Two of the leading online sportsbooks in the State of New Jersey, FanDuel and William Hill have been rewarded for stellar performances in a difficult year with both announced as nominees in the marquee Sportsbook of the Year category of the prestigious SBC Awards 2020. It’s going to be a tough ask to win the award with the two U.S. operators up against some strong international and fellow U.S. competition in Pinnacle, MansionBet, Parimatch, The Kindred Group (operating as Unibet in New Jersey), the Betsson Group, STS and Danske Spil all attempting to overthrow the huge global sportsbook and reigning SSBC Sportsbook of the Year, Bet365. The SBC Awards are a huge annual event, and with a record 650 nominations in 2020, the winners of all of the 44 SBC Award Categories will be announced for the first time in a globally livestreamed event (due to the global pandemic) to an international audience of online casino and sports wagering industry representatives on 9 December. Managing Director of SBC and their annual Awards Show, Andrew McCarron gave credit where its due to all operators given the difficulties of doing business in 2020; “Given the difficulties faced this year, we have been blown away by the quality and quantity of nominations to this year’s SBC Awards. With a great mix of the biggest names in the industry and some of their fastest emerging competitors on the shortlists, the judges have a lot to think about and it’ll be fascinating to see which operators win the prizes” McCarron explained. “It’s a similar story in the supplier and affiliate categories, where the entries and shortlists tell the story of another year of exceptional progress for the industry” he concluded. FanDuel lead the way in New Jersey With a range of inventive promotions (including those presented to the New Jersey and Pennsylvanian public for the current NFL season), great customer support and service, easy deposit and fast withdrawal options and quality betting markets and lines, clearly FanDuel is deserving of its nomination for SBC Sportsbook of the Year. Its no accident that FanDuel has grabbed control as leading sportsbook in the Garden State. The online sportsbook’s land-based partner is located at the Meadowlands Racetrack without a nearby competitor and most importantly, the closest land-based sportsbook to New York City. In New York State, sports betting, and online sports betting in particular, is still struggling to find its legal feet. The mobile interface of the FanDuel online sportsbook is second to none, and as the first sportsbook in New Jersey to present the public with a wager ‘Cash Out’ option, they’ve shown that they are not afraid of trying things differently. It’s a trait the sports wagering public in the Garden State have been delighted to take to. William Hill ignore the battle for its future to keep on producing the sports wagering goods After first taking over CG Technology in New Jersey, closely followed by Oceans Resort and Bally’s sportsbooks, and then becoming a takeover target for Caesars and possibly even UK sports betting giant BetFred themselves, William Hill have ignored all the hype to produce the type of online sportsbook that is a joy to place wagers in. They’ve also recently added a quality online casino to their New Jersey online sportsbook platform without any fuss, hype nor even announcement. Its further evidence that the William Hill sportsbook team are all about substance over style and as a regular online sportsbook user, that is all you could ever ask for. Its going to be an awesome battle for SBC Sportsbook of the Year. In New Jersey, we’re incredibly lucky to have both FanDuel and William Hill available here to keep the competition honest.