July 5, 2021 Land-Based

Best of the Best


The Global Gaming Awards return to the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas to celebrate not only the gaming triumphs over the last year, but the collective resilience of an industry determined to forge ahead in light of a detached world due to the pandemic.

Self nominations have closed now, which means it’s all systems go until the next G2E Global Gaming Awards. The road is a lot smoother this year considering the upheaval of 2020due to Covid-19 and all of us having to get our wires connected in order to deliver a virtual version of the show—a first of its kind. Considering the circumstances and our urgent crash course in tech, it went very smoothly, and when all was said (and sometimes repeated after the occasional cut out) and done, the lucky winners were able to celebrate a year of incredible achievement.

We’re aiming to have an event that can keep pace with the 2019 edition, but also take cues from 2020 considering some concessions might still be in place in terms of social distancing and hygiene. But the most important thing is that we’ll be in person, in Las Vegas—one of the first cities in the country to declare 100% capacity back in May.

And just a reminder that these are the most prestigious Awards in the gaming industry and as your hosts, we’re delighted to be able to see you all in person again.

The Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas recognize and reward the gaming industry’s strongest performers across the previous 12 months, with a strong focus on the Americas. Over the years, these Awards have gained and strengthened the respect among the industry’s key players and decision makers, making this the must-attend event that kicks off G2E. The Awards are powered by Gambling Insider and Gaming America, in association with G2E, and BetConstruct will return as Lead Partner of the Awards for the fifth time.

While we’re trying to restore what once was, we’re always evolving and trying to improve as we celebrate this 8th year of the Las Vegas Awards. One particular point of interest is that we’re splitting the Property of the year Award into two sections, one for North America and one for LATAM. This is an obvious indication that the category is growing to a point where more specified regions need to be acknowledged. And with the growth of operations in South America, it was time to reflect that in the Awards.

“Despite the setbacks of the last year, it’s encouraging to see that not only are the Awards expanding, but that they serve as a sounding board for the overall trajectory of growth and investment in gaming around the world,” said Gambling Insider COO Julian Perry. “The fact that the Property category is now being split into two reflects this, and we envision this trend to continue.” Of course now there will be 13 categories rather than the usual 12.

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Awards at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas on Monday, October 4.

The Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas are powered by leading B2B-gaming publications Gambling Insider and Gaming America in association with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) and are independently adjudicated by KPMG.