Since their launch back in 2016, the Global Regulatory Awards which is hosted by VIXIO Regulatory have become quite a big deal. It is best known for being the very first industry awards that recognize and celebrate individuals and teams that have been working towards setting new standards when it comes to compliance and responsible gambling.

This year’s leg of the very popular awards has been scheduled for October 29, 2020, and it is expected to bring together a number of brands in the gaming industry. However, this time things will be a little different particularly due to all the chaos that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike previous events, the Global Regulatory Awards 2020 will be a virtual event that will be available via a live stream.

“The safety of our guests and staff remains our primary concern.  Given the current global situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to change the format of this year’s Global Regulatory Awards from a physical event to an online live stream, which will broadcast globally.”

Frances Fenemore, Chief Marketing Officer.

While the safety of the staff and guests is the main priority at the moment, Frances Fenemore also points out that the decision to hold the event virtually also represents other possibilities. Most notable, the awards will now be opened up to all stakeholders in the industry which will, in turn, result in a much bigger audience. Needless to say, that is great for the promotion of responsible gambling.

Submissions Locked

Preparations for the GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards 2020 began earlier this year with the call for submissions – the deadline for the submission of the nominations was February 14. There was a total of 18 categories each recognizing teams and individuals that have been working in the fields of regulatory compliance and responsible gambling.

Initially, the event was scheduled to go down on April 22 but this did not come to pass due to the pandemic. However, with the nominations now locked, it is impressive to see that plans for the event are back on track.

This year a lot of good things are expected not just from the awards but the gaming industry as a whole. Thanks to all the tighter controls that regulators have been putting in place to protect the customers. All that is what is needed to ensure gaming remains safe and fun for everyone.