2017 BingoPort Players' Choice Awards Winners
Article published on February 22, 2017 09:56pm
by Camille Brouard
The polls were closed, your votes were in, and all that was left was for the winners of this year's BingoPort Players’ Choice Awards the to be announced.
The ceremony was held in front of a packed audience on the evening of Friday 10th February in a sophisticated London basement bar, the Dirty Martini at Monument. Alongside nominees, those in attendance included other bingo operators and those involved in the affiliate bingo sector.
Gusts enjoyed cocktails whilst mingling at the Awards ceremony
Each of the bingo awards was presented by BingoPort’s Director of Operations, Andrew Housego, who noted that while all trophies were closely contested, the sites that encouraged their players to vote had ended up with the strongest overall results.
BingoPort's Andrew Housego presented the awards
Sun Bingo, which has recently undergone a site-wide revamp, dominated proceedings. Of the total 5 categories, Sun took home 3 awards, including Best Bingo Site 2017—the highest honour that you, our BingoPort public, could bestow. It was the ultimate seal of approval for the site’s update; its games now run off software produced by Playtech, market leaders in casino technology.
As well as winning Best Online Bingo Promotion, Sun Bingo was also named as the brand with the Best Bingo Community. Previously awarded to sites with the Best Bingo Chat Hosts, developments within the industry—where many sites now either share rooms or outsource their CMs from other countries—led BingoPort to focus this year on the higher value of a deeper relationship between players.
Sun Bingo won 3 out of 5 awards
A strong community spirit is something that no doubt also contributed to the success of newcomer, Katie’s Bingo. Husband and wife dream team, Shaun and Vicki Baptie, may have a small marketing budget, but have engaged players with their strong branding and personal dynamic. They were rewarded for their efforts when your votes ensured them victory in the Best New Bingo Site genre. The award is a strong indication of greater success yet to come, and it’s clear from the site’s popularity that Katie’s is here to stay. Fun and relatable, you can even see if Katie is your cartoon doppelganger in our bingo mascot quiz.
Husband and wife team, Shaun and Vicki Baptie celebrate their
win in the Best New Bingo Site Category
Totally new to 2017 was the Best Innovation in Bingo category. Butlers Bingo bagged the prize for their Spinner Room. Open for 6 hours each evening, it affords customers the opportunity to win free spins for mere pennies. With over 200 slot games on site, there’s no limit to the fun in store, especially when progressive jackpots are up for grabs too.
Marise Kiely, Brand Manager at Butlers Bingo, was thrilled with the win: "Much thought and effort goes into refining our bingo products to ensure the best possible experience for our players. We created the Spinner Room to give players the thrill of both bingo and slot games all in one! We're very proud of this product and we're absolutely delighted to have taken home the Best Innovation in Bingo award this year."
Head to the site from 5pm to see what all the fuss is about, or see what else you can expect to find in our comprehensive Butler’s Bingo review.
The winners of the prestigious BingoPort Awards were presented with trophies
Congratulations again to all our winners, and a big thank you to those of you who voted.
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