SOURCE: Gaming & Leisure Magazine

Gaming & Leisure Magazine

September 29, 2015 11:00 ET

Gaming & Leisure Magazine Announces Winners of the G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards for 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) - 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 industry's top thought leaders, announced today the recipients of the coveted G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards for 2015.

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 28, 2015 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The highest honor Platinum Award recipient, Sightline Payments, addressed the executives at the private G&L Roundtable forum on Monday afternoon. "With so many high quality gaming products competing for this incredible award, we are very excited and truly honored that the judges selected our Play+ product to be this year's Platinum award winner. We believe the gaming industry is evolving into a cashless environment, and we see this award -- and the support of our clients -- as inspiration to continue to innovate," -- Kirk Sanford (Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sightline Payments).

Partner Award Recipient Playersoft
"At Playersoft, we are deeply honored and proud to once again receive special recognition from Gaming & Leisure. Given the high regard that our industry holds for Gaming & Leisure, the G&L Roundtable and the participation of our most innovative industry leaders makes this recognition very gratifying."

Innovation Award Recipient eConnect
"We are absolutely delighted to have been selected for the Innovation award for our eCounter people counting application. It is extra special when you create something new and then get validation from top executives in the casino community," commented Henry Valentino, President and CEO. "It is great to see the results we are getting from the initial deployments of the eCounter system."

Transformation Award Recipient SkyWire
"As a company, SkyWire's focus is on adapting to the customer's needs, first and foremost. We understand that to implement a seamless system, our products must be capable of integrating with a number of different components. It is our goal to constantly be improving, evolving, and establishing a more comprehensive way of doing business in the hospitality industry," said Shawn Harris, CEO, SkyWire.

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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