Casino Journalmagazine, in conjunction with the Gaming Technology Conference, will host the Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards presentation next month in Las Vegas. Now in its 16th year and one of the oldest and most recognized such contests in the gaming industry, this year’s contest garnered 75 product entries, each of which was judged by an independent three-person panel that ultimately selected 20 worthy products.

Judging this year's contest were Greg Solomon, chief executive officer, MotorCity Casino; Donne Grable, vice president, gaming operations, VCAT LLC; and Warren Davidson, slot director, Coushatta Resort.

Their choices, the 2012 Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products winners, in alphabetical order, are:

Bally Technologies-Challenge Connection
Bally Technologies-iGaming Platform
bis2-crmViz
Casino Data Imaging-GlobalSuite Multi-Game/Multi-Denom Module
International Game Technology (IGT) -DoubleDown Casino Partner Program
International Game Technology (IGT) -Juke Box Feature in Dolly Parton Games
Interblock-Hologram Gaming Lounge
JCM Global-Dynamic Network Applications
Joingo-Mobile Loyalty System
Konami Gaming-True Time Tournaments
Multimedia Games-Straight Shot Multiplier
NRT Technology-Cash Handling Systems
Playersoft Technologies-Mobile Enrollment
Resort Advantage-Slot Jackpot Accelerator
Sightline Payments-Loyalty Card Plus
SPIELO International-Bejeweled
Stics-The Behavioral Model
Suzo-Happ Group-27 Reel Movement Sensing
Tangam Systems-Table Games Yield Management
WMS Gaming-Second Generation of Sensory Immersion 2.0

Each of these winning entrants will be profiled in the March issue ofCasino Journal, and be honored and awarded a plaque at the Wednesday, March 13 keynote luncheon at the Gaming Technology Conference, slated for March 12-13 at the Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The winners of the Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards, along with the winner of the contest's Attendee Choice Award, will be announced at the luncheon. Show attendees will vote during the Gaming Technology Conference for the Attendee Choice Award winner, selecting from among the Top 20 winners. These top four award winners also will be featured in the April issue ofCasino Journal.

Casino Journalcongratulates the Top 20 winners and thanks all of the contest entrants and its judges for their valuable time and the diligence of their analysis.

Media contact: Charles Anderer, Executive Editor, Casino Journal, (914) 948-5758 andererc@bnpmedia.com