Following an exciting few months, the first edition of ThePuntersPage Sports Betting Awards has come to an end. These awards were launched to recognise and celebrate the industry excellence of a variety of operators in the iGaming sector during 2020, and thanks to an outstanding turnout, the results can now be revealed.
With over 100K monthly users, votes were cast in droves by UK-based players, who had their say on who deserved the plaudits for a total of 10 categories. Nominees for these categories were chosen through an in-depth selection process based on traffic, user engagement, user feedback and a range of other factors.
William Hill & bet365 once again demonstrated their immense popularity amongst punters, picking up two prizes apiece – the joint-highest of all.
Fighting off fierce competition, bet365 picked up the prestigious Sportsbook of the Year award, and were impressively recognised as having the Best Esports Platform in 2020.
Meanwhile, William Hill were recognised for their first-class mobile app, as well as for providing the finest welcome bonus for new players during the entire year.
Betfair Exchange continued to cement their spot at the pinnacle of sports exchange betting, and sports trading platform Football Index were voted to be the Most Innovative Bookmaker over the last 12 months.
Other notable prizes included Casino of the Year, which went to 888sport; Rising Star of the Year, picked up by mr.play; Best Foreign/Non-UK Sportsbook, claimed by Football Index; and Best Customer Service, awarded to Paddy Power.
Congratulations to the winning operators for their efforts during a year of many challenges! The full list of winners are:
Sportsbook of the Year 2020: bet365
Casino of the Year 2020: 888casino
Betting Exchange of the Year 2020: Betfair Exchange
Rising Star of the Year 2020: mr.play
Best Foreign/Non-UK Sportsbook 2020: 1xBet
Most Innovative Bookmaker 2020: Football Index
Best Esports Platform 2020: bet365
Best Mobile Betting App 2020: William Hill
Best Welcome Bonus 2020: William Hill
Best Customer Service 2020: Paddy Power
Thank you to all our voters for making the first edition of these awards a resounding success, and we look forward to seeing what 2021 has in store.