Business intelligence provider VIXIO GamingCompliance announced Wednesday the winners of its Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs), hosting more than 350 guests at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The awards recognize and reward individuals and teams who work to set new standards in compliance and responsibility within the gambling industry.
Comedian Hugh Dennis was the night’s host and helped present the 20 categories, along with special guests. Highlights from the night include wins by Christine Gallo at GLI, David Webb from BetConstruct and Beth Jones at Genting Casinos, all of whom walked away with one of our special individual awards.
Meanwhile, Flutter Entertainment received three Global Regulatory Awards including Compliance Team of the Year. The ceremony concluded with the annual Compliance Lifetime Achievement Special Award, which was awarded to Paul Burns, the CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association.
The final special award of this evening is for #Compliance lifetime achievement, and this years recipient is… Paul Burns #GRA2022 pic.twitter.com/m9jBZRgsMv
— VIXIO GamblingCompliance (@GamblingComp) November 30, 2022 Since its launch in 2017, the independently adjudicated GRAs have become “the biggest of their kind,” claims VIXIO, and continue to grow “as the industry moves towards a stronger culture of compliance,” the firm wrote in a press release.
VIXIO also thanked this year’s award sponsors, which included Bally’s Interactive, BetConstruct, Docaposte, DraftKings, Fortuna Entertainment Group, GiG Comply, Playtech and San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, as well as charity partner YGAM. “Without the continued support from our sponsors and partners, the Global Regulatory Awards would not have been the success that it continues to be,” noted VIXIO.
Congratulation to Christine Gallo from GLI for winning the 2022 Global Regulatory Award for Chief Compliance Officer of the Year #GRA2022 pic.twitter.com/rCW1QkpgYZ
— VIXIO GamblingCompliance (@GamblingComp) November 30, 2022 Mike Woolfrey, CEO of VIXIO, said: “Congratulations to all our winners. This year the standard was exceptionally high, so winning an award really is a clear demonstration of dedication towards regulatory compliance and safer gambling. VIXIO is proud to provide a platform to showcase the great work going on within the industry.”
“We were delighted to see that guests from across the globe joined us last night, a true testament to the industry’s recovery following the pandemic,” he concluded.