Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology has announced two major contracts, representing sales of slots to cover 40 percent of the floor at Florida’s Dania Casino and Jai-Alai and 50 percent of the floor at the new SLS casino, under construction at the former site of the Sahara in Las Vegas.
Dania Casino and Jai-Alai is undergoing a complete renovation, with the new casino now featuring 549 slot machines. The IGT titles in the property’s casino represent a variety of game themes, from MegaJackpots wide-area progressives to core and video poker.
“We’re thrilled to feature so many compelling IGT games in such a highly anticipated casino,” said Eric Tom, IGT’s executive vice president of global sales. “We’re committed to helping the ‘home of the world’s fastest game’ expand its connection with players and streamline operations with IGT Advantage. Our state-of-the-art systems solution is absolutely ideal for player engagement and dynamic game configuration in such an exciting entertainment destination.”
The new SLS Las Vegas, slated to open Labor Day Weekend, will feature 400 IGT games on its casino floor. A wide range of IGT titles featured in the property’s casino will come from all segments of IGT’s product library.
“It’s a huge win for IGT to provide our best-in-class content and drive player excitement at SLS Las Vegas,” said Tom. “As IGT continues to lead and transform gaming entertainment, we’re thrilled to capture 50 percent floor share to help propel the success of such a highly anticipated new casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.”
In other IGT news, the company announced that Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon, has chosen IGT Systems enterprise gaming solutions to enhance its connection with players. As part of the partnership, Seven Feathers will connect IGT’s Floor Manager solution to 40 slots.
IGT also announced that it has reached an exclusive agreement extending its relationship with longtime partner Action Gaming, the owner of VideoPoker.com.
IGT and Action jointly develop multi-hand video poker games. The new agreement extends the agreement under which games are developed for both land-based and online play. As part of the agreement, IGT has purchased patents from Action Gaming, which are currently utilized in industry—IGT games such as All-Star Poker, Ultimate X Poker and Hyper Bonus Poker. These patents are also being utilized in the creation of new video poker themes.
“We are confident that the sale of these patents to IGT will ensure its leadership of the video poker market for the foreseeable future,” said Ernie Moody, owner of Action Gaming. “We are very proud of the popular and high revenue-producing games we’ve created for the industry and especially of the successful partnership we’ve enjoyed with IGT.”