SOURCE: Casino Enterprise Management Magazine

Casino Enterprise Management Magazine

February 03, 2012 10:00 ET

Casino Enterprise Management Announces 2012 International Table Games Awards Winners

FARGO, ND--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - Casino Enterprise Management is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural run of the 2012 International Table Games Awards.

Launched for the first time this year to honor innovation in table games, these awards honor seven exceptional products representing different categories, with one winner selected from each. The categories were: best electronic innovation; best side bets; best traditional table game; table game gizmos; best hybrid table game; best game protection product; and best table game management system. Nominations reflected many products that make a positive impact in gaming operations. They drew a total of 36 nominations from 19 companies.

A panel of judges was assembled and tasked with evaluating nomination materials to decide the winner in each category. These select judges were: Julie Allen, director of regulatory compliance, Ameristar Casino-Hotel Kansas City; Rosemarie Cook, vice president of table games, SugarHouse Casino; Wendy Reeve, director, casino operations, Sycuan Casino; Phyllis Seguin, director of table games, Caesars Windsor; Jim Ward, corporate vice president of table games, Station Casinos; and Martin Watson, senior associate, New World Gaming.

The winning companies and their products are, by category:

  • Best Electronic Innovation:
    Shuffle Master
    Operator Wide Area Progressive for Table Games

  • Best Side Bets:
    Shuffle Master
    "6 Card Bonus" or Three Hand Poker

  • Best Traditional Table Game:
    DEQ Systems Corp.
    EZ Baccarat™

  • Table Game Gizmos:
    Shuffle Master

  • Best Hybrid Table Game:
    MultiPLAY System

  • Best Game Protection Product:
    Shuffle Master
    MD-3 Shuffler

  • Best Table Game Management System:
    Gaming Floor Live

"We are very excited about our first-ever award series honoring the products of the table games industry," said Peter Mead, publisher of Casino Enterprise Management. "Each of the winners is worthy of the distinction, and it was a very close competition, which speaks volumes about the terrific table games products being produced. After this successful first year, we can't wait to do it again next year."

An article highlighting the winning products will be featured in the March 2012 issue of Casino Enterprise Management.

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Casino Enterprise Management magazine delivers the most comprehensive need-to-know information in the world of casino management. All operational facets of the casino business are thoroughly covered in each issue. Readers enjoy first-hand reporting from the brightest thought leaders in the worldwide casino gaming industry. CEM puts on several prestigious awards for the gaming industry including Great Women of Gaming, Slot Floor Technology Awards, and the International Table Games Awards. The website,, is the gaming industry's most complete digital doorway into the world of casino management and includes audio articles, videos, web exclusives, case studies, white papers, an up-to-the-minute newswire, and much more. The newly launched includes live Internet talk radio shows and archived podcasts from industry leaders.

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