Gaming Intelligence Awards Archive
Bingo Operator of the Year
2017 Gaming Intelligence Bingo Operator of the Year
In what was the most keenly contested category in this year’s GIAs, Jackpotjoy edged out the likes of Stride, Rank and 888 to take home the award. Its parent company Intertain may have endured a fraught year but Jackpotjoy has proved a reassuringly consistent subsidiary.
For the first half of the year revenue was up an astonishing 163 per cent to CAD$169.7m. One judge suggested that Gamesys had “doubled down” on improving Jackpotjoy after losing Sun Bingo to Playtech, and this rapid growth repaid the investment.
Its StarSpins and Botemania subsidiaries show that it is successfully expanding beyond its core business, but it has not done so at the expense of the flagship bingo product, which still accounts for 72 per cent of total revenue.
Intertain’s decision to tie Gamesys into an extended exclusivity deal until 2019 in September last year was a savvy strategic move. Competitors will be hard pushed to catch Jackpotjoy by then.