The Global Gaming Awards, now in their fifth year, will be heading to London for the very first time, with a nomination panel filled with industry experts and judges from every sector of the gaming industry. Only the best of the best are nominated for Global Gaming Awards, with the 2018 London awards, designed to augment the wildly successful Las Vegas awards, set to include new categories to recognize the differences in international markets.

For the London awards, new categories include Sports Betting Suppliers and Operators, Online Poker, Bingo and Payment Providers. Existing rewards will remain such as Online Casino of the Year, Retail Supplier of the Year, Casino Product of the Year and more. The awards are being sponsored by Betrader thus far, a brand of Sportradar, a one-stop shop provider for gaming and betting operators across the globe.

The Nomination Panel will be working towards naming the companies that will be nominated for each award category. This panel includes:

  • Alex Pratt—Managing Director of iGaming Business
  • Steve Donoughue—CEO of
  • Tal Itzhak Ron—Managing Partner of Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm
  • Ollie Drew—Director of Square in the Air
  • Joerg Hofmann—Senior Partner of Melchers Law Firm
  • Warwick Bartlett—Chief Executive & Owner of GBGC

Once the nominations have been made, the Judges of the Global Gaming Awards will weigh each nominee’s achievements and offerings to determine the winner of each award. The long list of judges includes:

  • Roger Raatgever—CEO of Microgaming
  • Angelo Dalli—CEO of LottoHero
  • Bernard Marantelli—CEO of Colossus Bets
  • Christina Romero De Alba—Partner of LOYRA
  • Dariy Margaritov—CEO of UltraPlay
  • Finbarr Omahony—Head of Real Money Gaming at Facebook
  • Itai Frieberger—CEO of 888
  • Kostandina Zafirovska—CEO of BtoBet
  • Matt Davey—CEO/Owner of NYX Gaming Group
  • Mor Weizer—CEO of Playtech
  • Plus other top experts in the industry