Being recognized as a pioneer and leader is a reflection of the hard work and commitment a company dedicates to its industry. With the gaming ecosystem constantly changing, it is sometimes difficult to remain proactive in shaping the future, but those who continue to make a difference are rewarded for their efforts. The upcoming SBC Awards Latinoamérica will be held in October  and, in recognition of its constant push to ensure a transparent and robust industry, sports betting and gaming operator Betcris has been shortlisted as a potential award recipient in four different categories.

The SBC Awards Latinoamérica program was designed to highlight those in the industry that are making a difference and are “surviving and thriving through these unprecedented times,” according to the official description. The awards ceremony, part of the annual SBC Summit Latinoamérica, will be held on October 28 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in Miami, FL, bringing together 600 of the most influential people working in the Latin American gaming space. Operators, affiliates and suppliers from all major disciplines tied to the industry are eligible to be selected.

Betcris is one of the finalists for consideration as the Sportsbook of the Year as a result of its constant efforts to ensure a successful sports betting industry in the region. It is also one of the final candidates for the Sponsorship of the Year award due, in no small part, to the numerous sponsorships it has created across the entire region. The operator, an established sponsor of the NFL and MLB, is also heavily involved in supporting the communities it serves. This is reflected in the prominent position it gives local teams and organizations.

Betcris has also been chosen as a potential winner for the Employer of the Year award, a result of its ability to properly manage its workforce during the pandemic while continuing to support worker growth and development. The operator is also up for the Leader of the Year award as a result of all of its efforts, as well as its dedication to social and corporate maturity. Betcris CEO JD Duarte has repeatedly recognized the requirement of any company to be committed to social responsibility.

Winners are ultimately selected by individuals in the gaming industry. A “hand-picked” panel of judges reviews all of the shortlisted candidates before those members make their final choices. The judges are assigned specific categories based on their own areas of expertise and background, ensuring the selection process is fair and equitable for all candidates.