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MARCH 2023

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The Asia Awards will be held during the first edition of SiGMA Asia. Alongside premier networking opportunities, the gala event brings together luminaries in the industry for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement, attracting a guest list of over 300 esteemed individuals to its inaugural debut.

Aside from shining a spotlight on some of the most intriguing and creative projects to change the face of the sphere. The Asia Awards will also feature an art auction – with all proceeds diverted to the SiGMA Foundation.

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Nominations & Self-Nominations Open

20 FEB

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Nominations & Self-Nominations Close

22 FEB

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Shortlist announced & vote for finalist open to public & judges

14 MAR

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Voting Closed

21 MARCH

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AWARDS NIGHT

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AWARDS

Give recognition where it’s due by nominating someone whose work has created a positive impact on the industry.

ONLINE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award recognises the best online operator who has kept technological innovation, fast payments, solid support systems and beautifully designed games close to heart as the foundation of a great experience for clients. Our judges are looking for the online operator that has gone above and beyond in both their products and in their work for the industry as a whole.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
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Affiliate networks can get quite complicated. Luckily, our enterprising digital marketers and content creators have access to a wide suite of programs at their beck and call to sort out the busywork. Our judges are looking for the best program that saved our lucky affiliates from countless hours spent organising.

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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We’re rewarding affiliates who have their fingers on the pulse of this ever evolving industry. As regulatory environments shift and new markets emerge, there are plenty of opportunities that stand out from the crowd when it comes to cyberspace. Our judges are looking for the best and the brightest when it comes to innovative traffic propositions, great SEO strategy, and creative use of new technologies.

ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
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As more and more of the economy is digitised and online payments being the go-to for buying and selling, providers that can lay the foundations for the e-commerce of the future are a vital pillar for the day-to-day lives of both firms and individuals. Our judges are looking for the online payment solution that has broken ground in digital e-commerce and formed a critical part of financial operations around the world.

MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
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As this sector of the economy grows exponential, the skill gap in the market is being filled by young, specialised agencies that use the latest techniques and technologies to spin a story that lasts. Our judges are looking for the marketing agencies that have gone above and beyond in making their name known in the digital ecosystem.

MARKETING TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
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The rapid digitization of the global market has meant that the online presence of a venture has become just as important as its physical space. This means that technologists have become a vital part of the marketing ecosystem and will only get more important moving into the future. Our judges are looking for the most groundbreaking and novel technological innovations in the world of marketing by keeping an ever-evolving sector at the edge of the work of tech.

AFFILIATE NETWORK OF THE YEAR
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With networking being the fuel that drives the economy forward, affiliate networks create clusters of activity that leave both customers and firms satisfied. A vital part of the digital marketing ecosystem, the networks lay the foundation for the affiliates of tomorrow. Our judges are looking for the affiliate network that best bridged the gap between many different ventures and left clients starstruck with a fantastic service from start to finish.

MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR
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Knowledge is power in the Information Age with media being a source of both endless hours of entertainment as well as a crucial tool to educate an ever more connected world. With the digital landscape broadening globally, agencies of all stripes have a vital role to play in this new age. Our judges are looking for the media agency that broadcast its message far and wide across cyberspace and made a name for itself in terms of quality and principles.

CRYPTO AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystem has become a significant sector of the emerging economy of tomorrow. This has made the need for a bridge between the existing affiliate market and the crypto-space an ever growing pillar of the industry. Our judges are looking for the crypto affiliate that staked their claim in the ecosystem and helped move the industry one step closer to mass adoption.

SAAS PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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The more the global economy as a whole advances, the more crucial software will be in bridging the gaps and enhancing productivity across the board. With the emergence of AI, Big Data and other IT revolutions, SAAS platforms have the potential to be a pillar in industry 4.0. Our judges are looking for the SAAS platform that has contributed the most to firms in a broad portfolio of industries, hyper accelerating their growth and enhancing their productivity.

INDUSTRY RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
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With cyberspace as a stage, the internet is no stranger to ambitious and talented individuals who lead the way when it comes to the brave new world of marketing and affiliation. This being said, even in a sea of stars some shine brighter. Our judges are looking for the rising star of the year, an individual who has gone above and beyond for the industry and has paved the way for the future of digital marketing.

LEAD GENERATION TOOL OF THE YEAR
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Profit is made in the space between an excited customer and an enterprising venture. Lead generation tools have become vital pillars when it comes to making the two meet and in growing the revenue base for countless firms. Our judges are looking for the lead generation tool that has hyper accelerated the profit of firms across the board.

