EGR Awards: Leo Vegas best slots operator, Spiñata Grande best pokie

Spinata Grande EGR winner best pokie 2015The eGaming Review Operator Awards (EGR) is an annual event that awards the best online gaming operators for their accomplishments in several categories. You could say the EGR Awards are to the gaming industry what the Oscars are to the movie industry.

All the big guns from the gaming industry were present to see which operators would scoop the prestigious first prizes such as best online casino, best slot (pokie) operator and best bingo operator.

Leo Vegas: best slots operator of 2015

Leo Vegas was awarded the first prize for best slots operator and we wholeheartedly agree with this decision. Their pokie selection is unrivalled, with hundreds of different pokies from only the best game providers: Net Entertainment, Williams Interactive, Thunderkick, Microgaming, Quickspin and many, many more. Their mobile casino is also outstanding with a site that is totally optimised for mobile gaming: fast, smooth and reliable.

The bottom line of the matter is: if you like pokies, you are going to love Leo Vegas.

Spiñata Grande: best online pokie of 2015

Spinata Grande winner best pokie 2015Spiñata Grande, the Netent pokie, was up against six other pokie titles: Mega Jackpots Cleopatra (IGT). Centurion (Inspired), Jurassic Park (Microgaming), Gemix (Plan ‘N Go), Crystal Queen (Quickspin) and 6 Appeal (Realistic Games).

Although we really liked Spiñata Grande when it came out en we still play it once in a while, we can’t help but feel this was not the best online pokie in 2015.

Of the other nominees especially Crystal Queen (with the cascading symbols, “hidden reels” and expanding wilds) and Gemix (exploding gems, mystery features and level-ups) have more depth and are a lot more fun than Spiñata Grande. 

Sure, the festive and colourful Spiñata Grande looks great and the Mega Symbols are great fun, it just does all get a little monotonous after a little while.

Although it is logical that at least one Netent pokie is among the nominees for best slot of the year we feel Steam Tower would have been a much better choice, with its cool Steam Punk graphics and the frequent and fun bonus rounds.

And why was the fantastic Taco Brothers (Elk Studios) not nominated? This pokie comes packed with great graphics, a storyline that is silly but fun nonetheless and a superb innovative bonus feature. 

Nevertheless, congratulations are in order to all winners. Did you know that this was the first time Net Entertainment won the award for best game of the year? Last year Evolution Gaming won first prize with Immersive Roulette (a HD version of live Roulette) and in 2013 Quickspin’s pokie Big Bad Wolf was the winner.

Play the year’s best pokie at the best slots operator

If you would like to play Spiñata Grande, the 2015 best pokie of the year at the 2015 best slots operator of the year, you are in luck. Leo Vegas offers new players a 200% welcome bonus and 200 free spins on Starburst. Visit Leo Vegas now.

And don’t forget, besides Spiñata Grande Leo Vegas also has Taco Brothers, Steam Tower and Crystal Queen as well as hundreds more fantastic pokies on offer.  


  • Great game selection
  • Over 220 pokies
  • Welcome bonus of up to $800
  • Stellar customer service
  • Many deposit options

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