Video Slots to sponsor iGaming Idol

12 August 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Recently in Malta at the Hilton Hotel in St. Julian's, iGaming Idol, a premium award event to recognize outstanding employees working within the iGaming industry was launched. The initiative which will debut at the Malta iGaming Seminar (MiGS) on Nov. 8, 2016 in the form of a Gala Dinner, is the first of its kind that is employee centric. The organizers announced that the headline sponsor of the event will be Video Slots.

Alexander Stevendahl, CEO of Video Slots, commented by saying: "When reading about the concept of iGaming Idol together with our Video Slots family, we all got very excited. Finally, an award that will recognize the true talents behind the iGaming industry's success. We didn't need to think twice, we had to be the main sponsor of this amazing award!"

Video Slots was founded in 2011 and is a respected online casino brand that provides technical excellence, exceptional customer service and market-leading game play innovation. The company, which is owned by a Maltese-registered entity offers over 350 different games.

The Malta Gaming Authority endorsed the event through Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman, who said: "iGaming Idol is a great addition to the calendar of gaming events here in Malta and we are happy to support this initiative. Well done to the organizers who have created such a premium event, which recognizes outstanding individuals from within the gaming industry but also supports charity. The iGaming Idol awards will further improve the ecosystem for the gaming industry in Malta."

iGaming Idol was founded with three main pillars in mind: recognition of the employee, charity for those in need and entertainment. It is an Oscars-like evening with all its glitz and glamour and red carpet treatment.

The nominees may avail themselves to ten different categories, most of which cover the majority of the gaming operations. These include Marketing, Tech, Finance, Compliance and regulated markets, HR, Design, Data and Business Intelligence, Fraud and Risk, Live Casino and Customer care. Both female and male nominees will be put to the test in front of expert panel of judges, while the whole process will be audited through the prestigious consultancy firm BDO Malta. Three finalist from each category will arrive at the final short list and will be invited to the Gala Dinner on the Nov. 8 at the Hilton.

Michael Pedersen, a co-founder of iGaming idol together with MiGS, Ambassador events and Ramona Mifsud, commented by saying: "We feel that there is a gap in the industry to offer a well-organised awards event which is transparent and really recognizes the individual for their knowledge and expertise within their realm. We also felt that with this being a very important calendar event for the Gaming community it is also a great opportunity to donate some of the proceeds to a charity of choice which will be the Malta Community Chest Fund."

The event will also be supported by Apco Pay, NetEnt and others.

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