IGT Wins Two SBC North America Awards
At the 2021 SBC North America Awards, IGT was named “Platform Provider of the Year” for its widespread deployment of the PlaySports platform and its position as a leading B2B sports betting supplier in the U.S., and was awarded “Land-Based Betting & Gaming Product” for its highly innovative omnichannel wide area progressive gaming solution for Canada, Powerbucks™ slots.
Joe Asher Inducted into Sports Betting Hall of Fame
IGT’s President of Sports Betting, Joe Asher, was also honored at the trade show with induction into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. SBC created the Sports Betting Hall of Fame in 2016, to recognize individuals who have contributed to the industry over the course of their careers with a lasting legacy.
Vegas Inc. Honors Sonal Chablani in 2021 Top Tech Awards
Sonal Chablani, IGT Director, U.S. Systems Delivery and Support Services, was honored in Vegas Inc.’s 2021 Top Tech Awards for her key contributions to the Company’s leadership in casino systems and cashless gaming technologies. The 2021 Top Tech Awards represent a diverse group of 12 honorees making a difference in nearly every sector—education, government, health care, hotel/gaming, nonprofit and more—through the power of technology.
Jade Luchauer Honored in Global Regulatory Awards 2021
Jade Luchauer, IGT Manager Corporate Social Responsibility, won the “Outstanding Individual Contribution to Responsible Gaming” award in the Global Regulatory Awards 2021. The independently judged, annual awards program is coordinated by Gambling Compliance and is designed to recognize and reward individuals and teams who work tirelessly to set new standards in compliance and responsibility across the global gambling industry.
IGT National Response Center Wins ContactCenterWorld Awards
Congratulations to employees at the IGT National Response Center who continued IGT’s winning tradition and earned top honors in the 2021 ContactCenterWorld Awards. IGT won Gold for “Best Help Desk” and Cristina Velasquez Merches won Gold for “Best Contact Support Professional – Workforce Planning.”
Three IGT Leaders Honored with 2021 Powers Awards
IGT South Carolina Account Development Manager Tim Hallet, IGT Virginia Marketing Manager Brian Janecek and IGT Indiana Procurement Director Pamela Conway, were named recipients of the 2021 Powers Award during North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) DeskCon. The Powers Award, named after one of NASPL’s founders – the late Edward J. Powers, recognize significant contributions lottery and vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance.
IGT Wins “Best Consumer-Service Technology”
IGT’s CrystalBetting™ Terminal with multigame content won Gold in the “Best Consumer-Service Technology” category of the 2021 GGB Gaming & Technology Awards. IGT recently named this unique hardware and software combination that delivers the ultimate VIP betting and gaming experience, IGT’s CrystalFlex. Sponsored by highly respected Global Gaming Business Magazine, the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are judged by a diverse panel of gaming industry professionals and recognize and encourage innovation and technology in the rapidly changing casino industry.
IGT Wins "Product Innovation of the Year"
IGT Resort Wallet™ and IGTPay™ modules of the IGT ADVANTAGE™ casino management system was named "Product Innovation of the Year" in the 2021 Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas. As the industry's only fully integrated cashless solution, Resort Wallet with IGTPay provides a seamless player experience that enables players to transfer funds to and from their PIN-protected Cashless Wagering Account to various casino games and personal funding sources in a single secure cashless ecosystem. The Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas program is held each year in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") and recognizes and rewards the gaming industry's strongest performers of the previous year.
Wendy Montgomery Inducted into Lottery Industry Hall of Fame
IGT Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing and Communications Wendy Montgomery was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021 for her pivotal role in the industry. The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.
Knute Knudson, Jr. Inducted into American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame
Long-time IGT Executive Knute Knudson, Jr., Vice President of Global Business Development and Tribal Ambassador, was honored for his immense impact and contributions to tribal gaming growth, joining American Gaming Association's (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021. Induction into the Gaming Hall of Fame is the highest honor accorded by the gaming industry. Each year, two or more individuals who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions receive this honor, and are selected by an independent panel of gaming leaders.
IGT Wins “Best Innovative Products” at UGW Awards 2021
IGT topped 11 competitors to win the award for ‘Best Innovative Products” at the Ukrainian Gaming Week (UGW) Awards , reflecting the Company’s range of gaming products across its entire portfolio. The UGW Awards recognize leading gambling market players as part of Ukrainian Gaming Week 2021. The winners represent the best of the gambling industry, demonstrating success in product development, professional activities, and growth.
Jennifer Bowman and Shondra Deloach-Perea Recognized in the 2021 Women in Gaming Diversity Awards
Jennifer Bowman, IGT Senior Director EMEA and LAC Marketing, Gaming, was honored with the “Outstanding Contribution” award. Shondra Deloach-Perea, IGT Vice President Field Services, Call Center & Technology Operations, was honored with the “Innovation in Employee Engagement” award. The annual awards program rewards and recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity, and inclusion.
IGT Wins "Technology Provider of the Year" and "Lottery Product of the Year"
IGT Resort Wallet and IGTPay cashless technologies and IGT Mobile Lottery Solution garnered global accolades at the 2021 International Gaming Awards. IGT's Technology Provider of the Year nomination was anchored in the Company's leadership as a cashless gaming technology supplier through its Resort Wallet and IGTPay modules to the IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management system. IGT's Mobile Lottery Solution is the performance-driving solution that captured the Lottery Product of the Year distinction. The International Gaming Awards is a global awards program that recognizes excellence across the gaming, lottery, and iGaming sectors and is judged by a panel of gaming industry professionals.
Nick Oliveira Named to PBN’s 40 Under Forty
Providence Business News honored IGT’s Director of Procurement Nick Oliveira with its 40 Under Forty Award. Nick was one of 40 Rhode Islanders recognized for their hard work in the office and in their local communities.
IGT Wins "Casino Supplier of the Year"
IGT won the "Casino Supplier of the Year" award in the 2021 Global Gaming Awards London program. Powered by Gambling Insider magazine, the Global Gaming Awards London is an annual, EMEA-focused awards program that recognizes excellence and performance across the casino gaming industry. Winners were selected by a panel of 50 gaming industry CEOs.
Kim Lee Makes 2021 List of Top 100 Diversity Officers
IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Kim Lee was named to the National Diversity Council’s 2021 list of Top 100 Diversity Officers. The Top 100 Diversity Officers awards program recognizes the efforts of individuals who have the leadership and counsel to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives, and provide innovative solutions that strategically prioritize the preservation and advocation for diverse talent in the workplace.