iGaming Idol announce forty-nine finalists for September 26th Award Event

iGaming Idol announce forty-nine finalists for September 26th Award Event

iGaming Idol announce forty-nine finalists for September 26th Award EventSeptember 2017 – Malta, The iGaming Idol organisers announced that the awards auditing partner BDO Malta have confirmed the 50 finalists that have been chosen to enter the penultimate round, where the judges will decide on the final 16 idols that will be crowned at the Grand Master Suite, Hilton Malta on the 26th September 2017 during the iGaming Idol gala dinner.

One-hundred and fifty short-listed candidates were put to the test by fifty expert judges during three full days of interview sessions.  The judges rated each candidate on a score card whereby BDO Malta, also in attendance during the interviews, had the responsibility to review the ratings, counting the scores and confirming the finalists of the 16 categories.

The judging process has been a major success factor for iGaming Idol, in that it is the first Industry award event that conducts an interview process, whilst it is audited by an International auditing firm.  Speaking of the process, Michael Pedersen, CEO of iGaming Idol stated, “The judging process was a critical decision we made so to ensure that awards are credible.” “We have instilled major importance on this factor and believe it is the way forward for industry related awards.”

iGaming Idol is in its second edition and this year received triple the nominations from its first edition and the organisers are hoping to double the attendance at the iGaming Idol Gala Dinner event.  Ramona Mifsud, director of iGaming Idol said “This year we have seen a major interest from the Industry from sponsors and companies attending the gala dinner.” “We are confident that this year we will not only have an outright success again but we will also reach our target of raising €10, 000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.”

The finalists of the sixteen categories are:

Karolina Filip Affilliate Manager BGO
Lauren O’Brian Affilliate Manager Mr Green
Yvette Grima Affilliate Manager Pokerstars
Jonathan Mallia BI Evoke
Wilhelm Hamilton BI Evolution
Andrew Galea BI NetRefer
David Plumi Casino Larry Casino
Alan Brincat Casino Quasar
Daniel Hansen Casino Videoslots
Claudio Caruana Compliance & Regulated Markets GIG
Lauren Devine-Monaghan Compliance & Regulated Markets Mr Green
Ewout Wierda Compliance & Regulated Markets Videoslots
Viktor Mardberg Customer Support Jackpot Joy
Gabriella Larsson Customer Support Merkur/Gauselmann
Alessio Valotti Customer Support Pokerstars
Martin Mcdonald Design Join Games
Ricardo Avila Design VegasKings
Erica Spiteri Design Catena Media
Laura Zarb Cousin Design Videoslots
Mikael Marceau Fraud and Risk Kindred
Antoine Bezzina Fraud and Risk MyBet
Daniel Buttigieg Fraud and Risk Apco
Michela Borg HR Jackpot Joy
Roberta Geres HR Mr Green
Rianne Falzon HR NetRefer
Joscelyn James Sims Live Dealer Betsson
Raymond Tanti Live Dealer NetEnt
Stephanie Cordina Live Dealer NetEnt
Lahcene Merzoug Manager Evoke
Matthias Kaiser Manager Tipico
Clinton Cutajar Manager Catena Media
Magnus Boberg SEO/SEM Evoke
Ross Henderson SEO/SEM Mr Green
Sean Bianco SEO/SEM Quasar
Pavel Angelov Sports Betway
Alvaro Siscart Sports Betway
Tamara Caligari Sports Tipico
Francesco De Lucia Talent Acquisition iGaming Elite
Ryan Cilia Talent Acquisition Jackpot Joy
Jakob Wallof Talent Acquisition NetEnt
Anthony Sammut Tech back end NetEnt
Per Modin Tech back end Evoke
Rodrigez Gomez Tech back end Larry Casino
Matthias Lindahl Tech front end Evoke
Kurt Aquilina Tech front end PlayNGo
Duncan Calderwood Tech front end Pokerstars
David Hodgkins VIP Manager Evoke
Ian Robson VIP Manager Jackpot Joy
Steve Degiorgio VIP Manager Jackpot Joy

All finalists have been invited to the event being held on the 26th of September where they will learn the outcome of whether they will take home the accolade of iGaming Idol, within their category.

The event, which is set to be a spectacular night of entertainment will be opened by Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation and is being hosted by Michael Caselli, an Industry Entrepreneur and Advocate of iGaming Idol and Becky Liggero, CalvinAyre’s own Industry reporter and Ambassador of Bodog.com.

A welcome reception will kick off the evening which will be a night full of surprises, glamour, thrilling entertainment, a silver service dinner, free flowing wine and liquors followed by an after party being hosted at Twenty Two located in the Portomaso Business Tower.

A portion of revenue from every ticket sold for the event will be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund whilst the organisers are also coordinating other fundraising activities with an aim to raise €10, 000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.

For more information about booking a table contact Ramona Mifsud on 99477102 or send an email to [email protected]