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PRESS RELEASE: 25. 01.2012 London


THE International Gaming Awards 2012 extravaganza unveiled its sparkling winners at the fifth annual gaming ‘Oscars’ gala. The exquisite and much-anticipated occasion was hosted at the divine Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, London on the 23rd January 2012 and proved once again it was THE place to be for kicking off 2012 with style and class.

The chic celebrations attracted around 400 professionals, where they enjoyed lavish, delicious and luxurious five-star cuisine, alongside a backdrop of vibrant and extravagant entertainment. Amidst the starry awards, there was also extravagant entertainment on the night from the fabulous Las Vegas Girls and vivacious jazz entertainment Incognito.

The array of industry movers and shakers were certainly not disappointed with the heart of the IGA’s 2012; endless and unique networking possibilities with global industry contacts, accompanied with luscious cocktails of course.

In total, 21 stunning awards were handed out on the shimmering night, showcasing the very finest landbased and online game changers from around the world. If it was all a blur to you, Calvin Ayre, the official media partners were on hand to capture all the red-carpet glamorous action throughout the night with their personal and up-close technique. The general glitterati of the awards can be re-lived all over again on the official website

After a long wait, the full list of dazzling and extremely proud winners can be viewed here:

After a vigorous judging process, the complete list of winners are:

1. Industry Publication/Portal of the Year: iGaming Business Magazine
2. Payment Solutions Provider Company of the Year: Optimal Payments
3. Customer Experience of the Year: Melco Crown Entertainment
4. Online Bingo Operator of the Year: 888Ladies
5. iGaming Software Supplier of the Year: Playtech
6. Online Casino Operator of the Year: 32Red
7. Casino Operator Americas: Foxwoods
8. Mobile Operator of the Year: Paddy Power
9. Casino Operator of the Year Asia/Australia: Galaxy Entertainment
10. Sportsbook Operator of the Year: Betsson
11. Casino Operator of the Year Europe: Casinos Austria International
12. Slot Manufacturer/Provider Online or Land Based: IGT
13. Technology Provider/Supplier of the Year: Continent8
14. Socially Responsible Operator of the Year – Online: SkyBet
15. Traditional Casino Equipment Supplier of the Year: Cammegh
16. Online Poker Operator of the Year: Party Poker
17. Casino/Integrated Resort of the Year: Galaxy Entertainment
18. Socially Responsible Operator of the Year - Land Based: ALH
19. Slots Operator of the Year (Online): 7Red
20. Casino VIP Room of the Year: Crown Ltd Australia
21. Outstanding Contribution Award: Bertil Knutsson – Founder TCSJohnHuxley

The Outstanding Contribution Award went to Bertil Knutsson – Founder TCSJohnHuxley who has vigorously and uniquely contributed to the gaming industry. He took pride in taking home the prestigious award for TCSJOHNHUXLEY; the reputable and global firm that famously manufactures innovative products for global glam casinos. More information can be found here:

Putting a positive spin on the gaming industry, the IGA’s topped its previous efforts towards raising funds and awareness about those less fortunate than ourselves. An impressive amount was raised for the IGA’s charitable endeavors. Horn of Africa Food Crisis Appeal, The GREaT Foundation, CARE International and Children with Leukaemia were all part of the IGA’s 2012 charitable sphere. More details on the charities can be located here
The IGA’s would not have been made possible without the impressive line-up of supporters and sponsors, making the event truly one to remember. More information about the sponsors can be found on and the very latest gaming news can be found on the official iGaming Post news site or @iGamingpost on Twitter.

Co-founder Lana Thompson said: “We are extremely proud and pleased with how the International Gaming Awards 2012 unraveled on the special evening. Welcoming global gaming professionals on the night was truly an honour and a great way to network across the land-based and online gaming sector. Each and every accolade was awarded with prestige and prominence, as the IGA’s showcased the talent 2012 is set to bring us. We are also proud of the charitable endeavors of the IGA’s and would like to thank those who donated to a good cause.”

The International Gaming Awards has had an immense impact on global landbased and online gaming professionals and will continue to do so in years to come, bringing together the global crème de la crème. 2011 has been a turbulent year for gaming; 2012’s event proves that through thick and thin, gaming global professionals can come together and celebrate their success.
Editor’s Notes:

About IGA:
The International Gaming Awards took place in London on 23rd January 2012 at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London. More on

It is the only networking event bringing global Online and Offline Gaming together! The International Gaming Awards the most memorable evening of the year with its main focus to support truly deserving charities: The GREaT Foundation, Care International and Children with LEUKAEMIA.

It is our 5th Annual Event!

The Awards seek to reward excellence in all areas of our industry, not limited to commercial success alone - The awards this year included accolades for Best Operator companies as well as those operators who take social responsibility seriously. International Gaming Awards 2012 set to attract even more industry heavy-hitters and raise more money for worthy causes.
It is our industry "Oscars", when all nominees turn in to the stars for the night!

There is no fee to take part; all we ask is that your entry be accompanied by a donation to our chosen charities. We should take a moment to think of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Please donate generously.

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