The GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the casino industry’s most prestigious awards for technology, products and services that enhance the gaming experience. The honors are designed to recognize and encourage innovation and technology in the rapidly changing casino industry.
Winners will be announced in the November 2023 issue of Global Gaming Business magazine. This year’s awards will be presented to the winning participants at G2E (Global Gaming Expo) in October for a photo opportunity.
Deadline is August 18, 2023. Nominations are now open in the following 6 categories:
• Best Consumer-Service Technology
This category concerns technology that directly touches the customers. Whether it is an enhanced kiosk, a new player-tracking system, reservations system, or parking management system, or any other customer-friendly device, this technology directly impacts the experience of the customer. Why is this a step-up from previous technologies?
• Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology
This category describes a technology that makes a job or task easier and more efficient. Examples could be an online accounting system, better technology for printing tickets on cashless slots, or an employee communications device that allows a property to better explain its programs to its workers. How does this technology improve on the way the task or job had been previously performed?
• Best Slot Product
Very simply, this product is the judges’ favorite new slot product. It can be a brand new game or a traditional game that has been updated within the past 12 months. What makes this machine or game a step forward technologically?
• Best Table-Game Product or Innovation
The growth of table games continues to occur around the world and makes it important to recognize innovative developments in this area. In this category, nominations can be made for table games or any product related to table games.
• Best iGaming Product or Technology
As the growth of online gaming continues, so do the technologies involved in its development. This category recognizes the most innovative products or technologies involved in the growth and expansion of iGaming.
• Best Sports Betting Product or Technology
With the U.S. Sports betting industry passing its fifth anniversary, this industry segment shows no signs of slowing down. Operators have had to adapt quickly as sports betting launches in state after state. The technologies have evolved quickly as well. This category recognizes those products and technologies.
Judges for the awards: 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. We’ve added three new judges this year. The newcomers are Itsik Akiva, iGaming expert and founder, Headway Consulting; Missy Stanisz, director of sports wagering & interactive gaming, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; and Robin Villareal, CIO, Gila River Resorts & Casinos.
To enter simply fill out the form below. The entry fee is $100 for the first entry and $50 for each additional entry in the same category. Submissions for separate categories are billed at $100 per entry. For any questions or concerns please contact GGB Sales Director Terri Brady at Tbrady@ggbmagazine.com.