Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s all you need to know about the American Gambling Awards.

  • To be eligible for any of the 8 categories for commercial enterprises, your company must, during the judging period:

    • Have held a gaming license or equivalent in one or more US jurisdictions; and
    • Have accepted wagers and new customer registrations via the internet in one or more US jurisdictions.

    Nominations should focus exclusively on the period from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019. For more information see the FAQ below.

  • To be eligible for any of the 4 categories for public service, you or your organization must, during the judging period:

    • Have been engaged in public service or full time employment in the United States; or
    • Have actively supported the expansion of regulated online gambling in the United States.

    Nominations should focus exclusively on the period from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019. For more information see the FAQ below.

  • The judging period for the inaugural edition of the American Gambling Awards™ is from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019. Nominations should focus on activity from this 12 month period and provide supporting evidence for this period only.

    The judging period was chosen to allow nominees with publicly traded securities to rely on already published financial information. By the nomination deadline, virtually all companies subject to the rules of a recognized stock exchange will have reported their full year results for 2019. Such companies should use such figures when completing their nominations.

    We are also not looking to create extra work for the nominees, and therefore have selected the calender year for the judging period as most companies will already have compiled the requested figures on a full year basis.

  • Nominations will be treated as strictly confidential and only shared with the people required to evaluate the nominations, on a need to know basis. This includes representatives of Gambling.com who are organizing the awards program.

  • There is no cost to enter the American Gambling Awards™.

  • Organizations and individuals may nominate themselves or may be nominated by someone else. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.

  • Our panel will be assessing each entry against the specific judging criteria outlined for each category.

    The judges will place particular emphasis on activity from jurisdictions which allow new customer registration online. For example, activity in Nevada will not be considered equally with New Jersey since in-person registration is required for online wagers.

    For all categories, the judging period for the inaugural edition of the American Gambling Awards™ is from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019. Nominations should focus on this 12 month period and provide supporting evidence for this period only.

  • Judges will rank entries in each category (1 and 2, with 1 being the strongest entry) based on their opinion of the strength of the overall submission. The entry with the most 1 rankings will be the winner and ties will be broken using 2 rankings.

  • Focus on providing examples and metrics that support each aspect of the criteria for your specific category. Ensure that the figures and comments you supply are specifically for the judging period, which runs from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019. Nominations which focus on this period only will have the best chance of success.

    Naturally, the more information you can provide, the stronger your entry will be. The commercial categories include questions on objective metrics such as rate of growth across various financial measures. We understand that not all nominees will be able to provide this data, but we encourage all nominees to provide what they can. Publicly traded companies should have ready access to such information and should highlight information which is already in the public domain.

    Provide context for successes in relation to current events and trends including the strike down of the Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act 1992 (PASPA) in May 2018.

  • Yes. Commercial enterprises entering in the Operator of the Year categories (Sports Betting, Casino, Poker, Daily Fantasy and Horse Racing) may also enter for American Operator of the Year. In addition to an Operator/Service of the Year categories (categories 1-8), companies may enter the Responsible Gambling Award. Only one entry will be accepted per company/organization, per category. Multiple company entries in a single category will be reconciled with company representatives identified in the submitted nominations.

  • The expert judging panel will evaluate the nominations to determine the winners during a to be determined window.

  • Awards winners will be recognized with a custom designed American Gambling Awards trophy. Winners will be featured on the American Gambling Awards website, in news coverage by Gambling.com and promoted via other channels.

  • The public vote score will be equivalent to one judge’s score. So if 6 judges are assigned to a category, there will be a 7th score made up of the public vote (#1 and #2 ranked choice based on #1 most getting votes and #2 most getting votes). Gambling.com Group reserves the right to disqualify multiple votes per single email / IP address

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