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 gambling 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.

John Barker, partner, BDO
Anton Bell, partner, Gaming Edge Associates
Sabin Brooks, managing director, Supernal
Karl Burns, associate director, Panmure Gordon
Catriona Campbell, founder and head of gaming, Seren
Will Collins, CEO, Optimal App Strategy
Fintan Costello, managing partner, Revenue Engineers
Alex Czajkowski, eGaming and eCommerce marketing director, Agency Lex
George Fleet, managing director, McQueen
Peter Laverick, director of marketing, BAM Software and Services
Simon Lerner, policy manager, International Social Games Assocation
Gigi Levy, angel investor, I.M.A. Ventures
Andy McIver, former CEO, Sportingbet
Andrew Reader, associate director, Velo Partners
Kieran Storan, partner, BDO
Christina Thakor-Rankin, director, 1710 Gaming
Dan Waugh, senior consultant, Regulus Partners


The Headline Categories are our most hotly contested Awards, and for 2014 are subject to a special 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 the Headline Categories final judging day, to pitch their entry face to face to the judging panel.

Each shortlisted company will have 5 minutes to present to the judging panel, to tell them why they should win the Award, followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

The Headline Categories final judging day will take place on Monday 3 November at The Langham, London.

The Headline Categories:

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

Please note that all the other categories are subject to the standard final judging process, where the judging panel will select the winners based upon the information provided by the shortlisted entry forms.


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 meet together for a final judging day when the winners will be decided.

Please note:
Performance, activity and initiatives between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014 will be considered.