SBC Awards offer great pre-Christmas networking opportunities

Excitement is building for the SBC Awards 2019, which will bring together 700 of the most influential executives in the industry for a celebration of the best in sports betting and igaming.

Hosted by Ruud Gullit and Kirsty Gallacher, the ceremony at Battersea Evolution in central London on Tuesday 3 December will see high-performing operators, suppliers, payment providers and affiliates honored for their achievements over the last 12 months.

Richard Gale, Vice President – Sports at 2018 Affiliate of the Year winner Catena Media, said: “The SBC Awards is one of the best events of the year. It’s always a fantastic evening and is also a very relaxed environment.

“Quite often the industry meets up at conferences and people are busy running around and doing deals, but because this is a purely social event, it is really nice just to meet up with industry friends and share a beer in a more relaxed environment. For me, it’s a lovely way to round out the year.”

Peter Woodfine, Business Development Director for last year’s Best Virtual Sports Product victor Vermantia, said: “There’s always a good senior level attendance. SBC are very good at maintaining quality in terms of attendance, and the numbers certainly seem to be growing.

“There’s a good balance between the dinner, prize giving and networking, and there’s also usually a bespoke element to the evening. I’ve been to three now and each one has been different, which is very welcome.”

John Cruces, Head of Sponsorships & Marketing Operations at 2018 Sponsorship of the Year winner Dafabet, said: “There are a number of awards evenings, but we find SBC to be impartial and cover the whole range of the industry. That’s the reason we enter and attend. It’s also a very good networking opportunity on what is always a good night.”

The shortlists for all 41 categories can be viewed on the SBC Awards website.