iGaming Idol announce forty-nine finalists for September 26th Award Event

igamingidol-160.jpgSeptember 7, 2017 – Malta (Press Release): The iGaming Idol organisers announced that the awards auditing partner BDO Malta have confirmed the 49 finalists that have been chosen to enter the penultimate round, where the judges will decide on the final 16 idols that will be crowned at the Grand Master Suite, Hilton Malta on the 26th September 2017 during the iGaming Idol gala dinner.

One-hundred-and-fifty short-listed candidates were put to the test by fifty expert judges during three full days of interview sessions. The judges rated each candidate on a scorecard, whereby BDO Malta, also in attendance during the interviews, had the responsibility to review the ratings, counting the scores and confirming the finalists of the 16 categories.

The judging process has been a major success factor for iGaming Idol, in that it is the first Industry award event that conducts an interview process, whilst it is audited by an International auditing firm.

Speaking of the process, Michael Pedersen, CEO of iGaming Idol stated, “The judging process was a critical decision we made so to ensure that awards are credible. We have instilled major importance on this factor and believe it is the way forward for industry related awards.”

iGaming Idol is in its second edition and this year received triple the nominations from its first edition and the organisers are hoping to double the attendance at the iGaming Idol Gala Dinner event.

Ramona Mifsud, director of iGaming Idol said: “This year we have seen a major interest from the Industry from sponsors and companies attending the gala dinner.

“We are confident that this year we will not only have an outright success again but we will also reach our target of raising €10,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.”

All finalists have been invited to the event being held on the September 26th, where they will learn the outcome of whether they will take home the accolade of iGaming Idol, within their category.

The event, which is set to be a spectacular night of entertainment will be opened by Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation and is being hosted by Michael Caselli, an Industry Entrepreneur and Advocate of iGaming Idol and Becky Liggero, CalvinAyre’s own Industry reporter and Ambassador of Bodog.com.

A welcome reception will kick off the evening which will be a night full of surprises, glamour, thrilling entertainment, a silver service dinner, free flowing wine and liquors followed by an after party being hosted at Twenty Two located in the Portomaso Business Tower.

A portion of revenue from every ticket sold for the event will be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund whilst the organisers are also coordinating other fundraising activities with an aim to raise €10,000 for the Malta Community Chest Fund.

The finalists of the sixteen categories are:

Karolina Filip Affilliate Manager BGO

Lauren O’Brian Affilliate Manager Mr Green

Yvette Grima Affilliate Manager Pokerstars

Jonathan Mallia BI Evoke

Wilhelm Hamilton BI Evolution

Andrew Galea BI NetRefer

David Plumi Casino Larry Casino

Alan Brincat Casino Quasar

Daniel Hansen Casino Videoslots

Claudio Caruana Compliance & Regulated Markets GIG

Lauren Devine-Monaghan Compliance & Regulated Markets Mr Green

Ewout Wierda Compliance & Regulated Markets Videoslots

Viktor Mardberg Customer Support Jackpot Joy

Gabriella Larsson Customer Support Merkur/Gauselmann

Alessio Valotti Customer Support Pokerstars

Martin Mcdonald Design Join Games

Ricardo Avila Design VegasKings

Erica Spiteri Design Catena Media

Laura Zarb Cousin Design Videoslots

Mikael Marceau Fraud and Risk Kindred

Antoine Bezzina Fraud and Risk MyBet

Daniel Buttigieg Fraud and Risk Apco

Michela Borg HR Jackpot Joy

Roberta Geres HR Mr Green

Rianne Falzon HR NetRefer

Joscelyn James Sims Live Dealer Betsson

Raymond Tanti Live Dealer NetEnt

Stephanie Cordina Live Dealer NetEnt

Lahcene Merzoug Manager Evoke

Matthias Kaiser Manager Tipico

Clinton Cutajar Manager Catena Media

Magnus Boberg SEO/SEM Evoke

Ross Henderson SEO/SEM Mr Green

Sean Bianco SEO/SEM Quasar

Pavel Angelov Sports Betway

Alvaro Siscart Sports Betway

Tamara Caligari Sports Tipico

Francesco De Lucia Talent Acquisition iGaming Elite

Ryan Cilia Talent Acquisition Jackpot Joy

Jakob Wallof Talent Acquisition NetEnt

Anthony Sammut Tech back end NetEnt

Per Modin Tech back end Evoke

Rodrigez Gomez Tech back end Larry Casino

Matthias Lindahl Tech front end Evoke

Kurt Aquilina Tech front end PlayNGo

Duncan Calderwood Tech front end Pokerstars

David Hodgkins VIP Manager Evoke

Ian Robson VIP Manager Jackpot Joy

Steve Degiorgio VIP Manager Jackpot Joy

For more information about booking a table contact Ramona Mifsud on 99477102 or send an email to info@igamingidol.com