The SIGMA Asia Summit, the Asian branch of one of the biggest gambling conventions in the world, took place on June 02-05, in Conrad, Manilla.

The 2024 edition of the Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific was a big part of this year's event. Just like every year, the awards ceremony aims to highlight the best and most impactful companies, products, and people in the industry. Here are some takeaways from the winners list.

Winner Highlights

Here on, we primarily focus on live dealer games and live casinos. Since the full list of winners in all categories is quite long, we'll focus on the awards most pertinent to our interests. If you want to read the full list of nominees, shortlists, and winners, you can find it here.

Anyway, here are our highlights.

Digital Casino Operator of the Year: Bet88

A surprise wildcard winner in a category that typically goes to industry giants, Bet88 certainly put itself on the radar with this triumph.

Digital Casino Supplier of the Year: Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play was always a favorite thanks to sheer volume. No company can match the pace at which they release slots, and their live portfolio is growing rapidly. Interestingly, CreedRoomz took third place in this awards category.

Digital Sports Betting Operator of the Year: 1xBet

Another unsurprising win. 1xBet's focus on Asian and South American markets is paying huge dividends. Despite having one of the biggest and diverse live casino offers in the world, 1xBet remains mostly known as a sportsbook.

How the Winners Were Decided

According to the showrunners, Companies were shortlisted for the Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific 2024 on merit and for a specific reason. Generally, nominees are decided based on the research of Gambling Insider and Gaming America experts.

The winners are decided by a panel of 30 senior industry executives. All of them are respected leaders with in-depth knowledge and years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region.

ome of the people on this year’s Judging Panel include Betty Zhao, Senior Vice President of International Operations at Aruze Gaming Global; Ken Jolly, VP and Managing Director, Asia at Light & Wonder; Jaclyn Wood CEO of Global Players Network; Lucas Cai, Vice President of Gaming at Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort