Resorts named Operator of the Year at EGR North America awards
New Jersey operator takes the plaudits after successful PokerStars launch
The digital arm of New Jerseyâ Resorts Casino has scooped the Operator of the Year award at the second annual EGR North America Awards in San Francisco.
The operator is already the market leader for poker in New Jersey just weeks after launching with PokerStars on March 21.
The firm also received praise for opening up the stateâs first âegaming loungeâ, a dedicated space inside the casino where customers can gamble online.
Tropicana Entertainment walked away with the Casino Operator award while WSOP picked up the award for best Poker Operator.
More than 120 guests attended the glittering awards ceremony at the W San Francisco Hotel, hosted by Saturday Night Live comedian Owen Benjamin.
William Hill US, GAN, Playtika and WSOP were among the stars of the evening, scooping two awards each.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN, said:âWinning two major US Industry awards is a dream come true and a superb recognition of the titanic efforts invested by so many over so few years in building GAN into a market leader in the United States, starting in New Jersey with BetfairCasino.com in 2013 and by yearâs end 2015 delivering Simulated Gaming for six major US casino operators with several more to launch in 2016.
FanDuel picked up the Fantasy Sports Operator award, while Betfair TVG Online was chosen in the Online Horse Race Wagering Operator category after it opened its racing exchange in New Jersey.
Hereâs the full list of winners:
|Operator categories||Winner||Highly Commended|
|Acquisition strategy||Product Madness|
|Best new game||CHICAGO (High 5 Games)||90 Ball Bingo (Gamesys)|
|Best product innovation||iPro|
|Casino operator||Tropicana Entertainment|
|Fantasy sports operator||FanDuel||DraftDay Gaming Group|
|Marketing campaign||William Hill US|
|Mobile gaming product||William Hill US||Golden Nugget|
|Online horse race wagering operator||Betfair TVG|
|Operator of the year||Resorts Digital Gaming||Golden Nugget|
|Poker operator||World Series of Poker|
|Social bingo operator||Playtika|
|Social poker operator||World Series of Poker|
|Social slots operator||PLAYSTUDIOS||Product Madness|
|Supplier and Services categories|
|Acquisition and retention partner||Income Access Group|
|Casino platform supplier||GAN||Gamesys|
|Freeplay gaming supplier||GAN|
|Poker software supplier||Dragonfish|