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IGT Acquires LFG SaffariNet Technology

International Game Technology Plc. announced that it has acquired assets including several patents and other intellectual property from now-defunct Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. relating to LFG’s SaffariNet Patron Display Interface (PDI) picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology. IGT also agreed to dismiss its litigation with LFG, which was founded by former IGT executive Ali Saffari.

SaffariNet Patron Display Interface picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology works with gaming machines and systems to enhance casino operator communications and marketing capabilities to patrons. Thin Client Gaming (TCG) and SmartFloor technology plus a host of additional gaming apps are also included in the acquisition. Leap Forward founder and CEO Saffari will serve as a consultant to IGT to ensure a seamless integration of the solutions and applications related to the acquisition.