he awards, which will serve as a curtain raiser to ICE Totally Gaming, have been launched to recognise and reward innovation from across the breadth of the international gaming industry, highlighting the standout companies, campaigns and gaming products of 2011.
Previewing the awards, Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director, ICE Totally Gaming commented: “I have to say the response we have had from all quarters of the gaming industry to our awards has been absolutely fantastic. We have been able to put together a stellar list of judges, we have attracted blue chip event supporters in the form of our headline sponsor Novomatic and TCSJohn Huxley who will be sponsoring the Champagne reception, as well as the very generous sponsors of the individual awards.
“What has been really encouraging is the number of companies and organisations who have entered the various categories and in particular the quality of their submissions. I know that our panel of illustrious judges has been fully occupied in the difficult task of drawing-up the short list of finalists. Everyone has responded so positively to having the most significant international awards as the curtain-raiser to the most important gaming exhibition on the international calendar.”
The short list of finalists in each category is as follows:
Best Landbased Casino of the Year; Casino Bregenz, Austria, Casino Cosmopol Gothenburg, Casino Cosmopol Sundsvall, Casino’ Campione d’Italia, Club Hotel Casino Loutrak
Best Online Casino of the Year; 888.com, Mr Green
Best Casino Operator of the Year; Casino' Campione d'Italia, Casinos Austria, Grosvenor Casinos, London Clubs International, Olympic Entertainment Group, The Lido Club - Holland Casino Amsterdam
Best Online Gaming Product of the Year; 888poker.com, BetsoftGaming, Bodugi, iovation, Picklive, Sheriff Gaming, TradoLogic.
Best Mobile Product of the Year; Bet Tracker, Betfair for iPhone, Lotto Shaker App - win2day and Austrian Lotteries, Lottomatica Group, Mobile Casino - IGT, Rank Interactive.
Best Bingo Product of the Year; BetMotion.com - Vision Media, Bingo by Ryzing, Bingocams - Dazzletag Entertainment, BingoLotto Mobile Application – globalmouth, Jackpotjoy – Gamesys, Mecca Bingo - Rank Interactive, X210 - X2 Computing.
Best Lottery Product of the Year; Jackpot Fortunato - Spielo International, Lottery TV – Intralot, www.raff.me - Raff.
Best Betting Product of the Year; Inspired Gaming Group, Kambi Sports Solutions, sbX - IGT, Sex and the City Slots - IGT.
Best Street Supplier of the Year; Astra Games, JCM Global, Spielo International.
Best Manufacturer of the Year; Austrian Gaming Industries, IGT, Net Entertainment, Spielo International, TCS John Huxley.
The Media Award; Gambling Insider (GI), GamblingData, Gaming Intelligence (GIQ), IGT.com, InterGame, Novomatic – the world of gaming.
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year; Boylebingo.com with ‘No Lose Bingo’ and 'We bet we’ve got the biggest balls in bingo', Casino Cosmopol with 'Nordic Light Poker', Casinos Austria, Gasser Chair Company with 'Gasser Dazzles', Holland Casino with 'Try-Out package', International Game Technology (IGT) with 'It’s a Whole New Game', Svenska Spel with 'Swedish Poker Championships online'.
To purchase tickets for the Totally Gaming Awards visit the awards website, http://www.totallygamingawards.com/attend-the-awards/book/
To register for entry to ICE Totally Gaming, visit www.icetotallygaming.com and complete the Fast Track registration which will give you access to the very best show in gaming.