Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2022: Winners revealed

October 10, 2022
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The winners of the 2022 Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas were revealed today at a gala luncheon ceremony in The Venetian.

The most prestigious Awards in the industry returned to Las Vegas for the ninth year.

Today Gaming America and Gambling Insider hosted the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2022 presentation ceremony.

The biggest winner at this year’s event was Aristocrat Gaming, taking home the Land-Based Industry Supplier of the year Award and Slot of the year for Wild Wild Buffalo.

FanDuel took the Digital Operator of the year Award, while the company’s CEO, Amy Howe, was named the winner of the American Executive of the year category.

For the second year in a row, Circa Resort & Casino won the Property (North America) of the year Award, while Baha Mar won its first ever Global Gaming Award – for Property (LATAM & Caribbean).

IGT took home the Land-Based Product of the year trophy for its PeakBarTop with Sports Betting, and GeoComply’s IDComply was named Digital Product of the year.

Evolution triumphed once again in the Digital Industry Supplier of the year category, while Aruze Gaming’s Go Go Claw was crowned as this year’s Product Innovation.

Hard Rock International received the Land-Based Operator of the year Award, with MGM Resorts International’s MGM Rewards reclaiming the Customer Loyalty Program of the year Award.

This year’s event had a new category - Sportsbook Supplier of the year, which was awarded to Kambi.

Meanwhile, Sightline Payments received the Payment Solution of the year Award and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians took home the Responsible Business of the year trophy.

The winners were decided by over 100 C-suite industry executives, including Carsten Koerl, CEO & Founder of Sportradar; Janie Dillard, Senior Executive Officer at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; John Connelly, Global CEO of Interblock; Sheila Morago, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, to name a few.

The voting process was independently adjudicated by KPMG in the Crown Dependencies to ensure full fairness and transparency.

BetConstruct was the Lead Partner of this year’s event, and category sponsors included IGT, Bragg Gaming, CreedRoomz, Relax Gaming, Velvix, Aristocrat Gaming, Interblock Gaming, Aruze Gaming, Novomatic, Amelco, CasinoTrac, Light & Wonder, EGT and White Hat Studios.

You can see the full Shortlist and re-watch the presentation ceremony on the official Global Gaming Awards website:

Below is a full breakdown of this year’s winners and runners-up:

Land-Based Operator of the year

Winner: Hard Rock International

Runner-up: San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority

Third: MGM Resorts International

Digital Operator of the year

Winner: FanDuel

Runner-up: BetMGM

Third: Barstool Sportsbook

Land-Based Product of the year

Winner: IGT – PeakBarTop with Sports Betting

Runner-up: Interblock Gaming – Live Dealer Assist Craps in Stadium Environment

Third: Aristocrat Gaming – VIP Host

Digital Product of the year

Winner: GeoComply – IDComply

Runner-up: OneComply – One Platform for 360° Compliance Management

Third: Lightning Box Games – Lightning Shenlong

Land-Based Industry Supplier of the year

Winner: Aristocrat Gaming

Runner-up: Konami

Third: AGS

Digital Industry Supplier of the year

Winner: Evolution

Runner-up: Everi Digital

Third: Light & Wonder

Customer Loyalty Program of the year

Winner: MGM Resorts International – MGM Rewards

Runner-up: Caesars Entertainment – Caesars Rewards

Third: Station Casinos - my|Rewards Boarding Pass

Property – North America of the year

Winner: Circa Resort & Casino

Runner-up: Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Third: Pechanga Resort Casino

Property – LATAM & Caribbean of the year

Winner: Baha Mar

Runner-up: The Ritz Carlton Aruba

Third: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Product Innovation of the year

Winner: Aruze Gaming – Go Go Claw

Runner-up: Evolution – Lightning Roulette US

Third: IGT – IGT ADVANTAGE in the Cloud

Slot of the year

Winner: Aristocrat Gaming – Wild Wild Buffalo

Runner-up: IGT – Wheel of Fortune High Roller

Third: Light & Wonder – Ultimate Fire Link Explosion

Payment Solution of the year

Winner: Sightline Payments

Runner-up: Global Payments Gaming Solutions – VIP Mobility

Third: Everi – CashClub Wallet

Sportsbook Supplier of the year

Winner: Kambi

Runner-up: OpenBet

Third: Sportradar

Responsible Business of the year

Winner: The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Runner-up: Hard Rock International

Third: MGM Resorts International

American Executive of the year

Winner: Amy Howe, CEO, FanDuel

Runner-up: Derek Stevens, Owner & CEO, Circa Resort & Casino

Third: Allie Evangelista, President, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol

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