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Scientific Games crowned Platform of the Year at EGR B2B Awards 2019

Kambi, Yggdrasil and Red Tiger also among the successful suppliers at last night’s awards ceremony in London

Scientific Games was yesterday crowned Platform of the Year at the EGR B2B Awards 2019 on a night which also saw Kambi, Yggdrasil and Red Tiger emerge as some of the big winners.

SG Digital’s “well rounded entry” won plaudits from an expert panel of judges which scored the Nasdaq-listed firm highly across all criteria for its Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS).

Meanwhile, Kambi won the prize for Sportsbook Platform Provider, while fellow Nordic firm Yggdrasil beat out stiff competition to win RNG Casino Supplier at last night’s awards ceremony in London.

Fredrik Elmqvist, Yggdrasil CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to have won the RNG Casino Supplier category at this year’s awards.

“We’ve been part of the EGR B2B awards for many years now and it keeps getting better and better. Our sector is more competitive than ever but we’re proud to be part of such an innovative and progressive industry and delighted to have been selected by our peers as the best RNG Casino Supplier.

“Winning this award is a testament to all the hard work of the entire Yggdrasil team over the last year as we strive to constantly innovate and produce high-quality games with the players in mind.”

Red Tiger, SBTech, Connexus Group, Sportradar and SportCaller were among the nominees to be victorious in more than one category, with Red Tiger winning Innovation in Mobile and Mobile Gaming Software Supplier.

SBTech won awards for In-play betting software and Sports betting supplier, with the provider hailing a successful 12 months.

Andrew Cochrane, chief development officer at SBTech, said: “All the team’s hard work and commitment has paid off and we’re delighted to win the prize for the Sports Betting Supplier of the Year for the first time. We’ve secured some of the industry’s largest and most strategically significant deals in the last year and this is just reward for everyone’s efforts.

“To also win In-Play Betting Software Supplier for the fourth year in a row is testament to our innovative product suite of in-play sports betting products that continue to deliver a unique user experience for players and outstanding results for our customers.”

Scout Gaming Group was also a big winner on the night after taking home the award for Fantasy Sports Supplier for the second consecutive year.

“We are pleased that we are once again taking home the prize and think we are leading the innovation in this part of the sector,” Andreas Ternström, CEO of Scout Gaming, said.

“During the year we have launched both Fantasy Match-up and a beta version of the world-unique sportsbook based on expected player points, the pricing we do ourselves

“We are also continuing the development and expecting to launch an in-play fantasy product in the second half of the year, in which you act in real time.”

Last night’s EGR B2B Awards was attended by more than 500 people from across the online gaming industry and was hosted by comedian Glenn Moore.

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