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Today, VIXIO GamblingCompliance unveiled the shortlist for the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs). Now in their ffth year, the VIXIO GRAs recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and businesses across the gambling landscape who have excelled in the feld of compliance, corporate social responsibility and responsible gambling over the course of the year.

This year’s shortlist showcases a host of progressive businesses, all of which have demonstrated resilience in a recovering global economy and their ability to adapt to an increasingly complex regulatory environment, innovate and embrace responsible gambling.

Mike Woolfrey, CEO, VIXIO, said: “This year has been one of the most competitive years yet, with the judges having to consider yet another record number of entries to shortlist just under 100 fnalists across 18 categories. Every year the standard gets higher as the industry moves to an ever-greater culture of compliance. Our judging process is extremely rigorous and the awards are hotly contested, so being shortlisted is a highly signifcant achievement. We look forward to welcoming everyone for a very special evening of celebration.”

Presentation of the 2021 Global Regulatory Award winners will take place at a black-tie ceremony, returning in person to the prestigious De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, on October 21, 2021. Tickets can be booked here.

The official 2021 shortlist is as follows:

Anti-Money Laundering Team of the Year
Estoril Sol Digital Greentube
iSoftBet San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
Award for Commitment to Compliance by an Afliate Company
Better Collective Bojoko
Gambling.com Group Little Star Media

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Award for Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling

ARA Recovery 4 All and Beacon Bojoko

Counselling Trust

Casino Guru Entain Group

Estoril Sol Digital GeoComply

GiG – Gaming Innovation Group

Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Responsible Gambling

Daria Magdoiu, Kindred Group Jade Luchauer, IGT
Sophie Dean, Entain Group
Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year
Bird & Bird CMS LLP
Harris Hagan Ifrah Law
Paul Hastings LLP Pinsent Masons LLP
Chief Compliance Ofcer of the Year
David Webb, BetConstruct Christine Gallo, GLI
Jennifer Aguiar, DraftKings Mark Halstead, iSoftBet
Oliver Lamb, Kambi
Compliance Innovator or Innovation of the Year
Compliable GeoComply
Genesis Global Ltd GiG – Gaming Innovation Group
OneComply SEON
Source KYC

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Compliance Lifetime Achievement Special Award

Winner to be announced soon

Compliance Professional of the Year
David Webb, BetConstruct Emma O’Neil, Sky Betting & Gaming
Jennifer Aguiar, DraftKings Kimberley Broad, Microgaming
Mark Halstead, iSoftBet
Compliance Rising Star Special Award
Caroline Grifths, Kindred Group Hayley Doherty, Sky Betting & Gaming
Hannah Kennish, Playtech Kim Mouridsen, Mindway AI
Ludmila Andrianova, Soft2Bet Mike Robbins, GLI
Compliance Team of Year
Better Collective DraftKings
Flutter Entertainment Gauselmann AG
Genesis Global Ltd Greentube
IGT NetBet
Head of Regulatory Afairs / Government Relations
Charmaine Hogan, Playtech Chris Cylke, American Gaming
Association
David Foster, Entain Group Howard Glaser, Scientifc Games
Martin Lycka, Entain Group Pablo Espuela, Luckia Games

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In-House Counsel / Legal Team of the Year

Kambi Pollard Banknote
Estoril Sol Digital Paysafe
Videoslots
Outstanding Contribution to Sports Betting Integrity
Entain Group Flutter Entertainment
Kambi
Payment Service or Solution Provider of the Year
Mazooma MuchBetter
Passport Technology Inc Paysafe
Sightline Payments Worldpay from FIS
RegTech Provider of the Year
ArdentSky, LLC Compliable
Diligex Ltd GeoComply
IDnow Kambi
Mindway AI W2 Global Data
Responsible Gambling Service or Solution Provider of the Year
Focal Research Consultants Gamban
GiG – Gaming Innovation Group Gambling Therapy
Mindway AI YGAM & Betknowmore: Safer Gambling
Training

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Safer Gambling Campaign of the Year
American Gaming Association ARA Recovery 4 All and Beacon
Counselling Trust
Entain Group Estoril Sol Digital
TOTO, Nederlandse Loterij The Star Entertainment Group