Gaming’s most respected technology awards were highlighted once again when the winners of the 18th Annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards were revealed. The GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the industry standard in the field, recognizing excellence in innovation and practical application in all gaming disciplines. More than 70 gaming products and services were entered into this important competition in 2019.
“Once again, the nominations for the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards represented the best new products and services in the gaming industry,” says Roger Gros, publisher of Global Gaming Business Magazine, which administers the awards program. “As technology advances at a rapid pace, it’s often difficult for casino executives to stay current. The judges for the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are some of the most dedicated and respected executives in the business, so their opinion carries a great deal of weight. The winners of this year’s edition beat out some amazing competition and demonstrated true innovation.”
The awards were presented to the winners at the Global Gaming Expo in 2019 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The 2020 awards will be presented virtually in an online webinar. Stay tuned for the date and time.
Judges for the awards are: Claudia Winkler, president of GHI Solutions; Rob Russell, gaming analyst, Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.; Frank Neborsky, general manager, the Downs at Albuquerque; Gerhard Burda, president and CEO, ESCAPES Advisory Services; Cliff Paige, slot director, South Point Casino Resort, Las Vegas; and Skyelar Perkins, corporate slot director, Choctaw Casinos.
Nominations for the 2022 GGB Gaming & Technology Awards will open in May 2021, and include new products and services to be introduced in 2021 or 2022.
2019 WINNERS OF THE 18th ANNUAL GGB GAMING & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
Best Consumer-Service Technology
GOLD MEDAL: IGT for IGT Advantage Player Experience Product Suite
SILVER MEDAL: Everi for QuikTicket
Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology
GOLD MEDAL: Gaming Analytics Inc. for GamingAnalytics.AI
SILVER MEDAL: Casino Data Imaging for GlobalSuite Real Time Module
Best Slot Product
GOLD MEDAL: Everi for Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel
SILVER MEDAL: AGS for Starwall with Premium Orion Portrait
Best Table Game Product or Innovation
GOLD MEDAL: NRT Technology Inc. for VL-PRO
SILVER MEDAL: Shark Trap Gaming and Security Systems for Super Shuffler
Best Interactive Product
GOLD MEDAL: Scientific Games for Open Gaming System (OGS) and Open Platform System (OPS)
SILVER MEDAL: Konami Gaming, Inc. for SYNK Vision