The nominating period for two of the industry’s most eagerly anticipated awards - the Gaming Intelligence Awards and the Gaming Intelligence HOT 50 – is now open.

The 2018 edition of the Gaming Intelligence Awards once again rewards the excellence of the industry’s leading operators and suppliers across a host of categories, including a special award for the industry’s most socially responsible company.

The Gaming Intelligence HOT 50, now in its seventh year, recognises the individuals who have made a significant contribution to their company or the industry during the past year, and those who are in a crucial position of influence for the year ahead.

Gaming Intelligence Awards Operator Categories:

Sports Betting Operator of the Year
Poker Operator of the Year
Bingo Operator of the Year
Casino Operator of the Year
Social Casino Operator of the Year
Lottery Operator of the Year
eSports Betting Operator of the Year
Responsible Gambling Operator of the Year
One to Watch
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Operator Innovation of the Year

Gaming Intelligence Awards Supplier Categories:

Sports Betting Supplier of the Year
Poker Supplier of the Year
Bingo Supplier of the Year
Casino Supplier of the Year
Social Casino Supplier of the Year
Lottery Supplier of the Year
Game of the Year
Marketing Solutions Supplier of the Year
eSports Solutions Supplier of the Year
Supplier Innovation of the Year
One to watch

The nominating period closes on Friday December 8th, 2017, and the winners will be announced during the ICE Expo in London in February 2018.

Gaming Intelligence Awards nomination form. (Download PDF to save changes) 

Gaming Intelligence Awards nomination form. (Download Word Doc to save changes)

Gaming Intelligence HOT 50 nomination form. (Download PDF to save changes) 

Gaming Intelligence HOT 50 nomination form(Download Word Doc to save changes)


Judging Panel:

Paul Beattie, Principal, Soko Advisors

Paul was one of the first employees at OpenBet and spent thirteen years working for the company. Paul worked his way up within the company starting as a software developer, then moved to Principal Technologist and finally VP of Gaming Operations which saw him manage multiple satellite offices in Bangalore, Montreal and Vancouver as well as the core technical site in London. Paul has extensive market knowledge of both the people and the products in the gambling industry. He has the very rare ability to understand technology – what's in the "blackbox" – and crucially the commercialization prospects of that technology. He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge.

Andrew Bulloss, Partner, Head of Global Gaming Practice, Odgers Berntsson
Andrew is practice head within Odgers Berndtson, responsible for promoting the firm's global capabilities within the gaming market. Based in London, he co-ordinates the Odgers Berndtson international network to deliver local and global searches whilst also leading on all searches within Europe. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Andrew spend eight years running teams within a UK listed executive recruitment business, handling senior search and selection assignments in the technology/online, consumer goods and financial services industries in the UK and Europe.

Ben Cleminson, Director, Square in the Air
Ben joined Square in the Air in 2007 and became a director of the business in 2009. He has worked in the PR and marketing industry since 2003 and began working in betting and gaming when he was account director for Sporting Index's retained PR agency in 2005. He is co-editor of City AM's Punter section and regularly writes articles for igaming industry magazines and websites.

Laura Da Silva Gomes, founder and director, Silverfish CSR
Laura Da Silva Gomes is the founder and director of Silverfish CSR Ltd, a company that specialises in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sports Ethics and Responsible Gaming matters. In March 2016, she launched the online platform to help gaming companies address their impact on society. She has worked closely with companies all over the world, from France to New Zealand, from South Africa to Canada, in multiple languages.

Simon Davies, Head of European Research, Canaccord Genuity
Simon Davies joined Canaccord Genuity in November 2009. He leads its coverage of the UK Media and Online Gaming sectors and is also Head of European Research. He is responsible for coverage of the UK listed gaming stocks, from Ladbrokes Coral to Playtech, and also The Stars Group in Canada. He was previously head of the top ranked Mid/SmallCap research department at ABN AMRO/RBS Equities. Simon started his career as a financial journalist, both in the UK and Hong Kong. He spent seven years at the Financial Times newspaper, where he was Hong Kong correspondent, and then spent three years writing the Lex column, before becoming Capital Markets Editor.

Sandford Loudon, Vice President, Oakvale Capital
Sandford Loudon has 9 years' experience as an investment banker and has spent the last 6 at Oakvale Capital, leading multiple transaction & advisory mandates for some of the major companies across the gaming space. He advises clients in all major gaming markets, with 2017 transactions including the re-listing of Jackpotjoy, the sale of NetPlay TV to Betsson and the sale of Royal Panda to Leovegas. He has also been involved in major deals such as Virgin Games' sale to Gamesys; Penn National’s acquisition of Rocket Games and Crown Casinos' deal to acquire Old Vegas Slots. Sandford has a deep operational knowledge of the industry thanks to hands on experience advising operators such as Mr Green and The Stars Group on their digital strategy.

Bobby Mamudi, Editor in Chief, Gaming Intelligence

Pearse McCabe, Director, McCabe Brands
A brand strategist by discipline, Pearse has worked in branding and brand communication for over 20 years taking him into senior leadership roles at some of the worlds biggest branding agencies such as Fitch and Dragon Rouge. He is a specialist in helping clients to define and deliver brand strategies through to building and leading agency teams that deliver major initiatives such as brand identity, communication campaigns and new proposition development. While he has touched many different spheres such as media, services, gaming, hospitality and retail, his core experience is branding and communication in restricted environments. A writer and commentator on brand issues, he is regularly quoted in the trade and mainstream media and has received awards for his research and thought leadership on brands and the difficult art and science of branding. After being the CEO of the New York Office of Dragon Rouge, he founded the agency McCabe in early 2017.

Dawid Myslinski, Corporate Finance Advisor, Redeye AB

Dawid Myslinski covered the online gaming sector as a financial analyst between 2005 and 2013. Since then he has worked as a Corporate Finance Advisor dealing with the sector. Besides listed companies Dawid's network includes entrepreneurs and investors associated with the industry. Dawid has on several occasions participated in expert panels, arranged seminars, supported fund raisings and IPO’s and acted as senior advisor to top level management in online gaming. 


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