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iGaming Idol 2017: Recap & the winners

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On Tuesday evening, September 27th, 2017, 17 outstanding individuals and one employer in the iGaming industry were crowed “Idols of the Year” at iGaming Idol 2017.  The event took place at Malta’s finest hotel, The Hilton Malta, where 400 guests in black tie crossed the red carpet and mingled during a welcome cocktail reception.

iGaming Idol 2017: Recap & The WinnersFollowing several glasses of champagne, guests were seated at their tables for a three-course meal while enjoying a presentation delivered by one of the event’s charity partners, Step Up for Parkinson’s.

Over dessert, Michael Caselli and I delivered a total of 18 awards with the help of the event’s sponsors, a swift and entertaining experience for everyone, with an extra-special thank you to the larger-than-life personality of my esteemed colleague on stage.

The most impressive observation of this year’s edition of iGaming Idol was the enormous growth it has experienced since last year, a direct result of the organizers’ dedication to the event and what it means to the industry.  Next year we hope to see an expansion of iGaming talent recognized from Malta and beyond and an influx of guests from around the globe.

This year’s winners can be viewed on the iGaming Idol website in addition to below and for those who wish to experience the evening in its entirety, the live stream of the awards ceremony can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Congrats to all the winners and we look forward to 2018’s installment of this wonderful and unique celebration of industry talent!

Affiliate Manager Idol of the Year: Laura O’Brien, Mr. Green 

Business Intelligence Idol of the Year: Andrew Galea, NetRefer

Casino Product Idol of the Year: Alan Brincat, Quasar Gaming

Design & User Experience Idol of the Year: Martin McDonald, Join Games

Compliance and Regulated Markets Idol of the Year: Ewout Wierda, Videoslots

Customer Service Idol of the Year: Viktor Mardberg, Jackpot Joy Group

HR Manager Idol of the Year: Roberta Geres, Mr. Green

Fraud & Risk Idol of the Year: Daniel Buttigieg, Apco Pay

iGaming Idol 2017: Recap & The WinnersLive Casino Dealer Idol of the Year: Joscelyn James Sims, NetEnt

Manager Idol of the Year: Lahcene Merzoug, Evoke

SEO/SEM Idol of the Year: Sean Bianco, Quasar Gaming

Sports Product Idol of the Year: Tamara Caligari, Tipico

Talent Acquisition Idol of the Year: Jakob Wallof, NetEnt

Tech Back-End Idol of the Year: Anthony Sammut, NetEnt

Tech Front-End Idol of the Year: Kurt Aquilina, PlayNgo

VIP Manager Idol of the Year: Steve Degiorgio, Jackpot Joy Group

Outstanding Contribution of the Year: Robin Ramm Ericson & Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas

Employer of the Year: Catena Media

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