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Asia Gaming Awards 2017 winners announced in grand event

Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) announced the winners of Asia Gaming Awards 2017, recognizing achievements from Asia’s leading land-based operators, suppliers and entrepreneurs.

Held at the Parisian Macao on Tuesday, on the sidelines of G2E Asia, each of the 12 winners on the night took home a magnificently crafted award, moulded into the shape of a dragon – a symbol of strength and good fortune.

Each of the category winners on the night were selected through a voting process by the industry, as well as input from the Judging Panel and members of the Organizing Committee. The awards were presented in three different categories:

  • Land-based categories, recognizing the best operators and properties in the land-based casino industry.
  • Supplier categories, recognizing the best products, service and suppliers in the online and land-based gaming industry
  • Online categories, recognizing the best online casino and sportsbetting products, and innovations.

The Asia Gaming Awards 2017 Award winners are:

Land based Categories:

Best Gaming Operator – Galaxy Entertainment Group

Best Integrated Resort – Galaxy Macau – GEG

Best Gaming Property – Galaxy Starworld – GEG

Best Gaming Area Design – Wynn Palace – WYNN

Supplier Categories:

Best Table Game Solution – Scientific Games

Best Slot Solution – Aristocrat’s Lightning Link

Best Electronic Table Game Solution – Aruze Gaming

Best Industry Supplier – Angel

Online Categories:

Best Online Casino Solution – SA Gaming

Best Online Sports Betting Solution – BBIN

Best Online Solution – Asia Gaming

Best Mobile/ Social Solution – Playstudios

The Awards also crowned MGM China as the company with the most meaningful contribution in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as a total of three “Emerging Leaders” – entrepreneurs, innovators and industry shakers seen as likely to shape the industry over the years to come.

Emerging Leaders:

  • Nathan Carle, VP of Slot Operations, MGM China
  • Long Jiawei Jace, Assistant Casino Manager, Marina Bay Sands
  • Rui Proença, Partner, MdME

“We were overwhelmed by the industry support of industry at the Asia Gaming Awards this year,” said Luis Pereira, co-managing director of Asia Gaming Brief, commenting on the night.

“It is our honor to develop a platform that celebrates the Asian gaming industry which is recognized by industry peers. We will continue to support this exciting industry, so look for us again in May next year.”

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Nominations now open for Asia Gaming Awards 2017, winners to be announced in grand ceremony on 16th May

The second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards takes place on the first evening of G2E Asia, Tuesday, May 16, at The Parisian, Macau. The event convenes key stakeholders from the Asian gaming industry – operators, regulators, suppliers, and service providers – to celebrate achievements within the gaming industry.

The Asia Gaming Awards is the first regional event of its kind to listen to the voice of the industry. Members are asked to nominate and cast their vote, alongside an esteemed panel of judges.

A total of 12 awards will be presented across the land-based and online gaming spheres, along with a prize for “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Corporate Social Responsibility.” The awards will also elect up to eight rising stars, who are viewed as likely to shape the future of the industry.

In 2016, the awards enjoyed immense industry participation, collating more than 1,000 nominations and 8,000 votes across the categories.

Produced by Asia Gaming Brief (AGB), in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group, the Asia Gaming Awards aim to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Asian gaming industry.

Building on last year’s event, the awards this year have been tweaked to better represent the industry. There is a new Best Gaming Property category aimed at bringing in the region’s smaller non-IR operations, while Best Gaming Area Design will include nominations for specific areas, rather than the property as a whole.

In the online sphere, the supplier category was amended to ensure that all nominations are for a product in operation in Asia, rather than naming a company. Nominees must also have Asia as their predominant region of business.

Finally, the shortlist of nominees in each category has been increased from five to a maximum of seven following the significant number of submissions in the inaugural edition.

Luis Pereira, managing director of Asia Gaming Brief, which produces the event said: “We were overwhelmed and humbled by the industry support and participation in the inaugural edition of the Asia Gaming Awards. We will constantly tweak the formula of fairness and transparency to best reflect the industry outlook. We felt Asia needed a special platform to celebrate its own achievements and these are the first truly independent and impartial industry focused awards and, more importantly, recognized by the industry peers.”

Rosalind Wade, managing director of Asia Gaming Brief, said: “We are proud to be producing the second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards, which has arguably become a high point in the Asian gaming events calendar after just one edition. It brings the industry together to honor the outstanding contributions from across all spheres.”

Josephine Lee, chief operating officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, said: “G2E Asia is proud to be associated in organizing the second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards produced by Asia Gaming Brief. G2E Asia undeniably provides the ideal platform to gather over 350 industry leaders and stakeholders from across the region, to congregate and witness the outstanding achievements of the industry at the Awards Ceremony held concurrently at G2E Asia.”

Nominations are now open for this year’s Asia Gaming Awards, it is open until Friday 28 April 2017.

Once collected from the industry and the Judging panel, the Organizing Committee will tally all nominations and shortlist up to seven nominees per award category for voting.

For more information on the Asia Gaming Awards, process, categories and criteria, please visit asiagamingawards.com or email [email protected].