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Key Personnel

Marco Sala - CEO
Renato Ascoli - CEO Global Gaming
Fabio Cairoli - CEO Global Lottery

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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International Game Technology PLC Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2021-- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. 

- Revenue up 74% to over $1.0 billion, fueled by strong increases in all businesses, including 35% Global Lottery same-store sales growth

- Delivered operating income of $244 million, highlighting impressive Global Lottery operating leverage and excellent progress on structural cost savings


- Net income of $365 million comprised of $39 million loss from continuing operations and income from discontinued operations of $404 million, including gain on sale of assets


- Adjusted EBITDA increases 170% to $442 million, among the highest in Company history


- Generated $500 million in cash from continuing operations and a record-level $380 million of free cash flow during the first half of the year


- $1.0 billion net debt reduction in first half; net debt leverage improved from 6.4x to 4.3x, reaching target six months early


- Raising 2021 outlook; now expect to exceed 2019 levels for key financial metrics this year



IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"Impressive second quarter results highlight the vitality of our portfolio," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "Outstanding Lottery performance, the progressive recovery in land-based Gaming, and strong increase in Digital & Betting activities drove substantial revenue and profit growth, delivering Adjusted EBITDA that is among the highest recorded in a quarterly period. On the strength of the first half performance, we are raising our outlook for the year and now expect to exceed 2019 levels for key financial metrics this year."

"Record free cash flow from continuing operations and proceeds from recent asset sales fueled significant debt reduction in the first half," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "Our leverage profile improved substantially, reaching pre-pandemic levels well ahead of expectations, and improving our credit profile and overall financial condition."

Key Highlights:

Global Lottery delivers second-highest revenue and profit levels in segment history, driven by strong player demand


Achieved approximately two-thirds of $200M+ 2021 OPtiMa savings targets year-to-date


Global Gaming returns to profitability as progressive recovery continues; Digital & Betting revenue increases 41% in the quarter

Growing adoption of IGT's best-in-class cashless solutions, most recently with Agua Caliente Casinos and Washington's Lottery


Completed sale of Italy B2C gaming businesses; net proceeds used to partially fund full redemption, by make-whole call, of 4.750% Senior Secured Euro Notes due February 2023


Announced 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune® Slots; deployed Wheel of Fortune®-themed Historical Horse Racing games at Churchill Downs in Kentucky
Signed seven-year systems contract with Maryland Lottery connecting 11,500 Video Lottery Terminals and Electronic Table Games across six casinos
Expanded availability of PeakSlant49™ cabinet, with high-performing core video content, under purchase model


Recently won "Casino Supplier of the Year" award in 2021 Global Gaming Awards London

 

Financial highlights:

Consolidated revenue of $1.0 billion, up 74% from the prior year

Global Lottery revenue rises 58% to $725 million, driven by 35% growth in same-store sales


Global Gaming revenue totals $316 million, up 126% from the prior year and 19% sequentially on continued recovery trends

 


Operating income of $244 million compared to operating loss of $72 million in the prior year

High profit flow-through of Global Lottery same-store sales growth


Mix of high-margin Italy lottery sales


Disciplined cost management and benefits from OPtiMa structural cost-savings program

 


Net interest expense of $91 million compared to $96 million in the prior year, driven by lower average debt balances and interest rates

Provision for income taxes of $32 million compared to a benefit from income taxes of $3 million in the prior year, on significant increase in operating profitability

Net loss of $39 million versus net loss of $268 million in the prior-year period, primarily driven by significant increase in revenue

Adjusted EBITDA of $442 million compared to $164 million in the prior-year period; Global Lottery delivers near record segment-level Adjusted EBITDA

Net debt of $6.3 billion, down over $1.0 billion from $7.3 billion at December 31, 2020; Net debt leverage of 4.3x, down from 6.4x at December 31, 2020, driven by strong financial results, cash flow generation, and proceeds from sale of Italy gaming businesses


Cash and Liquidity Update

Total liquidity of $1.9 billion as of June 30, 2021; $639 million in unrestricted cash and $1.3 billion in additional borrowing capacity


$748 million in net cash proceeds from sale of Italy gaming businesses used to fund redemption of 4.750% Euro bonds due 2023


Executed amendment and extension of Term Loan Facility in July, increasing liquidity, extending debt maturities, and lowering interest costs

 

Outlook

Second half 2021 revenue and operating income from continuing operations of $2.0 billion and $300 million, respectfully, meaningfully higher than prior year


Global Lottery returns to more normal growth rates applied to higher levels of consumption; third quarter-to-date same-store sales up double digits versus 2019


Global Gaming progressive recovery continues


Second half 2021 compared to first half 2021


Revenue, operating income, and cash from operations lower on normalization of lottery growth trends


Capital expenditures of approximately $175 million, sequentially accelerating to support growth; full year capital expenditures below 2019 levels


Depreciation and amortization stable


Does not factor in any additional impact from COVID-19 restrictions.


The complete report with spreadsheet is at https://www.igt.com/Explore%20IGT/News/News%20Room%20Details?Index=2021080379a7

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots and Powerbucks® Slots Award Two Massive Jackpots in June

LONDON – July 28, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Wheel of Fortune Slots and Powerbucks® slots continued making millionaires in June by awarding two huge jackpots.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

On June 3, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,110,065 playing Wheel of Fortune Cash Link™ Exotic Far East in Ontario, Canada.

On June 28, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $1,544,325 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin™ Triple Red Hot 7s™ at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas.

IGT Powerbucks slots have paid 30 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1996.

For more information, visit IGT.com/promotions/wofslots25 or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGTJackpots. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/igtjackpots and on Instagram at instagram.com/igtgamingna/. Watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Successful Amendment And Extension Of Term Loan Facility

LONDON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has entered into an Amendment and Extension Agreement with respect to its term loan facility (the "Amendment and Extension Agreement").

"We are pleased to announce a successful refinancing of our term loan facility agreement," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "This transaction is another step of a plan to enhance our credit profile, generate additional liquidity and extend debt maturities. It will extend the weighted average maturity of our debt instruments to approximately five years. Based on the current balances and interest rates of the Company's debt, we expect this transaction and the debt transactions closed earlier this year to result in approximately $65 million in lower annualized interest expense going forward. We also added an environmental, social and governance (ESG) margin adjustment, highlighting IGT's commitment to sustainability."

The Amendment and Extension Agreement, among other things: (i) increases the amount of the aggregate term loan facilities from €860,000,000 to €1,000,000,000, (ii) extends the maturity date of the term loan facilities to January 25, 2027, (iii) reduces the applicable interest rate by 35 basis points based on current debt ratings, (iv) provides for a maximum decrease or increase of an additional 7.5 basis points in the margin based on ESG factors, (v) requires €200,000,000 in annual amortization payments in each of 2024, 2025 and 2026, with the remaining €400,000,000 balance due at maturity, and (vi) maintains and extends existing financial covenant thresholds.

The foregoing description of the Amendment and Extension Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment and Extension Agreement, which is attached as an exhibit to IGT's current report on Form 6-K furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 26, 2021.

Bank of America Europe Designated Activity Company and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A acted as IGT's Global Coordinators and Sustainability Coordinators while Mediobanca acted as Agent.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

IGT Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Wheel of Fortune Slots with Gift Presentation to NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens

LONDON – In celebration of its 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune® Slots, IGT presented National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens with special token of appreciation at the start of the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention today. Knute Knudson, IGT Vice President of Global Business Development and Tribal Ambassador presented Chairman Stevens with a custom Wheel of Fortune kimono exclusively designed by Bob Mackie, signed by Wheel of Fortune Hostess and entertainment icon Vanna White.

“IGT commends Chairman Stevens for his passion, drive and leadership to ensure that tribal gaming positively impacts Indian Country,” said Knudson. “We share that same sentiment when it comes to providing engaging content to our tribal gaming partners, including IGT’s legendary Wheel of Fortune Slots. We appreciate all that Chairman Stevens has done for tribal gaming and are honored to present him with this one-of-a-kind autographed Wheel of Fortune kimono.”

IGT to Deploy Next-Generation Cashless Technology for Washington's Lottery

LONDON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has extended its lottery gaming systems contract to deploy next-generation cashless lottery technology for Washington's Lottery, making Washington the seventh U.S. state to leverage IGT's cashless lottery solutions. This agreement extends IGT's current contract through June 30, 2029.

Washington's Lottery is among the U.S. leaders in self-service vending machine deployment, with lottery vending machines accounting for 45 percent of its entire retail landscape. IGT will implement hardware modifications and software development to outfit 2,000 lottery self-service vending machines with cashless functionality as part of the new agreement. The cashless functionality will allow Washington's Lottery players to purchase lottery products with debit cards on IGT's GameTouch™ 28, GameTouch™ 24 and GameTouch™ 20 self-service vending machines that are placed at lottery retailers throughout the state.

"Washington's Lottery has relied on IGT's trusted partnership and forward-thinking expertise for more than 25 years," said Marcus Glasper, Washington's Lottery Director."Within that time, IGT has helped us navigate the ever-evolving lottery landscape and provide us with innovative solutions to consistently engage new players. The addition of cashless functionality on self-service machines is another chapter in our development, and allows players to have a flexible, convenient and secure way to purchase their favorite lottery games."

"IGT has a deep understanding for the growth-driving products and solutions Washington's Lottery needs to help reach its business goals," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "Since our current contract began in 2016, we have worked closely with the Lottery to increase its annual lottery sales by 37 percent, culminating in $950 million in total sales for the most recent fiscal year. We'll continue to support the Lottery in maximizing its funds toward good causes, including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account which funds educational programs around the state, while delivering entertaining and responsible experiences for its players."

IGT has served as the primary lottery technology supplier to Washington's Lottery since 1996. In addition to self-service lottery machines, IGT provides Washington's Lottery with its central system, retail terminals and equipment, instant tickets and field services.

As the lottery market leader, IGT central systems process more than 75 percent of U.S. lottery sales. For more information about IGT's lottery business, visit igt.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

IGT to Transform Slot Play Through Cashless Gaming with IGTPay™ at Agua Caliente Casino Properties

LONDON, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the transformation of the casino industry with an agreement to implement its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution and its proprietary IGTPay™ full-service funding solution at all three Agua Caliente Casinos in California: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage, Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, and Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City.

This deployment of Resort Wallet in combination with the IGTPay solution will give patrons mobile access to funds from all available types of external sources. The available sources can include credit and debit cards, bank accounts, and eWallets. This can reduce contact with cash while increasing player loyalty through enhanced convenience.

"IGT's innovative Resort Wallet cashless solution with IGTPay technology, offered to patrons through Agua Caliente's Play Agua app, will help us deliver on our commitment to providing enhanced safety through reduced contact, and offering a more convenient gaming experience," said Bill Oliver, Chief Information Officer, Agua Caliente Casinos. "We're proud to be at the forefront of global gaming technological innovation with this new service, and are excited to leverage Resort Wallet and IGTPay to power the industry's most seamless loyalty program."

"Implementing IGT's Resort Wallet and IGTPay solutions will position Agua Caliente Casinos in the vanguard of advanced casino technology and player convenience," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice President of Global Product Management for VLT, Systems and Payments. "By uniquely giving players seamless access to all major funding sources, Agua Caliente Casinos can enhance player engagement and loyalty and attract a more diverse player demographic, which can ultimately lead to increased revenues and profitability."

Agua Caliente Casinos is scheduled to implement the full suite of IGT's Resort Wallet modules in 2021. The suite includes both flexible variations of IGT's cashless offering: cardless and carded. The player's PIN-protected Cashless Wagering Account can fund both variations either digitally through external sources via IGTPay such as bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, or eWallets, or through cash deposits at the casino cashier, kiosks and slot machines. Funds in the Cashless Wagering Account are securely maintained for the next play session or property visit, and players can also transfer funds between slot machines onsite, as well as between Agua Caliente's other properties, or withdraw funds into a bank account. As part of the planned IGTPay full-service funding deployment, Agua Caliente Casinos will benefit from IGT's experienced Payments team, which has been operating in digital gaming markets since 2013 and will support all aspects of payment-related services.

With the cardless variation of Resort Wallet with IGTPay, players will be able to use Agua Caliente's Play Agua mobile app to access their Cashless Wagering Account. Players tap their smartphone on a slot machine to card in, and transfer funds electronically to the game.

For patrons who prefer to use physical loyalty cards, the carded cashless variation of Resort Wallet enables them to use their Agua Caliente ACE Club card to access their Cashless Wagering Account. With it, players insert their card into a slot machine and transfer the funds into the game.

IGT's end-to-end cashless solution unlocks an unparalleled player experience. Following the launch of cashless slot play, Agua Caliente Casinos plans to extend its Resort Wallet-enabled cashless capabilities to table gaming and retail services throughout the enterprise.

The IGT ADVANTAGE® system enables responsible gaming information to be displayed through the Service Window and NexGen® display on the slot machine, as well as through notifications on the Resort Wallet-enabled cashless wagering mobile app.

For more information, visit igt.com/cashless, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

IGT and Marker Trax Form Strategic Partnership to Elevate the Cashless Gaming Experience

Casino operators now have option to integrate Marker Trax into IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system's Resort Wallet module

LONDON, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced today that it is fueling its leadership in cashless gaming technologies via a strategic partnership with Marker Trax, makers of an advanced digital casino marker system. This partnership will give IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management systems users the option to integrate Marker Trax technology into any variation of an IGT Resort Wallet deployment.

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"The customer experience is the most important thing in this business and IGT shares that philosophy. Working together, we are able to streamline and enhance the customer's experience as they move across the casino floor," said Gary Ellis, Marker Trax Founder and CEO.

"Working with IGT to expand the market penetration of Marker Trax is an honor. This agreement with IGT reaffirms our company's commitment to offering the convenience and safety of Marker Trax to an expanded customer base," said Charlie Skinner, Marker Trax COO.

"In giving our customers the option to add Marker Trax's specialized technology into their IGT Resort Wallet-powered casino apps, IGT is delivering an even more versatile cashless payments ecosystem," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice PresidentGlobal Product Management for VLT, Systems and Payments. "With the demand for cashless gaming solutions at an all-time high, technology integrations like what we've agreed to with Marker Trax will help our customers offer multiple cashless technologies in an intuitive, convenient and safe manner."

When IGT ADVANTAGE, Resort Wallet and Marker Trax are concurrently deployed, patrons have the option to create safe and secure casino markers on their personal mobile device and to fund an IGT-enabled Cashless Wagering Account. Players can apply for a Marker Trax account either online or via a mobile app; qualified players are approved in less than five minutes. This collaboration enables both IGT and Marker Trax to maximize the opportunities of the fast-growing cashless segment while enhancing player convenience, record keeping, security, casino liquidity and more.

For more information on IGT's cashless gaming technologies visit igt.com/cashless. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt. For more information on Marker Trax visit markertrax.com.

IGT PlaySports Technology and Services Enable World-Class Sports Betting at Ute Mountain Casino Hotel in Colorado

LONDON, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it is expanding its sports betting footprint in Colorado through a multi-year agreement with Ute Mountain Casino Hotel ("Ute Mountain Casino"). Per the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide its market-leading PlaySports platform, self-service PlaySports Kiosks and turnkey services.

"Ute Mountain Casino has big plans for our sportsbooks scheduled to open end of August and we are confident that IGT's PlaySports technology and experienced trading team will help us bring a new level of entertainment to our valued Mountain Rewards players," said Rick Scheer, Ute Mountain Casino General Manager. "IGT has been a trusted partner of Ute Mountain Casino for many years and we are excited to expand our relationship and differentiate our casino with the introduction of sports betting and personalized betting offers."

"IGT is honored to help Ute Mountain Casino grow its PlaySports-powered sports betting enterprise from the ground up," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Our experienced trading team will ensure Ute Mountain Casino maximizes the full potential of the PlaySports platform's integrated Player Account Management module and create compelling offers and promotions that will help build player loyalty and drive growth. IGT PlaySports has been processing sports wagers in Colorado since the first day of legalized sports betting in the State and we look forward to extending that momentum with Ute Mountain Casino."

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting at more than 40 gaming outlets across the country. To learn more about IGT PlaySports visit igt.com/playsports.

IGT PlaySports Enters Washington to Power Sports Betting at Snoqualmie Casino

LONDONJuly 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is expanding its U.S. sports betting footprint to Washington to power sports betting at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie. As part of this agreement, IGT will deliver its proven PlaySports turnkey solution, including its trading advisory services, for retail and on-premise mobile sports betting.

"As Seattle's closest casino, Snoqualmie Casino is thrilled to offer our patrons new types of gaming experiences backed by IGT's proven PlaySports solution," said Stanford Le, Snoqualmie Casino Chief Executive Officer. "IGT's leading sports betting platform, products, trading advisory services and on-premise mobile solution will allow us to quickly and easily deploy an exceptional localized sports betting program. As the closest sportsbook to the Seahawks' and Mariners' stadiums, expanding our offering to include sports betting will enable us to further engage sports fans at our casino and complement the popular Seahawks Pit, our immersive Seahawks-branded table game experience."

"Extending our sports betting momentum to Washington state with Snoqualmie Casino is another significant milestone for the IGT PlaySports team," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "IGT looks forward to helping the casino establish a best-in-class sports betting program and expand gaming experiences for its patrons and sports fans through our proven PlaySports technology and services."

For more information about IGT PlaySports, visit igt.com/playsports and follow us on LinkedIn.

IGT Spotlights High-Performing Gaming Solutions at 2021 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

LONDON, July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced today that it will exhibit engaging new games and innovative solutions from its diverse product portfolio at the 2021 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention ("NIGA") July 21-22 in Las Vegas, Nev.

"NIGA presents an incredible opportunity for IGT to demonstrate our commitment to tribal gaming, and we're excited to reconnect face-to-face with so many of our long-time tribal partners," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "Our NIGA portfolio is comprised of proven solutions such as new Class II games and for-sale core content for the PeakSlant49 cabinet that can help tribal operators maximize player engagement. Additionally, we'll highlight how IGT PlaySports and Resort Wallet with IGTPay can help operators offer more convenience and excitement through future-forward technologies that are proven in Indian country."

Under the theme, "A New Journey, Together," IGT's booth 1341 will demonstrate the following product highlights:

Proven hardware and performance-tested content: IGT's PeakSlant49™ cabinet is now available for purchase throughout the U.S. and offers some of IGT's Proven Performer core games on its 49-inch curved ultra-HD screen. At NIGA, top-performing games on this cabinet will be Regal Riches™ and Scarab Link™, along with the all-new Stinkin' Rich Skunks Gone Wild!™. Other proven core titles in IGT's booth will include Lucky Ox™, Wolf Peak™ and Wu Dragon™.

Expanded Class II content: IGT will also showcase an expanded portfolio of Class II content that comprises a mix of Proven Performers and games never seen before in Class III. The new games include Rosa's Fiesta on the CrystalDual® 27 cabinet, and Dangerous Beauty Revealed on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet. These themes will be featured at NIGA alongside Proven Performers such as Lucky Buddha®, Dragons vs Pandas™, Fortune Coin Boost!™ and Scarab Grand™. The stepper content will include Sizzling 7s™, a game highly requested by customers, on the S3000™ cabinet, along with the fan-favorite Gong Xi Fa Cai® on the CrystalCurve™ ULTRA cabinet.

Celebration of IGT's Wheel of Fortune® Slots: NIGA will mark the trade show debut celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune Slots. An institution on casino gaming floors across the U.S., IGT's Wheel of Fortune Slots is the most successful slot theme of all time. The "millionaire making machine" has minted more than 1,100 millionaires over the last quarter century. Featured Wheel of Fortune games at NIGA will include Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Deluxe™ Double Gold™ and Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond®.

Advanced cashless technologies: IGT will demonstrate its leadership in cashless gaming technologies through its Resort Wallet™ with IGTPay™ modules for the IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management system. IGT's Resort Wallet with IGTPay is the industry's only fully integrated, turnkey cashless solution for land-based gaming. Resort Wallet with IGTPay provides a range of player and operator benefits such as enhanced player convenience and increased casino liquidity.

Proven IGT PlaySports solution: Also, on display at NIGA will be IGT's PlaySports technology and hardware, including its self-service kiosks. The proven PlaySports solution caters to operators of all sizes, including tribal casinos. IGT's flexible technology, along with its in-house trading advisory services team, can help tribal casino operators capture opportunities within the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market.

Additional product highlights within IGT's NIGA booth will include:

  • Compelling premium titles such as multi-level progressive games Ying Cai Shen™, Bubble Blast Link Trials of Atlantis™ and Bubble Blast Link Spells 'n Whistles™ on the PeakSlant49 cabinet. Additionally, Money Mania Cleopatra and Money Mania Pharaoh's Fortune will be featured on the PeakSlant32™ cabinet.
  • New central determination system (CDS) games showcasing IGT's commitment to the Washington State market. These games include Solar Disc Grand™ and Samurai 888 Takeo and Katsumi™ on IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet and King and Queen of Olympus™, Texas Tea Strike It Rich™ and Secrets of the Forest® on the PeakSlant32 cabinet.
  • IGT's PeakBarTop™ cabinet with Game King® X and Super Star Poker® II. This high-performing cabinet elevates the player experience with its 23-inch curved display, USB charging ports, enhanced audio and more.
  • The latest Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) with the brand new concurrent RNG offering, allowing players to place bets on multiple tables simultaneously from the same terminal. The lineup includes triple zero roulette with an automatic wheel, baccarat, and single hand and triple hand blackjack.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTJackpots or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT Secures Contract Extension to Supply Instant Tickets to the Ohio Lottery Commission

LONDON – July 7, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a two-year instant ticket services contract extension with the Ohio Lottery Commission (“Ohio Lottery”).

IGT has been a print vendor for the Ohio Lottery since 2015. During this time, IGT has worked with the Lottery to launch highly successful tickets such as $5 Wheel of Fortune®, $5 Double Your Money, $2 Triple 777 Red Hot™ Slots, $2 Winter Doubler, and $2 Three Stooges®.

“As a dedicated partner of the Ohio Lottery, IGT delivers high-quality, innovative instant tickets for players,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “Our top-tier instant ticket games are based on extensive research, game planning, and strategic marketing, and we look forward to delivering fresh game concepts and content over the next two years."

Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will continue providing a range of instant ticket services for the Ohio Lottery such as game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and production and printing through June 30, 2023. Ohio Lottery profits support primary, secondary, vocational and special education in Ohio.

For more information about IGT’s lottery business, visit igt.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

IGT Enhances VLT Footprint in Western Canada with Market-Leading Content and Hardware

Agreement to supply 700 new VLTs is IGT's third contract with WCLC in five years, follows competitive procurement

LONDON, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), announced today that it signed a contract with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation ("WCLC") to provide 700 CrystalDual® 27 video lottery terminals (VLTs). This marks the third time in five years that IGT has been awarded a significant VLT contract by WCLC following competitive procurements.

As part of the agreement, IGT will launch The Price is Right® VLT content for the first time in the Canadian market. Inspired by North America's highest-rated daytime television game show, The Price is Right is among the top player-favorite brands in IGT's game library. In addition, IGT will introduce a market-attuned content bundle so players can select which game they want to play from a variety of exciting titles available.

"IGT's cabinets and content have proven to entertain and engage players throughout the Saskatchewan VLT network since 1993," said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations. "By adding new IGT VLTs at our gaming venues, we're continuing in our commitment to provide our players an enjoyable gaming experience by offering popular themes on a modern platform."

"Extending IGT's relationship with WCLC through the delivery of 700 additional VLT units reinforces the depth of our commitment to the Lottery's continued growth, and the quality of IGT's content and cabinet for the Canadian market," said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada, South and Central America. "The CrystalDual 27 continues to prove its versatility and relevance in gaming markets around the world, and we're pleased to help WCLC elevate gaming throughout the province with this advanced cabinet."

The CrystalDual 27 VLT features two displays delivering high-definition graphics. The cabinet has a first-class audio package, ergonomic design, enhanced player interface and a mobile device charging port to provide exceptional player experiences.

In addition, the cabinets incorporate the Game to System (G2S) communication protocol, which enables new, advanced features for WCLC such as software download, remote configuration and software verification, and an embedded player user interface that delivers an interactive experience. These new VLTs will be connected by IGT's INTELLIGEN™ central system, operated by WCLC for machine accounting, event tracking, and system security.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

IGT PlaySports Enters Louisiana to Power Sports Betting at the State's Largest Casino Resort

Company expands U.S. sports betting technology and services market leadership with Coushatta Casino Resort agreement

LONDON, July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will power sports betting at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., expanding IGT's U.S. market leadership position. As part of this agreement, IGT will deliver its proven PlaySports turnkey solution, including its trading advisory services.

"We're very excited to be one of the first casinos in Louisiana to secure a sports betting agreement, allowing us to offer our patrons new types of gaming experiences backed by IGT's reliable sports betting solution," said Jonathan Cernek, Chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana"IGT's bundled solution, consisting of its leading sports betting platform and products will allow us to quickly and easily deploy an exceptional localized sports betting program."

"Coushatta Casino Resort is Louisiana's largest casino resort and represents another significant milestone for IGT as we continue to drive our U.S. sports betting momentum," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "We look forward to helping the casino establish a best-in-class sports betting program, leveraging IGT's proven technology and services to expand gaming experiences for its patrons."

For more information about IGT PlaySports, visit igt.com/playsports and follow us on LinkedIn.

IGT Environmental, Social and Governance Improved Performance, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Responsible Gaming Approach Anchor its 14th Annual Sustainability Report

Company exhibits unrivaled gaming industry leadership in latest report

LONDON, July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, which outlines the Company's improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance year-over-year. IGT's 14th annual Sustainability Report demonstrates the Company's drive to create value, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship and enhance reporting on its activities.

"IGT's 2020 Sustainability Report underscores and highlights our unwavering commitment to sustainability even while our business adjusted to new ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "Several of the most reputable ESG analysts and rating agencies recognized IGT for improving the quality of the information that we disclose and the sustainable activities and solutions that we implemented across the Company. We firmly believe that IGT's continued dedication to the well-being and development of our employees and high standards of corporate citizenship creates value for our stakeholders throughout the world."

IGT focuses its corporate social responsibility activities on four key pillars: Valuing and Protecting Our People, Advancing Responsibility, Supporting Our Communities and Fostering Sustainable Operations. The 2020 Sustainability Report illustrates IGT's achievements in generating value for a range of stakeholder groups including employees, customers, communities and suppliers.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Valuing and Protecting Our People: IGT is dedicated to maintaining a fair, inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected, engaged and empowered to contribute to the business. IGT enriches employee development through career pathing and mentoring. The Company's Office of Diversity & Inclusion guides strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives and embeds these topics in our business processes.
    • IGT prioritized the health and safety of employees, customers and partners in 2020. New ways of working were implemented at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure all employees were provided with a safe working environment, whether remotely or onsite, to minimize the potential spread of the virus.
    • IGT was selected for the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the Company's commitment to progressing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index distinguishes companies committed to advancing women's equality and transparently reporting gender data.
  • Advancing Responsibility: IGT is committed to player protection and product integrity. Through its comprehensive responsible gaming program, IGT contributes features and capabilities to promote safer gambling and prevent underage play. A solid infrastructure of policies, guidelines and best practices support IGT's solutions to uphold industry standards and demonstrate reliability throughout its portfolio.
    • In 2020, IGT's responsible gaming certification from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) was attained for another three years. IGT remains the first gaming vendor in the world to achieve this accreditation for its land-based casino and digital operations.
    • IGT also holds the certification for compliance with the World Lottery Association's Associate Member Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Certification Framework for its lottery operations.
  • Supporting Our Communities: IGT supports communities where it operates and where its employees live through corporate programs that align with the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs). IGT's Community Ambassador program focuses on community engagement at the local level while aligning with global giving efforts. Employee-driven giving programs complement the corporate programs by supporting the local causes that are important to individual employees.
    • IGT modified its Charitable Giving Guidelines in 2020 to focus on aiding community partners whose operations faced significant challenges due to COVID-19. IGT prioritized funding requests that aligned with the SDGs that supported basic needs. The Company held its first virtual volunteering week with an array of events that brought awareness of how community-based organizations became resilient in hard times and how employees could still support the various causes.
  • Fostering Sustainable Operations: Interacting with customers is an essential element of IGT's sustainability practices. Sound business relations with suppliers and customers are essential to maintain quality goods and services. IGT ensures its suppliers meet high economic, ethical and environmental standards as outlined in IGT's Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, IGT strives to continually improve its environmental management systems and processes to reduce its environmental impact.
    • IGT's printing facility in Lakeland, Fla. implemented a waste reclamation program that removed approximately 7,175,050 pounds of waste from landfills in 2020, of which approximately 1,073,380 pounds was used to make alternative fuel. For this program, IGT's facility was recognized as the winner of the Sustainability Program in the 2021 FTA Sustainability Excellence Awards.

IGT continues to look ahead, connecting players around the world with best-in-class solutions that respect people and the environment, while delivering excellence to keep gaming fun and safe for all. The 2020 Sustainability Report is available online at www.IGT.com.

IGT Wins "Casino Supplier of the Year" in 2021 Global Gaming Awards London

Company earns top honor for gaming suppliers in highly lauded global awards program

LONDON, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently won the "Casino Supplier of the Year" award in the 2021 Global Gaming Awards London program.

Powered by Gambling Insider magazine, the Global Gaming Awards London is an annual, EMEA-focused awards program that recognizes excellence and performance across the casino gaming industry. Winners were selected by a panel of 50 gaming industry CEOs and announced via an online ceremony on June 28, 2021.

"IGT winning Casino Supplier of the Year in the 2021 Global Gaming Awards London is a byproduct of our commitment to our customers' success and leadership in delivering performance-driving innovation and service across our entire solutions portfolio," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming"In a year full of unique challenges and opportunities, the business discipline, pioneering spirit and unbreakable focus of IGT employees worldwide enabled us to continue supplying industry-leading products and services to our global customers."

