Judge's Vote 2018
Nine of this year's WhichBingo Award winners will be decided by a panel of judges. The judges include WhichBingo team members and external, independent industry experts.
Nominees in these judged categories will be required to submit additional information for the judges, who will score them individually based on each category's criteria. Scores will be collated from all judges and those with the highest combined scores will win.
Judging Panel Categories
- Best Mobile Bingo Experience
- Most Socially Responsible Operator
- Best Customer Service
- Best Online Bingo Software
- Best Slot Game
- Best Marketing Campaign NEW
- Best Use of Social Media NEW
- Best Bingo Affiliate Programme NEW
- Innovation of the Year NEW
Meet the Judges
Stella is the former Head of Education & Prevention at GamCare, a charity who provide information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
Stella is now an independent consultant, currently working with the Remote Gambling Association on the development of GAMSTOP - the UK's national online self-exclusion scheme.
A responsible gambling specialist, Stella was previously a Casino Manager and training specialist at the Rank Group, delivering responsible gambling, legal and compliance workshops and training to casino and bingo managers throughout the UK.
John is the chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, which comprises of five UK based gambling associations including the Remote Gambling Association and the Bingo Association. The mission of the IGRG is ‘to provide a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling across all gambling sectors in the UK’.
He is also the the Deputy Chairman of GamCare, the leading problem gambling charity in the UK.
John is a partner in specialist legal firm Harris Hagan and is widely recognised as one of the leading advisors to the gambling industry. He is an Officer of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and a member of International Masters of Gaming Law.
Professor Peter Jones
Peter Jones is Professor of Strategic Management in the Business School at the University of Gloucestershire.
He has over 25 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience in universities and commercial organisations in the UK and overseas.
His major research and consultancy interests are in corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the service sector of the economy and he has published a number of papers on gambling and social responsibility in the gambling industry.
Anita has been a part of the WhichBingo team since 2010 and is regarded as the in-house bingo ‘expert’.
Having been a keen player of bingo on the high street, Anita was among the first raft of players to eagerly welcome the concept of online bingo in the mid noughties.
A regular player herself, Anita prides herself on being a hands-on correspondent with regard to all things bingo and being in the unique position of assessing the bingo and slots sites featured on WhichBingo from a genuine player perspective.
Roger is relatively new to the WhichBingo team, but he has quickly grown his knowledge under the tutelage of Anita Heffernan.
He has become our resident expert on all things mobile, and is responsible for updating reviews for all of the bingo apps and mobile sites across the WhichBingo directory.
In addition to this, Roger works as researcher and script writer for our video presenter Emer Nugent, who together produce our weekly video guides. This process involves playing at each site for several hours to gather screenshots, footage and information that goes into each script.
Wayne has been involved in the online bingo industry since 2006.
He cut his online bingo teeth as manager of the UK’s #1 free bingo website, FreeBingo.co.uk, for seven years before taking on the role of Head of Projects at WhichBingo in 2013. His first major project was relaunching the WhichBingo Awards in 2014.
Wayne regularly plays online bingo himself, and has amassed accounts at several dozen different sites over the years. Within the WhichBingo team his knowledge of the bingo brands and games available, particularly on mobile, is second only to Anita.