Revealed: The winners of the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2021


After some of the industry’s biggest players came together for a rigorous voting process, the winners of this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2021 were revealed at a ceremony at Sands Expo on Monday afternoon.

This year’s votes were made online by industry figures from across the gaming world, before being adjudicated by KPMG.

The biggest winner this year is 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 in second in both the Responsible Business of the Year and Customer Loyalty Program.

Coming out on top as this year’s biggest Innovator is IGT with its Resort Wallet, a game-changing product that allows patrons to embrace cashless at their favorite properties. IGT also clinched third place in the Digital Product category with its IGT PlaySports platform, a B2B sports betting technology available in the US.

Meanwhile, Wynn Resorts was crowned as the year’s best Land-based Operator, as the world continues to open up after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 attained a market cap that grew by around $400m. 

Gambling Insider and Gaming America COO, Julian Perry, said: “A huge congratulations to this year’s winners, as well as a massive thank you to everyone who took part and helped make an in-person award ceremony a possibility.

“As the world begins to return to a sense of normalcy our industry has shown itself to be a resilient one; and I’m sure we will all be back next year for another round of the Awards.”

Here is a list of the winners and runners-up, for a full breakdown of the nominees you can see our GGA Shortlist magazine.


Land-based operator

1: Wynn Resorts

2: Penn National Gaming      

3: Genting Group


Digital Operator

1: BetMGM

2: DraftKings

3: Barstool Sportsbook


Land-based Product

1: Aristocrat – In the clear

2: Kambi - Bring Your Own Device Technology

3: Incredible Technologies - Prosperity Boost Themes


Digital Product

1: GeoComply – IDComply

2: Scientific Games – OpenArena

3: IGT - IGT PlaySports


Land-based industry supplier

1: Aristocrat

2: Scientific Games

3: Everi


Digital Industry supplier



2:Scientific Games

3: Kambi


Customer Loyalty Program

1:Caesars Entertainment – Caesars Rewards

2:MGM Resorts International – M Life

3: Wynn Resorts – Wynn Rewards


Property – North America

1: Circa Resort & Casino

2: Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

3: San Manuel Casino


Property – LATAM

1: Hard Rock Punta Cana

2: Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo

3: Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino



Product innovation

1: IGT – Resort Wallet with IGTPay

2: Everi – CashClub Wallet

3: AGS – Bonus Spin Xtreme


Slot of the year

1: Aristocrat – Buffalo Link

2: Scientific Games - MONOPOLY Money Grab

3: Incredible Technologies - Ultra Rush Gold


Responsible business of the year

1:The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

2: MGM Resorts International

3: Hard Rock International


Payment Solution

1: Sightline Payments

2: Global Payments Gaming Solutions

3: Paysafe


American Executive of the year

1: Soo Kim – Bally’s Corporation

2: Jay Snowden – Penn National Gaming

3: Anna Sainsbury - GeoComply


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