IGT was at one time the largest game manufacturer and still remains a major presence in the online gambling industry

International Games Technology (IGT)

You may recognise the name WagerWorks, and the acquisition and merger with IGT of this major provider which was completed in 2011 is a big reason for the company's continued success. International Games Technology is a Las Vegas based gaming company, although due to licensing restrictions its games are not available to play for US residents at the moment.

IGT software features

While you can expect to see plenty of standard 5x3 reel layouts from this software provider, this is one company that is not afraid to experiment with the traditional formation. Games like Fire Horse and Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin showcase the 3-4-5-4-3 layout across five reels, while other titles like Red Flag Fleet also play around with the tradition layout.

Many games appear first in land-based machines which is why a lot of their titles will be familiar to those among you who like to visit brick and mortar casinos from time to time. Expect to see lots of branded titles from the IGT stables as they have produced a number of games featuring famous faces, movies and TV shows. Stacked Wilds and multiple ways to wins are also features which recur in a number of IGT creations.

Take a look at some of the most popular "milestones" created by International Games Technology:

  • Cleopatra is one of the more traditional slots from the IGT range, but has proved to be one of the most popular of all time.
  • Cleopatra II has carried on where the original left off. Both came from land based machines, and although the graphics can look a little dated when compared to modern slots, this remains a firm favourite with players all over the world.
  • Ghostbusters is based on the iconic movie from the '80s, and it captures some of the atmosphere and fun of the film with an incredible 6 extra features.
  • Siberian Storm was a smash hit in land-based casinos when it was released in 2010, and this tiger themed slot has proved similarly successful with online players.

An example of a popular culture tie-in game is the House of Cards video slot, which uses images from the popular TV show starring Kevin Spacey and makes for an entertaining experience even for those not familiar with the show.

Major IGT casinos

As you may expect from such a major developer, it is not too difficult to find its titles across many betting websites, with bet365, 888 Casino, Paddy Power and William Hill among the big boys of the eGaming world which feature IGT titles on their sites. LeoVegas has been a multiple award winner in recent years at online casino industry events, and the fact that they showcase a number of IGT games is an indication of the quality of this brand.

BetFred is a very familiar brand in the UK and another online venue where you can expect to see some of the best releases from IGT. Other online betting services include the following: LadyLucks, Gowin, Kitty Bingo, Vera & John, Mr Green and Virgin Games, along with many, many more.

IGT video presentation

Click to start video playback (double tap on mobile)

Conclusion

IGT has been one of the major providers of land based and online releases for a number of years now. Transferring classic games with a proven track record in land-based to the online-format has proved to be a winning formula for this brand, and harnessing the talent at WagerWorks has only added to the global success of this US based company.

Last update: 30-09-2019