Women’s Gaming Awards Seeks Nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 2018 Great Women of Gaming Awards, sponsored by Global Gaming Women. The awards recognize and encourage outstanding achievements by women in the gaming industry. Nominations for the five award categories will be accepted through July 31. Award recipients will be announced at G2E in Las Vegas, October 9-11.

Global Gaming Women is calling for nominations for the 2018 Great Women of Gaming Awards, which recognize and encourage outstanding achievements by women in the gaming industry. Global Gaming Women Chair & President Phyllis Gilland said, “We are thrilled to be able to use such a powerful platform to recognize women’s extraordinary accomplishments. These awards are unique as they celebrate the very best women in gaming at various stages in their careers throughout the world.”

Global Gaming Women acquired the awards in 2016, and have since updated to expand the awareness, raise the prestige and honor the success of women in the worldwide gaming industry. The awards also seek to engage more women in fields related to gaming, as well as to foster diversity in leadership.

The five award categories include Rising Star, Game Changer, Service Star, Leadership and Lifetime Achievement, with one award recipient in each category. Nominations are encouraged for women from casinos, lotteries, manufacturers, online gaming and sports betting. Suppliers and vendors related to the gaming and lottery industries, including law firms, marketing firms and others, also are encouraged to submit nominations.

Nominations can be submitted to globalgamingwomen.org/award-categories through July 31, 2018. Award recipients will be announced at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, October 9-11.

Award judges include: Lauralyn McCarthy, vice president of new markets, Aristocrat Technologies.; Suzanne Trout, chief marketing officer, Foxwoods Resort Casino; Christie Eickelman, vice president of marketing, Gaming Laboratories International; Dee-Wild Shyver, associate editor and senior advisor, Fantini’s Gaming Report and Fantini Research; Debra Nutton, executive vice president of casino operations, Wynn Las Vegas; Bahar Alaeddini, partner, Harris Hagan; Halise Ekmen, director of finance, Chumash Casino; Janet Beronio, retired, senior vice president and general manager, Harrah’s Rincon; Omer Sattar, co-founder and executive vice president, strategic initiatives, NRT /Sightline Payments; Clive Hawkswood, chief executive officer, Remote Gambling Association UK; John Hagan, partner, Harris Hagan UK; Tracy Damestani, chief executive officer, National Casino Forum Europe; Sue Harley, retired, UK Gambling Commission and Ladbrokes Executive; and Stacy Papadopoulos, American Gaming Association senior vice president of industry services and general counsel.

More information about the Great Women Of Gaming Awards is available at www.globalgamingwomen.org/2018-award-faq.