Malta Gaming Awards

Malta Gaming Awards

28/09/2019 Off By Josh Wheeler
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This year, gaming enthusiasts are gearing up for the second edition of the Malta International Games Festival. The Digitial Awards will be covering this event during Malta Gaming Week. This would be organized in the third week of November 2019. Some of the activities featured this year are Board Games, Card Games, Dice Games, Miniature Games, and Role-Playing Games. On the side-lines of Malta Gaming Week, there is another exciting event lined up – The Malta Gaming Awards. It is a one day gala which is scheduled 2 days after the Malta Gaming Week closes. The primary objective of Malta Gaming Awards (MGA) is to recognize and honor the notable achievers of the industry in the year gone by. But it also offers a golden opportunity for networking with industry veterans. Additionally, it opens up avenues for exploring business opportunities. The day would also feature a charity event which we will talk about in some time.

Jot Down These Important Facts about MGA

  • Date: 26thth November 2019
  • Time: 7 pm
  • City: Ta’Qali, Malta island
  • Country: Malta
  • Venue: The MFCC, Ta’Qali

A look back at the Malta Gaming Awards 2018

This year would be the fourth edition of the MGA. For the past 4 years, this Awards ceremony has grown from strength to strength. Let us take a quick walk down memory lane to recap what happened in 2018. The 3rd MGA was held at the same time as last year, on the 27th of November. The venue, MFCC, was the same as this year. The big and small players, the old and new, and gaming professionals as well the gamers, all rubbed shoulders during the daylong event. Apart from the other activities, the centrepiece of the day was the Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in as many as 28 categories. Since the 2019 edition is almost here, let us look at the winners of last year (in no particular order) to understand what quality we might get to see this year.

Best Affiliate Network                                 Matching Visions
Best Affiliate Program                                Genesis Affiliates
Best Affiliate Software                                 MyAffiliates
Best Careers Program                               GiG
Best Casino Affiliate                         
Best Casino                                                LeoVegas
Best Crypto Payments Solution                            UPayCard
Best CSR Initiative                                     GiG
Best Games Vendor                                   Play’n GO
Best ICO                                                    TruePlay
Best iGaming Brand                                   Bet365
Best Innovator                                            GiG
Best Investor                                              Alex Munteanu
Best Legal Firm                                          WH Partners
Best Lotto Project                                       FireLotto
Best Media Agency                                    iGaming Business
Best Mobile Gaming Provider                     Betsoft
Best Multichannel Provider                         BetConstruct (also winners of the International Gaming Awards)
Best Multi         BetConstruct
Best Payments Provider                             Trustly
Best RNG Casino Provider                         NetEnt
Best Slot Game                                          Pragmatic Play
Best Slots Platform                                    Microgaming
Best Sportsbook Affiliate                            AXL Affiliates
Best Sportsbook Operator                          Bet365
Best Training Service Provider                   iGaming Academy
Fastest Growing White Label                      Bet On Aces
Payments Aggregator                                MoneyMatrix

Similar categories are available for nominations for the 2019 event as well. That’s why this year’s ceremony will again highlight the year’s best performers in each of those categories.

Art Auction for charity in MGA 2018

The 2018 Awards are also remembered for the amazing Art Auction that was conducted. After a rousing performance by the well-known tenor Mr. Joseph Calleja, the auction was kicked off. The featured artist for the auction was Sylwia Pacura from Poland. There was also the AI collaboration artwork of Mark Mallia which went under the hammer for €18000. Just like last year, this year too we propose to go beyond having a night of revelry and have an art auction whose proceeds would go to charity.

Sponsorship Opportunities at MGA 2019

In case you plan to attend as an individual, your seat could be booked for just €175. In case you are a group of employees (or friends) who want to visit together, then a table for ten can be booked for you for €1750. The best way to get the best of the event, though, is to grab a sponsorship for €3000. This entitles you to the following:

  1. A 10-seat table that is normally worth €1750.
  2. A contribution that will go to the Sigma Foundation.
  3. The opportunity to sponsor any award of your choice exclusively.
  4. Complete visibility of your brand, including logos and tag lines, on all our online channels.

The other thing you need to know about your sponsorship is that your company can’t be nominated for the Award which you are sponsoring. So please choose your Award category carefully.

How to nominate for Malta Gaming Awards 2019

The deadline for nominations for the November MGA is 25th October 2019. You use a simple Google document to submit your nominations. You have the option of asking for a copy of your responses to be sent to you. Outside the Award categories of 2018 which we listed above, there are some exciting new Award categories this year. Some of these are the Best Asia Online Platform, and the Best Hosting Services.