SBC Awards

Joe Lovelace – Marathonbet – A marathon not a sprint

We caught up with Joe Lovelace, Head of PR at Marathonbet, after the firm were awarded with Marketing Campaign of the Year at the recent SBC Awards. Lovelace reflects on a vintage year for Marathonbet, and outlines the plans moving forward into 2018. SBC: Firstly, how happy were you to receive the award, and why do you believe Marathonbet was chosen over …

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SBC Awards caps ground-breaking 2017 for SBC Events

SBC Events

The disco-themed SBC Awards provided SBC Events with a fittingly stunning finish to 2017, a year in which both its headline conferences recorded growth of more than 100%. The success of the ceremony at the Artillery Garden, which featured a silent auction that raised £1,700 for GambleAware and saw bet365 collect the Bookmaker of the Year prize for the fourth …

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Golden Race – Martin Wachter – a “gratifying” year, virtual football and 2018

Golden Race

As 2017 approaches its culmination, glances are increasingly being thrown towards a huge year ahead and the Russian World Cup on the horizon. Off the back of a winning performance at the SBC Awards 2017 Martin Wachter, CEO of Golden Race, reflects on a busy year for the virtual sports provider: “For Golden Race the year 2017 has been very …

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bet365 lands fourth consecutive bookmaker of the year award at SBC Awards

SBC Awards

Sports betting giant bet365 capped a triumphant night at the SBC Awards by collecting the headline Bookmaker of the Year prize for the fourth year in a row. Having also been crowned Football Bookmaker of the Year and Mobile Bookmaker of the Year, the Stoke-based operator only narrowly missed out on a fourth prize after William Hill beat it to …

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Hall of Fame entry for Paris Smith, Fred Done and Vigen Badalyan

Hall of Fame

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done and BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen Badalyan will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame at this year’s SBC Awards. The fourth edition of this end of year industry celebration is being held tonight (Tuesday 5 December) at the stunning Artillery Garden at the HAC in Central …

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Bringing out the heavy artillery for this year’s SBC Awards

SBC Awards

There is just two weeks to go until this year’s SBC Awards, the annual end of year celebration for the sports betting industry at Artillery Garden (Tuesday 5 December). With tables fast selling out for the event, we caught up with our hosts Matt Lorenzo, a former Sky Sports presenter, and Luis Garcia, a Champions League winner with Liverpool. Keep …

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SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame prepares to welcome three new members

Hall of Fame

Sportradar Founder and CEO Carsten Koerl, Sportingbet Founder Mark Blandford and Howard Chisholm, Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers, will be joined by three new Hall of Fame inductees at this year’s SBC Awards on Tuesday 5 December. The fourth edition of this event, designed to recognise excellence across the sports betting industry, is being held at the stunning Artillery Garden …

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GambleAware announces Machu Picchu charity fundraiser trek

Machu Picchu

GambleAware, the official charity for this year’s SBC Awards, has announced a trek around ancient Peruvian site Machu Picchu to raise awareness about gambling related harm. The experience, which will take place from 6-15 October in 2018, will be run by GambleAware’s trekking partner Charity Challenge, an organisation with 16 years experience in delivering treks to thousands of fundraisers. An …

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Industry big hitters make the shortlists for SBC Awards 2017

SBC Awards - shortlists

Bet365 is facing fierce competition to retain its Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, after the shortlists were announced for the sports betting industry’s annual end of year celebration. Vying with the Stoke-based bookmaker for the ceremony’s key award on Tuesday 5 December will be Sky Bet, William Hill, Unibet, Pinnacle, Betsafe, BetVictor and 10bet. Meanwhile the …

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Champions League winner to co-host this year’s SBC Awards

Champions League

Luis Garcia, a Champions League winner with Liverpool and an official ambassador for the Anfield based club, has been confirmed as one of the hosts for this year’s SBC Awards. Held on Tuesday 5 December at The Artillery Garden in central London, Garcia will be fronting the end of year industry celebration that has been expanded to recognise excellence across …

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