It has often been said that a particular industry is not truly a tied together industry until there is a universally accepted series of awards for it. For this reason, it could very well be argued that the Global Online Casino Awards created by oggs.com was the one event that was needed to bring the online casinos of the world together. The Global Online Casino Awards in 2008 rewarded online casinos and online games for their excellence and one of their main categories was put there as a reward for excellent online slots that were created in the 2008 year.
When the nomination list for this particular award was released to the world, most of the online casino community believed that they knew who would be victorious and therefore it was no real big surprise to anyone knowledgeable in such things that the King Kong Slot Machine by Cryptologic ended up winning the honors of being the best amongst the online slots that were released in 2008. The main reason for this is that King Kong as a slot machine had one of the most remarkable bonus screens ever created and that screen alone was a testament to what an online casino designer can do when their theme is an interesting one and they decide to run with it all the way to its particular conclusion.
If the Global Online Casino Awards are going to become as inspiring as the awards that exist in other fields, one would have to say that King Kong being awarded this particular honor should be good from the point of view of the recognition. While that intangible feeling might require a few more iterations of the awards and a few more years because of that, there is a very real tangible bonus that comes with winning this particular award. That bonus, quite simply put, is that traffic to this particular game has increased significantly. People that have not played it before would like to play it now, even to the point where people are signing up for accounts at Cryptologic casinos they have never been to before in order to see King Kong as well as the other online slots they have available.
This is a good thing in the end because it promotes the idea that if online casinos put out a good product that is worthy of recognition, they will eventually receive some very real benefits because of it.