On Friday, February 8, 2013 the winners of the iGB Affiliate Awards were announced and we’re pleased to announce that PokerNews.com won Best Poker Affiliate. The honor recognizes the poker affiliate that excelled most in 2011-2012, taking into account criteria such as volume of traffic, innovation, reputation with players, and brand power.
"PokerNews is honored to receive this award, and I would like to thank everyone that voted for us," said PokerNews.com CEO Robbie Davies. "I would also like to thank all of the staff at PokerNews and the countless writers and enthusiasts around the world that dedicate their time to and share our vision in promoting the positive advancement of the game of poker.
"PokerNews is more than just an affiliate; we are the leading, most-trusted media source for poker. I don't want people to forget that. We dedicate countless hours into providing in-depth coverage of all things poker from extensive live reporting on a global scale to promoting responsible regulation in the evolving landscape surrounding the game. On behalf of everyone at PokerNews, I would like to thank the iGaming community for recognizing us."
The winners were revealed during a sold-out celebration at The Brewery in London that included a Russian-and-wintery themed evening that started with vodka shots followed by dinner, Russian-style dancing from Michael Caselli, and the delivery of twenty four awards.
Among the other winners were bet365 (Best Overall Affiliate Program), Unibet Affiliates (Best Poker Affiliate Program), Skrill (Best Payment System), and Paddy Power (Best Sports Affiliate Program). Here’s a full look at the 2013 iGB Affiliate Award winners:
- Best Poker Affiliate Program: Unibet Affiliates
- Best Casino Affiliate Program: Affiliates United
- Best Sports Affiliate Program: Paddy Power
- Best Bingo Affiliate Program: Market-Ace
- Best Financial Affiliate Program: Etoro
- Best Overall Affiliate Program: bet365
- Best Poker Affiliate Manager: Kriton Kounelakis- Bwin.Party
- Best Casino Affiliate Manager: Martyn Beacon- Affiliate Edge
- Best Sports Affiliate Manager: Craig Van Flute- Sportingbet
- Best Bingo Affiliate Manager: Simon Dunne- Butlers Bingo
- Best Financial Affiliate Manager: Jennifer Ming- Neteller
- Best Overall Affiliate Manager: James Woods- Bet365
- Best Poker Affiliate: PokerNews.com
- Best Casino Affiliate: latestcasinobonuses.com
- Best Sports Affiliate: oddschecker.co.uk
- Best Bingo Affiliate: bingoport.co.uk
- Best Financial Affiliate: dailyforex.com
- Best Overall Affiliate: olbg.co.uk
- Best Newcomer Affiliate Program: Affiliate REPUBLIK
- Best Newcomer Affiliate: gambling.com
- Most Improved Affiliate Program: Sky Affiliate Hub
- Best iGaming Affiliate Network: Income Access
- The Lou Fabiano Award for the Best iGaming Community: GPWA
- Best Payment System: Skrill (Moneybookers)
Check out video highlights of the event over at CalvinAyre.com.