orporate support shown by Mr Jim Ryan CEO PartyGaming who attended event to support Party Ladies and celebrate Team of the Year win by Sara Jolly (Brand PartyGaming).
Andrew Love of Ritz attended awards ceremony to support his glamorous ladies at the event.Michael Boettcher flew in specially, a couple of hours prior the ceremony to offer support to the Storm nominee, International Business development Director Tatiana Platonova, whom we wish safe delivery of the baby and looking forward seeing photos soon.
Paul Benton of Rank celebrated win with Rank ladies and Tracey Collins who won Leader of the year award. Paul did look very proud and happy for his leading GM Tracey. Besides, Hermann Pamminger of Casinos Austria International arrived to London to support CAI ladies, who enjoyed evening very much and found conference being interesting, education and inspirational.
Nicky Senyard who won innovator of the year told that she still would like to beat more men and will be fighting for more Awards in the near future.
Pride of the Year is Darlyne Sullivan of Atlantis Casino USA. She dedicated over 33 years to the industry. Darlyne has succeeded in becoming one of the great leaders in the gaming industry, thriving in the birthplace of gambling through times when it was clearly sexist and difficult to succeed and advance as a woman.
Svetlana Thompson of Clever Duck Media, organizer of the WIG event, says. "The Awards evening was a complete success, this was the first time we'd organised the Women in Gaming event and it really worked. We're completely thrilled to be part of such an exciting event which reflects the industry. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it gave the WIG Awards the recognition which we believe they deserve. A big well done and thank you to everyone who entered, and if you missed out - don't worry, there will always be next year!"
Full list of Winners:
Affiliate Manager of the Year: Daniela Attard - Betfair
Team of the Year: Sara Jolly (Brand) - PartyGaming
Innovator of the Year: Nicky Senyard - Income Access
Inspiration of the Year: Onika Russell - Ladbrokes
Leader of the Year: Tracey Collins - Grosvenor Casinos Ltd (Rank)
Star of the Future: Daniela Caserotto - Unibet
Hidden Talent of the Year: Stephanie Cheung - Melco Crown Entertainment ltd
Man Championing Women in Business: Michael Boettcher - Storm International BV
Industry Pride of the Year: Darlyne Sullivan - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa