The very first Women in Gaming (WIG) Networking event hosted by Clever Duck Media took place in Kensington, London, on 24 September 2010

More than 100 delegates attended WIG conference. WIG speakers and panelist discussed the most controversial and latest topics in the industry, including the future of US online gambling.
The conference’s international credentials are underlined still further by a fascinating line-up of presentations by speakers and participants from international organization including 888, Rank, Vegas Affiliates, Income Access, Virgin Games, Foviance, Betfair, MelcoCrown Entertainment, PartyGaming, Rank Interactive, Storm International BV, Greentube, Casinos Austria International, Ritz Club Casino, GamCare, AtlantisCasino, Openbet, Unibet, Ladbrokes, Bingolore, CalvinAre, Betclick, RubyMoon Casino, Betstone, Bwin, Bskyb, GBGroup, LionBridge and more…
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The winners of the Women in Gaming Awards 2010 were announced at a glittering ceremony on Friday evening 24 September, which took place at Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London.
In total 120 people attended the black tie event, which had a Glamorous theme.

Guests were treated to a VIP reception party in the elegant banqueting hall, as top Jazz FM Virtual Jazz band played the latest sounds. As guests took to their beautifully decorated tables in the main hall, they were treated to a delicious three-course meal.
The event was presented by Channel 4 Car show presenter Penny Mallory, who is an inspiring lady herself, who climbed Everest in July, who is the first women to compete in a World rally car championship and she is active and passionate charity supporter.
The event’s chosen charity this year was Breakthrough Breast Cancer research, with proceeds from the raffle going towards the charity’s vital research work.

The inaugural International Woman in Gaming Awards has been created to highlight the exceptional women working in Land based and iGaming industry, role models that show it is an industry that offers exciting career opportunities for women on both a National and Global basis.
Corporate support shown by Mr Jim Ryan CEO of PartyGaming who attended event to support Party Ladies and celebrate Team of the Year win by Sara Jolly (Brand PartyGaming).
Mr Andrew Love of Ritz attended awards ceremony to support his glamorous ladies at the event.
Michael Boettcher flew in specially, a couple of hours prior the ceremony to offer support to the Storm nominee, International Business development Director Tatiana Platonova, whom we wish safe delivery of the baby and looking forward seeing photos soon.
Paul Benton of Rank celebrated win with Rank ladies and Tracie Collins who won Leader of the year award. Paul did look very proud and happy for his leading GM Tracie.
Hermann Pamminger of Casinos Austria International arrived to London to support CAI ladies, who enjoyed evening very much and found conference being interesting, education and inspirational.
Nicky Senyard who won innovator of the year told us that she still would like to beat more men and will be fighting for more Awards in the near future.
Our Pride of the Year is Darlyne Sullivan of Atlantis Casino USA. Who dedicated over 33 years to the industry. Darlyne has succeeded in becoming one of the great leaders in our gaming industry, thriving in the birthplace of gambling through times when it was clearly sexist and difficult to succeed and advance as a woman.

Svetlana Thompson of Clever Duck Media organizer if the WIG event, says “The Women in Gaming Networking event was a complete success, this was the first time we’d organised the Women in Gaming event and it really worked. We’re completely thrilled to be part of such an exciting event, which reflects the industry. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it gave the WIG Awards the recognition which we believe they deserve. A big well done and thank you to everyone who entered, and if you missed out – don’t worry, there will always be next year!”

The winners of Women in Gaming Awards included:

Affiliate Manager of the Year: Daniela Attard – Betfair
Team of the Year: Sara Jolly (Brand) – PartyGaming
Innovator of the Year: Nicky Senyard – Income Access
Inspiration of the Year: Onika Russell – Ladbrokes
Leader of the Year: Tracey Collins – Grosvenor Casinos Ltd (Rank)
Star of the Future: Daniela Caserotto – Unibet
Hidden Talent of the Year: Stephanie Cheung – Melco Crown Entertainment ltd
Man Championing Women in Business: Michael Boettcher – Storm International BV
Industry Pride of the Year: Darlyne Sullivan – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa 

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The Women in Gaming Conference is supported by generous sponsors share its mission of empowering, inspiring and educating women. Our sponsors Betstone, TCSJohnHuxley,
Storm International BV,,EmpireCasinoRecruitment and Cybertech.

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