International Game Technology (IGT) has been a leading US-based producer of land-based casino games and systems, and in the last decade has also evolved into a respected developer of games for online casinos, many of them based on its most popular and successful land casino titles.
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IGT in a Nutshell
Founded in 1981 in Las Vegas, IGT has supplied tens of thousands of games and gaming systems to many of the world's top land casinos, and continues to do so today. But recognizing how fast the online gambling industry was evolving, over 10 years ago the firm started diversifying into online casino, poker, bingo and sports betting.
In this regard, IGT took a giant step forward in 2005 by acquiring highly respected and successful San Francisco-based online gambling software vendor WagerWorks. With a reputation for developing a wide range of quality online casino games, WagerWorks was the ideal platform to boost IGT's fledgling online gaming business.
And IGT's online gambling-related acquisitions did not end there, as in 2008 it also bought cutting-edge UK-based mobile gaming firm Million-2-1, recognizing how popular mobile gaming would become in the future. After consolidating its online gambling concerns in 2010, today IGT Interactive is IGT's renowned online gaming arm.
If you've played at any top land casinos you'll no doubt be familiar with IGT's games, particularly when it comes to its over 80 interactive slots. Some of the most popular slot games at IGT casinos include Coyote Moon, Da Vinci Diamonds, Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond, Cleopatra, Cleopatra II and Monopoly.
IGT's slots - like all of its games - are available in 19 languages as well as a multitude of currencies. In terms of other games, IGT-powered casinos carry as many as 80 premium table games including Roulette, 3 Wheel Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Multi-Hand Blackjack and many more.
With IGT's land-based casino games an indication of the company's level of quality, it wasn't long before many gambling firms approached the firm to supply them with a suite of online casinos games and other turnkey services. In fact, many of IGT's clients are sportsbooks that have chosen to also offer online casino games.
It's true to say that IGT casinos are on the rise, as an increasing number of traditionally betting-focused sites have chosen to become online gambling 'one-stop-shops'. There are also many IGT-powered casinos that only offer casino facilities such as Kerching Casino, Virgin Casino and the Spanish-facing site Bote Magico.
A big drawcard for online gamblers to IGT-powered online casinos is the fact that they can play many of the same games they enjoy playing in land casinos. In fact, for many players the chance to play their favorite land-based casino games online or on their mobile devices is what tempted them to gamble online.
The great thing about IGT online casino games is that you can bet that if a game does well in a land casino, then sooner or later it will also be made available online. Unfortunately, until online gambling is legalized and regulated in the United States, US residents are not permitted to play at IGT-powered online casinos.