International Game Technology or IGT as most people know them, is a giant in the slot machine industry. Their video slots make up about half of all those available in casinos in the US and they have also exported slot machines into many countries worldwide. If you ask any slots player why it is that IGT are so popular, the answer you get most often is ‘the games’. The company has a huge portfolio of superb slot games that include licensing with board games, tv shows, movies and entertainers.
As well as the branded slots such as Monopoly, Cluedo, Elvis slot and Star Trek, several of the IGT slots have become brands in their own rights. Games like the Egyptian-themed Cleopatra and the cat lovers favorite Kitty Glitter are as popular as the household names.
IGT games can also be found online following the acquisition of the software provider WagerWorks in 2005. The deal gave IGT an opportunity to showcase their popular slots to an online audience, many of whom had never tried them before. It also allowed them to provide other casino games to accompany their slots, such as roulette and blackjack. It has always been about the slots with IGT and their games have found there way into several online gaming websites because they are so popular. Unfortunately for players from the US, IGT games on the internet are prohibited due to federal legislation.
IGT continue to evolve and have added mobile casino games for their clients. They have also bought a Facebook casino, with the purchase of Double Down in 2012. This may not have been the best move the company could have made, but it does demonstrate a willingness by IGT to move with the times. This has kept them at the forefront of the slot games industry, both online and offline.