The panel of expert judges are carefully selected for their expertise and wealth of experience. We are very fortunate to boast among our luminary judges former CEOs, MDs and board directors of public companies and household name betting brands; highly successful entrepreneurs and innovators; as well as key advisers to the industry.

All information, data and supporting documents submitted will be
kept completely confidential, as will the final winners. Our selected judging panel are all required to sign a confidentiality agreement before they are confirmed as judges.

Greg Avioli, executive vice president, b Spot
Joe Brennan Jr., CEO, Fast Fantasy
Daniel Burns, director, Carbon Group
Will Collins, CEO, Optimal App Strategy
Matthew Cullen, CEO, San Manuel Digital
Alec Driscoll, director, American Casino & Entertainment Properties Interactive
Mario Galea, external consultant, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Rob Gallo, president, Peak Gaming Group
Adam Krejcik, partner, Eilers Research
Simon Lerner, policy manager, International Social Games Association
Mark Lipparelli, founder, Gioco Ventures
Robert Melendres, founder and CEO, iPro Games
Stephen Murphy, founder and CEO, eGaming Consultancy
Frank Pracukowski, director of administration, Foxwoods Interactive
Richard Roberts, president, Sportech Digital
Richard Schwartz, president, Rush Street Interactive
Éamonn Toland, president, North America, Paddy Power
Thomas Winter, vice president online gaming, Golden Nugget (supplier and services categories only)


The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure that all the entries receive full consideration and that the true winners are chosen.  The panel of industry professionals are involved in two separate judging stages:

Step one: Judges will review all the entries based on the criteria and will then draw up their shortlists.  This will take place over the course of a week via conference calls.

Step two: Judges will re-review the entries based on the criteria to decide the winners.

Please note: Performance, activity and initiatives from April 1 2014 - March 1 2015 will be considered.