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Meet the iGaming Idol 2018 Finalists

iGaming Idol 2018: Who Are the Finalists?

iGaming Idol 2018, a spectacular award show created to recognize top talents in the online gambling industry, is getting ready to award the winners across 17 individual categories. The award ceremony will take place on the 26th of September 2018 at the InterContinental Malta Arena Conference Centre in Malta and here’s the story about the finalists.     

iGaming Idol 2018 in Detail

iGaming Idol Awards is focused on emphasizing achievements of hard-working people in the online gambling industry. Often invisible to players and maybe other visitors of the online iGaming space, these individuals make the difference by constantly raising the quality bar higher every year.

There are three significant elements which make iGaming Idol different compared to other award events in the industry. These include the following stats:

  • iGaming Idol gives recognitions to individuals, not companies or projects 
  • Nominees need to prove themselves in front of a judging panel
  • The judging process is supervised by a 3rd party (BDO Malta)

As a unique opportunity for employees to receive well-deserved rewards for their yearly efforts, iGaming Idol is primarily founded to support talented individuals who believe they have what it takes to succeed in a highly competitive niche such as online gambling.    

The Core Values of the iGaming Idol  

Several crucial pillars are reasons why iGaming Idol Awards is considered a unique show, but three of them stand out. The three musketeers of iGaming Idol are:

  • Recognition of individuals
  • Charity
  • Entertainment

Charity presents one of the core values of iGaming Idol which is why the show will be supporting the Malta Community Chest Fond for the second year in a roll. As an invention of Michael Pedersen, who wanted to create a show focusing on extraordinary individuals rather than company results, iGaming Idol consists of a number of nominations whereby each category has three finalists.      

iGaming Idol Finalists by Categories

By moving the focus away from online casinos to honoring capable, diligent people within the iGaming industry who are willing to go the extra mile to bring additional value, iGaming Idol Awards has managed to implement a new concept into the realm of online slots, casino operators and affiliate programs.  

Without further ado, here are this year’s iGaming Idol 2018 finalists by categories:

1. Account Manager Idol of the Year:

  • Niclas Johansson from Blexr
  • Thomas Bijman from Catena Media
  • Yvette Grima from The Stars Group

2. Affiliate Idol of the Year:

  • Martin Christiansen from ComeOn!
  • Aleksandar Stošić from Genesis Global
  • Eoin Findlay from Mr Green

3. Casino Dealer Idol of the Year:

  • Gillian Anderson from Evolution Gaming
  • Helder Coelho from Evolution Gaming
  • Birdzhan Hyuseinova from NetEnt

4. Casino Idol of the Year:

  • Hannes Eriksson from Cashmio
  • Magdelena Barczak from GiG
  • Andy Whitworth from GVC Holding PLC

5. Compliance and Regulated Markets Idol of the Year:

  • Linda Mullan from Better Collective
  • Kimberly Broad from Microgaming
  • Ian Ince from Playtech

6. Consultant Idol of the Year:

  • Reuben Portanier from Avviza
  • Mario Fiorini from iGamingAdvisors
  • Lydia Barbara from Microgaming

7. Customer Service Idol of the Year:

  • Daniela Azzopardi from Arnold Media / NetRefer
  • Johanna Pyykonen from Hero Gaming
  • Steven Schmid from Rabbit Entertainment Ltd

8. Design Idol and User Experience Idol of the Year:

  • Erica Spiteri from Catena Media
  • Maria Mora from GiG
  • Georg Westin from Hero Gaming

9. Fraud and Risk Idol of the Year:

  • Andreas Exler from GiG
  • Kristino Vella from Hero Gaming
  • Kristofer Muscat from Jackpotjoy Group

10. Manager Idol of the Year:

  • Alina Avekse from Evolution Gaming
  • Danijela Slisko from Mr Green
  • Ludvig Philip from Mr Green

11. Office Management Idol of the Year:

  • Lisa Cachia from GiG
  • Arpad Horvat from Mr Green
  • Helena Alfredsson from Raketech

12. Payments Idol of the Year:

  • Paloma Gonzales Mascaraque from BetConstruct
  • Joakim Marklen from GiG
  • David Borg from Mr Green

13. Recruitment Idol of the Year:

  • Mikolaj Jucewics Kuzajak from Mr Green
  • Alexandra Mirica from NetEnt
  • Anthony Hennessy from Pentasia

14. Sales Idol of the Year:

  • Roger Admeus from GiG
  • Phil Pearson from iGP
  • Amanda Sjolander from Raketech

15. SEO Idol of the Year:

  • Janika Maidle from Better Collective
  • Marta Szmidt from Catena Media
  • Milorad Matejic from GiG

16. Social Media Idol of the Year:

  • Joseph Ryan from Better Collective
  • Lorraine Sammut from Videoslots
  • Calvin Paul Sammut from Dragonplay Ltd

17. VIP Idol of the Year:

  • Anthony Cabrera from GiG
  • Martin Pullen from GiG
  • Rita Saliba from LeoVegas

The rise and evolution of iGaming Idol as an event couldn’t be possible without additional support which is why Videoslots, BetConstruct, GamingMalta, Microgaming and IGT Jackpots as this year’s sponsors also deserve an applause from the iGaming community. That said, the AskGamblers team wishes good luck to all of the 51 finalists and may the best win!

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