William Hill and 888 Poker win big at EGR Awards

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 06, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

One of the most coveted awards that can be bestowed upon a company in the online gaming industry is an EGR Award, presented by the eGaming publication EGaming Review Magazine. This past weekend, the EGR Awards were handed out in 28 separate categories, with the top honors going to William Hill (Operator of the Year) and 888 Poker (Online Poker Operator of the Year).

The online poker world has been turned on its head since Black Friday, but 888 Poker has been growing by leaps and bounds this past year, increasing their liquidity by over 100%. The company touched on some of the improvements they have made over the last year in a press release regarding their EPGR Award for Online Poker Operator of the Year:

“Over the past year 888poker has introduced one click easy to use beginners lobby, crisp and engaging graphics including 3D, tool tips and tutorial videos, webcam table technology, team tournament options and private games that give players a unique social platform to play with old and new friends.”

William Hill which is known for having the Best Online Casino, has been a constant in the online gaming industry since the very early days in the mid-1990’s, and the company has grown their operation from merely a sports-book to a world-class Casino and Online Poker Room over the years. While sports-betting remains at the core of William Hill’s business the site is truly a triple threat in the online gaming world. This is William Hill’s first win in the category; a category that has been dominated by innovators in 3-D online gaming software, PKR Poker in the past.

Multiple winners included Paddy Power and Bet365. Paddy Power took home a very impressive three EGR Awards for Affiliate programme of the year, Customer Relations operator of the year, and Social Networking operator of the year. Bet365 managed to take home two EGR awards in the categories of In-Play Sports operator of the year and Sportsbetting operator of the year.

Here is a look at some of the key awards handed out this past weekend:

* Casino operator of the year

o WINNER – 32Red

* Operator of the year

o WINNER – William Hill Online

* Poker operator of the year

o WINNER – 888poker.com

* Rising star

o WINNER – mFortune mobile phone casino

o Highly commended – BetMotion.com

* Gaming community site of the year

o WINNER – PokerStrategy.com

For more information on EGaming Review or the EGR Awards you can visit their site at http://www.egrmagazine.com/

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