IGT Donates to NIGA Building Fund, Signs Tribal Deal

Executives of gaming supplier International Game Technology Plc. presented a check for ,000 to the National Indian Gaming Association Building Fund in a ceremony at last month’s Indian Gaming trade show in Phoenix.

Knute Knudson, IGT vice president of tribal relations and business development, and Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America gaming and interactive, presented the check to NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr. Also present at the event was Nick Khin, IGT’s senor vice president of sales for North America gaming and interactive.

The IGT donation is directed toward a NIGA Building Fund established to remodel the NIGA lobbying and conference center on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The completed building will accommodate lobbying functions, conferences, visiting tribal leaders and fundraising activities.

The facility is strategically located within walking distance from all congressional office buildings. It will be officially dedicated in June.

Meanwhile, IGT announced an agreement with the Little Creek Casino Resort in Washington to provide a complete casino management system.

The announcement follows a highly competitive bidding process, resulting in IGT securing a complete systems replacement agreement. Little Creek selected IGT Advantage Systems with Media Manager and floor-wide Service Window, enhanced by Xtra Credit, Point Play and Point Pursuit Intelligent Bonusing applications. The casino also will feature the Virtual Drawing Manager and Table Manager applications.

The comprehensive IGT systems installation is designed to enhance player experiences while optimizing efficiencies across more than 1,200 electronic gaming machines (EGMs) and 16 table games.