LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - Gaming & Leisure, publisher of the principle management periodical for gaming and hospitality and host of the annual G&L Roundtable comprised of the industry's top thought leaders, announces today the recipients of the G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards for 2011.
The prestigious G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues have chosen the award recipients based on four specific categories this year: partner, transformation, innovation and the highest honor award, encompassing the three categories in addition to other evaluated criteria, the Platinum Award.
"The concept for offering four specific category awards in the G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards series was to recognize companies for their specific core competency that they bring to the table for operators; each category is incredibly important in our industry. Of course the significance of the awards are the executives comprised within the G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues that define the awards, create the rigorous award process, analyze the nominations and select the recipients. These judges are the top innovation leaders in our industry, they represent the vast majority of all gaming technology spend in North America and we're excited to host this award series and continuously humbled to be a part of the amazing industry thought leaders within the G&L Community," stated Jeannie Caruso, Publisher of G&L Magazine and host of the G&L Roundtable.
The award recipients will be honored next week at the G&L Roundtable on Monday, October 3 at Wynn in Las Vegas. The highest honor Platinum Award recipient, Teradata, will address the executives at the private Roundtable forum on Monday afternoon. "We are honored to receive this award from Gaming and Leisure Magazine," said Gene Sullivan, vice president of retail and hospitality, Teradata Corporation. "Gaming remains an important vertical for Teradata, especially given the strategic advantage that Gaming places on Business Intelligence. We strive to help our Gaming clients improve understanding of their patrons and, as a result, enhance their ability to market to and serve those customers in an active, real-time environment. We look forward to continuing our partnership and driving innovation with our Gaming customers for years to come."
Each award recipient will be recognized at the award ceremony Monday evening at Wynn's Tableau and each will be featured in the winter edition of Gaming & Leisure; the feature will be personally edited by industry renowned technologist and awards facilitator, Mr. Bart Lewin.
WMS, recipient of both the Transformation and Innovation Awards this year stated, "We take pride in the recognition of our achievements in innovation and transformation by Gaming & Leisure Magazine," said Orrin J. Edidin, President of WMS. "Player's Life Web Services reflects our unyielding commitment to engage and delight players, no matter where they are, while driving repeat visits to our casino customers. It's gratifying when industry leaders and our customers recognize our leadership in advancing interoperability as well as the potential for building brand loyalty with the phenomenal growth of social media applications."
Partner Award recipient Tammy Farley, Principal at The Rainmaker Group, said, "Rainmaker is honored to receive the Partner Award from Gaming & Leisure in the Gaming & Hospitality Award series. Being customer centric and passionate about our relationships with our customers is a core value of our company. We are grateful to our customers and believe strongly in partnering with them to further strengthen our solutions to best meet their needs. We recognize that each market from the Las Vegas Strip, to Atlantic City and Macau has its own unique demand dynamic that our customers know best. It is the combination of their input and our attentive listening that enables Rainmaker to enrich its solutions."
This year G&L had a tie for Partner Award, the peer Partner Award was given to NEWave. "We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by our gaming industry technology peers for this tremendous honor," said Jim Bach, NEWave Founder and Chairman and Dick Favero, NEWave co-founder. "Since 1993, NEWave has been creating the industry's best software to help casinos of all sizes find easy and repeatable solutions to their challenges -- both today's and tomorrow's. We are proud that the industry's technology experts have recognized our contributions with the Partner Award."
The G&L Roundtable is a private peer-to-peer forum for North American gaming and hospitality CXOs held annually. Information on the G&L Roundtable is available at:
For more details on the G&L Gaming & Hospitality Award Recipients please see the feature in the winter edition of Gaming & Leisure available by mail subscription December 27th or viewed digitally at: www.gamingandleisuremagazine.com.