Global Betting & Gaming Consultants is gearing up for its usual busy week at the ICE Totally Gaming in January 2012.
The gambling exhibition is taking place at Earls Court London between Tuesday 24 January and Thursday 26 January 2012.
GBGC’s week begins with Bullet Business’ Legal Gaming in Europe Conference held on Monday 23 January and Tuesday 24 January 2012 at the Millennium Mayfair, London. Global Betting and Gaming Consultants’ Chief Executive Warwick Bartlett is acting as chairman for the specialist gambling conference covering legal and regulatory matters in European gambling markets.
On the evening of Monday 23 January 2012 the Totally Gaming Awards are being held at 8 Northumberland Avenue. GBGC’s Warwick Bartlett is among the panel of judges that has been assessing the entries for these international gaming industry awards – see the Awards’ press release below.
During the ICE Totally Gaming event itself Global Betting & Gaming Consultants will be speaking at the Society for the Study of Gambling’s event being held on the afternoon of Tuesday 24 January at Earls Court. GBGC will be speaking on the topic of “the betting and gambling industry in a turbulent environment”.
These events are in addition, of course, to the usual ICE activity of seeing what new gambling games and services are being launched, meeting industry contacts, old and new, and enjoying the parties in the evening.
There’s no better way to start the new gambling year.
Totally Gaming Awards press release:
Totally Gaming Awards secure industry leading judges
Organisers of the Totally Gaming Awards, being staged on Monday, 23rd January 2012, the evening prior to ICE Totally Gaming, have secured what is being described as a ‘stellar list of judges’ for the event which has been launched to recognise and reward innovation from across the breadth of the international gaming industry. A total of 22 influential thought leaders have so far agreed to be part of the independent panel of judges who will deliberate on the Awards, being held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, one of London’s most celebrated venues.
The panel of confirmed judges comprises: Jan Jones, Senior Vice President Communications & Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment; Tracy Damestani, Forum Director, NCiF; Lynda Atkinson, Head of CSR, Genting Casinos; Dick Flink, CEO, Holland Casino; Per Jaldung, CEO Casino Cosmopol; Dietmar Hoscher, Director, Casinos Austria International; Bruno Cagnon, COO, Groupe Lucien Barriere; Pieter Remmers, Director, Assissa Consulting; Warwick Bartlett, CEO & Owner, Global Betting & Gaming Consultants; Phil Martin, Editor, International Casino Review; Tim Cullimore, Director, C3 Cullimore Casino Consultancy Ltd; Michael Pollack, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming; Paul Talboys, CEO, Bingo Association; Clive Hawkswood, CEO, Remote Gaming Association; Charles Palmer, Partner, CP Consulting; Kevin Hamilton, COO, Beacon Bingo; Mark Davies, CEO, Camberton; Brigid Simmonds, CEO, British Beer & Pub Association; Peter Weir, CEO, IOA Group; Friedrich Stickler, Member of the Board and President, Austrian Lotteries; Cristino L. Naguiat, Chairman & CEO, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation; and Dr Jonathan Parkes.
Commenting on the Totally Gaming Awards, Clive Hawkswood, Chairman of the RGA, said: “There is so much good work undertaken throughout the gambling industry and these awards will highlight that effort and innovation, as well as provide public recognition for everyone that wins one. Having a direct link with ICE will be a great way for the winners to receive the international recognition and profile they deserve. On a personal note, it’s great to be involved, with a new initiative of this kind.”
Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for ICE and the Totally Gaming Awards, said: “The response we’ve had to the Totally Gaming Awards has been nothing short of amazing and you can feel the anticipation building from all sectors of this fantastic and remarkable industry. Everyone has responded so positively to having the most significant international awards as the curtain raiser to the most important gaming exhibition on the calendar.
“Simply take a look at our judging panel which really is beyond compare. The take-up of tickets has been superb and having Novomatic as our headline sponsor and TCSJohn Huxley as sponsors of the Champagne Reception adds so much cachet to the inaugural Totally Gaming Awards which, I believe, will become the hallmark of gaming excellence.”
Awards will be given across a variety of categories, including best bingo, betting, lottery, mobile and online product of 2011; best manufacturer of the year and best marketing campaign of the year. There will also be two outstanding achievement awards which will be presented to personalities from within the gaming industry.