Spain – SBC Awards scheduled for final night of SBC Summit BarcelonaBy William - 19 April 2022
The SBC Awards are moving to a new location following confirmation the 2022 ceremony will take place at the Palau Nacional in Barcelona on 22 September.
The switch from the customary December date in London will see the Awards staged on the final night of SBC’s showpiece international conference and exhibition, SBC Summit Barcelona.
Rasmus Sojmark, Founder & CEO of SBC, said: “After consulting with our partners and audience, we decided to move the SBC Awards ceremony to sit alongside SBC Summit Barcelona to allow people to take in two must-attend events in a single trip.
“The decision has also enabled us to select a uniquely memorable venue in the Palau Nacional, which will help us to deliver a great evening for our 1,000 guests. With the ceremony coinciding with what will be our largest ever Summit with 6,000 delegates, Barcelona will become the centre of the betting and igaming industry for a week.”
Guests attending the ninth annual SBC Awards ceremony can also expect some changes to the awards themselves, as the 45 honours to be handed out on the night include seven new categories.
These are Socially Responsible Operator of the Year, Best Social Responsibility Supplier, and Crypto Gaming Operator of the Year, together with regional awards for Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western European Sportsbook of the Year.
Entries for the 15 operator, 21 supplier, three affiliate, four payments, and two industry-wide categories are open from today until 3 June, when panels of independent judges will begin work on drawing up the shortlists.
Sojmark added: “We had a record number of entries in 2021, but expect to beat the total this year, as companies from around the world recognise that winning or even just being shortlisted for an SBC Award is accepted throughout the industry as a real mark of quality.”