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2013 Great Women of Gaming Winners Announced

- June 24, 2014 By Staff Writer -

2013 Great Women in Gaming Awards - Bally Technologies claim three of the 10 awards available.

2013 Great Women in Gaming Awards – Bally Technologies claim three of the 10 awards available.

Without sounding sexist the world of online gambling is most certainly male dominated, but as the old saying goes ‘Behind every great man there’s a great women’. That brings us nicely onto the 2013 Great Women of Gaming Awards, awards that recognise the role that Women play in the world of online gambling.

After much deliberation the elite panel of judges whittled the winners down to 10 over a two week period, five in the category of ‘Proven Leader’ and five in the category of ‘Rising Star’. Bally Technologies were the big winners on the night as they took home three of the 10 awards available, with SugarHouse Casino not far behind with two.

Proven Leader Award Winners

The first women to receive an award in the Proven Leader category was Christine Bordeaux from Bally Technologies, an award she received for her work as Vice President of R&D Electronic Games & Technical Compliance. General Manager Wendy Hamilton from SugarHouse Casino was the second winner on the night, with President Joanne Iverson from Iverson Gaming Systems collecting the third.

Katie Lever, also from Bally Technologies, was the fourth winner in the Proven Leader category, an award she received for her role as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal & Compliance, with Kim Ward from Twin River Casino claiming the final award in the Proven Leader category for her role as the Director of Public and Community Affairs.

Rising Star Award Winners

The first award in the Rising Star category went to Julia Boguslawski from Bally Technologies for her role as Vice President of Corporate Marketing, which took Bally Technologies to the top of the tree with their third award of the evening. Randi Kolesar from Wynn Las Vegas was the second award winner in the Rising Star category, an award she received for her role as Director of Slot Marketing, with Marketing Manager Annabelle Lee from Konami Gaming Inc. claiming the third award of the night.

Advertising Supervisor from Spirit Mountain Casino Angela Sears collected the fourth award of the night, with Vice President of Communications Leigh Whitaker from SugarHouse Casino picking up the final award of the night and the companies second of the evening.

Congratulations to all the award winners and it just goes to show that women play a vital part in the day to day running of a number of high profile online gaming and gambling companies.

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