January 29, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com ("CAP"), the world's largest and longest-running affiliate marketing directory for the online gaming industry, has announced the winners to this year's CAP Awards 2009.
The winners were unveiled earlier today in a prestigious, black tie ceremony at London's The Brewery, which was recently named Event Magazine's Best Venue of 2008. The CAP Awards ceremony also served to kick off this year’s CAP Euro London 2009, the iGaming affiliate marketing world’s largest industry conference.
As always, the CAP Awards nominations process was peer-led, allowing members of the gaming affiliate community to nominate and vote in each category. The democratic nature of the process is designed to ensure that the CAP Awards represent a consensus of the online gaming affiliate community as a whole, and are not just the decision of the CAP administrators.
The list of this year's winners is as follows:
Best Casino Affiliate Program: EuroPartners
Best Poker Affiliate Program: Everest Affiliates
Best Bingo Affiliate Program: Jackpot Joy / MarketAce
Best Sportsbook Affiliate Program: Betfair Affiliate Program
Best Skill Gaming Affiliate Program: RummyAffiliates
Best Overall Affiliate Program (sponsored by Ivobank): Affiliate Club
Best iGaming Casino Software: Microgaming
Best iGaming Poker Software: Pokerstars
Best iGaming Bingo Software: Playtech
Best Casino Affiliate Manager: Renee, Rewards Affiliates
Best Poker Affiliate Manager: Carly, PokerStars
Best Bingo Affiliate Manager: Pierrick, Virgin Games
Best Sportsbook Affiliate Manager: Roman, Intertops
Best Skill Gaming Affiliate Manager: Shay Shevach, RummyAffiliates
Best Overall Affiliate Manager: Cobus, Referback
Best iGaming Affiliate Network: Income Access
Best Payment System for Affiliates: Neteller
Best Casino Affiliate: Simmo (CAP Username: Ian Sims)
Best Poker Affiliate (sponsored by eGaming Online): RakeTheRake.com
Best Bingo Affiliate: BingoPort.co.uk (Roo Wright)
Best Sportsbook Affiliate: Bet Brain
Best Skill Gaming Affiliate: Dominique (CAP Username)
Best Overall Affiliate (sponsored by Affiliates United): Bet Brain
“We want to extend our most enthusiastic congratulations to each and every winner of this year’s CAP Awards,” stated Lou Fabiano, CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com’s Founder and President. “These are truly the brightest stars in the CAP community. But honestly, each of the dozens of nominated programs and individuals deserve congratulations, as does our stellar community of more than 8,000 affiliates and webmasters who not only voted for this year’s winners, but who also make the entire CAP experience possible each and every day.”
CAP officials emphasized that all awards nominations are completely user-driven; no employees and/or management personnel of CAP or its sister company PokerAffiliatePrograms.com (PAP) had any involvement in the nominations.