PKR Named Top Poker Operator of 2010November 26, 2010 9:45 am
This week, next-generation poker site PKR has been celebrating a major achievement having beaten competition from such sites as PartyPoker and William Hill to be named the EGR Poker Operator of the Year.
The E-Gaming Review Awards took place on 24th November 2010 in London and saw over 800 gaming industry people attend the annual event orgainsed to acknowledge the achievements of the gaming industry.
Amongst the long list of prestigious awards handed out on the night was the title of Poker Operator of the Year. In 2009, the title went to Party Gaming but this year PKR were held up as the shining example of a highly original and innovative poker site.
PKR have gone from strength to strength since it was founded in 2004 and the company now has over 100 employees and more than 4 million registered users. PKR is a unique poker experience and feels more like a video game, with many more fun ways to interact with your opponents than other sites.
Despite being dismissed as a novelty at the time, PKR has since become one of the fastest growing online poker rooms in the world and has been honoured with a whole variety of awards recently, including 2010 IGA ‘Poker Operator of the Year’ and 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for being the UK’s fastest growing technology company.
Commenting on PKR’s impressive success CEO Malcolm Graham said;
“The EGR Awards are very important for the online gaming industry and it is a fantastic achievement for PKR to have won this prestigious award. 2010 has been an astounding year for us and we look forward to adding this title to this year’s portfolio, which also includes the top spot in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100.”
Other company’s also honoured at this year’s E-Gaming Review Awards, included PartyGaming for Slots operator, 888 for Socially responsible operator, PokerStrategy.com for Gaming community site of the year, Bet365 for Casino operator and Bwin for Outstanding contribution to the industry.
Commenting on the prestigious awards, John Shepherd, Director of Corporate Communications at Party Gaming said:
“The EGR Awards evening is a must attend event for the online gaming industry. Behind the EGR Awards is a long list comprising of winners, the finalists, first stage entries and many others in the industry – collectively a testament to the industry’s electrifying pace of development. The EGR Awards are more than about celebrating the achievements of the finalists and the winners: they are a great endorsement for the achievements of the online gaming industry.”