The best operators from the UK Online Bingo Industry came together on Friday night to see Foxy Bingo take out the award for Best Overall Online Bingo Operator at the inaugural BingoPort.co.uk Players Choice Awards for 2009. Foxy Bingo’s success is considered a significant achievement with a total of 10 nominees vying for the top award in what is now an extremely competitive industry.
Held at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith, the inaugural awards ceremony provided a stylish but relaxed affair to unveil the winners of the nine BingoPort Awards. Attended by over 100 of the UK Online Bingo Industry’s finest, the awards night highlighted the growth and strength of the online bingo industry in the UK.
Foxy Bingo was certainly the big winner of the night, not only winning the major award of the night but also taking out the awards for Best Online Bingo Commercial and Best Online Bingo Promotion with their “Foxy Bingo Cruise”.
Also sharing in the spoils of the evening were Tombola and Gala Bingo each receiving two awards, and Ladbrokes and Wink Bingo each receiving a BingoPort.co.uk Players Choice Award.
For BingoPort.co.uk Co-Founder and host of awards night, Roo Wright, the BingoPort.co.uk Players Choice Awards 2009 was a huge success. “The UK Online Bingo Industry is at a size and stage now where a dedicated framework of recognising achievement is necessary. We feel these awards provide that framework with a robust methodology of calculating, identifying, and recognising those operators in the industry who are reaching the higher levels of achievement”.
“Everyone at BingoPort congratulates the winners and their achievements over the past 12 months”, Wright further stated. “We acknowledge the value each of the winners gives the industry and we support further improvement and growth of the industry that can only improve the playing experience for those that matter most – the bingo players”.
The BingoPort.co.uk Players Choice Awards 2009 has been recognised for its transparent and accurate voting methodology. BingoPort.co.uk is considered to have the largest independent online bingo membership base in the UK. Every BingoPort.co.uk member is invited to participate in the awards, and with only one opportunity to vote per member allowed, the views and trends of the UK online bingo community is accurately reflected in the results of the awards.
“This year’s awards saw thousands of people vote online through the BingoPort.co.uk site, which is an amazing result for our first year running the awards”, explained Scott Logan, BingoPort.co.uk Co-Founder. “We have such a diverse and broad membership base with BingoPort and we know our members like different aspects of each of the different bingo sites. These awards provide a very interesting insight into what our players like and what they think of major online bingo operators in the UK.”
Additionally, the three awards for Most Online Bingo Prizes Won, Fastest Growing Online Bingo Website, and Most Popular Online Bingo Website were determined by data collected during the previous 12 months in partnership with the online bingo statistical tracking tool BingoTrends.com. Running for a number of years, BingoTrends.com tracks online bingo site data including player numbers, prizes, pot sizes, and jackpot data.
“The BingoTrends.com data fits perfectly with the BingoPort.co.uk awards methodology”, continued Logan. “Measuring player trends through a statistical approach affectively compliments those awards that are determined by the views and opinions of our players. We feel we have a great methodology in place to measure the success of online bingo operators in the UK and this is ultimately what has spawned the BingoPort.co.uk Players Choice Awards.”
The results of the BingoPort.co.uk Players Choice Awards are as follows:
Best Overall Online Bingo Operator – Foxy Bingo
Most Popular Online Bingo Website – Gala Bingo
Best New Online Bingo Site – Wink Bingo
Best Online Bingo Game Innovation – Gala Bingo, All Day Free Bingo
Fastest Growing Online Bingo Website – Ladbrokes Bingo
Best Online Bingo Promotion – Foxy Bingo, Foxy Bingo Cruise
Best Online Bingo Commercial – Foxy Bingo
Best Online Bingo Chat Team – Tombola
Most Online Bingo Prizes Won - Tombola