SBC vai homenagear quatro Pioneiros da Indústria no Hall da Fama de 2023
SBC vai homenagear quatro Pioneiros da Indústria no Hall da Fama de 2023.

SBC is pleased to announce four industry “heavyweights” whose contributions to the sector have landed them in this month’s SBC Hall of Fame.

The celebration of the most recent inductees is scheduled to take place at the W Hotel, Barcelona, ​​on September 19, as part of the SBC Leaders Summit.

This inaugural C-level meeting is part of the SBC’s global betting and iGaming event, SBC Summit Barcelona, ​​scheduled to take place at Fira Barcelona Montjuïc from September 19th to 21st.

The people whose ongoing contributions to the industry will be recognized at the ceremony are:

  • Gustaf Hagman – CEO and Co-Founder, LeoVegas;
  • Jordan Levin – CEO, OpenBet;
  • Per Widerström – incoming CEO, 888 Holdings (from October 16, 2023);
  • Brigid Simmonds OBE – Chair, Betting and Gaming Council.

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame was launched by the SBC in 2016 to recognize, honor and celebrate people whose achievements and lasting contributions have positively impacted the industry.

The ceremony will be hosted by former honorees – Sue Schneider and Simon Bold (Betting and Gaming Consultant, Fatcats Limited).

Sue Schneider, VP of Growth and Strategy, Americas, at SBC, said, “This is an event that will forever remain in the hearts of the honorees.”

“It’s an opportunity for us as an industry to take a moment and recognize the incredible work they’ve done – from pioneering the concept of mobile-first betting to guiding companies through cultural transformations, mergers and acquisitions, and establishing ethical standards in the industry.”

“I’m excited to celebrate the impressive individuals in the Class of 2023 who are contributing their best to moving our industry forward. Hosting this ceremony is as great an honor as receiving my own Hall of Fame award,” Schneider added.

The latest honorees will join their classmates from the Class of 2023:

  • Michael Gaughan (Owner, South Point Hotel Casino Spa);
  • Nick Bogdanovich (Sportsbook Manager/Oddsmaker, Circa Sports);
  • Trish Lewandowski (Sportsbook District Manager, Caesars Digital);
  • David L. Rebuck (Director, NJ Department of Gaming Control).

In addition to Sue Schneider, the 2022 ceremony also saw Chris Andrews (Director of Sportsbook, South Point), Paul Burns (President and CEO, Canadian Gaming Association), Sandy Drozd (Director – Software and Product Compliance, Circa Resort & Casino ) and Vincent Magliulo (Vice President/Director of Sportsbook, Las Vegas Dissemination Co./Gaughan Gaming) to be honored.

The SBC Leaders Summit is an exclusive gathering for 450 C-level executives that includes exclusive networking opportunities, a highly engaging conference agenda, regional and regulatory roundtables, as well as a poker championship, plus a variety of exclusive dinners during the main days of the SBC Summit Barcelona.