Every industry has its own prestigious awards to honour companies and individuals for their expertise and stand-out achievements, and the online gambling sector is no different. Receiving gambling awards is no small trophy. These honours can carry a lot of weight, particularly when they are awarded by prestigious organizations in the industry. Being recognized by well-known and respected establishments can distinguish your brand from competitors and open doors for greater business opportunities.

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From a payer’s perspective, a gambling site that has received iGaming awards is an indicator of its trustworthiness and being one of the best brands. From a business perspective, awards boost the operator’s status in terms of integrity and professionalism, raising its potential for future partnerships.

It is highly worthwhile to attend iGaming industry events. Here, we’ll provide you with a bit of info about some of the top B2C, B2B, Marketing and Affiliate iGaming awards.

Top iGaming Industry Awards

We’ve put together a list of the top gambling awards events in the industry. These include casino awards, betting awards, supplier awards, operator awards, affiliate awards, marketing awards, B2B awards, etc. that are given for global or region-specific gambling industry recognition.

  • American Gambling Awards
  • WhichBingo Awards
  • Vixio Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs)
  • SiGMA World’s Gaming Festival
  • Global Gaming Awards (GGAs)
  • SBC Awards
  • iGaming IDOL Awards
  • iGB Affiliate Awards
  • International Gaming Awards (IGAs)
  • Gaming Intelligence Awards (GIAs)
  • EGR Operator Awards
  • EGR B2B Awards
  • EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards
  • Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards)
  • Casino.org Awards
  • AskGamblers Awards (AG Awards)

**Note: The following events are not listed in any particular order.

American Gambling Awards

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The American Gambling Awards are the first awards dedicated exclusively to recognizing excellence in the regulated U.S online and mobile gambling market. It celebrates the best companies, organizations, executives and influencers shaping the American online gambling market. Companies nominated for each award category are evaluated by a panel of judges with expert experience in the United States gambling industry.

American Gambling Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – US online and mobile gambling industry, B2C operations, Casino, Sports Betting
  • Inception – 2019
  • Number of award categories – 13
  • Notable awards – “American Operator of the Year”, “Sports Betting Operator of the Year”, “Casino Operator of the Year”, “Poker Operator of the Year”, “Payments Provider of the Year”, “Responsible Gambling Award”
  • Notable winnersEvolution Gaming, Paysafe, WSOP, RUSH Street Interactive, Fanduel Sportsbook

WhichBingo Awards

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The WhichBingo Awards recognizes excellence in the UK online bingo industry, celebrating the best brands in the gaming business. First launched in 2000, WhichBingo has become the UK’s top, independent online bingo reviews and affiliate site. In 2014, WhichBingo launched a new rewards format, turning its “Site of the Year” poll that it ran since 2003 into the full-on industry event (complete with a venue, host and several awards) that it is today. Now, with hundreds of thousands of votes cast annually across 18 categories, the WhichBingo Awards continues to be a major event on the online bingo awards calendar.

WhichBingo Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – UK online gambling industry, B2C operations, Bingo
  • Inception – 2014
  • Number of award categories – 18
  • Notable awards – “Best Bingo Site”, “Best New Bingo Site”, “Best Bingo Chat Team”, “Best Slots Site”, “Most Socially Responsible Operator”
  • Notable winners – SunBingo, PlayOJO, Wink Bingo, Rainbow Spins, Foxy Bingo, Mecca Bingo, mFortune

Vixio Global Regulatory Awards

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The Vixio Global Regulatory Awards is an independently adjudicated awards event hosted by VIXIO GamblingCompliance. The VIXIO GRAs were the first industry awards that recognized and celebrated the teams and individuals determined to set new standards in compliance and responsibility across the global gambling industry. The GRAs have become the largest awards event of its kind.

Vixio Global Regulatory Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global online gambling industry, compliance, responsible gambling
  • Inception – 2017
  • Number of award categories – 18
  • Notable awards – “Anti-Money Laundering Team of the Year”, “Chief Compliance Office of the Year”, “Compliance Innovator or Innovation of the Year”, “Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year”, “Compliance Rising Star Special Award”
  • Notable winnersGreentube, Mazooma, Kambi, Estoril Sol Digital, Draftkings, Flutter Entertainment

SiGMA World’s Gaming Festival

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SiGMA is a gaming and emerging tech events company. It is an organization that prides itself on being the purveyor of the latest gaming NEWS, having a dynamic media brand, and providing premium online content network for advertisement, entertainment and knowledge sharing. Today, SiGMA hosts several annual gambling industry events around the world, including SiGMA Europe, SiGMA Africa, SiGMA Asia, SiGMA CIS, and SiGMA Americas. The purpose of these events is not only to award excellence in the iGaming industry, but to also feature cutting-edge content and elevate in-person interaction and networking. Anyone working in the iGaming industry can vote on 21 different categories.

