IGT was founded way back in 1975 by William Si Red. Back then it was known as A-1 Supply. IGT name was adopted little later, in 1981. Their video poker machines became extremely popular and that gave them access to the competitive gaming industry. It gave them the confidence to issue an IPO in the same year. They got listed on NASDAQ. It has many firsts to its credit. Electronic data technology to track players was first done by IGT. The concept of the loyalty program was also first introduced by them. Back then they called it ‘Frequent player rewards program’.

IGT Software Provider Logo

In 1991 it was listed on NYSE. They invented S-Slot, microprocessor-based spinning module. They also brought in Player’s Edge Video Poker.  The world’s very first wide-area progressive slot was also their invention. It is known as Nevada Megabucks.

‘Win With Us’ is IGT’s tagline. They have become a global player in all types of gambling games and equipment. They have all kinds of gaming machines, lottery systems and social gaming software. They offer end-to-end gaming solution to both, land-based and online casinos. They own state of art gaming platforms. The company’s popularity and reputation have helped them to get listed in the prestigious New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). They offer gambling solutions to retail, mobile and web platforms around the world.

They have grown by leaps and bounds ever since their inception. Some of this growth comes from acquisitions. The two most notable ones include Barcrest Gaming & Sodak Gaming.

Jurisdictions of IGT

They were headquartered in Atlanta. They recently moved their base to Costa Rica. The U.S is their main market. Their operators continue to accept U.S customers. They have an entity called IGT Europe to cater to that part of the world. They have service offices in Africa & Argentina as well. With their presence and licenses in all these jurisdictions, they have become one of the largest game providers in the world.

Progressive Jackpots

There are many jackpot games but some of them stand out.

Megabucks is one of the popular game where you can stand a chance to win a whopping £15 million. It is the average win on this game. If you are lucky you can hit 2013 all-time high,£39 million. It is by far the biggest jackpot in the world, very popular in Vegas and Macau casinos. It is the first slot that worked on linked machines for a big pool of jackpot money. While it is only a 3 reel game with 1 pay lines. You can bet 3 coins per spin and each coin can cost you £1. That’s it. Keep spinning till you get the Megabucks icons across the pay lines. You win! There is also a 5 reel variation which has multiple jackpot types. You can win mini-bucks, max-bucks, minor-bucks and even major-bucks.

Another big one is the Wheel of Fortune. Just as the name suggests, it works on the fortune wheel concept. As a player you wait for scatters to appear in 3 or more combinations. They convert into fortune wheels which move around to give more winning combinations. You can get as many as 700 such combinations and the big win you can expect is 50000 credits.

Payment Options

Like most other popular game providers, they allow their players to use several payment methods such as VISA, MasterCard and Maestro. Various e-Wallet portals such as Paypal, Skrill and Neteller are allowed to be used too. All their operators offer secure highly secure transaction choices.

Summary

They are one of the oldest developers around. From 1975 to date, they have invented many technologies and games based on them. They have grown strength to strength by creating new categories for gambling lovers. They have become a developer of choice for many operators around the world. Their presence in many jurisdictions makes them a popular global brand.

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