"Despite a difficult 2020 for the industry, IGT maintained its position as a leading global casino supplier. After a period of closures, casinos had to rely on suppliers more than ever so they could welcome back customers with new, exciting products. This well-deserved award reinforces IGT's commitment to delivering the best products and services," said Julian Perry, Gambling Insider Chief Operating Officer.

For more information on the Global Gaming Awards London, click here. For more information on IGT visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT ADVANTAGE Casino Management System Elevates Gaming in Greece via Deployment at Regency Casino Thessaloniki

IGT ADVANTAGE® footprint expands to Greece; positions high-profile casino to drive operational efficiencies and increase player loyalty and engagement

LONDON, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that one of Greece's premier casinos, Regency Casino Thessaloniki recently deployed the IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system ("CMS") and a vast suite of compatible IGT bonusing, content and convenience systems modules. This pivotal deployment marks the first go-live of the Company's award-winning IGT ADVANTAGE CMS in Greece and the second IGT ADVANTAGE installation in Europe.

"Deploying IGT ADVANTAGE at Regency Casino Thessaloniki positions us to drive efficiencies and elevate the level of personalization, service and entertainment that we can offer Regency Club members," said Ian Gosling, Regency Entertainment Group, Chief Operating Officer. "IGT has been a trusted Regency Entertainment Group supplier for decades and by leveraging their sophisticated and scalable CMS, Regency Casino Thessaloniki can continue our legacy of prioritizing future-forward technologies that drive performance and keep us on the leading edge of casino entertainment."

"Regency Casino Thessaloniki will benefit from IGT ADVANTAGE's capacity to capture robust business analytics and can leverage those insights to optimize their gaming floor and create loyalty-driving bonuses, rewards and promotions," said Mark MacCombie, IGT Senior Vice President Sales, EMEA. "Greece is an important market to IGT and extending our IGT ADVANTAGE footprint to this region with a well-respected operator such as Regency Entertainment Group is a significant accomplishment for IGT and one that validates the relevance of the system for our customers in EMEA and beyond."

In addition to deploying IGT ADVANTAGERegency Casino Thessaloniki is leveraging an array of loyalty, service and content-enhancing modules and apps. For the first time, the casino will equip its slot machines with M5, IGT's versatile content management module that enables personalized promotions, offers and conveniences to be showcased in a slot game's service window.

In addition to leveraging performance-driving IGT bonuses such as Random Riches®, PointPlay®, XtraCredit® and Lucky Coin to elicit player excitement, the casino will drive convenience and efficiency through a variety of modules and apps. One such app is IGT's Mobile Responder, a solution that improves customer service by pushing automatic service alerts and carded-player event notifications to the casino staff's mobile devices in real time.

For more information, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots and Powerbucks® Slots Mint Four Millionaires in May

Three players won big on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Slots, one on Powerbucks Slots

 

LONDON – June 15, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Wheel of Fortune®  slots and Powerbucks® slots continued making millionaires in May by awarding four massive jackpots for a combined total of more than $4.8 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

  • On May 18, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,253,791 playing Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamond® at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.  
  • On May 18, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,162,364 playing Wheel of Fortune Ruby Riches in Quebec, Canada.
  • On May 19, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,332,819 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold® at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, just outside of Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • On May 30, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,108,042 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

IGT Powerbucks slots have paid 29 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1996.

Jackpot! IGT and Sony Pictures Television Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Wheel of Fortune® Slots

IGT launches "25 Weeks of Wheel of Fortune Slots" to honor silver anniversary of iconic slots portfolio

LONDON, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Sony Pictures Television proudly announce the 25th anniversary of the high-performing and player-favorite Wheel of Fortune® Slots game. Originally launched by IGT in Reno, Nev. in 1996, Wheel of Fortune Slots has become synonymous with jackpots, winning and fun in the minds of casino and online slots players around the world.

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Wheel of Fortune Slots' colorful history and pivotal role in shaping premium casino entertainment are as compelling as the games themselves. Spanning the mechanical reel, video, TRUE 4D™ and digital slots verticals, Wheel of Fortune Slots games are widely recognized by the sound of the iconic "WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!" celebration, and uniquely offer their own spin on the legendary entertainment brand. Often referred to as "The millionaire-making machine," IGT's Wheel of Fortune Slots has firmly established itself as the "go-to" slot theme for a chance at winning life-changing jackpots and has paved the way for hundreds of additional licensed slot games to appear in land-based and digital casinos worldwide. Of the many milestones achieved by IGT and its award-winning Wheel of Fortune Slots portfolio, some of the most noteworthy include:

Wheel of Fortune Slots has minted more than 1,100 millionaires
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IGT has developed more than 250 versions of Wheel of Fortune Slots
Wheel of Fortune Slots awarded a record-setting $14.4 million jackpot in 2009 to a lucky player in Biloxi, Miss.


"For 25 years, IGT has artfully captured the fun, excitement and authenticity of the Wheel of Fortune brand through its world-class Wheel of Fortune Slots portfolio," said Suzanne Prete, Sony Pictures Television SVP Global Licensing & Brand Management. "Wheel of Fortune Slots' jackpot-paying legacy and capacity to entertain people across diverse generations, geographies and channels perfectly align with the global Wheel of Fortune brand. Sony Pictures Television wishes to thank IGT for so effectively extending the excitement of America's Game to the most successful slot theme of all time."

"It has always been an honor to work side-by-side with the talented team at IGT in developing content for its many Wheel of Fortune Slots games," said Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune Hostess and Entertainment Icon. "When walking through casinos, I still marvel in the brilliance of the many Wheel of Fortune games and the excitement that the familiar siren of 'WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!' creates."

"Wheel of Fortune Slots are a hallmark of IGT's gaming, lottery and PlayDigital product portfolios and have transformed the entire gaming industry on the merit of tremendous performance, vast player affinity, colossal jackpots and quality entertainment," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "Through the skilled work of thousands of talented IGT employees around the world and our collaborative partnership with Sony Pictures Television, IGT's Wheel of Fortune Slots has become a pop culture icon that has helped fuel our customers' success for 25 years."

To honor this momentous milestone, IGT is celebrating with its "25 Weeks of Wheel of Fortune Slots" campaign starting in June 2021.The compelling campaign will drive Wheel of Fortune Slots excitement in casinos through exclusive giveaways and player promotions, and online via trivia, game spotlights and weekly contests where Wheel of Fortune Slots fans will have a chance to win Wheel of Fortune collectibles. In addition, the Company will honor Wheel of Fortune Slots all year with new product launches for land-based and online play, and with special events at gaming industry trade shows.

For more information on the 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune Slots or to find a game near you, visit igt.com/WOFSlots25. To follow IGT's #WOFSlots25 celebration all year long, like the IGT Jackpots Facebook page and follow Instagram at @igtgamingna.

IGT Drives Player Excitement in Colombia with Installation of USwitch™ Multi-Game on the CrystalCurve™ Cabinet

High-performing content bundle makes Colombia debut at Casino New York

IGT is demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the player experience in Latin America with the installation of USwitch™ Multi-Game video slots at the Casino New York in Medellin, Colombia. Offered on the sleek and modern CrystalCurve™ gaming machine, USwitch bundles include IGT Proven Performer games in categories that vividly stand out in ultra-high definition.

The CrystalCurve cabinet is the ideal hardware for highly popular IGT games such as Mistress of Egypt™ Grand, Golden Jungle™ Grand, and the award-winning Hexbreaker® 3. The games are easy to identify, and players can quickly find and pick their preferred theme from the USwitch multigame selection.

“We are thrilled to be the first casino in Colombia to offer players this world-class gaming experience that puts so many top-performing games on one elegant piece of hardware,” said Noraldo Orozco, owner of the Casino New York.

The CrystalCurve machines are in the center of the Casino New York’s gaming floor and create a compelling destination for players as the sweeping screens create compelling visual impact.

“Introducing IGT’s USwitch multi-game bundles in Colombia on the CrystalCurve cabinet positions our customers to further benefit from our market-leading cabinet and content portfolio,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President South America and Canada. “Given the realities of today’s more restricted, socially distanced environment, the ability to combine such a high caliber of games with the CrystalCurve cabinet is a distinct advantage for casinos, as it maximizes the entertainment offered on each machine.”

IGT Fuels U.S. Sports Betting Leadership with PlaySports Expansion in North Dakota

LONDON, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company expanded its sports betting footprint in North Dakota with the recent IGT PlaySports agreement to power retail sports betting at the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson, N.D. Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is an entity of the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, which is owned and operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe. The casino will leverage the IGT PlaySports platform, self-service betting kiosks and trading advisory services.

"IGT's proven PlaySports sports betting solution gives us the opportunity to bring a compelling new element of gaming to our patrons and expands our gaming offerings to attract additional players and sports fans," said Wanda Varns, General Manager, Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel.

"We're excited to partner with IGT and leverage the Company's leading sports betting platform and solutions, along with its deep-rooted expertise that will help Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel establish a successful sports betting offering," said Weston Quinn, CFO, Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise.

"Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is one of the largest tribal casinos in North Dakota and represents another opportunity for IGT to expand our sports betting footprint within the state," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "We look forward to bringing our world-class service to Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel and its patrons, and we're happy to deploy our leading PlaySports platform, services, and vast knowledge to help establish and grow its sports betting program."

For more information about IGT PlaySports, visit igt.com/playsports and follow us on LinkedIn.

IGT Unveils Wheel of Fortune-Themed Games at Churchill Downs Incorporated Historical Horse Racing Facilities in Kentucky

LONDON, May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced today that it has extended its historical horse racing (HHR) portfolio to include performance-driving Wheel of Fortune®-themed games. The highly anticipated games debuted at Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") HHR facilities throughout Kentucky, marking the first licensed theme IGT has introduced into the HHR market.

IGT deployed a total of 40 CrystalWheel™ cabinets featuring an HHR version of the exciting Wheel of Fortune Cash Link™ Exotic Far East theme throughout Derby City Gaming in Louisville, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel in Oak Grove, and CDI's newest Kentucky property, Newport Racing & Gaming in Newport.

"CDI is happy to partner with IGT once again, to offer our patrons premier gaming content and experiences," said Austin Miller, CDI Senior Vice President, Gaming Operations. "IGT's Wheel of Fortune HHR games are a celebrated addition to our gaming floors and nicely complement the other top-performing games we offer, many of which are also from IGT."

"IGT is thrilled to introduce the legendary Wheel of Fortune brand to the HHR market through these three CDI properties," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "The HHR version of Wheel of Fortune Cash Link Exotic Far East engages players with its three progressive jackpot levels, free games bonus, and the exciting Cash Link feature."

The CrystalWheel cabinet is IGT's next generation Wheel of Fortune gaming machine and features a large three-dimensional top wheel providing prominence on any gaming floor and showcasing the most popular slot theme of all time.

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IGT Slots Pay Out More Than $16 Million in Life-Changing Jackpots in April

LONDON – May 12, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that four massive jackpots totaling more than $16 million were awarded on its Megabucks®, Powerbucks®, and Wheel of Fortune® slots games in April.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

  • On April 20, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,914,302 playing Wheel of Fortune New Orleans at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.  
  • On April 26, a Megabucks slots player won $10,453,269 playing Megabucks Triple Double Stars® Wheel at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On April 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,946,337 playing Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3X4X5X and Design® game at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas.
  • Also on April 27, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,334,516 playing Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway in Ontario, Canada.

The $10 million-plus Megabucks jackpot is the largest slots jackpot awarded in Nevada thus far in 2021. IGT Powerbucks Slots have paid 28 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1995.

IGT's PeakSlant49 Cabinet Now Available for Purchase with High-Performance Core Video Content

Casino operators in U.S. can now purchase PeakSlant49™ cabinet with performance-tested IGT core games such as Regal Riches™ and Scarab® Link

LONDON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its high-performing, previously lease-only, PeakSlant49™ cabinet is now available for purchase throughout the U.S. This move gives casino operators across the U.S. the opportunity to own the PeakSlant49 cabinet and offer IGT's Proven Performer core games on dazzling, premium-caliber hardware.

"We're excited to introduce Stinkin' Rich® Skunks Gone Wild along with high-performing games including Regal Riches and Scarab Link on the spectacular PeakSlant49 cabinet," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT developed a specialized content pipeline for the PeakSlant49 cabinet that our customers can purchase with confidence knowing that the games have achieved significant performance metrics."

Celebrated for its superior ergonomic design and pristine presentation, the PeakSlant49 video slots cabinet is an attention-grabbing focal point on any casino floor. The cabinet's 49-inch, progressively curved Ultra-HD display is complemented with a 27-inch video topper. The cabinet's intelligent lighting and player-convenience features such as an inductive wireless charger, USB port and comfortable 13.3-inch dynamic player panel all contribute to the hardware's popularity and strong performance.

IGT initially launched the PeakSlant49 cabinet as a premium, for-lease cabinet in 2020. Anchored by premium marquee titles such Fortune Coin Boost!™ and Dragon Lights®, the PeakSlant49 will continue to showcase IGT's premium multi-level progressive  (MLP) entertainment in casinos throughout the U.S.

For more information, visit igt.com, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGTGaming, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTJackpots, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Announces Resignation of Walter Bugno, Executive Vice President of New Business and Strategic Initiatives

LONDON, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that Walter Bugno, Executive Vice President of New Business and Strategic Initiatives, has resigned to pursue a new professional opportunity. Mr. Bugno will continue in his current position until May 14, 2021.

"I would like to thank Walter for his accomplishments over the course of more than 10 years of senior leadership at IGT. His efforts have made meaningful contributions to the strength of our global leadership," said IGT CEO Marco Sala"At every stage of his time with IGT, Walter successfully engaged teams across multiple regions, built significant customer relationships, fostered continued talent development and championed innovation throughout his organization. On behalf of everyone at IGT, I wish Walter well in his future endeavors."

Following Mr. Bugno's departure, IGT new business responsibilities will be divided among the Global Lottery and Global Gaming business units. Responsibilities for strategic initiatives will be assumed by the IGT Strategy and Corporate Development support function.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Upcoming Departure of Beatrice H. Bassey from Board of Directors

LONDON, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 20, 2021, Beatrice H. Bassey notified International Game Technology PLC (the "Company") of her intention not to stand for re-election as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Bassey will serve out her remaining term and will depart from the Company's Board of Directors and its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective immediately after the conclusion of the Company's annual general meeting of shareholders (the "AGM") to be held on May 11, 2021. Ms. Bassey has advised the Company that her intent not to stand for re-election is due to other professional commitments, as well as challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Bassey further advised the Company that it was a privilege to work alongside the terrific Board and talented and dedicated staff of the Company, and that she remains supportive of the Company's operations, policies and strategy.

As a result, the proposed resolution for her continued appointment to the Board of Directors (resolution number 5) which was included in the notice of AGM and proxy materials distributed to shareholders on April 1, 2021, and which can be found in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.igt.com, is now withdrawn. The withdrawal of resolution number 5 does not otherwise affect the validity of the notice of AGM, the proxy form or any proxy votes already submitted on other proposed resolutions. The numbering of all other proposed resolutions at the AGM will remain unchanged.

"On behalf of the IGT Board of Directors, I would like to thank Beatrice for her dedicated service and valuable contributions to the Board. We wish her well in her future endeavors," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.

The size of the Company's Board of Directors will be reduced to ten directors effective immediately after the conclusion of the Company's AGM on May 11, 2021.

IGT’s Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Online Slots Mint Two Millionaires in March

LONDON – April 20, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its omnichannel Powerbucks® Slots continued making millionaires by awarding two life-changing jackpots in March.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

  • On March 17, an online Powerbucks player won CA$1,194,278 playing Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaway in Quebec, Canada.
  • On March 24, an online Powerbucks player won CA$1,000,000 playing Wheel of Fortune® Ruby Riches in Quebec, Canada.

 

IGT Powerbucks Slots have paid 27 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. 

IGT Demonstrates Continued Video Lottery Leadership with Maryland Systems Agreement

Company to deploy its proven INTELLIGEN system as part of a seven-year contract with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission

LONDON, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), was awarded a long-term contract from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to upgrade the video lottery central system that connects more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and electronic table games (ETGs) across the State's six casinos. The contract runs through September 2028 and includes the option to extend for up to an additional four years.

IGT will install its enhanced INTELLIGEN™ video lottery central system software that supports the volume, complexity and security of monitoring and controlling every VLT and ETG in Maryland. The upgrade features sophisticated site controllers that will maintain network diagnostics and communications between all gaming machines, and will provide advanced business intelligence tools for easy, day-to-day operations management and reporting, and new disaster recovery technology.

"IGT's INTELLIGEN system enables the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to utilize advanced tools and industry-leading technology which is integral to the ongoing success of the VLT program," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT has been the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission's trusted partner and the sole provider of its VLT systems since the State's first casino opened in 2010. Maryland's VLT program is robust, and we look forward to contributing to its continued success throughout the next decade."

As the leader in the regulated video lottery industry, IGT deploys its INTELLIGEN systems worldwide, connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on IGT's more than 25 years of central systems experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities.

For more information about IGT, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Drives Player Engagement for Wisconsin Lottery with New Digital Solutions and Additional Self-Service Lottery Equipment

LONDON – April 8, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), was awarded a one-year contract extension with the Wisconsin Lottery, continuing IGT’s current contract through May 2026.

IGT will help evolve the Wisconsin Lottery’s traditional retail offerings through the creation and delivery of new player-facing digital solutions and the provision of additional self-service lottery equipment, driving engagement and bringing more convenience to players.

IGT will provide the Wisconsin Lottery with an additional 70 Gemini Ultra self-service vending machines and an additional 20 award-winning GameTouch™ self-service terminals, which were specifically built for national retail chains.

“Since our inception in 1988, the Lottery has relied on IGT to help continuously grow our sales and deliver engaging games to players," said Cindy Polzin, Wisconsin Lottery Director. “With this contract extension, IGT is once again helping to modernize our products and solutions while continuing to deliver an outstanding player experience. Our players will certainly enjoy more self-service vending machines in retail stores across the state."

“IGT understands how multi-channel player engagement can help lotteries achieve their goals, and we’re committed to working with the Wisconsin Lottery to grow its business by creating new digital solutions and delivering additional self-service hardware,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “IGT will continue to provide guidance and support as the Lottery takes steps to digitize elements of the retail player experience and provide a convenient player journey.”

IGT has served as the primary lottery technology supplier for the Wisconsin Lottery since 1988. IGT provides the Lottery with its central systems, retail and self-service lottery terminals and equipment, instant tickets, telemarketing, and warehousing and distribution.

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About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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International Game Technology PLC Releases Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting and 2020 Annual Report and Accounts

LONDON, April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced the release of its Notice of the 2021 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and 2020 Annual Report and Accounts for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. IGT provided information for the AGM, which will be held at IGT's Registered Office, Marble Arch House, 66 Seymour Street, Second Floor, London, W1H 5BT, on May 11, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time (BST).

The Notice of the AGM and the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts can be found in the Investor Relations section of www.igt.com, along with IGT's 2020 Annual Report on Form 20-F. These materials can be viewed online and are also available for download in PDF format.

2021 AGM and COVID-19     
In light of the COVID-19 related Government restrictions and measures relating to social gatherings which are presently in place and the overriding health and safety concerns, the Board of Directors has decided to hold this year's AGM as a closed meeting with only the minimum quorum of two shareholders present, in addition to the usual supporting staff, reduced to a minimum. Therefore, it will not be possible for shareholders to attend in person (other than those designated as attending for the purposes of the quorum) and if you attempt to attend in person, you will be refused entry.

The AGM will be restricted to formal business only, and resolutions will be put to a vote on a poll. All shareholders are encouraged to vote by submitting a proxy in advance of the AGM and to appoint the chairperson of the meeting as proxy to ensure shareholders vote is counted. Other named proxies will not be allowed to attend the AGM in person. Details on how shareholders can vote via a proxy are available in the Notice of the AGM and in the accompanying proxy form. Proxy votes should be returned by 3:00 p.m. (BST) on May 7, 2021, in line with the requirements set out in the Notice of the AGM.

To facilitate engagement with shareholders, shareholders can send any questions relating to the business of the AGM in advance of the meeting to the Company Secretary, International Game Technology PLC, Marble Arch House, 66 Seymour Street, Second Floor, London, W1H 5BT or IGT_AGM@IGT.com. Responses will be made via return email and/or published as soon as possible in the Investor Relations section of www.igt.com.

As usual, the results of voting on the proposed AGM resolutions will be published after the AGM and will be available on IGT's website.

Further AGM updates
Shareholders should be aware that arrangements for the AGM may change at short notice. The Board recommends that shareholders continue to monitor IGT's website and announcements for any updates in relation to the AGM.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Satisfaction Of Conditions For Redemption Of Its 6.25 Percent Notes Due 2022 In Full

LONDON, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the satisfaction of the conditions to the redemption of its 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (Regulation S ISIN/CUSIP USG4863AAB47/G4863A AB4 and Rule 144A ISIN/CUSIP US460599AB91/460599 AB9) in full on March 26, 2022 including the completion of the sale of its $750,000,000 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.

 

IGT's Kim Barker Lee Named to National Diversity Council's 2021 List of Top 100 Diversity Officers

Honoree established IGT's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, pioneered employee-led Diversity and Inclusion Groups program

LONDON, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, was recently named to the National Diversity Council's list of Top 100 Diversity Officers.

The Top 100 Diversity Officers awards program recognizes the efforts of individuals who have the leadership and counsel to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives, and provide innovative solutions that strategically prioritize the preservation and advocation for diverse talent in the workplace.

"As the pioneer of IGT's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Kim Barker Lee continues to make meaningful contributions that support IGT's global commitment to a fair and inclusive culture that values unity, diversity, and belonging, in our people, players, customers, and communities," said Dorothy Costa, IGT Global Head of People and Transformation. "Through Kim's leadership, IGT has achieved a range of significant diversity and inclusion milestones such as the creation of six global, employee-led Diversity and Inclusion Groups, growth in the representation of women and people of color in leadership and global recognition by highly respected organizations such as Bloomberg and the All-In Diversity Project."

Barker Lee was appointed to her current role at IGT in 2018. She is a member of IGT's Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and helps shape IGT's supplier diversity programs. She is a widely respected diversity and inclusion thought leader within the gaming and lottery industry and is often called upon to speak at industry events. Barker Lee is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law and is actively involved in many goodwill organizations such as the Community College of Rhode Island Foundation, the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, the United Way of Rhode Island, the American Gaming Association's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and more.

Barker Lee and other professionals named to the Top 100 Diversity Officers list will be honored at the 17th Annual National Diversity & Leadership Conference held virtually April 21-22 and April 28-29, 2021.

To learn more about IGT's commitment to diversity and inclusion visit IGT.com.

IGT Gains Exclusive Lottery Licensing Rights for Elvis Presley

The Company has signed a multi-year agreement with Authentic Brands Group to develop and distribute Elvis-themed lottery games

LONDON, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), granting IGT the exclusive property licensing rights to develop and distribute Elvis Presley-themed lottery games throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to compelling instant tickets, innovative draw-based games, and engaging mobile and interactive games, IGT will develop turnkey second-chance promotions and exciting comprehensive experiences for lottery customers and their players. ABG is a global brand development, marketing, and entertainment company and owner of the Elvis Presley brand.

"Elvis Presley is one of the most influential pop culture icons of the 20th century, and IGT is excited offer Elvis games to our customers and their players," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "We are committed to bringing a robust, multi-channel and multi-jurisdictional program to the lottery community by extending this brand across all available platforms and territories."

"We're very pleased to be partnering with IGT to create fun games for Elvis fans and lottery players alike," said Marc Rosen, Group President, Entertainment, Authentic Brands Group. "Elvis has a special way of continuing to delight fans and we're excited to see how people react to this engaging and interactive format."

Elvis' legacy is stronger than ever in the 65 years since his global debut. With more than 15 million fans across social media and growing, the "King of Rock 'N' Roll" continues to inspire today's most influential musicians, designers, entertainers, and social influencers and captivate audiences around the world.

For more information about IGT, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Successful Pricing Of $750,000,000 Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2026 And Notice Of Redemption Of All Of Its 6.250 Percent Notes Due 2022

LONDON, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the successful pricing of $750,000,000 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the "Notes").

Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

Settlement of the Notes is subject to customary market and closing conditions and is expected to occur on March 25, 2021.

IGT intends to use the net proceeds of the sale of the Notes and proceeds of utilizations under IGT's senior revolving credit facilities to redeem its 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (Regulation S ISIN/CUSIP USG4863AAB47/G4863A AB4 and Rule 144A ISIN/CUSIP US460599AB91/460599 AB9) (the "6.250% Notes Due 2022") on March 26, 2022 in full at the optional redemption price therefor (the "Redemption"). The Redemption is conditioned on IGT's receipt of at least $750,000,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of the Notes. A conditional notice of the Redemption will be sent to all registered holders of the 6.250% Notes Due 2022.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the content of IGT's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on IGT's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this news release.

The distribution of this news release into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this news release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

In member states of the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom, this news release (and any offer of the securities referred to herein if made subsequently) is only addressed to and directed at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (including as it forms part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

IGT Slots Award Two Life-Changing Jackpots Totaling More Than $4 Million in February

LONDON – March 16, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its Megabucks® slots and omnichannel Powerbucks® Slots continued making millionaires by awarding two massive jackpots totaling more than $4 million in February.

 

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

 

  • On Feb. 17, an IGT Megabucks player won $3,259,975 playing Megabucks Double Gold at Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif.

 

  • On Feb. 20, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,255,116 playing Wheel of Fortune® Exotic Far East in Ontario, Canada

International Game Technology PLC Announces A Benchmark Offering Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2026

LONDON, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced a benchmark offering of senior secured notes denominated in U.S. dollars due 2026 (the "Notes"), subject to customary market and closing conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

IGT intends to use the proceeds from the Offering and may use proceeds of utilizations under IGT's senior revolving credit facilities to redeem IGT's 2022 6.250% Notes at the optional redemption price therefor (i.e., to exercise the make-whole call option) in whole or in part and to pay certain debt issuance costs incurred in connection with the Offering.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the content of IGT's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on IGT's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this news release.

The distribution of this news release into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this news release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

In member states of the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom, this news release (and any offer of the securities referred to herein if made subsequently) is only addressed to and directed at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (including as it forms part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

IGT Positioned for Sports Betting Expansion in Nevada with Recent Nevada Regulatory Approval

IGT PlaySports Retail and Mobile Technology Earns Critical State-Wide Approval

 

LONDON – March 3, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it is positioned to expand its sports betting enterprise in Nevada with the recently achieved Nevada regulatory approval for its PlaySports platform for retail and online sports betting. With this approval, IGT’s next-generation sports betting technology stack is approved for deployment throughout the State, enabling more casino operators and their players to benefit from the most widely used sports betting platform in the U.S.

“Achieving Nevada Regulatory Approval for our PlaySports technology enables IGT to extend our sports betting expertise to our many, long-time customers throughout the State and notably differentiates IGT from many other B2B sports betting platform providers,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. “IGT’s PlaySports platform is equipped with a high-performance betting engine that delivers an exceptional player experience, an integrated Player Account Management module that enables operators to drive player acquisition and retention through bespoke offers and promotions, and a modular design that enables our PlaySports customers to scale their offering with new market opportunities.”

IGT initiated the required Nevada field trial process for its PlaySports technology at Boyd Gaming properties in August 2020 and is currently powering Boyd Gaming’s entire sports betting enterprise in the State.

IGT Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020 Results

March 2, 2021

Fourth Quarter:
- $885 million in revenue and $96 million in operating income from continuing operations includes highest Global Lottery revenue and profit performance in two years
- Cash from operating activities of $255 million; combined free cash flow of $191 million in line with prior-year level
- Net loss of $220 million, includes $155 million non-cash foreign exchange loss; combined Adjusted EBITDA of $321 million driven by high profit flow-through of Global Lottery same-store sales growth and benefit from cost-saving actions

Full Year:
- 2020 revenue from continuing operations of $3.12 billion reflects resilience of Global Lottery, including double-digit same-store sales growth in North America in the second half of the year and growing contribution from Digital & Betting activities
- Cash from operating activities totaled $866 million and combined free cash flow was $576 million, among the highest levels in five years
- Reduced net debt by $71 million as reported, $433 million excluding unfavorable foreign currency impact

"The solid results we achieved for this pandemic-impacted year have given us momentum into 2021. They are a result of the vision, agility, and discipline of the IGT team as well as the distinct advantages of our diverse portfolio," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "We also made important strategic progress. The Company undertook a comprehensive reorganization to sharpen our focus on our core competencies and drive structural operational efficiencies. This provides a clear path to increasing shareholder value as we build on our leadership positions with a stronger revenue and profit growth profile."

"We generated $866 million in cash from operating activities during the year, among the highest level in five years, primarily driven by resilient Global Lottery performance and rigorous cost and invested capital controls," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "Liquidity improved more than $300 million to over $2.7 billion. As a leaner, stronger Company, we expect leverage to return to pre-pandemic levels in the next 12-18 months."

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Key Highlights:

Consolidated:
Generated $866 million in cash from operating activities and $576 million in combined free cash flow during 2020; cash flow performance especially strong in the back half of the year
Achieved $500 million in 2020 temporary cost savings/avoidance
Launched OPtiMa business efficiency program and accelerated timing with $200M+ in targeted savings to be achieved in 2021
Implemented a simplified global organizational structure focused primarily on two business segments: Global Lottery and Global Gaming
Announced agreement to sell Italian B2C gaming businesses for €950 million


Global Lottery:
Delivered highest quarterly segment-level revenue and Adjusted EBITDA in two years in the fourth quarter; full year same-store sales up 7% in North America including the strongest annual growth for instant tickets and draw games in seven years
Awarded long-term contracts with the Czech Republic, Poland and Nebraska lotteries following competitive bid processes in 2020
In 2020, signed two-year contract extensions with the New York, Tennessee, and Minnesota lotteries; seven-year contract extensions with Western Canada Lottery Corporation and, more recently, with the Jamaica lottery


Global Gaming:
Sequential stability in Global Gaming revenue and profit in the fourth quarter; KPIs stable to improving
2020 product highlights: growing acceptance of cashless solutions with Resort Wallet™ launched at Resorts World Catskills and, more recently, obtaining Nevada regulatory approval; entered Historical Horse Racing market; launched Peak family of cabinets
Strong double-digit growth in Digital & Betting for the year
Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights:

The Company's B2C gaming machine and sports betting activities in Italy have been classified as discontinued operations due to the pending sale of these businesses. Unless otherwise noted, results presented in this release are from continuing operations.

