CEEG Awards 2018 Budapest – List of Winners Along With Shortlisted Brands

CEEG Awards 2018 Budapest – List of Winners Along With Shortlisted Brands

The Ritz-Carlton Budapest hosted the 2018 edition of Central and Eastern European Gaming (CEEG) Awards on September 25th, 2018. The process was divided into the following 4 phases:

  • Nominations Period: May 2nd, 2018 to July 15th, 2018
  • Online Voting Period: August 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2018
  • Shortlist Announcement (Top 5): September 5th, 2018
  • Envelope Style Voting: September 25th, 2018

The CEEG Awards 2018 were given away in 20 categories and the companies operating in Europe were only given the privilege to nominate their brands for the respective categories. Continue scrolling to get a comprehensive list of winners and shortlisted contenders who made it to the top 5 of each category, namely, Operators, Operators Sports, B2B Sports Betting, B2B – Casino, Lottery and Crypto and Media & Connected Services.

Awards for Operators Casino

Award Category Shortlisted Brands 2018 Winner 2018
Best Customer Support in Online Casino 2018 Betsson Group, LeoVegas, Mr. Green, Royal Panda and Vbet Betsson Group
Best Overall Online Casino 2018 Betsson Group, LeoVegas, Mr. Green, Royal Panda and Vbet Mr. Green

Awards for Operators Sports

Award Category Shortlisted Brands 2018 Winner 2018
Best Customer Support in Sports Betting 2018 Sazka, Superbet, TonyBet, Unibet and Vbet Superbet
Best Overall Sports Betting Operator 2018 Fortuna, Sportingbet, Superbet, TonyBet, Unibet Superbet

Awards for B2B Sports Betting

Award Category Shortlisted Brands 2018 Winner 2018
Best Overall eSports Service Provider 2018 Betgenius, Esports Entertainment Group, Inbet Games, PandaScore, UltraPlay UltraPlay
Best Overall Fantasy Sports/Virtual Sports Provider 2018 BetConstruct, Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI), Global Fantasy Sports, NSoft, Scout Gaming Group NSoft
Rising Star in the Fantasy Sports/Virtual Sports 2018 BetConstruct, Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI), Global Fantasy Sports, NSoft, Scout Gaming Group Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI)
Best Sports Betting Innovation in 2018 Altenar, BetConstruct, BtoBet, Playtech and SBTech Altenar
Rising Star in Sports Betting Technology 2018 Altenar, BtoBet, DIGITAIN, Offside Gaming and Sportingtech DIGITAIN
Best Overall Sports Betting Provider 2018 Altenar, BetConstruct, BtoBet, Offside Gaming and SBTech SBTech

Awards for B2B – Casino, Lottery and Crypto

Award Category Shortlisted Brands 2018 Winner 2018
Rising Star in Online Casino Technology 2018 GiG (Gaming-Innovation-Group), iforium, Tom Horn Gaming, Wazdan and Yggdrasil Tom Horn Gaming
Online Casino Innovator 2018 BetConstruct, iforium, NetEnt, Tom Horn Gaming and Wazdan Wazdan
Best Online Casino Provider 2018 BetConstruct, NetEnt, Play'n Go, Tom Horn Gaming and Wazdan Play'n Go
Best Lottery Service Provider 2018 RISQ, Helio Gaming, IGT, Playtech and Twelve40 Playtech
Best Cryptocurrency Gaming Platform Provider 2018 Bethereum, BETR, DAO.Casino, FunFair and Wagerr Bethereum

Awards for Media and Connected Services (Aggregation Platforms, Payment Processors, Translation, Testing etc.)

Award Category Shortlisted Brands 2018 Winner 2018
Best Overall Payment Service Provider 2018 Acapture, ECOMMPAY, MuchBetter, PaySafeCard and Trustly PaySafeCard
Best iGaming Press in the Region 2018 Casino Life and Business Magazine, Focus Gaming News, GamblingCompliance, iGaming Business and InterGame GamblingCompliance
Best Connected iGaming Service Provider 2018 All-In Translations, BetConstruct, iforium, RISQ and Wazdan Iforium
Best Testing Laboratory 2018 BMM Testlabs, eCogra, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), iTech Labs and Quinel Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)
Best Support for Responsible Gambling 2018 Betsson Group, GVC, Kindred Group, LeoVegas and Playtech Betsson Group

From the Desk of Winners

After the award ceremony was over, the winners started rolling out press releases via industry media to express their thoughts over the win. Take a look at what they have to say below:

Johan Törnqvist, CEO at Play’n GO: “We are very active in this region and, as with all areas we work, we have dedicated ourselves to creating the best content we can and making sure we give the operators what they need to best entertain their players.

Our people work incredibly hard to make sure we’re only putting out the finest games and services possible and I’m sure this kind of recognition will only serve to make us work harder to continue setting high standards.”

Suren Khachatryan, CEO at DIGITAIN: “The CEEG Conference is one of the industry’s best events to attend in the iGaming calendar and grows in stature every year. We are therefore honoured to be the recipient of the 2018 Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards ‘Rising Star in Sports Betting Technology’ category and look forward to delivering continued technical excellence to our customers.”

FSI founders, CEO Dennis Tsalikis and COO Bill Mexias: “We are proud to receive the award. We would like to thank our team, for bringing the company’s vision to life, European Gaming Events for hosting us and everyone who kindly supported us with their vote, from the very beginning and during our journey from the nomination, to the shortlist and to this award.”

“We’d like to congratulate our worthy fellow-nominees and let everyone know we are committed to working hard and advancing further. We are looking forward to meeting you all at ICE 2019.”

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Commercial Officer of SBTech: “We are very proud of our strong relationship with the region, with two of SBTech’s biggest offices based in Bulgaria and another major operation in Kyiv. Just this month we opened a state-of-the-art sports-themed office in Sofia and we have a number of key clients in the region. I look forward to growing our presence in Eastern Europe still further over the coming years.

After a period of intense activity for SBTech in the US and Western Europe, it’s gratifying to be recognised once again for our work in a region that remains vital to our international strategy”

Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan: “As a company we’re very proud to win this CEEG Award, and to be recognised in this way for our role as an innovation leader. Behind every achievement, award or milestone reached there is a team of dedicated individuals who work endlessly towards achieving that goal. I’d like to thank our team for their dedication, great work and constant motivation. This one’s for you!”

Ondrej Lapides, CEO at Tom Horn Gaming: “At Tom Horn, we always strive for excellence, combining the latest technology with creative ideas to deliver high-quality gaming products that are popular with players and operators, and always comply with the most stringent regulations in the industry. We are proud of the work we do and are honoured to have won this award.”

Domenico Mazzola, Comercial Director at Altenar: “We are thrilled to receive the award for Best Sports Betting Innovation this year. Thanks to the CEEGC for recognising the power of innovation to shape the future of online sports betting”.

Udo Müller, CEO of PaySafeCard: “I am very proud that our team has won the CEEGC Award 2018 for the best payment solution provider in the gaming sector, as further proof that paysafecard is the leading online prepaid payment method for gaming enthusiasts. We won’t rest on our laurels, and will take this award as further motivation to continue our commitment to offering gamers a safe and simple alternative payment method.”

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