Winners Revealed 2014

Following a glamorous evening at this year's iGB Affiliate Awards, we are proud to announce the 25 winners of 2014 - congratulations to you all! To view the 2014 shortlist, please click here

Best Affiliate Manager - Casino

 

Adnan Maslo - Affiliate REPUBLIK

Recognised by the judges as a hard working affiliate manager, Adnan has brought recognition to any program he works with due to the effort he puts in. Depicted as a very clued up individual he spends a great deal of time ensuring that players are being treated fairly.

Best Affiliate Manager – Poker 

Dimitri Safonov - Unibet

Awarded to Dimitiri for his professional, diplomatic and engaging manner; he understands the business well and has been described as a straight shooter. His extensive knowledge of the iGaming market has proved extremely beneficial to his affiliates in their business development.

Best Affiliate Manager – Bingo

Lauren Wiggan - bet365

The judges felt Lauren’s work ethic partnered with her perfect attitude towards affiliates needed awarding. Lauren has proved she will go the extra mile for her affiliates and continues to build on the partnerships created. Profession and dedicated to her job, Lauren is a highly recommended affiliate manager.

Best Affiliate Manager – Sportsbook

Dean Leyland - Sky Betting & Gaming

The judges were impressed with the turnaround since Dean joined the programme at Sky Betting & Gaming. Described as ‘quite simply an affiliate’s dream’ his no nonsense and honest attitude is indicative to his results. He has positioned Sky’s Betting & Gambling affiliate program as one of the best in the UK.

Best Affiliate Manager – Binary

Ruben Ellis - Banc De Binary

This year Ruben has seen great growth at Banc De Binary and the judges felt this should be rewarded. He values his close relationships with his affiliate partners and is will always take the time to educate and mentor other about binary trading.

Best Affiliate Manager - Online Trading

Gonzalo Rojas - Empire Money

Described as a true professional in his trade, one of the reasons why the judges chose Gonzalo was his trustworthy nature and his belief that the back-bone of success with EmpireMoney is due to his partnes/affiliates. He is always available to assist and to provide knowledge and support to his partners.

Best Affiliate Manager – Overall

 

Adnan Maslo - Affiliate REPUBLIK

The judges chose Adnan because he goes marries excellent relationship management with the ability to build brands. As a very hands on manager he provides affiliates with the framework to be able to do their job proficiently. He has successfully overseen the rapid growth of a start up affiliate program for the second time in a row – carrying with it double the work load!

Best Affiliate Program - Casino

Referback

The judges chose referback due to their versatile system and friendly and pro-active staff. Described as always willing to go the extra mile for affiliates, their properties are top of the line; providing fresh materials and specific requests regularly. 

Best Affiliate Program – Poker

bet365

Described by the judges as honest, quick reporting and professional, bet365's poker offering has a high conversion rate and player value. With continued growth, dedication to affiliates and an affiliate management team that is knowledgeable and friendly makes them the judge's top choice.

Best Affiliate Program – Bingo

Ladbrokes

Recognised for their continued commitment to affiliates, the team at Ladbrokes Bingo have shown a renewed energy and enthusiasm for the product this year, making them a favourite with the judges.

Best Affiliate Program – Sportsbook 

bet365

As one of the first operators to really target affiliate marketing in the UK, bet365 are still the one that every competitor aspires to be. Their constant strive to improve impressive XLM feeds; innovative tools and increased brand awareness mixed with knowledgeable staff who are in tune with affiliates needs are all reasons why the judges picked them to be the best sportsbook affiliate program. 

Best Affiliate Program – Binary

Affbinary

The judges awarded this to AffBinary for their long track record. Their conversion rates are above industry average and are processing affiliate payments within days. AffBinary offers a variety of marketing tools and has added multiple languages to their landing pages in response to affiliate requests.

Best Affiliate Program - Online Trading

EmpireMoney

The judge’s recognised EmpireMoney as offering one of the most competitive payment schemes in the market. They provide access to a top quality, innovative tool mix specifically designed to adapt to different consumer profiles.  Described as always offering a professional service, friendly support and unique target markets.

Best Affiliate Program – Overall

bet365

The judges awarded this top honour to bet365 for the fifth year in a row. They felt that bet365 bring together all their product verticals extremely well to offer a great overall affiliate program. Their focus on affiliates is apparent in everything they do. Hard working affiliate managers mixed with a good converting brand makes it a program affiliates can trust. 

Best Payment System for Affiliates

Optimal Payments (NETELLER)      

Perhaps the most widely used method of payments by affiliates and players alike, the judges gave this award to Optimal Payments (NETELLER) for their hassle-free system and hard working team. NETELLER have heavily involved themselves in the industry, supporting networking events and running a highly successful conferences. 

The Lou Fabiano Award for the Best iGaming Community

GPWA

This highly honourable award was given to GPWA for continuing their high levels of professionalism as a neutral representative in the affiliate industry. They are constantly attracting new affiliates and are recognised as a highly trusts source for in-depth information.

Best Newcomer: Affiliate Program

Guts Affiliates

Described by the judges as one of the greatest casino launches in history – the team at GUTS have produced a casino product and operation that rivals others. The affiliate team have fostered key partnerships with the right affiliate partners and nurtured ridiculous growth in a highly methodical way.

Best Newcomer: Affiliate

Footy Accumulators

The judges described Footy Accumulators as ‘innovation, innovation, innovation’. It is obvious the team works extremely hard to provide for their users; engaging in numerous ways to ensure users continually return. The judges believe their ideas will make them one to look out for in 2014. 

Best Affiliate – Casino

Lastestcasinobonuses.com

The judges chose Latest Casino Bonuses as they felt they demonstrate targeted volume on a revenue shared basis. They deliver great non-PPC customers and they do it for almost every casino affiliate program they work with. Their dedication to the casino industry and the depth of content on their site made them the judges favourite.

Best Affiliate - Poker

pokernews.com

The judges felt pokernews.com demonstrated a very strong brand with truly incredible SEO positioning. Having undergone a transformation in 2013, pokernews is by far the biggest poker news site in the world.

 

Best Affiliate - Bingo

 

bingoport.co.uk

Described as having the best presented site, bingoport was chosen by the judges due to providing great content with a fresh look and great user experience. As a professional partner it is no surprise they have built a solid name for themselves in the bingo industry. 

Best Affiliate – Sportsbook

OddsChecker

The judges recognised OddsChecker as retaining a highly envious SEO footprint that has allowed them to explore alternative marker channels, which will help sustain their awareness and traffic volumes. Their heavy investment in their mobile app shows commitment to the mobile space and is one of the only service led affiliates who has made such a committed leap. 

Best Affiliate - Binary

Fair Binary Options

The judges felt Fair Binary Options were the best partnership from the beginning. A new well designed thought out site from an experienced team creates decent SEOmoz rank and excellent search result positions.

Best Affiliate - Online Trading

binaryoptions.net.au

Binaryoptions.net.au was the judge’s choice as they bring high volume of traders monthly. With high conversion ratio and high reputation in the affiliate community, their website is full of all key ingredients to be successful. 

Best Affiliate – Overall

Latest Casino Bonuses

The judges picked Latest Casino Bonuses as they felt they have the largest variety of offers available. In terms of rank, traffic volume, reputation and general attitude towards the way they work Latest Casino Bonuses have a great team and strong position within the market. Their site has one of the most comprehensive compilations of data and is continually growing. Recognised as a well known affiliate portal on the net – they have thousands of repeat visitors for good reason. 

For the 2013 Winners click here.