

We also saw the 30th SAGSE LATAM Expo 2022 arrive in Buenos Aires–another event Endorphina attended along with local operators looking for new partnership deals to expand their technology and games portfolios in the region.

Let’s take a look ahead: In April 2022, the world of iGaming has a very special 30 days ahead jam-packed with some of the industry’s most exciting events. There’s the ICE London 2022 event renowned for being the chosen one; an expo in which iGaming companies first announce new games and products. And to add to the fun, we have the International Gaming Awards 2022 (IGA) and the EGR North America Awards 2022 to look forward to.

11 April: Global Gaming Awards London 2022—Another London Awards Ceremony!

The Global Gaming Awards is always a big event when it comes to London. There are 2. the London and Vegas versions. The London event will feature some of Europe’s biggest brands with categories including Online Casino of the year, Corporate Service Provider of the year, Casino Supplier of the year, Online Bingo Operator of the Year, Online Casino Supplier of the Year, Online Poker Operator of the Year, Casino Product of the Year, Casino of the Year (land-based), Payment Solution of the Year, and more. Last year’s noteworthy winners were Leo Vegas, Continent 8 Technologies, Novomatic, JackpotJoy, Evolution Gaming, Pokerstars, Red Tiger Gaming – Daily Drop Jackpots Network, Casino De Monte-Carlo, and Trustly.

12 April: ICE London 2022—ExCel London: A Major Expo with New Games & Products

The lineup for ICE London 2022 is always a big deal. Over 500 companies attend the event with software providers like Evolution, Endorphina, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, and more will attend. Particularly exciting this year is the range of new live dealer platforms showcasing their new games and what to expect in the future. Digitain will announce its new live dealer product, Microgaming powered On Air Entertainment will also make an appearance. We’ll usually also hear about new video slot releases with new tech or reel mechanics.

25 April: International Gaming Awards 2022 (IGA)—iGaming Companies Pick Up Industry Awards

Held at the Savoy Hotel in London’s prestigious West End, we get to see which software providers and casino games are offering players the most innovative and engaging experience according to industry experts. Last year Yggdrasil picked up the ‘Slot Provider of the Year’ award, SOFTSWISS won the ‘Best Customer Service Company of the Year’, LeoVegas swooped the ‘Online Gaming Operator of the Year’ honour and Microgaming came up trumps with the ‘Innovator of the Year (Supplier)’ award. We also saw the Pragmatic Play collection of awards add the ‘RNG Casino Supplier of the Year’ and newcomer to the iGaming market Just For The Win (a Microgaming partner studio) earn recognition via the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award.

 26 April: EGR North America Awards 2022—iGaming, Sportbetting, Tech & Payment Awards

The EGR awards events are popular with EGR Operator and EGR B2B awards also to come this year after. However, first, we have the EGR North America Awards 2022—an event that focuses on – you guessed it – North American iGaming, tech, casinos, payment, and sports betting companies. In 2021 categories included ‘Best New Game’ (won by Ezugi), ‘Casino Content Supplier’ (won by Evolution), Casino Operator (won by Rush Street Interactive), Mobile operator (won by Golden Nugget Online Gaming), Operator of the year (won by FanDuel), Payments provider (won by PaySafe), and more. Categories float across lottery, supplier, and sports betting.

Stay up to date: We’ll be covering all 3 of the above events in our daily news giving you the lowdown on new games and products announced from ICE 2022, plus we’ll be giving you an update on the eventual winners of the IGA 2022 and EGR North America awards.

When Event Where
5 April G&M News European Summit Spain
5 April iGaming Academy: Award in iGaming Online Event
5 – 6 April iGaming Academy: Introduction to iGaming Online Event
6 April EGR Virtual Series: Responsible Gambling Online Event
11 April World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) ExCel London
11 April Global Gaming Awards 2022 London
11 April ICE VOX 2022 ExCel London
11 April iGaming Academy: Practical KYC Online Event
12 April ICE London 2022 ExCel London
13 April iGB Affiliate Awards 2022 London
13 April iGB Affiliate London 2022 London
18 April iGaming Academy: Anti-Fraud & Payments Handling Online Event
19 – 20 April iGaming Academy: Introduction to iGaming Online Event
19 April NIGA: Indian Gaming Convention USA
21 April Fantasy eSports Summit  Amsterdam
25 April International Gaming Awards 2022 (IGA) London
26 April  EGR North America Awards 2022 New York City
26 April EGR North America East Coast Briefing 2022 New York City
26 – 27 April Gaming Academy: iGaming Compliance Online Event