Shortlisted nominees announced for Malta Gaming Awards

7 November 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The very first edition of the Malta Gaming Awards is taking place the evening before SiGMA 2016, during the Malta Gaming Week. Three features make these Awards unique, being:

1. Nominees must have a strong connection with Malta.
2. All proceeds from this event will go to charity.
3. Awards will be held during Malta Gaming Week.

The event will be hosted by Liverpool legend John Barnes and will be attended by the guest of honor, Her Excellency, the President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. The first edition will feature a small number of awards, all of which have a special connection with the gaming ecosystem in Malta.

Richard Hogg, founder of the BiG Foundation shared his excitement: "BiG is proud to host the inaugural SiGMA Awards. Having the awards at our dinner adds a little extra to an already packed evening. John Barnes has received money trophies in his time as a footballer, so it will be great to see him handing some out to our respected colleagues in our industry."

The finalists are:
Affiliate of the year 2016
The Pogg
Flash Score
GameLounge

Careers program of the year 2016
Betsson
Tipico Careers
Casumo Careers

Corporate responsibility of the year 2016
LeoVegas
Unibet Casino
MaltCo

Fastest growing operator of the year 2016
Affiliate Cruise
Evoke
Casumo

Innovator of the year 2016
BTOBet
Oulala
Join Games

Investor of the year 2016
Optimizer Invest
Klein Group
Bethard Group

We would like to congratulate all of the nominees who were selected by the organizing committee, the judging panel and the industry.

The winners in each category will be announced and congratulated at the BiG Sports Dinner, Malta & Ceremony on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 at the InterContinental Ballroom St Julian's Malta.

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