Next Week: The Second Annual BiG Sports DinnerPublished September 11, 2015 by Sol FH
The second annual BiG Sports Dinner will be held September 17 with millions set to be donated to charity.
As far as charity events go, strictly for the betting and gambling industry, the BiG Sports Dinner is one of the top evenings of the year. After a very successful dinner last year, sponsors Microgaming as well as partners Yellow Digital, Metric Gaming, Online Casino Reports, Pentasia and many others have come together yet again for another wine and dine for charity in London at the Dorchester hotel. Last year's event raised over £12,000 for a variety of charities and this year's guest list promises much more.
There are literally hundreds of millions of dollars that flood through the online gambling industry every month and many of the biggest brands, lotteries, sports betting platforms and other like companies, donate large sums of money to local charities in the places they operate. Many go even further and setup foundations bearing their own brands' name to ensure they can do some good with a portion of their earnings.
Big Success Last Year
Last year saw 250 attendees, whom were treated to an amazing course meal by one of London's top chefs, free flowing champagne and wine and many special performances. This year there are over 300 tickets already sold so it will undoubtedly be a bigger event. There is even an awards ceremony in which the award for Best Sports Betting Campaign and the Best use of a Sporting Star in a Betting Campaign will be announced.
The black tie event will be hosted by former England rugby star Austin Healey and co-hosted by Sky Sports Soccer Saturday personality and former professional soccer player Chris Kamara. There will be an exclusive auction at the event with what event planners are calling, "money can't buy" items. There are even celebrity attendees booked for the evening including Harry Redknapp, Jason Leonard and Jamie Spencer to name a few.
For Good Causes
Donations from the evening will go to help five worthy charities: Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research in the UK, Meningitis Now, Restart The Rugby Players’ Charity, The Lord’s Taverners and Kinetic Coaching. Truly exemplary causes across the board.