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INTERNATIONAL GAMING AWARDS 2010
IGA hits the spot – mostly
The International Gaming Awards was held once more on the night
before IGE at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in central London, and
on the whole it was a very good night for all that attended – though
not without its flaws…
O
nce more the red carpet was rolled out for This year’s event raised £16,600 for named
the gaming industry – both online and charities, which was doubled in a wonderfully
offline – as the International Gaming generous move by Calvin Ayre to reach over £33,000.
Awards was held the night before IGE The awards are a great idea, raise money for some
kicked off. very noble causes, and as such should certainly be
Highlights of the ceremony included Mitch Garber, applauded. The only real criticism of the show is that
CEO of Harrah’s Interactive who gave a well-thought its running time is too long; with this in mind, it’s fair
out speech which engaged both sides of the industry. to say one keynote speaker is more than enough.
He was preceded by Francis Lui of Galaxy Two- to two-and-a-half hours is more than enough;
Entertainment, who shared his thoughts on the attendees did not even eat this year until after 10pm,
future of Macau and Galaxy Entertainment. and most attendees had arrived by 7pm.
This year’s Outstanding Achievement Award went That said, we’re sure that next year, a very good
to The Ritz’s Andrew Love; The Ritz also won VIP night can become a great one for everyone in the
Room of the Year. industry!
Left: Mitch Garber gives his speech. Below: Andrew
Love receives his award. Right: David Heap accepts
for TCS. Above: Holland Casinos, European Operator
of the Year
The Winners
Bingo Operator of the Year Mecca Bingo VIP Room of the Year Ritz Club Casino
iGaming Software Supplier of the Year Playtech Outstanding Contribution to Gaming Mr Andrew Love of Ritz
Slot Manufacturer of the Year IGT Offline/Online Magazine of the Year Casino Review
Casino Restaurant of the Year Olives, Bellagio, Las Vegas Online Casino Operator of the Year Ladbrokes
Casino Interior Design of the Year Venetian Macau Casino Operator Europe of the Year Holland Casino
Gaming Technology Manufacturer Bally Technologies (iView) Best Operator/Manufacturer Website of the Year Opera House
Online Poker Operator of the Year PKR Casino UK
Casino Operator Americas of the Year Sands Corporation Traditional Casino Equipment Supplier of the Year TCSJohnHuxley
Online Bingo Operator of the Year Cashcade (Foxy Bingo) Casino Operator Australasia of the Year Melco Crown Entertainment
Eco Friendly Company of the Year Cammegh Socially Responsible Operator of the Year Casinos Austria
14 MARCH 2010
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