The Global Gaming Awards London are back next year! They never left, you may point out – and you’d be right to do so. But our most recent edition of the GGA London ceremony, of course, took place virtually, as Gambling Insider announced the results via a live digital show and executives called in for the After Show.
All being well, however, 2022 will see the return of the physical event at the Hippodrome Casino, where we will invite the most respected executives in the industry to an afternoon tea in London. The date is scheduled to coincide with the first Monday of ICE London week, 31 January, as is tradition.
With plenty to celebrate in gaming over the past 12 months, competition will be fierce for the most respected and prestigious Awards in the industry – especially in the online categories. The Covid-19 pandemic hit land-based casinos hard, but even they are now experiencing a bounce back following a much tougher 2020.
Serial winners such as bet365, LeoVegas and Kambi will be looking to defend their Awards once more, while up and coming firms will naturally have something to say in their respective categories, too. Whatever the outcome, we expect a special day as the industry comes together once more, in a room that will contain the highest number of high-profile industry CEOs at any one time.
Gambling Insider COO Julian Perry said: “Providing everything continues to improve with regards to Covid-19 safety and travel restrictions, we envisage a truly memorable occasion on 31 January. The Global Gaming Awards London are a special occasion in a normal year. But to have everyone back under one roof to see the winners announced live, two years since the last physical event? That will be truly special.”
Self-nominations are scheduled to open soon, with the Global Gaming Awards London powered by Gambling Insider and independently adjudicated by KPMG.