WhichBingo, the UK’s number one, independent online bingo reviews and affiliate site, owned and operated by XLMedia, announced its 2020 WhichBingo Awards winners at an unprecedented pre-recorded video ceremony. The highly anticipated event featured UK television personality and chef Rustie Lee, actress and presenter Linda Lusardi, and actor and presenter Christopher Biggins as its co-hosts, while taking a virtual trip to destinations around the globe to announce the winners.
The WhichBingo Awards is one of the annual highlights for the UK online bingo industry and a collective celebration of the best brands in the gaming business. This year was particularly memorable as WhichBingo marked its 20th year of operation. With almost 200,000 votes cast across 18 categories and brand submissions for the judging panel categories, the WhichBingo Awards continue to grow in prominence and has sealed its place as a major event on the online bingo calendar.
Buzz Bingo led the event, capturing four of the bingo industry’s esteemed awards and claiming the coveted prize of the ‘Best Bingo Site’. Buzz Bingo remains a relatively new player to the online bingo space, winning the ‘Best New Bingo Site’ category only last year. Dream Bingo was awarded ‘Best Microgaming Bingo Site’ for the fourth consecutive year, while Wink Bingo picked up ‘Best Dragonfish Bingo Site’ for the fourth year running.
“I want to extend my congratulations to all of the deserving winners and nominees,” said Stuart Simms, CEO of XLMedia PLC Group. “The WhichBingo Awards looked very different this year as it was impossible for us all to come together and celebrate the many bingo accomplishments of the past year. Online bingo’s future looks very promising as we head into the second half of 2020. As the industry continues to welcome new players to the online space while simultaneously embracing the latest regulations, we are confident that online bingo will continue to flourish and rise in popularity.”
The winners in full:
- Best Slot Game: Slingo Rainbow Riches (Gaming Realms)
- Best New Bingo Game: The Voice
- Best Jumpman Bingo Site: Zeus Bingo
- Best Dragonfish Bingo Site: Wink Bingo
- Best Microgaming Bingo Site: Dream Bingo
- Best Playtech Bingo Site: Buzz Bingo
- Best Bingo Chat Team: Buzz Bingo
- Best New Slots Site: Rainbow Riches Casino
- Best New Bingo Site: Smooth Bingo
- Best Slots Site: Gala Spins
- Best Bingo Site: Buzz Bingo
- Most Socially Responsible Operator: Gala Bingo
- Best Customer Service: mFortune
- Best Marketing Campaign: Mecca Bingo
- Best Social Media: Gala Bingo
- Best Mobile Bingo Site: Mecca Bingo
- Best Bingo Software: Pragmatic Play
- Best Slots Provider: Pragmatic Play
The full ceremony can be found here, along with the list of winners.