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The 4th edition of the CEEG Awards* will be held on the 24th of September in Budapest (Hungary) during the fourth edition of Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and aims to reward the hard work of companies (gaming software suppliers, operators and service providers) that are active in the Central and Eastern European region.

To provide a fully transparent process, we are going to decide the final winners of each category by a special voting session during the conference as we did in previous years and at other awards ceremonies.

Below are the details of the process:

1. Nominations period (expired) : 02 May – 15 July 2019

The nominations committee creates and approves the list of nominated companies in the region for their categories.

Jaka Repanšek

Jaka Repanšek

Media and Gaming Expert

Jaka has worked for various TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment) companies since 1996. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on gaming, media and digital law in Slovenia. Jaka graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and gained his graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (Diploma in European Community Law) and completed two-year MBA graduate studies at the University of Kansas in the USA. Jaka is an active member of IMGL (Slovenia) and a member of several other domestic and international organizations and is active also as a lecturer in various seminars and conferences.

Dan Iliovici

Dan Iliovici

Vice President at Rombet

Dan Iliovici is Vice President of ROMBET – Romanian Gambling Organizers’ Association, one of the most important association of the industry.

With a rich experience in the gambling industry, former President of the Romanian gambling regulator – The National Gambling Office, Dan Iliovici is one of the personalities who contributed the most to industry’s professionalization. Along the years, he was involved in the Romanian market transformation into a consolidated and transparent industry, with a strong focus on responsible gambling.

Jan Řehola

Jan Řehola

Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal

Jan Řehola has over eight years of experience in the gambling field, both from the public and private sector.

He holds a Master’s of Law from Charles University in Prague.  Jan worked for four years for the Ministry of Finance – the Czech gambling regulator; firstly, as a Head of the Legal Unit and later, as a Director of Gambling Department.  In his work for the Czech gambling regulator, Jan was responsible for all gambling policy issues, including the drafting of new legislation, the issuing of gambling licenses and cooperation with other European regulators as a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.

After leaving the Ministry of Finance in 2014, Jan became a member of Petroš Sedláčková Legal and co-founder of the consultancy company BetOnSkill Consulting, a full-service international gaming consultancy.

Jan is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and its special section “Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries”.

More about the Institute for Gambling Regulation (IFGR)

The platform brings together the majority of legal gambling operators in the Czech Republic, testing laboratories and game systems and games manufacturers. It currently has 31 members, including 4 partner associations, through which other operators are members. The most important Czech operators and manufacturers such as Tipsport, Fortuna, E-gamming, Kajot, Apollo, as well as foreign manufacturers and testing laboratories such as Microgaming, GLI, and BMM are among its members today.

The primary objective of the IFGR is to participate in the conceptual development of gambling operation in the Czech Republic and to become a respected partner of a regulator and other public authorities that are active in the field of gambling for expert discussion during the creation of regulation. The Deputy Finance Minister, responsible for gambling regulation, took part in the IFGR’s founding meeting and endorsed this idea.

The main means of achieving this goal will be not only participation in planned regular meetings with a regulator’s representatives, but also the IFGR’s participation during the development of gambling legislation, interpretative statement, methodologies, standards, and preparation of analyses and studies on the assessment of impacts of gambling regulation.

IFGR has been given the status of a comment place of relevant ministries and authorities in the process of drafting new legislation in this field.

Any gambling operation license holder in the Czech Republic, a testing laboratory with authorization for expert assessment from the Ministry of Finance and game systems and games manufacturer can become a member.

The platform is divided into five sections according to its focus, namely Lotteries, Fixed-odds Betting, Technical and Live Game, Authorized Persons, and Game Systems Manufacturers.

The sections are headed by their managers, most of whom are former officials of a Czech regulator. The Director of the IFGR is Jan Řehola, former director of the Gambling Regulation Division, the managers of the sections are Václav Ulrich, former deputy head of the Licensing Procedure, and Petra Razím Ďurovičová, former head of the Administrative Procedure Department.

IFGR has an established website (www.iprh.cz). The advantage of membership is, among other things, the private part of the website, where members can find materials on the issues currently addressed, the Newsletter, summarizing information on the statements published by the Ministry of Finance and by the Customs Administration, FAQs, minutes of meetings and other material.

Members can also use the current very popular method of training, that is webinars, on topics currently addressed.

