[ December 8, 2021 ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Details for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Details for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Event to be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, Dec 3, 2021 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the details of the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show. For the upcoming show, EKG has secured The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as the Platinum sponsor.  As the Platinum sponsor, The Cosmo will be hosting the event on February 24, 2022. Similar to prior year shows, there will be a cocktail hour prior to the main event, followed by the awards show dinner, and then capped off with an exclusive after party.

In addition, the EKG team is excited to announce that Brian Christopher has agreed to be the official host of the awards show.  Brian Christopher is the host of the gaming industry’s largest slot focused YouTube and Facebook channels. He travels the country weekly showcasing casinos and slot machines while hosting events for thousands of fans. He currently has over a million followers across social media.

Finally, EKG is proud to add the following new Board members to The EKG Slot Awards Show:

  • Gavin Isaacs – Gavin is currently on the Board of Directors of Galaxy Gaming Ltd and I.C. Intelligence LLC (Spotlight). He is also an advisor to Jackpocket, an online lottery app and to PureSoftware, a developer and talent source based in India. Gavin is also the Chairman of Altitude Acquisition Corporation (ALTU), a SPAC focused on Travel and Technology.  Gavin was previously a Board member of Draftkings Ltd, the Chairman of SBTech and before that was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scientific Games.  Prior to Scientific Games, he was CEO of SHFL Entertainment and the EVP and COO of Bally Technologies.
  • Debi Nutton – Debi is a gaming consultant and executive coach. Most recently Debi assisted with the openings of Encore Boston Harbor and Resorts World Las Vegas.  Prior to that, Debi served as EVP of Casino Operations for Wynn Las Vegas.  Before joining Wynn, Debi held the position of Senior Vice President of Casino Operations at MGM Resorts.  In addition to her many executive roles, Debi was also named Top Corporate Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Light the Night Walk in Southern Nevada in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  She is also a member of the G2E Advisory Board and serves as a mentor for Global Gaming Women.
  • Mike Gatten – Mike is the Corporate Senior Vice President of Slot Strategy for MGM Resorts International. Mike started his career at MGM Resorts International in 1996 at The Mirage as a Slot Club Representative and was quickly promoted to Assistant Slot Club Shift Supervisor.  Mike transferred to ARIA in January 2013 as the Vice President of Slot Operations & Marketing. He held this position until moving on to MGM Resorts International as the Corporate Vice President of Direct Marketing Strategy in April 2016. He led the department until his most recent promotion to Corporate Senior Vice President Slot Strategy.

Official nominees for all award categories will be announced in January 2022 along with inductees into The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Class of 2022.  Award winners will be announced at the show in February.  Additional information can be found at www.ekgslotawards.com .

Ticketing & Sponsorship Info

Please RSVP via e-mail to tnorton@ekgamingllc.com if you are interested in purchasing a ticket and/or table to this year’s event or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

EKG Slot Awards Agenda:

Thursday, February 24, 2022

6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – Dinner and Networking

8:00pm – 9:30pm – Awards Show

9:30pm – 10:30pm – After Party

Attire:  Black Tie Attire Suggested

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor


The EKG Slot Awards

 The EKG Slot Awards Show is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the casino gaming industry.

The EKG Slot Awards Categories

 The EKG Slot Award categories are determined by EKG principals and EKG Slot Awards Board of Advisors.  Individual award winners will be determined by utilizing a data-driven approach to include both proprietary game performance data as well as a survey of qualified slot managers for land-based categories.  For award categories where proprietary data is not available, the award winner will be solely determined by the survey responses.   For the Social Casino and iGaming segments, winners will be determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts combined with EKG proprietary data.

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701 or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com .

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