This year will see prestigious technology awards presented for the first time at the gambling industry's largest trade show and conference, Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
Global Gaming Business magazine has announced that the Sixth Annual Gaming and Technology Awards will be presented at a special luncheon at the G2E Training and Development Institute on Monday, November 17, 2008. G2E runs from November 17-20, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Roger Gros, publisher of Global Gaming Business, says the new alliance benefits both the awards program and G2E. "Global Gaming Expo is the place where technology companies debut their new products and services," he says. "By presenting the awards at G2E, the Gaming & Technology Awards are able to convey ‘Best of Show' winners never before possible at G2E."
Courtney Muller, the gaming industry vice president of Reed Exhibitions, the organizer of G2E, says the presence of the awards program makes it that much more important to attend the show. "The Gaming & Technology Awards have long been recognized as the top honor for gaming equipment suppliers," she says. "By partnering with Global Gaming Business on this program, G2E will be able to recognize the most innovative and progressive companies developing new technology today."
Nominations are now being accepted in four categories:
* Best Consumer-Service Technology
* Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology
* Best Slot Product
* Best Table-Game Product or Innovation
Judges for the awards are: Claudia Winkler, president, GHI Solutions Inc. in Las Vegas; Rob Russell, gaming analyst, Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.; James Wortman, director of the Gaming Education and Research Institute, at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College; Charles Lombardo, consultant and former vice president of slot operations for Seminole Gaming; and Peter Johns, director of slot operations, casino division for MGM Grand Macau.
Nominations must be made to the Global Gaming Business offices via David Coheen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 3, 2008. Judges will evaluate the nominees and winners will be announced at the Gaming & Technology Awards program at G2E on Monday, November 17, 2008.