ICE North America to host 2020 American Gambling Awards


London, 3rd February 2020 – Clarion Gaming has teamed up with to host the second edition of the American Gambling Awards at the ICE North America

The Awards are the first and only ceremony dedicated to the regulated online gambling market in the United States. This year they will take place on May 14th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Launched in 2019, the awards recognise business and operational excellence within the industry and celebrate the individuals who are enabling future development of the market. Last year’s inaugural event featured 14 categories covering regulated online casino, sportsbook, horseracing and fantasy operators, as well as industry suppliers, policy-makers, lawyers and regulators.

Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive of Group Plc, shares, said: “The American online gambling market is unprecedently dynamic, and as the industry grows, so will the American Gambling Awards.

“For the 2020 edition, we will build on the excitement from last year’s programme and expand our footprint with new award categories, judges and a partnership with Clarion to bring the celebration to New Orleans in May.”

Rory Credland, Event Director for ICE North America, added: “As we prepare the best possible conference agenda, networking opportunities and social events for ICE North America in New Orleans, we are excited to partner with Group.

“The American Gambling Awards launched in 2019 to bring positive attention to the leaders making online gambling a reality, and we couldn’t be more excited to host the nominees, judges, winners and guests of the awards, in conjunction with our event.”

Nominations for the 2020 American Gambling Awards will open on February 18th, with finalists announced on March 30th ahead of the ceremony.

The partnership follows the new Clarion has joined forces with the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association to merge the Southern Gaming Summit (SGS) with ICE NA, marrying the best of land-based and online gaming.

ICE North America’s conference programme of over 150 plus speakers is available for free, covering a diverse range of topics including casino, sports betting, affiliate marketing, lottery, eSports, payments and hospitality technology.

To find out more about the content on offer and to register for ICE North America, please visit

About Group Plc Group Plc is an award-winning provider of digital marketing services for the global iGaming industry. Founded in 2006, the group has a workforce of more than 110 and operates from offices in Dublin, Charlotte, Tampa and Malta. The group publishes websites that offer comparisons and reviews of online gambling websites across 15 national markets in nine languages. Players use these resources to select which online gambling operators they should trust to offer a safe and honest online gambling experience. The Group’s publishing assets include the leading iGaming industry portal,® as well as and the CasinoSource℠ series of portals, among many others.

About Clarion Gaming

Clarion Gaming provides a full range of services to the entire spectrum of the global gaming industry, including exhibitions, conferences, technical training, research and digital information. Our products, which include ICE exhibitions, the world’s largest gaming technology events, are delivered globally and attract more than 35,000 attendees annually in locations spanning Africa, North America, Asia and London.