AFFILIATE TRACKING SOFWARE OF THE YEAR
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With affiliate networks being at the centre of an ever-growing ecosystem of clients, businesses and affiliates, the need for smart solutions to keep everything neat and tidy has never been more pronounced. Our judges are looking for the Affiliate tracking software that has broken ground in streamlining the busy networks of their clients and keeps operations running smoothly.

CPA NETWORK OF THE YEAR
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In the ever expanding world of digital marketing, CPA networks empower affiliates that truly earn the trust and respect of their audience enough for them to attribute a sale directly to them. This serves as a vital evolution in the relationship between affiliates and their partners. Our judges are looking for the CPA Network that broke ground in this novel form of digital marketing.

INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
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With the rise of social media, influencers and thought leaders form vital parts of the evolving digital marketing ecosystem and a pillar for many media campaigns. Our judges are looking for the influencer that has captivated audiences far and wide while truly making a niche for themselves in the digital world.

CORPORATE SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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Business development is a crux of any economy with the prosperity and future of many a firm being forged in endless meetings and discussions framed in a bed of legal paperwork and forms. Our judges are looking for the corporate services provider that has carried countless companies through the arduous process of bureaucracy and left them wealthier for it.

ADVERTISING PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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Adverts are both the core and the foundation of the new digital economy, financing an infinite amount of creative endeavours while enriching the brands behind them. This has made advertising platforms a critical part of every business strategy imaginable. Our judges are looking for the advertising platform that broke ground in bridging industry-leading brands and the digital world.

HOSTING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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The internet has become the platform for a massive demographic of businesses with digitalization only pushing more and more firms towards an online presence. Housing providers are a vital part of this infrastructure. Our judges are looking for the Hosting Provider that has gone above and beyond in both onboarding and keeping firms on the web.

ESPORT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
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Overshadowing traditional competitive sports and growing ever larger, esports has become a global phenomenon that takes the immersive setting and engaging gameplay of some of the most well regarded games and combines them with human competitiveness and drive for excellence. Our judges are looking for the eSports product that has both provided its customers with hours of entertainment while pushing the nascent industry ever forward.

SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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Sportsbetting has been a pursuit as old as time. This being said, in a new age of innovation and sophistication, a number of sportsbook operators have gone above and beyond in their search for excellence. Our judges are looking for the Sportsbook operator that has truly been a pillar for the industry as a whole, both in terms of innovation and industry outreach.

FUND OF THE YEAR
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Alongside a commitment to nourishing bright ideas through mentorship, skill-building and strategic partnerships, our judges are searching for a fund that has a solid reputation for building and scaling some of the most promising projects in the sector and supporting the growth of a whole new generation of businesses.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR
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The industry is home to a long list of movers and shakers that have gone above and beyond in creativity, industry and innovation, pushing the sector as a whole ever onwards in an ever evolving economy. Our judges are looking for a firm or individual who have single-handedly played a vital part in the revolutionising of the sector and are a vanguard for its future.

ONLINE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award recognises the best online operator who has kept technological innovation, fast payments, solid support systems and beautifully designed games close to heart as the foundation of a great experience for clients. Our judges are looking for the online operator that has gone above and beyond in both their products and in their work for the industry as a whole.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Read More Read Less

Affiliate networks can get quite complicated. Luckily, our enterprising digital marketers and content creators have access to a wide suite of programs at their beck and call to sort out the busywork. Our judges are looking for the best program that saved our lucky affiliates from countless hours spent organising.

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
Read More Read Less

We’re rewarding affiliates who have their fingers on the pulse of this ever evolving industry. As regulatory environments shift and new markets emerge, there are plenty of opportunities that stand out from the crowd when it comes to cyberspace. Our judges are looking for the best and the brightest when it comes to innovative traffic propositions, great SEO strategy, and creative use of new technologies.

ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
Read More Read Less

As more and more of the economy is digitised and online payments being the go-to for buying and selling, providers that can lay the foundations for the e-commerce of the future are a vital pillar for the day-to-day lives of both firms and individuals. Our judges are looking for the online payment solution that has broken ground in digital e-commerce and formed a critical part of financial operations around the world.

JUDGES & HOSTS

You can see all the judges here. They have been meticulously chosen from a crowd of experts, industry veterans, and business leaders from the sector! Want to get involved as one on the judges? Kindly contact [email protected].

Jon Thompson

Director of Risk Management / Presentor

Private Investment Company

Jessica Walker

CMO

FLUID FINANCE

Michelle Held

Owner & CEO

MetroNY

Ali Atam

Chief Marketing Officer

Videoslots

Roger A. Strickland Jr

Director

CSB Group

Dmitriy Paliants

Co-Founder & CBDO

Ad4bet

Vladimir Malakchi

CCO

Evoplay

Eloisa Marchesoni

Founder & CEO

Def.ai Inc.

