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IGT to Install Kickapoo System; Restructure DigiDeal Alliance

IGT to Install Kickapoo System; Restructure DigiDeal Alliance

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology has signed an agreement to install its IGT Advantage casino management system, along with 300 IGT Class II electronic bingo games, at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass, Texas. According to IGT, the casino is replacing a competitor’s system with the Advantage setup.

“The IGT Advantage solution is going to help us boost player loyalty and maximize our revenue stream, and we are thrilled to bring IGT’s lineup of successful games to Texas,” said Robin Miller, the casino’s general manager. “We chose to partner with IGT because of their forward-thinking systems and game technologies. IGT’s solutions afford us more flexibility for growth while offering our customers top-notch gaming experiences.”

Among the modules that are part of the IGT Advantage system at Lucky Eagle are Patron Management for advanced player marketing; Xtra Credit and PointPlay Bonusing to offer players free non-cashable credits at the game; Carded Lucky Time Bonusing, a time-based mystery jackpot; Visual Slot Performance, for real-time slot performance maps; and EZ Pay ticketing. Additionally, the casino’s 1,800 machines will be retrofitted with sb NexGen displays for enhanced player communication.

“Our new partnership with Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino is a win-win for everyone,” said Eric Tom, IGT executive vice president of sales and marketing. “As casinos continue to face tough spending choices, IGT solutions offer casinos the most for their money and the best opportunities to differentiate their properties from their competitors.             

“Differentiators such as award-winning bonusing and systems that position operators for future growth give casinos that competitive edge they crave and need in today’s economy.”

Meanwhile, IGT and electronic table-game manufacturer DigiDeal announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will restructure the three-year alliance between the two companies.

Under the original arrangement, IGT had acquired a majority equity interest in DigiDeal, and has been manufacturing and distributing the latter company’s electronic table games exclusively. Last  month’s memorandum will lead to a restructuring of the manufacturing and distribution agreement that will remove IGT’s equity interest in DigiDeal.

The terms of the MOU enable DigiDeal to sell its products directly to customers by modifying the existing manufacturing and distribution agreement between the companies. The restructuring is subject to the completion of a definitive agreement and certain regulatory notifications. IGT and DigiDeal will work closely together in the months ahead to ensure a seamless transition for their customers.

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