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Awards and Honors

We're proud of our long history of award-winning innovation and leadership.

  • 2020

    IGT Listed as Finalist in 2020 CR Reporting Awards for Sustainability Reporting Excellence

    IGT’s latest Sustainability Report has ranked in the Top 10 worldwide in the Credibility Through Assurance category of the 2020 CR Reporting Awards. IGT’s annual report was selected by a voting jury of registered CRRA stakeholders for seventh place among entries from multiple industries and sectors around the world. The CRRA is the only independent annual global awards program recognizing organizations that set new standards of excellence and leadership in corporate social responsibility reporting.

    Tuan Dang Named to PBN’s 40 Under Forty

    Providence Business News honored IGT’s Director of Corporate Finance Tuan Dang with its 40 Under Forty Award. Tuan was one of 40 Rhode Islanders recognized for their hard work in the office and in their local communities.

    Wendy Montgomery Honored with PBN’s C-Suite Award

    IGT Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing and Communications Wendy Montgomery was honored with Providence Business News’ C-Suite Award for her excellence in leadership at the Company. The annual awards program honors top executives in the public, private and nonprofit sectors for their efforts as innovators, trailblazers, role models and leaders in the community.

    Eilers & Krejcik Honor IGT with Two Awards

    IGT’s Ultimate X™ Poker was named Top Performing Video Poker Game and IGT was named Most Improved Supplier-Core at the 2020 EKG Slot Awards held in March. The awards recognize excellence in slot game development in the casino gaming industry and were determined using a data-driven process in consultation with a distinguished advisory board.

    Three IGT Leaders Named to iGaming Post’s “26 Influential Women for 2020” 

    iGaming Post named IGT’s Rachel Barber, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; Jennifer Bowman, Senior Director of Marketing; and Vanessa Chan, Vice President of Business Development, Asia Pacific to its gaming industry’s 26 Influential Women for 2020. The list, independently compiled by the publication’s editors, celebrates women leaders who have made a significant impact on the gaming business.

    IGT’s Fortune Coin™ Video Slots Wins “Best Slot Game”

    IGT’s Fortune Coin™ Video Slots was named the Best Slot Game at the British Casino Awards held in conjunction with the 2020 ICE London trade show. The British Casino Awards' Best Slot Game award goes to a game launched in 2019 that gained popularity in the British gaming sector. The category shortlist was determined by an online industry vote, with independent industry experts selecting the winning title.

    IGT Wins "Slot Provider of the Year"

    IGT was named the Slot Provider of the Year at the International Gaming Awards held in conjunction with the 2020 ICE London trade show. The International Gaming Awards' Slot Provider of the Year distinction goes to the company that has shown innovation through products with exciting games that have engaged customers over the last year. The winners were determined by a panel of international gaming industry experts.

    IGT Selected for 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

    IGT was one of 325 companies across 50 industries selected for the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the Company’s commitment to progressing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index distinguishes companies committed to advancing women’s equality and transparently reporting gender data.

    Kim Lee Named 25 People to Watch in 2020 by Global Gaming Business

    IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Kim Lee was named to Global Gaming Business Magazine’s “20 People to Watch in 2020.” The magazine honored Kim as one of the gaming industry’s most visible proponents of diversity and inclusion.

  • 2019

    Dan Farnon, IGT Director of Strategic Accounts, Wins Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award

    In October, Dan Farnon, IGT Director of Strategic Accounts, was honored with an Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award from The Innovation Group and Global Gaming Business magazine. Farnon was recognized at a reception in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    IGT ADVANTAGE® Systems Player Experience Product Suite Wins Best Consumer-Service Technology Award from Global Gaming Business Magazine

    In October, IGT ADVANTAGE® systems Player Experience Product Suite won the top honor in the Best Consumer-Service Technology Category from Global Gaming Business magazine's 18th Annual Gaming and Technology Awards. The awards recognize excellence in innovation and practical application in all gaming disciplines, with the Best Consumer-Service Technology category honoring groundbreaking advances in solutions aimed at players.