Fourth quarter results reflect the continued, global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total revenue of $885 million compared to $1.04 billion in the prior-year period

Global Lottery revenue totals $630 million, up 11% from the prior year
Double-digit same-store sales growth in North America with a return to growth in Italy
Reduced by $19 million catch-up adjustment for unspent advertising in Italy
Global Gaming revenue of $255 million, down 46% from the prior year
Impacted by pandemic-related casino closures and operating restrictions
Sequential stability with the third quarter supported by stable to improving KPIs
Digital & Betting service revenue rose nearly 55% compared to the prior year; overall increase of 4% includes impact of non-recurring software sale in the prior year
Operating income of $96 million, up from $40 million in the prior year

Goodwill impairment of $99 million in the prior-year period
High profit flow-through of Global Lottery same-store sales growth
Global Gaming impacted by pandemic-related decline in revenue
Benefit of disciplined cost-saving actions across segments
Net interest expense of $101 million, in line with prior-year period

Provision for income taxes of $73 million compared to $2 million

Higher valuation allowances on deferred tax assets in the current period
Income taxes paid of $51 million versus $77 million in the prior year
Net loss attributable to IGT was $242 million versus $168 million, driven by higher non-cash foreign exchange losses, primarily on Euro-denominated debt instruments

Net loss attributable to IGT per diluted share of $(1.18) compared to $(0.82)

Adjusted EBITDA of $295 million versus $365 million in the prior year

Net debt of $7.32 billion compared to $7.39 billion at December 31, 2019; reduced $71 million as reported, $433 million excluding unfavorable foreign currency impact

Full Year 2020 Financial Highlights:

Year-over-year comparisons reflect the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Total revenue was $3.12 billion versus $4.03 billion in the prior year

Global Lottery revenue of $2.16 billion, down 6%, demonstrating remarkable resilience
Global same-store sales stable
Steep recovery in second half driven by double-digit North America same-store sales growth
Global Gaming revenue was $951 million, down 45%, as the pandemic caused protracted casino closures and operating restrictions around the world
Operating loss of $107 million compared to operating income of $478 million in the prior-year period

Impact of lower revenue
Goodwill impairment of $296 million in the current year compared to $99 million in the prior year
Benefit of disciplined cost-saving actions across segments
Net interest expense of $398 million versus $411 million in the prior year, on lower average cost of debt

Provision for income taxes of $28 million versus $131 million in the prior year

Pre-tax loss in 2020 compared to income in 2019, in addition to higher valuation allowances on deferred tax assets in 2020
Income taxes paid of $89 million compared to $197 million in the prior year
Net loss attributable to IGT was $898 million compared to $19 million in the prior-year period, driven by higher non-cash foreign exchange losses, primarily on Euro-denominated debt instruments, and goodwill impairment

Net loss attributable to IGT per diluted share of $(4.39) versus $(0.09)

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $1.01 billion compared to $1.45 billion

Cash from operations was $595 million compared to $907 million in 2019, relatively resilient despite pandemic impact, on solid Global Lottery financial results and diligent invested capital management

Capital expenditures of $255 million versus $377 million in the prior year, reflecting focus on cash cost savings during the pandemic

Cash and cash equivalents of $907 million as of December 31, 2020, versus $655 million as of December 31, 2019

Cash and Liquidity Update

Total liquidity increased over $300 million compared to December 31, 2019, due to strong cash flow generation
At December 31, 2020, liquidity totaled $2.72 billion, comprised of $907 million in unrestricted cash and $1.82 billion available under revolving credit facilities

Conference Call Replay

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Comparability of Results

All figures presented in this news release are prepared under U.S. GAAP, unless noted otherwise. Adjusted figures exclude the impact of items such as purchase accounting, impairment charges, restructuring expense, foreign exchange, and certain one-time, primarily transaction-related items. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures are included in the tables in this news release. Constant currency changes for 2020 are calculated using the same foreign exchange rates as the corresponding 2019 period. Management uses non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, and to evaluate the Company's financial performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect the Company's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of business trends. These constant currency changes and non-GAAP financial measures should however be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

IGT and Scientific Games Sign Cross-Licensing Agreement for Cashless Gaming Intellectual Property

New program enhances operator efficiencies, player safety

LONDON and LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games") (NASDAQ: SGMS), today announced that they have signed a cross-licensing agreement for patents related to cashless slot gaming technologies. Under the agreement, Scientific Games and IGT will be able to offer patented cashless gaming technologies from the companies' combined portfolios of casino management systems solutions to the U.S. gaming industry. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

As a result of this agreement, operators will now be able to unlock the industry's most compelling portfolio of cashless gaming technologies. By combining the strongest features of each Company's cashless gaming patent portfolio, IGT and Scientific Games are providing a solution for the gaming industry to quickly increase adoption of cashless technology.

"This cross-licensing agreement provides casino operators access to the gaming industry's most compelling portfolio of cashless gaming technologies. We have made significant R&D investments over many years to develop this comprehensive suite of intellectual property in the cashless space. It makes revolutionary improvements to the player experience and represents the greatest advancement in cashless payments since the introduction of Ticket-In, Ticket-Out (TITO)," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "Cashless gaming is here to stay, and this strong portfolio of cashless IP can help casino operators ensure the safety of players by reducing cash handling and points of contact with slot games, while considerably improving casino operating efficiencies."

"At Scientific Games, we continue to find ways to extend the benefits of our innovative cashless technology. This new program allows SG and IGT to combine our leading IP for the benefit of our customers, and our industry," said Matt Wilson, CEO, Gaming Business Unit Scientific Games. "Consumers are increasingly comfortable using cashless technology, and they will continue to expect this option to be available on the floor. We're excited to partner with IGT to make it easier for operators to deliver for their players."

Through the agreement, each company will have immediate access to the other party's cashless gaming patents.  

IGT PlayDigital Announces Highly Successful Rollout of Wheel of Fortune® Megaways™ Slots Game

IGT and Big Time Gaming pair iconic Wheel of Fortune slots brand with proven Megaways mechanic to create dynamic game for online and mobile slots players

LONDON, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has successfully rolled out the highly anticipated Wheel of Fortune® Megaways™ slots game on IGT PlayDigital's online game delivery platform.

Wheel of Fortune Megaways first launched in New Jersey, where the game set new performance records and drove significant player acquisition and retention for IGT's customers. Earlier this week, IGT also launched the game in approved jurisdictions throughout Europe, with additional go-lives planned for 2021 in online gaming jurisdictions around the world.

The Wheel of Fortune Megaways game was built specifically for online and mobile play, and pairs the most popular slots theme of all time, Wheel of Fortune slots, with Big Time Gaming's (BTG) highly successful, patented Megaways game mechanic. The action-packed game joins the IGT PlayDigital library of more than 140 exciting PlayCasino games that entertain online and mobile players.

BetMGM was among the first online casinos in New Jersey to offer IGT's Wheel of Fortune Megaways, developed by BTG. The game quickly became one of the online casino's most popular games in New Jersey based upon 2021 bets placed.

"BetMGM is committed to delivering a consistent, world-class gaming experience to our players. Since the addition of Wheel of Fortune Megaways to our gaming offering, it has catapulted to the top of our performance charts," said Matthew Sunderland, BetMGM VP of Gaming. "Particularly in combination with the Megaways mechanic, the quality and attraction of the Wheel of Fortune slots brand remains appealing to players across the United States."

"Big Time Gaming was honored to collaborate with the IGT PlayDigital team to bring the Wheel of Fortune Megaways online slots game to life," said Nik Robinson, Big Time Gaming CEO. "Applying Big Time Gaming's leading slots mechanics and pioneering game design to the iconic Wheel of Fortune slots brand that IGT has cultivated for more than two decades was an exceptional experience that resulted in a superior game."

"In partnership with Big Time Gaming, IGT PlayDigital created a spectacular online game by combining the legendary Wheel of Fortune slots brand with the Megaways game mechanic, which offers players one million ways to win in the Free Spins bonus," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "In a time when digital gaming growth is critical to so many IGT customers around the world, delivering unique games such as Wheel of Fortune Megaways helps our customers drive performance and differentiate their game portfolios."

Wheel of Fortune Megaways is a six-reel, high volatility game that gives players up to 117,649 ways to win and an impressive one million ways to win in its Free Spins feature. During the title's base game, players have the chance for any wild symbol to morph into a Wild Megastack™ that is comprised of up to seven wilds that collectively can fill the entire reel. The vibrant game leverages familiar Wheel of Fortune sounds, symbols and imagery and gives players the chance to enjoy a new take on the player-favorite WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE! Wheel Bonus.

For more information and to watch Wheel of Fortune Megaways gameplay visit https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/igt-casino-lounge.

IGT ADVANTAGE Casino Management System to Modernize the Gaming Experience at Circus Circus

Iconic Las Vegas Strip property converts to state-of-the-art CMS connecting slots, table games, and retail point-of-sales

LONDON, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that it is replacing a competitor's system with its state-of-the-art IGT ADVANTAGE® Casino Management System (CMS) at the iconic Circus Circus hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

"Circus Circus has continuously focused on delivering entertaining experiences for our guests, and our conversion to the IGT ADVANTAGE CMS will modernize our gaming floor, significantly streamlining our operations and helping to enhance patron loyalty and the overall player experience," said Stephan Angeles, Circus Circus Vice President of Finance. 

"By converting to the IGT ADVANTAGE system, Circus Circus is enhancing its efficiency and performance, while also ensuring long-term capacity for future growth as gaming technology and player preferences continue to evolve," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice President of Global Product Management for VLT, Systems and Payments. "Our flexible, modular system, which easily integrates with third-party solutions, will transform Circus Circus' gaming technology infrastructure, helping them to grow their business while intensifying their focus on delivering highly engaging experiences to their patrons."

The IGT ADVANTAGE CMS leverages nearly three decades of performance in the field to help drive business outcomes and improve operational efficiency. The Circus Circus deployment, planned for Q2 of 2021, will connect all 1,100 machines as well as table games, and will integrate with the property's food and beverage, retail point-of-sale and hotel management systems.

The IGT ADVANTAGE CMS core delivery will include Patron Management, a powerful tool for building customized events and promotions; Machine Accounting, which streamlines and simplifies reporting; the EZPay ticketing solution; and Cage and Table Accounting.

The deployment will also include implementation of IGT's NexGen player tracking hardware, offering players a means to view account information, messaging, awards, and bonusing applications.

For more information, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Powerbucks Slots Award Massive Back-to-Back Jackpots in January

LONDON – Feb. 17, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its omnichannel Powerbucks® Slots awarded back-to-back life-changing jackpots in January. Within hours of each other, two lucky online slots players won a combined total of more than CA$2.5 million in top prizes playing Wheel of Fortune® Exotic Far East on Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s OLG.ca.

On Jan. 20, the first online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,582,205 and a few hours later, another player hit the jackpot for CA$1,002,272.

“These back-to-back jackpot wins are unprecedented for IGT’s Powerbucks link, and the fact that these two players won playing the same game in the same online casino adds to the excitement,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President Canada, South and Central America. “Since going live in Ontario a little over a year ago, IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link has awarded six million-dollar-plus jackpots to OLG.ca players. As the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game, Powerbucks continues to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins to players throughout Canada.”

 

“It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG.ca players have won many prizes including these life-changing jackpots with IGT’s Powerbucks progressive,” said Wilma Chan, OLG Vice President of Product Management. “As Ontario’s only regulated online casino, we are proud OLG.ca offers a wide range of exciting games with industry leading customer processes such as play limits, where all proceeds benefit Ontario.”

IGT’s Powerbucks links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. Powerbucks slots has paid 24 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016.

IGT Extends Agreement with Global Payments to Provide Players with Digital Access to Funds for Cashless Wagering

Seamless integration with IGTPay™ funding gateway offers players secure access to bank accounts for online, mobile, and land-based cashless gaming

LONDON – Feb. 16, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT)
announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (“IGT”), has extended its
agreement with supplier Global Payments Gaming Solutions (“Global Payments”) to continue
enabling guaranteed Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank funds transfers through seamless
integration with IGT’s proprietary IGTPay™ payment gateway. The agreement extends IGT’s
previous agreement with Global Payments to a minimum term of five years.

Once a player registers with Global Payments’ VIP Preferred® service via IGTPay, they can
transfer funds digitally between their bank account and Cashless Wagering Account in a single
step, without having to enter their information for each transaction.

“Our solutions drive industry-leading gaming experiences,” said Christopher Justice,
president, Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “This agreement enables IGT to access our
VIP Preferred network, the industry’s premier way to provide gaming patrons easy and
convenient access to funding via bank accounts, providing a seamless and frictionless way to
access cash for gaming. More than 3.5 million patrons rely on Global Payments’ VIP Preferred
for simple, secure, and responsible play.”


“Players are more likely to embrace cashless technology when the experience is simple,
convenient, and offers a wide range of funding sources, including direct, secure access to their
bank accounts,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, VLT, Systems and Payments
Products. “As cashless adoption continues to grow in the gaming industry, we’re proud to offer
Global Payments’ trusted and proven service to our customers and their patrons as an
integrated feature of our proprietary IGTPay funding gateway.”

Global Payments, which processes approximately $5 billion in transactions each year, provides
IGT with one of four types of funding sources available to players through the IGTPay gateway.
In addition to bank account access, players can also access credit card, debit card, and eWallet
accounts to fund their Cashless Wagering Accounts. The IGTPay solution can include support
from IGT’s experienced Payments team, which provides all aspects of payment-related
services.


IGT’s relationship with Global Payments began in 2016 as a digital funding transfer method for
IGT’s iLottery product offering. The relationship expanded in 2018 through its integration with
the IGTPay online payment gateway for its digital PlayLottery offering and has since expanded
across IGT’s digital verticals. It is now also available for land-based cashless gaming through
IGT’s turnkey Resort Wallet™ product suite, part of the IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management
system product family.


IGT’s Resort Wallet solution offers two flexible variations of IGT’s cashless offering for landbased casinos: cardless and carded. The player’s PIN-protected Cashless Wagering Account
can fund both variations either digitally through bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and
eWallets via IGTPay, or through cash deposits at the casino cashier, kiosks and slot machines.
With Resort Wallet cardless cashless, players use a mobile app to access their Cashless
Wagering Account, tap their smartphone on a slot machine to card in, and transfer funds
electronically to the game. For carded cashless, players use a loyalty club card to access their
Cashless Wagering Account, insert their card into a slot machine, and transfer the funds into the
game. Funds in the Cashless Wagering Account are securely maintained for the next play
session or property visit, and players can also transfer funds between slot machines onsite, as
well as between a casino’s other properties.


For more information, visit igt.com/cashless. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT,
follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at
youtube.com/igt.

 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming
experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines
and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content,
substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge
technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive
growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the
highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000
employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


About Global Payments Gaming Solutions
Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), enables the
world’s gaming entertainment leaders to create amazing consumer experiences and maximize
spend across all of their physical and digital properties. Their complete suite of payment
solutions enables safe, secure and trusted cash access at the cage, on the casino floor, or
online. Learn more at www.globalpaymentsgaming.com.

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IGT Drives Evolution of Lottery in Mexico through Extension of Full-Service Contract with LOTENAL

Facilities management extension includes ongoing delivery of draw-based and instant tickets system, lottery terminals, and associated services

LONDON, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT México Lottery, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("IGT"), has extended its agreement with La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública ("LOTENAL"), Mexico's national lottery, to continue providing an integrated draw-based/instant ticket system, draw-based lottery terminals, a communications network, and additional lottery products and ongoing services. The agreement, effective Dec. 20, 2020, extends IGT's contract with the lottery to March 2, 2022.

"For the Lotería Nacional, the extension of the contract with IGT contributes to the certainty and security that we offer to our clients in a year of great challenges for all of us, which has also been a year of transition and internal transformation," said Mario Caballero Luna, LOTENAL Chief of Advisors.

"For more than three decades, IGT has provided our Lottery customer in Mexico with the expertise, technology, and services it has needed to generate results, which ultimately benefit social and health programs," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "As LOTENAL navigates this transformational period, IGT's innovative, reliable, and proven technology will continue to be a key driver of its evolution."

IGT's ongoing services to LOTENAL include lottery game transactions and instant ticket distribution across 8,200 terminals nationwide. It also includes continuous development of new B2B retail channels; installation, repair, maintenance and monitoring of its total base of lottery terminals; retailer training; field service; call center operations and hotline management; a fixed-odds sports betting retail network; and marketing support to further enhance LOTENAL's overall product and game portfolio.

In 2019, LOTENAL merged with Mexico's Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública lottery, and the combined new organization retained the LOTENAL name.

For more information, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Expands World-Class Content and Hardware Footprint with Historical Racing Machine Deployments in Virginia

Partnership with Exacta Systems creates IGT growth opportunity, elevates gaming in Commonwealth

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently expanded its position in the growing historical horse racing (HHR) segment with the Company's first historical racing machine (HRM) deployments in Virginia. Through a distribution agreement with Exacta Systems, IGT is providing players at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment-owned gaming venues throughout Virginia with HRM-versions of their favorite IGT video slot themes such as Fortune Coin®, Solar Disc™ and Red Hot Tamales! ® on the Company's proven CrystalCurve® and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets.

"As the historical horse racing segment continues to grow across the U.S., Exacta Systems is thrilled to partner with leading content provider IGT to ensure that players have access to the highest caliber game content and cabinets in the market," said Jeremy Stein, Exacta Systems CEO. "The recent deployment of IGT's historical racing machines in Virginia introduces a compelling, casino-style entertainment experience that is new to the Commonwealth and will help drive growth for our customers."

"IGT's distribution agreement with Exacta Systems enables us to pursue exciting new growth opportunities like those offered in Virginia's expanding historical horse racing market," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "With IGT's performance-tested content and proven hardware portfolio, we can offer a steady stream of new HHR experiences that engage players and elevate the profile and success of the entire HHR gaming segment."

"Introducing IGT's exceptional HRM content and cabinets to our gaming venues throughout Virginia has been a welcomed addition to the quality of entertainment that we can offer our players," said Aaron GomesPeninsula Pacific Entertainment Chief Operating Officer. "As we look to drive growth and differentiate our offering, IGT's video slot-style HRM games captured our players' attention and brought some of the gaming industry's most popular slot themes to our gaming floor."

Virginia joins Kentucky as the second jurisdiction where IGT has deployed its HRMs.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

IGT Adds Engaging iLottery Games to Kentucky Lottery Corporation's Portfolio via Four-Year Contract Extension

IGT PlayDigital PlayLottery Content Will Include the Company's Patented Cash Pop Draw Game

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a four-year contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation to continue providing its iLottery platform and mobile app, and add engaging new IGT PlayLottery content to the Lottery's existing digital games portfolio.

IGT PlayDigital will install its PlayRGS (remote game server) digital game delivery technology allowing the Lottery to expand its portfolio of Instant Play games with new game features and promotional capabilities. IGT will also add the Lottery's daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games to Kentucky's iLottery lineup, as well as IGT's patented Cash Pop™ game. Cash Pop is IGT's exclusive draw-based game that gives players the ability to strategize their wager and create their own personalized experience every time they play.

"For more than 30 years, IGT has continuously helped modernize the Kentucky Lottery's offerings to ensure they suit the ever-changing player needs and market opportunities," said Mary Harville, Kentucky Lottery President and CEO. "When we first introduced iLottery games with IGT in 2016, we offered three draw games and five instant play games. Extending our contract with IGT allows us to grow our portfolio to offer a total of eight draw games, including three new ones to the digital space, and more than a hundred compelling instant play games that will entertain players and contribute to the Lottery's record-breaking annual sales growth."

"Now more than ever, lotteries are looking to evolve the traditional lottery player experience through the introduction of iLottery play, and IGT is excited to help the Kentucky Lottery benefit from the evolution of its digital games portfolio," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The Kentucky Lottery was at the forefront of this initiative, and we look forward to bringing additional innovative draw games, like Cash Pop, and engaging PlayLottery instant play themes to the Lottery's players."

In addition to new games and the digital platform, IGT will provide performance analytics to recommend and identify specific opportunities for iLottery growth. IGT will also provide continued system, software and marketing support for the iLottery program.

The Kentucky Lottery has been a customer of IGT's since the Lottery's inception in 1989. In 2016, IGT began providing its PlayLottery products and solutions for the Lottery, and in early 2020, the Lottery executed a two-year iLottery extension with IGT. The latest amendment extends IGT's contract for another four years through July 2026. In addition to iLottery, IGT provides the traditional draw-based lottery system and retail lottery products, as well as operations, hotline, field services and marketing support.

For more information about IGT, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT's Industry-Leading PlaySports Platform Powers FanDuel SportsBook Mobile App in Virginia

FanDuel Group and IGT continue nationwide partnership with IGT PlaySports deployment in Virginia as State introduces legalized sports betting

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering FanDuel Group's recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Virginia. IGT and FanDuel Group have teamed up to deliver industry-leading sports betting in twelve U.S. states, including nine where players can enjoy the IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app.

"We are excited to continue to grow our geographical and operational footprint with the launch of legal sports betting in the Commonwealth of Virginia late last week," said Niall Connell, Senior Vice President, General Manager FanDuel Sportsbook. "These are complex launches with individualized state-by-state requirements that require experienced partners like IGT."

"We are proud of the role IGT has played in helping FanDuel Group build the player-preferred sports betting solution in the U.S. market," said Enrico Drago IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The IGT PlaySports platform is aiding FanDuel as it scales new market opportunities such as its recent launch in Virginia and enabling FanDuel to deliver its multi-state sports betting enterprise."

Since 2018, IGT has been a platform provider for several FanDuel Sportsbooks across the U.S., including the nation's largest volume retail sportsbook in the U.S. -- Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment in East Rutherford, N.J. In August 2020, IGT and FanDuel Group announced a multi-year agreement naming IGT FanDuel Group's exclusive retail platform provider for the entire U.S. market and a principal iGaming content supplier. Virginia joins New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa as states where players can enjoy IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbook apps.

IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Omnichannel Sports Betting to Michigan via Launch of FanDuel Sportsbook App

IGT PlaySports technology and PlayCasino games help fuel FanDuel Group's sports betting and iGaming expansion in Michigan

LONDONJan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering the recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Michigan, the latest U.S. state to introduce regulated online sports betting and iGaming. In addition, proven IGT PlayDigital PlayCasino games such as Fortune Coin®, Cleopatra®, Game King® and IGT Blackjack can now be enjoyed by online players throughout Michigan via FanDuel Casino. These deployments complement the state-of-the-art FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino in Detroit that opened in March 2020.

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"IGT's PlaySports technology and experienced team have helped FanDuel Group continue to grow in the U.S. and maintain its position as America's #1 Sportsbook," said Niall Connell, Senior Vice President, General Manager FanDuel Sportsbook. "With the launch of FanDuel Sportsbook app in Michigan, sports fans throughout the State have added choice and convenience for when and where they engage with their favorite sports teams and online casino games."

 

"Aiding FanDuel Group's expansion in Michigan via our proven PlaySports platform and entertaining PlayCasino games that span slots, video poker and table games is an exciting start to 2021 and another key achievement in the IGT-FanDuel relationship," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Michigan is projected to be one of the most lively sports betting and iGaming markets in the U.S. and our retail and mobile PlaySports technology and world-renowned PlayCasino games will enable FanDuel Group to scale its offering for the opportunities of today and the future."

This PlaySports platform deployment in Michigan marks the ninth state where IGT and FanDuel Group have teamed up to deliver best-in-class mobile sports betting, the sixth state where the companies have partnered in delivering an omnichannel sports betting solution, and the third state where IGT PlayDigital casino games are featured on FanDuel Group-operated online casinos.

IGT Reaffirms Leadership in the Caribbean with Seven-Year Lottery Extension in Jamaica

Facilities Management agreement with Supreme Ventures Limited includes ongoing supply of industry-leading technology, content, and services

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT") has signed a seven-year contract extension with Supreme Ventures Limited ("SVL") to continue providing world-class lottery technology, content, and ongoing services and support in Jamaica.

"Over the past 19 years, IGT's commitment to our growth and provision of superior service has directly influenced SVL's ongoing success," said Gary Peart, SVL Executive Chairman"This agreement represents the next chapter in our winning partnership, and further supports SVL for expansion, reinforcing our market leadership position and our place as an integral part of the fabric of Jamaica. SVL is an important contributor to nation-building on multiple fronts and growing business for all stakeholders. Our long-term strategic relationship with IGT is a key enabler for our growth platform and delivering our vision for SVL in the region."

"This latest extension demonstrates IGT's and SVL's mutual commitment to creating value for SVL's stakeholders through innovative gaming solutions, while emphasizing SVL's confidence in the performance and stability of IGT's offering," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery"As SVL continues to offer best-in-class lottery and gaming products, this extension will sustain business momentum and player engagement, make an impact on small businesses through SVL's expanding retailer network, and ultimately benefit all Jamaicans."

With the previous contract period scheduled to end in January 2026, the latest contract extension is for a period of seven years, extending the contract through 2033 and enabling IGT to continue strategically supporting SVL for the next 12 years.  

Under the agreement, IGT will continue providing lottery products, games and services, and as part of a Facilities Management integrated services arrangement, will continue to operate and maintain its stable, high-performance central system, terminals, and communications network, producing high transaction volumes daily for the lottery business; provide marketing support; and supply field services. The agreement also includes data center operations and a 24-7 customer contact center, game design and development, data analytics, strategic planning, and sales support.

In addition to its lottery contract with SVL, IGT also provides mobile phone top-up services to SVL, as well as operational support for its VLT program, including field services, installations for new retailers, and marketing and sales support.

IGT, previously as GTECH, has been the lottery technology and services provider to SVL since the Lottery began selling online games in 2001.

IGT Modernizes Gaming in Minnesota with Debut of S3000 Spinning Reel Cabinet at Grand Casino Mille Lacs

IGT first gaming supplier approved to deploy video slot games on spinning reel cabinets in Minnesota 

 

LONDON – Jan.21, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it is modernizing casino entertainment in Minnesota with the launch of the S3000® cabinet at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minn. IGT recently became the first gaming supplier approved to distribute video slot games on spinning reel cabinets in Minnesota, paving the way forGrand Casino Mille Lacs to be the first gaming venue in the State to offer patrons this in-demand form of gaming. 

 

The award-winning IGT S3000 gaming machines at Grand Casino Mille Lacsdeliver a new-to-the-state gaming experience, complete with spinning reels, flashy lights, iconic slot machine sounds and big win celebrations. Initial IGT games offered on the S3000 cabinets in Minnesota include some of the gaming industry’s most popular titles such as Double Gold, Pink Diamond®, Triple Gold Bars and Triple Jackpot Jewels®. 

 

Introducing IGT games on the S3000 cabinet instantly elevated the excitement and diversified the entertainment that we can offer Grand Casino Mille Lacs guests,” said Robbie Sawyer, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Vice President of Gaming. “Grand Casino Mille Lacs is proud to be the first casino in Minnesota to showcaseIGT’s spinning games and is delighted to observe our guests enjoying the quintessentialgaming experiences that they deliver.” 

 

By deployingIGT’s S3000 cabinets,Grand Casino Mille Lacs isthe first casino operator in Minnesota to benefit fromthe player appeal of the industry’s most iconic spinning reel cabinet and the strength of IGT’s vast spinning reelcontent library,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming.IGT’s recent regulatoryapproval to deploy mechanical reel games in Minnesota presents a meaningful growth opportunity for the Company and our casino customers throughout the State.” 

IGT Awarded Contract Extension from Iowa Lottery to Supply Innovative Instant Ticket Games and Services

LONDON – Jan. 13, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), will continue providing the Iowa Lottery with instant ticket games and related services as part of a one-year contract extension with the Lottery. The extension will run through Dec. 31, 2021 and allows for the Lottery to exercise three additional one-year extension options.

“Since 2015, IGT’s printing business has contributed to the Iowa Lottery’s record-breaking scratch ticket sales through high-performing games including the $20 Super 20s, which is printed as IGT’s oversized Super Ticket format,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “We will continue to work closely with the Lottery, delivering innovative games and unrivaled player experiences so the Lottery can reach its sales goals and maximize its contributions to good causes.”

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will deliver a comprehensive range of instant ticket services to the Iowa Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets.

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IGT Patents Way to Fund Bets With Bitcoin

A top gambling tech company has patented a way for bitcoiners to pay for their next digital roll of the dice with cryptocurrency.

International Game Technology plc, which builds slots and other tech for casinos, has yet to reveal any plans to integrate bitcoin, bitcoin cash and ether into its tech. But its new patent awarded Tuesday covers a means for HODLER-gamblers to pay for their bets with any of the three.

As described in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings, users of IGT’s method would be able to transfer cryptocurrency into their gaming accounts as a means of payment. There, the crypto would convert to fiat currency after payment of a fee.

IGT’s filings include drawings of a mobile phone application for placing the deposits as well as a slot machine that would theoretically facilitate the actual bet. One drawing included a live bitcoin wallet address that IGT appears to have set up but never used.

But the patent is not exclusive to slots machines; rather, it also covers the means for moving crypto into the gambler’s account. IGT could theoretically roll out a now-patented method for crypto funding across any of its digital gambling platforms. The company has stakes in slots, lotteries and the burgeoning sports-betting scene.

