Sportsbook News 18 June 2014 Back to news

OpenBet claims double awards in Sportsbetting

OpenBet are delighted to announce wins in two major categories at the eGR B2B Awards 2014, held at the Pavilion of the Tower of London last night. 

The panel of independent industry experts gave OpenBet the nod for the fifth year running in the category of ‘Sportsbetting Supplier of the Year’, emphasising the company’s dominance in the sector.

In addition, OpenBet also won the ‘In-Play Betting Software of the Year’ award, for its innovative Bet-In-Play (BIP) application that brings live betting to the high street and ‘Cash-in-my-bet’ which allows customers to ‘sell’ back their bets before they are resulted.  This award is a particularly pleasing achievement given the vital importance of in-play betting to all of OpenBet’s sportsbetting customers.

This was the fifth year of the eGR B2B Awards, which rewards and celebrates the very best service providers in the online gaming industry, recognising the achievements of suppliers from across all the major online gaming disciplines including: betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, IT & infrastructure. 

Jeremy Thompson-Hill, Chief Executive Officer at OpenBet, said the two awards constituted due reward for all the hard work put into its product suite by OpenBet’s employees.

“First of all, we are extremely pleased to win both these awards because of the recognition, by the industry, for what our company has achieved, not just in the past year, but throughout its 18 years lifetime.  Sportsbetting is of ever more importance to our major customers, and to be such a vital component in their various product offerings gives us immense pride.” said Thompson-Hill.

The awards recognised the market-leading level of product development and innovation that comprises the OpenBet sportsbetting platform. Each award recognises the level of flexibility and scalability of the OpenBet product,  as well as its innovate advances such as high performance APIs like SiteServer, and the more recently developed cash-in-my-bet technology, which has proved so popular with end users.

Thompson-Hill adds “As cash-in-my-bet proves, the sportsbetting sector is forever developing and improving. Getting the user experience right is absolutely vital, and this is what we provide our clients. These awards show our hard work is paying off, and demonstrates our commitment to continuously develop and evolve to provide all our customers with a set of market-leading products that helps drive their business forward.”

Thompson-Hill further comments “Last night’s successes are a recognition that OpenBet has succeeded in answering the technology challenges that face the sportsbetting industry. The unrivalled OpenBet Sportsbook platform lies at the heart of a technological evolution and by powering the world’s largest sportsbetting sites, it is testament to an overall performance and scalability that is second to none.”




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About OpenBet Ltd (

Established: Founded in 1996, OpenBet powers the largest share of the world’s online bets with global software deployments in multiple, legal gaming jurisdictions.  With offices in North America, Australia and the UK, over 20 customers in the online gaming industry and over 50 integrated partners worldwide, OpenBet provides the most open gaming platform and a product suite that ensures the very best and most flexible solution available. 

Innovative: OpenBet prides itself on product innovation and technical excellence that makes it the technology provider and betting platform of choice for bookmakers, national lotteries and other government-backed betting organisations and operators in newly regulating international markets. OpenBet’s products include Sportsbook, Casino, Poker with a single centralised Account.  With a roadmap of continuing innovation, OpenBet Retail also offers integrated solutions bridging land-based and online.

Trusted: OpenBet is trusted by some of the world’s most successful operators including William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Betfair, SkyBet and PMU.  OpenBet is the preferred supplier of National lotteries in North America providing the underlying technology for their online operations and as the primary online casino provider for BCLC, Loto-Québec, Atlantic Lottery and the Western Canadian province of Manitoba. With a proven track record in probity, OpenBet only deals with legal jurisdictions.