David Green, Luis Pereira and Reed's Josephine Lee

Asia Gaming Awards launched to coincide with G2E Asia

David Green, Luis Pereira and Reed's Josephine Lee
David Green, Luis Pereira and Reed’s Josephine Lee

Asia Gaming Brief is launching the Asia Gaming Awards (AGAwards), in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group.

To be held on 17 May 2016 concurrently with G2E Asia, at The Venetian Macao, the Asia Gaming Awards will be an annual event to reward excellence and innovation in the gaming industry, with a clear focus on quality.

Companies will be judged in 10 categories spanning the land based and online spheres, with an additional category recognising the achievements of up and coming leaders in the Asian gaming industry.

The categories are:

  • Best Casino Operator
  • Best Integrated Resort
  • Best Casino Design
  • Best Table Games Manufacturer
  • Best Electronic Game Machine Manufacturer
  • Best Industry Supplier
  • Best Online Operator
  • Best Online Supplier
  • Best Mobile Solution
  • Outstanding Contribution in the Field of “Innovation”
  • Special Recognition of Young Industry Leaders under 40

The Organising Committee comprises senior industry figures who have been selected for their reputation and experience in the Asian gaming industry:

  • David Green , principal, Newpage Consulting (Chair)
  • David Rittvo , executive VP international, The Innovation Group
  • Manuel Neves , former head of the Gaming Inspection Coordination Bureau (DICJ)
  • Peter Cohen , director, regulatory affairs, The Agenda Group
  • Tim Craighead , director of Asian research and senior gaming analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

David Green, Chair of the Organising Committee and Judging Panel, said: “These awards are the result of a rigorous process, intended to identify and recognise the very best players in the gaming industry in Asia. It is not a beauty contest; the criteria used in judging achievement are both comprehensive and objective.

“The judging panel has a deep understanding of gaming in general, and gaming in Asia in particular. We look forward to the awards becoming an established annual highlight of G2E Asia, and expect that they will be much sought after by the industry. It is important that industry successes are celebrated by the gaming industry, and where better than at G2E Asia?”

Luis Pereira, AGB managing director, said: “AGB believes in developing the Asia Gaming Awards as a fair, independent platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry.”

Rosalind Wade, AGB managing director, added: “AGB is proud to be spearheading this exciting event with the team at G2E Asia and with The Innovation Group. It will no doubt become a high point in the Asian gaming events calendar.”

The AGAwards Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm on 17 May 2016, at The Venetian, Macau. The winners of the ten award categories will be announced and congratulated before the entire industry.

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