Gambling.com recently announced the finalists for the inaugural 2019 American Gambling Awards™. Among them is a world-class selection of online casinos and online poker rooms. The American Gambling Awards™ nominated a total of 14 award categories, divided up into 4 public service groups and 10 commercial groups. The winners will be presented with a gold-plated, Golden Eagle trophy made from cast pewter.  

The 4 public service categories pay tribute to the regulators, organizations, and policymakers responsible for crafting a solid framework to promote responsible online gambling activity in the USA. The regulated online gambling market in America now covers online casino, online poker, and online sports betting. 

The 10 commercial categories recognize gaming excellence by executives and companies in the regulated US online casino, online poker, and sports betting markets. The best online casino will receive a Golden Eagle statuette bearing a plaque and a description of the award. Golden Eagle trophies will also be presented to the best online poker room, and the best online sports betting operator. 

GAMBLING.COM AMERICAN OPERATOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

The American Operator of the Year Award by Gambling.com is the highest honor. The recipient of this award is deemed to have excelled during the evaluation period and provided players with a top-tier experience across multiple categories. 

These include online casino gambling, online poker gambling, sports betting online, and daily fantasy sports. The winner is adjudicated as the best US online gambling company across multiple categories. 

The commercial enterprise finalists for American Operator of the Year include the following regulated US online gambling companies:

• 888 Holdings
• Golden Nugget
• Rush Street Interactive
• Caesars Interactive Entertainment
• MGM Resorts (Borgata + PlayMGM) 

GAMBLING.COM CASINO OPERATOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Casino operator of the year

 

The Casino Operator of the Year Award by Gambling.com recognizes gaming excellence from the premier US regulated online casinos. The winner is deemed to have exceeded expectations during the evaluation period. The recipient of this award demonstrates a superior experience and product offering for players.

The Casino Operator of the Year finalists include the following regulated US online casinos:

•    Tropicana
•    888 Casino
•    Betfair Casino
•    Golden Nugget
•    Caesars Casino & Sports
•    Rush Street Interactive (SugarHouse)

GAMBLING.COM POKER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

The Poker Operator of the Year award is presented to the best online poker room in the US, based on its contribution to reviving the popularity of online poker. To this end, the operator deemed to be the winner of the best US online poker room will demonstrate innovative flair, quality online poker play, and high player liquidity.

The Poker Operator of the Year finalists include the following regulated US online poker rooms:

• WSOP.com
• 888poker.com
• BorgataPoker.com

GROWTH THROUGH REGULATION: ONLINE GAMBLING IN THE US

The inaugural American Gambling Awards™ caters exclusively to the regulated gambling market in the US. PricewaterhouseCoopers will audit the results for each award category. The American Gambling Awards™ is designed to showcase the best online casino USA, the best online poker room, and the best online sports betting operator. This is the first award ceremony which is dedicated to mobile gambling in the country.

The nominations for each category were submitted by April 26, 2019. The finalists were announced on Monday, May 6, 2019. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the winners of each respective category in the American Gambling Awards™ will be crowned at New Jersey's famed Monmouth Park. A spectacular awards presentation ceremony will be hosted by Matthew Berry for all registered delegates at the All American Sports Betting Summit.

The panel of judges comprises 29 officials with in-depth experience of the US online gambling market. Judges are not required to cast their votes in each category, and if their experience is irrelevant or their input is biased, they will be requested to abstain from voting. Gambling.com does not play a part in adjudicating each of the finalists in the American Gambling Awards™.

The best online casino NJ winner will be recognized with a custom-designed AGA™ trophy. Plus, the winner will be prominently displayed on the American Gambling Awards™ site, and enjoy widespread news coverage on Gambling.com and other online media. Finalists can win across multiple categories, including the best online poker room USA and the best online sports betting operator USA. All eyes will be on the American Operator of the Year Award – a tribute to the best online gambling brand across multiple product categories.

888 Holdings is a finalist in three prestigious categories being presented by Gambling.com. This awards ceremony is regarded as the pinnacle of achievement for regulated online gambling companies in New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and other states with regulated gambling activity. 
 

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With digital marketing strategies in his blood, Louis Wheeler has traveled around the world, exploring gambling cultures and gaining experience in casino games from 2003. If you are in a casino anywhere around the planet, you may find him right next to you, playing blackjack, roulette or texas hold'em.