iGB Affiliate Awards 2011 winners announced

Celebrated Night Recognises the Best in iGaming Affiliate Industry

igb-affiliates-160.jpg04 February 2011, London, UK: iGaming Business are proud to reveal the 15 final winners of the iGB Affiliate Awards 2011. The winners are:

– Best Affiliate Manager; James Wood, Bet365
– Best Affiliate Program; Bet356.
– Best Affiliate Network; Income Access
– The Lou Fabiano Award for the Best iGaming Community; GPWA
– Best Affiliate Program Newcomer; Go Wild Affiliates
– Best Affiliate Newcomer; BettingPro
– Best Payment System; Moneybookers
– Best Innovation in the iGaming Industry; ValueChecker.co.uk
– Best Casino Affiliate; CasinoCity.
– Best Poker Affiliate; PokerStrategy
– Best Sports Betting Affiliate; Oddschecker.com
– Best Bingo Affiliate; BingoPort
– Best Non-Traditional Affiliate; Affiliate Guard Dog
– Best Overall Affiliate; PokerStrategy
– Outstanding Contribution to the iGaminjg Industry; Dominique, GamesandCasino.com

The evening’s festivities, held on the 27th of January at The Brewery in London, recognises the rising stars in the iGaming Affiliate industry and acknowledges this year’s innovative and high performing companies. A notable winner was Bet365 who went home with the highly coveted awards of the Best Affiliate Manager and Best Affiliate Program.

“The iGB Affiliate Awards are always a truly memorable event, however the awards last week were an event that neither I nor my team will ever forget”, stated James Wood, Affiliates Operations Manager at www.bet365.com. “The affiliate team at bet365 work extraordinarily hard, aided by great inter-departmental support, fantastic technology and outstanding products. To be recognised for these consistent efforts is an honour. Suffice to say, winning the Best Affiliate Program Award is testament to the hard work we put in every day. To be recognised individually for the Best Affiliate Manager award is a very proud moment for me, and has only served to inspire me to develop our affiliate programme even further. I would also like to congratulate each and every one of the other winners, well done.”

Returning winners PokerStrategy were recognised again this year for their superb efforts as affiliates within the industry with a website that encourages high conversions, easy navigation and a large volume and quality of players.

“We just want to say thank-you to everyone who voted for us”, said Dominik Kofert, CEO at www.PokerStrategy.com ‘It was an incredible feeling for the whole team to hear we had won and to be recognized for our efforts. We’ve won two years in a row now, so we now have a good benchmark to make sure we stay on top over the next year – we are aiming to win again in 2012!’

The awards were voted then judged against a set of strict criteria’s for each of the categories. Each judging panel consisted of independent experts to ensure that the integrity of the Awards was upheld. The specific experts were invited according to the judging criteria of each award to give their expert opinion on chosen areas, for example; landing page professionals, SEO gurus, branding experts etc… A full list of the judge’s summary and comments on each of the winners can be found on www.igbaffiliateawards.com/content/winners-revealed.


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About iGaming Business
iGaming Business has been involved in the iGaming sector for over 8 years. They specialize in publishing and providing high level information to the iGaming sector through magazines, events, websites and intelligent reports. With over 16,000 affiliates, operators and vendors regularly reading our information off-line and 75,000 online iGaming Business is the biggest publishing company within the sector. Please visit www.iGamingBusiness.com for further information.

About the iGB Affiliate Awards
Established since 2008 the iGB Affiliate Awards have become a key event in the global igaming affiliate market. Every year over 500 people from the industry gather to celebrate the hard work and successes of this growing market at an elegant black tie event . Voted for by peers and an esteemed industry judging panel an IGB Affiliate Award is now true recognition of an individual or brands contribution to the industry. Hosted by iGBAffiliate (organisers of the iGaming Affiliate series of events and publishers of iGB Affiliate Magazine), the iGB Affiliate Awards are held the night before the London Affiliate Conference, the industry’s biggest annual exhibition and conference, providing the perfect opening to this landmark event. For more information on the awards, to nominate or book a table please visit www.iGBAffiliateAwards.com.

About the London Affiliate Conference
The London Affiliate Conference (LAC) is organized by iGaming Business under the iGB Affiliate brand. The event is part of a series of affiliate conferences and expos which began as CAP Euro in January 2007, and has grown from 600 attendees to over 2000 attendees in just three years making it the biggest iGaming affiliate event in the sector. This rapid success has come about by keeping true to a simple philosophy: “Put Affiliates First”, which is the backbone of the events. For more information on the London Affiliate Conference, please visit www.LondonAffiliateConference.com or for information on iGB Affiliate please visit www.iGBAffiliate.com.