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Awards and Honors

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

  • 2019

    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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