02 February 2012 (London, UK) – The iGB Affiliate Awards were held in London on the 26th of January to celebrate the stars in the online gambling affiliate industry and allow companies to donate to the events chosen charity: Great Ormond Street Hospital.
23 winners, out of a potential 230 shortlisted companies, rose on the night to accept the much deserved accolades. Judged on a number of criteria, including customer services, innovation in the industry and strategies, the winners can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder as the best in their sector. The full list and reasons for each winner can be found on www.iGBAffiliateAwards.com.
PokerStrategy.com CEO, Dominik Kofert, and winner of Best Poker Affiliate for the third year in a row had the following to say “The Best Poker Affiliate award is a great achievement. While this award is a confirmation of our hard work in 2011, we will not slow down. We will continue to try and meet your expectations this year and hopefully win this award for the 4th time in a row.”
Some of the highlights of the 2012 winners for the iGB Affiliate Awards include:
· Best Affiliate Overall – Oddschecker.com
· Best Affiliate Manager Overall – Nigel Ridgway – bet365
· Best Affiliate Program – Overall – Bet365
· Best iGaming Affiliate Network – Income Access
· Best Newcomer: Affiliate Program – ComeOn!
· Best Newcomer: Affiliate – Goal.com
· Best Payment System – NETELLER
· Outstanding Achievement in the iGaming Affiliate Industry – Richard Skelhorn
In addition, as the iGB Affiliate Awards are a non-for-profit event, a charity was chosen to be represented on the evening and to allow the online gambling industry to give back to the community. This year over £3000 was raised by the 500 people in attendance for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Championed by Chris Taylor, an affiliate from the industry, he will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of his son who suffers from Eosinophilic Disorder. Donations and information on the cause can be found on: http://www.justgiving.com/ChrisTKilimanjaro.
The iGB Affiliate Awards are a yearly tribute to honour the ongoing success within the industry. Now in its 5th year, they are the only awards ceremony that celebrates the growth, innovation and achievements within this sector of the gaming industry.
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About the iGB Affiliate Awards
Established in 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, winning 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 2800 attendees in just over five 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.