BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and PlayStar Up For 2023 Top Casino Award

Colm Phelan

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Colm Phelan

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Last Updated 14th March 2024, 07:22 AM

BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and PlayStar Up For 2023 Top Casino Award

Four online betting companies have been nominated for the Online Casino of the Year award for 2023 in the annual American Gambling Awards run by Group.

BetMGM, who recently announced their plans to expand into the UK, is joined by DraftKings, FanDuel and PlayStar in the nominations. Alongside the prestige of the award, winners will also be presented with the exclusive Golden Eagle trophy.

The award aims to highlight an online casino site that has had a stand-out performance this year in comparison to the competition during the judging period. Judges will examine the entire casino product and how a particular operator can offer a superior experience.

'Back By Popular Demand'

Ahead of the award, Charles Gillespie, CEO and Co-Founder of Group said: "It is always exciting to see new entrants throw their hat in the ring as the American market continues to evolve and grow. We are pleased to announce a strong list of finalists that represent the full spectrum – from start-ups to large public companies – of industry leaders who are paving the way in the United States.

"Back by popular demand after an extraordinarily successful event last year, I look forward to hosting the winners for another sensational night out at Carbone in New York later this year."

Nominees will now be evaluated by 20 expert judges ranging from founders and CEOs to the industry's most well-known gaming operators and technology companies. The trophy itself is manufactured by Society Awards, who also produce the Emmys, American Music Awards, and MTV Music Awards.

The 2023 American Gambling Awards will recognize winners with individual, personalized announcements starting in late September in lieu of a traditional awards event. Group will then host the American Gambling Awards winners, judges and other invited partners at an exclusive VIP dinner at Carbone this November.

The full list of nominees and awards is below:

Online Casino of the Year

  • BetMGM Casino
  • DraftKings Casino
  • FanDuel Casino
  • PlayStar

Online Sportsbook of the Year

  • BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Tipico Sportsbook

Gaming Product of the Year

  • LuckyTap from Design Works Gaming
  • Live Craps from Evolution
  • Ultimate Fire Link series from Light & Wonder
  • Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live from Playtech
  • 9 Coins from Wazdan
  • Jackpot Royale from White Hat Studios

Betting Product of the Year

  • Chalkline Sports
  • OddsJam
  • Outlier
  • BetBuilder from OpenBet
  • Simplebet

Platform Provider of the Year

  • Kambi
  • Light & Wonder
  • OpenBet
  • Strive Gaming
  • White Hat Studios

Data Service Provider of the Year

  • Genius Sports
  • MetaBet
  • Sportradar

Payment Service Provider of the Year

  • PayNearMe
  • Paysafe
  • Sightline Payments
  • Trustly

Responsible Gaming Award

  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
  • Entain Foundation U.S.
  • Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health
  • Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
  • U.S. Integrity

Dealmaker of the Year

  • Boyd Gaming Acquisition of Pala Interactive
  • Fanatics Acquisition of PointsBet U.S.
  • MGM Resorts International Acquisition of LeoVegas

Policymaker of the Year

  • Sen. Damon Thayer & Rep. Michael Lee Meredith (KY)
  • Sen. Dan Houx (MO)
  • Sen. Eric Lesser (MA)
  • Sen. Jim Perry (NC) & Rep. Jason Saine (NC)

Regulator of the Year

  • Anna Marin Russell, Ohio Casino Control Commission
  • Henry Williams, Michigan Gaming Control Board
  • Jamie Eads, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Steve Durrell, Kansas Lottery

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Colm Phelan has spent several years working in the iGaming industry and has plenty of experience when it comes to writing, researching and rigorously testing online casinos and sportsbooks. While Colm has invested a lot of his time into the digital marketing world but his other passions include poker and a variety of sports including golf, NFL and football.

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