To start the new year off, CasinoGrounds reached out to their community for the players to vote for their favourite Forum Member, Streamer and Game Provider, Slot and Casino of 2019. We would firstly like to thank each and every player who participated in the voting and a massive well done, goes to our three winners – Nicola, Nickslots and Relax Gaming.
We would also like to say a big congratulations to NetEnt for producing Dead or Alive 2, which was voted the best slot of 2019. As for the best casino of 2019, the community voted Leovegas to take the CG Award.
To find out more about CG Awards click on the following link.
Member of the year
As CasinoGrounds has a vast amount of active players on the forum, it was a hard decision to select the runners up for the awards. However, it was down to the community to vote and at the end of the competition, we are proud to announce that Nicola has been awarded CG Award for the Member of the year!
When Nicola was informed she was overwhelmed and told us (and I quote),
“A big thank you for all those who voted for me, I am overwhelmed to win this award at CasinoGrounds.
I have been part of the CasinoGrounds community since April 2016 and have made dozens of new friends and enjoyed seeing so many screenshots and big win videos from the community.
CasinoGrounds is a very special place that I hold close to my heart. I can’t think of anywhere else where so many casino players from around the world share their experiences”.
Streamer of the year
At CasinoGrounds we have a great selection of fun and loving streamers for our community to follow and watch. It is never easy an easy choice when it comes to selecting your favourite or best streamer, however, Nickslots came out on top with the most votes from the community, for Streamer of the Year. Not only does Nickslots take a lot of care over his streaming he also contributes a lot to his community, donating funds to multiple charities.
When Nickslots was informed he was the Winner of CasinoGrounds Streamer of the year he told us;
“It’s an incredible honour to have been voted Streamer of the Year 2019 at CasinoGrounds, as I know that it’s real viewers who pick the winner.
2019 was a crazy year, I got my two biggest wins on slots ever, that being £27,000 on Primal and £26,000 on Rainbow Riches. And I also managed to raise £28,000 for various amazing Charities with the help of my incredible viewers.
The best slot in 2019 for me has to be Dead or Alive 2, many slots claim insane max win potentials but we rarely see these being achieved, whereas I have seen several people on the forums hit the max win of over 100,000x which is just incredible.
The best new streamer at CasinoGrounds for me has to be Daskelelele with Jack and Philip at the wheel. Love those guys, and they are proper gamblers just like me.”
Game Provider of the Year
Last but not least, we are proud to announce Relax Gaming the Game Provider of the year. With so many great providers out there, releasing top-notch games, Relax Gaming was the one provider to make an unforgettable impact on the community throughout 2019. When we announced to Relax that they had won the award for CG Game Provider of the Year, they were delighted.
We took the time to ask them a couple of questions to give us an incite of how they thought 2019 went for them.
What’s your highs and lows from 2019?
2019 has been a fun-filled roller coaster for Relax Gaming and we are exceptionally proud of what we have and are achieving in a relatively short period of time. Relax isn’t just a content provider, we are also a content aggregator; servicing over 30 partners, we’ve already experienced so much in 2019. In the supplier business, you often have highs and lows. However, 2019 was such a big year for Relax it’s hard to single out any big lows.
One of the major highs for us has been reaching the stage of being in full content production flow and having so many ideas go to market. A key goal for us is to stand out from the sea of ‘same’ content flooding the market, differentiation is at our core and it’s brilliant to see that players are starting to recognise our efforts. Naturally, not every game is a hit, it comes as part of being creative and doing things differently, but Temple Tumble was definitely an amazing high for us, as the first-ever delivery from our Swedish team and a rocketing success. 2019 was a great year for Relax and something we will continue to build on in 2020.
The favourite game launch last year?
This is a tough one. Of course, when games are created you develop a strong affinity for each one as you see them grow from concept to completion. If I was to pick a game that I felt was my favourite in terms of graphics and flow, it would be Temple Tumble, however, if it were purely based on mechanics and excitement then I’d choose Money Train. Money Train was so much fun to play even in the base prototype phase and you can really feel the potential in the bonus feature – which I love.
What can we expect from 2020?
The Relax roadmap is looking fantastic. We kicked off the year with Snake Arena, which was both great-looking and also different to what can currently be found on the market – this is something we will be driving forward in 2020. The roadmap is full of very different types of design and game mechanics and I am sure the players will recognise that we are really trying to deliver original games, as a supplier. Naturally, we expect that not all of them will be huge successes, but we have a few strong contenders in 2020 that we are confident will be huge hits. 2020 will be a year of even stronger graphics, higher volatility mechanics and a roadmap that offers something unique to the market.
Once again we would like to thank all of our community for participating in the votes throughout January. Lastly, we would like to thank our three Winners Nicola, Nickslots and Relax Gaming for being part of CasinoGrounds and making such an impact on our players. Well Done!