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About the awards

Welcome to the Better Collective Greek Bookmakers Awards by We are delighted to confirm the Greek Bookmaker Awards will take place on Thursday 29th of June 2023 at an exclusive and intimate ceremony in Athens.

At, players and sports bettors are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to provide them with the best information on Greek bookmakers to help them make the best choices for their individual needs. We created these awards for Greek based bettors to enable them to do just that.

Our categories are determined after extensive market research. This allows us to get to the heart of what bettors in Greece want, how they make purchase decisions and what factors they care about when choosing a bookmaker. The awards process is fully transparent and all of the results are data driven, the result of 12 months of data collection and live testing across the market.

The winners will be presented in Athens, where we will celebrate the best bookmakers in Greece. You can find more details on the categories below or to learn more about the process and the methodology please visit the Awards homepage.

All the practical details
If you would like to attend the event please drop us an email. All of our awards ceremonies are invite only, when you attend you do so as a guest of Better Collective, we don’t sell tables or seats. The only thing that determines how you rank is the data.
Date & timings

29th of June 2023 at Ble Pavillon

19.00 Welcome drinks reception

20.00 Dinner

21.30 Awards ceremony

22.30 After Party

01:00 Carriages

Dress code



We very much look forward to welcoming you to the Better Collective Greek Bookmaker Awards in Athens. The awards will once again take place at the incredible Ble Pavillon right on the Athens Riviera (Leoforos Poseidonos 70, Alimos).

Where to Stay

We recommend you stay at Poseidon Hotel Athens, a beachfront Hotel near our Awards Ceremony venue.

Let the show begin
Your hosts 2023
George Thanailakis

George Thanailakis is a sports presenter and has been broadcasting European football matches for the last 25 years. He has been involved in television since 1988, starting with ERT (Hellenic Radio Television). He was on MEGA CHANNEL for 20 years and since 2012 he has been on the cable COSMOTE TV. He has his own radio show on SPORT-FM 94,6 since 1996 with colleague Minas Tsamopoulos. He comments matches on PRO EVOLUTΙON with the famous sportscaster Christos Sotirakopoulos. It is the official voice of PANINI advertising. The last two years, BETARADES is his new challenge…

Vassilis Skountis

Vassilis Skountis was born in Athens, Greece, studied in the Law School of the Athens University and started his journalistic career in 1978, at age 15.

He has worked in all major Greek newspapers, radio stations, TV stations and webpages, specializing in basketball, aquatics, soccer and Olympic Sports.

From 1999 to 2004 he served as head of the Olympic News Service for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He also worked in key Media positions for the 2011 Arab Games in Doha, the 2015 World Handball Championships in Doha and other international sport events.

Right now he is presenting a weekly basketball show in Cosmote TV and broadcasting NBA games. He is a columnist in the popular Greek webpages and and also professor in Media School «Omiros». A member of the Administrative Council of the Greek Swimming Federation and former vice president of the Greek Sports Writers Association. He has covered seven Summer and Winter Olympic Games, many European and World Basketball, and Aquatics Championships and he is the only journalist who has attended all EuroLeague Final 4 editions, since 1988. He has worked as correspondent/reporter of the EuroLeague website, the French sport newspaper “L’ Equipe” and the Olympic Channel.

He has written several sport books and a basketball encyclopedia and presented various major sport events, including the 2021 IOC Award Ceremony and the 2022 90th Anniversary of FIBA.

He has been awarded by many Greek and international organizations, foundations, clubs, federations etc, including the Botsis Foundation Journalistic Prize, by the hand of the then President of the Greek Republic, the late Karolos Papoulias.

How we do it

Players and sports bettors are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to provide them with the best information on the industry to enable them to make the best choices based on their needs.

Based on this all major bookmakers will be automatically included in our awards process. We created the categories after speaking to the community so we really know what matters to them. As a result the awards categories can change depending on the market, so if you see an award in Greece that doesn’t appear in Sweden, that’s why. If you think there is something missing, the let us know.

This is the process we have created to make the Better Collective Bookmaker Awards the most robust and beneficial to our users, your customers.

  • Run a large-scale survey on betting habits, markets and sports on all main sites
  • Review of data collected ongoing each month
  • Country-based focus groups held to clarify findings and gain a better understanding of bettors
  • Awards categories confirmed by market research
  • Data collection commences
  • Data reviewed on a monthly basis
  • Weighting of all data based on survey results and final scoring
  • Winners confirmed
  • If you have any questions at all about the process please feel free to get in touch as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

      The Data

      We collect data from a full 12 months prior to the awards This means our awards do not represent a single snapshot in time, but rather a more comprehensive view of each operator’s offering, with data gathered over a longer period of time


      If you are interested in working with us on the awards please get in touch with Shona who will be happy to have a chat about how we could best work together. We don’t believe in one size fits all and want to work with brands that share our values.

      Player’s Choice

      We want to hear from the bettors. This is the award every bookmaker wants to win. This is the community’s opportunity to vote for the bookmaker they think is the very best in the Greek market. Voting for this award will be hosted on and on social media in Greece. We encourage you to engage with your bettors and ask them to vote for you. Nominations open in Spring 2023.

      Do you have any questions
      Contact us
      If you would like any further information on The Greek Bookmakers Awards by Betarades please contact
      Shona ODonnell
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      Head of Strategic Events
      Shona ODonnell
      Kyriakos Fourniadis
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      MD South East Europe
      Kyriakos Fourniadis
      Shona ODonnell
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      Director BC Greece
      Theodoris Riganis