Back and bigger than ever

May 18, 2022

With the Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas fast approaching, we preview what exactly makes these Awards special, from the sheer spectacle to the fair and equal judging process.

This October, the biggest names across our industry will come together in the gambling capital of the world to celebrate the hottest new products, the most iconic properties and the leaders shaping the future of gaming. So get your dinner jackets and ball gowns ready, the Global Gaming Awards is returning to Las Vegas with all the iconic glitz and glamor that it has become known for over the years.

Taking place on the Monday of the famed Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the Global Gaming Awards are the most esteemed and respected prizes this industry has to offer. This is the ninth year that these Awards have taken place, and the first time since 2019 that we can welcome you all in full capacity, with no limits on attendance. 

With a diverse, fair and experienced Judging panel that takes every factor into account when making a decision, the Global Gaming Awards are the most respected event of its kind for a reason. Categories range from Property of the Year to Executive of the Year and everything in between, with winners hailing from every corner of the Americas.

“As we return to Vegas for the ninth year, we are excited to bring you the biggest and most expansive Awards show we have ever produced, reflecting the huge growth this industry has witnessed over the last 12 months,” said Julian Perry, Editor in Chief and COO of Gaming America.

“As we look ahead to the Awards, it is important to honor the events and people that changed our industry for the better this year, from the legalization of iGaming in Ontario to the unprecedented success of sports betting in New York and those that brought it about. Good luck to all the nominees, we are so excited to see you.”

Powered by sister publications Gambling Insider and Gaming America, in partnership with G2E, last year’s Awards were a roaring success. Bally’s Soo Kim triumphed in the American Executive of the Year category after realizing the company’s vision to make Bally’s Corp a national gaming leader. Soo led Bally’s to 15 strategic partnerships and grew its market cap to about $400m. Meanwhile, the biggest winner was Aristocrat, which secured an impressive three Awards including Land-based Industry Supplier, Slot of the Year, and Land-based Product of the Year, with its In the Clear product.

MGM Resorts International also had a great year, with its jointly owned sportsbook, BetMGM, picking up the Digital Operator Award, while it came second in both the Responsible Business of the Year and Customer Loyalty Program.

So prepare for excitement, celebration and drama as the most esteemed Awards in gaming return to the neon-soaked streets of Vegas once more in celebration of the past and future of gaming. 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, and are independently adjudicated by KPMG in the Crown Dependencies. 


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