Merkur Gaming’s David Orrick honoured by AGEM

Merkur Gaming's David Orrick.
Merkur Gaming's David Orrick.

David Orrick was recognised by AGEM for his Excellence in Commercial Gaming Professionalism.

During the second day of the Global Gaming Exhibition’s virtual experience in Las Vegas, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) presented its annual awards, now in their fifth year, given in memory of the late Jens Halle and Peter Mead. Based on an original concept brought to AGEM by David Orrick these awards recognize Excellence in Commercial Gaming Professionalism through the Jens Halle Memorial Award and Excellence in Gaming Media and Communications with the Peter Mead Memorial Award.

In accepting the award, via video link from his home in England, David Orrick noted: “Both Jens and Peter were dear friends and both supported me enormously in a time of personal tragedy after the sudden and tragic death of my beloved partner, Ruth, in 2015. Within just a few weeks both Jens and Peter also passed away and, thanks to AGEM, these awards keep the memory of these two gaming legends alive in our memories. I would also like to congratulate the family and friends of the winner of this year’s Jens Halle Award, the late Robert ‘Bob’ McMonigle, who was a driving force in the establishment of AGEM in 2000 and served as the organization’s first President until 2005.”

AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater commented: “The relationship between David Orrick and Jens Halle is well known in our industry but David stands alone this year in deserving this award honouring the memory of Peter Mead.”

Merkur Gaming’s chief executive, Athanasios ‘Sakis’ Isaakidis, said: “David Orrick’s vast experience and his worldwide contacts have been, and are, a great asset for Merkur Gaming and we warmly congratulate him on this well deserved award. We share with him our fond memories of two gaming industry luminaries who will never be forgotten; particularly in the unprecedented times that gaming around the world is experiencing and as we look forward to better times and to Restart with Merkur.”

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