SiGMA World’s Gaming Festival fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual event per region – Europe, Africa, Asia, CIS, Americas
  • Focus – Global online gambling industry, Casino, Sports Betting, Poker, Payments, Affiliates, Media
  • Inception – 2014
  • Number of award categories – 21
  • Notable awards – “Online Casino Operator of the Year”, “Sportsbook Operator of the Year”, “Rising Star Operator of the Year”, “Live Casino Provider of the Year”, “Online Payment Solution of the Year”, “Affiliate of the Year”
  • Notable winners – Kindred, Play’n GO, Trustly, BetConstruct, William Hill, Pragmatic Play, InPlayMatrix, Singular

Global Gaming Awards

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Considered to be one of the most prestigious gambling awards in the industry, the Global Gaming Awards (GGA) recognizes and rewards the strongest performers in the land-based and iGaming industries across the previous 12 months. The Global Gaming Awards has gained industry recognition and respect amongst some of the biggest names in the industry. There are two separate events each year, the Global Gaming Awards – Las Vegas, which places a strong focus on the gambling industry in the Americas, and the Global Gaming Awards – London, which tends to focus on UK and Europe.

Global Gaming Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual event per region – Las Vegas, London
  • Focus – Global gambling industry, Americas, Europe, land-based and online gambling operations, suppliers, affiliates, payments
  • Inception – 2014 (Global Gambling Awards Las Vegas) 2018 (Global Gaming Awards London)
  • Number of award categories – 14+
  • Notable awards – “Casino Supplier of the Year”, “Online Casino Supplier of the Year”, “Land-Based Operator of the Year”, “Slot of the Year”, “Online Sports Betting Operator of the Year”, “Payment Solution of the Year”, “Affiliate Program of the Year”
  • Notable winnersIGT, Evolution, Aristocrat, BetMGM, PaddyPower, LeoVegas, Bet365, PokerStars

SBC Awards

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SBC (Sports Betting Community) is a news, media and events company that works to develop the betting and gaming industry with the help of other industry leaders. They are the largest B2B news publisher in the betting industry. Every year they run several conferences, exhibitions, summits and seminars, including the SBC Awards. The SBC Awards (originally known as the Betting on Football Awards) has hundreds of guests each year and acknowledges operators, affiliates and suppliers who have achieved the best in their particular field in the betting and gaming industry. In addition to the SBC Awards, SBC is also well-known for organizing some of the leading sports betting industry events in the world, including Betting on Sports and the Casino Beats Summit.

SBC Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global gambling industry, Sports Betting, Casino, Operators, Affiliates, Suppliers, Payments
  • Inception – 2014
  • Number of award categories – 40+
  • Notable awards – “Sportsbook of the Year”, “Casino Operator of the Year”, “Best Affiliate Program”, “Esports Operators of the Year”, “Football Sportsbook of the Year”, “Marketing Campaign of the Year,” “Best Mobile Operator of the Year”
  • Notable winners – LeoVegas, Bet365, PlayOJO, William Hill, Betsson Group, Kindred, Betway, STS, PariMatch

iGaming IDOL Awards

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The iGaming IDOL Awards is a premium award show that was created to recognize top talent in the iGaming industry in Malta. Its primary focus is recognizing individuals, charity and entertainment. It is different from other award shows in the industry because it exclusively recognizes individuals, not companies or projects. Individuals can be nominated by a colleague or manager. It’s the first award show in the industry where nominees are required to prove themselves in front of a panel of judges.

iGaming IDOL Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Malta iGaming industry, online gaming operation, recognition of individuals
  • Inception – 2016
  • Number of award categories – 20
  • Notable awards – “Account Manger Idol of the Year”, “Affiliate Manager Idol of the Year”, “Casino Dealer Idol of the Year”, “Casino Idol of the Year”, “Customer Service Idol of the Year,” “Copywriter Idol of the Year”
  • Notable winners – Employees from: Catenamedia, Suprnation, NetEnt, Jackpotjoy group, Mr Green, VideoSlots, Genesis

iGB Affiliate Awards

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The iGB Affiliate Awards is the premier recognition platform in the UK for online gaming affiliate businesses of all sizes. It provides participants with the opportunity to improve business relationships as well as marketing and PR opportunities. Winners of these casino affiliate awards receive greater recognition for their business within the industry. The awards are run by iGB Affiliate, which strives to be the world’s leading voice and networking and intelligence provider to the online gambling affiliate community. In addition to the iGB Affiliate Awards they run other events including iGB Affiliate London, and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam.

