Each year,Casino Journalmagazine, in conjunction with the Gaming Technology Summit, hosts the Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards, one of the oldest such contests in the gaming industry. This year’s contest, the 15th, garnered entries from 60 companies, 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 2011 Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products winners, in alphabetical order, are:


• Aristocrat Technologies-nLive

• Aruze-Gaming-Amazon Fishing

• Aruze-Gaming-The Rich Life

• Bally Technologies-Bally Mobile Platform

• Bally Technologies-SKEE-BALL Slot Games

• BIS2-BIS2 Customer Preference Calculators

• BIS2-tableVizPLUS

• Casino Data Imaging-CDI GlobalSuite Data Visualization and Report Analysis

• DEQ Systems-G3 -i3 Edition-Wide Area Progressive System

• DiamondStream/GCA-Las Vegas Casino Share Intelligence

• Harvest Trends-Host MAPP

• HCONN-BI Powerhouse

• Infor-Infor10 CRM Enterprise Email Advisor

• International Gaming Technology (IGT)-Big Buck Hunter Pro

• International Gaming Technology (IGT)-IGT Cloud

• Multimedia Games-Multimedia Games-Moneyball

• Tangam Systems-TYM-Table Games Yield Management

• TDN Money Systems-MIMO

• WMS Gaming-Aladdin & The Magic Quest

Each of these winning entrants will be profiled in the June issue ofCasino Journal, and be honored and awarded a plaque at the Wednesday, June 13 keynote luncheon at the 10th annual Gaming Technology Summit, slated for June 11-13 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, also will be announced at the luncheon. Show attendees will vote during the Summit for the Attendee Choice Award winner, selecting from among the Top 20 winners. These top four award winners also will be featured in the August issue ofCasino Journal.

Congratulations to the Top 20 winners and thank you to all of the entrants and our judges for their valuable time and the diligence of their analysis.