IGA 2023 Shortlists (London)

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It’s just a 30-day wait until we get our first taste of an iGaming awards event this year. In fact, oddly enough, there are 2 major online gambling ceremonies on the same day in the same city.

The International Gaming Awards (IGA 2023) will take place on 6 February in the West End of London at the Savoy Hotel.

Meanwhile, just a couple of tube stops away on the London Underground the Global Gaming Awards (GGA 2023) will be hosted by the award-winning Hippodrome Casino, in London’s famed West End location Leicester Square (a stone’s throw away from my favourite pub the Porcupine – great Camden Pale Ale!).

February Provides 4 Days of iGaming Events in London

To make things a little more interesting, ICE London 2023 will take place the day after the IGA and GGA awards, which are 1-day affairs splitting up the teams of suppliers and operators nominated for awards in both – there has to be someone there to pick the award!

The next day, (7 February) they can regroup and head over to ICE 2023 as one team. That is a 3-day event that will reveal the latest upcoming tech, games and more being introduced into the fields of iGaming and sports betting though the year.

Following on from the early February rush courtesy of the IGA, GGA, and ICE, there will be a 2-week gap before the EGR Nordics Awards 2023 event concludes an incredible whammy of iGaming award ceremonies for the month. However, there will still be room for the EGR Power Summit event to end the month, but there are no awards dished out in this online gambling meet up.

You can also catch up with the entire 2023 iGaming and sports betting events calendar via our New Year’s Eve news report – iGaming events to look forward to in 2023. You’ll find upcoming events for the year including SPiCE India as well as SBC and EGR awards throughout the year.

Changes to the IGA 2023 Awards Lists – 33 Accolades Up for Grabs

There have been a few changes to this year’s International Gaming Awards 2023 compared to last year, but there are still 33 awards in total despite the alterations.

The one I like the most, and I am sure you will too is the ‘Game of the Year’ award has been split into 2 awards. For us players, that means we get 2 new games of the year. There’s nothing like an iGaming awards event to give us a heads up on what the judges, who are industry experts, feel the best games are right now.

New Award Categories:

  • Crypto Company of the Year – with crypto’s rising demand in online gambling, this a brand new IGA 2023 awards category
  • Charitable Community Award – last year there was one for suppliers and another operators. This year, there is a single Charitable Community Award
  • Game of the Year (Games Studio Category) – split from ‘Game of the Year’ into ‘studio’ and ‘supplier/operator’
  • Game of the Year (Multi-Channel supplier/Operator) – as above
  • Innovation in Poker Award: This looks like it will replace the ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’ award

A blast from the past: Rewind back to last year’s winners via our 2022 IGA Award Winners news report. Winners include Quickspin and Just For The Win (Scarab Kingdom – Game of the Year), Rootz (operator of Wildz and Wheelz casinos), plus via that report you can rewind back to the IGA 2021 winners too!

Full IGA 2023 Shortlists – see the full lists below

Removed Awards

IGA Awards 2023 iGaming Companies
  • Online Poker Operator of the Year
  • Charitable Community Award (Supplier)
  • Charitable Community Award (Operator)
  • US Focused Technology Provider/Supplier
  • Game of the Year

Game of the Year (Games Studio Category)

  • Wazdan – 9 Coins
  • Snowborn Games – Masters of Valhalla
  • AvatarUX – MonkeyPop
  • JustForTheWin – Amazon Kingdom
  • Wizard Games – Gods of Kemet
  • Platipus – Wild Crowns
  • All41 Studios – King of Crystals
  • Fortune Factory – Mask of Amun
  • Game burger Studios – Fishin’ Pots of Gold

Game of the Year (Multi-Channel supplier/Operator)

  • Pragmatic Play – Sugar Rush
  • Yggdrasil – Mexomax Multimax
  • Relax Gaming – Money Train 3
  • Livescore Bet – LiveScore Bet Squads
  • Pilot Games – Open Season
  • Entain Group – Big Banker
  • Light & Wonder – Dragons Unleashed
  • IGT – Gold Digger
  • Gamomat – Alexandria Fire
  • Low6 – Ultimate Fan

Best Slot Provider

  • Yggdrasil
  • Gamzix
  • Relax Gaming
  • Bragg
  • Pragmatic Play
  • Swintt
  • Light & Wonder
  • Games Global
  • JustForTheWin
  • Gamomat
  • Inspired Entertainment
  • IGT

iGaming Software Supplier

  • Bragg
  • BetConstruct
  • UltraplPlay (ODDS GROUP)
  • Pariplay
  • IGT
  • Fast Track
  • Yggdrasil
  • Light & Wonder
  • SA Gaming
  • Relax Gaming
  • Aspire Global

Slots Operator

  • Rootz Ltd
  • Betway
  • Entain Group
  • Videoslots
  • 32Red
  • Merkur Slots
  • Betsson Group

Crypto Company (NEW)

  • Platipus
  • SOFTSWISS
  • 1xBet
  • Yolo Group
  • Aviatrix

Live Casino

  • CreedRoomz
  • Vivo Gaming
  • 1xBet
  • Swintt
  • 18Bet
  • Bombay Live
  • BBIN

Best Customer Service Company

  • BetConstruct
  • SOFTSWISS
  • 1xBet
  • Mediacle
  • ComeOn Group
  • Casumo
  • Yolo Group
  • Betsson Group
  • Aspire Global

Sports Betting Platform

  • SOFTSWISS (sportsbook)
  • BetConstruct
  • White Hat Gaming
  • UltraPlay (ODDS.GROUP)
  • Coolbet
  • Digitain
  • Delasport
  • OpenBet
  • Sportingtech
  • Uplatform

Online Casino Operator

  • Rootz (Wheelz & Rootz Casinos)
  • LeoVegas (Top Pick)
  • Soft2Bet (Alf, Boa Boa Casino, Malina Casinos)
  • Coolbet
  • Videoslots
  • Entain Group
  • Betsson Group
  • Snabbare
  • 1xBet

Mobile Operator

  • Coolbet
  • Betway
  • Betsson
  • 18Bet
  • LeoVegas
  • Flutter Entertainment
  • Entain
  • 1xBet

Mobile Sports Product

  • BBIN
  • 1xBet
  • LiveScore Bet
  • Delasport
  • Checkd Group
  • Bwin & UX Connections
  • Coolbet
  • Chalkline
  • Expekt

Official IGA 2023 Shortlists: For the complete list of all 33 awards and this year’s International Gaming Awards 2023 shortlists in full, head over to the official Gaming Awards website.