Michal Kopec

Director - Northeast Europe

Better Collective

Vincenzo Armato

Founder

ADV Revolution

CHARITY AUCTION ITEMS

A live auction will take place during the awards ceremony, with luxury items and specially commissioned artworks going under the hammer for charity. All proceeds are diverted towards SiGMA Foundation projects

The Lego Shorty NFT

Gnomevil

The vintage Lego Shorty is part of the Lego Shorty collection containing five pieces in total. This collection represents a merge between childish and rebel ways to see the world. Like all Gnomevil artworks, it has a small squid emoji hidden somewhere in the piece as the authentication and signature of the author.

Carnival

Derek Mason

ABOUT ARTIST
Derek Mason has been painting for just over 8 years. A self-taught artist, Derek began his work doing brief studies on animals before expressing himself with paint, initially experimenting with watercolors. He’s currently in a period of oil paints. His artistic development is presently showcased in a style characterized by it’s emotiveness and flexibility in form and color. Derek has a drive bordering on the prolific and not a day goes by where he can’t be found plying his chosen trade in his home studio. Derek’s first private exhibition in 2016 was a runaway success with over a third of the selected works finding their way into private collections on and off the island.

HEAD TO HEAD

Derek Mason
ABOUT ARTIST Derek Mason has been painting for just over 8 years. A self-taught artist, Derek began his work doing brief studies on animals before expressing himself with paint, initially experimenting with watercolors. He’s currently in a period of oil paints. His artistic development is presently showcased in a style characterized by it’s emotiveness and flexibility in form and color. Derek has a drive bordering on the prolific and not a day goes by where he can’t be found plying his chosen trade in his home studio. Derek’s first private exhibition in 2016 was a runaway success with over a third of the selected works finding their way into private collections on and off the island. ABOUT THIS PAINTING Painting on loose canvas using oil paints – approx. 200cm x 100cm

UMA ABSTRACT NUMBER 3

Uma x Mark Mallia Collaboration
This abstract is part of a unique collaboration between the Maltese artist Mark Mallia and the AI artist entity Uma, the Universal Machine Artist. Each abstract in this series is from Mark’s training of the artificial intelligence, where the AI is learning how to compose a beautiful abstract work of art, together with the techniques used to paint it on canvas. Each painting is a one off that will never be repeated again and is a unique collectable representing the early age of Artificial Intelligence-Human Collaboration Art.

HEAL THE WORLD

Reuven Schockner
With a background in graffiti art, Reuven Schockner is currently focused on the rise of crypto and the fall of fiat. His use of banknotes highlights the changing nature of money throughout civilization, providing a chance for us to reflect and change.

HEAD TO HEAD

Derek Mason
ABOUT ARTIST Derek Mason has been painting for just over 8 years. A self-taught artist, Derek began his work doing brief studies on animals before expressing himself with paint, initially experimenting with watercolors. He’s currently in a period of oil paints. His artistic development is presently showcased in a style characterized by it’s emotiveness and flexibility in form and color. Derek has a drive bordering on the prolific and not a day goes by where he can’t be found plying his chosen trade in his home studio. Derek’s first private exhibition in 2016 was a runaway success with over a third of the selected works finding their way into private collections on and off the island. ABOUT THIS PAINTING Painting on loose canvas using oil paints – approx. 200cm x 100cm

UMA ABSTRACT NUMBER 3

Uma x Mark Mallia Collaboration
This abstract is part of a unique collaboration between the Maltese artist Mark Mallia and the AI artist entity Uma, the Universal Machine Artist. Each abstract in this series is from Mark’s training of the artificial intelligence, where the AI is learning how to compose a beautiful abstract work of art, together with the techniques used to paint it on canvas. Each painting is a one off that will never be repeated again and is a unique collectable representing the early age of Artificial Intelligence-Human Collaboration Art.

HEAL THE WORLD

Reuven Schockner
With a background in graffiti art, Reuven Schockner is currently focused on the rise of crypto and the fall of fiat. His use of banknotes highlights the changing nature of money throughout civilization, providing a chance for us to reflect and change.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the SiGMA Foundation. Find out more about the SiGMA Foundation’s work here.
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FAQs

Anyone working in the gambling industry can nominate a company, project, or person in one of the listed categories. The five best nominations will be shortlisted with the winner to be selected through a combination of judges (70% votes) and the public (30%).
Deadline to nominate: 28 Feb | Deadline to vote: 11 Mar | Winners revealed: 21 Mar

You just need to click here – easy peasy!

