The EGR awards are among the highest distinction that an operator may hope for. Partypoker has just managed to secure the Operator of the Year award for a second consecutive year, which exemplifies the qualities of the card room.
Partypoker and the EGR Operator Awards
Just recently, Partypoker had to quickly patch up oversights in its customer funds security policies, which exposed a danger whereby in the case of insolvency, player funds would have been lost.
After a short investigation launched by respected poker media outlet Pokerfuse, the operator’s parent company, GVC Holdings, stepped in just in time to fix the problem and reassure customers that their funds have been moved to a special banking account, allowing for immediate reimbursement in the event something unpredictable happens.
The changes were initiated just in time for the company to win a second EGR Operator of the Year Award, which is one of the highest distinctions in the world of online card rooms.
Partypoker managed to outpace strong opponents, such as Kindred Group and Stars Group, which was a surprise in light of the recent developments with the player security funds. Both contenders that didn’t manage to claim the title are on their way to complete the highest level of security for player funds available to an online operator.
However, this didn’t seem enough to dislodge Partypoker from the first place at all and the EGR Award is the equivalent of the highest distinction in any other area.
It basically recognizes the top performing businesses over a period of 12 months, gauging their specific way of running corporate activities and also looking into the affiliated companies. Apart from winning “Operator of the Year”, GVC Holdings also managed to add “Casino Operator of the Year”, which only demonstrated the ability of gambling operators to be on top of their respected field across multiple areas of expertise.
A Repeated Event
Partypoker is following up on the award which it secured back in 2017, and making it one of the handful to repeat the feat two years in a row. Despite some snags that emerged along the way, Partypoker did exceptionally well in containing any complications stemming from the temporary setbacks.
With its revenues soaring by 42% in the 12 months leading to the newest award, the cardroom has clearly been running its business well and serving as a model for the entire industry and anyone who tries to undertake a similar feat.
— EGR Intel (@EGRIntel) October 30, 2018
GVC Holdings has done quite well by itself this year, completing the migration of bwin.party, but also securing the Ladbrokes Coral acquisition which faced some headwinds at first.
With trouble piling off, GVC has found a way to re-emerge from the churn of business activities in the past 12 months even stronger and the latest distinction is a testimony to that.
The awards themselves comprised different categories, from casino affiliates to esports operators, which was won by another well-established name, Pinnacle. Meanwhile, Boom Fantasy became a winner in the Fantasy Sports Operator, and William Hill took both Mobile & Slots Operator.