IFGR organizes quarterly meetings of the individual sections to discuss current gambling issues. In addition, they plan to organize an expert conference in June this year, where representatives of public authorities and experts in the field of gambling will speak

2. Online voting period : 1 – 31 August 2019

The industry is invited to vote for their favorites in 20 categories which include operators and providers to determine the shortlist.

The top 5 most voted companies per each category will advance to the shortlist!

3. Shortlist announcement: 5 September 2019

Once the online voting is closed, we are revealing the shortlist for each category.

4. Final Vote: 24 Sepember 2019

All attending delegates of the CEEGC Budapest will get the chance to vote for their favorites to determine the winners at the 4th CEEG Awards.

All shortlisted companies are invited to register and attend the conference!

Register now!

Awards Ceremony – CEEG Awards* 2019

CEEG Awards has been launched in 2016 and ever since then, the industry gathers yearly to applaud like-minded peers and companies for their efforts in bringing innovation, quality experience, and services.

In 2019 the awards will be given to 20 categories and will continue under the same mission of creating an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Central and Eastern European gaming industry.

The Awards celebrate gaming software suppliers, operators and service providers for their outstanding contributions to the online sector of industry in their respective fields.

*CEEG Awards stands for Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards

As in the earlier years, the 2019 edition will follow the same nominating and voting processes.

Winners 2018

B2B sector:

Sports betting providers

  • Best Overall eSports Service Provider 2018: UltraPlay
  • Best Overall Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider 2018: NSoft
  • Rising Star in the Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports 2018: Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI)
  • Best Sports Betting Innovation in 2018: Altenar
  • Rising Star in Sports Betting Technology 2018: Digitain
  • Best Overall Sports Betting Provider 2018: SBTech

Casino software providers

  • Rising Star in Online Casino Technology 2018: Tom Horn Gaming
  • Online Casino Innovator 2018: Wazdan
  • Best Online Casino Provider 2018: Play’n GO
  • Best Lottery Service Provider 2018: Playtech
  • Best Cryptocurrency Gaming Platform Provider 2018: Bethereum

Operators

Sports Betting

  • Best Customer Support in Sports Betting 2018: Superbet
  • Best Overall Sports Betting Operator 2018: Superbet

Casino

  • Best Customer Support in Online Casino 2018: Betsson Group
  • Best Overall Online Casino 2018: Mr. Green

Connected services

  • Best Overall Payment Service Provider 2018: PaySafe
  • Best iGaming Press in the region 2018: GamblingCompliance
  • Best Connected iGaming Service Provider 2018: Iforium
  • Best Testing Laboratory 2018: Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

Best Support for Responsible Gambling 2018: Betsson Group

Winners 2017

B2B sector:

Sports betting providers

  • Best Sports Betting Innovation in 2017: BtoBet
  • Best Sports Betting Customer Support in 2017: BetConstruct
  • Best Overall Sports Betting Provider in 2017: SBTech

Casino software providers

  • Best Casino Innovation in 2017: NetEnt
  • Best Casino Customer Support in 2017: Iforium
  • Best Overall Casino Software Provider in 2017: BetConstruct

Operators

Sports betting

  • Best Overall Sports Betting Operator in Central and Eastern Europe: Superbet

Casino

  • Best Overall Casino Operator in Central and Eastern Europe: LeoVegas

Connected services

  • Best Payment/Finance Solution Provider in 2017: Acapture
  • Best iGaming Press in Central and Eastern Europe: Casino Life & Business Magazine
  • Best iGaming Service Provider (translation, hosting, consulting, etc.): All-In Translations
  • Best Software Testing Laboratory in 2017: NMi Gaming

Winners 2016

B2B sector:

Sports betting providers

• Best Sports betting software provider based on Betting Product Support: SBTech

• Best Sports betting software provider based on Open Business Relationship: EveryMatrix

• Best Sports betting software provider based on Product Quality: BetConstruct

Best Sports betting software provider based on Service/Price ratio: BetConstruct

Casino software providers

• Best casino software provider based on Product Support: BetConstruct

• Best casino software provider based on Open Business Relationship: EveryMatrix

• Best casino software provider based on Product Quality: Casexe

• Best casino software provider based on Service/Price ratio: Casexe

Financial software providers:

• Best Financial Software provider: Tradologic

Operators:

Casino

• Best Casino operator in Central and Eastern Europe: SlotsMillion 

Sports betting

• Best Sports betting operator in Central and Eastern Europe: NetBet

Connected services:

• Best iGaming Press in Central and Eastern Europe: Casino Life and Business Magazine

• Best iGaming Service Provider in Central and Eastern Europe: NMi Gaming