BetMGM Wins Big at American Gambling Awards
The American Gambling Awards honors companies, organizations, and individuals achieving excellence in the casino and sports betting industry.
The awards are produced by Gambling.com Group Limited. Instead of their usual awards ceremony, winners and judges will be invited to attend a VIP dinner in New York in December.
One of the coveted Gold Eagles awarded was the 2022 Online Casino of the Year. Many incredible online casinos were nominated, but only one took home the honor: BetMGM.
BetMGM faced some steep competition for the title this year. Despite cutting back on its marketing, WynnBet managed to score a nomination for Online Casino of the Year. Rush Interactive (operator of BetRivers Casino and PlaySugarHouse) was also on the nomination list. Resorts Digital Gaming may sound unfamiliar to Michigan players, but the company has been very successful in New Jersey and was also nominated for the award.
This is the first year the American Gambling Awards are back since 2019 and the first year the Online Casino of the Year category is present. Some notable past winners in other categories include:
- American Operator of the Year: Rush Street Interactive
- Sports Betting Operator of the Year: FanDuel
- Casino Operator of the Year: Rush Street Interactive
- Service Provider of the Year: Evolution Gaming
BetMGM has proved its spot at the top of the iGaming online casino industry time and time again. Founded in 2018, the New Jersey-based online casino is a partnership between MGM Resorts International and Entain Plc.
2022 marked a year of revolutionary growth thanks to BetMGM’s multi-brand marketing and player acquisition strategies. BetMGM offers an expansive library of games and sports betting options to support player engagement. The company currently operates in four states: New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The online casino company has an estimated 30% market share within those states.
Chief Executive Officer of Gambling.com Group Charles Gillespie said: “BetMGM continues to solidify its position as the iGaming industry leader in North America through its top-of-the-line casino product, and is very deserving of receiving the Online Casino of the Year award. With its diverse game portfolio, first-class partnerships, and omnichannel focus, BetMGM offerings set them apart from their competitors.”
Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM shared his gratitude in response to receiving the award: “BetMGM is honored to be named Online Casino of the Year and thanks Gambling.com for this incredible recognition. This award is reflective of the hard work of many who are dedicated to setting a high standard in iGaming … As the top iGaming operator in North America, we remain focused on continuing to provide our customers with innovative gaming experiences, working with premiere exclusive partners and providing a world-class omnichannel experience.”
BetMGM is always looking for new and better ways to improve its site for its users. This award is well deserved for BetMGM and will certainly give other US online casino operators something to work towards in the coming year.
For more information about the American Gambling Awards, including a full list of winners, please visit the awards website: www.gambling.com/us/awards.
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