Casino Review has won the Journal/Magazine category at the International Gaming Awards 2008, as voted by the industry. The London event, held prior to the International Casino Exhibition, was attended by over 200 guests from the USA, South America, Macau, Africa and Europe, and featured a speech by the UK Conservative party’s shadow minister for Tourism and Leisure, Tobias Ellwood MP. British peer and gaming sector supporter Lord Mancroft was also present to hand out the awards.
Casino Review editor Phil Martin commenting on the award said: „It’s a huge honour to be voted the number one casino magazine by the industry. We only launched in 2002 and were competing against some established brands. I’d like to pay my gratitude to the casino industry itself for being such a fantastic business to write about.
„I’d also like to thank the team behind Casino Review for their enthusiasm and tireless contributions, which has contributed richly to the magazine’s success,“ he added.
Publisher John Sullivan, collecting the award, said: ?On behalf of everyone at Gaming Business Media, I would like to thank the awards panel for voting Casino Review the best industry journal.
„To receive this award tonight from the very industry that we serve is a great honour and a clear indication to us that the magazine is achieving what we set out to do. I am very proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone involved in producing Casino Review and would like to thank our advertisers and subscribers for making this possible.“
The Gaming Award’s event organiser Lisa Barrett praised Casino Review’s contribution saying: „The Journal/Magazine category rewarded the publication that has pushed the boundaries in above-the-line reporting, special feature highlighting and innovation to involve the reader more effectively into the publication.
„Casino Review truly stood out in all of these areas making them the 2008 winner,“ she continued. „We would like to congratulate them for their wonderful achievements and wish them every success in the future.“
Casino Review is sent every month to a record-breaking 15,000 strong print and email databank based in over 140 jurisdictions.
Other publications on the shortlist included Global Gaming Business, Casino Life, Gamingfloor.com, Casino World and InterGaming.