Ernst & Young LLP has named Greg Enell, CEO of Double Down Interactive, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award winner for the Pacific Northwest Region. Double Down is best known for its free-to-play casino games on Facebook. Ernst & Young says that the award recognizes "outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success" in a number of key areas including innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Enell was presented the award on June 15 during a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.
"I am grateful to Ernst & Young for providing this opportunity to celebrate entrepreneurship, and am especially thrilled to have won this prestigious award," said Greg Enell, CEO of Double Down Interactive. "This is a team award and I'm very thankful to the 100+ people at Double Down that helped make this happen. I welcome anyone with the same drive and passion to join our ascent, as we continue to experience rapid growth."
Enell co-founded Double Down Interactive in 2010 and launched Double Down Casino. In 2012, International Game Technology acquired the Seattle-based company.
As a Pacific Northwest Region award winner, Greg Enell is eligible for consideration in the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17.