The ICE Totally Gaming Awards are something of an Oscar ceremony for the gaming industry and the prestigious awards are handed out to some of the top performers in the sector. Naturally, we pride ourselves here at MobileCasino.net on supporting the leading companies in the sector, and so were naturally pleased to see some of the biggest and best names in the industry represented among both the nominees and winners.
We have already covered two crucial parts of the awards in our news section, with the nominees looked at in detail in our ICE preview and full coverage of IGT scooping the Best Remote Product of the Year award for their Remote Gaming Server. However, even some of the categories that do not necessarily affect mobile casino gaming to a huge extent still saw some familiar faces being called up on stage.
Paddy Power was an early winner on the night, taking home the award for Best Online Social Responsibility. They have cropped up in our news sections on multiple occasions over recent months as they lead the way in innovation in the mobile industry with all manner of dedicated apps and one of the best Playtech mobile casino experiences around. We are, of course big fans of social responsibility in gaming and so definitely support the award going to such an outstanding operator.
Incidentally, Novomatic, another name that crops up regularly here at MobileCasino.net, scooped the land based equivalent of the Social Responsibility award. The news was no doubt greeted with large cheers in the auditorium as ICE 2013 was particularly notable for attracting many online and mobile casino enthusiasts from Germany. With IMA, the Dusseldorf based German equivalent of ICE being cancelled this year, many of the would be attendees opted to visit the UK instead in support of Novomatic, a domestic giant in the German gaming industry. Such was the influence of the German contingent that some stands in the show, Novomatic included, took to providing German beer and even bratwurst to those that stopped by.
The Remote Gaming award is undoubtedly the most important in terms of mobile casino gaming, and so we are pleased that IGT received recognition in the field and hope that it spurs them on to bring their excellent selection of games to more and more mobile casinos around the world.