SBC Awards 2016 – Find out who won the “Sports Betting Community” Awards

SBC Awards 2016Earlier this month, on 7th of December to be more precise, the SBC (Sports Betting Community) has held a grand event at Under the Bridge. It is one of London’s most prestigious venues located directly underneath the Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC. The SBC Awards 2016 was quite the spectacle, and at the end, a total of 15 awards were given out to some of the m0st important names in the betting industry.

SBC Awards Event

under the bridgeSky Sport’s broadcaster, the ever so beautiful Hayley Mcqueen was hosting the event, and she did so in an outstanding fashion. From the very start and up to the very end of the show, she managed to acquire the complete attention of everyone in the audience. As we already stated above, a total of 15 awards were given out. In addition to them, 3 industry members also received an entry to the SBC Hall of Fame. It is important to add that the main sponsor of this years’ SBC Awards was Optima. They are the company that stands behind some of the most innovative and interactive eSports betting software and services currently available on the market.

Who won the awards?

In the list found down below you can see the winner of each of those 15 categories we mentioned above. Some names will be quite familiar as they are considered householders in the niche, while some of them surprised everyone, including us as well. Before jumping to the list, it is important to mentioned that the awards were divided into 2 sections: overall awards and innovation awards. First off, let’s take a look at the Overall Awards at the SBC Awards 2016:

  • Bookmaker of the year
    BET365
    Runner Up
    SkyBet
  • Affiliate of the year
    Oddschecker
    Runner Up
    Bettingexpert
  • Rising star in sports betting
    EnergyBet
    Runner Up
    BetOnBrazil
  • Football bookmaker of the year
    SkyBet
    Runner Up
    Pinnacle
  • Football affiliate of the year
    BetBrain
    Runner Up
    Footballtips.com
  • eSports Bookmaker of the year
    Pinnacle
    Runner Up
    SkyBet
  • Marketing campaign of the year
    LeoVegas
    Runner Up
    Marathonbet

Moving onto the Innovation Awards, the list goes on:

  • Innovation in football betting
    BetBright
    Runner Up
    TXODDS
  • Innovation in sports betting
    BetConstruct
    Runner Up
    Metric Gaming
  • Innovation in live betting
    BET365
    Runner Up
    SBTech
  • Innovation in virtual sports
    Golden Race
    Runner Up
    Vermantia
  • Innovation in fantasy sports
    Oulala Games
    Runner Up
    Premier Punt
  • Innovation in affiliation
    Better Collective
    Runner Up
    Bet IT Best
  • Innovation in retail betting
    Optima
    Runner Up
    SIS

Hall of fame entrance was given to these following gentlemen:

  • Howard Chisholm from Chisholm Bookmakers
  • Carsten Koerl from Sportradar
  • Mark Blandford from FSB Technology

Summary of the most important awards for the eSports industry at SBC Awards 2016

Pinnacle esports betting LogoAs you all figured out, the most important award for the eSports industry is the one bearing its name. The eSports bookmaker of the year award went to Pinnacle, and it was well deserved if we may add. Over the course of the entire year, Pinnacle was making huge efforts on keeping their eSports markets filled with important events. They offered great odds too and featured a slick and above all intuitive eSports betting site that managed to effectively attract a huge player base. Great job Pinnacle, congratulations from the staff of eSports-betting.pro!

Bet365 Logo2On the other hand, the most successful bookmaker of the year award went to, who other than, Bet365. As if there was any question who will win this one. The industry’s most popular and leading name has secured their top spot once again. Not only did they win the best bookmaker of the year award, they also swept home with the innovation in live betting as well. Needless to say, 2016 was a good year for Bet365, and the awards are here to prove just that.

As a matter of fact, 2016 was a great year for all eSports betting websites. With the laws becoming more and more pardoning on the industry, bookmakers are widening their selection and improving their general approach to eSports betting. Hopefully, that same trend will make a successful transition into 2017 too, as we hope the entire industry will make even bigger things with great names such as Bet365 and Pinnacle keeping it intact!

About the Author: Hipster JesusArticle written by Hipster Jesus, eSports enthusiast and an active member of the CS:GO community. In his free time, he likes to rush B on competitive servers and scream “CYKA BLYAT” at trolls. Contact “Hipster Jesus” on Twitter.