Global Gaming Women Raises $30,000 for Women's Education in the Gaming IndustryPublished October 31, 2013 by OCR Editor
Women who work in the international gaming industry will benefit from the $30,000 raised by Global Gaming Women in their latest fundraiser, which will go towards further education scholarships.
Global Gaming Women (GGW) raised over $30,000 during its annual fundraising event, Kick Up Your Heels, co-hosted by UNLV's International Gaming Institute (IGI). The money will benefit women who work in the global gaming industry by offering scholarship for further education.
Both individuals and companies contributed to the large amount of funds raised. The largest donations came from Dotty's Casino ($10,000) and Bally Technologies ($5000). Other companies made donations of goods and services, such as American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP), which provided food, drink and host location McCall's Heartland Grill at The Stratosphere.
Virginia McDowell, president and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. as well as GGW co-chair commented, "We're extremely proud of all that we accomplished with the GGW Education Fund this year, and a successful event like this is rewarding because it enables more success in the future."
Over the course of this year, Global Gaming Women granted 17 women Continuing Education Scholarships, which cover the cost of tuition for both actual and online seminars and classes offered exclusively through UNLV. Seminars and classes cover resort and casino related topics that are extremely practical. The women who won the scholarship come from eight different states and occupy a wide range of positions in the global gaming industry.
Global Gaming Women was founded by the American Gaming Association (AGA) in 2011, the goal being to encourage and support female leadership in the international gaming industry.