The Bigwinboard Awards 2022: All the Winners

Hey players, the votes have been counted in The 2022 Bigwinboard Awards, and we have the results to hand. What a year it has been, too, with plenty of ups, downs, and sideways on and offline. Here though, we focus on the ups, and that means both the best game of the year as well as best provider – as judged by you, our valued readers. There were bound to have been favourites or predictions, but until the votes have been tallied, you just never know which way public opinion blows.

While we are on the topic of public opinion, let's give a big thanks to all of you who voted in the awards and have joined us as we have reviewed a host of great games throughout the year. As always, we approach each release as open-mindedly as possible before presenting honest assessments of each game under the microscope. Bigwinboard is a fully independent website and the most influential online slot reviewing site in the world. As such, there is a lot of weight behind The Bigwinboard Awards which is ultimately determined by readers, outside of any industry influence.

The 2022 Bigwinboard Awards vote ran from October 12 until October 19 as a way of letting our community members have their say on what worked and what did not this year. Each vote cast was manually as well as automatically checked to filter out abnormal voting methods, paying attention to things like IP, time, posting history, user agent, and so on. With that, let's open up the metaphorical envelopes to see who topped the best provider list and which game stood out the most from its peers.

🏆 Game of the Year 2022

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Money Train 3 (Relax Gaming)

After Money Train 2 stormed off with Slot of the Year at The 2020 Bigwinboard Awards, all eyes were on how Relax Gaming might possibly follow up. After putting the game through its paces it's safe to say the studio absolutely nailed it, and before the overhaul of the ratings system, Money Train 3 was Bigwinboard's first ever 10 out of 10 slot. One of the initial eye-catchers during the hype phase was the cranking up of winning potential to a major league level of 100,000x the bet – which did not take long to achieve out in the world both via bonus buying and playing organically.

However, it's not just hitting massive numbers that count, but how a game hits them. In this department, few can deliver outrageous results quite like Money Train 3 can. Key to any Money Train slot are the special symbols in the bonus round. For part three, Relax Gaming danced a fine line between reusing what worked exceptionally well in the past while adding some stunning new things to experience. At the same time, Money Train 3 thrust players into a dynamically futuristic world while retaining the heavy, overpowering steamroller feel these games are famous for. The result was an online slot that captivated not only us but enough players who deemed it good enough to be the numero uno slot of 2022.

Runner Ups

🏆 Game Provider of the Year 2022

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Nolimit City

Nolimit City had a staggering 2021, winning everything in sight at last year's Bigwinboard Awards. While the studio was not quite so dominant this year, it has consistently performed well enough to be crowned Provider of the Year for 2022. Few, if any, providers provoke as much excitement and expectation every time they release a new slot, and Nolimit City delivered a portfolio of games like no other in 2022.

Again, few, if any, software providers are willing to lay it on the line like Nolimit City does on a regular basis. From picking themes a lot of competitors would hesitate to use, to populating them with characters and humour that would make others blush, to tweaking, twisting, yanking, stretching, and of course, slicing up features which might not always make sense at the time, make perfect sense once the dust has settled. The great news for Nolimit City fans is that when eyeing the team's future releases, the studio shows no signs of letting up on what players have come to cherish and expect.

Runner Ups

Thanks for voting!

Game of the Year 2022

Distribution of votes (click image for larger version)

bwb game of the year 2022

1. Money Train 3 (16.27%)
2. Tombstone RIP (11.65%)
3. Big Bamboo (10.04%)
4. Hand of Anubis (7.63%)
5. Folsom Prison (7.03%)
6. Beast Mode (5.22%)
7. Gladiator Legends (5.02%)
8. Nitropolis 3 (4.62%)
9. Cygnus 2 (4.02%)
10. Sugar Rush (3.82%)
11. Royal Potato (3.61%)
12. Moon Princess 100 (2.81%)
13. 300 Shields MightyWays (2.61%)
14. Book of Golden Sands (2.41%)
15. Max Megaways (2.21%)
16. Golden Catch (2.01%)
17. RagingPop (1.81%)
18. Mad Cars (1.61%)
19. Super Fruit Smash (1.41%)
20. Cash Truck (1.20%)
21. Bass Boss (1.00%)
22. Shifting Seas (0.80%)
23. Beastwood (0.60%)
24. Knight Rider (0.40%)
25. Gigantoonz (0.20%)

Provider of the Year 2022

Distribution of votes (click image for larger version)

bwb game provider 2022

1. Nolimit City (20.66%)
2. Relax Gaming (15.87%)
3. Hacksaw Gaming (12.87%)
4. ELK Studios (10.18%)
5. Pragmatic Play (8.68%)
6. Push Gaming (8.08%)
7. Big Time Gaming (6.59%)
8. Play'n GO (4.49%)
9. Print Studios (3.29%)
10. Thunderkick (2.69%)
11. Yggdrasil Gaming (2.10%)
12. Quickspin (1.80%)
13. NetEnt (1.50%)
14. Stakelogic (0.90%)
15. Red Tiger (0.30%)