The EGR Operator Awards reward B2C operators for setting the standard in egaming excellence, with categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, recognising achievements across all verticals.
The 2019 Awards will take place on the evening of Thursday 24 October at Grosvenor House, London.
Over the past few months, we've been looking for egaming's superheroes, whose extraordinary feats and daring innovations deserve the highest recognition and reward.
The Oscars of the egaming sector, the EGR Operator Awards is attended by more than 800 industry professionals and rewards B2C operators for setting the standard in categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, and awards across all verticals.
The Awards take place on the evening of Thursday 24 October at Grosvenor House, London.
Want to be there on the night? Join us as we celebrate the heroes and amazing achievements of the past 12 months. Book your tickets here.
6.30pm - 8.00pm Reception Drinks
8.00pm - 9.30pm Dinner
9.30pm - 10.30pm Awards ceremony
10.30pm - late After party bar and networking
86-90 Park Lane
Black tie preferred.
Map and directions to venue
This year's host MARK WATSON
Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark's recent TV credits include Taskmaster (Dave) and Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island (Channel 4).
Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Mock The Week, Celebrity Pointless, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. He is currently recording another series of his hit Radio 4 show Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.
In August 2016, Mark performed his latest show I’m Not Here at the Edinburgh Festival, and then went on to tour it around the UK from September – December 2016. The show has received 4 & 5 star reviews. Not only a Stand-Up, Mark has written six novels.
Please provide a summary of your product/service offerings. The judges will be looking for examples of product development, innovation, flexibility, reliability, scalability, integration, delivery, the user interface and user experience.
Please describe your customer focus demonstrating your approach to customer service, understanding of customer needs, reaction to market challenges, back office, reporting and compliance requirements.
Please provide information on the commercial success of the product (we understand that these figures are sensitive and all will be held in the strictest confidence. The more you can provide, the easier it is for the judges to credit).
Please provide any additional detail in support of your application.
Please note that the judging period is from 18 June 2017 to 18 June 2018.
HOW TO ATTEND THE AWARDS
Tables at the 2019 Awards are available via three packages:
EGR Member £6750 + VAT Non Member £7650 + VAT
* Access to the main pre-dinner drinks reception with branded meeting point for guests * Table of 10 * Premium chocolates in individual presentation boxes for each of your guests * A magnum of champagne on your table * Three course dinner with coffee * Upgraded wine * Port and cheese * Branded table number * Photographer to provide a group photo of the table * Open Bar SILVER EGR Member £6000 + VAT Non Member £6900 + VAT
* Access to the main pre-dinner drinks reception * Table of 10 * Premium chocolates in individual presentation boxes for each of your guests * A bottle of champagne on your table * Three course dinner with coffee * Open bar * Branded table number
BRONZE EGR Member £5250 + VAT Non Member £6150 + VAT
* Access to the main pre-dinner drinks reception * Table of 10 * Three course dinner with coffee * Open bar
If you win an award but are unable to attend the awards ceremony, the winners logo and trophy will be available after the event at a cost.
EGR Global is pleased to announce that the EGR Operator Awards 2019 voting process will once again be officiated by accountancy giant Deloitte. This is part of EGR’s pledge to make the judging process the most stringent and transparent in the industry.
HOW THE JUDGES ARE CHOSEN
EGR’s team of independent, external judges is updated each year and is selected to bring a diverse range of in-depth egaming expertise to the judging process. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep all submitted information and the winners confidential, and are obliged to declare that they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging.
The full list of judges will be published after the judging process has been completed so that there is no attempt to influence the judges as this would result in immediate disqualification from the awards.
HOW CATEGORIES ARE ALLOCATED TO THE JUDGES
Groups of judges are allocated categories, which are aligned to their specific market knowledge and avoid conflict of interest. Each group of judges have no access to the submissions or results of categories they are not involved in judging.
THE SHORTLISTING PROCESS
Awards will only be awarded in categories where two or more submissions have been received. A panel of independent, external judges decides on the shortlist prior to the submissions being sent to the final judges.
All entrants shortlisted for the 2019 Headline Categories are invited to take part in a judging day on Thursday 26 September at The Athenaeum in London.
A representative from each shortlisted firm will have the opportunity to give a short presentation to the panel of judges, to go through their entry and convince the judges why they should win, as well as answer any questions they may have.
Although not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that a representative attends in person at the judging day, as this will enhance the judges understanding of your entry, which can help improve your chances of winning.
Once all presentations are complete, each judge allocates a score to each shortlister per category, as well as a brief summary of their thoughts.
The judges will also have the opportunity to discuss the presentations together, before making their final decision.
If there is no clear winner, the lead judge in each group will have the final casting vote to determine the winner. A Highly Commended may also be rewarded in this instance.
EGR does not contribute or have a vote within this process. All judging for the Headline Categories is done privately once the presentations are complete. No shortlisted firms will be present for the judges discussions and decision-making.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24 October 2019.
THE JUDGING PROCESS (non Headline Categories)
The judges read and analyse the submissions online. Each judge allocates a score to each individual criteria per category, as well as a brief summary of their thoughts
Once the above is complete, the judges submit their scores
Once the scores are submitted, the winners are then automatically calculated by our online judging platform. If there is no clear winner, the lead judge in each group will have the final casting vote to determine the winner. A Highly Commended may also be rewarded in this instance.
EGR does not contribute or have a vote within this process. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24 October 2019.
THE JUDGING PROCESS (Game of the Year)
The winner of the Game of the Year is judged by those operators shortlisted for the 2019 EGR Operator Awards.
Those who qualify to vote will be sent details about each of the shortlisted games and an online poll to vote for their winner.
The voting is private and the winner will be announced at the EGR Operator Awards 2019 on 24 October in London.
Once the above is complete, the judges submit their scores
EGR does not contribute or have a vote within this process.
EGR do not share individual judges’ scores and comments, however explanations for the winner of each category will be provided online after the event.
SPONSOR THE 2019 AWARDS
Sponsoring the EGR Operator Awards 2019 is a unique opportunity to engage and network with key decision-makers, raise your company profile and position your brand as a leader in the market.
There are a whole range of sponsorship options available, including:
After party cocktail bar
Snow cone/ hot dog tricycle
Chill out lounge
Got a sponsorship idea? Contact us to discuss how we can promote your brand to 800+ online gaming professionals this October.
Please contact Sam Compagnoni to discuss your sponsorship requirements and find the right opportunity for you: