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EGR Italy Awards 2018

The EGR Italy Awards will bring together Italy's leading online gaming operators and service providers to celebrate industry excellence over the past 12 months.

Gli EGR Italy Awards riuniranno i principali operatori e fornitori di servizi di gioco online in Italia per celebrare l'eccellenza del settore negli ultimi 12 mesi.
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WELCOME TO THE EGR ITALY AWARDS 2018

The EGR Italy Awards will bring together Italy's leading online gaming operators and service providers to celebrate industry excellence over the past 12 months. We've seen some outstanding achievements across the industry and the EGR Italy Awards are designed to showcase the breadth and depth of the regulated egaming sector.

Please note: The award winners will be announced at an evening ceremony on Thursday 4 October 2018 at the prestigious Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, Rome.
Due to new judging policies, the entry deadline will not be extended this year.

Gli EGR Italy Awards riuniranno i principali operatori e fornitori di servizi di gioco online in Italia per celebrare l'eccellenza del settore negli ultimi 12 mesi. Abbiamo visto alcuni risultati straordinari in tutto il settore e gli EGR Italy Awards sono stati progettati per mostrare l'ampiezza e la profondità del settore dell'egaming regolamentato.

Nota: i vincitori saranno annunciati alla cerimonia serale giovedì 4 ottobre 2018 presso la prestigiosa Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, a Roma. A causa di nuove politiche di valutazione, il termine di iscrizione non sarà esteso quest'anno.

SHORTLIST 2018

CategoryOrganisation
Affiliate of the Year Diretta.it
  Skores
  Superscommesse (ASAP ITALIA)
  Oddschecker
  Catena Media
  Better Collective
   
Casino Content Supplier GAN
  Pragmatic Play
  Play'n GO
  NetEnt
  Evolution Gaming
  Espresso Games (Talenta Labs)
  SG Digital
  Yggdrasil
  Playtech
  Habanero
   
Casino Operator Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  Sisal
  The Stars Group
  StarCasino (Betsson Group)
   
Casino Platform Supplier NetEnt
  SG Digital
  GAN
  Playtech
   
Sports Betting Operator bet365
  Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  Betaland
  Sisal
   
Marketing Campaign Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  The Stars Group
  StarCasino (Betsson Group)
  tombola
   
Operator of the Year Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  The Stars Group
  Betaland
  Sisal
  StarCasino (Betsson Group)
   
Socially Responsible Operator LeoVegas
  Sisal
  StarCasino (Betsson Group)
  tombola
   
In-house Product Innovation Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  The Stars Group
  Sisal
   
Affiliate Programme Sisal
  StarCasino (Betsson Group)
   
Mobile Operator Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  Sisal
   
Social Marketing Operator Eurobet (GVC Holdings)
  Sky Betting & Gaming
  Sisal
  tombola
   
Payments and Fraud Company PayPal
  SafeCharge
   
Poker Operator The Stars Group
  Sisal
   
Sports Betting Supplier Betgenius
  SBTech
  Sporting Solutions
  Betradar
   
Mobile Supplier Play'n GO
  Booming Games
  NetEnt
  SBTech
  Pragmatic Play
  SG Digital
  Yggdrasil
  GAN
  Habanero
   
Software Supplier Booming Games
  NetEnt
  SBTech
  GameArt
  Pragmatic Play
  Yggdrasil
  Global Daily Fantasy Sports
  GAN

CATEGORIES

AFFILIATE CATEGORY
Affiliate of the Year

The judges will reward the affiliate that has stood out from the pack in a competitive sector through innovation, traffic generation and growth, genuine ROI for operators and the ability to build strong partner relationships. This is not an award for the biggest affiliate site, but scale will be a factor in determining the winner. Entrants will need to provide evidence of growth, innovation, quality and scale of traffic and differentiation.


Key criteria include:

  • Differentiation and quality of offering
  • Quality and scale of traffic
  • Growth
  • Innovation
  • Strong partner relationships
OPERATOR CATEGORIES
Affiliate Programme - New for 2018

This category rewards the operator affiliate team that can best demonstrate the use of innovative and effective marketing strategies to drive customers to their sites. Judges are looking for programmes that have used the full range of marketing tools available. In this highly competitive environment, evidence of strong affiliate partnerships and effective use of brand messaging will also play a vital role in selecting the winner.


Key criteria include:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Brand messaging
  • Acquisition or retention numbers
  • Affiliate relationship management
Bingo Operator

This award recognises the bingo operator that has set the standards for others to follow over the past 12 months. Judges will look for a company that has brought innovation to the Italian bingo sector as well as one that has provided a high-quality player experience and shown evidence of real growth. It is not a reward for the largest operator, but scale will be a major consideration.


Key criteria include:

  • Scale
  • Growth
  • Product quality
  • Innovation
Casino Operator

This award recognises the casino operator that has set the standards for others to follow over the past 12 months. Judges will look for a company that has brought innovation to the Italian casino sector as well as one that has provided a high-quality player experience and shown evidence of real growth. It is not a reward for the largest operator, but scale will be a major consideration.


Key criteria include:

  • Scale
  • Growth
  • Product quality
  • Innovation
Marketing Campaign

This rewards the company that has run innovative, intelligent and creative marketing campaigns over the past year. Judges will select a winner based on effective use of banner ads, affiliate programs, use of SEO and viral marketing, brand advertising and contextual advertising. The award is not for the most effective campaign in terms of ROI, but the financial performance of the campaign or its success in recruiting new players will be a major factor in judging a winner.


Key criteria include:

  • Innovation and originality
  • Use of different channels
  • Creativity
  • IROI or player recruitment numbers
Mobile Operator

This award recognises the operator that has made the biggest impact within the mobile and tablet space during the previous 12 months. The award is open both to mobile-only operators and egaming operators with a mobile product. The judges will be looking for evidence of revenue growth, acquisition through the mobile channel, innovation and strength of product. The winner will be the operator that can demonstrate a successful cross-platform offering with strong functionality and growth. It is not an award for the largest operator, but scale will be a consideration.


Key criteria include:

  • Revenue growth
  • Mobile player numbers and growth
  • Product functionality
  • Innovation
  • Cross-platform strategy
Operator of the Year

This award recognises the operator that has set the standards for others to follow over the past year. The judges will be looking for a company that has acted as a driving force for innovation across all areas of the business. It is not a reward for the largest operator, but scale will be a major consideration and the winning operator will need to demonstrate a market-leading proposition. Judges will be looking for a winner that has clearly differentiated itself from the chasing pack in its sector, through a mixture of growth, innovation and strong product performance in one or more of the key verticals.


Key criteria include:

  • Scale
  • Growth
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
Social Marketing Operator

This award recognises the operator that has led the way in social media marketing over the past 12 months. Judges will look for a company that has utilised the likes of Twitter and Facebook to build and sustain their customer base, and acted as a driving force for innovation.


Key criteria include:

  • Customer reach and engagement
  • Innovation
  • Brand exposure
  • Use of social media in customer service
Poker Operator

This award recognises the poker operator that has set the standards for others to follow over the past 12 months. Judges will look for a company that has brought innovation to the Italian poker sector as well as one that has provided a high-quality player experience and shown evidence of real growth. It is not a reward for the largest operator, but scale will be a major consideration.


Key criteria include:

  • Scale
  • Growth
  • Product quality
  • Innovation
Socially Responsible Operator

Judges will award the prize to the operator that has done the most to implement procedures designed to protect their customers with special emphasis on innovative and proactive initiatives. The winner will be rewarded for age verification technology, problem gambling support, responsible gambling safeguards and comprehensive KYC procedures. Special consideration will be given to operators that have campaigned for wider industry controls to ensure socially responsible gambling.


Key criteria include:

  • Age verification
  • Problem gambling assistance
  • Problem gambling safeguards
  • CRM and problem gamblers
  • KYC procedures
  • Advancement of research in gambling
Sports Betting Operator

This award recognises the sports betting operator that has set the standards for others to follow over the past 12 months. Judges will look for a company that has brought innovation to the Italian sports betting sector as well as one that has provided a high-quality player experience and shown evidence of real growth. It is not a reward for the largest operator, but scale will be a major consideration.


Key criteria include:

  • Scale
  • Growth
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
In-house Product Innovation - New for 2018

This award will recognise the operator that can demonstrate it has developed the most effective in-house product or platform which helped it stand out from its competitors and offered the biggest commercial boost to its business during the past 12 months. Relevant products include – but are not limited to – betting and gaming platforms, game content, mobile and tablet apps, and marketing technology. Judges will be looking for the success of the product, both commercially and in terms of solving a business need, as well as the level of innovation demonstrated in its conception and development.


Key criteria include:

  • Quality of product
  • Evidence of positive commercial impact
  • Innovation and differentiation
  • Link to solving direct business need
SERVICES CATEGORIES
Mobile Supplier

The judges will reward the supplier who has provided a market leading mobile solution for egaming operators. Entrants will need to provide evidence of commercial success and positive feedback from their clients.


Key criteria include:

  • User interface and experience
  • Product quality
  • Commercial success
  • Innovation and product differentiation
  • Positive feedback from clients
Payments and Fraud Company

The judges will reward the supplier who has provided a market leading consumer-facing payments or fraud solution for egaming operators. Entrants will need to provide evidence of commercial success and positive feedback from their clients.


Key criteria include:

  • Innovation
  • Reliability of service
  • Product quality
  • Commercial success
  • Positive feedback from clients
Software Supplier

The judges will reward the supplier who has provided a market leading consumer-facing software solution for egaming operators. Entrants will need to provide evidence of commercial success and positive feedback from their clients.


Key criteria include:

  • User interface and experience
  • Product quality
  • Commercial success
  • Innovation and product differentiation
  • Positive feedback from clients
Sports Betting Supplier

The judges will reward the supplier who has provided a market leading sports betting platform or software solution for egaming operators. Entrants will need to provide evidence of commercial success and positive feedback from their clients.


Key criteria include:

  • User interface and experience
  • Product quality
  • Commercial success
  • Innovation and product differentiation
  • Positive feedback from clients
Casino Platform Supplier - New for 2018

This award will be given to the supplier that has offered the most successful casino product over the past year. Judges will award the prize for the quality and performance of the casino platform and related technology, customer service and the company’s commercial success, with special consideration given to innovation.


Key criteria include:

  • Scalability and integration
  • Commercial success
  • Stability and flexibility
  • Understanding of customer needs
Casino Content Supplier - New for 2018

This award will be given to the supplier that has offered the most successful casino content over the past year. Judges will award the prize for the quality and performance of the casino software and related technology, customer service and the company’s commercial success, with special consideration given to innovation.


Key criteria include:

  • Product development
  • User interface and experience
  • Innovation
  • Understanding of customer needs

JUDGING

HOW THE JUDGES ARE CHOSEN

EGR’s team of independent, external judges is updated each year and is selected to bring a diverse range of in-depth egaming expertise to the judging process. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep all submitted information and the winners confidential, and are obliged to declare that they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging.

The full list of judges will be published after the judging process has been completed so that there is no attempt to influence the judges as this would result in immediate disqualification from the awards.

HOW CATEGORIES ARE ALLOCATED TO THE JUDGES

Groups of judges are allocated categories, which are aligned to their specific market knowledge and avoid conflict of interest. Each group of judges have no access to the submissions or results of categories they are not involved in judging.

THE SHORTLISTING PROCESS

Awards will only be awarded in categories where two or more submissions have been received. A panel of independent, external judges decides on the shortlist prior to the submissions being sent to the final judges.

THE JUDGING PROCESS

The judges read and analyse the submissions. Each judge allocates a score to each individual criteria per category, as well as a brief summary of their thoughts

Once the above is complete, judges submit their scores

Once the scores are submitted the winners are then automatically calculated by our online judging platform If there is no clear winner a conference call will be held by the allocated judges for that category. A Highly Commended may also be rewarded in this instance.

EGR does not contribute or have a vote within this process. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

SUBMISSION FEEDBACK

EGR do not share individual judges’ scores and comments, however explanations for the winner of each category will be provided online after the event.

PAST WINNERS

Category Company
Affiliate of the year Skores
Social marketing operator The Stars Group
Poker operator The Stars Group
Bingo operator tombola
Payments and fraud company PayPal
Sports betting supplier SBTech
Mobile supplier NetEnt
Socially responsible operator tombola
Marketing campaign Eurobet
Casino supplier Play'n GO
Software supplier NetEnt
Mobile operator bet365
Sports betting operator bet365
Casino operator Sisal
Operator of the year The Stars Group

EVENT INFO

Timings

7pm Welcome drinks reception
8pm Dinner
9.30pm Awards ceremony
10pm Post Awards Networking
11:30pm Event close

Venue Information

Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 15
00197
Roma RM
Italy

Dress code

Black tie preferred.

Map and directions to venue

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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TICKETS

HOW TO ATTEND THE AWARDS

A table costs €3,500 for members and €4,500 for non-members which includes attendance for 10 to the awards ceremony, drinks reception, three course Gala dinner, after party and wine/beer/soft drinks until close.

Please note: Individual tickets will not be sold until the week before the event and will be subject to availability.

A table of 10 at the EGR Italy Awards 2018 includes a drinks reception, a three course dinner with wine, the awards ceremony and a cash bar for networking.


For table booking queries please contact:

Nicola Missud
N.Missud@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6650

CONTACT US

Entries and general queries

Roxanne Swan
Event Manager
R.Swan@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6577

Sponsorship

Sam Compagnoni
Group Commercial Manager
s.compagnoni@egrmagazine.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6501

Awards tables

Nicola Missud
N.Missud@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6650

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