Contact us for more details in order to have exclusive VIP visibility during the Awards Night. [email protected]

MEET THE PAST WINNERS

iGAMING CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

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CORPORATE SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE GAMING MEDIA OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

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LIVE CASINO PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE SPORTSBOOK PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

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GAME PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

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RISING STAR TABLE GAME OF THE YEAR

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PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

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UNIQUE SELLING POINT OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE SLOTS & RNG GAMES OF THE YEAR

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RISING STAR OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE CASINO OF THE YEAR

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CRYPTO CASINO OF THE YEAR

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SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

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AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

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AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

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SPORTSBOOK AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

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ESPORT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

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RESPONSIBLE GAMING OF THE YEAR

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GAMING FUND OF THE YEAR

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WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR

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CSR CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTION OF THE YEAR

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ALTERNATIVE BANKING SOLUTION OF THE YEAR

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HOSTING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

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ASIAN PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

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ONLINE CASINO 2019

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SLOT GAME 2019

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ASIAN PRODUCT 2019

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AFFILIATE SOFTWARE 2019

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AFFILIATE NETWORK 2019

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ASIAN LIVE DEALER 2019

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AFFILIATE PROGRAM 2019

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ASIAN SLOTS PROVIDER 2019

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ASIAN PLATFORM PROVIDER 2019

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MEDIA AGENCY 2019

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TOKENISED GAMING ASSET 2019

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TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDER 2019

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PAYMENTS PROVIDER 2019

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LEGAL FIRM 2019

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FASTEST GROWING WHITE LABEL 2019

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INSTANT WIN 2019

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CRYPTO PAYMENTS SOLUTION 2019

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2019

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HOSTING SERVICES 2019

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TOKENISED CASINO GAME 2019

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TRUSTLY PAY AND PLAY 2019

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MULTI CHANNEL PROVIDER 2019

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GAME VENDOR 2019

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MOBILE GAMING PROVIDER 2019

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SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR 2019

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INNOVATOR 2019

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SPORTSBOOK AFFILIATE 2019

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B2B PLATFORM 2019

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CRYPTO PAYMENTS SOLUTION 2018

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PAYMENTS AGGREGATOR 2018

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MEDIA AGENCY 2018

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AFFILIATE NETWORK 2018

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AFFILIATE SOFTWARE 2018

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BEST SLOT GAME 2018

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CAREERS PROGRAM 2018

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CASINO AFFILIATE 2018

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CASINO 2018

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2018

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FASTEST GROWING WHITE LABEL 2018

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GAMES VENDOR 2018

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ICO 2018

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IGAMING BRAND 2018

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INNOVATOR 2018

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INVESTOR 2018

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LEGAL FIRM 2018

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LOTTO PROJECT 2018

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MOBILE GAMING PROVIDER 2018

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MULTICHANNEL PROVIDER 2018

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MULTI PRODUCT PROVIDER 2018

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PAYMENTS PROVIDER 2018

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RNG CASINO PROVIDER 2018

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SLOTS PLATFORM 2018

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SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR 2018

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SPORTSBOOK AFFILIATE 2018

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TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDER 2018

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AFFILIATE PROGRAM 2018

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CRYPTO PAYMENTS SOLUTION 2018

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PAYMENTS AGGREGATOR 2018

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MEDIA AGENCY 2018

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AFFILIATE NETWORK 2018

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AFFILIATE SOFTWARE 2018

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BEST SLOT GAME 2018

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CAREERS PROGRAM 2018

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CASINO AFFILIATE 2018

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CASINO 2018

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2018

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FASTEST GROWING WHITE LABEL 2018

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GAMES VENDOR 2018

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ICO 2018

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IGAMING BRAND 2018

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INNOVATOR 2018

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INVESTOR 2018

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LEGAL FIRM 2018

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LOTTO PROJECT 2018

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MOBILE GAMING PROVIDER 2018

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MULTICHANNEL PROVIDER 2018

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MULTI PRODUCT PROVIDER 2018

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PAYMENTS PROVIDER 2018

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RNG CASINO PROVIDER 2018

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SLOTS PLATFORM 2018

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SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR 2018

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SPORTSBOOK AFFILIATE 2018

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TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDER 2018

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AFFILIATE PROGRAM 2018

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INNOVATOR 2016

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AFFILIATE 2016

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CAREERS PROGRAM 2016

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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY 2016

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FASTEST GROWING OPERATOR 2016

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INVESTOR 2016

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