Inaugural Asia Gaming Awards at G2E Asia 2016 to Honour the Gaming Industry

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The inaugural Asia Gaming Awards will be held at G2E Asia expo on 17 May 2016, at The Venetian Macao, to honour the Asian gaming industry and present an element of prestige at the exhibition.

The Asia Gaming Awards (AGAwards) are produced by Asia Gaming Brief, in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group, and it is 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 recognizing 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 Organizing Committee is comprised of senior industry figures, who have been selected for their reputation and experience in the Asian gaming industry. These leaders include:

  • 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 Organizing Committee and Judging Panel, said, “These awards are the result of a rigorous process, intended to identify and recognize 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, said, “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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Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) is an intelligence service providing up to date market information for worldwide executives on relevant gaming issues in Asia. AGB's extensive network of regional advisors ensures that the intelligence you receive is real, topical and based on fact.

Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) is the premier Asian trade event and thelargest regional sourcing platform for global gaming and entertainment products. G2EAsia services suppliers by enabling them to showcase new products, meet qualifiedbuyers and establish new contacts.

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The Asia Gaming Awards (AGAwards) aim to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Asian gaming industry. The AGAwards celebrate operators, regulators, suppliers, and service providers for their outstanding contributions to the industry in their respective fields, in both the online and land based spheres. In addition, the AGAwards will select a number of young gaming executives from Asia for their talent and potential to shape the industry in the coming years.

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