New Additions to the Sports Betting Hall of Fame

Sports Betting Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

Last week saw the Betting on Sports and CasinoBeats Summit being held at Olympia London, which culminated on the evening of Thursday 19th September, at a lavish ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum, which saw six more individuals inducted into  the Sports Betting Hall of Fame.

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame was launched three years ago by SBC Events, back in 2016, to recognise industry pioneers who have contributed to the industry, leaving a lasting legacy in the process.

The event last Thursday was attended by approximately 1000 guests, representing a who is who of the iGaming industry ( Including the Casinomeister ), all gathering to celebrate this year’s inductees.

The individuals who were being inducted to the hall of fame this year and joining the likes of Chris Christie the former governor of New York and Fred Done of Betfred, were:

  • Denise Coates – Founder and CEO of bet365
  • Richard Flint – Former CEO of Sky Betting and Gaming
  • John Boyle – Founder and Chairman of Boyle Sports
  • John Anderson – Former CEO of 888Holdings plc
  • Armin Sageder – Founder Paysafe Card and BGT
  • Jukka Honkavaara – Placed first online sports bet

The consideration of inductees to the Sports Betting Hall of Fame is based on outstanding service and contributions to the industry.

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Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.

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