The International Gaming Awards 2012 announced today that The GREaT Foundation has been appointed a charitable beneficiary of its upcoming ceremony, set to showcase the best in the industry.
As the charitable face of the gambling industry in the UK since 2002, The GREaT Foundation is Britain’s largest funding body, receiving voluntary donations to support socially responsible gambling research, education and treatment.
Through its affiliation with The International Gaming Awards, The GREaT Foundation hopes to reach out to land-based and online gaming organisations attending in a bid to raise additional funds and awareness of its work.
The appointment is also great news for The International Gaming Awards who have promised to create and maintain a responsible gaming ethos. Its allegiance with GREaT will help towards making land-based and online global industries a safer place for gamers.
It seems IGA are doing a good job at getting everyone hyped up and excited for the event, making announcements here, there and everywhere, as the news comes a day after they revealed the shortlists for their next round of presentations. Amongst the nominees for the land-based categories are City of Dreams, Resorts World Sentosa and Venetian Macau, with some of those in the online categories 188BET, SBOBET, bet365 and PKR.
As we mentioned in our report of the IGA shortlists yesterday, judging the event for a second year running will be the man himself, Calvin Ayre. As a big fan of charity work through his work with the Calvin Ayre foundation, he’s going to be extra pleased to be involved with the IGA after the news of GREaT’s affiliation.
The awards event, which is promised to be “dazzling, prestigious and chic” by the IGA, will take place in London’s Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, on the 23rd of January.