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Last week all eyes turned towards the 2022 iGaming Idol Awards Ceremony held at the Xara Lodge in Rabat, an annual event in its 6th Edition that celebrates the outstanding talent across the iGaming industry.

Hero Gaming had the honour of going home with the ‘HR Business Partner Idol of the Year 2022 Award’, won by Leona Cassar our Head of People & Culture. Leona made it to the final 3 nominees after a pre-selection by the jury among many other nominated industry peers. Already making it to the final 3 was a great achievement, and we’re all very proud of Leona’s success.

Following the ceremony, Leona shared this achievement on social media:

“What an experience!
I joined the igaming industry 1.5years ago and was definitely not expecting to win this award! I’m extremely happy, proud, and honoured to be HR Business Partner Idol 2022.

A big thanks goes to my colleagues at Hero Gaming for believing in me and for constantly helping me develop into a better version of myself.

A big well done to all the finalists and to all the talent out there who keep improving our industry and enabling it to be even better than it already is

 Hero Gaming also had the pleasure of presenting the Fraud & Risk Idol of the Year during the ceremony which was introduced by our COO, David Borg in a pre-recorded video during which he expressed the following:

“The individuals Hero Gaming is recognising this evening in the category of fraud and risk idol, have found innovative approaches to either emerging or long-standing challenges. We believe this person would have successfully leveraged available resources whether tech or otherwise, to mitigate regulatory risk and financial loss all while positively contributing to a healthy bottom line performance and genuine customer value.”

 The award Fraud & Risk Idol of the Year was presented to the winner at the ceremony by Kristino Vella our Head of Risk, Payments and Fraud who is also a winner of ‘Fraud & Risk Idol in 2018’ and judge of iGaming Idol in previous years.

The Hero Gaming team attending the event were top 10 finalists: Mark Simmonds – Sports Betting Product Idol of the Year, Sven de Waard – Casino Product Idol of the Year, Amanda Duvenäs – Customer Service Idol of the Year and Baryn Jacobsen – Fraud and Risk Idol of the Year, together with members of our leadership team Patrick Jonker – CEO, Vangelis Skarkalis – CCO, Andrea Saliba – People & Culture Director and Eleazer Borg – Finance Director.

We are extremely proud of our talented people, and such nominations and achievements are a recognition of their hard work and contribution to Hero and our industry.

All of us at Hero Gaming would like to extend our congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2022 iGaming Idol; with their hard work and achievements, together we can keep on strengthening this remarkable industry.