We are immensely proud to announce that Rootz has received 5 nominations for the 2023 International Gaming Awards, a new record for us and a fantastic accomplishment for a small company that was only founded in 2018. It's proof positive that our belief in quality over quantity and smartness over scale continues to pay off, taking us from strength to strength.
In 2022, we won the Innovator of the Year award and of course hope to hold on to that title as well as secure a few more this year.
The awards we are nominated for are as follows:
- Technology Provider of the Year
- Slots Operator of the Year
- Online Gaming Operator of the Year
- Online Casino Operator of the Year
- Innovator of the Year
So what did we do in 2022 to be considered for these accolades?
Looking back at the year, Rootz has made a number of major strides, with April seeing the launch of our fourth casino brand, Spinz, the first online casino to integrate daily streaming content on its own independent platform, giving our world-class streamers a level of stability on which to work that cannot be afforded by other platforms. We've further driven engagement with viewers tuning in for Spinz's HD content being rewarded with free "Level Ups" whenever a streamer lands a win of 100x or more on Saturdays, and on Sundays, $50 bonuses every time one of our streamers achieves a win of 1,000x or more.
August then saw the launch of Chipz, our fifth brand, built exclusively for the Finnish market. Chipz uses the proven Pay 'n Play system to take players seamlessly from their initial deposit straight into their choice of our 3,500+ games, with no registration required. Deposits on Chipz can be made via Nordea, OP Financial Group, Danske Bank, Aktia, Pankki, or Brite, providing a comprehensive set of payment options for our audience.
Some of our most trailblazing achievements this year have occurred behind the scenes. We continued to move forward in advancing efficiency and automation, optimising query response and front-end performance, and providing more dynamic customer journeys based on a deep understanding of our players' preferences, built on machine-learning. But our most significant technical achievement this year has been our real-time data warehouse, the pioneering technology is built 100% in-house and enables revenue to be reflected in our reports just 5 seconds after the wager is placed, granting a much greater level of accuracy in the tracking of our business performance.
More recently, we were among the first online gaming operators to attain a full German iGaming licence under the new terms set out by Germany's State Treaty on Gambling 2021. Looking to the near future, new licences in Ontario and the Netherlands are set to follow, bringing with them the added convenience of a shared e-wallet across all our brands: Wildz, Wheelz, Caxino, Spinz, and Chipz, a major boon for players who hold accounts on more than one of our brands.
In 2023, we will be setting our sights higher than ever, continuing to expand and drive innovation within the industry, and look forward to seeing our industry peers at the IGA awards in February.