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22 August 2022

BALKANS & CIS

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BALKANS & CIS

The BALKANS/CIS Gaming Awards will be held in August 2022. Alongside premier networking opportunities, this extravagant awards gala will reward leading players in the gaming industry in a celebration of achievement.

As well as shining a spotlight on some of the most intriguing and creative projects to change the face of the gaming sector, the glitzy event will also feature an art auction, with all proceeds going to the SiGMA Foundation for a variety of charitable projects.

28 Jan

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Nominations & Self-Nominations Open

27 JUL

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Nominations & Self-Nominations Close

29 JUL

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Shortlist announced & vote for finalist open to public & judges

5 AUG

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Voting Closed

22 AUG

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AWARDS NIGHT

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Package costs 3000€ and includes :

• 10 seats at the Gala Awards Dinner (2000€)
• Contribution to the SiGMA Foundation
• Exclusive sponsorship of the award of your choice - please note that you cannot be nominated for the award you are sponsoring
• Brand visibility on online channels

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The Title/Main Award Sponsorship package costs 34500€ and includes :

• Exclusive title sponsorship of the Awards
• Large online and onsite branding visibility
• 10 seats at the Gala Awards Dinner 2000€ - central table
• Contribution to the SiGMA Foundation
• Exclusive sponsorship of the award of your choice -
please note that you cannot be nominated for the award you are sponsoring
• Brand visibility on online channels

Sponsor an award now by sending your request at [email protected]

AWARDS

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

AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
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This award seeks to highlight the best affiliate programs as part of a network for gambling and online trading. Our judges will be looking at programs that boast a wide variety of categories and appeal to a broad range of markets.

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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We’re rewarding affiliates who have their fingers on the pulse of this exciting and fast-growing industry. As regulatory environments shift and new markets emerge, there are plenty of opportunities that stand out from the crowd. We’ll be looking at innovative traffic propositions, great SEO strategy, and creative use of new technologies.

CRYPTO CASINO OF THE YEAR
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With lower transfer fees, financial privacy, bigger and better bonuses, and play from anywhere opportunities, the best online crypto casinos can offer players a second-to-none user experience that outshines traditional online casinos.

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.

PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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We’re looking for companies operating with integrity – that can create a multi-dimensional gaming platform. Offering tailor-made services, such as high-end UX/UI design, professional risk assessment and expert-led brand building – the Platform of the Year is a one-stop solution-shop for all your product needs.

CEO WOMAN OF THE YEAR
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To acknowledge and reward the CEO with the most significant impact on any industry company.

ALTERNATIVE BANKING SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
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Banking is ripe for fintech disruption. This award seeks to reward businesses offering alternatives to traditional banking methods. We’re looking for customer-friendly, cutting-edge technology that can bring savings and smart service to new tech-savvy generations – making banking easier, more personalized, and more socially conscious.

WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR
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Our work environments are where we spend a considerable amount of our lives, and here we are looking to reward they who provide the best workplace for their employees.

AFFILIATE NETWORK OF THE YEAR
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Affiliate networks that have built a reputation based on trust are ticking all the right boxes when it comes to getting the best results for their customers – we’re looking for a program that’s earnt its stripes in the affiliate playing field.

ADVERTISING PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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From the mainstream to the unexpected, the award honours the best advertising platforms opening up new channels for growth as they help their clients cut through the competition.

E-SPORT 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.

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.

INDUSTRY RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
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This award gives space to new entries to the market. Competing under the shadow of industry giants can be intimidating – here we recognise your great ideas, giving you a platform to shine.

LIVE CASINO PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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The most attractive online live casino will be nominated by the judges.

MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
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In today’s data-driven world innovation drives success. This award highlights marketing agencies that can lead multi-layered campaigns and create iconic content whilst following a clear and focused pursuit of the objective. Drive, attention to detail and originality will be key.

ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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In such a competitive field, only the strongest and most innovative online casino providers will make it into the final nominee list.l

ONLINE GAMING MEDIA OF THE YEAR
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For this award we’re looking for content-rich websites geared towards the online casino industry, and which provide top quality information and entertainment using the latest technology in social media, advertising, and marketing. This accolade honors companies that have successfully defined the qualities shaping a top-notch player experience, luring high value leads to play through a holistic experience.

ONLINE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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a mix of strategy and skill-sets games such as Baccarat, Black Roulette, and Kakao stand apart from the crowd. This award highlights the best online table games out there.

ONLINE PAYMENT PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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When it comes to doing business, having a trusted payments partner that can streamline your account-based payment integrations, drive high conversions, improve customer acquisition, and reduce costs is paramount. Our judges are looking for a world-class payment solution that is user friendly, fast, safe, and reliable.

ONLINE POKER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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Online poker is still a popular vertical across the world, and the judges will vote for the one which is providing the most enjoyable and unique games.

ONLINE SPORTSBOOK PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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With so much opportunity in this space, this Award will be a fitting reward for the company making the most strides in this area of platforms or any product.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION
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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.

RESPONSIBLE GAMING OF THE YEAR
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From regulatory compliance to fraud prevention, responsible gaming addresses the challenges facing players, regulators, and legislators as the industry continues it’s fast-paced growth.

SAAS PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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Over the years SaaS platforms have changed the face of online businesses. We’re examining platforms that leverage cloud-based tech to optimise operations and capitalise on big data.

SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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The very best from the online world of sports betting will be nominated here.

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.

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].

Lorraine Sammut

Presentor

Claire Wellard

Director

iGamingXL

Mark Knighton

CEO

Obsidian Consultancy AB

Dmitriy Paliants

Co-Founder & CBDO

Ad4bet

Vladimir Malakchi

CCO

Evoplay

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.

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: 27 Jul | Deadline to vote: 5 Aug | Winners revealed: 22 Aug

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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