021314 POTW_Top 20 banner_300Casino Journal magazine, in conjunction with the Gaming Technology Conference, will host the Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards presentation in Las Vegas next month. Now in its 17th year and one of the oldest and most recognized such contests in the gaming industry the entries were judged by an independent four-person panel that ultimately selected 20 worthy products.

Judging this year's contest were Warren Davidson, slot director, Coushatta Casino Resort; Donne Grable, vice president of gaming operation, VCAT; Gaye Gullo, corporate vice president marketing, CMO Penn National Gaming; and Claudia Winkler, president, G.H.I. Solutions. Their choices, the 2013 Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products winners, in alphabetical order, are:

• Acres 4.0—Kai
• Bally Technologies—Power Progressives
• Bally Technologies—ProSeries Wave
• BIS2—Data Integration Hub
• BIS2—vizDashboard
• Global Cash Access—Everi
• GTECH—Sphinx 3D
• IGT—James Cameron's Avatar
• Interblock—G5-HD, Mini Roulette
• Intermezzo—ClubLinq API
• iovation—ReputationManager 360
• Konami Gaming—Rapid Revolver - Reel Motion
• Leap Forward Gaming—SaffariNet Multimedia Ecosystem
• Locaid—Locaid Compliance API
• MICROS Systems—MICROS mTablet
•Multimedia Games—Maximum Player Experience Cabinet
• NEWave—Audit Manager
• NEWave—NWJE University
• Spin Games LLC—ROC (Robust Online Client)
• Williams Interactive—Play4Fun Network

Each of these winning entrants will be profiled in the March issue of Casino Journal, and be honored and awarded a plaque at the Wednesday, March 19 keynote luncheon at the Gaming Technology Conference, slated for March 17-19 at Caesars Palace 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 of Casino Journal.

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