International Game Technology (IGT) produces casino games for offline and online play, including mobile play. Online, they also offer poker through their subsidiary Entraction. IGT is the parent company of several well-known software developers, such as WagerWorks, Entraction and DoubleDown. IGT is the largest offline slot machine manufacturer in the world and roughly half of the slot machines in United States offline casinos come from IGT.
IGT can trace its history back to Sircoma, a company founded in 1975 by Silas “Si” Redd. (Sircoma = Si Redd’s Coin Machines). Sircoma was a truly ground braking game developer and did for instance launch the very first video poker machine (Draw Poker) and the very first area wide progressive jackpot game (Nevada Megabucks). Later, IGT became the name behind famous inventions such as the S-Slot and the Player’s Edge video poker machine.
In 1984, IGT acquired Electronic Data Technologies, making the company one of the first to utilize the computerized player tracking that forms the basis of frequent player reward programs. In 2003, IGT acquired Acres Gaming, adding Acres advanced bonus and systems technology to IGT’s portfolio. Today, IGT is offering casino operators highly advanced and popular bonus and reward programs, as well as a lot of other services in addition to the large game portfolio.
Online casino software developer WagerWorks became a part of IGT in 2005, followed by the poker network Entraction in 2011 and the Facebook-focused developer DoubleDown in 2012. DoubleDown is a casino available on Facebook, with roughly 20 slots and table games and about 5,4 million monthly players.
IGT is headquartered in Las Vegas and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. All the games offered online through WagerWorks (including mobile games) have been tested and certified by Technical Systems Testing (TST) and Certified Fair Gaming (CFG).
WagerWorks (Alderney) 2 Limited is licensed and regulated by The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).
Software from IGT is used by leading casino operators such as Unibet, William Hill, BetVictor, 888, Bet365, Betfair, Virgin, Bwin.Party, BetFred, Mr Green, Paddy Power, and PKR.
Basic facts about IGT
Owner: International Game Technology (IGT)
Certified by: Technical Systems Testing (TST), Certified Fair Gaming (CFG)
Gambling license: Alderney (WagerWorks), Nevada (IGT)
Downloadable casino: No
Browser casino: Yes
Live casino: No
Mobile casino: Yes
Games & Software
Although IGT is one of the leading providers of casino games offline, this review will focus only on their online games and software.
IGT entered the online market with full-force in 2005 through the purchase of WagerWorks, an already established platform and game provider for gambling sites. Today, IGT have over 100 casino games available, including slots, table games, video poker, keno games, and games with progressive jackpots. Casino operators can get anything from just games to a complete turnkey solution from IGT.
IGT / WagerWorks has partnered up with many famous brands to create slots such as Battleship: Search and Destroy, Cluedo, Jeopardy!, Dungeons & Dragons Crystal Caverns, Dungeons & Dragons: Fortress of Fortunes, Wheel of Fortune Hollywood Edition, Wheel of Fortune Triple Action Frenzy, Elvis: A Little More Action, Elvis: Top 20, Star Trek Slot, and Transformers: Ultimate Payback. There is also the famous Monopoly-series with titles such as Monopoly Plus, Monopoly Multiplier, Monopoly On a Roll, Monopoly Here and Now, Monopoly with Pass Go Bonus, and Monopoly You’re in the Money.
IGT list the statistical return to player percentage for each individual game in their portfolio, making it easy for players to seek out high-paying titles. Most of the games are the in mid-90′s to high 90′s, but the volatility differs a lot. If you are okay with highly volatile games, you can give games such as Fire Opals and Siberian Storm a shot.
Downloaded casino or browser play?
IGT offers browser play only, there is not downloadable casino client. You need the Adobe Flash plug-in for the games to work. (You can download it for free from Adobe.)
IGT does not have a live casino.
IGT’s mobile game portfolio includes slots, table games, video poker, lottery games, SMS games, and more. Casino operators and opt to get their mobile platform from IGT, as well as letting IGT handle mobile marketing. IGT’s mobile platform is compatible with all major mobile technologies, including Android and iPhone/iPad.