    IGT Wins a Pride of Gaming Award

    In September, IGT won a Pride of Gaming Award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. IGT was selected as a winner by the CasinoBeats editorial team.

    IGT Wins “Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year” Award at 2019 Women in Gaming Diversity Awards

    In May, IGT won the "Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year" award at the 10th annual Women in Gaming Diversity Awards, in London. The global awards program honors excellence in promoting diversity and inclusion within the gaming industry.

    Rachel Barber Wins Technical Services Industry Leader Award

    In April, Providence Business News (PBN) in Rhode Island announced that Rachel Barber, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, has been named Industry Business Leader in the Technical Services category of the 2019 PBN Business Women Awards. With more than 25 years of global technology leadership, Rachel was selected for the award for her exceptional skills, talent, work ethic, and accomplishments.

    IGT Products Take Three Prizes at Eilers-Krejcik Slot Awards Show

    In February, IGT won three awards for our products and content at the Eilers-Krejcik Gaming Slot Awards Show in Las Vegas. The awards recognize excellence in slot game development in the casino gaming industry and were determined using a data-driven process in consultation with a distinguished advisory board.

    Ultimate X Poker™ was named the Top-Performing Video Poker Game; MEGATOWER™ won Top-Performing New Cabinet - Premium; and Wheel of Fortune® Gold Spin™ Triple Red Hot 7s™ was awarded Top-Performing Third-Party IP Branded Game.

    IGT’s GameTouch™ 20 Wins Lottery Product of the Year

    In February, IGT’s GameTouch™ 20 self-service lottery vending machine won Lottery Product of the Year at the 12th annual International Gaming Awards in London, U.K. The GameTouch 20 features an intuitive interface and a landscape-oriented screen tilted at an angle to ensure a natural and easy user experience for players. The award, issued by a panel of independent judges, goes to the company that has shown the best in practices over the last 12 months; demonstrated their offering to be innovative and engaging to customers; and delivered a range of lottery games and approaches with the best options for play.


  • 2018

    Michelle Schenk is a Rising Star

    In October 2018, Michelle Schenk, Senior Manager for Global Communications, won the Rising Star Award from the Great Women of Gaming Awards in Nevada for her outstanding contribution to the gaming industry.

    Matthew Whalen inducted into Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

    In September 2018, Matthew Whalen, IGT's Senior Vice President, Operations, North America Lottery, was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Recipients of this award are a credit to the industry and join a select and distinguished group of world lottery professionals. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. 

    Sandra Beaver is a Woman to Watch

    In August 2018, Sandra Beaver, Chief Financial Officer of North America Gaming and Interactive, was selected as a Woman to Watch by Nevada Business Magazine for her passion, wisdom, and drive in her career.

    Kevin Keough Honored with Patriot Award

    In August 2018, Kevin Keough, IGT Director of Environmental Health & Safety, won the prestigious Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense agency that promotes a culture where all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.

    James Pierson Receives Powers Award at the NASPL Professional Development Seminar
    In July 2018, James Pierson, IGT Indiana Program Manager, received a Powers Award from the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in recognition of his critical thinking, innovation, creativity, and dedication to his trade.

    Elizabeth Chwalk and Steve Mooney Rank Among Providence’s 40 under Forty

    In July 2018, Providence Business News honored Investor Relations Manager Elizabeth Chwalk and Senior Technology Manager Steven Mooney with its 40 under Forty Award. Elizabeth and Steven were recognized for their hard work in the office and in their local communities.

    Bob Beauparlant Wins a Silver Stevie Award

    In June 2018, Bob Beauparlant, Vice President of Product Development, Lottery and Core platforms, accepted a silver Stevie Award for IGT’s work on our lottery core system, Aurora™, in the category of Excellence in Application Modernization.

    Angela Houslay Recognized for B2B Excellence

    In May 2018, Angela Houslay, Senior Director of International Systems Sales, won the B2B Excellence Award at the 2018 Women in Gaming Diversity Awards in London for her dedication, commitment, and Customer First approach to systems account management.

    IGT Wins "Lottery Product of the Year" at the 11th Annual International Gaming Awards

    In February 2018, IGT won the award for IGT PlaySpot™ Lottery mobile solution at the International Gaming Awards in London, which recognize excellence and innovation for technology, products, and services that enhance the gaming experience.

  • 2017

    Jennifer Bowman, named “Leader of the Year” at the Women in Gaming Awards
    Jennifer Bowman was named “Leader of the Year” at the Women in Gaming (WiG) Awards presented on May 12 in London, U.K. WiG is an annual event that recognizes exceptional female team leaders within their organizations and their contributions toward the success of their businesses. This year, IGT had nominees across multiple categories.

    IGT Mexico Awarded For Social Responsibility
    IGT’s Mexico lottery team celebrated its first-ever certification as a socially responsible organization for its efforts to improve its community. Among examples proving its commitment to social responsibility, the team cited After School Advantage launches in March and October 2015 in Mexico City.

    IGT Receives the iCAP Re-Certification
    IGT announced the achievement of the Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) re-certification. The iCAP certification provides assurance to operators and consumers that IGT's business-to-consumer websites and IGT platforms offered in the business-to-business market are compliant with the Internet Responsible Gambling Standards.  

    IGT Honored in Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards
    IGT’s SPHINX 4D™ game and Cardless Connect™ mobile software solution were named as two of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards. Casino Journal recognizes the most innovative technology offerings in the gaming industry. The awards are evaluated by a panel of judges who represent a cross-section of the industry.

    IGT Wins "Casino Equipment Supplier" at the 10th Annual International Gaming Awards
    IGT won the award for “Casino Equipment Supplier” at the 10th Annual International Gaming Awards. The International Gaming Awards recognize excellence and innovation for technology, products and services that enhance the gaming experience.
  • Awards 2016


    IGT Wins “Best User Experience in Mobile” at International Gaming Awards
    IGT won “Best User Experience in Mobile” at the 9th Annual International Gaming Awards in London on February 1. The International Gaming Awards recognize excellence and innovation for technology, products and services that enhance the gaming experience. IGT’s leading mobile technology solutions were recognized for providing operators with comprehensive and convenient product solutions. As provider of the Best User Experience in Mobile, IGT is recognized for its innovation with solutions such as OnPremise, which leverages simple, intuitive apps to integrate mobile, online and retail gaming. IGT has also recently introduced Mobile Host and Mobile Responder, to enable operators to reduce service response time and enhances the player experience.

    IGT’s Global Technology Solutions Support Organization Reaffirms CMMI® Level 3 Rating
    IGT announced that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI®-DEV), version 1.3 for IGT’s Global Technology Lotteries Support organization. While IGT received its initial maturity Level 3 rating in 2004, this latest appraisal confirms IGT’s continued commitment to following established industry best practices while providing high quality software solutions and services.  CMMI® Level 3 rating is highly coveted due to its rigorous assessment of a vendor’s software and systems engineering, program management, and organizational process management capabilities.

  • Awards 2015


    IGT Senior Vice President, North America, Jay Gendron Inducted Into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame
    Jay Gendron, the Company’s Senior Vice President, North America, was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015. Gendron was honored at the induction ceremony, which took place during the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference and Trade Show on Oct. 15, in Dallas, Texas. The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame honors those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today.

    IGT Wins Two 2015 Global Gaming Awards
    IGT kicked off the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) by winning two coveted awards in the 2015 Global Gaming Awards. IGT’s S3000™ cabinet was named “Casino Product of the Year” and IGT’s Powerbucks™ game was named “Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year.”

    Sencillito Awarded First Place for National Customer Satisfaction Awards
    IGT’s Chilean commercial service brand, Sencillito, was awarded first place in the Bill Payment Services category as part of ProCalidad’s National Customer Satisfaction Awards.

    IGT’s National Response Center Honored for Best Technology Innovation
    The National Response Center (NRC) made its fifth appearance at ContactCenterWorld’s annual Best in Americas awards in Orlando, Florida in June. IGT received top honors in two categories: Best Technology Innovation, Internal Solution, and Best Contact Center Trainer, which was awarded to Anthony Andrade, Senior Training Manager.

    IGT Receives WLA’s First CSR Certification for Vendors
    IGT received the World Lottery Association’s (WLA) first CSR certification for vendors; released its eighth annual Sustainability Report; participated in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual conference; and joined the American Gaming Association’s new CSR committee.

    Italian Legal Team Named “Legal Department of the Year"
    In recognition of the legal work done as part of the acquisition of legacy IGT, IGT’s Italian legal team was named “Legal Department of the Year” at the fourth annual Le Fonti International Awards ceremony, held on June 11, in Milan. The Le Fonti International Awards recognizes Italian companies for excellence in various fields such as legal, finance, and human resources as part of the IAIR International Awards program.

    Sylvia Dietz Named Industry Achiever of the Year 
    Sylvia Dietz, Vice President of Global Marketing, Gaming, was awarded the Industry Achiever of the Year award at The Women in Gaming Awards. This award is given to the most influential woman in the industry who has made a significant contribution to the success of her organization, has shown dedication and commitment, and has influenced the development of the gaming industry.

    IGT Is The Six-Time Reigning Champion at eGR B2B Awards
    IGT has retained its Lottery Software Supplier of the Year title at the prestigious eGaming Review B2B Awards. The Company was rewarded for its market-leading Interactive offering, which includes a complete suite of solutions, services, and professional expertise that allows operators to engage their players on any Interactive channel.

    IGT Receives 13 Telly Awards For Outstanding Video Production
    International Game Technology PLC took home 13 awards at the 36th annual Telly Awards, including three of the competition’s top honors, the Silver Telly. The awards honor excellence in video production in television commercials, videos, films, Web commercials and more. IGT was honored for several video projects promoting the company’s casino products including James Cameron’s Avatar Treasures of Pandora, the CrystalCore cabinet and the S3000 cabinet, all of which received the Silver Telly Award in respective categories of business-to-business, directing and use of branding.

    IGT Reno Awarded Gold LEED Certification 
    IGT Reno earned a LEED Gold certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building rating system that addresses the impacts of a building’s lifecycle on the environment, which is based on conserving energy and water, providing resources for healthier and safer occupants, all while lowering operational costs. The Reno facility is projected to save approximately $1.5 million over the next 10 years by maintaining LEED standards.

    Providence Business News Honors Connie Laverty O’Connor with the Career Achievement Award
    Connie Laverty O’Connor was recently honored at Providence Business News’ (PBN) eighth Business Women Awards Luncheon on May 29. PBN created this award to recognize outstanding female business leaders in Rhode Island, with top honors for Career Achievement and Outstanding Mentor. 

    SPHINX 3D Game Wins “Best in Show”
    IGT’s SPHINX 3D™ game won first place at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi. This annual award was voted upon by Southern Gaming Summit attendees, who cast their votes for the SPHINX 3D game based on the best overall appearance, entertainment value, bonus rounds, and various other attributes.  

    IGT named Lottery Software Supplier of the Year at 2015 eGaming Review B2B Awards 
    IGT was awarded Lottery Software Supplier of the Year title at 2015 eGaming Review B2B Awards. IGT has won the award on every occasion that the ceremony has been held. The annual eGaming Review B2B Awards celebrates the best service providers and B2B suppliers in the online gaming industry.

    BEJEWELED™ 3D Wins First Place In CEM Award
    IGT’s BEJEWELED 3D won first place in Casino Enterprise Management (CEM) Magazine’s 9th Annual Slot Floor Technology Awards. IGT also won second place for the S3000 cabinet. The CEM awards were in conjunction with the Indian Gaming Convention and Tradeshow in San Diego, California. A panel of industry leaders voted to crown the Top 10 Slot Floor Products of 2015.

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