Apuesta Total, Betcris, Betsson Group, Better Collective, Evolution, Kaizen Gaming and Sportradar Group were among the companies celebrating victories at last night’s SBC Awards Latinoamérica ceremony.
The winners of the 26 operator, affiliate and media, supplier, and payment and compliance categories were announced at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in front of 400 senior executives from the betting and igaming industry.
The lavish ceremony of the second edition of the SBC Awards Latinoamérica was hosted by the Mexican sports journalist Inés Sainz and Argentinian sports journalist and Futbol Sites and Playmaker ambassador Juan Pablo Varsky.
Kaizen Gaming was named Sportsbook Operator of the Year, and Betsson Group was awarded Casino Operator of the Year. In the other operator categories, the independent judging panels selected EstrelaBet as the Rising Star of the Year, Betmotion as the Bingo & Lottery Operator of the Year, and Entain as the Socially Responsible Operator of the Year.
The Marketing Campaign of the Year Award went to Apuesta Total for their ‘Para ganar hay que creer’ campaign, while the Sponsorship of the Year title was claimed by Betcris.
Betcris received another prestigious recognition as the Employer of the Year, while Moshe Edree (Codere) was named Leader of the Year in the second award that spans the entire industry.
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of event organiser SBC, said: “The Awards ceremony is always special as it recognises the hard work that goes into being a leader in this industry. Congratulations to all the shortlisted companies and the big winners of the night for their tireless dedication to excellence.”
Better Collective and iGamingNuts claimed the respective Sports Affiliate/Media and Casino Affiliate of the Year awards, with Futbol Sites (Playmaker) taking the silver award in the Sports Affiliate/Media category.
Evolution enjoyed a successful evening in the supplier section, winning both the Casino & igaming Supplier of the Year and Industry Innovation of the Year honours. Sportradar Group was also among the companies to celebrate two victories as they won Platform Provider of the Year and Acquisition & Retention Partner.
BetConstruct collected the Sportsbook Supplier of the Year Award, Genius Sports was victorious in the Sports Data/Live Betting Product category, and Digitain got the Esports Supplier of the Year trophy.
Pragmatic Play won Bingo & Lottery Supplier of the Year, Continent 8 Technologies won Marketing & Services Provider of the Year, GoldenRace was awarded the Virtual Sports Supplier trophy and Aristocrat got the Land-Based Betting & Gaming Product award.
In the rising star categories of the supplier awards, Softswiss Sportsbook won Rising Star In Sports Betting, and Wizard Games got the Rising Star In Casino trophy.
Paysafe Group triumphed in the Payment Solution & Innovation of the Year section, and Veriff landed the Compliance Partner/Supplier of the Year trophy in the Payments and Compliance section.
“I would like to thank everyone who made this night happen and give a special shout-out to our sponsors for their support. We are already looking forward to the third edition of the Awards in November 2023,” Sojmark added.
The ceremony took place on the final evening of SBC Summit Latinoamérica, the most prominent sports betting and gaming event for senior-level industry executives in Latin America.