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NetEnt’s Red Riding Hood™ slot shortlisted for Game of the Year 2017!

As part of one of the most prestigious events in the iGaming industry, the 2017 EGR Operator Awards, the Game of the Year category will recognise the game studio or operator that has produced the stand-alone game that has made the biggest impact during 2017. No wonder NetEnt is thrilled to announce that Red Riding Hood™ slot has been shortlisted for Game of the Year 2017!

De EGR Operator Awards 2017

Also called the ‘Oscars of the iGaming industry’, the 2017 EGR Operator Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the industry. Attended by more than 800 industry professionals, it’s during an enjoyable night that B2C operators are being rewarded for setting the standard in categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, and awards across all verticals.

The EGR Operator Awards will be held for the 13th year, set to be bigger and better than ever taking place on Thursday 26 October 2017 at Grosvenor House, London.

It was this week the shortlist was published and even though NetEnt does not belong to the category operators, the software supplier did receive a nomination for the Game of the Year Award with its Red Riding Hood™ slot.

Red Riding Hood™ slot

Red Riding Hood is one of the best-known fairy tales around the world and it was in October 2016 that NetEnt brought this timeless fairytale to life with their slot game Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™.

The whimsical slot turns the first page of NetEnt’s exciting Fairytale Legends series which by now also includes Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™ while more fantastical titles are planned for the future.

This fairytale-themed video slot has been enriched with graphics that portray a mystical forest filled with surprises. Red Riding Hood wanders along, accompanying you through the woods, unaware of the menacing wolf who lurks behind the trees.

As magic as the fairytale itself, as magic are the video slot features the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ slot is offering including Fairy Magic Spins, Fairy Wild Spins, Fairy Surprises, Coin wins, Free Spins, and the Beware the Wolf Bonus feature.

The bonus features are presented to you in the form of three chests, from which you must choose one. The Beware the Wolf Bonus Game is an intriguing bonus feature which involves you spinning a whirligig and clicking the game screen to move around the board and win coins. The multiplier ranges from x1 to x20 times the bet.

Why the Red Riding Hood™ slot?

It’s hard to decide what game should be shortlisted with such great games being launched every month. The choice to go for Red Riding Hood™ is simply based on the performance of the game.

This NetEnt slot performed spectacularly well in 2017. So well, in fact, that it was the best performing game in NetEnt history in its initial 45-day run, and brought in an average revenue per user that was 1.2 times that of NetEnt’s Guns n’ Roses™ slot (winner of the EGR Game of the Year Award 2016).

As no other, NetEnt is able to bring a fairytale to life including an enchanting design, magical gameplay, and innovative slot features. If it’s enough for that desired hat-trick winning the prestigious award for the third year in a row, we’ll find out 26th October.

In 2016, the award went to NetEnt’s Guns N’ Roses™ slot and in 2015 to the cool Mexican-themed Spiñata Grande™ slot.


By on 15 September, 2017