iGB Affilate Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Online gambling industry, UK, affiliates
  • Inception – 2008
  • Number of award categories – 21
  • Notable awards – “Best Poker Affiliate”, “Best Casino Affiliate”, “Best Sports Betting Affiliate”, “Best Affiliate Manager”, “Best Newcomer”, “Best Crypto Affiliate”
  • Notable winners – Affiliate INSIDER, Wheelz Casino – Rootz, PokerNews, Better Collective, Skores, Income Access, Bet365 Partners

International Gaming Awards

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Existing for well over a decade, the International Gaming Awards (IGA) is one of he oldest in the industry and honours all major companies in the iGaming industry, including land-based operators. Awards are typically held annually in London and there are over 30 categories. IGA is one of the leading awards events among the iGaming community and is highly respected by renowned industry insiders and gaming clients from all tiers of the land-based and online gambling world. The organization is also well known for the iGaming Post, its online newspaper with 1,000+ daily global readers.

International Gaming Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – gambling industry, land-based, online, operator
  • Inception – 2008
  • Number of award categories – 31+
  • Notable awards – “iGaming Software Supplier”, “Great Place to Work”, “In-Play Sports Betting Company”, “eSports Betting Software of the Year”, “Casino Operator UK & Europe”, “Best Customer Service Company”, “eSports Betting Software of the Year”
  • Notable winners – BBIN, Mansion, Galaxy Entertainment, UltraPlay, Scientific Games, ComeOn, Microgaming, Betsson Group, Yggdrasil, Alea

Gaming Intelligence Awards

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The Gaming Intelligence Awards (GIA) is an annual event held by Gaming Intelligence, which is dedicated to providing the global interactive gaming industry with coverage and analysis of the developments that impact industry stakeholders. The GIAs highlight the most successful operators and suppliers across the globe, selecting eight winners in each continent. The awards celebrate the diverse achievements of the industry’s best online gambling operators, including sports betting, iGaming and lotto operators.

Gaming Intelligence Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Online gambling industry, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, iGaming, sports betting, lottery
  • Inception – 2015
  • Number of award categories – 8
  • Notable awards – “Sports Betting Operator of the Year”, “Sports Betting Supplier of the Year”, iGaming Operator of the Year”, “iGaming Supplier of the Year”, “Lottery Operator of the Year”, “Game of the Year”
  • Notable winners – Gamesys Group, Fox Bet, Sazka Group, The Stars Group, 888 Holdings, Evolution Gaming, Relax Gaming, Playtech, Skywind Group

EGR Operators Awards

EGR Operator Awards

The EGR (eGaming Review) Operator Awards is often referred to as the “Oscars of the eGaming sector”. It is a prestigious and high-profile event that rewards B2C operators who set the standard in the iGaming industry. It awards across all verticals and includes categories that range from customer service and marketing campaigns to safer gambling. Beyond the EGR Operator Awards, EGR hosts other global events offering numerous briefings, summits and awards throughout the yar. The organization is renowned for providing a comprehensive source of market insights and intelligence from around the world.

EGR Operator Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global iGaming industry, B2C, affiliate, marketing, operators, products
  • Inception – 2010
  • Number of award categories – 28+
  • Notable awards – “eSports Operator”, “Bingo Operator”, “Casino Operator”, “Football Betting Operator”, “Marketing Campaign”, “Affiliate Programme”
  • Notable winners – GVC Holdings, bet365, Kindred Group, The Stars Group, Luckbox, Novibet, Paddy Power, Bojoko, Gamesys Group

EGR B2B Awards

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The EGR (eGaming Review) B2B Awards is another prestigious awards event run by EGR. The purpose of these awards is to recognize the companies behind the operators; the companies that power the iGaming industry. Everything from affiliate software supplier, IT supplier and white label partner to payments company, mobile supplier and compliance supplier is covered. Several of the B2B operators that Casinnovate reviews have been recipients of these gambling awards, including GAN, Kambi, GiG, NetEnt and Evolution Gaming, to name a few. The EGR B2B Awards is perhaps the most well known B2B iGaming awards events in the industry.