"IGT secured this patent to bolster its industry-leading patent portfolio in anticipation of any possible future direction in regulated gaming involving cryptocurrency", said Phil O’Shaughnessy, VP Global Communications, Trade Shows & CSR.

 

Danny Nelson of Coindesk wrote this story; edited by Fantini Research staff.

IGT and the Plaza Hotel & Casino Celebrate Life-Changing Jackpots with Las Vegas' Exclusive Wheel of Fortune® Slots Zone

LONDON, Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) and the Plaza Hotel & Casino announced today the debut of the Wheel of Fortune® Slots Zone, a dynamic, branded space within the Plaza Casino in Downtown Las Vegas that is dedicated exclusively to legendary Wheel of Fortune slots games.

The vibrantly themed Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone covers more than 2,900 square feet and is conveniently located in the heart of the Plaza Casino's gaming floor. The space is home to more than 40 IGT Wheel of Fortune slots games, including both new and classic themes in mechanical reel and video reel formats. Accessible to all Plaza Casino guests, the Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone is the ideal destination for players seeking the most famous slots theme of all time and their chance to activate the iconic, multi-color Wheel of Fortune wheel and holler "Come on Big Money!" while taking in signature "WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!" celebrations.

"When Plaza Casino guests enter our new Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone, it is immediately apparent that they're in Las Vegas' epicenter of Wheel of Fortune slots fun," said Casey P. Adras, the Plaza Hotel & Casino Director of Slot Operations. "We've collaborated with IGT to create a compelling space that delivers an exceptional guest experience, features the most in-demand Wheel of Fortune games and embodies the jackpot-paying legacy of the iconic slots brand."

"In creating Las Vegas' exclusive Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone, the Plaza Casino harnessed the excitement, appeal and familiarity of IGT's Wheel of Fortune slots brand to create a venue that players will quickly associate with world-class casino entertainment and life-changing jackpots," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "We look forward to ongoing collaboration with our customers at Plaza Casino to ensure that they maximize the performance of this new space through IGT's latest Wheel of Fortune slots games and casino technologies."

"The Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone at the Plaza Casino in Downtown Las Vegas captures the excitement of the most acclaimed slot theme of all time on an unprecedented scale," said Suzanne Prete, Sony Pictures Television SVP Global Licensing & Brand Management. "For decades IGT's Wheel of Fortune Slots has set the gaming industry standard for life-changing jackpots and there is no better place for this type of winning mecca than Las Vegas, the world's most iconic gaming destination."

Wheel of Fortune slots is the most successful slots theme of all time. Since the game's 1996 debut, IGT has made more than 250 variations of the player-favorite slots theme and distributed them in countries around the world. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted more than 1,000 millionaires, totaling well over $3 billion in jackpot payouts, and have earned dozens of accolades on the merit of attributes ranging from innovation to player affinity.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Leads New Era in Cashless Gaming with Completion of Nevada Regulatory Approval

LONDON, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading a new era in cashless gaming by successfully completing the final stage of Nevada regulatory approval for its Resort Wallet™ carded cashless module, part of the award-winning IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management system. With this milestone, the module is approved for deployment throughout the State, enabling customers to give their casino patrons the option of a reduced-contact, safer, and effortless cashless slot gaming experience.

"Our Resort Wallet solution ensures that our customers can experience the increased liquidity, player convenience, and enhanced safety that only cashless gaming can deliver," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, VLT, Systems and Payments Products. "This solution will heighten the player experience to new levels while positioning our customers as technology leaders. We're grateful to the Nevada Gaming Control Board for enabling this momentous debut in the State."

The approved Resort Wallet carded cashless module enables players to use a loyalty card to transfer cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cash desk or any Resort Wallet-enabled slot machine. Players can then insert their PIN-protected card into the slot machine, apply those funds to their game play, and cash out to their secure digital wallet at any time. They can also choose to move a portion of their funds from the slot machine to their digital wallet while printing a ticket at the slot machine for the balance.

The carded cashless module is one of three variations available as part of IGT's Resort Wallet solution, the industry's only fully integrated, turnkey cashless technology:

- A variation of the Resort Wallet solution includes cardless cashless, where players tap their smartphone on a slot machine or table game to card in. They can then access their Cashless Wagering Account, load cash into the account from either the casino cashier, kiosk, or slot machine, then transfer funds between slot machines onsite, as well as between a casino's properties.


- Cashless with external funding represents the full-service variation of the Resort Wallet solution. It combines Resort Wallet with IGTPay™, IGT's proven, proprietary external funding gateway. Players access their Cashless Wagering Account from a mobile app, with the flexibility to load their account securely and directly with funds from external sources such as credit and debit cards, bank accounts, and e-Wallets.


In addition to slot play, patrons can seamlessly access the funds in their Resort Wallet Cashless Wagering Account for table gaming, sports betting, and at retail points-of-sale.

All Resort Wallet modules encourage social distancing on the gaming floor by reducing line-ups at the casino cash desk and kiosks, and generate greater operational efficiencies by reducing cash handling costs and associated safety and security risks. Cashless play lessens machine maintenance by reducing cash handling, and results in fewer cash handling errors.

In addition, the IGT ADVANTAGE system enables responsible gaming information to be displayed through the Service Window and NexGen® display on the slot machine, as well as through notifications on the Resort Wallet-enabled cashless wagering mobile app.

For more information, visit igt.com/cashless, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

US – Playtech signs license to use IGT’s game features in the US

Playtech has signed a new licensing agreement with global gaming leader IGT, that will see Playtech is able to offer games in the US that include any of the features patented within IGT’s extensive US patent portfolio.

IGT is the holder of the largest portfolio of slot game feature patents in the US. The agreement represents a significant step in Playtech’s expansion into North America after being granted a license in New Jersey. Having already gone live with bet365 and across BetMGM’s gaming network earlier this year, the deal with IGT showcases Playtech’s vision to partner with leading companies and leverage its scale to increase the Company’s distribution capabilities in North America.

Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer at Playtech, said: “The agreement with IGT represents another significant milestone in the growth of our presence in North America as we build on the momentum of the past few months. We look forward to offering the US market more of our market-leading software and technology in what is a rapidly growing US market”.

Nick Khin, Chief Operating Officer at IGT, added: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to provide Playtech with access to the largest game feature patent portfolio in the US. Working in partnership with Playtech will help propel our collective innovation and growth, and further validates our significant IP portfolio.”

IGT Announces Agreement to License Exclusive IP Rights for GALAXIS, SYSTEM2Go and Associated Software and Hardware to Modulus

IGT streamlines its systems product line to focus on IGT ADVANTAGE™ casino management system and related solutions
Agreement ensures continuous service and support to existing GALAXIS and SYSTEM2Go customers

LONDON, Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its subsidiaries IGT Europe B.V., IGT Austria GmbH, and IGT Germany Gaming GmbH ("IGT") have entered into a strategic agreement to exclusively license the intellectual property for its GALAXIS™ and SYSTEM2Go™ casino central management systems (CMSs) to Modulus S.a.r.l. ("Modulus").

The agreement, effective Dec. 18, 2020, permits Modulus to commercialize and distribute GALAXIS and SYSTEM2Go and IGT's existing inventory of related legacy hardware to Modulus customers in all territories excluding North America. Modulus will also be able to develop source code for these products, and will provide ongoing maintenance services to existing GALAXIS and SYSTEM2Go customers.  

"Driven by decades of IGT's proven casino systems experience, GALAXIS and SYSTEM2Go solutions have earned a strong reputation as solutions that drive efficiencies on international customers' gaming floors while elevating player engagement," said Willy de Bruyn, President, Modulus"GALAXIS' range of flexible modules integrate effortlessly with SYSTEM2Go, an affordable and scalable CMS suited to single and multi-site gaming venues that does not require a significant IT infrastructure investment and extensive training to operate. These solutions are a significant strategic addition to our product portfolio, and SYSTEM2Go will continue to be especially transformational for smaller, cost-conscious international operators."

"As the supplier of the industry's most advanced systems solutions, IGT has decided to exclusively license the IP of its successful legacy GALAXIS and SYSTEM2Go solutions to Modulus to eliminate duplicative efforts and resources required for us to manage multiple sets of CMS products. This will optimize our focus on the development, deployment, and customer service activities for our innovative IGT ADVANTAGE CMS and associated products, including our industry-leading Resort Wallet™ and IGTPay™ mobile cashless solutions," said Mark MacCombie, IGT Vice President, Sales and Operations, EMEA. "IGT and Modulus have collaborated on a robust transition plan that will ensure current GALAXIS and SYSTEM2Go customers continue to seamlessly experience the high-quality service, maintenance and support they've come to expect."

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

IGT ADVANTAGE Casino Management System to Maximize Performance at Iconic South African Casino

IGT replaces competitor's system with its robust, proven system and Resort Wallet carded cashless module at newly reopened Carousel Casino in North West Province

LONDON, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has replaced a competitor's system with its IGT ADVANTAGE® Casino Management System (CMS) at the newly reopened Carousel Casino in North West Province, South Africa, which now features the country's first-ever deployment of the IGT ADVANTAGE Resort Wallet™ carded cashless module.

"We selected the IGT ADVANTAGE CMS for the Carousel re-launch due to its proven stability, user-friendly configuration, and ability to automate more parts of the business, which frees our staff to focus on delivering a superior gaming experience to patrons," said Mario Morfou, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lakama Resorts and Casino. "In addition, IGT's on-the-ground support team implemented the new system flawlessly within a compressed timeframe, reinforcing IGT's status as a leader in systems service and customer support."

"The delivery of our IGT ADVANTAGE solution to the newly reopened Carousel Casino demonstrates the power and reliability of our system in South Africa's Class III casino vertical," said Mark MacCombie, IGT Vice President, Sales and Operations, EMEA. "Carousel can now benefit from IGT's proven solution to maximize floor performance, generate incremental revenue, simplify operations, and increase player loyalty."

The Carousel Casino will be deploying a proven suite of IGT ADVANTAGE products that include Machine Accounting, Patron Management, Cage and Table Accounting, and Table Manager, as well as several powerful marketing products such as Carded Lucky Coin and M5. M5 is a powerful tool enabling dynamic HTML5 content creation for the sbNexGen® II multimedia player tracking display, giving Carousel patrons a modern casino experience with enhanced interfaces, targeted messaging, and engaging bonusing.

The IGT ADVANTAGE CMS, which connects 400 machines at the property, provides a complete toolset to help drive business outcomes and improve operational efficiency. Its breadth of features is based on nearly three decades of use in the field, and includes the most comprehensive and flexible cashless offering available.

The IGT ADVANTAGE Resort Wallet carded cashless module maximizes the guest experience at Carousel with a true single-card solution, giving players the option to easily move funds from game to game using their club card. Integration with Carousel's patron management and point-of-sale systems means players gain quick and easy access to their gaming balances, players club rewards, and property services and amenities using a single card, reducing operational costs, increasing club membership, and driving carded play.

The Resort Wallet solution is a turnkey, add-on product for IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system customers who want to give players a cashless wagering option through a physical loyalty card, a mobile app, or both. It is also available with IGTPay™, the Company's proprietary, fully integrated external funding payments gateway.

Carousel Casino has been one of South Africa's most popular entertainment destinations since it first opened in 1991. Following closure in March 2020 due to pandemic-related restrictions, the site was acquired by Betanogenix affiliate Lakama Resorts and Casino, a subsidiary company of the Lakama Group of Companies which holds interests in multiple gaming operations in the country, including Class II (bingo) and Independent Site Operator (ISO) locations. IGT has supplied Betanogenix with the majority of the operator's electronic bingo terminals since 2017.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

IGT PlayDigital Drives Advancement of Digital Gaming in Finland

LONDON – Dec. 15, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that a subsidiary (hereinafter “IGT”) has successfully launched its IGT PlayRGS (remote game server) solution and IGT PlayCasino content with Veikkaus Oy (“Veikkaus”), Finland’s state lottery operator and World Lottery Association member.

“IGT PlayDigital's solution enables Veikkaus to provide its players with best-in-class online content, including IGT’s top-performing PlayCasino games,” said Jan Hagelberg, Veikkaus Vice President, Casino Games. “This solution ensures that Veikkaus can offer the games players want while responsibly growing our digital program to serve our players with the best customer experience and safest online casino available.”

“IGT PlayDigital's vast portfolio of proven solutions, combined with our extensive experience in the government-regulated digital gaming market, will enable Veikkaus to significantly enhance player engagement,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President, PlayDigital. “By adding our powerful PlayRGS solution and player-tested PlayCasino digital content to its offering, Veikkaus is re-affirming its status as one of the most technologically advanced operators in the world.”

The PlayRGS installation includes maintenance, monitoring, support, as well as access to the complete library of IGT PlayCasino content and marketing support. One of the most advanced cross-platform delivery systems on the market, PlayRGS provides operators with premium game content and plugs seamlessly into an existing back office. A single integration grants access to an extensive library of slots, table games, video poker and instant win games (eInstants), making them immediately available to players where and when they want to play: on desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablet devices.

In addition to introducing its PlayRGS solution and PlayCasino content, IGT provides Veikkaus with its PlayBingo (digital bingo) solution, core lottery central system, sports betting, and landbased slot machines.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Agreement To Sell Italian B2C Gaming Business For €950 Million In Cash

- Favorable rebalancing of business and geographic mix improves IGT's future profit margin and cash flow generation

- Focus within IGT's Global Gaming segment on core competency as a B2B service provider

- Proceeds will primarily be used for debt reduction, enhancing IGT's financial flexibility

LONDON, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Lottomatica Holding S.r.l. has signed a definitive agreement to sell one hundred percent (100%) of the share capital of Lottomatica Videolot Rete S.p.A. and Lottomatica Scommesse S.r.l., the members of the IGT group which conduct its Italian B2C gaming machine, sports betting, and digital gaming businesses, to Gamenet Group S.p.A., a subsidiary of funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, "Apollo") (NYSE:APO), a leading global alternative investment manager.

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"The transaction enables IGT to monetize its leadership positions in the Italian B2C gaming machine, sports betting, and digital spaces at an attractive multiple to comparable Italian transactions, providing us with enhanced financial flexibility," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "Aligning with our recent reorganization, the favorable rebalancing of our business and geographic mix reframes and simplifies our priorities while improving the Company's future profit margin, cash flow generation, and debt profile."

The transaction values the businesses being sold at an enterprise value of approximately €1.1 billion. The businesses being sold generated about €207 million in aggregated adjusted EBITDA1 in 2019, placing the transaction in the upper band of valuation ranges achieved by the most recent Italian benchmarks. The sale price is €950 million, with €725 million payable at closing, €100 million payable on December 31, 2021, and the remaining €125 million payable on September 30, 2022. The deferred payments are not subject to any conditions other than closing and are secured by an equity commitment letter from the Apollo-managed funds. IGT will use net proceeds from the transaction primarily to reduce debt.

The Board of Directors of IGT has unanimously approved the transaction, which remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. IGT expects that the transaction will close in the first half of 2021.

Credit Suisse International is acting as lead financial advisor to IGT, UBS is acting as financial advisor and fairness opinion advisor to IGT and its Board of Directors, and White & Case and NCTM are advising IGT. Mediobanca, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and the Italian offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP and Latham & Watkins, LLP are advising the buyer.

IGT and Maverick Gaming to Deliver Retail and Mobile Sports Betting with Launch of Play Maverick Sports in Colorado

LONDON, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its leading PlaySports platform will power world-class retail sports betting at Maverick Gaming's three Colorado-based casinos as well as interactive sports betting throughout Colorado via Play Maverick Sports. Through a multi-year agreement with Maverick Gaming, IGT will provide its proven PlaySports turnkey solution including user-friendly self-service PlaySports kiosks, to Grand Z Casino and Johnny Z's Casino in Central City, Colo. and Z Casino in Black Hawk, Colo. The IGT PlaySports platform, complete with a fully integrated Player Account Management (PAM) solution, will also power Maverick Gaming's "Play Maverick Sports" mobile sports wagering app.

"IGT's comprehensive PlaySports technology will enable Play Maverick Sports to engage new players and enhance our portfolio with exceptional sports betting experiences at our casinos and throughout the state of Colorado," said Justin Beltram, Maverick Gaming Chief Operating Officer. "The turnkey nature of IGT's PlaySports solution and its proven ability to deliver positive player experiences across channels were key drivers of our decision to choose IGT as our sports betting growth partner. Maverick Gaming cannot wait to extend the excitement of sports betting to our players and sports fans throughout Colorado."

"By leveraging the IGT PlaySports turnkey solution, Maverick Gaming is positioned to benefit from the entire PlaySports value chain and operate a top-quality, cross-channel sports betting program," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "IGT will apply the experience and expertise that we have gained through our leading B2B sports betting operations in 15 U.S. states to help fuel the success of Maverick Gaming's Colorado sports betting enterprise."

For more information on IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com/PlaySports.

IGT Wins "Sustainable Business Award" in 2020 Industry Community Awards

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently won the "Sustainable Business Award" for gaming industry suppliers in the 2020 Industry Community Awards. In its inaugural year, the Industry Community Awards recognizes companies and individuals within the gaming industry that have gone above and beyond in helping others and in tackling major issues brought on by the pandemic.

IGT was honored for its sustainable business practices that are anchored by four key pillars: Valuing our People, Advancing Responsibility, Supporting our Communities, and Fostering Sustainable Operations.

"IGT's commitment to sustainable business practices guides our every action and continues to create value for our employees, customers and stakeholders," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP Global Brand, Marketing and Communications. "IGT winning the 'Sustainable Business Award' in the 2020 Industry Community Awards is a reflection of our company-wide dedication to supporting our people and the communities where we do business, and a byproduct of the hard work and focus of our global workforce."

The Industry Community Awards are produced by the same organization responsible for the annual International Gaming Awards and the Women in Gaming Diversity Awards. To learn more about IGT's leadership in corporate social responsibility and to access the Company's 2019 Sustainability Report visit IGT.com

IGT Recognized Among Top-Ranking Participants in All-In Diversity Project’s Workplace Inclusivity Report

LONDON – Nov. 19, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has been recognized by the All-In Diversity Project (“AIDP”) as one of the highest-ranking participants in AIDP’s 2019 All-Index™ report, an annually published benchmarking tool that measures the global gaming and betting industry’s progress toward inclusion in the workplace.

Of the 26 entities from around the world that participated in the 2019 survey, IGT received the second-highest score out of 100, with only a five-point difference between it and the top-ranked participant. IGT’s ranking represents a significant increase compared to its ninth-place results among 25 respondents in the AIDP’s inaugural 2018 report.

“The latest All-Index results demonstrate that IGT has made significant progress advancing our goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity. “While there’s still much work to do, the success of ongoing initiatives like our internal diversity training for executives, employee Diversity and Inclusion groups, and our regional and global Diversity and Inclusion councils prove that with a holistic, company-wide approach and the support of the highest levels of leadership, it’s possible to foster a more inclusive and equitable culture, which ultimately creates a more competitive and successful organization.”

“We congratulate IGT on their second-place ranking in the 2019 All-Index and commend them for their transparency and eagerness to share best practices and areas for improvement,” said Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project. “With two reports completed, we now have a tangible set of data showing what diversity, equality, and inclusion looks like in practice, and IGT’s rapid escalation to a top position in the latest index shows that the Company has already been able to achieve substantial D&I goals in just a year.”

Developed in partnership with the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University in the U.K., the All-Index™ Report aims to track year-over-year progress by providing an accurate picture of diversity, equality and inclusion across the global gaming and betting sector by collecting data on people, corporate governance, internal policies, recruitment practices, equal pay, employment legislation, company benefits, and advocacy. Organizations elect to participate and voluntarily share their data directly with AIDP, and participation is open to any organization of any size and in any location serving the gaming and betting industry.

While participants are not named in the index, the top four highest-ranking respondents agreed to be identified in the 2019 report, which is available at allindiversityproject.com.

AIDP is the first global not-for-profit dedicated to being the central resource for diversity, inclusion and equality for the global gaming and betting sector, and IGT became a Founding Member in 2018.

IGT Selected in Public Tender to Provide Industry-Leading Digital Games in Norway

IGT PlayDigital's PlayCasino Content and Aggregation Services Strengthen Norsk Tipping's Game Portfolio

LONDON, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT") has been awarded a tender by Norsk Tipping AS ("Norsk Tipping"), Norway's state lottery operator and World Lottery Association member, to continue supplying its proprietary IGT PlayCasino content, its PlayRGS digital gaming platform, and the IGT Connect™ integration layer. As part of the award, which was the result of a competitive public procurement, IGT will also continue supplying best-in-class licensed third-party game content from sub-suppliers NetEnt Malta Limited ("NetEnt") and ELKAB Studios AB ("Elk").

"IGT PlayDigital's solutions enable Norsk Tipping to provide its players with highly engaging online content, including IGT's top-performing PlayCasino games," said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations at Norsk Tipping"When we first entered the iCasino market in 2014, IGT was our sole digital supplier, and since then has been fundamental to our program's success. We're pleased to continue this partnership by delivering IGT's and select third-party content to our players."

"IGT's best-in-class titles and seamless content aggregation technology ensure that Norsk Tipping can continue to offer their players the widest and most popular selection of entertaining digital games," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President, PlayDigital"Adding IGT's and its sub-suppliers' growing stable of popular titles for Norsk Tipping also furthers our goal of delivering unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players."

IGT is one of three primary content suppliers selected by Norsk Tipping as part of the public procurement. The agreement, which allows IGT to offer content to Norsk Tipping over a period of three years with an option for Norsk Tipping to extend for one year, is effective in February 2021 and includes the provision of IGT's proprietary PlayCasino games, in addition to supplying licensed NetEnt Group (including Red Tiger Gaming) and Elk content. As part of the agreement, Norsk Tipping can choose to keep games in operation for up to an additional four years after the agreement has expired.

Norsk Tipping has been a valued IGT customer since 2012, when IGT was selected as the sole supplier for the launch of legal digital gaming in Norway. In 2017, IGT was again awarded a competitive tender to provide Norsk Tipping with IGT proprietary PlayCasino content, as well as licensed content from third-party sub-suppliers, and its PlayRGS digital gaming platform and IGT Connect integration layer. IGT has also supplied Norsk Tipping with its digital bingo platform since 2014, which was re-awarded to IGT in a public tender in 2018.  

IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS solution powers sites for more than 100 customers around the globe for both lottery and commercial operators. In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT supplies its PlayRGS solution to World Lottery Association (WLA) customers in Europe including Veikkaus in Finland, Svenska Spel in Sweden, Loterie Nationale in Belgium, and Lottomatica in Italy, and provides PlayRGS content to Danske Spil in Denmark. IGT also supplies PlayRGS to Lotto New Zealand and to Canadian members Loto Québec, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

IGT Wins Long-Term Nebraska Lottery Contract for Draw-Based and Instant Games and Services

Company selected as preferred vendor for up to 13 years following State's competitive procurement process

LONDON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a seven-year base contract with the Nebraska Lottery to serve as the primary vendor for its instants and draw-based games and related services. IGT was selected as the preferred bidder following the State's competitive procurement process.

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will upgrade the Lottery's draw-based central system to IGT's flexible Aurora solution, and the Company will deliver its best-in-class terminal equipment at approximately 1,200 retailer locations statewide. IGT will also provide compelling and innovative instant ticket games and related services. The contract runs through June 30, 2028 and allows for three two-year extensions.

 

"For more than 25 years, IGT's professionalism, expertise, services and solutions have been key to the Nebraska Lottery's efforts to maximize contributions to benefit the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair, and the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund," said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director"We are very pleased to continue the trusted partnership we began with IGT in 1994, and look forward to the products, technology, and concepts they will bring in the future."

"IGT will leverage our decades of lottery experience to deliver industry-leading solutions that will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the Nebraska Lottery's sales now and in the years ahead," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with the Nebraska Lottery to provide proven technology and innovative games that will engage players and drive sales growth."

The Nebraska Lottery will receive IGT's Aurora Platform and Retailer Pro, IGT's fastest and most innovative retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal. IGT will deliver its complete instant game supply chain solution, Instant Advantage™, which includes a tailored and strategic approach to the way IGT will design and print instant ticket games for the Lottery. Secure warehousing and distribution of instant tickets to lottery retailers is also provided.

 

IGT ADVANTAGE Casino Management System Advances the Player Experience in Vietnam

LONDON, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that Bao Son International Hotel Versaces Club ("Versaces Club") in Hanoi City, Vietnam is replacing its existing casino management system (CMS) with the IGT ADVANTAGE™ CMS to operate its loyalty program, monitor and optimize its casino floor, and perform a range of other essential functions. In addition, Versaces Club has implemented the IGT ADVANTAGE™ Lucky Coin™ bonusing module to enhance the property's player loyalty program.

"Versaces Club selected the IGT ADVANTAGE CMS and Lucky Coin bonusing solutions to replace our previous system due to its advanced technology and ability to significantly enhance player engagement," said Nguyen Truong Son, President of Bao Son Tourism & Construction Investment Group Joint Stock Company. "This conversion also benefits club employees and patrons by enhancing the property's efficiency and responsiveness."

"Our state-of-the-art IGT ADVANTAGE system will be an essential driver of Versaces Club's long-term success," said Dallas Orchard, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific. "Combined with our flexible Lucky Coin bonus solution, the club has a powerful new tool for increasing player loyalty and overall entertainment."

Offering the deepest and most robust range of modules in the industry, the IGT ADVANTAGE CMS drives operators' vision for growth and provides exceptional player experiences, setting properties apart from their competition.

IGT's Lucky Coin bonusing module is a pool-based, mystery-style jackpot that can hit any time, increasing carded play and improving a casino's brand equity. It is system-generated, which means the jackpot can hit regardless of game outcome. The operator determines a range for the award amount, and what percentage of the coin-in amounts will increment the bonus pool. This bonus can be carded or un-carded, and can pay fixed or progressive amounts.

IGT’s Dynasty Electronic Table Games Help Promote In-Casino Social Distancing at Encore Boston Harbor

Massachusetts luxury casino expands IGT ETG footprint to 88 units to deliver compelling, safe casino entertainment for the post-COVID-19 era

November 5. LONDON -- IGT announced today that Encore Boston Harbor recently expanded its IGT Electronic Table Games (ETG) footprint from 40 units to 88 total units. IGT’s ETG terminals can be found throughout the luxury Everett, Mass. casino and collectively account for one of the largest, single-property ETG installations in North America. Patrons of Encore Boston Harbor can now enjoy a range of player-favorite IGT table games such as live blackjack, roulette and baccarat, and Random Number Generated (“RNG”) baccarat.

“We are pleased that Encore Boston Harbor is benefiting from the quality and versatility of IGT’s Dynasty Electronic Table Games and the robust game and side bet library that we have developed over the last several years,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Office, Gaming. “IGT’s Dynasty ETGs give our customers choice and convenience for where and how they offer table games, while the terminal’s design easily accommodates social distancing requirements and labor optimization.”

 Encore Boston Harbor’s Dynasty ETG deployment includes a mix of units with landscape and portrait-oriented game displays. Each unit gives players the opportunity to wager on multiple games simultaneously. For more information visit igt.com

IGT Expands Wheel of Fortune® Hardware Portfolio with Coast-to-Coast Launch of PeakSlant49 Wheel Cabinet

Dazzling new cabinet premieres with Wheel of Fortune Mystery Link game

LONDON, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has expanded its hardware portfolio for millionaire-making Wheel of Fortune® slots games with the nationwide launch of the PeakSlant49™ Wheel cabinet. The towering, attention-grabbing cabinet recently debuted with the highly engaging Wheel of Fortune® Mystery Link™ game at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. and at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn.

The PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet is an extension of IGT's successful Peak hardware series and was artfully engineered specifically for the Company's signature Wheel of Fortune slots content. Standing at nearly nine-feet tall, the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet becomes a jackpot beacon on a casino floor with its vibrant, dynamic video wheel and 49-inch progressively curved ultra-HD touchscreen display. Equipped with intelligent cabinet lighting, advanced audio technology, an inductive wireless charger and USB charging port, the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet includes a range of features that contribute to its memorable player experience. Additionally, the cabinet features a performance-driven Dynamic Player Panel that includes a 13.3-inch multi-touch display, bash button and ergonomic design.

"The Wheel of Fortune games are consistently one of our most popular products at ARIA," said Jeff Elmore, ARIA's Vice President of Casino Operations. "We believe, with the launch of the new cabinet, our partners at IGT have developed an exciting new technology our guests will embrace and that will enhance their overall gaming experience."

"Foxwoods is elated to offer our players next-generation Wheel of Fortune casino entertainment with our 'first in the East' debut of IGT's Wheel of Fortune Mystery Link on the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet," said Bryan Hayes, Foxwoods Resort Casino Senior Vice President, Gaming Operations. "Wheel of Fortune slots has been a staple on the Foxwoods casino floor for decades, so I am confident our patrons will jump on the opportunity to play IGT's latest iteration of the iconic game."

The cabinet launched with the highly entertaining Wheel of Fortune Mystery Link slots game with base game themes Lucky Lotus® and Enchanted Blossoms™. The player-selectable multi-denom games are rich with compelling mechanics such as the Mystery Link feature which is the gateway to the game's four progressive jackpots, and the industry-leading lock and respin mechanic.

"IGT continues to invigorate the Wheel of Fortune slots experience with exciting new games and hardware such as Wheel of Fortune Mystery Link slots on the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet," said Suzanne Prete, Sony Pictures Television SVP Global Licensing & Brand Management. "As a premier entertainment brand and the leading theme in casino entertainment, Wheel of Fortune slots maintains its jackpot-paying legacy thanks to IGT's passion for and leadership in building the world's best casino games."

"Now more than ever, our customers are looking to IGT to produce memorable games such as Wheel of Fortune Mystery Link on the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet that inspire play, drive casino visitation and help them differentiate their casino floors," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT's PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet was uniquely designed for Wheel of Fortune slots content and its trademark, anticipation-driving entertainment that players have grown to love. We believe leading operators such as ARIA and Foxwoods will benefit from the research-backed and performance-driven experiences that this Wheel of Fortune cabinet and content will introduce to their casino floors."

The PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet is IGT's fourth Peak-series cabinet to launch in 2020. It follows the successful market introductions of the PeakSlant49™, PeakSlant32™ and award-winning PeakBarTop™ cabinets. For IGT ADVANTAGE® customers, the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet can be equipped with Bluetooth technology to enable operators to integrate with IGT's cashless gaming systems technology, Resort Wallet™.

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IGT Drives Lottery Innovation in Poland through Seven-Year Facilities Management Contract with Totalizator Sportowy

IGT to enhance the player experience with state-of-the-art lottery and PlayDigital products and services

LONDON, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that IGT Poland, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, and IGT Global Services Limited ("IGT") have signed a long-term contract with Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z o.o. ("Totalizator Sportowy" or "Lottery"), Poland's national lottery operator and World Lottery Association member, to provide technology products and services through an upgraded lottery central system, next-generation lottery terminals, lottery vending machines, a digital lottery platform, and associated services.

"Thanks to IGT's innovations, we will be able to meet and exceed our omnichannel sales objectives by replacing our legacy technology with IGT's state-of-the-art solutions, improving agents' and business partners' processes while enhancing player services at LOTTO points of sale," said Olgierd Cie?lik, President of the Management Board of Totalizator Sportowy. "These significant upgrades to our sales equipment represent our largest investment in the Company's key activity, which is the sale of numbers games and scratch cards. IGT's advanced solutions will enable enhanced reliability and connectivity at lottery outlets, and provide them with modern tools such as multimedia displays that can present educational or marketing content to customers."

"This contract marks an exciting new era in our decades-long relationship with Totalizator Sportowy," said Fabio Cairoli, IGT CEO, Global Lottery. "The exceptional performance, reliability and agility of our innovative Aurora™ platform and solutions will secure the Lottery's long-term growth by offering greater interoperability, business intelligence, and omnichannel experiences, ultimately enhancing player engagement."

The contract, awarded as part of a competitive procurement process, will continue for seven years from Dec. 1, 2021, and includes one option for an extension of up to three additional years. Under its terms, IGT will provide Totalizator Sportowy with a comprehensive set of lottery solutions and services. This includes converting its current central system to IGT's new high-performance, high-reliability, and open Aurora lottery solution, which is designed to meet all of the Lottery's needs today while enabling it to respond rapidly to changing market conditions.

The conversion includes a suite of IGT BizApps that offer enhanced business intelligence and analytics tools aimed at maximizing sales growth. It includes Order Wizard, a predictive ordering tool that ensures best-selling scratch cards are sufficiently stocked at the retailer, increasing sales while minimizing returns; Retailer Wizard, an interactive, Lottery-branded website that provides all the tools and location-specific data retailers need to manage and grow their business; Sales Wizard, which provides lottery-specific sales force automation tools; and Learning Wizard, a web-based interactive training tool that provides a flexible, convenient way for retailers to train their staff.

As part of the contract, IGT will replace all of the Lottery's more than 19,000 lottery terminals with a brand-new terminal fleet, including IGT's industry-leading, most-deployed, and retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal, the Retailer Pro. It will also deliver more than 500 GameTouch™ 28 self-service touch-screen lottery vending machines, which feature a dynamic user experience that attracts players and offers increased flexibility.

In addition, IGT will support Totalizator Sportowy's omnichannel solutions through the supply of its new IGT PlayDigital™ PlayCommand platform, with an upgrade to the full suite of PlayCommand features that enable the Lottery to oversee all areas of player engagement, anticipate new customer and technological trends, strategically adapt the operation to new opportunities, and provide advanced and flexible responsible gaming features. IGT will also supply its PlayRGS game delivery solution and its PlayLottery product suite, which together provide the Lottery with a full spectrum of PlayInstantWin and draw-based games, enabling the Lottery to provide player-centric, omnichannel offerings firmly rooted in responsible gaming principles.

IGT will also supply a range of related services including central lottery system installation and maintenance, retailer training, and marketing support.

IGT, beginning as legacy GTECH, has provided Totalizator Sportowy with lottery systems and solutions since 1991, and maintains the Lottery's primary and backup data centers within IGT's Warsaw Technology Center, an operations and R&D facility where IGT develops a significant proportion of its lottery solutions for its international customers. It also provides the Lottery with CrystalDual® 27 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs).

IGT's Seven-Year Contract Extension with Western Canada Lottery Includes Deployment of Enhanced INTELLIGEN System for 4,200 VLTs in Saskatchewan

LONDON , Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a contract extension with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation ("WCLC") to upgrade WCLC's video lottery system and to continue its role as central systems provider for the next seven years. IGT will deliver the latest version of its INTELLIGEN™ systems software that supports the volume, complexity, and security of monitoring WCLC's 4,200 video lottery terminals ("VLTs") in Saskatchewan. The extension runs for seven years following final acceptance of the upgraded system, which is expected to occur on or prior to September 1, 2021.

"WCLC and IGT first began working together nearly 40 years ago, and in the years since, IGT has become a trusted partner in helping us operate our VLT system," said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations. "Based on IGT's experience and leadership with central systems, we're confident that we will have access to new technology and provide our players with an improved overall experience."

"IGT's INTELLIGEN system upgrades will offer WCLC the most progressive tools and functionality to continue driving revenue and positioning the Lottery for future success," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "Backed by more than 25 years of development expertise with gaming central system customers worldwide, we're happy to provide the advanced INTELLIGEN system to enhance WCLC's system performance and network management efficiency."

Under the terms of the extension, IGT will upgrade WCLC's video lottery central system with sophisticated modules that will improve network diagnostics and stability. IGT's INTELLIGEN systems are deployed worldwide connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on more than 25 years of central system experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities. It supports the Gaming Standards Association's Game to System® (G2S) standard protocol, which enables an enhanced player user interface, improved responsible gaming features, exciting multi-level mystery jackpots (Vault Breaker®) and additional player-centric functionality.

WCLC has been an IGT customer since 1982. In addition to VLTs and the INTELLIGEN central system, IGT also provides WCLC with draw-based lottery terminals, self-service lottery terminals, and instant tickets.

IGT Demonstrates Continued Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership with 13th Annual Sustainability Report

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) has announced the release of its 13th annual Sustainability Report, which demonstrates the Company's drive to create value globally, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship, and report on its activities transparently.

"IGT's 2019 Sustainability Report celebrates the significant progress that we continue to make with our corporate social responsibility initiatives and ongoing support of responsible and sustainable practices that positively impact our customers and the communities we serve," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO"IGT's commitment to the well-being of our employees, high standards of integrity and ethical conduct, diversity and inclusion, and professional development build on the strength of our brand and create value for our stakeholders throughout the world." 

IGT's corporate social responsibility strategy is centered on four key pillars: Valuing our People, Advancing Responsibility, Supporting our Communities, and Fostering Sustainable Operations. The 2019 Sustainability Report shows IGT's commitments and achievements in generating value for a range of stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities, and suppliers.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Valuing Our People: IGT supports a fair, inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and engaged. IGT enriches employee development through career pathing and mentoring.
    • In 2019, IGT's Office of Diversity and Inclusion expanded its Diversity and Inclusion Groups (DIGs), adding SuperAbilities at IGT, which empowers and promotes the rights of people with disabilities; Military Veterans at IGT; and a group for employees age 50 and over. These were added to the already existing Pride with IGT LGBTQ+ group and the WIN with IGT Women's Inclusion Network group.
  • Advancing Responsibility: IGT is committed to player protection and product integrity. Through its comprehensive responsible gaming program, IGT contributes features and capabilities to promote safer gambling and prevent underage play. To protect data, a robust security incident management system is enacted to prevent cyberattacks 24 hours a day.
    • In 2019, the Company joined the Global Lottery Monitoring System, as well as the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association, to support responsible gaming in the betting vertical by addressing concerns around match-fixing and continuous monitoring.
  • Supporting Our Communities: IGT supports communities where it operates and where its employees live through corporate programs that align with its sustainable development goals (SDGs). IGT's Community Ambassador program focuses on community engagement at the local level while aligning with global giving efforts. Employee-driven giving programs complement the corporate programs by supporting the local causes that are important to individual employees.
    • IGT's flagship community initiative, After School Advantage, has provided non-profit community agencies and public schools with 300 digital learning centers in the past 20 years to help at-risk children gain critical, competitive skills, further supporting the Company's SDGs. IGT refreshed the program to support inclusive and equitable quality education and future employment with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
  • Fostering Sustainable Operations: IGT ensures its suppliers meet high economic, ethical and environmental standards as outlined in the Company's Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, IGT strives to continually improve its environmental management systems and processes to reduce its environmental impact.
    • In 2019, IGT offices and facilities worldwide implemented environmentally friendly initiatives such as applying practical lighting schedules to save 251,000 kWh at the Las Vegas office; installing a high-powered corrugated cardboard baler to create 286 tons of recyclable material at the Reno, Nev. site; and lowered COemissions by 64 tons for Lottomatica in Italy by executing remote troubleshooting for point of sale terminals.

The 2019 report is available online at www.IGT.com under Global Responsibility.

IGT Launches the PeakSlant32 - the First Slot Cabinet in North America with Three 32-Inch Displays

LONDON, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it successfully launched the PeakSlant32™ cabinet, the first slot cabinet in North America to feature three 32-inch displays. Guests of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. were the first in the world to enjoy exciting IGT slot games on more than 20 of the eye-catching PeakSlant32 cabinets.

IGT PeakSlant32

This latest addition to IGT's high-performance Peak hardware line, the PeakSlant32 is the Company's first cabinet to feature three seamlessly integrated gameplay displays. Content on each of the PeakSlant32's 32-inch, high-definition displays flows through all three monitors, creating an immersive player experience and a compelling showcase for IGT's proven game content. For IGT ADVANTAGE® customers, the PeakSlant32 cabinet can be equipped with Bluetooth technology to enable operators to integrate with IGT's cashless gaming systems technology, Resort Wallet™. The PeakSlant32 cabinet also includes IGT's most advanced lighting and audio technology and an innovative Dynamic Player Panel that includes a 13.3-inch multi-touch display, an inductive wireless charging pad, and a USB charging port for player convenience.

The PeakSlant32 cabinet is backed by a vast library of regionally attuned IGT games. In the U.S., the cabinet launched with player-tested titles Wu Dragon™, Wolf Run® Gold, Lucky Wealth Cat™ and the exciting link product, Treasure Box™.

"As an extension of Mohegan Sun's commitment to providing our guests with the most exceptional gaming experiences, we are excited to introduce IGT's PeakSlant32 cabinet and the Wu Dragon, Lucky Wealth Cat and Treasure Box games to our casino floor," said Jeff Hamilton, Mohegan Sun President & General Manager. "The cabinet's triple-screen design and pristine presentation make it a standout in our casino. We also value the versatility of the PeakSlant32's top display as it provides us the option to leverage it for promotional Momentum Rewards messaging or for vibrant game content."

"IGT's PeakSlant32 was thoughtfully engineered and artfully designed to ensure that it meets the needs of our global customers and their players, and matches the exceptional performance of the IGT core video slots content that it supports," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "The PeakSlant32 is a versatile, slant cabinet that our customers can deploy with confidence, feature in a variety of configurations and leverage to truly differentiate their casino floors."

In markets outside the U.S., IGT will introduce the PeakSlant32 with proven, market-attuned content such as the USwitch™ multi-game bundle for operators in Eastern Europe and a range of multi-level progressive games for operators in other jurisdictions around the world. The PeakSlant32 can be deployed in a variety of configurations that accommodate social distancing.

The PeakSlant32 cabinet is IGT's third Peak-series hardware to hit casino floors in 2020. In May, casinos throughout the U.S. welcomed back players with IGT's PeakBarTop™ cabinet and in July, a Las Vegas casino became the first venue in the world to feature the PeakSlant49™ cabinet.

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IGT Announces Betting Partnership with the NBA

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has further differentiated its PlaySports sports betting solution through a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Under the agreement, IGT's sports betting customers in the U.S. will be authorized to use NBA intellectual property, such as official data, team and league logos, in their sportsbooks directly through an agreement with IGT.

"Partnering with the NBA to bring official league data to our PlaySports customers further validates IGT's seriousness about delivering an unrivaled sports betting solution for the U.S. market and supports the 'all-in-one' proposition that we offer," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "With the rise in popularity of in-play, prop and parlay bets, having access to official, real-time NBA data feeds and league marks and logos positions IGT to collaborate with our PlaySports customers in creating highly compelling betting menus for sports fans across the country."

"This partnership with IGT marks the first time a platform provider can offer an 'out of the box' authentic NBA sports betting solution to a diverse set of operators across the U.S.," said Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Senior Vice President, Head of Fantasy & Gaming. "This agreement will allow regional operators across the country to have direct access to NBA assets to create the best NBA gaming experience and further engage our fans."

To learn more about IGT PlaySports, visit igt.com/playsports.

IGT Presents "A New Journey, Together" at G2E Virtual Experience 2020

Company presents cardless, cashless and social distancing solutions to enhance casino safety, and new growth-driving innovations across IGT portfolio

LONDONOct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will participate in the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") Virtual Experience 2020. Presented by the American Gaming Association ("AGA"), the web-based event will occur October 27 and 28, 2020 and provide IGT with an additional digital platform to showcase its end-to-end gaming solutions portfolio, and its leadership in high growth-potential verticals such as cashless gaming technologies, sports betting and digital gaming. IGT is also the exclusive sponsor of the G2E Virtual Experience 2020 Kick-Off Session on October 14."Embracing change is central to IGT's success, and as much as we value meeting with our customers in person, we welcome the opportunity to showcase our innovations in the new environment of the AGA's G2E Virtual Experience 2020," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "IGT will leverage this online platform to reinforce our position as our customers' growth partner and to demonstrate both new and top-performing innovations and specialized solutions that can help our global customers maximize the business opportunities of today and the future."

 

Under the theme "A New Journey, Together," IGT's G2E Virtual Experience participation will be anchored in eleven compelling virtual product demonstrations available for online viewing, and participation in the highly anticipated "The Future is Here and it's Payment Modernization" G2E Education panel on Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET. IGT's product spotlights for G2E include:

  • Market-Ready Cashless Gaming Technologies for the post-COVID-19 world: The IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management system and its proven, market-ready cashless gaming technology Resort Wallet™ can help operators modernize the player experience, increase player safety and reduce in-casino dependency on cash handling and in-person interactions.

  • The Leading B2B Sports Betting Solution for the U.S. Market: Powering sports betting in 14 states and at more than 40 gaming outlets, IGT's PlaySports platform can help operators build or expand their sports betting enterprises. Backed by industry-leading hardware, its own in-house Trading Team and a comprehensive Sports Betting Academy training program, IGT PlaySports is helping operators drive growth and reach new players with sports betting.

  • Next-Generation, Growth-Driving Hardware: IGT will spotlight the strength and appeal of its new Peak hardware series including the PeakSlant32™ cabinet, the first slot cabinet in North America with three 32-Inch displays; the PeakSlant49™ cabinet, an eye-catching gaming machine with a 49-inch progressively curved display; the PeakSlant49 Wheel cabinet, a wheel-topped cabinet designed specifically for Wheel of Fortune® slots content; and the PeakBarTop™ cabinet, the technology-packed bartop hardware for IGT's new and proven video poker, slots, roulette and keno content.

  • Player-Tested, Performance-Driven Content: IGT will showcase the depth and breadth of its content portfolio across core and premium with product demonstrations of some of the Company's latest performance-tested games. Wu Dragon™Lucky Wealth Cat™ and Treasure Box™ will be among the games featured for the PeakSlant32 cabinet, while Regal Riches™ and Lunar Disc™ will be standouts for the CrystalCurve™ cabinet. From the Company's premium game portfolio, IGT will demonstrate Wheel of Fortune Mystery Link™Gong Xi Fa Cai® Ultra and vibrant, new multi-level progressive (MLP) games such as Bubble Blast™ and Dragon Lights™.

  • Electronic Table Games that Drive Efficiencies and Promote Social Distancing: IGT's compact Peak Terminal from the Company's Electronic Table Games (ETG) portfolio provides operators the flexibility they need in the post-COVID-19 world. The hardware can be deployed in a range of configurations that accommodate social distancing and reduce labor costs, and is backed by a vast library of compelling RNG games such as Triple Hand BlackjackTriple Zero Roulette and STR8-Up Baccarat. The Company will also highlight its new RNG Dynasty multi-game bundle that provides operators optimal content flexibility.

  • Industry-Leading Video Poker Innovation: Following the successful launch of the PeakBarTop cabinet, IGT will highlight the strength and diversity of its video poker content library. In addition to launching the Super Star Poker® II and Game King® games, IGT will spotlight new innovative video poker concepts for the Cobalt and CrystalSlant cabinets.

  • PlayDigital Solutions for the Rapidly Growing Online Gaming Segment: The Company will demonstrate the strength of its PlayCasino content and the many player and operator benefits of PlayDigital solutions such as PlayRGS and PlayCommand™. IGT PlayDigital's top-performing games include classic land-based titles such as Hexbreaker® 3, popular licensed brands such as Wheel of Fortune slots and unique digital-first content designed specifically for online players.

  • Market-Attuned Specialty Market Innovations: From new games such as Dangerous Beauty® Revealed and Golden Rooster® Unleashed for IGT customers in Washington State's CDS market, to new games for the Class II market such as the chance and skill-based 3/5/10 Play Poker game and Historical Horse Racing solutions for approved jurisdictions, the Company will spotlight its commitment to and experience in developing the industry's best specialty market innovations. The Company will also showcase its leadership in developing market-attuned Video Lottery Terminal ("VLT") content for the U.S. and Canada and the versatility of its high-performing Cobalt™ VLT.

IGT's Resort Wallet Technology Leads Evolution of Cashless Gaming in New York State

Cashless module for IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system increases casino liquidity, safety, and operational efficiencies

LONDONOct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the evolution of casino operations with its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution at the newly reopened Resorts World Catskills Casino and Resort ("Resorts World Catskills") in Monticello, N.Y., a subsidiary of the Genting Group. Resort Wallet gives Resorts World Catskills patrons the option of a contactless, safe, and effortless cashless gaming experience. Players can use their physical Resorts World Catskills Players Club card to load cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cashier or any slot machine, and access those funds from any slot machine.

"Today's casino guests are seeking a unique combination of gaming excitement, luxury, convenience, and safety. IGT's Resort Wallet solution will help to ensure that Resorts World Catskills delivers every aspect of its brand promise," said Bob DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East. "IGT's Resort Wallet cashless gaming solution positions Resorts World Catskills as an innovative technology leader, and keeps safety at the forefront of our operations."

 

"IGT's Resort Wallet solution gives Resorts World Catskills the early adopter advantage among commercial casinos in the state of New York with the debut of cashless gaming at their property," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, Global Systems and Payments Products"Because Resorts World Catskills operates with the latest version of our IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system, a quick and simple remote installation has enabled the casino to benefit from the increased liquidity, efficiencies, player convenience and safety that are only possible with cashless gaming."

The Resort Wallet solution, part of the award-winning IGT ADVANTAGE® systems Player Experience Product Suite, is available as a turnkey, add-on module for IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system customers who want to give players a cashless wagering option.

Players can benefit from the safety of minimizing cash handling and the convenience of accessing funds anytime. In addition, Resort Wallet minimizes line-ups at kiosks and the cashier to encourage social distancing. The solution also generates greater operational efficiencies by reducing cash handling costs and associated safety and security risks. Cashless play also lessens machine maintenance and results in fewer cash handling errors.

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IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Colossal Jackpots Totaling More Than $5 Million in September

LONDON – Oct. 8, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two colossal jackpots in September.  

Lucky slots players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots last month:  

  • On Sept. 12, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,235,671 jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune® Ultimate Sevens® game at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino at Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Miss.  
  • On Sept. 19, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,779,913 jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune® Multi-Win Triple Double Red Hot 7s™ game at Grand Lodge Casino at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nev.  

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IGT and Scientific Games Joint Statement on Brazilian LOTEX Concession

LONDON and LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games") (NASDAQ: SGMS) today released the following joint statement regarding the Exclusive Instant Lottery (LOTEX) concession in Brazil:
"IGT and Scientific Games jointly participated in a bid for the award of the first national instant lottery concession in Brazil ("LOTEX Concession"). The parties were awarded the LOTEX Concession in October 2019. Pursuant to the award, IGT and Scientific Games were required to satisfy certain conditions precedent for the execution of the concession agreement by September 21, 2020. Prior to and since receiving the award of the LOTEX Concession, the parties repeatedly informed the Government of Brazil that it was critical, to ensure the success of the national instant ticket business in Brazil, to have a signed distribution agreement with CAIXA Econômica, operator of the largest lottery retailer network in Brazil. Following more than seven months of diligent discussions with CAIXA, the parties successfully completed contract negotiations. However, despite reaching an agreement on the final version of the contract more than two months ago, CAIXA failed to authorize its execution by the concession deadline, and our request for an extension of the process was not granted. The 13,000 lottery retailers within the CAIXA network are fundamental to a successful launch of the instant ticket business in Brazil and without such distribution network, the companies were not prepared to move forward," said Walter Bugno, IGT EVP New Business and Strategic Initiatives and Michael Conforti, Scientific Games, President Global Strategic Accounts. "In addition, on September 30, 2020, the Supreme Court of Brazil ruled that the federal government's lottery monopoly was unconstitutional, paving the way for states to develop state lotteries for each of Brazil's 26 states and one federal district. As a result, and despite being fully prepared to fulfill all of the financial and non-financial conditions precedent of the concession agreement, prudent capital management dictates that we withdraw from the process and re-evaluate the business case of implementing a lottery operations model in Brazil. Should the Government of Brazil consider an extension of the process for CAIXA to authorize and execute a contract because of the high contribution potential of this venture to a number of government programs, we will explore the possibility of re-engaging in the process."

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.

IGT's Responsible Gaming Leadership Across Multiple Segments Reaffirmed by Independent Assessors

Company is first gaming industry supplier to be re-accredited by G4 for both Digital and Gaming segments

LONDON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has successfully achieved responsible gaming re-accreditation by the Global Gambling Guidance Group ("G4") for its IGT Gaming and PlayDigital™ operations. This latest accreditation makes IGT the first gaming supplier to be re-certified by G4 for both its Digital and Gaming segments.

IGT received G4 responsible gaming certification in 2017 and in 2019 for its land-based casino segment and digital services, respectively, making it the first supplier to be certified across both segments. This year, G4 re-evaluated IGT for both segments simultaneously.

"As the gaming industry leader serving customers around the world, IGT recognizes the importance of developing and delivering innovative, research-based responsible gaming technologies and services across our business segments," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT Senior Vice President, Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications. "This independent certification reinforces IGT's position as a highly responsible vendor, emphasizing the effectiveness of our solutions in helping operators protect their players."

G4 aims to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers. To maintain G4 certification, IGT was independently evaluated to ensure that it exceeds industry standards for providing player protection tools and responsible gaming information on its IGT Gaming and PlayDigital product platforms. As part of G4's evaluation, IGT had to demonstrate its responsible gaming commitment to research, policy development, and employee training.

"In a world where responsible gaming standards are becoming more and more important, and regulations regarding this are a top priority, IGT's operations fully understand this and act accordingly," said Pieter Remmers, Chairman of the G4 Board of Directors. "G4 is happy and proud to have IGT as an accredited member."

IGT Secures Extension to Continue Delivering High-Performing Instant Tickets to the Minnesota Lottery

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a two-year contract extension with the Minnesota Lottery to continue providing high-performing instant ticket games and related services through June 30, 2022.

IGT has worked directly with the Minnesota Lottery to launch extremely successful instant games since 2010. Earlier this year, the Lottery launched IGT's Full of $500s at the $5 price point and Power $10 at the $10 price point. These games are currently the Lottery's best-selling $5 and $10 games, respectively.

"Every time someone plays a Minnesota Lottery game, it generates funding to support Minnesota's environment and state services so it is imperative that we deliver the fun games and play styles that our players are looking for," said Wes Harms, Minnesota Lottery Director of Operations. "IGT's Instant Ticket Services team helped us take the Full of $500s scratch game from a concept to a staple of our scratch game lineup. We are pleased that IGT will continue to help us provide the quality scratch games and licensed property games that our players want for the next two years."

"IGT has taken a multi-faceted approach to providing the Minnesota Lottery with successful instant tickets over the last 10 years," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "We take pride in working hand-in-hand with the Lottery to design entertaining games based on extensive research, game planning, and strategic marketing. We look forward to delivering these player-centric services and innovative content over the next two years as we continue to help ensure the Minnesota Lottery's success."

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will supply a comprehensive range of instant ticket services for the Minnesota Lottery including, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets. In addition to providing instant tickets and related services, IGT has been the Minnesota Lottery's technology and draw-based lottery systems provider since 2002.

IGT to Bring World-Class PlaySports Platform and Services to Casinos in North Dakota

Company signs retail sports betting agreement with Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

LONDONSept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company expanded its U.S. sports betting footprint to North Dakota with an IGT PlaySports agreement to power retail sports betting at two casinos operated by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Grand Treasure Casino in Trenton, N.D. and Sky Dancer Casino and Resort in Belcourt, N.D., will both leverage IGT's PlaySports platform, self-service kiosks, and trading services.

"By leveraging IGT's proven PlaySports solution, Turtle Mountain will launch an exciting sports betting operation at Grand Treasure and Sky Dancer casinos backed by best-in-class technology, services, and flexible self-service products," said Jamie Azure, Chairman of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. "The addition of sports betting will expand our casino entertainment and offer our loyal patrons and sports fans alike new ways to play. IGT is the market leader in sports betting technology, and I am confident that with their proven experience and service, we will be able to implement and operate exciting and successful programs."

"IGT is excited to expand our sports betting footprint to North Dakota through this agreement with Turtle Mountain, and we're happy to continue delivering our superlative PlaySports platform technology and services to casinos and venues of all sizes," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Entering North Dakota is another significant milestone to add to IGT's growing sports betting pedigree and reinforces our leadership as the principal B2B platform provider in the U.S."

IGT PlaySports is the leading sports betting solution for the U.S. market. North Dakota will become the 15th U.S. state where IGT powers sports wagering, joining NevadaIllinoisColoradoMichigan, New Jersey, New York, PennsylvaniaArkansasOregonIndianaIowaWest VirginiaMississippi and Rhode Island.

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IGT Delivers Virtual Gaming Showcase 2020 - Featuring the Company’s Latest Product and Solution Innovations

WHAT: International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has posted a link to the broadcast of its Gaming Showcase 2020, inviting the Gaming industry to experience “A New Journey, Together” across the Company’s product and solutions portfolio.

This 60-minute video broadcast hosted by Renato Ascoli, CEO Global Gaming; Nick Khin, COO Gaming; and senior business and product leaders, highlights the Company’s latest innovations in Core, Premium, Video Poker, ETG and Sports Betting content and hardware, and solutions that can enhance the efficiency and safety of casino floors such as Resort Wallet cashless technology.

WHERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqsmiIekECs&feature=youtu.be

IGT Sole Gaming Industry Supplier with Three Wins in Casino Journal's 2020 "Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards

IGT earns three positions on esteemed 20-product list with victories for Hexbreaker® 3 game, PeakBarTop™ cabinet and PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its Hexbreaker 3 slots game, PeakBarTop cabinet and PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod were all winners of Casino Journal's 2020 "Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards." IGT was the only gaming supplier to win three positions on the esteemed 20-product list of gaming innovations.

 

In its 23rd year, Casino Journal's annual award program recognizes the most innovative technology offerings in the gaming industry and is judged by a panel of accomplished professionals representing varied dimensions of the casino gaming sector.

"IGT's success in Casino Journal's 2020 'Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards' is a reflection of our pioneering spirit and commitment to developing and delivering growth-driving solutions for our customers worldwide," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, Global Gaming. "IGT's Hexbreaker 3 game, PeakBarTop cabinet and PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod are all research-backed solutions that were created by talented and passionate IGT team members who prioritize advancing the player experience through meaningful innovation."

IGT's Hexbreaker 3 is an action-packed Proven Performer video slots game that is available on the Company's CrystalCurve™ cabinet. With innovative game mechanics and up to 59,049 ways to win, IGT's Hexbreaker 3 has become a player-favorite slots game and consistently tops well-respected gaming industry performance charts.

Earlier this year, IGT launched the PeakBarTop cabinet and redefined the bartop experience. Equipped with a 23-inch curved display and range of other tech-advanced features, the research-backed hardware is supported by the industry's most recognizable video poker content library and a range of new and proven slots, keno and table games.

IGT's PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod provide operators immense flexibility for how and where they offer retail sports betting. Both solutions feature three intuitive, self-service betting kiosks and are topped with high-definition multi-media displays that can showcase a variety of content including live sporting events, betting odds, lines, gameday feeds and more.

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IGT Powerbucks® Slots and Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Massive Jackpots in August

LONDON – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Powerbucks® Slots and Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded life-changing jackpots in August.

Lucky slots players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots last month:

On Aug. 29, a Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,255,071 jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune® Cash Link® Exotic Far East game at South Beach Casino & Resort in Manitoba, Canada.
On Aug. 30, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,739,205 jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune® Triple Diamond® game at ARIA Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Powerbucks slots has paid 19 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,000 millionaires and awarded over $3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1995.

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Push Gaming Seals IGT Deal to Supply Norsk Tipping

Online casino content developer Push Gaming has integrated its content with IGT technology to supply its digital titles to Norway’s state lottery operator Norsk Tipping.

Striving to deepen its presence across the Nordic markets, Push Gaming joins a selection of suppliers providing content to Norsk Tipping, a World Lottery Association member, through IGT, including NetEnt and Elk Studios.

Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president, noted: “By leveraging the seamless content aggregation technology within our IGT PlayCommand platform product suite, IGT successfully added Push Gaming’s innovative digital games to our growing stable of titles for Norsk Tipping, and further supported our goal of delivering unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players.”

Under the terms of the agreement, four of Push Gaming’s titles, Joker Troupe, Jammin’ Jars, Razor Shark and Wild Swarm, will be available to Norsk Tipping’s customers during the launch, with further titles being added throughout the year.

Set to go live in September, Push Gaming’s UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority licensed platform has been added to the IGT Connect integration layer.

Fiona Hickey, head of sales at Push Gaming, added: “Entering dynamic new markets and increasing our global audience is what we strive for here at Push Gaming. It’s fantastic to have joined forces with IGT and to continue expanding our presence in regulated markets worldwide. We look forward to a long and productive partnership together.”

IGT Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Scott Gunn Inducted into Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

LONDON, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Scott Gunn, the Company's Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020. Gunn will be honored on Oct. 14 during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI).

"Understanding how governments effectively manage and grow lottery businesses requires experience, talent, relationship building and trust," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "Scott Gunn's knack for navigating the political climate in a state or country allows him to work with public policy makers and customers to support lottery innovation and best practices that ensure the generation of revenue for good causes. Scott's leadership has left a lasting impression on the global lottery industry, and we're incredibly proud of his achievement as an inductee to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame."

"I am truly humbled and honored to be recognized with membership in the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and to work in this industry with so many talented peers," said Gunn. "Throughout the last 25 years, I have had the great privilege to work alongside my exceptional colleagues with lottery customers as well as legislators and regulators around the globe to help shape the present and future of the lottery industry."

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by PGRI in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.

In his current role, Gunn is responsible for IGT's public affairs related to government relations strategy and is instrumental in directing and facilitating government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for the Company's global lottery and gaming business units.

Since joining IGT's predecessor GTECH in 1994, Gunn has held positions in sales, business development, government relations and global operations. While leading GTECH California operations, Scott managed a successful lottery central system conversion, supported major retail expansion, assisted in the launch of Mega Millions and in 2010 helped successfully inject prize payout flexibility into the law by shepherding a key piece of legislation over the finish line. As a result, annual lottery revenues supporting education in California have increased dramatically since its enactment.

Prior to his current role, Gunn was Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations and North America Lottery Business Development, overseeing worldwide government relations strategy and managing the Company's global network of government relations resources, as well as pursuing public sector market opportunities for the Company's various lines of business in North America.

Gunn holds a bachelor's degree in Political Economics from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He works in IGT's Washington, D.C. office and resides in Alexandria, Va. with his wife and four daughters.

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IGT PlaySports Expands Sports Betting Leadership with Addition of In-House Oddsmaking for U.S. Customers

Company adds Las Vegas-based Trading Team to meet U.S. sports betting market demand

LONDONAug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has expanded its PlaySports offering for the U.S. sports betting market with the formation of its own full-service Trading Team based in Las Vegas, Nev. The diverse and talented team adds another dimension of service to the most widely deployed B2B sports betting solution in the U.S. market and further cements IGT's market leaders."IGT's in-house, U.S.-based Trading Team enhances the appeal of the entire PlaySports offering and enables us to deliver an 'all-in-one' solution for operators seeking a single sports betting service provider," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "IGT PlaySports' pure B2B focus, the Trading Team's in-depth knowledge of regional and local betting preferences and trends, and the Company's favorable regulatory standings in tribal and state-governed jurisdictions across the U.S. continue to create opportunities for our customers and drive our nationwide sports betting leadership."

 

IGT's Trading Team will provide around-the-clock expert oddsmaking with localized pricing for pre-game and in-play bets, continual offer monitoring and optimization, and on-call expertise in every aspect of day-to-day sportsbook operations. IGT's PlaySports customers will also benefit from compelling and original promotional bets, exclusive parlay and combination wagering and player retention and acquisition strategies designed by the Team's content managers.

"The flexibility and reliability of the IGT PlaySports platform has long been one of its greatest attributes, and adding services such as those provided by our Trading Team completes the solution. Now, retail and online sportsbooks, from the smallest to the largest, in any sports betting-legal state in the U.S., can confidently take advantage of a fully integrated, truly world-class trading service that is built on the leading betting technology and backed by IGT, the most trusted name in gaming," added Drago.

With deployments in 14 U.S. states and at 40 gaming outlets across the country, IGT PlaySports is the leading sports betting solution for the U.S. market. IGT PlaySports is powering sportsbooks run by casinos, lotteries and racetracks in venues and via mobile apps spanning NevadaIllinoisColoradoMichigan, New Jersey, New York, PennsylvaniaArkansasOregonIndianaIowaWest VirginiaMississippi and Rhode Island.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports, visit IGT.com.

IGT Announces Sports Betting Technology Agreement with Boyd Gaming

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that it has signed a long-term sports betting technology agreement with leading U.S. casino operator Boyd Gaming Corporation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Boyd Gaming will utilize IGT's PlaySports platform to support Boyd Gaming's retail sportsbooks throughout Nevada, along with its Nevada-based mobile sports app and online sports betting portal. Additionally, Boyd Gaming will deploy IGT's self-service PlaySports Kiosks throughout its Nevada-based gaming venues. IGT and Boyd Gaming will take a phased approach for rolling out the features and services associated with this technology agreement.

"IGT and Boyd Gaming will create a dynamic omnichannel sports betting product that is sure to stand apart in Nevada, the most mature and high-volume sports betting destination in the U.S.," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "IGT's PlaySports platform enables Boyd Gaming to differentiate its sports betting product in meaningful ways that position them to attract new players and grow revenue in the segment."

In addition to offering players a more robust and progressive sports betting program, the PlaySports platform will allow Boyd Gaming to offer improved backend system navigation, and seamlessly update app content in line with real-time data and betting trends. Players will also be able to enjoy a range of new bets, features and conveniences.

IGT and Boyd Gaming have maintained a sports betting relationship in the U.S. since 2018. In addition to Boyd Gaming's Nevada-centric sports betting product, the PlaySports platform is powering sports betting at Boyd Gaming-owned properties in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana and Mississippi.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports, visit IGT.com.

IGT Builds Upon Industry Leadership with New York Lottery Contract Extension

Innovative GameTouch vending machines to help expand Lottery retail footprint

LONDON, Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a two-year contract extension with the New York Lottery, extending its current contract to August 6, 2022. As part of the extension, IGT will deliver 400 new GameTouch™ self-service vending machines to the Lottery and continue providing the Lottery with an advanced central system, terminals, and ongoing services.

"As the leader in the global gaming industry, IGT delivers excellence by focusing our innovations in content, hardware and platform technology that enable customers such as the New York Lottery to continue its ranking as one of the largest and most successful lotteries in the world," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "IGT is pleased to extend our long-term partnership with the Lottery and we will do our part to ensure that it continues to set record-breaking sales and maximize its more than $68 billion contribution to education in New York."

In addition to the most advanced lottery technology and solutions, IGT also provides the New York Lottery with services that include the installation and maintenance of the lottery terminals, retailer training, field services, call center support, and instant ticket warehousing and distribution.

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IGT Slots Award Four Life-Changing Jackpots Totaling More Than $10 Million in July

LONDON – Aug. 11, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its Wheel of Fortune® Slots, Powerbucks® Slots and Megabucks® Slots continued making millionaires by awarding four massive jackpots totaling more than $10 million in July.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games:

  • On July 8, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $2,801,125 at Fitz Casino & Hotel in Robinsonville, Miss.
  • On July 19, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,302,836 playing Wheel of Fortune Exotic Far East in Ontario, Canada
  • On July 22, a Megabucks slots player won $3,854,682 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Fla.
  • On July 25, a Megabucks slots player won $3,002,952 at a casino in the western U.S.

 

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IGT to Provide Casino Management System to Crown Sydney

August 5, 2020. International Game Technology PLC has announced that it will install its IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system at Crown Sydney, the AU$2.2 billion high-end hotel and casino being developed by Crown Resorts and due to open in Sydney early next year.

The IGT ADVANTAGE system will connect live and electronic table games (ETGs) at the exclusive, tables-only VIP casino, located within the Barangaroo precinct overlooking Sydney Harbour.

IGT Recognized as Only Gaming Company Finalist in 2020 CR Reporting Awards for Sustainability Reporting Excellence

LONDON – Aug. 5, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company’s latest Sustainability Report has ranked in the Top 10 worldwide in the Credibility Through Assurance category of the 2020 CR Reporting Awards (CRRA).

IGT’s annual report was selected by a voting jury of registered CRRA stakeholders for seventh place among entries from multiple industries and sectors around the world. A total of 81 companies vied for recognition in the awards program, which features 10 categories. IGT was the only gaming company selected as a finalist in the program.

Now in its 13th year, the CRRA is the only independent annual global awards program recognizing organizations that set new standards of excellence and leadership in corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting.

The Credibility Through Assurance category recognizes companies that engage independent third parties to verify aspects of their reports, and that publish their methodology, conclusions, and recommendations.

"IGT’s externally audited Sustainability Report demonstrates our drive to create value globally, enhance our socially responsible citizenship, and report on our initiatives transparently,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT Senior Vice President, Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications. “By being recognized for the quality, reliability and integrity of our report, we proudly count ourselves among multinational CSR leaders in industries including food and beverage, apparel, and natural resources, while reaffirming our CSR leadership in the gaming industry.”

IGT actively focuses its corporate social responsibility strategy on nine of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to continue strengthening its corporate leadership through advanced sustainability practices. Its latest report, available at IGT.com/sustainabilityreport, outlines the Company’s 2018 achievements supporting the global communities it serves through a wide range of customer interactions, community involvement, and employee engagement activities.

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IGT Participates In Fantini’s Cashless Gaming Report

Fantini Research’s latest special report Contactless Gaming: Mobilizing the Money offers insights on the status of contactless gaming in the industry.

The expansion of cashless gaming regulations in Nevada could pave the way for the industry’s latest revolution.

IGT was one of the companies that shared products and insights with Fantini.

The company provided a visual overview of its cashless offering:

IGT cashless innovation

IGT and FanDuel Group Strike Multi-Year Sports Betting and iGaming Agreement for Entire U.S. Market

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that it will boost its momentum in the growing U.S. sports betting market through a multi-year agreement with leading sports betting and iGaming provider, FanDuel Group. Under the terms of the agreement, IGT's PlaySports platform will power all of FanDuel Group's new and existing retail FanDuel Sportsbooks across the U.S. through September 2024. Additionally, FanDuel Group agreed to offer IGT PlayDigital's PlayCasino games in states where FanDuel Group online casinos operate.

The multi-year agreement builds on IGT and FanDuel Group's successful technology partnership that currently extends across nine U.S. states and includes the FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment in East Rutherford, N.J. — the country's highest-volume sportsbook. The agreement also expands the distribution of IGT PlayDigital's PlayCasino games that span slots, blackjack, roulette and more. FanDuel Group is currently leveraging top-performing IGT PlayCasino games such as Wheel of Fortune® Triple Extreme Spin, Triple Red Hot 7s Free Games, and Red Hot Tamales!® within its mobile wagering apps and websites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

"IGT's PlaySports platform has been integral to FanDuel Sportsbook's expansion in the U.S., as we currently leverage it to power America's #1 Sportsbook," said Matt King, FanDuel Group CEO. "IGT is the strategic partner that we will lean on to help us expand our retail footprint across the U.S. IGT's PlaySports platform enables us to create an intuitive, technologically driven customer experience at our world-class retail sportsbooks for our customers, while its PlayCasino content enables FanDuel to deliver premium mobile casino entertainment in new and existing markets."

"IGT's multi-faceted, multi-year PlaySports platform technology and iGaming content agreement with FanDuel Group pairs the leading content and B2B sports betting provider with one of America's most respected sports betting operators to propel an already winning partnership to new levels and create an abundance of opportunity for both parties," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "IGT and FanDuel Group are positioned for continued success in the U.S. and we are committed to fueling FanDuel Sportsbooks' sustained growth through our proven, market-ready platform, player-preferred game content and self-service betting technologies."

Since 2018, IGT and FanDuel Group have together achieved a range of significant performance milestones such as:

- Launching FanDuel Retail Sportsbooks in eight U.S. states, including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Mississippi.

- Launching online sportsbooks in five U.S. states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Colorado.

- Operating the largest volume retail sportsbook in the U.S. at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment in East Rutherford, N.J.

- Deploying more than 200 IGT PlaySports self-service kiosks at FanDuel Sportsbooks across the U.S.

- Leveraging high-performing PlayCasino slot and table games to fuel FanDuel's mobile leadership in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and drive strategic growth across the entire mobile segment.

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IGT Drives Casino Hardware Innovation with Nationwide Launch of PeakSlant49 Cabinet

LONDON, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its newest upright cabinet for casino gaming, the PeakSlant49™ gaming machine, has premiered at casinos throughout the U.S. The sleek, performance-driven cabinet is backed by IGT's engaging, player-tested content library and includes a range of innovative features that contribute to its remarkable player experience.

"IGT's PeakSlant49 cabinet is a performance-driven hardware solution that is supported by an exceptional game library with marquee titles such as Fortune Coin Boost! and Bubble Blast slots, and is loaded with compelling technology that makes it attractive to our customers and their players," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "As our customers look to IGT for technologies to re-engage their players, differentiate their casino floors, and ignite growth, the PeakSlant49 emerges as a cabinet that they can deploy with confidence given its research-backed design and quality game content."

The PeakSlant49 cabinet features a progressively curved, 49-inch, ultra-HD touchscreen display that offers players an immersive player experience with ideal game-viewing angles. The cabinet's innovative Dynamic Player Panel includes a 13.3-inch multi-touch display, inductive wireless charging pad and USB charging port for player convenience. Standing at more than six-feet tall, the PeakSlant49 is equipped with intelligent cabinet lighting and dynamic attract features that make the striking hardware a destination on the casino floor.

The first IGT game title made available on the PeakSlant49 is the celebrated Fortune Coin Boost! video slot game. An evolution of IGT's award-winning and high-performing Fortune Coin game, Fortune Coin Boost! is a vibrant, multi-level linked progressive with a range of player-favorite mechanics. Other multi-level linked progressive IGT game themes slated for release on the PeakSlant49 include international sensation, Bubble Blast and the compelling Dragon Lights slots.

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Nationwide Momentum Increases for New IGT Cobalt 27 Cabinet with VLT Distribution Approval in Louisiana

Louisiana launch features U.S. debut of IGT’s Reel Poker games including Siberian Storm and The Wild Life Extreme

LONDON – July 13, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company has satisfied regulatory requirements to debut its Cobalt™ 27 video lottery terminal (“VLT”) with exciting new IGT Reel Poker™ content in Louisiana. The first two IGT games to be featured as part of Reel Poker will be Siberian Storm® and The Wild Life Extreme®. The multi-game set will also feature 10 new video poker themes including, Pharaoh’s Fortune® Poker and player-favorite theme, Xtreme 10-Hand Poker.

“The IGT Cobalt 27 VLT cabinet has driven great performance and player excitement since its recent launch in Montana and Georgia, and we’re excited to expand our Cobalt 27 footprint in Louisiana with the premiere of the Siberian Storm and The Wild Life Extreme Reel Poker games,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. “IGT currently has more than 7,000 VLTs throughout Louisiana and we’re poised to even further advance our presence with the industry’s most compelling hardware and content.” 

The Cobalt 27 VLT is expertly designed to fit operators’ distinct needs. It features two high-definition 27-inch screens, an optional 24-inch topper, integrated cabinet lighting and a static five-button player panel. It also has advanced ergonomics and a built-in USB charging port for ultimate comfort and convenience.

IGT’s innovative Reel Poker games offer a revolutionary way to play video poker. Entertaining VLT reel games and bonus displays are now available based upon video poker outcomes. IGT’s Reel Poker games use an auto-play strategy to select optimum poker hand outcomes based on a shuffled, virtual 52-card deck. When the game’s reels stop spinning, the corresponding poker hand outcome is simultaneously displayed on VLT screen. This patent-pending solution leverages IGT’s industry-leading library of VLT reel games delivering proven themes players recognize and enjoy playing.

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About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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IGT Wins Casino Management System Contract and Majority of Class III Game Floor Share at Emerald Queen I-5 Casino

LONDON, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that Emerald Queen I-5 Casino is leveraging the IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system ("CMS") and modules to operate its loyalty program, monitor and optimize its casino floor, and perform a range of other essential casino functions. Additionally, IGT's CrystalCurve™ and CrystalDual® 27 upright cabinets comprise the majority of the Class III floor share at the new, Tacoma, Wash. casino.

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"Emerald Queen I-5 Casino has one of the largest inventories of gaming machines in the region, and we've given IGT's CrystalCurve and CrystalDual 27 cabinets a significant and prominent presence on our ADVANTAGE-powered gaming floor," said Frank Wright, Emerald Queen Casino General Manager. "It means our players have more opportunities to enjoy a variety of IGT's highly entertaining game titles, and our staff has the option to remotely respond to and monitor a range of casino events, ultimately minimizing the requirement for in-person interactions."

"Emerald Queen I-5 Casino is an exciting gaming destination in the U.S. northwest region, and we're proud to enhance its players' gaming experience with our bestselling Crystal series cabinets, our player-tested content and IGT ADVANTAGE systems products," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT's ADVANTAGE CMS and its mobile service and content management modules can help Emerald Queen 1-5 Casino adhere to social distancing requirements while delivering world-class casino entertainment."

In addition to IGT ADVANTAGE, Emerald Queen I-5 Casino deployed IGT's Mobile Host, Mobile Responder, Mobile Dashboard, M5 and Service Window systems products. Mobile Host, Mobile Responder and Mobile Dashboard will enable the Casino's service team to monitor and respond to a range of casino events such as carded play, machine downtime and EGM sanitation cycles, all from a mobile device. These technologies also reduce the Casino's dependency on in-person interactions on the casino floor. M5 and Service Window enable Emerald Queen I-5 Casino to leverage a slot machine's display to deliver bonus content and create a unique and thrilling player experience.

IGT's CrystalDual 27 cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal hardware series. The eye-catching cabinet will showcase titles such as Scarab™, Fortune Charm™, Fortune Coin™, Diamond Mania™, and Jungle Tower™.

IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet will showcase the Triple Fortune Dragon Dynasty® series with base games Unleashed™, Spitfire™, and Gold™. Other core video content featured specifically on the CrystalCurve include Golden Egypt Grand, Cleopatra® Gold, and Dangerous Beauty Revealed, among others.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Advances Slot Play in Pennsylvania Truck Stops with CrystalDual 27 and CrystalSlant Video Gaming Terminals

LONDON, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company's video gaming terminals ("VGTs"), CrystalDual® 27 and CrystalSlant™, received approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to be added in qualified truck stop locations throughout the State. This approval positions IGT to build on its long-established gaming presence in Pennsylvania that encompasses slots and video poker games, casino management systems, iGaming, sports betting and the video gaming central system.

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"With the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's approval for IGT's market-attuned video gaming terminals, we can offer player-favorite games including Stinkin' Rich®, Red Hot Tamales!®, and The Wild Life®, to the State's truck stop market," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT has had great success in Pennsylvania across gaming verticals and channels, and we believe our innovative hardware and proven game content will drive incremental visitation to gaming venues there. We look forward to leveraging our decades of experience in the State to maximize this new opportunity."

The CrystalDual 27 is a high-performing, globally relevant cabinet that features a best-in-class operating system and dual high-definition 27-inch displays to create an immersive player experience. The CrystalSlant cabinet showcases a modern cabinet design with ergonomic comfort elements for players and a 27-inch high-definition screen. Both cabinets support a range of IGT content including many of the Company's Proven Performer core video games.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

IGT Raises the Bar with Launch of PeakBarTop Cabinet

Gaming venues in California and Nevada welcomed back players with IGT's next-generation bartop cabinet and its high-performing video poker, slots, keno and roulette content
 

LONDON, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it successfully launched its next-generation bartop hardware, the PeakBarTop™ cabinet. Guests of Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Calif., Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif., San Manuel Casino in Highland, Calif. and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. can be among the first players in the world to experience IGT's much-anticipated PeakBarTop cabinet and its legendary content library.

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"Launching the PeakBarTop builds on IGT's decades of commanding leadership in video poker and positions us to transform the entire bartop market segment. It provides our customers with a compelling, technologically advanced cabinet for market-dominating IGT video poker games such as Game King®, Super Star Poker® and Ultimate X Poker®, in addition to Proven Performer IGT slot games such as Scarab® and Solar Disc™," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "IGT customers can launch the PeakBarTop with confidence, knowing that it's backed by the gaming industry's most talented and experienced video poker product team and extensive focus group testing with players, operators and bar staff."

The innovative PeakBarTop cabinet features an ergonomic design that includes a 23-inch curved, full-HD display, a front-mounted ticket printer and an embedded card reader. The PeakBarTop cabinet also includes a range of technologically advanced features such as enhanced lighting and sound, a USB mobile device charging port, a play-level indicator for service staff, and embedded Bluetooth technology that enables operators to seamlessly integrate with IGT's cashless gaming systems technology.

The PeakBarTop cabinet supports an expansive library of IGT game content. In addition to housing the most popular video poker titles of all time, the PeakBarTop portfolio offers new IGT video poker games such as Ultimate X Bonus Streak Poker™, exciting Keno games such as Da Vinci Diamonds® Keno, Proven Performer slot games such as Mistress of Egypt™ and a variety of roulette games. The cabinet's game menu configuration enables players to effortlessly scroll through their favorite game titles with a finger swipe, just as they would search for content on a personal mobile device.

For more information, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

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IGT Streamlines Business and Leadership Under New Organizational Structure

- Aligns with the Company's strategic focus

- Provides a simplified, more agile, and customer-centric approach to market

- Renato Ascoli appointed as CEO, Global Gaming

- Fabio Cairoli appointed as CEO, Global Lottery

LONDONJuly 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT" or the "Company") (NYSE: IGT) today announced a new organizational structure focused primarily on two business segments: Global Gaming and Global Lottery. This new structure is designed to:

  • provide greater responsiveness to customers and players;
  • increase IGT's effectiveness and competitiveness in providing products and solutions that address the opportunities of each market segment;
  • harmonize best practices across both B2B and B2C channels in each product category; and
  • reduce complexity and increase organizational efficiency to support IGT's intrinsic value.

"A simplified organizational structure grounded in our core competencies creates a stronger, more focused IGT," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "We have always maintained a customer-first mentality and are positioning ourselves to meet ever-evolving needs in a dynamic, global marketplace. Global product segments enable us to leverage our extraordinary talent, unique insights as both an operator and service provider, and economies of scale to continue delivering unrivalled gaming experiences and create value for all stakeholders."

Reporting to Marco SalaRenato Ascoli will serve as CEO, Global Gaming; Fabio Cairoli will serve as CEO, Global Lottery. This new structure is effective from July 1, 2020, and IGT will start reporting its financial results under these two business segments starting with the third quarter of 2020. Financial results for the second quarter of 2020 will be reported in line with the legacy organizational structure.

The Global Gaming and Global Lottery segments will have all of the key operating capabilities and autonomy necessary to manage the business, including product management, sales, technology and research and development. The business segments will be supported by central corporate support functions that remain largely unchanged from a leadership standpoint, with the addition of a New Business and Strategic Initiatives function. The new structure addresses key synergy and development areas, while continuing to ensure appropriate governance.

Global Gaming will have full responsibility for the IGT Gaming business, consolidating North America, International and Italy B2C Gaming responsibilities. This includes PlayDigital, Sports and Italy Gaming — led by Enrico Drago — as well as Global Gaming Sales, Global Gaming Product Management, Global Gaming Studios, Global Manufacturing, Operations and Services including Global Gaming Technology.

Global Lottery will have full responsibility for the IGT Lottery business, consolidating North America, International and Italy. This includes Global Lottery Sales and Operations, Global Lottery Product and Sales Development, and Global Lottery Technology and Support. This structure enhances global strategic vision and framework, leveraging proven customer focus and execution while positioning the organization for improved collaboration and best practices sharing.

Reporting to Marco SalaWalter Bugno will lead a New Business and Strategic Initiatives corporate function. In line with the strategic objective of having a clear focus on our business' priorities within IGT's portfolio, this group is responsible for leading business development in jurisdictions where IGT is not present, and where — while there may be a company presence — there is no defined product segment presence.

Additionally, the New Business and Strategic Initiatives group is responsible for managing new in-country initiatives during the start-up phase and offering on-demand commercial support globally for key accounts with multiple product requirements. It will also be responsible for managing key strategic initiatives within existing jurisdictions as needed and as determined by company leadership. The group will work in unison with the two new global business units in delivery of all initiatives, with financials rolling up to Global Gaming and Global Lottery.

Executive Biographies
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Global Gaming, Renato Ascoli served as CEO, North America of IGT PLC. In this capacity, other than serving all North America Customers, he held global responsibility for product development, manufacturing, product management, technology and delivery of all the Company's portfolio outside of Italy.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Global Lottery, Fabio Cairoli served as CEO Italy of IGT PLC, where he was responsible for managing all business lines, marketing services, and sales for the Company's Italian operations. Through his leadership of the largest lottery operator in the world, Mr. Cairoli shares insights and best practices with other organizations in the Company.

Prior to his role as leader of IGT New Business and Strategic Initiatives, Walter Bugno served as CEO, International of IGT PLC, where he was responsible for the management and strategic development of the International region. He led the Company's lottery, gaming, and interactive businesses throughout Europe (except Italy), as well as in the Middle EastLatin America and the CaribbeanAfrica, and the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information about IGT, visit IGT.com, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt. 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the uncertainty of the duration, extent, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments, including government-mandated property closures and travel restrictions, and other third parties on the Company's business, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and development prospects and the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance or International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

© 2020 IGT

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

IGT PlayDigital, PlayRGS Solution, and PlayCasino Content Advance Digital Gaming for Svenska Spel Sport & Casino in Sweden

LONDONJune 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that a subsidiary (hereinafter "IGT") has entered into an agreement with Swedish lottery operator Svenska Spel Sport & Casino AB to deliver IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS (remote game server) solution and PlayCasino content.

"The introduction of our powerful PlayRGS remote game server and player-tested PlayCasino digital content, combined with IGT's extensive experience in the government-regulated digital gaming market, will help ensure the ongoing success of Svenska Spel Sport & Casino's digital program," said Jonas Reuter, Regional Vice President Northern Europe, IGT International"As part of our commitment to promoting responsible gaming and sustainably growing our customers' business, IGT was also among the first supporting members to join the Swedish Gambling Association, SPER. We will continue to work with SPER and its founding member, Svenska Spel, to contribute to a sustainable gaming market in Sweden."

The agreement, which is for a minimum term of three years from launch, includes access to the complete library of IGT PlayCasino game content, as well as maintenance, monitoring, and support.

One of the most advanced cross-platform delivery systems on the market, PlayRGS provides operators with premium game content and plugs seamlessly into an existing back office. A single integration grants access to an extensive library of slots, table games, video poker and instant win games (eInstants), making them immediately available to players where and when they want to play: on desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablet devices.

In addition to introducing its PlayRGS (remote game server) solution and PlayCasino content, IGT provides Svenska Spel with its PlayPoker (online poker), INTELLIGEN™ VLT (Video Lottery Terminal) central system, VLTs and content, as well as land-based casino cabinets and content. IGT also recently announced the introduction of IGTPay cashless technology for VLTs operated by Svenska Spel.

IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS solution powers sites for more than 100 customers around the globe for both lottery and commercial operators. In addition to Svenska Spel, IGT supplies its PlayRGS solution to World Lottery Association (WLA) customers including Norsk Tipping in Norway, Veikkaus in Finland, Loterie Nationale in Belgium, and Lottomatica in Italy. IGT also supplies PlayRGS to Canadian members Loto Québec, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. In addition, IGT supplies Danske Spil in Denmark with its PlayRGS solution through a third party.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt. 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This presentation may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the uncertainty of the duration, extent and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments, including government-mandated property closures and travel restrictions, and other third parties on the Company's business, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and development prospects and the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business All forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Rhonda Whittaker, Global Communications, +1 (506) 860-6471

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International Game Technology PLC Announces Early Results And Increase Of Its Capped Tender Offer With Respect To Its 6.250 Percent Senior Secured Notes Due 2022 And Completion Of Sale Of $750,000,000 5.25 Percent Senior Secured Notes Due 2029

LONDON, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT"), announces the results to date with respect to its capped offer to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") its 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are set forth in the offer to purchase dated June 8, 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase").

In addition, on June 19, 2020, IGT completed the sale of its $750,000,000 5.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2029 (the "New Notes"). IGT expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the New Notes to fund the Tender Offer. The completion of the sale of the New Notes satisfied the Financing Condition (as defined in the Offer to Purchase).

As a result, IGT has exercised its discretion to increase the Maximum Tender Amount (as defined in the Offer to Purchase). As of 5:00 p.m.New York City time, on June 19, 2020 (the "Early Tender Time"), IGT has accepted for purchase $499,999,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, with such Notes subject to proration with an Early Proration Factor (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) of 42.551% and adjustment as contemplated by the Offer to Purchase.

The following table sets forth the increased Maximum Tender Amount, the principal amount of the Notes accepted for purchase and the Early Proration Factor:

Title of Security

       

ISIN/CUSIP
Numbers

       

Outstanding
Principal Amount

       

Maximum Tender
Amount

       

Principal Amount
Accepted

       

Early Proration
Factor

6.250% Senior
Secured Notes
due 2022

       

Regulation S:

USG4863AAB47/

G4863A AB4

Rule 144A:

US460599AB91/

460599 AB9

       

$1,500,000,000(1)

       

$500,000,000
(increased from
original Maximum
Tender Amount of
$300,000,000)

       

$499,999,000

       

42.551%

_____________________
(1)  As of the commencement date of the Tender Offer.

Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and not accepted for purchase will be credited on the Early Settlement Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) to the account of the registered holder of such Notes with DTC and otherwise returned in accordance with the Offer to Purchase. Because the Tender Offer was oversubscribed as of the Early Tender Time, holders of Notes who tender Notes after the Early Tender Time will not have any of their Notes accepted for purchase.

Each holder who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw its Notes in the Tender Offer prior to the Early Tender Time will receive $1,050.00 for each $1,000.00 principal amount of Notes (the "Total Consideration") accepted for purchase, which includes an early tender payment of $30.00 per $1,000.00 principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase. In addition to the Total Consideration, all Holders of Notes accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes, rounded to the nearest $0.01 per $1,000.00 principal amount of Notes, from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.

The Tender Offer is scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m.New York City time, on July 6, 2020.

Subject to applicable law and the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase, IGT may terminate the Tender Offer, waive any or all of the conditions of the Tender Offer prior to the Expiration Time, extend the Expiration Time or amend the terms of the Tender Offer.

IGT has retained D.F. King & Co. to act as Tender and Information Agent for the Tender Offer. Questions regarding procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to D.F. King & Co.

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U.S. Toll Free:  +1 888 292 0070 

Collect:  +1 980 388 3646

E-mail:  DG.LM-EMEA@bofa.com

None of IGT, the guarantors of the Notes, the Dealer Managers, the Tender and Information Agent or the trustee (nor any director, officer, employee, agent or affiliate of, any such person) makes any recommendation whether holders should tender or refrain from tendering Notes in the Tender Offer. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender Notes and, if so, the principal amount of the Notes to tender.

This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security. No offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. The Tender Offer is only being made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. Holders of the Notes are urged to carefully read the Offer to Purchase before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer.

The distribution of announcement release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required by each of IGT, the Dealer Managers and the Tender and Information Agent to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS

Neither this news release nor the Offer to Purchase constitutes an invitation to participate in the Offer in or from any jurisdiction in or from which, or to any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such invitation or for there to be such participation under applicable securities laws and regulations. The distribution of this news release and the Offer to Purchase in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by laws and regulations. Persons into whose possession this news release or the Offer to Purchase comes are required by each of IGT, the Dealer Managers and the Tender and Information Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.

United Kingdom

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

Italy

None of the Offer, this news release or any other document or materials relating to the Offer have been or will be submitted to the clearance procedures of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa ("CONSOB") pursuant to Italian laws and regulations. The Offer is being carried out in Italy as an exempted offer pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the "Financial Services Act") and article 35-bis, paragraph 3 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended. Holders or beneficial owners of the Notes that are located in Italy can tender Notes for purchase in the Offer through authorized persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in the Republic of Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 20307 of 15 February 2018, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.

France

The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Republic of France ("France"). Neither this news release nor any other document or material relating to the Offer has been or shall be distributed to the public in France and only qualified investors (investisseurs qualifies) within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the "Prospectus Regulation"), are eligible to participate in the Offer. This news release has not been and will not be submitted for clearance to nor approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

General

This news release does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Notes (and tenders of Notes in the Offer will not be accepted from Holders) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and any Dealer Manager or any of the Dealer Managers' respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Offer shall be deemed to be made by such Dealer Manager or affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of IGT in such jurisdiction.

In addition to the representations referred to above in respect of the United States, each Holder participating in the Offer will also be deemed to give certain representations in respect of the other jurisdictions referred to above and generally as set out in "The Offer—Procedures for Participating in the Offer". Any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer from a Holder that is unable to make these representations will not be accepted. Each of IGT, each Dealer Manager and the Tender and Information Agent reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to investigate, in relation to any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer, whether any such representation given by a Holder is correct and, if such investigation is undertaken and as a result IGT determines (for any reason) that such representation is not correct, such tender shall not be accepted.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the uncertainty of the duration, extent, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments, including government-mandated property closures and travel restrictions, and other third parties on the Company's business, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and development prospects and the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance or International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contacts

Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452 
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries 
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

CA$3.2 Million in Life-Changing Jackpots Won on IGT Powerbucks® Wheel of Fortune® Slots in Three Days

LONDON, U.K. – June 15, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that a CA$2,256,578 jackpot had been won on its Powerbucks® Wheel of Fortune® Exotic Far East slots game by an Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) PlayOLG.ca player on May 26, 2020. The colossal win marks the largest jackpot ever won from IGT’s Powerbucks omnichannel progressive link for Canada.

Just three days later, on May 29, 2020, a second PlayOLG online slots player won a CA$1,015,561 jackpot while playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway.

These two jackpots combine for more than CA$3.2 million in top prize wins for PlayOLG.ca slot players via IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link in just three days.

“OLG introduced IGT’s Powerbucks game several months ago and our players were drawn to its exciting opportunity to win life-changing jackpots at any bet level,” said Kim Clark, OLG Vice President of Product Management. “It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG players have won some great prizes, including the highest-ever Powerbucks jackpot.”

 

“Despite the temporary closure of casinos in Canada, IGT’s Powerbucks has continued to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins such as the record-setting CA$2.2 million jackpot awarded on OLG’s online casino,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. “IGT Powerbucks’ omnichannel availability has fueled its reputation as a growth-driving solution for Canada that delivers on its millionaire-making promise.”

 

Powerbucks is the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. IGT’s Powerbucks has delivered some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has paid 17 jackpots of a million dollars or more.

PlayOLG.ca, the only online gaming site regulated in Ontario, features a wide range of interactive casino-style games, including a variety of IGT games, such as Powerbucks and lottery ticket offerings. PlayOLG also provides customers with education on how to play safe and responsibly, including providing useful PlaySmart tools to help customers establish time and money limits to better manage their play. 

For more information, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About OLG

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided more than $52 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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Contact:

Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

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IGT Announces Agreement to Sell 1,250 Historical Horse Racing Machines to Churchill Downs Incorporated

LONDONJune 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell 1,250 historical racing machines ("HRMs") to Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI"). The HRMs will operate on Ainsworth Game Technology's proprietary HHR platform and will feature many player-favorite themes on some of IGT's highest performing hardware.

HRMs are approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and utilize the results of previously run, live horse races to generate player outcomes.

CDI will utilize the IGT HRMs at their Kentucky gaming facilities including Derby City Gaming in Louisville, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel in Oak Grove when it opens in September 2020, Newport Racing & Gaming in Newport when it opens in early fourth quarter 2020 and future facilities.

"CDI is excited to introduce IGT's HRMs with their top-rated themes to our venues and players," said Austin Miller, CDI Senior Vice President, Gaming Operations. "IGT's vast content library and reputation for delivering world-class products aligns with our commitment to delivering premier gaming and entertainment experiences to our guests."

"We believe offering IGT's content and hardware with our proven HHR platform will elevate the player experience in Kentucky," said Ryan Comstock, Ainsworth Chief Operating Officer. "Having an industry-leader such as IGT partner with us helps to validate the relevance of and bright future for this exciting part of the gaming market."

"Adding HRMs to IGT's vast portfolio further strengthens our position as an end-to-end solutions provider and creates new opportunities to help drive our customers' growth," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. "Our HRMs will be offered on some of our top-performing hardware including the CrystalDual 27, CrystalSlant and CrystalCurve cabinets, and will leverage some of the most recognizable themes in the gaming industry such as Fortune Coin, Griffin's Throne and Stinkin' Rich."

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt. 

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. We own and operate Derby City Gaming, a historical racing machine facility in Louisville, Kentucky. We also own and operate the largest online horse racing wagering platform in the U.S., TwinSpires.com, and we operate sports betting and iGaming through our BetAmerica platform in multiple states. We are also a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 11,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals and 200 table games in eight states. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This presentation may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the uncertainty of the duration, extent and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments, including government-mandated property closures and travel restrictions, and other third parties on the Company's business, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and development prospects and the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business All forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

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SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

International Game Technology PLC Announces Capped Tender Offer With Respect To Its 6.250 Percent Senior Secured Notes Due 2022

LONDON, June 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT"), announces the launch of an offer to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") up to $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Acceptance Amount") of its 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase dated June 8, 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase").

The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m.New York City time, on July 6, 2020, unless extended or earlier terminated (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Time"). Holders who tender their Notes may withdraw such Notes at any time prior to 5:00 p.m.New York City time, on July 6, 2020 (such time and date, as the same may be extended).

To receive the Total Consideration (as defined below), which includes an early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000.00 principal amount of the Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer (the "Early Tender Premium"), Holders must validly tender and not validly withdraw their Notes prior to 5:00 p.m.New York City time, on June 19, 2020, unless extended (such time, as the same may be extended, the "Early Tender Time"). Holders who validly tender their Notes after the Early Tender Time but at or prior to the Expiration Time will be eligible to receive only the Tender Offer Consideration, which is an amount equal to the Total Consideration (as defined below) less the Early Tender Premium.

The following table sets forth certain terms of the Tender Offer:

Title of
Security
ISIN/CUSIP Numbers Aggregate Principal
Amount Outstanding
Maximum Acceptance Amount Tender Offer Consideration(1)(2) Early Tender Premium(3) Total Consideration(2)(4)
6.250%
Senior
Secured
Notes
due 2022
(the
"Notes")

Regulation S:

USG4863AAB47/

G4863A AB4

 

Rule 144A:

US460599AB91/

460599 AB9

US$1,500,000,000  US$300,000,000 aggregate principal amount, subject to increase or decrease in the Company's sole discretion  US$1,020.00 US$30.00  US$1,050.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

(1)

For each US$1,000.00 principal amount of Notes tendered after the Early Tender Time and at or prior to the Expiration Time and accepted for purchase.

(2)

Does not include Accrued Interest (as defined below), which will also be paid in addition to the Tender Offer Consideration or the Total Consideration (as applicable).

(3)

For each US$1,000.00 principal amount of Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Time and accepted for purchase.

(4)

The Total Consideration equals the sum of the Tender Offer Consideration and the Early Tender Premium.

In addition to the Tender Offer Consideration or the Total Consideration, as applicable, all Holders of Notes accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes, rounded to the nearest $0.01 per $1,000.00 principal amount of Notes, from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date or the Final Settlement Date (each as defined below), as applicable.

Notes may be subject to proration if the aggregate principal amount of the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Tender Time or the Expiration Time, as applicable, is greater than the Maximum Acceptance Amount. Furthermore, Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Time will be accepted for purchase in priority to Notes tendered after the Early Tender Time, and to the extent Notes are tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Time and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, the portion of the Maximum Acceptance Amount available for the purchase of Notes tendered after the Early Tender Time will be reduced or may be eliminated completely.

IGT also announced an offering of new notes (the "New Notes Offering"). The Tender Offer is conditioned upon, among other things, the Company obtaining (including through the New Notes Offering) available funds sufficient to pay the Total Consideration or Tender Offer Consideration, as applicable, with respect to all Notes to be accepted for payment, as a result of the New Notes Offering or otherwise on terms and conditions acceptable to the Company, in its sole discretion.

It is expected that payment for Notes validly tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Time will be made promptly following the Early Tender Time, on June 23, 2020 (the "Early Settlement Date"), and payment for Notes validly tendered after the Early Tender Time but at or prior to the Expiration Time will be made on July 8, 2020 (the "Final Settlement Date").

Subject to applicable law and the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase, the Company may terminate the Tender Offer, waive any or all of the conditions of the Tender Offer prior to the Expiration Time, extend the Expiration Time or amend the terms of the Tender Offer.

IGT has retained D.F. King & Co. to act as Tender and Information Agent for the Tender Offer. Questions regarding procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to D.F. King & Co.

 

D.F. King & Co.

By Mail, Hand or Overnight Courier:
48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, New York  10005
Attention:  Andrew Beck

Banks and brokers:  (212) 269-5550
Toll free: (800) 207-3158

Email:  igt@dfking.com

Joint Lead Dealer Managers

Barclays Capital Inc.
U.S. Toll Free:  (800) 438-3242
Collect:  (212) 528-7581
E-mail:  us.lm@barclays.com

Merrill Lynch International
London:  +44 207 996 5420
U.S. Toll Free:  +1 888 292 0070
Collect:  +1 980 388 3646
E-mail:  DG.LM-EMEA@bofa.com 

None of IGT, the guarantors of the Notes, the Dealer Managers, the Tender and Information Agent or the trustee (nor any director, officer, employee, agent or affiliate of, any such person) makes any recommendation whether holders should tender or refrain from tendering Notes in the Tender Offer. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender Notes and, if so, the principal amount of the Notes to tender.

This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security. No offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. The Tender Offer is only being made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. Holders of the Notes are urged to carefully read the Offer to Purchase before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer.

The distribution of announcement release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required by each of IGT, the Dealer Managers and the Tender and Information Agent to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS

Neither this news release nor the Offer to Purchase constitutes an invitation to participate in the Offer in or from any jurisdiction in or from which, or to any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such invitation or for there to be such participation under applicable securities laws and regulations. The distribution of this news release and the Offer to Purchase in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by laws and regulations. Persons into whose possession this news release or the Offer to Purchase comes are required by each of IGT, the Dealer Managers and the Tender and Information Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.

United Kingdom

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

Italy

None of the Offer, this news release or any other document or materials relating to the Offer have been or will be submitted to the clearance procedures of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa ("CONSOB") pursuant to Italian laws and regulations. The Offer is being carried out in Italy as an exempted offer pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the "Financial Services Act") and article 35-bis, paragraph 3 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended. Holders or beneficial owners of the Notes that are located in Italy can tender Notes for purchase in the Offer through authorized persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in the Republic of Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 20307 of 15 February 2018, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.

France

The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Republic of France ("France"). Neither this news release nor any other document or material relating to the Offer has been or shall be distributed to the public in France and only qualified investors (investisseurs qualifies) within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the "Prospectus Regulation"), are eligible to participate in the Offer. This news release has not been and will not be submitted for clearance to nor approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

General

This news release does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Notes (and tenders of Notes in the Offer will not be accepted from Holders) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and any Dealer Manager or any of the Dealer Managers' respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Offer shall be deemed to be made by such Dealer Manager or affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of IGT in such jurisdiction.

In addition to the representations referred to above in respect of the United States, each Holder participating in the Offer will also be deemed to give certain representations in respect of the other jurisdictions referred to above and generally as set out in "The Offer—Procedures for Participating in the Offer". Any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer from a Holder that is unable to make these representations will not be accepted. Each of IGT, each Dealer Manager and the Tender and Information Agent reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to investigate, in relation to any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer, whether any such representation given by a Holder is correct and, if such investigation is undertaken and as a result IGT determines (for any reason) that such representation is not correct, such tender shall not be accepted.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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International Game Technology PLC Announces Plans To Issue Senior Secured Notes Denominated In U.S. Dollars

LONDON, June 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it intends to proceed with a benchmark offering of senior secured notes denominated in U.S. Dollars (the "Notes"), subject to customary market and closing conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

IGT intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to fund an offer to purchase for cash of up to an aggregate $300,000,000 principal amount (subject to increase or decrease at the discretion of IGT) of its $1,500,000,000 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Tender Offer"), to repay utilizations and pay related accrued interest under IGT's revolving credit facilities, to pay certain debt issuance costs incurred in connection with the Offering and certain fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Tender Offer, to increase cash on hand or any combination of the foregoing.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

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About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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IGT Introduces Cashless Gaming in Sweden with IGTPay™ Technology

IGT's dedicated payments team supplies cutting-edge solution for retail payments, in preparation for the post-COVID-19 era

LONDONMay 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its cashless gaming technology is propelling the new era of gaming at Svenska Spel venues throughout Sweden. Through IGT's INTELLIGEN™ systems product utilizing IGTPay™ technology, Svenska Spel players now have the option to easily and securely fund their play at Video Lottery Terminals ("VLTs") from their mobile devices.

Svenska Spel's recent launch of IGT's INTELLIGEN VLT system and Quasar® VLTs enables players to use their mobile device to register for and log into VLTs by integrating with their individual, nationally available Digital BankID, paving the way for cashless gaming with the addition of IGTPay.

Now, with the deployment of IGTPay, players who are logged onto a Svenska Spel VLT are presented with the option to draw funds directly from their bank account through Swish, a widely used mobile payment service in Sweden that is owned by the banks. Players simply approve the transfer via their mobile device and start playing their favorite VLT games. This end-to-end process takes just seconds. Following completion of gameplay, Svenska Spel can return any available funds directly back to the player's bank account automatically and instantaneously for a very progressive retail experience.

"Launching IGT's cashless product provides our players with a reliable, cutting-edge cashless solution that connects directly with the Swish mobile app, helping us drive efficiencies while responsibly advancing the player experience," said Magnus Lannersund, Director of VLT OperationsSvenska Spel AB"IGT has been instrumental in our enterprise-wide modernization with solutions such as the Quasar VLT, the INTELLIGEN central system, our responsible gaming functions and now through their next-generation IGTPay cashless technology. This retail project was among the first of its kind in Sweden, enabling a retail business owner to return funds to a consumer's bank account via a consumer's mobile app. Svenska Spel is proud to be at the forefront of retail innovation especially when the need for cashless options for the post-COVID-19 era is more crucial than ever."

"Svenska Spel is at the forefront of innovation with IGT's cashless gaming solution. This groundbreaking technology introduces a contemporary consumer experience to land-based gaming in one of the most progressive societies in the world," said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International"The combination of IGT's INTELLIGEN and IGTPay products builds upon our payment expertise in the digital gaming and lottery segments to create a solution that enables players to enjoy the convenience and security of cashless gaming in retail."

"As the relevance of cashless and contactless gaming innovations continues to grow, technologies such as IGT INTELLIGEN with IGTPay become critical components of the player experience, and solutions that can bring tremendous value to our global customers," said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, Systems and Payments Products"We have established a dedicated Payments Team to ensure that customers such as Svenska Spel are equipped with IGT solutions and services that deliver modern payment options that align with consumer expectations and future business opportunities."

IGT has been a Svenska Spel supplier of VLT technology since 2006. The Swedish state-owned gaming operator currently operates 4,750 IGT VLTs in gaming venues throughout the country, leverages the INTELLIGEN central system, and utilizes a vast range of IGT game content.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

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IGT Extends Mobile and Retail Sports Betting Footprint to Wild Card Saloon and Sasquatch Casino in Colorado

IGT continues sports betting momentum in Colorado with omni-channel PlaySports deal

LONDONMay 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform will power retail and mobile sports betting at Wild Card Saloon and Sasquatch Casino in Black Hawk, Colo. Owned and operated by privately held gaming company, Ed & Shirley's Inc., both casinos will leverage IGT PlaySports kiosks, platform and mobile technologies to give their patrons choice and convenience for how, when and where they place sports bets.

"Offering omni-channel sports betting via the IGT PlaySports solution will introduce an exciting new dimension of gaming to Wild Card Saloon and Sasquatch Casino that sports fans throughout Colorado are ready to embrace," said Ed Smith, Ed & Shirley's Inc. President. "We've leveraged IGT's expertise and trusted technology to create a sports betting program that gives players choice and convenience for wagering on their favorite teams."

"Colorado is shaping up to be one of the most compelling sports betting markets in the U.S., and a region where IGT is clearly demonstrating the power, versatility and scalability of our PlaySports solution," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Wild Card Saloon and Sasquatch Casino will leverage the same, proven PlaySports platform and retail technology that is powering many of the most successful sportsbooks in the U.S., positioning them to provide outstanding user experiences that drive growth."

IGT PlaySports first went live in Colorado on May 1, 2020, the inaugural day of legal sports betting in the State. IGT PlaySports is currently approved for operation in 13 U.S. states and is GLI-33 certified.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports, visit IGT.com.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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This presentation may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the uncertainty of the duration, extent and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments, including government-mandated property closures and travel restrictions, and other third parties on the Company's business, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and development prospects and the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business All forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
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James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

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IGT PlayDigital’s MegaJackpots Link Awards its 50th Progressive Jackpot

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LONDON – IGT today announced that its player-favorite MegaJackpots® online game family recently awarded its 50th progressive jackpot since its 2015 debut. Popular for large jackpots and exciting game themes such as Wheel of Fortune® slots and Cleopatra® slots, the IGT PlayDigital MegaJackpots game portfolio represents one of the Company’s most popular digital products.

“Since IGT launched the MegaJackpots game family, we have expanded it to include seven games that are available in multiple jurisdictions. MegaJackpots has become an integral component of the IGT PlayDigital portfolio, and a game family that our customers rely on to differentiate their casinos and drive growth,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. “When our customers add IGT MegaJackpots games to their online casinos they are introducing games that can build player affinity through big wins and compelling entertainment.”

The milestone 50th progressive jackpot was awarded on April 29, 2020 to an Admiral Casino slots player who won £1,274,999 while enjoying the MegaJackpots Siberian Storm game.

IGT PlayDigital’s MegaJackpots games are among the many engaging games offered via the PlayRGS digital game-delivery solution. IGT’s online MegaJackpots games are reseeded with a £500k jackpot.

To learn more about IGT PlayDigital MegaJackpots games or how to add them to your online casino visit https://www.igtcasinolounge.com.

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International Game Technology PLC Announces Changes to Membership of Board Committees

LONDONMay 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Alberto Dessy to its Audit Committee, Samantha Ravich to its Compensation Committee and Beatrice Bassey to its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee by the Company's Board of Directors. All of these changes will be effective from the Company's 2020 Annual General Meeting. Mr. Dessy and Ms. Ravich joined the Board of Directors in April 2015 and July 2019, respectively, and will replace Paget Alves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, respectively. Ms. Bassey joined the Board of Directors in March 2020 and will succeed Mr. Dessy on the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, from which he will step down effective from the Company's 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Mr. Dessy is a Professor at Bocconi University and a chartered accountant specializing in corporate finance, particularly the evaluation of companies, trademarks, equity and investments, financial structure, channels and loan instruments, funding for development and in acquisitions and disposals of companies. He has been an expert witness for parties to lawsuits and an independent expert appointed by the court in various legal disputes. In addition to serving on IGT's Board of Directors, he is currently on the board of directors of Chiorino S.p.A. and has been on the boards of many companies, both listed and unlisted, including Redaelli Tecna S.p.A., Laika Caravans S.p.A., Premuda S.p.A., I.M.A., Milano Centro S.p.A., and DeA Capital S.p.A., in addition to IGT's predecessor company, GTECH S.p.A. Mr. Dessy graduated from Bocconi University.

Ms. Ravich is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab; the Vice Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board; a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission; and a member of the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. Ms. Ravich is also a managing partner at A2P, LLC and a Board Governor at GIA. Previously, she served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney, and held a variety of other leadership roles. Ms. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School.

Ms. Bassey is the Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Atlas Mara Ltd. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, and serves as a director on the boards of African Banking Corporation of Botswana Ltd. (member of remuneration, risk & compliance, and audit committees) and Banque Populaire du Rwanda (member of the remuneration and risk & compliance committees; chair of the credit committee). Previously, Ms. Bassey served as a director of PowerPlay NYC; MacArthur Foundation's Nigeria Higher Education Foundation; Self Help Africa; and Ron Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, New York. She was also a partner and member of the executive committee of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP, New York. Ms. Bassey received her LL.M from Harvard Law School; LL.B in Law from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria; and BL in Law from the Nigerian Law School.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the uncertainty of the duration, extent, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments, including government-mandated property closures and travel restrictions, and other third parties on the Company's business, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and development prospects and the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance or International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contacts
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IGT Signs Long-Term Facilities Management and Licensing Contract with SAZKA in Czech Republic

IGT's innovative lottery and IGT PlayDigital products and services will enhance the player experience

 

LONDONMay 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) today announced that IGT Global Services Limited ("IGT") has signed a long-term contract with SAZKA a.s. (hereinafter "SAZKA"), the market-leading operator of lottery and betting games in the Czech Republic, to provide technology products and services through an upgraded lottery central system, next-generation lottery terminals, a new digital lottery platform, and associated content and services. The contract was effective as of March 31, 2020.

"SAZKA has been working with IGT in the Czech Republic for the past 27 years, and building on this relationship is a positive reflection of SAZKA Group's partnership with IGT in multiple European markets," said Robert Chvátal, SAZKA Group CEO. "We're looking forward to leveraging these new solutions for enhanced growth, ensuring that we continue to generate funds for youth sport in the Czech Republic."

"We're excited to begin this new era in our successful long-term relationship with SAZKA," said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. "Our Aurora™ platform's exceptional performance and reliability will ensure long-term innovation and growth for the Lottery and drive player engagement, increasing revenues to good causes and ultimately benefiting the people of the Czech Republic."

As part of the contract, IGT will convert SAZKA's current IGT lottery central system to its new high-performance, high-reliability, and open Aurora lottery solution, which is designed to meet all of the Lottery's needs today while enabling them to respond rapidly to changing market conditions.

The upgrade includes BizApps, which offers enhanced business intelligence and analytics tools aimed at maximizing sales growth, and includes Order Wizard, a proactive, predictive ordering tool that ensures best-selling scratch cards are sufficiently stocked at the retailer, increasing sales while minimizing returns. IGT will also replace SAZKA's 8,000 lottery terminals with its newest terminals, including IGT's industry-leading, most-deployed, and retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal, the Retailer Pro.

The contract includes the opportunity to leverage IGT PlayDigital™ PlayCommand platform, a solution that enables the Lottery to oversee all areas of player engagement, anticipate new customer and technological trends, strategically adapt the operation to new opportunities, and provide advanced and flexible responsible gaming features.

In addition, IGT will provide a range of technical services including central lottery system operation, depot service, and software and telecommunications maintenance services, as well as game content and a suite of game design and marketing consulting services.

SAZKA has been an IGT customer since 1993. In addition to its central system, terminals, technical services, and digital lottery technology, IGT provides the Lottery with its instant ticket management and validation system and printing services. Share of proceeds from the Lottery go to good causes, including youth sport in the Czech Republic as well as the country's Olympic Committee.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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IGT and FanDuel Group Team Up to Deliver Mobile Sports Betting in Colorado

LONDON – May 4, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering FanDuel Group’s FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Colorado. 

IGT PlaySports technology is currently powering the FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Colorado.

“Colorado represents the ninth U.S. state where IGT and FanDuel Group will team up to deliver leading sports betting entertainment,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. “IGT’s PlaySports platform has enabled FanDuel Group to rapidly expand its U.S. sports betting footprint across retail and mobile, and to provide players in each state a compelling, reliable user experience across channels.”

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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IGT Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

IGT will upgrade the Lottery's loyalty website and mobile app to engage players and drive growth

LONDONApril 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a two-year contract extension with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, extending its current contract to June, 2027. As part of the agreement, IGT's PlayDigital team will replace another vendor's entire loyalty solution and deliver comprehensive upgrades to the Lottery's loyalty website and mobile app, providing a full range of new player convenience features. The Lottery will also receive its choice of either GameTouch™ 20 or GameTouch 28 self-service vending machines.

"IGT has been a trusted and reliable partner to the Tennessee Education Lottery, helping us significantly grow our operation and impact every step of the way since our inception in 2004," said Rebecca Hargrove, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation President and CEO. "IGT provides unprecedented lottery expertise, and we're excited to leverage its digital lottery knowledge in the overhaul of our loyalty website and mobile app, making them both more convenient and appealing for players."

"As digital lottery supplier to more than 30 lotteries around the world and first supplier to launch a mobile lottery app in the U.S., IGT has a deep understanding of how multi-channel player engagement and a sophisticated loyalty program can help lotteries achieve their goals and differentiate their offerings," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "IGT is pleased to continue applying our expertise in lottery content and platform technology to deliver outstanding experiences for Tennessee Education Lottery players."

Under the terms of the extension, IGT will upgrade the Lottery's loyalty website where players can register for its VIP Rewards Program. The website will include several of IGT's PlayLottery loyalty features such as account registration, second chance eligibility, and rewards club. Upgrades to the Lottery's mobile app will include the same offerings as the website and a full range of player convenience features allowing users to scan instant and draw game tickets to see if they are winners, check jackpot amounts, learn how to play lottery games, find the nearest retailer, and view all Keno-To-Go drawings and instant ticket games.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance or International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
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IGT Expands Partnership with Virginia Lottery via Six-Year Primary Scratcher Ticket Printing and Services Contract

LONDONApril 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a six-year contract with the Virginia Lottery to provide Scratcher tickets, strategic planning and services, following a competitive procurement. Under the agreement, IGT will become the primary vendor for instant ticket games for the first time in Virginia and will print, on average, 90 percent of the Lottery's Scratcher tickets annually. The contract will run through June 30, 2026 and includes the option to extend for up to four additional years.  

"Together with IGT's industry expertise and innovative thinking, we will bring fresh game concepts to the Virginia Lottery's Scratchers portfolio that will help us achieve our business goals," said Kevin Hall, Virginia Lottery Executive Director. "We look forward to collaborating on games and initiatives that ultimately support our mission of generating revenue for Virginia's K-12 public schools."

"Since 2009, IGT's printing business, unique same-store sales capabilities and provision of top-indexing games such as Crossword Tripler, Super Triple 7s, and IGT's exclusive Super Ticket™ have contributed to the Virginia Lottery's sales growth," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "As the Lottery's primary instant ticket vendor, we will print most of its Scratchers, allowing IGT to showcase more proprietary content, deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for players, and demonstrate our dedication to world-class customer service and quality."

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will deliver a comprehensive range of instant ticket services to benefit the Virginia Lottery including portfolio planning, marketing insights, analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets. These services will foster the long-term success for the Lottery and deliver innovative content for players.

In addition to printing instant tickets and its related services, IGT has provided gaming equipment to the Virginia Lottery since 2000 and has been warehousing and distributing instant tickets for the Lottery since 2004. In 2007, the partnership expanded to include the Lottery's primary gaming system. 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance or International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
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James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

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SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

Sportsbook Rhode Island Unveils Enhanced Digital Wagering Experiences

IGT and William Hill provide Ocean State Sports Fans with Elevated Interface and More Ways to Bet on New Sportsbook Rhode Island Mobile App and Website

LONDON, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), and William Hill U.S., a subsidiary of William Hill PLC (LON: WMH), today announced the release of enhanced versions of both the Sportsbook Rhode Island mobile app and website.

