SOURCE: Gaming & Leisure Magazine

Gaming & Leisure Magazine

September 30, 2014 11:00 ET

Gaming & Leisure Announces Recipients of the "2014 G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards"

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - Gaming & Leisure, the media company exclusively serving gaming and hospitality domestically and abroad; publisher of the industry management periodical Gaming & Leisure and host of the annual G&L Roundtable comprised of the industries top thought leaders, announced today the recipients of the coveted G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards for 2014.

The prestigious G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues choose the award recipients based on four specific categories, partner; transformation, innovation and the highest honor award, encompassing the three categories in addition to other evaluated criteria, the Platinum Award.

"The significance of these awards is the executives comprised within the G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues that define the awards, create the rigorous process, analyze the entries and select the recipients. By simply entering the award series, these companies have their products and services reviewed by a vast majority of gaming technology spend in North America, which is in and of itself, valuable. In offering four award categories, we are able to recognize multiple companies for their specific core competency they provide to the operators. The judges are the top innovation leaders in our industry. We're excited to host this award series annually and continuously humbled to be a part of the amazing industry thought leaders within the G&L Community," stated Jeannie Caruso, CEO of Gaming & Leisure and host of the G&L Roundtable.

The award recipients were honored at the private G&L Roundtable this past Monday, September 29, 2014 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The highest honor Platinum Award recipient, Infor, addressed the executives at the private G&L Roundtable forum on Monday afternoon. "Receiving recognition from Gaming & Leisure two years in a row is an honor, and a true testament to our commitment to offering our customers leading applications to do business better," said Stewart Applbaum, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Infor Hospitality. "Infor Talent Science is changing the way the gaming industry approaches recruitment, onboarding and career development by providing a unique set of tools to help select and retain the right candidates for the right job, which can ultimately lead to a better overall experience for guests."

VizExplorer again received the Transformation Award for 2014. "We are deeply honored to be once again recognized by the G&L Board & Roundtable Colleagues for the Transformation Award in recognition of VizExplorer's groundbreaking contributions to the gaming industry," said Andrew Cardno, Chief Technology Officer for VizExplorer. "This further validates our strategy of creating powerful yet easy-to-use tools that empower casino operators to make more informed decisions about their business, from gaming floor optimization to player development and beyond."

DataSpade, recipient of the Innovation Award, stated "DataSpade is honored to be recognized by Gaming & Leisure, and the leaders in the gaming industry, as this year's Innovation Award recipient. DataSpade strives to provide the industry-specific, cost effective software offerings & analytical tools our clients need to make informed decisions and execute them with confidence. The clarity of data driven decision making is immeasurable, and we are committed to the accountability and versatility needed to provide actionable results in the fast-paced, developing world of gaming," said Conrad Miller, Owner of DataSpade, Inc. "We are privileged to be validated for our role in the gaming community, and look forward to providing the fresh, repeatable business solutions our clients need to achieve tangible, marketing success."

GLI secured the Partner Award this year with GLI President /CEO James Maida stating, "We are extremely honored to win the Partner Award, particularly because it was given by our industry's top IT leaders. We created GLiCloud help make doing business easier, faster, and more efficient for our clients, and we are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts."

Each award recipient will be featured in the upcoming edition of Gaming & Leisure edited by industry renowned expert and awards facilitator, Mr. Bart Lewin.

The G&L Roundtable is a private, annual peer-to-peer forum held in North America for gaming and hospitality property executives. Information on the G&L Roundtable and Gaming & Leisure is available at: www.gamingandleisuremagazine.com.

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