The Malta based casino software studio Pragmatic Play who have throughout 2020 set a breakneck pace for releasing new casino games, releasing on average one new title a week, have some festive cheer to celebrate just prior to the Christmas holiday period.
At the end of last week during the SBC Awards 2020, an annual iGaming awards ceremony hosted and run by SBC Events, a spin off of the popular SBCNews.co.uk site, Pragmatic Play picked up the award for Innovation in Mobile.
The Innovation in Mobile Award is bestowed on the developer which has produced the most effort into developing their mobile gaming products throughout the year, with Pragmatic Play providing most emphasis on their bingo products, to include the brand Bingo Blast.
Pragmatic Play’s bingo product was the focal point for them being awarded Innovation in Mobile from the esteemed judging panel for the SBC Awards. Whereby their Bingo Blast and the Mini-Games section being able to demonstrate their products’ flawless scalability to mobile devices. With Bingo Blast, it takes the player directly to the most enticing part of the game, where winning numbers explode on the screen.
SBC Awards and SBC Events
SBC Awards 2020 which is run by SBC Events was held virtually this year, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, but this did not stop over 800 ‘virtual’ guests attending the event. With representatives from operators, software developers, affiliate programs, B2B operations and iGaming affiliates all in attendance.
There were no less than 44 individual awards up for grabs, with many of the categories attracting high profile sponsors such as bet365, due to their high profile in the industry.
The awards ceremony was hosted by Television Presenter Kirsty Gallacher, who shot to fame on Sky Sports, who was ably assisted by co-hosts, the former Wimbledon footballer hard man turned actor Vinnie Jones and legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The judging of the awards literally made up a who is who list of iGaming, with representation from some of the biggest and most well known brands in the industry, as well as individuals who have made a sizeable contribution to the industry.
Judges included Jesper Svensson the Chief Executive Officer of the Betsson Group, Jeremy Taylor the Managing Director of Genting UK and David Flynn the Chief Executive Officer of the casino game studio Swintt.
Now in its 7th year, the SBC Awards were first conceived back in 2014, where it was called the Betting on Football awards, prior to changing its name to SBC Awards for the 2015 ceremony which was held at the Playboy Casino in Mayfair, London.
During the seven years it has been running, the SBC Awards have established themselves as one of the main B2B award ceremonies on the iGaming calendar.