IGT Wins Slot Manufacturer of the Year at IGA Awards 2014
The International Gaming Awards (IGA) is held every year in London in conjunction with the ICE totally gaming event. The IGA awards celebrate the achievements of the biggest and the brightest in the gaming industry. In 2014, it came as no surprise to the gaming community when it was announced that IGT wins slot manufacturer of the year at IGA awards. International Gaming Technology (IGT) is a company that is well known in the gaming industry. They are regarded as the biggest manufacturer and supplier of land-based slot games in the world and a pioneer in the online casino community. In addition to picking up an award, IGT also had a large presence at the IGA awards, showcasing their latest online slot game based on the hugely popular Avatar Movie.
IGT’s Path to Greatness
IGT is a company that has been around for many years. Although the company was originally started in the 1970’s it wasn’t until the mid 1980’s that they started making a name for themselves as a leading supplier of high quality slot games. They went on to create some of the biggest land-based slot games in the history of casino gaming. The fact that IGT won slot manufacturer of the year at the IGA awards is a testament to how the company has progressed over the years. It wasn’t until 2004 that IGT seized the opportunity to enter the online casino market. With the acquisition of WagerWorks software platform, IGT was finally able to bring their comprehensive list of land-based slot games into the online casino market.
What IGT has to Say
Since their entry into the online casino market, IGT have become a true powerhouse in the online casino industry. Their unique and entertaining slot games have become a firm favourite with many online slot fans. After winning slot manufacturer of the year at the 2014 IGA awards, IGT’s CEO commented on the win saying “On behalf of everyone at IGT who has worked so hard on our creation and distribution of best in class slot machines and game content, we are thrilled to win Slot Manufacturer of the Year at the International Gaming Awards. As IGT leads and transforms the gaming entertainment industry, we’re executing on our strategy to provide operators with the most compelling, cross platform content to help them to expand the scope of their relationship with players.”
The Future for IGT
Following IGT’s win for slot manufacturer of the year at the IGA awards, the company has much to be proud of. In 2012, IGA were one of the first gaming companies to enter into the social gaming market with the acquisition of DoubleDown casino. The unique Facebook linked virtual casino heralds a new era in gaming. While simultaneously boosting their social presence, DoubleDown casino has managed to increase IGT’s revenues and expand their target audience. While they remain focused on creating the best slot games both online and offline, IGT have also taken the opportunity to expand into the mobile slot market releasing some of the biggest slot titles on mobile platforms across the world.