SBC Awards North America 2023: shortlisted nominees announced

SBC Awards North America

SBC has revealed the exceptional line-up of shortlisted operators, affiliates, suppliers, and leaders for the SBC Awards North America ceremony. The event is set to take place as part of SBC Summit North America at the luxurious New York Hilton Midtown on May 11.

This year’s nominees are a true representation of excellence, with Sportradar and BetConstruct leading the pack with five nominations each, followed by FanDuel, Betting Hero, LSports, OpenBet, Softswiss, Spotlight Sports Group, and White Hat Gaming | White Hat Studios, each boasting an impressive four.

A judging panels will be responsible for selecting the winners from the thirty categories, and the victors will be honoured with a trophy in front of over 600 industry guests celebrating their success. The celebrity host for the night will be Meredith Marakovits, renowned as the New York Yankees’ clubhouse reporter for the YES Network.

The competition will be fierce as DraftKings gears up to defend its hard-won 2022 title of Sportsbook Operator of the Year against challengers like Caesars, FanDuel Group, and Snoqualmie Casino. DraftKings and FanDuel will also be in the race for the highly coveted Casino Operator of the Year award, with BetMGM also vying for the top honour.

MediaTroopers and find themselves shortlisted for not one, but two affiliate awards: those being the Casino and Sports Affiliate of the Year. In the former, the pair face competition from Finixio and Bojoko while the sports award will be fiercely contested by eleven brands.

In the Casino Supplier of the Year category, the shortlist includes last year’s winners, Light & Wonder, as well as Evolution Gaming, Greentube, Bragg Gaming Group, Play’n GO and more. Sportsbook Supplier of the Year boasts a whopping eleven contenders, with Altenar, BetConstruct, Delasport, Sportradar, and OpenBet among the contenders.

The competition will be heated in the Payments and Compliance section, with Trustly, Paramount Commerce, PayNearMe, Sightline Payments, all in for two highly coveted titles: Payment Innovation of the Year and Payment Solution of the Year.

The Compliance Solution & Partner of the Year category has the most number of shortlisted companies, with fifteen contenders battling it for the title. These companies include Mindway AI, Crucial Compliance, Kinectify, Veriff, Odds On Compliance, and many others, each showcasing their expertise and innovation in compliance solutions and partnerships

The three Rising Star categories are stacked with top competitors, including MIRACL, SharpRank, Tipico USA, Hard Rock Digital/Hard Rock Sportsbook, Pascal Gaming, and Wizard Games, among many others.

Marketing Campaign & Sponsorship of the Year award will see nominees such as Betandeal, Caesar’s Sportsbook, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, and FanDuel Group, who have all demonstrated exceptional marketing and sponsorship efforts throughout the year. 

For a comprehensive list of all the shortlisted companies, be sure to visit the SBC Summit North America website. Please note that the nominees for the Tribal Awards will be announced at a later date. 

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