anaged by Empire Casino Recruitment, the International Gaming Awards 2010 seek to reward excellence in all areas of the gaming industry. The “Socially Responsible Casino Operator of the Year” award is presented to the casino operator that has demonstrated greatest commitment in the area of player protection, with special consideration given to operators that have campaigned for socially responsible gaming.
Judges in the category “Socially Responsible Casino Operator of the Year” were looking for casino operators that had gone the extra mile in implementing procedures and safeguards for consumers. This included, among other issues, an assessment of the availability of problem gambling assistance and implementation of responsible gaming safeguards. Nominees in this category also included Casino Cosmopol, Grand Casino Helsinki, Codere, Holland Casino, Gala Coral, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Rank and 888.com.
“It’s a great honor to have our ongoing commitment and efforts in the area of social responsibility recognized in this way,” said CEO Paul Herzfeld, accepting the award on behalf of Casinos Austria International. “As a global player, Casinos Austria International has always regarded effective player protection in all its operations as an absolute priority and continues to draw attention to the topic and support research in this area.”
Panels of judges included leading international industry experts, journalists, analysts and representatives of the main sponsors, who selected the winners in an extensive judging process and presented awards in a total 18 categories.