London: November 24th 2015 – Gala Coral has won the coveted eGaming Review Operator of the Year award following its adoption of Playtech’s pioneering omni-channel Connect system that enables players to play any product, across any channel and any device across its 1800 UK stores, online and on mobile.
Coral Connect sign-ups now total more than 260,000 new players and counting, while they contribute more than 40% of Coral.co.uk net revenue, according to Gala Coral’s latest quarterly results.
Gala Coral scooped two further prizes with its Playtech-powered bingo and mobile bingo enabling them to win the Bingo Operator and Mobile Bingo Operator of the Year awards respectively.
Numerous other tier one Playtech licensees came away with trophies with Paddy Power claiming the casino Operator of the Year award due to the success of its Playtech-powered product. Other winners included bet365, SkyBet and William Hill.
Celebrating the most original and creative operators, the EGR Awards recognise and reward those who have brought excellence and innovation to the industry in the last 12 months and have risen above and beyond the competition.
The annual event was held at The Artillery Garden at The HAC in London and attended by more than 600 industry professionals from the world’s biggest gaming firms and hosted by Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan.
Liron Snir, Playtech’s VP Product Strategy who handed Gala Coral the prestigious title, said: “The eGR Operator Awards are a fantastic opportunity to reward excellence in our industry. The success of Gala Coral’s omni-channel Connect initiative has become an industry benchmark enabling them to significantly grow their player base by providing a solution that allows players to seamlessly play any product, across any channel and on any device.”
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Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 14 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 120 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of Omni-Channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.
Playtech’s financial trading division, run through subsidiary TradeFX, is an established and growing online CFDs and binary options broker and trading platform provider, operating a number of brands including markets.com. Its B2C focused offering is available in more than 100 countries and in more than 25 languages and is licensed and regulated in the EU and South Africa.
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