CAP Awards 2008 - A Tremendous Success
By Staff
Although the Screen Actors’ Guild Strike might have scuppered two of the most high-profile award ceremonies of the year, Casino Program Affiliates celebrated an amazingly successful year for business in the online gambling market with the first ever CAP Awards 2008.

The awards, which took place on Friday 25th January closed out what had been the busiest day of CAP Euro, which attracted over 1,000 attendees and 45 sponsors. After days of intense networking, assembling complicated sponsor stands – and a little partying – over 500 affiliates and operators turned out to witness the ‘capping’ of the first ever Casino Affiliate Program award-winners.

The event took place at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club, and the champagne reception which met the guests was followed by entertainment from gold-dusted ladies, towers of fire, magicians and a Shirley Bassey impersonator.

Yoni Sidi, Managing Director of Webroute services who sponsored the reception and affiliate of the year category commented:

'The feedback we've received on the back of our support of the CAP Awards has been overwhelming. Affiliates are such an integral part of this industry's success and we are delighted to have been part of such a superb inaugural event.'

The evening carried on with a three-course meal on mirrored tables, followed by Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert, who managed to ponder over “who cares about these CAP Awards things anyway?” Nonetheless, Rhod and Michael Caselli got on with the main event and announced the winners of the fourteen awards selected by industry peers in an official public vote.

The awards presentation had all the ingredients for a classic evening in iGaming industry history, with tears, alcohol-fueled idiocy and even a stage invasion by an ‘unknown’ affiliate manager who decided to interrupt Ladbrokes moment of glory. who has attended other awards ceremonies in iGaming commented by on the CAP forum:

'I have to say of all the awards out there this just knocked the spots of them all… the comedian, the food and the magician (well what can you say he was just incredible) Thanks for a great night!'

Congratulations to all the newly crowned winners who are listed below:

Best Poker Affiliate Program - PKR

Best Casino Affiliate Program - Casino Rewards

Best Bingo Affiliate Program - BingoProgram

Best Sports Betting Affiliate Program - Ladbrokes

Best Skill Gaming Affiliate Program - Rummy Royal

Best iGaming software for affiliates - Microgaming

Best Poker Affiliate - RakeTheRake

Best Casino Affiliate - CasinoMeister

Best Bingo Affiliate - Dominique

Best Sports Betting Affiliate - Betbrain

Best Payment system for affiliates - Neteller

Best Affiliate Manager - Renee (Casino Rewards)

Best Overall Affiliate Program – Referback

Best Overall Affiliate - J. Todd

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