G2E Asia dates have been set for quite some time. However, the official 2019 G2E Asia Award nominees were only recently announced. There are five nominees in each of the 12 categories, and voting will conclude on May 18.
The winners will be announced at the gala dinner to be held on May 21 at the Parisian Macao.
Many of the 2019 G2E Asia Award nominees are located in Asia, with the entire Asia-Pacific region included for honours, including Australia. In fact, there are several Australian nominees on the list.
What is G2E?
The Global Gaming Expo, commonly known in the industry as G2E, debuted in 2001 with its inaugural gaming trade show in Las Vegas. It is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
The first G2E Asia happened in 2007 when it became clear that it was in demand.
G2E Asia will take place at the Venetian Macao from May 21-23, complete with three days of gaming-focused conferences, shows, and hundreds of exhibitors.
The entire conference is a marketplace for the Asia-Pacific gaming and entertainment industry. Many attend G2E as a part of their company’s participation. Meanwhile, others attend to hear from industry leaders, network, view new products, and pick up on the trends of the year.
2019 G2E Asia Awards
The G2E Asia Awards is a gala dinner on the first night of G2E Asia, which is celebrating its 13th year. The point of the awards is to recognise excellence and innovation in Asian gaming, as well as to recognise the contributions of non-gaming entities to the industry as a whole.
G2E Asia partnered with Inside Asian Gaming to organise the 2019 event. Some of the key sponsors this year include Aristocrat, SG Gaming, and Wynn Resorts.
The award nominees are chosen from public nominations by a group of 50 members of the judging panel. That list of people includes such names as Tony Ure (Head of eGaming with the Isle of Man government), Paul Tse (American Chamber of Commerce in Macau Chairman), and Professor Kevin Thompson (Macau European Chamber of Commerce Board President).
2019 G2E Asia Award Nominees
Companies based or located in Australia are in bold lettering below:
1. Best IR Non-Gaming Attraction
Galaxy Macau’s Grand Resort Pool Deck
Grand Lisboa’s 3-Michelin-star restaurants
Melco Resorts’ House of Dancing Water
MGM Cotai’s arts/culture
Okada Manila’s fountain
2. Best B2B Digital Product Solution
Scout Gaming Group for B2B Fantasy Sports
UltraPlay for eSports
3. Best Electronic Gaming Solution (slots and ETGs)
Solaire Resort & Casino for Solaire Players Stadium
Aristocrat for Gold Stacks 88
Jumbo for King Type Multi-game ETG
Konami for Fortune Cup
Scientific Games for Jin Ji Bao Xi
4. Best Table Game Solution
BetGames.TV for War of Bets
Scientific Games for Infinilink
Singular for Live Auto Roulette
Tangam Systems for Table Games Yield Management
TCSJohnHuxley for Blazed LED Surface Technology
5. Best Industry Innovation
BetConstruct for Umbrella
Evoplay Entertainment for In-browser VR mode on mobile
GameSource (PIA) for Cloub-based gaming platform
Scientific Games for Power Loyalty
Solaire Resort & Casino for MySolaire
6. Best Gaming Floor
Corona Resort and Casino
Solaire Resort & Casino
7. Best Industry Rising Stars
Dariv Margaritov of UltraPlay
Amit Patel of Scientific Games
Ramzy Mahadeva of Scientific Games
Vicky Chan of Asia Pioneer Entertainment
Andrea Sipone of Gamshy
Vic Ip of Asia Pioneer Entertainment
Tony Wun of Solaire Resort & Casino
Cyrus Sherafat of Solaire Resort & Casino
Patrick Denis of Tangam Systems
Lloyd Robson of Aristocrat
Rishi Tirupari of Wynn Macau
Charles Seo of IGT
Wincan Leong of MGM China
Mark Howell of TCSJohnHuxley
Joji Kokuryo of BC Venures
Aiste Garneviciene of BetGames.TV
8. Best Corporate Social Responsibility Contribution
9. Best VIP Gaming Promoter
Tak Chun Group
10. Best Industry Supplier
11. Best Regional Asian IR (Outside Macau or Singapore)
Corona Resort and Casino in Vietnam
NagaWorld in Cambodia
Okada Manila in Philippines
Solaire Resort & Casino in Philippines
The Star Gold Coast in Australia
12. Best Integrated Resort
City of Dreams in Macau
MGM Cotai in Macau
Solaire Resort & Casino in Philippines
Wynn Palace in Macau
The entire panel of judges will vote from May 13-18, with the panel chairman breaking any ties. Judges who are nominated or working for a nominated firm will be recused from those categories.
The final 2019 G2E Asia Award nominees votes will be tallied and audited May 19-20, then stored in a safe until the awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21.