Evolution Gaming earned another prestigious honor by having its Monopoly Live game named the 2019 game of the year for the second straight year at the operator awards. This is an award show that is hosted by EGR and Evolution Gaming was given the award at a ceremony in London. Accepting the award on behalf of Evolution Gaming was Todd Haushalter who is the Company’s Chief Product Officer. He was effusive in his praise of his team and talked glowingly about how his entire team strives to build games that players will really enjoy and that they would also want to play as well. He also said it was an honor to work with an iconic brand like Monopoly that has such an incredible backing at Scientific Games and Hasbro. Partnerships with both of these entities were necessary to make this live casino game a reality. He finished by saying this award will motivate his team’s plans for 2020 and beyond and is the affirmation of everything that the company is currently doing and plans to do in the future.
Evolution Gaming has long been a leading provider of casino gaming solutions and is very respected in an industry that puts a premium on innovation and improving the customer experience every year through the use of immersion virtual reality type technology. Evolution Gaming had previously been best known for its Dream Catcher game that has captivated game players with its intuitive design as well as its intriguing layout and interface.
The winning Monopoly Live game is a special edition of the popular Dream Catcher game that really has taken the casino game playing experience to the next level. The game was made through a sublicense from Scientific Games which has rights to the Monopoly brand through its own license agreement with Hasbro. The game is incredibly innovative as it includes components of augmented reality and immersive gameplay. There are also bonus rounds that are built into the game that occur in 3D. The game was made to surround the adventures of the iconic Mr. Monopoly.
This game of the year award designation is taken very seriously and is held in high regard across the casino gaming industry. The award is given to the studio or game operator that has produced the stand-alone game that made the most impact on the industry in the year. In 2019 there were thirteen other companies who had games that were on a shortlist to win the award which made the award designation even more impressive. The award is also voted on by operators of the game and the entire process is made official with the accounting firm Deloitte and Touche managing the process from start to finish.