GGA London Shortlist 2022

Editors Letter

Finally, we are due to be back in London, back at the Hippodrome Casino and back hosting the Global Gaming Awards in person. Following a successful return to G2E for the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, we are thrilled to welcome back our European and international industry peers, To celebrate the successes of our sector’s finest.

And, given the challenging circumstances of the last two years, there is plenty to celebrate. The land-based side of the industry could not have been dealt a worse hand with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic; but the resilience shown by the sector is embodied by the fact we are due to host this Ceremony back at the Hippodrome – which is in full flow and welcoming guests on a daily basis. Naturally, online gaming has had a much different experience over the past two years; but there is still much to recognise within this vertical at the Global Gaming Awards. Considering the huge growth digital gaming has seen, it has taken even greater efforts to stand out within these categories. That’s why this year’s online winners can say with pride that they have earned their Awards more than ever before.

The Global Gaming Awards London are in their fifth instalment (fourth in person, after last year’s virtual edition) and the standard of nominees simply gets higher every time. This year, we are delighted to welcome back the Casino of the Year category, given the fact land-based casinos are now reopened for business.

As for the value of our Awards to their eventual winners, and even those who achieved making the final Shortlist, the rigorous nature of the process and the prestige associated within the Ceremony are unparalleled. To this end, we must thank our 60 esteemed Judges, our Nomination Panel, the Gambling Insider Editorial Team, our Lead Partner BetConstruct, our Adjudicator KPMG in the Crown Dependencies and all those who took part. These are truly the best Awards in the industry; and we aim to reward only the most-deserving winners.

In the Magazine

From the Awards adjudicator

By Micky Swindale, Partner, KPMG Global Gaming Team

A word from the Global Gaming Awards Lead Partner

By Vigen Badalyan, Founder and CEO, BetConstruct

Returning to The Hippodrome Casino

This year's Global Gaming Awards London presentation ceremony will once again be hosted at the fabulous Hippodrome Casino. We spoke to Simon Thomas, CEO of the property.

Betting Shop Operator of the year

Gambling Insider previews the nominees for the Betting Shop Operator of The Year. Retail has made a successful execution from the remnants of last year, stepping back into the world of one of the most prestigious awards in the gaming industry.

Retail Supplier of the year

Gambling Insider previews the nominees that have allowed retail betting outlets to thrive.

Online Sports Betting Operator of the year

As sports betting continues to grow in popularity across the globe, Gambling Insider takes a look at the nominees for this year's Online Sports Betting Operator of The Year.

Online Sports Betting Supplier of the year

Online sports betting is going through boom times. Records have been shattered and fortunes have been made as the popularity of online betting continues to increase. Below, we preview the nominees who stood out as sports betting suppliers this past year.

Casino Product of the year

Casino Product of the year has always been a hotly contested category at the Global Gaming Awards London - and this year is no different...

Casino of the year

Gambling Insider is pleased to announce this year’s selection of competitors for the returning Casino of the year Award.

Casino Supplier of the year

The land-based casino made a surprising comeback this year after a dark 2020, when the crowds had to stay home and there was nary a player in the casino. Courtesy of the vaccine, people were back, able to play those games which they love most - provided by the industry's finest casino suppliers.

Online Casino of the year

Online Casino of the Year is quite simply one of the most booming categories in global gaming right now. Gambling Insider previews the 10 nominees for the hotly contested category below.

Online Casino Supplier of the year

The Online Casino Supplier of the Year award rewards an important sub-category within the global gaming industry. With online casino absolutely booming in recent years, choosing the right supplier has never been as beneficial as it is today. Gambling Insider assesses which providers are truly able to claim they are industry-leading game-changers.

Affiliate Program of the year

The Affiliate Program of the Year Award is as competitive as ever and our list is comprised of the best of the best.

Social Responsibility of the year

The betterment of society is not a job to be left to a few. It’s a responsibility to be shared by all.

Payment Solution of the year

As the gaming industry embraces exciting technologies and innovations, payments companies are at the forefront of this shift. Here are the nominees for the Global Gaming Awards’ Payment Solution of the Year.

Product Launch of the year

It is fitting that our newest category at the GGAs, in many ways our own product launch, is dedicated to the Product Launch of the year. Several new products made it to market over the past 12 months. Below, we preview the nominees.

Services Provider of the year

If there is a service that needs providing, these exciting, innovative and successful service providers will be there to do their best. In this competitive category, we take a look a the Service Provider of the Year Award nominees.

Executive of the year

Once again, we celebrate the individuals that make the global gaming industry as successful as it can be. Step aside the organisation, come forward the Executive of the Year.