Great for the online bingo sector, the awards have come to be associated with a high degree of credibility and prestige. And while it will be interesting to see whether Jackpot Joy takes home some accolades of their own (one of their members are on the judging panel), the fact remains that the people involved with the summit know their online bingo rooms. There's no doubt the Online Bingo Summit has thus far proven to be a worthwhile venture for the online bingo sector as a whole. In fact, the aim of the awards from Day One has been to give the online bingo industry the recognition it deserves alongside the regulated online casino gambling industry, poker and sports betting.
Thanks to bingo sites like those of the Bingo Workz network and software giants like Parlay Entertainment, the bingo industry has come a long way in a very short time. Speaking of Parlay, they too have a representative on the judging panel, who is none other than Parlay Entertainment's European Managing Director, Steve Cook. Other panelists include Phil Fraser of the online bingo room directory, Which Bingo, David Hunter of Paysafecard, Michael Braga of the online casino and bingo room, Jackpot Joy, Steven Baldwin of the Bingo Association, Jessica Luthi of Affiliate Program Advice, and Ravi Virpal of Bullet Business.
As for the accolades themselves, these include, "Best Online Bingo Operator", "Best Online Bingo Software", "Best Affiliate Program", "Best Marketing Campaign", "Best Online Bingo Portal" and "Best Newxomer". It will indeed be interesting from both a player and industry-insider perspective to see who comes away with top honors. The great news is that the online bingo industry has become such a breeding ground for gaming responsibility and excellence, that even those sites who don't walk away with a ribbon still make for great places to wager online.