LeoVegas Wins 2 Prestigious Prizes at the SBC Awards Event in 2019

Last updated on 26th February 2020

Published: 09/12/2019

Categories: News

leovegas winner at SBC awards

So, here’s a great news I want to share with you today. It is about the winners at the SBC (Sports Betting Community) Awards ceremony that was recently held in London on 3rd December 2019.

Hosted by Kirsty Gallacher (sports broadcaster) and Ruud Gullit (Dutch footballing legend), the SBC event at London’s Battersea Evolution brought together 700+ industry professionals to enjoy as well as acknowledge the accomplishments of the most innovative and top-performing casino operators, affiliates, and suppliers.

Though there were a lot of brands sponsoring for the event, the 3 big headline sponsors were BetConstruct, Trustly, and Scientific Games.

It’s a Double Win for LeoVegas

Now, speaking of winners, the night was definitely sizzling – especially for LeoVegas. The Swedish giant has once again proved to be the best pick for the casino categories.

LeoVegas managed to retain its crown by collecting 2 renowned awards among 34 incredible companies. Besides winning the Best Casino operator of 2019 title, the team also bragged the prize for the Best Innovator in the Casino Entertainment.

They indeed have set a new record by being so successful in the online casino world.

Upon winning, the Head of Casino at LeoVegas – James Ford said:

LeoVegas are very proud and honoured to receive these two fabulous awards. It brings us great joy to receive recognition for our casino innovations this year with the likes of LeoVegas MegaWays and our industry first Mobile Multi-Play feature.

He concluded by saying that their passion is to be the King of Casino. And this is certainly manifested through their innovation, being customer focused, applying enhanced data driven developments, making the product to be relevant, and giving the best gaming experience.

They are a premier GameTech company and is undoubtedly, at the forefront of using state-of-the-art technology in terms of mobile gaming. A major part of their accomplishments is also credited to their effective data-driven marketing.

Screenshot of LeoVegas Hoempage

Another massive factor that made LeoVegas win such humongous titles is their supreme responsible gaming features.

More about the Winners at SBC Awards

So, the SBC Awards event featured a total of 41 awards, organized under 5 different categories, which were:

  • Operator Awards: Sports & Casino
  • Operator & Supplier Awards
  • Affiliate Awards
  • Supplier Awards – Sports & Casino
  • Supplier Awards – Payments

Here is a complete outline of the winners in each category:

Category 1: Operator Awards: Sports & Casino

Award TitleWinnerHighly Commended
Casino Operator of the Year (2019)LeoVegasVideoslots
Innovation in Casino Entertainment (2019)LeoVegasWildz Casino
Sportsbook of the Year (2019)Bet365GVC
Rising Star in Sports Betting (2019)Betano / StoixmanNoviBet
Rising Star in Casino (2019)Play Ojo
Football Sportsbook of the Year (2019)Bet365William Hill
Racing Sportsbook of the Year (2019)William HillBet365
Esports Operator of the Year (2019)BetwayPinnacle
Socially Responsible Sportsbook of the Year (2019)Betsson GroupSky Betting & Gaming
Socially Responsible Casino of the Year (2019)KindredMr Green
Omni-Channel Operator of the Year (2019)STSDanske Spil
Marketing Campaign of the Year (2019)PariMatchStar Sports
Sponsorship of the Year (2019)DafabetPariMatch
Best Affiliate Program (2019)Bet365LeoVegas

Category 2: Operator & Supplier Awards

Award TitleWinnerCompany
Leader of the Year (2019) – CasinoAlexander Stevendahl (CEO)Videoslots
Leader of the Year (2019) – BettingJesper Svensso (CEO)Betsson Group
Leader of the Year (2019) – SupplierMartin Wachter (CEO)Golden Race
Leader of the Year (2019) – AffiliateCharles Gillespie (CEO)Gambling.com Group
Leader of the Year (2019) – AssociationKhalid Ali (CEO)I.B.I.A
Employer of the Year – 2019Sky Betting & Gaming

Category 3: Affiliate Awards

Award TitleWinnerHighly Commended
Sports Affiliate of the Year (2019)BCGambling.com
Casino Affiliate of the Year (2019)CatenamediaRaketech
Best Affiliate Product Innovation (2019)1XBetSetanta Sports Media
Leader of the Year (2019) – AffiliateCharles Gillespie (CEO)Gambling.com Group

Category 4: Supplier Awards: Sports & Casino

Award TitleWinnerHighly Commended
White Label Supplier of the Year (2019)TogetherAspire Global
Sportsbook Supplier of the Year (2019)SBTechSporting Solutions
Standalone Platform Provider of the Year (2019)Scientific Games (SG)SB Tech
Esports Supplier of the Year (2019)PinnacleUltraplay
Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation (2019)Shape Games
Rising Star in Casino Innovation (2019)Betgames.tv
Best Live Betting Product (2019)Betgenius
Best Sports Data Product (2019)Betradar
Best Land-Based Betting & Gaming Product (2019)PlayTech BGT SportsGolden Race
Best Virtual Football Product (2019)BetradarInspired Entertainment
Best Virtual Sports Product (2019)Golden RaceKiron Interactive
Best Live Streaming Product (2019)BetradarVermantia
Best Multi-Channel Supplier (2019)Optima
Marketing Services Provider of the Year (2019)XtremepushSquare in the Air
Innovation of the Year (2019)BetconstructVaix.ia
Casino Game Developer of the Year (2019)NetEntMicrogaming
Innovation in Casino Entertainment (2019)Evolution GamingRed Tiger
Best Acquisition & Retention Partner (2019)OptimoveTrustly

Category 5: Supplier Awards: Payments

Award TitleWinnerHighly Commended
Payment Solution of the Year (2019)TrustlyMuchBetter
Mobile Payment Solution of the Year (2019)MuchBetterOKTO
Payments Innovation of the Year (2019)TrustlyHiPay First Deposit
Fraud & Compliance Solution of the Year (2019)JumioW2 Global

SBC Awards Concluding Remarks

Among the 34 award-winning companies were also names like Betsson Group in the category of Year’s Socially Responsible Sportsbook whereas Sky Betting & Gaming took home the title of being the Employer of the Year and Kindred Group won the Socially Responsible Casino prize.

The SBC Awards also honoured a few new entrants in the gambling market. The Rising Star title went to Betano Group / Stoiximan (for Sports Betting), Shape Games (for Sports Betting Innovation), Play Ojo (for Casino), and BetGames.tv (for Casino Innovation).

All the participants enjoyed this event thoroughly and Andrew McCarron, the SBC’s Managing Director, commented:

Congratulations to all the winners selected by our voters and judging panels. We had a record number of entries this year and the quality of them was hugely impressive, so the victors had to be truly exceptional to stand out from the other contenders.

The innovation, commitment and operational excellence to driving up standards demonstrated by the award winners and shortlisted companies is a positive sign for the future of the industry, and we’re excited to see what further developments they come up with in 2020.”

So, that’s it guys. Hope you enjoyed reading this news and on behalf of the entire G2G’s team, I would like to congratulate all the winners. And of course, cheers to LeoVegas and the amount of hard work they have put.


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