Oggs Announces Casino AwardsBy: Joan Peppin, Thursday January 29th 2009
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Oggs.com is a reputed review web site for the online gaming industry, which is owned by Highway Media. The OggBlog introduced last year has become a popular feature at the site. Every January Oggs.com bestows awards on those members of the online casino industry who performed the best in the year gone by. This week Oggs.com announced its awards for 2008, the fifth series of such awards.
The awards known as Global Online Casino Awards were announced at the occasion of the IGE & ICE 2009 week in London. The awards considered various aspects of online casinos including the quality of the games, customer service and promptness of payouts. The awards are given in various categories.
The Best U.S. Online Casino 2008 was iNetBet Casino. iNetBet was the winner last year as well. Two important factors tilted the scales in favor of this casino. One is that they are the only casino to process payouts twice a day to U.S. players and the other is that they do not impose low withdrawal limits on players. iNetBet is powered by Real Time Gaming. The runner up in this category was Club USA.
The Best U.K. Online Casino 2008 was 32Red Casino. 32Red Casino was pushed to the runner up position in 2007 but is back with a bang. They were voted as having the best games and support in the business. 32Red Casino is powered by Microgaming. Ladbrokes Casino was the runner up.
The Best E.U. Online Casino 2008 was Bet365 Casino. They were winners in 2007 as well. Bet365 Casino was recognized for its multiple language support and software, which is very important inn Europe given the plethora of prevailing languages. Bet365 is powered by Playtech. 32Red Casino was the runner up.
The Best New Online Casino 2008 went to Rushmore Casino powered by Real Time Gaming. Rushmore Casino was launched in 2007 as such but Oggs.com evaluates the performance for a year before considering a casino for an award in this category. According to Oggs.com Rushmore Casino “has built an excellent reputation on player forums during the 18 months since launch”. There was no runner up in this category.
The Best New Slot of 2008 went to King Kong developed by Cryptologic. King Kong has been chosen for the excellent features that it offers which include expanding wild symbols, a unique random extra wild feature and the free spins bonus round that offers up to 150 free spins and provides for retriggering the same. The runner up was Tomb Raider 2 Secret of the Sword from Microgaming.
The Best Online Casino Group of 2008 went to Jackpot Factory, with the runner up being Belle Rock. The Best Online Casino Promotion of 2008 was the $500,000 World Series Of Slots at All Slots Casino and the runner up was The International Casino Games at Royal Vegas Casino.
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