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Gaming & Leisure Magazine Announces 2012 Winners of Prestigious G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Gaming & Leisure, publisher of the principle management periodical for gaming and hospitality and host of the G&L Roundtable, a private invitation only forum comprised of the industry's top thought leaders, announces today the recipients of the G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards for 2012.

The prestigious G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues chose the award recipients based on four categories: partner, transformation, innovation and the highest honor, encompassing the three categories and other evaluated criteria, the Platinum Award.

"We offer four categories in the G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards series to recognize companies for their specific core competency they bring to operators. The significance of the awards are the executives comprised within the G&L Board and Roundtable Colleagues that define the awards, create the rigorous evaluation criteria, and select the recipients. These judges are the top innovation leaders in our industry, they represent the vast majority of gaming technology spend in North America and we're excited to host this award series annually and continuously humbled to be a part of the amazing industry thought leaders within the G&L Community," stated Jeannie Caruso, Publisher of Gaming & Leisure and host of the G&L Roundtable.

The award recipients were honored at the G&L Roundtable Monday, October 1, 2012 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. PlayerSoft, recipient of the Platinum Award, addressed the executives at the private G&L Roundtable forum Monday afternoon. "At PlayerSoft, we are honored and proud to receive this highest recognition from Gaming & Leisure," said Playersoft Founder & CEO Tony De Leon. "The altruistic, community-serving philosophy of G&L and the G&L Roundtable, along with the participation of the industry's innovation and thought leaders, make this award that much more meaningful. At PlayerSoft, we couldn't ask for a better validation of our efforts to achieve a new standard in service delivery and to show our customers a new type of technology vendor. With Mobile Enrollment, Group Tracker, and our other operator-focused products, we will continue to make a difference in the technology landscape."

BIS², recipient of the Transformation Award, stated, "We thank the G&L Community for this wonderful recognition," said Andrew Cardno, CTO, BIS². "We see this transformation award as a validation of our dedication to technology that can be used by any gaming organization regardless of their systems or size." Furthermore, Cardno added that, "We are excited by the customer feedback we are receiving from the gaming and hospitality industry as we strive to further extend our product leadership enabling organizations to adapt and react to the ever changing and ever more competitive environment we operate in. We thank the G&L Community who were present at the G&L Roundtable for providing us feedback that can further assist us in directing our development efforts."

NEWave, recipient of the Innovation Award, stated, "Winning the Gaming & Leisure Innovation Award is particularly exciting for us because it is voted on and given by gaming industry technology leaders, which makes it a tremendous honor," said Jim Bach, Chairman of NEWave. "Since 1993, we have striven every day to work with our clients to provide innovative solutions to help make their business processes better, and we are thrilled to have been recognized for that spirit of innovation."

Bally Technologies, recipient of the Partner Award stated, "We are honored to receive this prestigious award," said Bally Technologies' Chief Executive Officer Richard Haddrill. "There is no doubt that entering and succeeding in the mobile space is a very real concern for casino operators. The Bally Mobile Platform continues to prove itself as the best solution in the gaming industry."

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