he panel of judges has awarded DEQ the Platinum award in front of thousands of participants at the International Casino Exhibition (ICE 2007) in London, UK .
DEQ's G3 Electronic Auxiliary System has been considered by the judges as the most creative and innovative technology of the international gaming industry for 2006. The independent panel of judges was composed of: Paul Herzfeld, Director General of Casinos Austria AG; Jodi Littlepage, Director Corporate Finance at CitiCourt & Co.; Warwick Bartlett, Founder and Principal of Global Betting & Gaming Consultants; and Gareth Wong, Founder and CEO of GamBond and CXO Europe.
Pamela M. Hugill, Publisher of the IGWB magazine stated: “It is my pleasure to award DEQ the first prize of our international contest for its G3 system. Our judges were unanimous in recognizing the G3's proven ability to enhance the player experience and its value to operators worldwide as an innovative, long-term revenue generator.”
Earle G. Hall, President and CEO at DEQ stated: “The DEQ team would like to dedicate this prestigious international award to our incredible partner network. This recognition of excellence is the result of their hard work and dedication to our vision. DEQ would especially like to thank its premier partner, DEK International. Their belief in our product during its development, their leadership during its pre-commercialization and their success in the G3's broad base acceptance as an electronic side betting standard has been critical for DEQ's success and being considered for such an honour as this award.”
The other finalists included: Shuffle Master (Star Games), Bally Technologies, Cyberview Technology, FutureLogic and Security/American Dynamics. The Top 20 products were selected on the basis of innovation, efficiency, ease of use, end-user value, adaptation/integration, long-term value and revenue potential.
In addition to obtaining a commemorative plate, DEQ will see its product presented in the February edition of the IGWB magazine, distributed to thousands of subscribers involved in all spheres of the worldwide casino entertainment industry.