According to Alan Burak, Vice President of Monografie, the number of participants has exceeded their expectations: "The initiative enjoyed remarkable success and absolute commitment from industry members, with a record number of votes in this first edition of the SAGSE Awards.
The results were unveiled on Wednesday within the framework of SAGSE Powered by Play'n GO at the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo racetrack.
"The ongoing pandemic and an increased need to support an industry severely hit in 2020 might explain these unprecedented numbers," he added. "We registered a record number of votes in these open and democratic elections through which the local industry chose the best market leaders in their categories."
In spite of the huge challenges that land-based and online operators, suppliers, and regulators have faced, the whole industry has proved that it knows how to seize the opportunities to navigate through this crisis," Burak continued.
The SAGSE Awards 2020 recognized last year’s most outstanding players, which have led the industry’s journey towards recovery.
The SAGSE Awards 2020 categories were as follows:
Best Regulator: COLJUEGOS - Colombia
Best Gaming Association: FECOLJUEGOS – Colombia
Best Land-Based Casino Operator: HAPSA – Argentina
Best Integrated Resort Casino Operator: Hard Rock – Dominican Republic
Best CSR Strategy: Codere
Best Land-Based Casino Marketing Strategy: Luckia (Bogotá, Colombia)
Best Land-Based Slot: Scarab en Crystal Dual 27/27, de IGT
Best Electronic Roulette: Novomatic
Best Land-Based Slot Progressive: Thunder Cash (Novomatic)
Best EGM (Electronic Gaming Machine): Dynasty, de IGT
Best Land-Based Poker Operation: Madero Poker - Casino Buenos Aires
Best Sanitation Products for Land-Based Venues: Screen-Cleaner, Slot Line Cleaners
Top 5 Land-Based Industry Leaders: Alex Pariente (Hard Rock), Karen Sierra (GLI), Luis Ayestarán (Betpertise), Lucas Bafetti (Grupo Slots) and Evert Montero (Fecoljuegos)
Best Lottery: Medellín lottery (Colombia)
Best Laboratory: GLI
Best Online Platform Supplier: Tecnalis
Best Online Casino Operator: Betplay (Colombia)
Best Online Sports Betting Operator: Betcris
Best Online Poker Platform: Evenbet
Best Online Affiliate Marketing Strategy: Eightroom
Best Online Casino Game Supplier: Microgaming
Best Online Sports Betting Supplier: Kambi
Best Video Bingo Supplier: Zitro
Best Bingo Supplier: End2end
Best Virtual Games Supplier: Golden Race
Best Live Gaming Supplier: Ezugi
Best Simulcasting Supplier: Universal Soft
Best Payment Method: Paysafecard
Top 5 Online Gaming Industry Leaders: Karen Sierra (GLI), Fernando Garita (Betcris), Gonzalo Pérez (Apuesta Total), Germán Segura (Betplay) and Lina Gallego (Luckia)
Best Online Lottery Platform: Spinola Gaming
Best Gaming News Outlet: Yogonet
Best Mobile Responsive product: IGT Digital