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Best New Slots at the EGR Operator Awards

Published on October 30, 2018, 8:54 am

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EGR Operator Awards 2018

The recent EGR Operator Awards showcased some of the best talents in the slots business. In case you didn't know, this is the event known across the industry as “The Oscars of eGaming”. The coveted prize of "Best Slot Provider" was highly fought for over, with some stiff competition this year.

The nominations for this competitive category all showcased something different that made them stand out from the crowd. If you fancy having a go with the games themselves, you can find some of best online slots at In this article. we will take a look at how these new slots managed to effectively differentiate themselves in innovative ways.

The decision criteria for the slots is rigid and thorough. The judges make their final decision based on a range of factors, including: innovation, flexibility, reliability, delivery, and user experience. The criteria for the judging process, along with the shortlist of slots can be found on the EGR website. We list the best new slots that were nominated at the EGR operator awards and what in particular made them stand out and catch the attention of the judges.

Play’n GO - Sweet Alchemy

One of the slots to be nominated was made by Play'n GO. This was the second year in a row that their game had been nominated and therefore it must have had strong reasoning for back to back nominations. Play'n GO has continued to refresh and reinvent the slots game genre. The slot that was nominated is called Sweet Alchemy. It is inspired by the hugely popular Candy Crush game.

It presents a fresh and aesthetic user experience that becomes both satisfying and exhilarating, switching up the look and feel of a regular slot game. It is very easy on the eye with its fantastic use of color; this is matched by the array of features it provides such as an autoplay option and a ‘sugar rush meter.' The gameplay is compelling and the large amount of features means it is hard for players to get bored.

Sweet Alchemy slot
Sweet Alchemy slot

ELK Studios - Wild Seas Slot

ELK Studios are Swedish developers who have become fast risers in the eGaming industry. They previously won the 2017 award for their slot game Wild Toro, but their latest nomination was Wild Seas, one of the best video slot games produced by ELK. As the name suggest, you will find yourself looting treasure chests in this pirate themed creation.

There are a number of great, small details which make all the difference and an exciting ‘bonus game' feature. The rich backstory is the main way in which this slot differentiates itself from others. The captivating narrative features pirate looting from rich merchant ships. It draws the user in, and the story becomes an integral part of the game.

Wild seas slot
Wild seas slot

Realistic Games - Black Ice Slot

Another nomination for the award was given to Realistic Games. These developers are relative newcomers to the scene and their first 3D slot, Black Ice Slot has garnered high praise. Players have been impressed by the sharp 3D detail and for the ability to control their view regardless if playing on PC, Mobile or tablet.

This flexibility makes it standout immediately since many slot games have inferior versions for mobile. The 3D ice cave presents an enthralling experience for the gamer and one with rich graphics and sound effects. The colorful gems will keep a player coming back. The gameplay is highly immersive, and it makes good use of the latest HTML5 technology.

Black Ice slot
Black Ice slot


The eventual winner of this award was Evolution Gaming for their game, Lightning Roulette. The judges felt as though this game ticked all the boxes of the criteria. However, the nominees had all shown something different and unique which led to their nominations in the first place. In the end, Evolution Gaming just had the bit extra which gave them the victory.

The 2019 awards are sure to be as competitive as ever. We will be sure to bring you tips and tricks on these new slots. In the meantime, the world of slots gaming continues to expand and improve, and we await the newest generation of games that strive to take this particular gaming genre forward.


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