The inaugural SBC Awards North America were held last week on the final evening of the SBC Summit North America in New York City and DraftKings, IGT, and Scientific Games were among the big winners.
Most notably, DraftKings was named the Sportsbook of the Year and BetMGM was awarded Casino Operator of the Year.
Meanwhile, the independent judging panels selected Bally Interactive as Rising Star of the Year and Entain as Socially Responsible Operator of the Year. PointsBet took the Marketing Campaign & Sponsorship honor and GAN collected the Social Gaming Operator prize.
Rush Street Interactive’s Richard Schwartz was named Leader of the Year and Scientific Games was recognized as Employer of the Year. Scientific Games also took home a second prize in the form of the Lottery Supplier of the Year title, while Evolution claimed the Casino Supplier title.
IGT PlaySports also enjoyed a successful evening in the supplier section, winning both the Platform Provider and Land-Based Betting & Gaming Product honours, and taking silver in the Industry Innovation of the Year category won by ArdentSky.
Among the other winners were OpenBet, which collected the Sportsbook Supplier award. Sportradar won the Sports Data / Living Betting Product category, Sightline Payments triumphed in the Payment Solution section, and Nuvei won the Payment Innovation prize.
Rasmus Sojmark, Founder and CEO of event organizer SBC, said: “Competition for the SBC Awards North America was fierce across all the categories, underlining the staggering progress made by the industry here over the past three years. Huge congratulations to all the winners selected by our independent judging panels. To have succeeded against such a high standard of opposition is a real mark of quality that the team from the victorious companies can be very proud of. We’d like to thank all the SBC Awards North America sponsors for their support and for helping to make this such a fantastic occasion. We’re already looking forward to the second edition of the Awards in July 2022.”