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NEWS 6 March 2018

GGA Las Vegas announces latest award sponsors

By Caroline Watson

Gambling Insider is proud to announce the latest Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas sponsors for the 2018 ceremony. Ahead of G2E in October, hundreds of industry executives will descend on The Venetian in Las Vegas for the fifth inauguration of the event.

The GGAs seek to recognise all of the companies that have made a huge impact on the market in the past year, and this year’s awards see the introduction of three new categories, Slot of the Year, Property of the Year and lastly, Product Innovation of the Year.

The Awards are powered by leading B2B-gaming publication Gambling Insider in association with G2E and independently audited by KPMG Gibraltar.

Konami Gaming, Inc. has been announced as the awards’ Content Sponsor, aligning itself with the industry’s most trusted and respected awards show. Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. comments: “Konami is thrilled to support news and information surrounding the 2018 Global Gaming Awards.

“Each year the program honours top achievements in areas from product innovation to corporate social responsibility, which are critical to industry growth and success. We’re proud to be a part of celebrating the gaming industry’s diverse landscape and highlighting the accomplishments that continue to drive us forward.”

Furthermore, Microgaming, IGT, Betradar and NetEnt are the latest awards sponsors, each representing one of the 12 categories, encapsulating all sectors of the gambling industry, be it from the land-based or digital spheres.  

Once again IGT will sponsor Land-Based Operator of the Year, with Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, North America Gaming & Interactive, saying: “The Global Gaming Awards are one of the highlights of G2E, as they help us differentiate IGT solutions to important customers and investors.”

Also for the third-year in a row, NetEnt, the leading digital entertainment company, is sponsoring the GGA category Digital Operator of the Year. Gambling Insider COO, Julian Perry states: “We are very proud to have NetEnt on board again, Per Eriksson and his team have been long-term supporters of the event and we’re delighted to have them sponsoring this category for another year.”

The Responsible Business of the Year category is sponsored by Microgaming, with Andrew Clucas, Director of Quickfire, Microgaming commenting: “The independently audited Global Gaming Awards is a trusted and respected industry event. With social responsibility entrenched in our culture at Microgaming, we are proud to sponsor the Responsible Business of the Year award."

Additionally, after working with the GGAs for three years, Betradar is sponsoring Executive of the Year, with Tobias Brunner, Director of Marketing Operations at Sportradar AG stating: “We are extremely pleased with the outstanding performance of the Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas. We feel the focus on integrity reflects our own values perfectly and it’s an honour to participate in such a valued competition.”

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