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49 industry professionals were chosen

iGaming Idol Awards finalists unveiled

iGaming Idol Awards finalists unveiled
A total of 150 short-listed candidates were put to the test by fifty expert judges during three days of interview sessions. The judges rated each candidate on a scorecard, whereby BDO Malta had the responsibility to review the ratings, counting the scores
Malta | 09/08/2017

A total of 150 short-listed candidates were put to the test by fifty expert judges during three days of interview sessions. The judges rated each candidate on a scorecard, whereby BDO Malta had the responsibility to review the ratings, counting the scores and confirming the finalists of the 16 categories.

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he iGaming Idol organizers announced that the awards auditing partner BDO Malta have confirmed the 49 finalists that have been chosen to enter the penultimate round, where the judges will decide on the final 16 idols that will be crowned at the Grand Master Suite, Hilton Malta on the 26th September 2017 during the iGaming Idol gala dinner.

The judging process has been a major success factor for iGaming Idol, in that it is the first Industry award event that conducts an interview process, whilst it is audited by an International auditing firm.  

Speaking of the process, Michael Pedersen, CEO of iGaming Idol stated, “The judging process was a critical decision we made so to ensure that awards are credible. We have instilled major importance on this factor and believe it is the way forward for industry related awards.”

iGaming Idol is in its second edition and this year received triple the nominations from its first edition and the organisers are hoping to double the attendance at the iGaming Idol Gala Dinner event.  

Ramona Mifsud, director of iGaming Idol said: “This year we have seen a major interest from the Industry from sponsors and companies attending the gala dinner.

“We are confident that this year we will not only have an outright success again but we will also reach our target of raising €10,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.”

All finalists have been invited to the event being held on September 26.

The event, which is set to be a spectacular night of entertainment will be opened by Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation and is being hosted by Michael Caselli, an Industry Entrepreneur and Advocate of iGaming Idol and Becky Liggero, CalvinAyre’s own Industry reporter and Ambassador of Bodog.com.  

A welcome reception will kick off the evening which will be a night full of surprises, glamour, thrilling entertainment, a silver service dinner, free flowing wine and liquors followed by an after party being hosted at Twenty Two located in the Portomaso Business Tower.

A portion of revenue from every ticket sold for the event will be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund whilst the organisers are also coordinating other fundraising activities with an aim to raise €10,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.

The finalists of the sixteen categories are:

Karolina Filip

Affilliate Manager

BGO

Lauren O'Brian

Affilliate Manager

Mr Green

Yvette Grima

Affilliate Manager

Pokerstars

Jonathan Mallia

BI

Evoke

Wilhelm Hamilton

BI

Evolution

Andrew Galea

BI

NetRefer

David Plumi

Casino

Larry Casino

Alan Brincat

Casino

Quasar

Daniel Hansen

Casino

Videoslots

Claudio Caruana 

Compliance & Regulated Markets

GIG

Lauren Devine-Monaghan 

Compliance & Regulated Markets

Mr Green

Ewout Wierda

Compliance & Regulated Markets

Videoslots

Viktor Mardberg

Customer Support

Jackpot Joy

Gabriella Larsson

Customer Support

Merkur/Gauselmann

Alessio Valotti

Customer Support

Pokerstars

Martin Mcdonald

Design

Join Games

Ricardo Avila

Design

VegasKings

Erica Spiteri

Design

Catena Media

Laura Zarb Cousin

Design

Videoslots

Mikael Marceau

Fraud and Risk

Kindred

Antoine Bezzina

Fraud and Risk

MyBet

Daniel Buttigieg

Fraud and Risk

Apco

Michela Borg

HR

Jackpot Joy

Roberta Geres

HR

Mr Green

Rianne Falzon

HR

NetRefer

Joscelyn James Sims

Live Dealer

Betsson

Raymond Tanti

Live Dealer

NetEnt

Stephanie Cordina

Live Dealer

NetEnt

Lahcene Merzoug

Manager

Evoke

Matthias Kaiser

Manager

Tipico

Clinton Cutajar

Manager

Catena Media

Magnus Boberg

SEO/SEM

Evoke

Ross Henderson

SEO/SEM

Mr Green

Sean Bianco

SEO/SEM

Quasar

Pavel Angelov

Sports

Betway

Alvaro Siscart 

Sports

Betway

Tamara Caligari 

Sports

Tipico

Francesco De Lucia

Talent Acquisition

iGaming Elite

Ryan Cilia

Talent Acquisition

Jackpot Joy

Jakob Wallof

Talent Acquisition

NetEnt

Anthony Sammut

Tech back end

NetEnt

Per Modin

Tech back end

Evoke

Rodrigez Gomez

Tech back end

Larry Casino

Matthias Lindahl

Tech front end

Evoke

Kurt Aquilina

Tech front end

PlayNGo

Duncan Calderwood

Tech front end

Pokerstars

David Hodgkins

VIP Manager

Evoke

Ian Robson

VIP Manager

Jackpot Joy

Steve Degiorgio

VIP Manager

Jackpot Joy

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