The first edition of the SiGMA Americas Awards kicked off on the 15th of June at the Casa Bisutti in São Paulo, Brazil, to the sounds of samba, surprise wins, and enthusiastic bidding on a charitable auction held on behalf of the SiGMA Foundation.
The extravagant SiGMA Awards Gala
Generously sponsored by Smartsoft Gaming, and with entertainment from an electrifying group of samba and mirror dancers, the evening was hosted by SiGMA’s own Elisa Martinotti and Mark Borg. SiGMA Foundation ambassador Rick Goddard led a rousing auction towards the end of the night.
In addition to the main categories, a special accolade was awarded to the Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming (IBJR) for their Outstanding Contribution to Responsible Gaming. This win comes as Brazil navigates its way to a new regulatory landscape for online gaming – marking a significant moment for the future of the LatAm gaming and sports betting industry.
Here are the remaining 25 winners of the night:
ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Digitain
MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – FastTrack
LIVE CASINO PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Evolution
BRAZILIAN OPERATOR OF THE YEAR – Estrelabet
SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Altenar
AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR – BetterCollective
E-SPORT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – Ultraplay
SLOT GAME PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Evoplay
PAYMENT SERVICES OF THE YEAR – Astropay
VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Pragmatic Play
AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR – Royal Partners
GAME PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Smartsoft Gaming
COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Netrin
BREAKTHROUGH GAME OF THE YEAR – Aviator by Spribe
LATAM MEDIA OF THE YEAR – Focus Gaming News
MOBILE GAME PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Pragmatic Play
INDUSTRY RISING STAR OF THE YEAR – Realsbet
KYC SOLUTION OF THE YEAR – IDnow
CASINO OF THE YEAR – LATAM – Betsson
CRYPTO PAYMENT SOLUTION OF THE YEAR – GlobiancePay
PLATFORM PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – Softswiss
SPORTSBOOK OF THE YEAR – LATAM – 1xBet
FINTECH SOLUTION OF THE YEAR – Fastex Exchange
WEB3 BANKING OF THE YEAR – ZroBank
NFT PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Aviatrix
SiGMA Foundation auction raises €11,400 for charity
Several bidding wars and a couple of heart-warming speeches later, the SiGMA Foundation raised a total of €11,400 for its charitable projects during the traditional SiGMA Awards Art Auction.
First on the block was a pop art work on canvas depicting football legend Pele. The painting, by Tommy Zegan, which went for €2100. Next up was Ronaldhino, also by Tommy Zegan, which sold for €800. His third painting, MMA fight champion Amanda Lourenco Nunes and the lion, brought in €600. Zegan’s last piece in the auction – a 1963 Baja guitar went for €1400.
Next up were pieces from Derek Mason, a British artist based in Malta who regularly contributes to the SiGMA Foundation’s charitable auctions. Essence of blockchain went for €850, Neymar Jr for €2000, Parallel Beginnings for €650 and Dramatic Pause for €600.
Another piece depicting Neymar at the World Cup by Bordinassi went for €700, while Pelé the king also sold for €700.
Last up was a coveted Centurion boxing glove which, after some spirited bidding, went for €1000.