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Global Gaming Women announces calls for Great Women of Gaming Awards nominees

22 March 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Global Gaming Women today announced its call for nominations for the 2018 Great Women Of Gaming Awards. Great Women Of Gaming Awards, originally created by Casino Enterprise Management (CEM) Magazine in 2004, were designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements by women in the gaming industry.

In 2016, CEM transferred the Awards to Global Gaming Women. In keeping with the mission of Global Gaming Women, the Awards have been updated to broaden the awareness, strengthen prestige and celebrate the success of women in the worldwide gaming industry. Additionally, the Awards seek to engage more women in fields related to gaming and further Global Gaming Women's goal of diversity in leadership.

"We are thrilled to be able to use such a powerful platform to recognize women's extraordinary accomplishments," said Phyllis Gilland, Chair & President of Global Gaming Women. "These awards are unique, as they celebrate the very best women in gaming at various stages in their careers throughout the world."

The five award categories include Rising Star, Game Changer, Service Star, Leadership and Lifetime Achievement. There will be one award recipient in each category. Nominations are encouraged for women from casinos, lotteries, manufacturers, online gaming, sports betting, as well as other suppliers and vendors related to the gaming and lottery industries including law firms, marketing firms and more.

Nominations can be submitted at the website. The nomination period is open now through 31 July 2018 and the award recipients will be announced at G2E USA in Las Vegas, 9-11 October 2018.

Nominations will be judged by an esteemed committee of gaming leaders including Lauralyn McCarthy, Vice President of New Markets at Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.; Suzanne Trout, Chief Marketing Officer at Foxwoods Resort Casino; Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Marketing at Gaming Laboratories International; Dee-Wild Shyver, Associate Editor and Senior Advisor for Fantini's Gaming Report and Fantini Research; Debra Nutton, Executive Vice President of Casino Operations for Wynn Las Vegas; Bahar Alaeddini, Partner at Harris Hagan; Halise Ekmen, Director of Finance at Chumash Casino; Janet Beronio, Retired, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Harrah's Rincon; Omer Sattar, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Strategic Initiatives, NRT /Sightline Payments; Clive Hawkswood, CEO Remote Gambling Association UK; John Hagan, Partner Harris Hagan U.K.; Tracy Damestani, CEO National Casino Forum Europe; Sue Harley, Retired U.K. Gambling Commission and Ladbrokes Executive; and Stacy Papadopoulos, AGA senior vice president of industry services and general counsel.

For more information on the Great Women Of Gaming Awards, please visit the website.

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