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Vixio Regulatory Intelligence has unveiled its Gambling Compliance (GRAs) shortlist for 2023. Now in its seventh year, the GRAs recognize the achievements of individuals, teams and organizations across the gambling industry who have excelled in compliance, corporate social responsibility and safer gambling.

We received a record number of submissions, making this year’s the most competitive since inception. The quality of nominations demonstrates how the industry views the importance of compliance and the ongoing requirement to maintain compliance excellence,” stated Mike Woolfrey, CEO of .

“Thank you to the judging panel for your hard work and rigorous and independent judging to ensure the are hotly contested. Those who made the shortlist should consider this a significant achievement,” Woolfrey further stated.

The 2023 Awards presentation will take place on November 29th at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London

The official 2023 shortlist is as follows:

AML/MLR Professional of the Year

  • Antonello Cuschieri, Greentube
  • Camila Caresi, Pay4Fun
  • Laura Kolens-Matley, Flutter Entertainment
  • Ross Ferguson, Genting Casinos

Award for Commitment to Compliance by an Affiliate Company

  • Better Collective
  • Gambling.com Group

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling (Category Sponsor: San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission) 

  • 888 William Hill
  • Betsmart Consulting
  • Betting and Gaming Council
  • Casino Guru
  • DraftKings
  • Entain
  • EPIC Risk Management
  • Gauselmann
  • Genting Casinos
  • Kaizen Gaming
  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
  • YGAM

Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Responsible Gambling (Category Sponsor: BetConstruct)

  • Aaron GlynWilliams, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
  • Anna Davies, Metropolitan Gaming
  • Martin Lycka, Entain
  • Paul Buck, EPIC Risk Management

Best Law Firm of the Year

  • Bird & Bird
  • CCA Law Firm
  • CMS
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • GTG Advocates
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
  • RM Legal
  • Segev LLP
  • Simion & Baciu

Best Regulatory Lawyer or In-House Counsel of the Year

  • Alcina de Oliveira Alves, CCA Law Firm
  • Andy Danson, Bird & Bird
  • Cosmina Maria Simion, Simion & Baciu
  • Emeline d’Ollone, Catena Media
  • Erica Okerberg, Greenberg Traurig
  • Filipe Mayer, CCA Law Firm
  • John Kyriakides and John Broupis, Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
  • Matthew Plampton, Bally’s Interactive
  • Sue Dawson, Light & Wonder
  • Thalia Siamani, OKTO

Chief Compliance Officer of the Year (Category Sponsor: DraftKings)

  • Alex Henderson, GIMO
  • Ashley Padgett, Flutter Entertainment
  • David Webb, BetConstruct
  • Jimmy Howard, Metropolitan Gaming
  • Tom Cunningham, National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Zeljka Perkovic, Huddle

Compliance Innovator of the Year

  • ArdentSky
  • Compliable
  • Department of Trust
  • Docaposte
  • Neccton
  • OneComply
  • Pay4Fun
  • SQR Group

Compliance Professional of the Year

  • Blaine Preston, Light & Wonder
  • Christina Thakor-Rankin, 1710 Gaming
  • David Webb, BetConstruct
  • Helen Davies, Flutter Entertainment
  • Jessica Feil, OpenBet
  • Jimmy Howard, Metropolitan Gaming
  • Karine Kocharyan, BetConstruct
  • Mike Robbins, Gaming Laboratories International
  • Roxana Numa, Department of Trust
  • Roxane Scicluna, Greentube
  • Sara Condo, IGT
  • Sarah-Jayne Van Greune, Ilixium

Compliance Rising Star Special Award

  • Adelayo Banjo, Games
  • Antoine Vandemoortele, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
  • Daniel Spencer, EPIC Risk Management
  • Jessica Keogh, Games Global
  • Johannes Ingi Kolbeinsson, PAYSTRAX
  • Melanie Dunmar, Design Works Gaming
  • Oana-Adina Rusu, Greentube
  • Thomas Zhong, IMG Arena

Compliance Team of the Year

  • BetConstruct
  • Estoril Sol Digital
  • EveryMatrix
  • Flutter Entertainment
  • Gauselmann 
  • Genting Casinos
  • Gaming Laboratories International
  • Huddle Tech
  • Kaizen Gaming
  • Metropolitan Gaming
  • Scientific Games
  • Videoslots

Head of Regulatory Affairs/Government Relations of the Year

  • Adam Torres, San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
  • Antony Gevisser, Super Group
  • Charmaine Hogan, Playtech
  • David Foster, Entain
  • Jessica Feil, OpenBet

Legal Team of the Year

  • Campeón Gaming
  • EveryMatrix
  • Kambi
  • Light & Wonder
  • Oryx Gaming
  • Paysafe
  • Segev LLP
  • Soft2Bet

Outstanding Contribution to Safer Game Design

  • Design Works Gaming
  • Light & Wonder
  • Print Studios

Outstanding Contribution to Sports Betting Integrity Award

  • Entain
  • Flutter Entertainment
  • Genius Sports
  • Neccton
  • Sportradar

Payment Service or Solution Provider of the Year

  • Freemarket
  • Ilixium
  • OKTO
  • Paramount Commerce
  • Passport Technology
  • Pay4Fun
  • Paysafe

Regtech Provider of the Year

  • BetConstruct
  • Department of Trust
  • Gaming Innovation Group
  • GeoComply
  • IDnow
  • Mindway AI
  • Neccton
  • OneComply 9 Playtech
  • Rightlander
  • SG:certified
  • Synalogik

Regulatory Initiative of the Year (Category Sponsor: Docaposte)

  • DGOJ (Spain)
  • iGaming Ontario
  • San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
  • Slovak Gambling Regulatory Authority

Responsible Approach to Advertising or Marketing Award

  • Flutter Entertainment
  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
  • Slovak Gambling Regulatory Authority

Responsible Gambling Service or Solution Provider of the Year (Category Sponsor: Kaizen Gaming)

  • Betknowmore UK
  • Department of Trust
  • EPIC Risk Management
  • Focal Research Consultants Limited
  • Gamban
  • GamCare
  • GBG
  • Gordon Moody
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Mindway AI
  • Neccton
  • YGAM

The 2023 recipient of the Compliance Lifetime Achievement Special Award, sponsored by eCogra, will be named via a separate special announcement prior to the Global Regulatory Awards ceremony, Vixio noted.

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