The Bigwinboard Awards 2020: All the Winners
The Bigwinboard Awards has finally wrapped up, celebrating the year in the iGaming industry - and what a gaming year it has been! To summarize, 2020 was the year of great big sequels such as Money Train 2, Deadwood, and Reactoonz 2. The popular Megaways engine also enjoyed yet another strong year, resulting in a line of amazing remakes, branded titles, and unique releases. For all involved, 2020 was highly competitive year, so only to get nominated and to stand out against hundreds of titles, is an achievement in itself.
The massive hype in the industry, with many nominees aggressively pushing for votes in social media, also reflects the importance of the Bigwinboard Awards. We stand out because we are independent, truly unbiased, and cannot be bought for money. We don't hesitate to say that this is the finest award any company involved in the industry could ever hope to win. It's pure love straight from the players themselves!
From between November 28 through December 15, 2020, our readers voted for their favorite games, providers and casinos, resulting in a total number of 5,588 votes. Curious to hear what the community of players had to say? Here are the results!
🏆 Game of the Year 2020
Winner: Money Train 2
Relax Gaming’s first Money Train slot blew up on the back of a highly volatile grind to a fabulous bonus game in a rich Western setting. In hindsight, Money Train was ripe for a sequel, but what Relax followed with no one could have seen coming. From increased RTP, a new feature in the base game, to delving deeper into the theme, Relax expanded on every single aspect of the original with a surgeon’s precision.
Without a doubt, the killer blow is its insane bonus game where hitting a proven 50,000x max win becomes a possibility in a blaze of Gatling-gun smoke. Money Train 2 is a masterclass in designing the perfect follow up slot and sets a benchmark which all future sequels will be judged by.
A total number of 2,751 votes came in and were distributed as follows: 1. Money Train 2 (20.37%), 2. Deadwood (15.10%), 3. Punk Rocker (8.99%), 4. Morgana Megaways (7.51%), 5. Chaos Crew (6.66%), 6. Wheel of Wonders (5.81%), 7. Gonzo's Quest Megaways (4.42%), 8. The Dog House Megaways (3.87%), 9. Nitropolis (2.56%), 10. Hammer of Vulcan (2.32%), 11. Rick And Morty Megaways (2.09%), 12. Esqueleto Explosivo 2 (2.01%), 13. Street Fighter 2 (1.94%), 14. Curse of the Werewolf Megaways (1.86%), 15. Piggy Riches Megaways (1.86%), 16. Hades Gigablox (1.78%), 17. Ghost Glyph (1.78%), 18. Reactoonz 2 (1.70%), 19. Black River Gold (1.63%), 20. Ted Megaways (1.08%), 21. Hyper Burst (1.08%), 22. Slot Vegas Megaquads (1.08%), 23. Star Clusters (1.08%), 24. Chocolates (0.70%), 25. Hotline 2 (0.70%).
🏆 Provider of the Year 2020
Winner: Relax Gaming
From game of the year to provider of the year, it seems Relax Gaming could do no wrong in 2020. Interestingly, they accomplished this without using Megaways which did much to boost their profile last year. Instead, the studio forged its own way, displaying consistently high levels of creativity in a diverse range of slots like the 90s inspired Hellcatraz, to a successful community collaboration to craft Iron Bank.
Not all were hits of course, but on the whole, you could count on Relax Gaming to produce highly entertaining slots with fantastic features, gameplay, and big potential, each one offering something unique. Our readers have had their say - following a ferociously competitive year, Relax Gaming comes out as the best provider!
A total number of 1,902 votes came in and were distributed as follows: 1. Relax Gaming (21.82%), 2. Nolimit City (19.29%), 3. iSoftBet (10.34%), 4. Hacksaw Gaming (8.83%), 5. Push Gaming (8.20%), 6. Red Tiger (5.80%), 7. Pragmatic Play (5.80%), 8. ELK Studios (3.28%), 9. NetEnt (2.77%), 10. Quickspin (2.65%), 11. Big Time Gaming (2.65%), 12. Play'n GO (2.52%), 13. Yggdrasil Gaming (2.40%), 14. Thunderkick (1.89%), 15. Blueprint Gaming (1.77%).
🏆 Casino of the Year 2020
It’s no coincidence LeoVegas has won awards every single year since launching in 2012, offering a huge range of games, from the biggest and best providers in the business. One thing that sets LeoVegas apart from the competition is its high exclusivity factor offering things you can’t find anywhere else, such as its own branded Megaways game and MultiPlay options.
Its superb games are backed by strong licensing, robust security, high trustworthiness, and an excellent around the clock support team. LeoVegas brands itself as the ‘King of Mobile’ and it seems plenty of satisfied players agree with their claim.
A total number of 935 votes came in and were distributed as follows: 1. LeoVegas (20.41%), 2. Unibet (16.91%), 3. Casino Friday (12.37%), 4. Tsars (10.31%), 5. King Billy (9.07%), 6. Rizk (9.07%), 7. Mr Green (8.66%), 8. Frank & Fred (8.45%), 9. Hyper (3.30%), 10. Casilando (1.44%).