Results of the Global Gaming Awards EMEA event

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The Global Gaming Awards is a gambling industry-recognized award that recognizes the best in slot machine and online casino development. The 2024 EMEA event was held on February 5 at the Hippodrome Casino in London. Here is a closer look at the winners and nominees of the prestigious award.

Briefly about Global Gaming Awards London 2024

Each year the awards determine the best of the best in 12 different categories: online casinos, payment providers, developers and even the best slot. The winners of the Global Gaming Awards are chosen by a panel of 50+ judges from across the European region. These are CEOs of casinos, game development companies and gambling market experts in general.

Despite the large selection of categories, special attention is drawn to the 3 main ones among them:

  • best online casino of the year;
  • best game provider;
  • best slot machine.

Having familiarized with the nominees of Global Gaming Awards EMEA in detail, we can single out several market leaders. All of them deserve a mini review, so let's focus on each category separately.


Best Online Casino 2024

There were 10 popular online platforms competing for the title of best online casino. These are such popular brands as LeoVegas, Casumo, Pokerstars, Lucky Casino, NetBet and others. The platforms were evaluated on several parameters at once:

  • variety of slot machines and gambling entertainment;
  • safety and level of protection of financial transactions;
  • quality of adaptation to mobile devices and cross-platform;
  • international market orientation, multi-currency;
  • number of active players and brand reputation.

In addition to overall scores, the judges looked at quantitative scores. For example, all platforms competing for the prestigious award were evaluated on the following metrics:

  • GPR or gross gaming revenue per user;
  • NGR or net gaming revenue excluding costs;
  • CPA or cost per player acquisition;
  • ARPU or average player revenue.

Such criteria allowed the judges to evaluate not just an online casino as a platform for gaming, but as a full-fledged business capable of generating revenue on a regular basis.

As stated in the description of the nomination itself, the judges choose the best casino that offers players everything they could possibly want. The LeoVegas brand, which managed to win in this category of the Global Gaming Awards EMEA, fits this description perfectly. It is a Swedish gaming platform that positions itself as an online casino and offers sports betting additionally.

LeoVegas has been on players' lips for a number of years and its popularity is quite obvious. What is worth the choice of slot machines - if you do not take into account their number (5000+), then such a variety of providers already deserves to be highly appreciated. The casino managed to pass certification in gambling commissions of different countries (Curacao, Malta, UK, Canada), which also indicates its safety.

Best slot machine provider

This category is no less interesting than the previous one. According to the standard there were 10 nominees - each of the companies that qualify for the award is well known to players. We offer you to make sure of it:


Relax Gaming

IGT Playdigital

EGT Digital

Play'n GO

Pragmatic Play

Wizard Games

Bragg Gaming


Light & Wonder

Some of the nominees, such as Evolution and Amusnet, have been nominated for the award for many years. This can be explained by their active development, but the developers are evaluated on several parameters at once:

  • how many games were released in the previous year;
  • what type of games the provider offers;
  • in which casinos you can find slot machines;
  • what technologies the company uses to develop games;
  • commercial evaluation of the brand's activity.

Special attention, according to the judges themselves, was paid to the realization of games in different casinos - the more active the brand works with different offline and online casinos, the higher its final score. Players were not left without attention either. As a separate evaluation criterion, jackpots and total winnings that managed to get in the provider's games were chosen.

Taking into account the above mentioned, in the nomination "Best Slot Machine Provider" of Global Gaming Awards EMEA Pragmatic Play managed to get the award. It is recognized as a true giant in the gambling industry and it is easy to see that: 80+ new slots have been released in 2023, the total number of games is 300+, and slot machines are available in casinos in 50+ countries around the world.

Best Online Slot

When summarizing the Global Gaming Awards EMEA, we can't ignore the Best Online Slot category. 10 slot machines from 10 different providers competed for the victory. The nomination took into account only new products, i.e. games released in 2023 and only slots.

Let's not lament, the victory managed to get a slot machine Money Train 4 from Relax Gaming. As the name suggests, this is a continuation of a series of slots dedicated to western themes with a thoughtful bonus content. The slot was also awarded as the most successful series of games, with over 1 million players and 4 million rounds played in just one month after its release.

Other nominees of the category deserve the attention of Reallyspins users no less. We offer to get acquainted with them in a little more detail:

Slot Machine


Brief description


Potential winnings

Gepard's Gambit

Play'n GO

One of the first games in the industry to combine extended gameplay and educational focus. The world of the game coincides with another popular series of the provider - Book of Dead, which is expressed in the number of lines, symbols and options



Zeus vs Hades - Gods of War

Pragmatic Play

At the beginning of the game you need to choose the world to join - Zeus or Hades. Simultaneously with the choice made, changes the design and available bonuses. The slot is also distinguished by special options - from an additional reel to Stick Wild symbols.


х15 000

Gus Goes Fishin'

IGT Playdigital

This is a slot with 5 reels and 20 lines dedicated to fishing. Among the games of this theme it is leading because of the bonus content: Wild, Scatter symbols and a 3-level jackpot are available



Book of Shai


The game takes us back to Ancient Egypt, where in addition to the colorful design, special symbols are available. The number of players choosing this slot is 1100% higher, compared to other games of the provider


х10 325

Cops 'N' Robbers Big Money

Inspired Entertainment

Since its release, this game has been played 450 million times and the total betting budget has exceeded $350 million. This can be explained by the successful Halloween theme and colorful design



Charming Lady's Boom


As a continuation of a series of classic games, this slot is available in 133 casinos around the world. Since its release, 500,000 players have played it and it has a total betting budget of $275 million (636 rounds per player)



Olympian Fury


In this slot we are transported to Ancient Greece, the atmosphere of which is recreated 100% due to the detailed graphics. The provider made a special emphasis on the bonus content of the slot



Ragnawolves Wild Energy

Yggdrasil Gaming

The slot stands out for the variety of bonus options - freespins, Wild and Wild Energy symbols, multipliers, golden bet are available. The gameplay of the game is standard, but its design will surprise many people


х10 000

9 Coin's Grand Diamond Edition


Customizable volatility, exciting gameplay and bonus options make this game one of the best releases of 2023. The fixed jackpot draw only adds to its popularity



As the trend shows, when choosing the best games, not only their technical characteristics are evaluated. The decisive criterion remains the opinion of players.

What to expect from Global Gaming Awards EMEA 2025

So far, not much is known about the Global Gaming Awards EMEA next year. Only the city of the event was announced. It became Barcelona. More about the nominations, judges and brands applying for the award will be known in the second half of 2024. It is expected no less intense struggle for awards than in this year.

Such excitement is not only an opportunity to choose the best brands among all those present in the gambling market. In the nominations are often represented by companies that, despite the novelty, offer particularly favorable conditions. Therefore, we only have to follow their development and changes in the industry as a whole. Global Gaming Awards EMEA, due to its unbiased evaluation and significance, will be the main reference point in this regard.

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