The Gaming Hall of Fame Is Just Around the Corner

Published September 6, 2014 by Vlad G

The Gaming Hall of Fame Is Just Around the Corner

The prestigious Gaming Hall of Fame will take place on September 29 and will induct four new members.

Every year, the American Gaming Association (AGA) organizes the Gaming Hall of Fame ceremony with the goal of honoring the people who stood out over the last twelve months and made the industry a better place for players, operators and associated companies. Being inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame is regarded as the highest honor one can achieve in the gaming-entertainment industry and roughly 80 people can be found on the list.

Decades of Tradition

The Gaming Hall of Fame was first started in 1989 and it quickly rose in popularity due to the quick growing pace of the industry and the many people to thank for the innovation every year. Now, it is the Oscars of the gaming industry and the 26th edition of the Gaming Hall of Fame will begin at the end of the month, on September 29, at 6:30pm. It will be one of the highlights of the premiere gaming conference held by AGA in the same period and the Hyde Bellagio nightclub in Las Vegas will welcome people from the field and guests.

Tickets can be purchased online for those looking to be part of the action, at $500 per ticket for individual use and with several group sponsorship packages available, up to $12,000. Part of the earnings from the event will go to the National Center for Responsible Gaming in order to help fight against gambling addiction and other disorders through outreach programs, gaming education, scientific research and more.

New Members Receive the Honor

Four inductees will take the spotlight during the event and these are Bob Faiss, an expert in gaming law, Jan Jones Blackhurst from Caesars Entertainment, Patricia Becker who is part of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and also the first female member of the Gaming Hall of Fame, and Ernest L. Stevens Jr., the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association.

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