Organised by Casino International publisher Datateam Business Media, The Casino Awards took place last night at the Tower Hotel in the heart of London.
IGT picked up an incredible four awards; Best Slot Machine, Best Slot Game, Best New Innovative Product, as well as the Best Diversity and Inclusion Employer; an accolade that highlights companies that demonstrate proactive attitudes towards gender diversity.
The Best Table Gaming Product was won by Cammegh’s Mercury 360 RRS, followed by Interblock who won The Best Electronic Table Gaming Product with their Universal Cabinet.
The next award in this group was the Best CMS/Software Product, which was won by Scientific Games, for their Unified Wallet; a product that powers a cardless and cashless gaming experience by allowing players to access funds through an app on their mobile devices to play their favourite slots and tables.
Gary Platt Manufacturing won the Best Casino Seating Product with their Aurora product and NovoCash won Best Cash Handling with Casino Master.
Last in this group we had The Best Player Protection Product/System which was won by Neccton for their product ‘mentor’; a Safer Gambling system which is used by online operators to identify potentially problematic gambling.
In the ‘Operator’ awards, The Hippodrome Casino picked up two awards, taking home the Best Independent Casino Operator and Best Use of Online. As for the Corporate Community Engagement Award, Grosvenor Casinos Russell Square took first place for its incredible work during the pandemic, helping local people in need of food and support.
The Best Marketing Programme was handed to Pasino La Grande Motte for their Pasino Drive initiative, which introduced a unique way to experience the casino while socially distancing.
The Best Multiple Casino Operator of the Year was Holland Casino who, in their 14 casinos, are blending a traditional casino experience with 21st century demands on sustainability, transparency and social cohesiveness.
The Casino Awards not only recognises the operators and products that contribute to the success of the industry, but also the outstanding efforts of individuals from across the sector. Holland Casino won their 2nd award of their evening, with Angelina van Sas picking up the Community Engagement award.
Rising Star Award was presented to Marion Roseneder from Casinos Austria, while the Casino International Outstanding Contribution Award went to TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s Nicci Smith.
The penultimate award was the Lifetime achievement award, and after an impressive 45-year career in Casinos, Andrew Millar deservedly won the accolade.
The Awards presentation closed with the hotly-anticipated Best Overall Casino Award. Anchored on a long-term vision that builds on heritage and excellence, the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo took home this prestigious award.
As well as recognising and rewarding excellence, the event provided a platform to raise awareness and funds for The Gaming Industry for Ukraine, a unique charity appeal formed by the gaming industry designed to raise funds to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
The Casino Awards 2022 was sponsored by BetConstruct, Cammegh, Everi, IGT, Interblock, Novomatic, Passport Technology, TCSJOHNHUXLEY and the European Casino Association.
For the full list of winners and highly commended, plus more information and photos from The Casino Awards, visit www.thecasinoawards.com