Global Online Casino Award Winners Announced by Oggs.com at London's IGE & ICE 2009

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eCOGRA recognised and trusted online casino reviews' website, Oggs.com, announces the winners of its Global Online Casino Awards during London's IGE & ICE 2009 week, with winners in several markets including the U.S. and UK and also Best New Slot and Best Casino Promotion.

Oggs 2008 Global Casino Awards

2008 saw a massive leap in the professionalism and dynamism of the major online casino operators and their online gaming solution providers. Graphics, audio, gameplay and customer service levels have truly been the outstanding areas in 2008.

eCOGRA recognised and trusted online casino reviews' website, Oggs.com, announces the winners of its Global Online Casino Awards during London's IGE & ICE 2009 week, with winners in several markets including the U.S. and UK and also Best New Slot and Best Casino Promotion.

The judging of the 2008 online casino awards placed great emphasis on how well the online casinos and their games played, their customer service levels, ease of cashing out for players and other important aspects of playing online casinos. One panel member remarked, "2008 saw a massive leap in the professionalism and dynamism of the major online casino operators and their online gaming solution providers. Graphics, audio, gameplay and customer service levels have truly been the outstanding areas in 2008."

With the UIGEA ban in the U.S. taking more of a hold in 2008, the casinos and solution providers battened down the hatches and proved that the industry was far from dead, deciding to offer online gambling opportunities in greater variety and depth. A number of operators closed their doors to U.S. citizens, whilst other online casinos like Rushmore Casino, Cherry Red Casino and Slots Oasis Casino threw open theirs' and welcomed U.S. players from all over.

The gaming industry in 2009 will be hoping the new U.S. President, Barack Obama, has time to re-look at the laws associated with U.S. online gambling, and at least repeals the 2006 UIGEA Bill. In the meantime, the online gaming industry is showing that it is far from dead, forging ahead offering greater opportunities, professionalism and diversity for players and companies alike.

Oggs.com has the pleasure of revealing and congratulating its 2008 Global Online Casino Winners and Runners Up.

Best U.S. Online Casino 2008 - Winner: iNetBet (RTG software), Runner-up: Club USA
Best UK Online Casino 2008 - Winner: 32Red (Microgaming), Runner-up: Ladbrokes
Best EU Online Casino 2008 - Winner: Bet365 (Playtech), Runner-up: 32Red
Best New Online Casino 2008 - Winner: Rushmore (RTG)
Best New Slot of 2008 - Winner: King Kong (Cryptologic), Runner-up: Tomb Raider 2 Secret of the Sword
Best Online Casino Group of 2008 - Winner: Jackpot Factory, Runner-up: Belle Rock
Best Online Casino Promotion of 2008 - Winner: Allslots - $500,000 World Series Of Slots, Runner-up: Royal Vegas - International Casino Games

Oggs.com is a leading online gaming review website and the online casino awards is an annual event the site announces the winners of each January. Now in its 5th year the awards are anxiously awaited by casino operators and solution providers within the industry, as Oggs is well known for its legitimate and trustworthy reviews helping internet gamblers all over the world play at the most respected online casinos.

Both Oggs.com and Casinotabs.com, owned by Highview Media, grew in 2008 with the help of new sections and social media opportunities. Oggs launched a new informative gambling blog called The OggBlog, and Casinotabs launched its own online casino community. Both main sites were represented on Facebook and drew a loyal and growing Twitter following. 2009 will be just as busy with plenty more new innovations and gambling sections expanded on in more languages.

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