The best of the Asian gambling industry are coming together once again to get recognized by the American Gaming Association, Reed Exhibition, and Inside Asian Gaming’s 2019 G2E Asia awards. The group have picked out their five favorites for 12 different categories, and are excited to announce the winners at the G2E Asia Awards gala dinner on May 21.
The nominees were whittled down from nearly 200 public nominations and still have to face a judges’ panel, who have from May 13 to 18 to cast their votes. Judges won’t be voting in categories where they have a vested interest.
There’s a lot of interesting categories to vote on as well, for specific achievements in resorts and gaming. Will Okada Manila’s new fountain win the best non-gaming attraction, or will it lose out to Melco Resorts House of Dancing Water? Will Aristocrat win for Best Electronic Gaming solution for Gold Stacks 88, or can Scientific Games take it home for Jin Ji Bao Xi?
There’s also some recognition towards innovation specifically. Evoplay’s In-browser VR mode looks like a strong contender, but then GameSource’s cloud-based gaming platform is riding in on the growing tide of popularity of cloud gaming.
There’s some big awards too, like Best Gaming Floor. Can the new Corona Resort and Casino Phú Quốc win it? Or will it lose out to the older Venetian Macao? Which operator will win for Best Integrated Resort? There’s a killer list for that category, with City of Dreams, Galaxy Macau, MGM Cotai and Wynn Palace all representing Macau, and Solaire being the sole representative from the Philippines.
Whoever wins, it will be a great night of recognition for all involved, and just being nominated really does indicate that each firm or individual achieved something truly worthwhile in the industry.
If you’d like to attend the ceremony, tickets can still be purchased at G2EAsiaAwards.com, and a variety of sponsorship packages are available if you’d like to spread a bit of awareness, too.