June 18, 2019
Contact: Keli Elkins
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Program honoring next generation leaders continues to gain momentum and industry support  
LAS VEGAS - The Innovation Group, organizers of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming program, and Global Gaming Business magazine (GGB) have announced the opening of their annual nomination process for the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40, a program that recognizes young professionals making significant impacts in the casino gaming industry.
The nomination process is an open call to the industry, allowing stakeholders to nominate colleagues or themselves. Nominations are reviewed by an industry advisory board whose guidance informs the selection of the top forty candidates. Individuals named to the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 are profiled in GGB and honored at an annual reception during Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
"Our objective with Emerging Leaders of Gaming has always been to create opportunities for young executives in our highly competitive industry," said The Innovation Group President Michael Soll, "Thanks to GGB and growing industry support, this program has evolved into a truly meaningful platform for our audience."
This year's Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 is sponsored by a record number of organizations, including the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM),  Gaming Laboratories International ( GLI) , the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), and Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.
The selection process has become increasingly competitive with nominations growing by 50 percent last year. "It's incredible," said Roger Gros, publisher of GGB. "The talent. The diversity. We're able to highlight a truly impressive group of young people shaping gaming's future."
Nominations can be submitted at the Global Gaming Business website, , through August 16. The Emerging Leaders of Gaming Cocktail Event during G2E will be held on Wednesday, October 16 at SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas.
About ELG: Emerging Leaders of Gaming has established itself as the go-to network for young professionals assuming the next generation of leadership in gaming, entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, tourism and leisure. It supports the growth and development of these rising stars on their path to success and future senior-level and C-suite positions.  
About GGB: Global Gaming Business magazine, a division of Casino Connection International, is the leading monthly gaming trade publication focusing on the international casino industry. Distributed to 14,000 of the industry's most important executives around the world, as well as public officials, regulators, attorneys and Native American governments,  GGB magazine  is the casino industry's complete source for business information.
About TIG: The Innovation Group 
has long been recognized as the world's most respected and sought-after research and advisory firm, specializing in the gaming, entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries. To date, our research and analyses have driven over $100 billion in investment decisions across more than 80 countries and six continents. The Innovation Group's accuracy and reliability is unparalleled, with our forecasts historically tracking within 5% of actual revenues across the most complex of gaming jurisdictions throughout the globe. 
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