iGaming Idol receives support from Malta Gaming Authority for the third year in a row!

Published on February 7, 2018 in Industry News

News iGaming Idol PromoIt was recently announced that the Malta Gaming Authority will be one of the top supporters of iGaming Idol 2018.  

This comes as no surprise seeing as the MGA has supported this event since it was launched back in 2016. 

The support from the Malta Gaming Authority is a big honour and step towards success seeing as it’s the single, independent, regulatory body responsible for governance of all gaming activities in Malta both online and land-based. 
 

More about iGaming Idol

The iGaming Idol is an annual competition hosted to recognise top talent in the iGaming industry across the Maltese islands. The iGaming idol is based on three pillars namely Recognition of Individuals, Charity and Entertainment. 

Part of what makes these awards so unique is that it’s the first award show in the iGaming industry that focuses on recognising individuals rather than companies or projects. And with categories covering most of the online gaming operation it truly is an event worth attending and supporting. 

The awards show also requires that nominees prove themselves in front of a judge’s panel to show that they truly deserve to be named to winner of the award. 
 

MGA Support

On the confirmation of the sponsorship the MGA Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri said that they look forward in supporting iGaming Idol in its third edition in September 2018. Cuschieri also described the event as innovative and praised it for not just recognizing the talented individuals in the industry but also for promoting the welfare of employees in the iGaming sector. 

The event attendance of last year was double what it was in its first year and only speaks of promise and big things to come with the third edition taking place in September 2018. 
 

Words from iGaming Idol

CEO Michael Pedersen described the MGA’s choice to support them another year as a testament of the event in itself. He also elaborated and spoke of the honour it is to be supported by the MGA for the third year in a row. 

In regards to the upcoming event, Pederson said the categories will again be refined and include a number of surprises. The CEO also announced that iGaming Idol will be investing in education and promotion throughout the year and in doing so manage to expand their reach and branch out to a wider public. 
 

They will also be promoting the Employer of the Year survey in search of the best employer within Malta’s iGaming Sector.

Featuring for the second time, this survey covers a wide berth of topics and assesses everything that affects iGaming employee’s welfare and is carried out by Business Leaders. The survey also takes an in-depth look at the company environments, facilities, and conditions of work to the training provided when considering candidates. 

The Employer of the Year Award was a massive success last year and has already gotten a few of the top companies excited to join the team this year. According to Pederson they’ve already matched last year’s sponsorship quota and look forward to possibly doubling it this year. 

The aim is to improve the event and grow its success and reach even further. This is made possibly thanks to the sponsors brought on and those still signing up based on the success of the previous event. 

The prestige even will take place on the 26th of September 2018 and will be held at the Grand Masters Suite, Hilton Malta, St. Julian’s.