Second edition

Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific unveils full list of winners

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The winners of the second edition of the Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific were announced at a virtual event held today, Monday, acknowledging the strongest performers in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year.

The Global Gaming Awards events in Las Vegas and London have become some of the industry's ''most prestigious awards," according to organizer Gambling InsiderNominations are based on specific reasons publicly available for each company and individual. The Asia-Pacific event follows the same tradition, and the complete Shortlist can be found on the Awards' official site.

Mariya Savova, Event Manager of the Global Gaming Awards, expressed enthusiasm about the notable achievements of the gaming industry in Asia-Pacific, stating: "Last year I said that despite Covid-19-related struggles, the gaming industry in Asia-Pacific still had plenty to celebrate. Well, this year there really is a lot to celebrate."

Savova further emphasized the engagement from the industry, as numerous companies submitted self-nominations, and independent industry consultants were consulted to ensure an objective selection process. The final Shortlist affirms the resurgence of the gaming industry in Asia-Pacific and its promising future, according to Savova.

Over 30 senior executives from the APAC gaming industry participated in the selection process for the Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific 2023. KPMG in the Crown Dependencies acted as an independent adjudicator, overseeing the voting process to ensure fairness.

Julian Perry, Editor-in-Chief of Gambling Insider, congratulated the winners and all the companies and individuals who made it to the Shortlist. “Following a challenging couple of years, it was great to see the APAC gaming industry return to profitability. We are already looking forward to what the industry there will achieve over the next 12 months,” he added.

The Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific 2023 had BetConstruct as the Lead Partner. Other sponsors included Interblock Gaming, Digitain, Light & Wonder, Upgaming, Pragmatic Play, and Spribe.

Here is the complete list of winners and runners-up in this year's Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific:

Casino Operator of the year:
  - Winner: Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
  - Runner-up: Galaxy Entertainment
  - Third: Genting Singapore

Casino Supplier of the year:
  - Winner: Light & Wonder
  - Runner-up: IGT
  - Third: Jade Entertainment & Gaming Technologies

Integrated Resort of the year:
  - Winner: Marina Bay Sands
  - Runner-up: Hann Casino Resort
  - Third: Solaire Resort & Casino

Casino Product of the year:
  - Winner: Aristocrat Gaming – Tian Ci Jin Lu
  - Runner-up: Light & Wonder – Jin Ji Bao Xi
  - Third: IGT – Cash Cove Games

Table Game of the year:
  - Winner: Interblock Gaming – Live ETG Pits
  - Runner-up: Light & Wonder – Roulette X
  - Third: Weike Gaming – Multi-player Electronic Table Game Max

Corporate Social Responsibility of the year:
  - Winner: Melco Resorts & Entertainment
  - Runner-up: The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  - Third: NagaCorp

Digital Operator of the year:
  - Winner: Jade SportsBet
  - Runner-up: M88 Mansion
  - Third: TAB

Digital Supplier of the year:
  - Winner: BetConstruct
  - Runner-up: Pragmatic Play
  - Third: Sportradar

Executive of the year:
  - Winner: Daesik Han, Chairman and CEO, Hann Philippines Inc.
  - Runner-up: Thomas Arasi, President & COO, Bloomberry Resorts and Solaire Resort & Casino
  - Third: Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Managing Director, MGM China

The focus now shifts to Las Vegas for the 10th annual edition of the flagship event, the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas. The Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific will return next year.

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