February 27, 2013
FARGO, N.D. (Feb. 27, 2013)—Casino Enterprise Management magazine, the leading gaming industry trade publication and the “Official Publication” of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Slot Floor Technology Awards, now in its seventh year.
This year’s nominations included slot cabinets and platforms, pop culture games, analysis tools, tournament management systems, mobile technologies and more. A panel of judges was assembled and tasked with reviewing the nomination materials and deciding the top 10 winners. Judges were: Robert Allen, Corporate Vice President of Casino Operations, Pinnacle Entertainment; Richard Baldwin, Managing Director, Union Gaming Group; Mark Bennett, Vice President of Slot Operations, Mandalay Bay; Chuck Hickey, Vice President of Slot Operations, Barona Resort & Casino; Charlie Lombardo, Gaming Consultant; Frank Neborsky, Vice President of Slot Operations, Mohegan Sun; Eric Pearson, Vice President of Gaming, Northern Quest Resort & Casino; and Wendy Reeve, Director of Casino Operations, Sycuan Casino.
“We love recognizing top new technologies every year, and in this year’s crop of winners, there’s great representation of the innovation occurring in the gaming industry,” said Peter Mead, publisher of Casino Enterprise Management magazine. “Our panel of judges certainly had some tough decisions to make, but we’re proud to see that they’ve made excellent selections. Our sincere congratulations go to all of the winners, and we thank all of those who took the time and effort to submit their products for consideration. All the products we saw were winners in my book!”
The winning companies and their products, in order, are:
1. Leap Forward Gaming
Patron Display Interface (PDI)
2. Bally Technologies
4. Bally Technologies
Elite Bonusing Suite™ Social Link
Sensory Immersion 2.0 SPIDER-MAN Slot Game
Customer Preference Calculators
7. Bally Technologies
DM Tournaments’ Bonus Tournaments™
8. Bally Technologies
Virtual Racing™ NASCAR®
10. Multimedia Games
An article highlighting these products will be featured in the April 2013 issue of Casino Enterprise Management.
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