EGR B2B Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global iGaming industry, B2B operators
  • Inception – 2010
  • Number of award categories
  • Notable awards – “Casino Software Supplier”, “Mobile Supplier”, “Slot Supplier”, “Mobile Gaming Software Supplier”, “Compliance & KYC Supplier”, “White Label Partner”
  • Notable winnersGAN, Kambi, Relax Gaming, Red Tiger, NetEnt, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), 1×2 Network, Sportradar, Playtech, MuchBetter, Evolution Gaming

EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards

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The EGR (eGaming Review) Marketing & Innovation Awards focus on recognizing stand out creative and innovative operators in the iGaming industry. These awards honor those who have strived to bring something new and notable to the industry in terms of marketing campaigns, CRM and mobile over the previous 12 months. Among the several categories include innovation in poker, sports betting, casino, eSports, and mobile. This is yet another noteworthy industry awards event that is run annually by EGR.

EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global iGaming industry, operators, marketing, affiliates
  • Inception – 2015
  • Number of award categories – 25
  • Notable awards – “Affiliate Marketing Campaign”, “Best Native App”, “Bingo Marketing Campaign”, “Brand of the Year”, “Casino Marketing Campaign”, “CRM Campaign”
  • Notable winners – Mansion Group, Kindred Group, Gamesys, Betsson Group, 888poker, Foxy Bingo, PokerStars, PointsBet, Oddschecker, Novibet, Casumo

The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards

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The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming (BSG) Awards is an annual awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Baltic and Scandinavian gaming industry. It is part of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, which is the top boutique-style gambling industry conference of the Baltic and Scandinavian region. The BSG awards focus on rewarding the hard work of gaming software suppliers, service providers and operators that are active in the region.

The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Baltic and Scandinavian iGaming industry, operators, gaming software suppliers, service providers
  • Inception – 2019
  • Number of award categories – 36
  • Notable awards – “Best Online Casino in the Baltics”, “Best Sports Betting Operator in the Baltics”, “Best Fantasy Sports/ Virtual Sports Provider in the Baltics”, “Rising Star in Baltic Online Casino Technology”
  • Notable winners – Trustly, Altenar, Nsoft, SoftGamings, Green Tube, Bet365, Evolution Gaming, Casumo, Microgaming, Singular, SG Digital, Sportradar, Paf,

Casino.org Awards

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The Casino.org Awards is an annual event that is hosted by Casino.org, a reputable iGaming information hub and provider of tools for players. Casino.org has been around since 1995 and prides itself on recognizing excellence in the online gambling industry. The Casino.org awards, which debuted in 2019, were created to recognize the world’s best casinos and games. There are five categories with awards consisting of both Gold and Silver prizes. The awards are unique because a public vote is held to decide who wins and only casinos that have been reviewed and approved by Casino.org can be nominated.

Casino.org Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global iGaming industry, Casino, Casino games
  • Inception – 2019
  • Number of award categories – 5 (10 Awards total – 5 Gold Prizes and 5 Silver Prizes)
  • Notable awards – “Best Live Casino”, “Best New Casino”, “Casino of the Year”, “Best New Slot Game”, “Best New Feature”
  • Notable winners – Royal Panda, Temple Nile, JackpotCity, NetEnt, Karamba, Thunderkick, Magic Red, Wishmaker

AskGambler Awards

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The AskGambler (AG) Awards is an annual iGaming awards ceremony that brings together players and industry experts from around the world to vote for the best of the best in the online gambling industry. The AG Awards is run by AskGamblers, an industry-leading affiliate site that is highly trusted by players and is a recipient of multiple prestigious casino affiliate awards. The AG Awards is recognized as an authentic casino awards event and is the only one that relies on real player opinion as the main parameter in nominating and voting for the candidates that compete.

AskGamblers Awards fast facts:

  • Event frequency – Annual
  • Focus – Global iGaming industry, Casino
  • Inception – 2017
  • Number of award categories – 5
  • Notable awards – “Best Casino”, “Best New Casino”, “Best New Slot”, “Player’s Choice”, “Best Provider”
  • Notable winners – TrueFlip, Nolimit City, SoltWolf Casino, King Billy Casino, Pragmatic Play, LevelUp Casino, Relax Gaming


Although you don’t need to win or be shortlisted for gambling awards to find success in the iGaming industry, they are a wonderful accolade to have and an excellent endorsement that you can show off with pride to visitors to your casino, sportsbook, bingo, poker or affiliate site. Also, by making it an objective to achieve any one of the most sought-after awards, this motivation to win can help drive you to improve the performance, products and services of your business.

What’s more, iGaming awards events provide a fantastic opportunity for you to network and meet the competition, new companies, suppliers and affiliates. In essence, it’s an ideal place to spread the word about your business and potentially forge fruitful partnerships.

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