When the AskGamblers team received the news that we have been shortlisted for Casino Affiliate of the Year at SBC Awards 2020, we wanted to burst with joy and pride. After all, this is a major accomplishment, one we have worked so hard for!
Catena Media is shortlisted in the affiliate category as well, which only adds to the overall thrill of this triumph.
The ceremony announcing winners in each category will be taking place online, on Wednesday 9 December from 6 pm GMT.
Shortlisted Among Industry Giants
With a record 650 nominations submitted across the 44 categories covering 14 Operator awards, 3 Affiliate awards, 21 Supplier awards, 2 Specialist awards and 4 Payment awards, it is undoubtedly an outstanding achievement to make it into the final selection.
In the running for the iconic SBC Awards trophy are prominent suppliers and affiliates such as Catena Media, SG Digital, Sportradar, Oddschecker, Golden Race, BetConstruct, and Gambling.com Group.
Despite all challenges we’ve globally been facing during 2020, SBC Awards accounts for a record 650 nominations this year. All 44 SBC Awards winners will be announced on Wednesday 9 December 2020 during a live ceremony broadcast to an international audience of iGaming and sports betting industry professionals.
AskGamblers is shortlisted for Casino Affiliate of the Year, so there’s nothing else to do at this point but keep our fingers crossed and hope for the win!
It is not only the nominees who are excited, by the SBC folks, too!
Talking about the difficulties of this year and the SBC event itself, SBC Managing Director, Andrew McCarron, said:
“Given the difficulties faced this year, we have been blown away by the quality and quantity of nominations to this year’s SBC Awards. With a great mix of the biggest names in the industry and some of their fastest emerging competitors on the shortlists, the judges have a lot to think about, and it’ll be fascinating to see which operators win the prizes”.
McCarron continued to comment on the extraordinary engagement of all the nominees:
“It’s a similar story in the supplier and affiliate categories, where the entries and shortlists tell the story of another year of exceptional progress for the industry.”
The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, consisting of industry leaders known for their ability to spot phenomenal operator performance.
McCarron added: “Given the large number and quality of submissions, we are planning on a shake-up of the awards for next year to better reflect the different markets in which sports betting and iGaming are now flourishing”.
He also said:
“This means that next year will also see a dedicated SBC Awards USA (June 2021) and an SBC Awards Latinoamérica (October 2021) to coincide with our events in those markets.”
Showing excellence throughout the year (and all years before), some of the SBC Awards 2020 nominees seem to hold a position in more categories than one. After all, these names hold the status of industry giants and to be featured in more categories than one does not come as a surprise.
For example, in the headline affiliate categories, there are Catena Media, Gaming Innovation Group, Gambling.com Group, Oddschecker Global Media, and Raketech Group, all of which make the shortlist for both the Casino and Sports prizes.
Then, in the gaming suppliers categories, the shortlist for the hotly-contested Casino / Slots Developer of the Year title features Push Gaming, Relax Gaming, Greentube, Evoplay Entertainment, Stakelogic, Playson, Kalamba Games, Microgaming, Red Tiger, Yggdrasil, Pragmatic Play, and Inspired Entertainment.
AskGamblers has found itself in the Casino Affiliate of the Year category with BonusFinder.com, Catena Media, Gambling.com Group, Gaming Innovation Group, Oddschecker Global Media, and Raketech Group.
If you are interested to see who all the nominees are, go to the official SBC News website for more information.
A Night to Look Forward To
As always, participants of the SBC Awards 2020 can expect a night to remember, despite the challenge of holding the ceremony online. There will be loads of fun and networking opportunities throughout the evening, and it’s safe to say we’re overjoyed!
The 2020 SBC Awards will also honour the companies surviving and thriving through these difficult times. After all, we are in this together. Good luck to everyone competing!