September 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|
|David Plumi||Casino||Larry Casino|
|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|
|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|
|Joscelyn James Sims||Live Dealer||Betsson|
|Raymond Tanti||Live Dealer||NetEnt|
|Stephanie Cordina||Live Dealer||NetEnt|
|Clinton Cutajar||Manager||Catena Media|
|Ross Henderson||SEO/SEM||Mr Green|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org