IGT has a long history in this field and has been offering mobile gambling since before there were smart phones. IGT’s mobile games used to be produced by their subsidiary Million-2-1, but in 2010, WagerWorks and Million-2-1 joined forces to form the unified Interactive Division and together provide both mobile games and games that you play in your computer.
Today, IGT’s mobile gaming development focused on HTML5 to ensure that the games can be played across a wide range of devices.
Examples of IGT games that are available for mobile play are Roulette, 20+ Blackjack, Jacks or Better Video Poker, Monopoly Multiplier, Chain Reactors, and Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold.
IGT’s progressive MegaJackpots have been a huge success ever since they were introduced online and are often seen towering at the top when casino sites list their biggest available jackpots. The MegaJackpots series contains three games: MegaJackpots Cleopatra, MegaJackpots Cluedo and MegaJackpots Monopoly with Pass Go Bonus. These games are very different from each other, but they are all linked to the same progressive jackpot that seeds at $1,5 million. At the time of writing, it is quickly approaching $5,3 million.
If you win a MegaJackpot, you will be paid in 20 equal annual installments with the first installment payed out right away. If you elect to get a lump sum instead, the sum will be reduced (it will be based on the present value of the 20 installments).
List of IGT games with progressive jackpots:
MegaJackpots Monopoly with Pass Go Bonus
Examples of slots from IGT
Monopoly Here and Now
Monopoly You’re in the Money
MegaJackpots Monopoly with Pass Go Bonus
Battleship: Search and Destroy
The 100,000 Pyramid
The 50,000 Pyramid
Capt. Quid’s Treasure Quest
Captain Jackpot’s Cash Ahoy
Da Vinci Diamonds
Dungeons & Dragons Crystal Caverns
Dungeons & Dragons: Fortress of Fortunes
Elvis A Little More Action
Star Trek Slot
Super Hoot Loot
TRANSFORMERS: Ultimate Payback
Treasures of Troy 1,024 MultiWay Xtra
Triple Fortune Dragon MultiWay
Wheel of Fortune Hollywood Edition
Wheel of Fortune Triple Action Frenzy
White Orchid MultiWay
Wild Wolf 4×5
Fire Opals MultiWay Xtra
Pixies of the Forest
Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play
Five Times Pay
Three Reel Hold-Up
Examples of table games from IGT
Blackjack (European) – Players Suite
Blackjack with Hot Streak Bonus – Players Suite
Multi-Hand Blackjack with Bonus Bet
Multi-Hand Blackjack – Player’s Suite
Power Blackjack – Player’s Suite
Top Hat 21 Blackjack
Vegas BlackJack with 20X Bonus
Roulette (French with Neighbours)
3 Wheel Roulette
Double Bonus Spin Roulette – Player’s Suite
Roulette with Hot Streak Bonus – Player’s Suite
Roulette with Section Bets – Player’s Suite
Roulette! – Player’s Suite
Player’s Suite Triple Bonus Spin Roulette
Caribbean Stud Poker
Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker
Three Card 2nd Chance
Wan Doy Pairs Poker
Examples of video poker games from IGT
Lucky Draw Jacks or Better Poker
Lucky Draw Joker Poker
Phantom Belle Bonus Poker
Ten Play Bonus Poker
Lucky Draw Bonus Poker
Phantom Belle Jacks or Better Poker
Ten Play Joker Poker Joker Poker
Phantom Belle Joker Poker
Ten Play Poker
Examples of other games from IGT
Krazy Keno Superball
5 of 6 Hi-Lo Line-Up
Banana-Rama Match Three
Goal! Three 2 Win
King Arthur’s Hi-Lo
Mel’s Down the Hatch Hi-Lo
Mel’s Hi-Lo Golf
Mel’s Underground Hi-Lo
Miss Hi-Lo Club
Monopoly On a Roll
Examples of mobile casino games from IGT
Jacks or Better Video Poker
Pots of Gold