SPiCE AWARDS

SPiCE 2021 will feature an award ceremony scheduled to take place on Day Three of the event, 25 March 2021, to celebrate companies that have excelled in various fields within the gaming industry. To ensure awards recognise achievements across all areas of the sports betting and gaming industry, the following categories are presented:

CATEGORIES

Skill Gaming Operator of the Year (Non-Fantasy)

This award pays tribute to the best online skill gaming operator of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on market uptake, expansion, differentiation strategies, quality, and brand value.

Poker Operator of the Year

This award pays tribute to the best poker operator of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on the overall commercial success, innovative thinking and quality of the user experience.

Fantasy Gaming Operator of the Year

This award pays tribute to the best fantasy gaming operator of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on conventional marketing practice strategies as well as the use of digital methods. The overall quality of the product and strength of the brand will be assessed.

Technology Provider of the Year

This award pays tribute to the best technology provider of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on originality, overall innovative thinking & commercial success.

Affiliate Platform of the Year

This award pays tribute to the best overall affiliate platform provider of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on quality of traffic, scale of lead generation, general growth, originality and innovative thinking.

Emerging Startup of the Year

This award has been created to pay tribute to the most impressive emerging startup company of 2019/2020. The company will be considered a startup only if it is incorporated on or after 1st January 2016/2017.


Judging metrics for this award focus on the general growth of the product offering, overall investor confidence in the brand and scale of brand awareness.

Developer of the Year

This award has been created to recognise the best Indian developer of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on a combination of innovative products, commercial success, innovation and customer experience in the gaming sector. 

Legal Adviser of the Year

This award has been created to recognise the best legal adviser or law firm of 2019/2020.


Judging metrics for this award focus on outstanding contributions to the quality of legal and structuring advice, M&A deals or transactions, contributions in research and policymaking.

SPiCE Speaker of the Year

This award acknowledges a speaker who has the capacity to engage a diverse variety of audiences, captivate them with their style, delivery, inspire audiences and deliver a message that conveys their expertise.

THE JUDGES

Christina Thakor-Rankin

Principal Consultant

1710 Gaming LTD, UK

Roland Landers

CEO

All India Gaming Federation

Laxmi Khanolkar

Co-founder & CEO

Apar Games

Susan O’Leary

CEO

Alderney Gambling

Manish Tripathi

CEO

Probability Gaming

David Flynn

CEO

Swintt

Raman Kalra

Partner/Leader – Entertainment, Media & Sports Advisory PWC

Abhishek Shah

CEO

CX Ventures

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