Headline categories final judging date

The headline categories are our most hotly contested Awards, and are subject to a unique final judging process. All companies shortlisted for the nine categories will have the opportunity to send one representative per category they are shortlisted in to present their submission(s) in person to the judging panel. Each shortlisted company will have 5 minutes to present to the judging panel, followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

This will take place on Thursday 28 September at The Athenaeum Hotel in London.

The headline categories:

Affiliate of the year
Bingo operator
Casino operator
Mobile operator
Operator of the year
Poker operator
Rising star
Socially responsible operator
Sports betting operator

If you are entering any of the categories above, please note this date in your diary and if relevant for you, you will be contacted as soon as the shortlist is announced.

Please note that all the other categories are subject to the standard final judging process below.


The judging process

The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure that all the entries receive full consideration and that the true winners are chosen. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep all information about companies and the final winners confidential, prior to beginning this process.

Shortlist judging: Judges will review all the entries based on the criteria and will then take part in a conference call, where the shortlist will be decided.

Final judging: Judges will re-review the entries based on the criteria and will then take part in a conference call, where the winners will be decided.

The shortlist will be announced beginning of September and the winners will be announced on Thursday 26 October at the Awards ceremony.