Now in its fifth year, the Awards will be decided by the largest judging panel the event has seen so far, with 70 of the industry’s leading executives casting their votes.
This year’s line-up as always boasts executives from some of the industry’s most successful companies. The panel includes: Danny Gladstone, CEO, Ainsworth Game Technology, John Connelly, CEO, Interblock, Antonios Kerastaris, CEO, Intralot, Renato Ascoli, CEO, IGT North America, and many more.
Among the new entrants to the judging panel this year are Barry Cottle, CEO & President, Scientific Games, Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President Global Corporate Communications & Industry Affairs, MGM Resorts International, and Christian Stuart, Executive Vice President, Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
This year’s winners will be announced at a luncheon ceremony at Sands Expo Las Vegas on Monday 8 October, kicking off the G2E show.
The judges will choose between 10 nominees in 12 separate categories, deciding on first and second place in each category. Should there be a tie for the winning position in any category, the nominee with the most second-place votes will be victorious.
Votes can now be made by the judging panel, after the Shortlist was finalised, following a period of self-nominations and analysis from the eight-strong nomination panel. The nominees were then asked to provide a supporting statement to the judges.
The Global Gaming Awards are powered by Gambling Insider in association with G2E Vegas, and are officially adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man.
Online and land-based gaming solutions provider BetConstruct is the Lead Partner of this year’s Awards.
The Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2018 Shortlist magazine will break down the list of all nominees in all categories, which will be released later in September and will be distributed at G2E.