IGT also known as International Game Technology is a brain child of S. Redd and was established in 1975 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Even before, this company operated as a small private company which dealt with casino products. The company came into limelight in 1981 when it went public. In 1984 it acquired Electronic Data Technologies and started dealing with gambling and casinos.
IGT was one of the pioneers of distributing Frequent Player award programs and developing computerized player data tracking. The main focus of this company in the 80s was to develop new gaming concepts. With the production of S-Slot, IGT entered into the slots market. Thereafter it introduced many more products such as Player’s Edge video poker machines and Megabucks slot machines.
In 1989 the International Game Technology introduced theme based slots to the gambling market. Double Diamonds along with Red, White & Blue took the market by storm. After two years, this company got listed on New York Stock Exchange and established European sister concern “IGT Europe” in order to reach the markets of Europe.
IGT took advantage of the riverboat gaming legalization and supplied thousands of gaming machines to the casinos. In 1994, IGT established its overseas offices at South African and Argentina. In the same year this company overtook Barcrest, a UK based gaming company and then Sodak Gaming. In 2003, IGT commenced its operations in Canada and started operating in Macau along with the Russian and Mexican gaming markets.
Today, this company is one of the top ranking gaming product developers and deals in research, design, development and production of all types of gaming products ranging from online slot machines to land based casino gaming products. IGT being a top online gaming software developer has clients all over the world and provides innovative gaming solutions for legalized and regulated gaming markets.
IGT Gaming Software
One of the IGT’s subsidiaries “IGT Interactive” provides solutions for the online gaming and casino management. IGT Interactive apart from providing online gaming products also provides gaming software which can be used to access online games in an instant play mode without any need of downloading the gaming software. This company also provides its clients with a choice of selecting certain games which can be integrated to their existing platform.
The IGT gaming software provides both the free and real money gaming options for the players with their own preferences and needs. This software comes with a setting that can be used to alter the graphics of the games as per the speed of internet. This means if you have an older version of windows or Mac then you can make an adjustment for lower graphics so that the speed of the game does not get compromised.
All the online gaming products provided by this company come with state of the art graphics and high definition sound quality. Currently IGT software has more than 75 games incorporated in it. Being a supplier of land based slot games; it still deals in online slot games. IGT slots include some of the most popular branded slots which are Monopoly, Dungeons and Dragons and Cluedo. IGT also offers various casino games such as blackjack, roulette, poker and baccarat to its players. The IGT Interactive gaming software is licensed by Alderney Gambling Commission.
Most Popular Games by IGT
IGT is one of the pioneer dealing with social gaming. Double Down Casino which is a subsidiary of this company has over five millions active players. These players use this platform to play best online games produced by International Game Technology. This virtual casino gets more than five million foot falls each month. Double Down Casino provides different types of casino games ranging from classic casino games to online slots.
IGT has always been on the forefront for keeping up with the technological advances. In order to cover the gaming market associated with mobile and other smart devices, IGT developed a variety of slot, table and other casinos games for their clients. The most popular slots developed for mobiles are:
- Da Vinci Diamonds
- Elvis – A Little More Action
- Treasure of Toys
- Being the largest supplier of online slot games, IGT has produced some of the most popular online slot brands which are
- Star Trek
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- The Hangover
- The Dark Knight
- Sex and the City
- Indiana Jones
- X – Factor
- Judge Judy
Progressive Jackpots by IGT
All the casinos which use IGT gaming software may contribute to the progressive Jackpot game called MegaJackpots. There are many different MegaJackpot versions of other slot games which include the following
- Siberian Storm
- Wolf Run
- Isle of Plenty
Any player can win the jackpot by landing five MegaJackpot symbols on the middle pay line in any of the above mentioned games while opting for the maximum bet. Currently MegaJackpot has joint value of £644,300 with an average win of £829,819 and biggest win of £2,148,947. As per the change in their older policy now IGT pays the full value of the jackpot in just one instalment.