Legendary brand 888casino celebrated 25 years in grand style at the EGR Operator Awards. Congratulations & celebrations filled the air as 888casino scooped up the evening's most illustrious honour: EGR Operator of the Year 2022.

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the e-Gaming industry held its equivalent of the Oscars for online gaming operators. The EGR Operator Awards 2022 took place in London, England. The shortlist featured headline categories, including the following:

•    Rising Star
•    Poker Operator
•    Bingo Operator
•    Casino Operator
•    Affiliate of the Year
•    Operator of the Year
•    Sports Betting Operator
•    Safer Gambling Operator of the Year

Each of these respected categories shortlisted a top-notch group of gaming companies. 888 were featured in multiple headline categories, notably Casino Operator, Operator of The Year, And Poker Operator. With scores of world-class operators competing for the highest accolades in the industry, it was a tremendous honour for 888 to be shortlisted in almost 40% of the headline categories.

EGR Awards Rolls Out Red Carpet for Online Gaming Operators 

Every year, the EGR Operator Awards celebrate excellence and distinction among the world's best online gaming companies. Trailblazing Business to Customer (B2C) operators are honoured for their hard work, safety & security, innovation, creativity, and player-centric focus. Indeed, all verticals are considered in the annual EGR Awards.




The judges' panel comprises a team of experts from the online gaming arena with a keen eye on details. The intensive judicial process evaluates each Operator on its merits, with comparative metrics used to evaluate operators. Beyond awards, the red carpet ceremony presents the perfect opportunity for industry leaders, operators, and gaming aficionados to meet and greet face-to-face.

The 2022 EGR Awards gala was once again held at Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London. Hundreds of industry-leading executives were in attendance, commemorating another year of online gaming excellence on the world stage. The perfect opportunity to showcase individual brands, the EGR Awards serves as the premier ceremony for the e-Gaming industry.

888 Shortlisted Across Multiple Awards Categories

Established in 1997, 888casino is an industry titan. But such an honour comes with tremendous responsibility. 888casino featured prominently across three headline categories in 2022, notably:
Casino Operator

Casino Operator

  • 888
  • Betfair Casino
  • Betsson Group
  • Bitcasino
  • Casino.com
  • Entain
  • Kaizen Gaming
  • Kindred Group
  • LeoVegas
  • Novibet
  • Paddy Power Games
  • PlayOJO
  • Sons of Slots
  • Videoslots

*Sponsored by Bragg

Operator of the Year

  • 888
  • bet365
  • Betsson Group
  • DraftKings
  • Entain
  • expekt
  • Kaizen Gaming
  • LeoVegas
  • MrQ.com
  • Novibet
  • Parimatch
  • STS
  • Yolo Group
  • Tombola

*Sponsored by Pragmatic Play

Poker Operator

  • 888
  • Betsson Group
  • Kindred Group
  • VBET


*Sponsored by Gibtelecom

Indeed, in 2021, 888casino was the Casino Operator of the Year, with the panel adjudicating 888casino as follows:

'Content-wise, they are nailing everything and constantly evolving" "The number of live tables is mind-blowing, the personalisation aspect, their performance, in general, is very, very strong.'

888 lived up to expectations, with back-to-back awards in this category and making the grade for the third time in four years. Beyond the coveted EGR Operator of The Year Award, 888 also racked up accolades in other categories, notably Poker Operator of the Year 2022.


What Does the Operator of the Year Award Mean for 888casino?


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888casino is no stranger to winning at the highest levels. 888casino won the EGR Operator of the Year Award in 2021. Its in-house sportsbook was also recognised as the In-House Product of the Year for 2020. In addition, the company was honoured as the Casino Operator at the 2020 Gaming Intelligence Awards in the capacity of Winner of the category Best Beginner Software. Two prestigious awards were presented to 888 in 2020 by the 2020 Poker Listings Operator Awards. They were for Best Beginner Software and Most Improved Software.

The 2022 EGR Operator of the Year Award is a tribute to 888casino's hard work, innovation, and pursuit of excellence. With a strong focus on strategy, superior content, and product leadership, 888casino continues to trailblaze across regulated markets worldwide. In addition, the company has recently been involved in major acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures, culminating in focused and forward-oriented operations.

Commenting on the EGR Award, 888casino said,

This is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of teams across the Group. It showcases the strength of our content and product leadership strategy, which continues to create truly unique betting and gaming experiences for players across all our brands. Now, as we look to 2023, we can't wait to show you what's in store – exciting times ahead! We are Bigger, Stronger, and Better Together.

About the EGR Awards 

The EGR Operator Awards recognise gaming excellence. Online gaming operators can be rising stars or top operators. As the veritable Oscars of e-Gaming, the EGR Awards recognise top-tier operators for their sterling achievements. The EGR Awards features 31 categories, allowing brands to raise the bar across the industry. Each award evaluates operators over the previous 12 months. A panel of reviewers evaluates individual operators on their merits, with the best of the best selected by an expert panel of judges.

About 888casino 

888casino is a leading operator with decades of experience in the industry. Established in 1997, 888casino leads from the front as a world-class innovator. Always raising the bar, 888 has racked up scores of awards over the years, most recently the EGR Casino Operator of the Year 2022 (B2B), and the third time in the last four years. In addition, 888poker - the poker vertical of the 888 Group won the Poker Operator of the Year 2022 at the EGR Award Ceremony last week in a double-triumph for the iconic 888 brands. 

888 Casino is one of the world’s premier online casino destinations. As pioneers in the online gaming industry, and part of the prestigious 888holdings group, 888 Casino first opened the doors to players back in 1997 and more than 25 million members have enjoyed our multi-award winning casino games and promotions ever since.