This year’s shortlist showcases a host of progressive businesses, all of which have demonstrated resilience in a recovering global economy and their ability to adapt to an increasingly complex regulatory environment, innovate and embrace responsible gambling.

Mike Woolfrey, CEO, VIXIO, said: “This year has been one of the most competitive years yet, with the judges having to consider yet another record number of entries to shortlist just under 100 finalists across 18 categories. Every year the standard gets higher as the industry moves to an ever-greater culture of compliance. Our judging process is extremely rigorous and the awards are hotly contested, so being shortlisted is a highly significant achievement. We look forward to welcoming everyone for a very special evening of celebration.”

Presentation of the 2021 Global Regulatory Award winners will take place at a black-tie ceremony, returning in person to the prestigious De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, on October 21, 2021. Tickets can be booked here.

The official 2021 shortlist is as follows:

Anti-Money Laundering Team of the Year
Estoril Sol DigitalGreentube
iSoftBetSan Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
Award for Commitment to Compliance by an Affiliate Company
Better CollectiveBojoko GroupLittle Star Media
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling
ARA Recovery 4 All and Beacon Counselling TrustBojoko
Casino GuruEntain Group
Estoril Sol DigitalGeoComply
GiG - Gaming Innovation Group 
Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Responsible Gambling
Daria Magdoiu, Kindred GroupJade Luchauer, IGT
Sophie Dean, Entain Group 
Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year
Bird & BirdCMS LLP
Harris HaganIfrah Law
Paul Hastings LLPPinsent Masons LLP
Chief Compliance Officer of the Year
David Webb, BetConstructChristine Gallo, GLI
Jennifer Aguiar, DraftKingsMark Halstead, iSoftBet
Oliver Lamb, Kambi 
Compliance Innovator or Innovation of the Year
Genesis Global LtdGiG - Gaming Innovation Group
Source KYC 
Compliance Lifetime Achievement Special Award
Winner to be announced soon
Compliance Professional of the Year
David Webb, BetConstructEmma O’Neil, Sky Betting & Gaming
Jennifer Aguiar, DraftKingsKimberley Broad, Microgaming
Mark Halstead, iSoftBet 
Compliance Rising Star Special Award
Caroline Griffiths, Kindred GroupHayley Doherty, Sky Betting & Gaming
Hannah Kennish, PlaytechKim Mouridsen, Mindway AI
Ludmila Andrianova, Soft2BetMike Robbins, GLI
Compliance Team of Year
Better CollectiveDraftKings
Flutter EntertainmentGauselmann AG
Genesis Global LtdGreentube
Head of Regulatory Affairs / Government Relations
Charmaine Hogan, PlaytechChris Cylke, American Gaming Association
David Foster, Entain GroupHoward Glaser, Scientific Games
Martin Lycka, Entain GroupPablo Espuela, Luckia Games
In-House Counsel / Legal Team of the Year
KambiPollard Banknote
Estoril Sol DigitalPaysafe
Outstanding Contribution to Sports Betting Integrity
Entain GroupFlutter Entertainment
Payment Service or Solution Provider of the Year
Passport Technology IncPaysafe
Sightline PaymentsWorldpay from FIS
RegTech Provider of the Year
ArdentSky, LLCCompliable
Diligex LtdGeoComply
Mindway AIW2 Global Data
Responsible Gambling Service or Solution Provider of the Year
Focal Research ConsultantsGamban
GiG - Gaming Innovation GroupGambling Therapy
Mindway AIYGAM & Betknowmore: Safer Gambling Training
Safer Gambling Campaign of the Year
American Gaming AssociationARA Recovery 4 All and Beacon Counselling Trust
Entain GroupEstoril Sol Digital
TOTO, Nederlandse LoterijThe Star Entertainment Group

For more information on this release, or to reserve a table for the awards evening, contact the GRA team at [email protected] or call +44 (0)207 921 9980. Full information on table bookings, sponsorship and more can be found at:


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