The new app, available for iOS and Android devices, and website (sportsbetrhodeisland.com) provides sports fans in the Ocean State a more streamlined experience featuring an elevated interface, an expanded wagering menu, and an additional way for patrons to fund their accounts.

The elevated user interface, powered by IGT PlaySports technology, offers an improved navigation design for both live and upcoming sporting events and a more efficient wagering process with significantly fewer steps, from start to finish, to place a bet.

"Recent IGT PlaySports technology updates for the Rhode Island Lottery provide Sportsbook Rhode Island users an elevated player experience," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "These updates also position the Rhode Island Lottery for success when professional sports return in full force."

Sportsbook Rhode Island users can now wager on a wider selection of futures and prop bet options on popular sporting events. For example, pro football fans can pick "Which team will have more regular season wins in 2020 – New England or Tampa Bay?" The expanded wagering menu, powered by William Hill Sports Book, has been adjusted with the pause of US sports. The menu now features new international sports including Russian Table Tennis, Taiwanese Basketball, and Nicaraguan and Belarusian Premier League Soccer.

"We are excited to continue to innovate with the Rhode Island Lottery and IGT. We are adding alternative sports and additional prop bets to our wagering menu now and look forward to supporting Rhode Island even more when sports return to the U.S.," added Ken Fuchs, William Hill US President of Digital.

In addition to E-Check, users of the Sportsbook Rhode Island app and website now have the option to fund their accounts electronically with Debit Cards.

In November of 2018, IGT and William Hill partnered with the Rhode Island Lottery to open New England's first sports books at Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino. The debut version of the Sportsbook Rhode Island mobile app went live in September of 2019.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About William Hill
William Hill PLC is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing over 12,500 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange. With headquarters in London and Leeds it has a national presence of licensed betting offices in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is one of the country's leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business in the USA. William Hill US (www.williamhill.us) currently operates 113 race and sports books in Nevada and the state's leading mobile sports betting app. In New Jersey, William Hill is operating at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino, Tropicana Atlantic City, and online with the William Hill New Jersey sports betting app. William Hill also is operating race and sports books in Florida, Indiana, West Virginia, and Iowa, and online with the William Hill Iowa sports betting app. William Hill is a licensed sports betting provider in numerous casinos in Mississippi and New Mexico, and serves as the exclusive risk manager for the Delaware and Rhode Island sports lotteries. In October 2019, William Hill signed an agreement with Monumental Sports & Entertainment to build and operate a sports book at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., subject to regulatory approval. William Hill has licensed operations in The Bahamas, Italy, Spain and Sweden and serves online customers in the UK, Ireland and throughout the world from its digital hubs in Gibraltar and Malta. In February 2019, it completed the acquisition of MRG Group, acquiring the Mr Green and Redbet brands, and with it an expanded pan-European footprint in faster growing online betting and gaming markets.

Media Contacts:
IGT Contact:
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U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
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James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

William Hill US:
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Public Relations Manager
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SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

IGT PlaySports to Power Circa | Sports™ Mobile Betting App in Colorado

LONDONApril 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently signed an agreement with Circa Sports LLC, a Nevada limited liability company ("Circa Sports") to power the Circa Sports Colorado mobile sports betting app with the IGT PlaySports platform. Earlier this year, Circa Sports announced plans to launch its mobile app for Colorado in partnership with Century Casinos.

"We look forward to introducing patrons and sports fans in Colorado to the excitement of Vegas-style sports betting through the Circa Sports Colorado mobile app," said Derek Stevens, CEO Circa Sports. "IGT is the ideal partner for our sports betting expansion. The IGT PlaySports platform continues to prove its ability to support world-class sports betting operations across the U.S., and I am confident it will enable us to quickly differentiate Circa Sports in Colorado and beyond."

"Together with Circa Sports, IGT will expand its PlaySports footprint into Colorado, another U.S. state with compelling sports betting growth opportunities for IGT and our customers," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Circa Sports is a forward-thinking sports betting provider and we look forward to helping them realize their vision of entertaining users with leading multi-state sports betting experiences through our PlaySports technology and services."

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting across 11 U.S. states and at venues ranging from commercial and tribal-run casinos to lottery-run destinations and a high-profile racetrack.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About Circa Sports
Helmed by casino owner and Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens, Circa | Sports is blazing a new trail in the gaming industry by combining a customer-first approach to business with a team of the country's top oddsmakers. Circa | Sports boasts one of the most competitive wagering menus and leads in future betting options. Following the company's launch at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the D Las Vegas,  Circa | Sports will open its multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook at Circa Resort & Casino in 2020. 

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance or International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

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IGT Awarded Instant Ticket Printing Contract Extension from Missouri Lottery

LONDON, U.K. – April 15, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), signed a one-year contract extension with the Missouri Lottery to continue providing instant ticket games and related services through June 30, 2021.

IGT has been printing instant tickets for the Missouri Lottery since 2010. During this time, IGT worked with the Lottery to launch successful licensed property games such as Caesars®, The Voice®, and more recently, the $5 Kansas City Chiefs ticket. In addition, IGT has been the Missouri Lottery’s technology and lottery systems provider since 1991.

“For nearly 30 years, IGT has partnered with the Missouri Lottery to supply compelling products and develop and grow our operations,” said May Scheve Reardon, Missouri Lottery Executive Director. “IGT’s industry expertise and innovative approach to lottery create fresh and entertaining concepts that our players have grown to love and expect from the Missouri Lottery’s games.”

“IGT has worked closely with the Missouri Lottery to expand the Lottery’s content portfolio with appealing instant game content and successful second-chance promotions that can drive player engagement and sales growth,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Lottery while delivering high-performing, quality instant tickets that help generate funds for Missouri’s public education programs.”

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will deliver a comprehensive range of instant ticket services for the Missouri Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets. These player-centric services help ensure the long-term success for the Lottery and deliver innovative content for players.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

Contact:
Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

©2020, Caesars License Company, LLC

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The Voice is a registered trademark, licensed by Talpa Global B.V.

© 2020 IGT

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International Game Technology PLC Announces Changes To Its People And Transformation Leadership Team

- Dorothy Costa appointed as Global Head of People and Transformation
- Mario Di Loreto is Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor to IGT Group CEO

LONDON, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that Dorothy Costa, who previously served as IGT Vice President of People and Transformation for North America, has been appointed as Global Head of People and Transformation, reporting to Marco Sala effective April 6, 2020. In her new role, Ms. Costa will have strategic oversight for the IGT People and Transformation function, including all business unit senior people partners and the total rewards, diversity & inclusion, organization transformation and global services and talent management centers of excellence.

Mario Di Loreto is transitioning from his position as IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation, effective April 6, 2020. Mr. Di Loreto will serve as Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor to IGT CEO Marco Sala through the end of 2020.

"I wish to congratulate Dorothy Costa, whom I will be working with closely as she takes on the role of Global Head of People and Transformation and we continue to advance IGT's leadership by attracting and cultivating our industry's foremost talent," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "I would like to thank Mario Di Loreto for his successful transformation of IGT Human Resources into the People and Transformation organization, and for implementing a strategic operating model that has greatly benefitted our Company and global workforce."

Ms. Costa has more than 26 years of human resources experience, including 22 years in the lottery and gaming industry. Prior to her current role at IGT (formerly GTECH), she served as Senior Director of Human Resources for the Products and Services organization and in a series of roles of increasing responsibility in the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Costa served in various human resources roles for the Citizens Financial Group in Providence, Rhode Island. Ms. Costa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Rhode Island College, and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She also completed the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Michigan Ross School of Business Executive Education.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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International Game Technology PLC Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Changes to Board of Directors

- Massimiliano Chiara to join IGT as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Chiara also appointed to IGT's board of directors
- Beatrice Bassey appointed to IGT board as independent director
- Paget Alves to step down from IGT board
 

LONDONMarch 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that Massimiliano ("Max") Chiara has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 6, 2020. Chiara has also been appointed to IGT's board of directors effective as of the first IGT board meeting after April 6, 2020, or as of the 2020 AGM, if earlier and subject to shareholder vote.

"We are excited to have Max join the IGT team, both as a member of my senior leadership team and as a board member," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "His broad and deep background in all facets of global finance and operations, in addition to his high standards of excellence, will be tremendous assets to our organization." 

"It is a great honor to be joining an iconic gaming industry leader," said Max Chiara"I look forward to working with IGT's strong leadership team and assisting the Company in achieving its strategic and financial goals." 

Mr. Chiara joins IGT from CNH Industrial N.V., where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer. Mr. Chiara previously held various financial and operational roles at Fiat Chrysler and, amongst other prior positions, as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory.

IGT's board of directors has also appointed Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent director effective March 20, 2020. Bassey is currently Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Atlas Mara Ltd. and serves on the boards of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, African Banking Corporation of Botswana Ltd., and Banque Populaire du Rwanda.

"Beatrice's extensive experience in the highly dynamic and regulated banking sector, in addition to her extensive international exposure, are valuable perspectives to add to IGT's board," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, IGT Chairman.

Paget Alves has notified the Company that he will retire from IGT's board and will not stand for election at IGT's upcoming annual general meeting. Alves has been a director of IGT and its predecessor companies for over a decade and has most recently served on both the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

"Paget has been instrumental in supporting IGT and the board during many chapters of the Company's history. We would like to thank Paget for his many years of service to IGT," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, IGT Chairman.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Sports Betting to MotorCity Casino in Michigan

IGT PlaySports technology now powers FanDuel Sportsbooks in eight states

LONDON – March 12, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports technology is now powering retail sports betting at the FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Mich. The recently opened venue leverages IGT’s proven PlaySports platform and features 54 of the Company’s self-service PlaySports Kiosks.

This go-live extends IGT’s proven retail partnership with FanDuel Group to eight states, after successfully co-launching FanDuel Sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Mississippi and New York.

“IGT PlaySports and FanDuel Group is a proven, winning combination for the U.S. sports betting market and we’re excited to extend that momentum to the FanDuel Sportsbook in Michigan,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. “IGT PlaySports continues to stand apart as the trusted, go-to platform for operators that are serious about winning in the U.S. sports betting market. There is no better example of the market’s confidence in IGT, our products and our people than PlaySports deployments with highly respected sports betting partners such as FanDuel Group.”

 

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

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IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Massive Jackpots in February

LONDON – March 4, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two life-changing jackpots in February.

Lucky slots players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots in February:

  • On Feb. 1, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,103,443 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • On Feb. 10, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,734,677 at Wynn Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Wheel of Fortune slots players in California, Nevada, New Jersey and Wisconsin have won million-dollar plus jackpots thus far in 2020.

Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,000 millionaires and awarded over $3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1995.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

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IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Three Giant Jackpots in January

LONDON – Feb. 6, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded three life-changing jackpots in January. The jackpots total more than $9.1 million.

Lucky slots players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots in January:

On Jan. 12, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $5,482,229 at Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.


On Jan. 2, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,057,371 at Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Lakeside, Calif.


On Jan. 19, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,564,094 at Wild Wild West Casino in Bally’s Atlantic Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.


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IGT Wins "Slot Provider of the Year" and "Best Slot Game" Awards During ICE London

LONDONFeb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has won two prestigious industry awards held in conjunction with the 2020 ICE London trade show. The Company was named "Slot Provider of the Year" at the International Gaming Awards, and its Fortune Coin™ Video Slots was named "Best Slot Game" at the British Casino Awards.

"Being recognized as the leading slot and content provider during ICE 2020 further validates IGT's leadership in developing market-attuned solutions that will create exceptional gaming experiences for players, while driving growth for our customers," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "IGT's Fortune Coin game exemplifies the strong performance across our slot portfolio and serves as an excellent example of our commitment to delivering player-driven performance."

Both the International Gaming Awards and the British Casino Awards are designed to benchmark and champion excellence across the gaming industry.

The International Gaming Awards' Slot Provider of the Year distinction goes to the company that has shown innovation through products with exciting games that have engaged customers over the last year. The winners were determined by a panel of international gaming industry experts.

The British Casino Awards' Best Slot Game award goes to a game launched in 2019 that has gained popularity in the British gaming sector. The category shortlist was determined by an online industry vote, with independent industry experts selecting the winning title.

For more information, visit IGT.com, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt. 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Contacts:
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Kelley Waynert, Global Communications (702) 669-3236
Francesco Luti, +39 34 85475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190

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International Game Technology PLC Appoints Fabio Celadon as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

LONDON, U.K. – Feb. 3, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that Fabio Celadon will take a new role as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for IGT, effective February 1, 2020. Fabio will continue to report directly to IGT CEO Marco Sala as a member of the Company’s senior leadership team.

As EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Fabio will be responsible for IGT’s Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Competitive Intelligence functions. Under Fabio’s leadership, his group will monitor industry and competitive trends in IGT’s core and adjacent markets; develop IGT’s portfolio strategy; identify key portfolio initiatives and support the business unit CEOs in the identification and execution of their business unit strategic initiatives; execute the Group’s M&A strategy (mergers, acquisitions, JVs and divestitures), managing deal evaluation, structuring and negotiation, and coordinating internal cross-functional teams as well as external advisors. Reporting to Fabio will be the leaders of three functional areas: Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Competitive Intelligence.

“Fabio Celadon is an important member of the senior leadership team at IGT,” said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. “I look forward to his continued contributions in this new role.”

Fabio brings more than 17 years of global gaming experience working in various senior management capacities at IGT and its legacy companies. Since taking the role of CFO of Lottomatica S.p.A. in 2002, he has gained global strategic and operational experience from roles spanning Strategy and Corporate Development, Operations and Business Development for IGT in Europe, North America and Asia prior to his most recent role as SVP, Gaming Portfolio.

For more information about IGT, visit IGT.com, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “shall”, “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project” or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward- looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2018 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance of International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

IGT contacts:

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James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

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IGT Selected for 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

LONDONJan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in gaming, has announced that it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries selected for the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to advancing women's equality and transparently reporting gender data.

"Diversity and inclusion are critical to IGT's identity and the value it creates in the market, which is why we're proud to be distinguished by Bloomberg for our initiatives advancing gender equality within the Company," said Mario Di Loreto, IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation. "Being selected as part of this index reflects our overall commitment to making IGT a more diverse and inclusive workplace for its 12,000 employees around the world. We look forward to continuing our work related to gender, as well as many other dimensions of diversity, in the years to come." 

The reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. This year, Bloomberg expanded the eligibility for inclusion in the index to nearly 6,000 companies across 84 countries and regions.

Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the 2020 GEI provided a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate. IGT was included in this year's index for scoring at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg, which reflects a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework's five pillars.

"The 325 companies included in the 2020 GEI have shown their commitment to transparency and demonstrated leadership in gender-related data reporting," said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. "Disclosure of company statistics and practices is an important first step in supporting gender equality globally."

The 2019 GEI included 230 companies headquartered across 36 countries and regions. It expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including firms headquartered in the Czech RepublicNew ZealandNorwayPhilippinesPoland, and Russia for the first time. Companies range from a variety of industries, including leisure facilities and services, automotive, banking, consumer services, engineering and construction, and retail.

Both the framework and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index and is not for use as a financial benchmark. The index is not ranked. To learn more, visit the GEI website at https://www.bloomberg.com/gei.

For more information about IGT, visit IGT.com, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt. 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2018 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that financial performance of the Company for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance of the Company, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.

IGT contact:
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James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

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IGT Signs Multi-State Sports Betting Agreement with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.

LONDONJan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it signed a multi-state sports betting agreement with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. ("Delaware North") to power retail and mobile sports betting in West Virginia and retail sports betting in Arkansas.

"Delaware North is confidently partnering with IGT to deliver sports betting to our customers and the many sports fans in West Virginia and Arkansas through world-class IGT PlaySports technology," said Brian Hansberry, Delaware North's Gaming Division President. "IGT is a serious sports betting technology provider with a proven commitment to customer success, excellent global reputation, and a reliable, omni-channel sports betting solution for the U.S. market. We believe the IGT PlaySports solution will help us establish Delaware North as a preferred sports betting provider in West Virginia and Arkansas while enabling us to further reward our Lucky North Club members."

"We're proud to add Delaware North to our growing list of U.S.-based customers leveraging PlaySports technology to offer reliable, best-in-class sports betting experiences to their patrons," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Delaware North can count on IGT's experienced team and trusted technology to help build a sports betting business that can scale for the opportunities of today and the future."

Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide Delaware North's West Virginia casinos Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Cross Lanes and Wheeling Island Casino-Hotel-Racetrack in Wheeling Island with retail and mobile sports betting technology. IGT PlaySports technology will also power retail sports betting at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, Ark.

In addition to West Virginia and Arkansas, Delaware North operates casinos and other gaming properties in New YorkIllinoisFloridaOhioArizona, and Australia.

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting in 11 U.S. states: OregonArkansasIndianaIowaNew YorkPennsylvaniaMississippiWest VirginiaRhode IslandNew Jersey, and Nevada.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3.7 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at www.DelawareNorth.com.

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IGT Showcases Player-Driven Performance at ICE 2020

- Elevates content portfolio with new Proven Performer titles

- Enhances multi-level progressive library with Scarab Link™ and Bubble Blast™

- Evolves hardware offering with ICE debut of PeakSlant™, PeakBarTop™, and Cobalt™ 27 cabinets

- Displays strength of market-attuned Uswitch™ multi-game bundles

- Extends PlayDigital™ offering with a host of new content, a new licensed title, and next-generation PlayCommand™ solution

- Demonstrates how IGT ADVANTAGE® systems solutions are transforming the player experience

LONDON , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its commitment to player-driven performance through its vast array of proven games, cabinets, systems, and solutions at the ICE London show from Feb. 4-6 at ExCel London. During the event, IGT will present innovations that elevate the player experience and drive growth for its casino, lottery, and digital customers around the globe.

Building on the success of one of its top-performing titles, IGT will highlight its latest version of the player-favorite Scarab™ theme with two new additions at ICE 2020, including the Scarab Grand™ game.

"At ICE, IGT will show how our extensive product roadmaps and our focus on proven performance can deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and propel our customers' success," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "Our portfolio of market-attuned, player-driven solutions, including hardware designed to forge new opportunities for operators, represent our commitment to the continued growth of our customers across all geographies, verticals, and gaming channels."

IGT product highlights at the Company's stand N3-160 include:

Proven Performers built for player engagement

Building on the success of one of its top-performing titles, IGT will highlight its latest version of the player-favorite Scarab game with two new additions. Featured on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet, the Scarab Grand™ game represents the next evolution of a Proven Performer with its Wild Stays, Charges, Then Pays feature. The Scarab Link game on the CrystalDual™ 27 cabinet features the same persistence element as the original, in addition to an exciting Hold-and-Respin bonus feature. Along with Scarab Link, the Company will showcase Fortune Link™ and Fu Gui Long Feng™ multi-level progressives on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

ICE show debut of PeakSlant 49™, PeakBarTop™, and Cobalt™ 27 cabinets

Making its ICE show debut, the new PeakSlant 49 gaming machine offers a deep library of proven IGT games. It features a curved, 49-inch, ultra-high-definition display, wireless charging for mobile devices, and more. At the show, it will house IGT's exciting new Bubble Blast Link™ game featured on Spells 'N Whistles™ and Treasures of Atlantis™ base games.

Another addition to the Peak cabinet family, IGT's new poker bar top gaming machine, the PeakBarTop cabinet, elevates the player experience with its 23-inch curved display, USB charging ports, a comp-drink indicator, and enhanced lighting and audio. Backed by extensive focus group testing with operators, players, and bartenders, the cabinet will be demonstrated with new and proven IGT content including Game King X™, Ultimate X Poker™, and Super Star Poker II™.

The Cobalt 27 cabinet is also making its ICE show debut. Clad with two high-definition 27-inch screens, a 24-inch video topper, integrated cabinet lighting, and Dynamic Player Panel with dual bash buttons, the Cobalt 27 cabinet is designed to fit operators' unique needs and forge new opportunities for their gaming floors.

Powerful multi-game, progressive, and standalone offerings

The Company will demonstrate the strength of its multi-game portfolio by featuring market-attuned USwitch™ multi-game content on the Cobalt 27, CrystalDual 27, CrystalSlant™ and AXXIS™ 23 gaming machines. These user-friendly game bundles feature a range of player-favorite IGT titles along with recently released Proven Performer themes, which can easily be adapted to meet regional requirements and player preferences.

Available with the USwitch Multi-Game for the Cobalt 27, CrystalDual, and CrystalCurve cabinets, IGT's BLAZIN' FLAMES™ bolt-on progressive game offers a fully flexible setup that can be attuned to each casino floor.

IGT has also deepened its content library for single and dual-screen cabinets with titles including Star Goddess™, Lucky Buddha™, and Twin Strike™ games on the CrystalDual 27 gaming machine, as well as Magic of the Nile™, Mistress of Egypt Grand™, and Zodiac Lion™ titles on the popular CrystalCurve gaming machine.

Proven Video Lottery Terminal content, hardware, and systems

The Company is showcasing the Cobalt 27 video lottery terminal, in addition to a variety of market-attuned proven VLT performers including Brilliant Wilds™ and 7's Wild Gold™ games, as well as the newest addition to its game library, the Jungle Magic™ game. IGT will highlight additional new VLT games and multigame sets that can be tailored to players across diverse international regions, while also showing its proven INTELLIGEN™ System solution for managing VLT operations.

Compelling new PlayDigital solutions

IGT's PlayDigital division will unveil several exciting new titles, including Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure™, which takes players on a fun-filled journey through time as Bill and Ted collect famous historical characters to win jackpot prizes. Additional new titles include the Cleopatra Gold™ game, the newest omnichannel extension of the iconic IGT brand, and the Juicy Loot™ game, a move-based, multi-stage Instant Win game that offers an engaging play experience.

IGT will show its updated IGT PlayCommand™ platform as its driving force for digital and sports. The engine that propels gaming operations, the PlayCommand platform now supports IGT's full range of product verticals, including IGT PlaySports™ betting products, Gaming, and Lottery. Powered by IGT's Play.AI™ artificial intelligence solution, the PlayCommand platform's updated, advanced interface enables faster and easier access to reports and information to help operators optimize their business.

At ICE, IGT PlaySports' market-leading solutions for the newly opening U.S. sports betting market will include the VIP CrystalBetting™ terminal and IGT PlaySports Kiosk.

Transforming the player journey with IGT Systems Player Experience Product Suite

IGT will demonstrate the myriad player and operator benefits of its industry-leading IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management system and its Player Experience Product Suite of solutions, which includes Cardless Connect™, Resort Wallet, and Intelligent Offer solutions. This innovative product suite enables casino patrons to effortlessly interact with gaming devices via their mobile phones, while casino operators benefit from greater operational efficiencies.

Modernizing the Electronic Table Games space

IGT's latest Electronic Table Games (ETG) solutions feature the new Dynasty Peak Terminal™ and new Dynasty Wheel Housing. These sleek, space-saving solutions can be deployed independently or together, and are designed to optimize the gaming floor. They will be shown with a full portfolio of RNG games including an expanded side-bet portfolio for baccarat and Triple Hand Blackjack, as well as new roulette content. The Company will also feature the new RNG Three Pod ETG standalone unit to modernize the player experience without increasing space and labor costs.

In addition, the Company will feature Chill Gaming's unique hybrid skill game concepts, IGT's Cleopatra™ tournament solution, and much more.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

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IGT Expands Powerbucks Footprint to Ontario with Wheel of Fortune Slots

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation becomes latest operator to offer omni-channel, progressive jackpot games

LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 15, 2020 - International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced the expansion of its Powerbucks® footprint in Canada with the online launch of the millionaire-making, wide area progressive game with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

Players in Ontario can now win a life-changing jackpot at any bet level while playing the Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaway and Wheel of Fortune® Exotic Far East games on PlayOLG.ca. The games are linked to the Powerbucks jackpot pool, which combines play from casino, desktop, tablet, and mobile Powerbucks games across participating provinces.

“IGT is excited to bring the success of the Powerbucks network to OLG, our long-term Canadian partner and an important PlayRGS customer,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. “Powerbucks is a player-favorite brand among those who play online or in brick-and-mortar casinos across Canada, and its growing omni-channel jackpot pool will provide OLG’s players a unique slot experience unlike any other in the province.”

Powerbucks is the world’s first omni-channel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos, with games available on mobile phones and tablets, as well as desktop computers. The Powerbucks jackpot pool has delivered some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has paid 15 jackpots of more than a million dollars. Ontario joins British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, and New Brunswick in featuring Powerbucks.

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About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible

gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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IGT’s After School Advantage Program Donates Computer Lab to Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nev. --- The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada’s Lied Memorial Club unveiled its new computer lab as a part of IGT’s After School Advantage program with an official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on January 10. Through IGT’s After School Advantage program and $15,000 donation, IGT employees renovated the Club’s outdated computer lab and equipped it with ten new computer stations, fresh paint, upgraded fixtures and technology such as a 3D printer and an interactive white board. This is the second IGT After School Advantage program-sponsored facility in Nevada.

“This new technology provides our students with the resources they need to succeed today and sets them up for success in their future careers,” said Andy Bischel, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada President and CEO. “IGT has been an exceptional partner and we are grateful for their investment which will help to ensure that every kid who walks through these doors reaches their full potential.”

“IGT is proud to extend our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada to include the new IGT After School Advantage computer lab at the Organization’s flagship facility,” said Luke Orchard, IGT Chief Compliance Officer and BGCSNV Board Member. “It’s exciting to launch the STEAM element of our After School Advantage program in Nevada and to complement the good work that the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada already accomplishes.”

Several elected officials including U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto, US Congresswoman Dina Titus, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, along with representatives from Senator Jacky Rosen and Governor Steve Sisolak’s office participated in the event

This lab marks the 316th IGT After School Advantage computer lab opened around the world and the first to incorporate the Company’s new STEAM initiative – an ongoing partnership that commits IGT employees in STEAM roles to volunteer their time and talents to the organization on a continuous basis.

About IGT’s After School Advantage

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the After School Advantage Program allows IGT to apply its technological expertise, as a leading provider of technology and services to lotteries and commercial gaming operators worldwide, to assist in the education of our youth. For each After School Advantage Program, IGT donates, on average, $15,000 in new computers, printers, software, furniture, and volunteer hours to qualifying public schools and non-profit agencies in jurisdictions where IGT conducts business worldwide. Since the launch of the After School Advantage Program on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed  computer centers in the District of Columbia, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, Rhode Island, Texas, Oregon, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, New Jersey, Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Dakota. For more information about IGT’s After School Advantage Program, please visit www.IGT.com.

IGT Signs Agreement with the DC Lottery to Deliver Instant Ticket Games and Services

LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 9, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), signed a one-year contract with the District of Columbia’s Office of Lottery and Gaming (DC Lottery) to provide instant ticket games and related services through December 1, 2020. The contract allows for up to four one-year extensions.

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will deliver a comprehensive range of instant ticket services for the DC Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets. These player-centric services help ensure the long-term success for the Lottery and deliver innovative content for players.

“Instant tickets are a product vertical that presents strong growth opportunity for the DC Lottery. We continuously look at ways to expand our entertainment options for players and the reach of our products at retail locations,” said Beth Bresnahan, DC Lottery Executive Director. “The DC Lottery looks forward to continuing to deliver world-class lottery games with the help of IGT today and in the future.”

“Over the last five years, IGT has worked closely with the DC Lottery to deliver games that engage their player community, attract new players, and deliver outstanding player experiences,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “IGT is pleased to continue working with the DC Lottery, and we look forward to helping the Lottery reach its sales goals by enhancing its instant ticket program with creative new content.”

IGT has been a print vendor for the DC Lottery since 2014. During this time, IGT has developed multiple tickets for the Lottery, ranging in price from $1 to $10. This development included exciting initiatives such as the launch of a Super Ticket™ in March 2018 and the introduction of three new money-themed games that were part of a major Lottery promotion in May 2019.

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IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games with Baccarat Now Live at Resorts World Casino New York City

LONDON --- IGT today announced the Resorts World Casino New York City in Jamaica, NY can now entertain its players with IGT’s Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) with engaging Random Number Generated (RNG) Baccarat content.

The 20 newly installed terminals mark the expansion of Resorts World’s ETG investment joining dozens of IGT Dynasty ETGs with RNG Roulette.

“IGT’s Dynasty ETG products offer casual and experienced table games players a user-friendly, approachable gaming experience,” said Dan Finken, VP of Gaming Operations. “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with IGT and our ETG footprint with their RNG baccarat product.”

The installation was celebrated with a special drawing at the Casino where guests had the chance to win one of several cash prizes totaling $25,000.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Deliver Four Enormous Jackpots in November

LONDON – Dec. 9, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded four massive jackpots in November totaling more than $5.4 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots in November: 

  • On November 28, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,056,821 at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On November 23, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,098,478 at Boyd Gaming’s Fremont Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On November 15, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,218,046 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On November 3, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,094,554 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif.

Wheel of Fortune slots have awarded million dollar-plus jackpots to 18 lucky players thus far in 2019.

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About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Extends Private Management Agreement with The Barbados Lottery License Holders for 10 Years

Amendment includes possibility of two additional five-year renewal terms

LONDON, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a 10-year extension to its existing agreement to provide its Private Management Lottery services to the four license holders and beneficiaries of The Barbados Lottery.

The extension enables IGT to continue to provide its current private management lottery services, including its industry-leading sales, marketing, advertising, and retail agent services. As part of IGT's ongoing services under the original agreement, it will deploy new retail terminals and ticket checkers, and will introduce self-service vending machines to the market. IGT will also continue to provide peripheral equipment for social space games, which are numbers games displayed on a monitor and played in settings like bars and restaurants.

IGT has operated The Barbados Lottery since the Lottery's inception in 2005. Through its partnership with Lottery beneficiaries the Barbados Olympic Association, the Barbados Cricket Association, the Barbados Turf Club, and the National Sports Council, IGT has helped these national organizations achieve essential revenues to support their individual missions.  

In a joint statement, Lottery beneficiary officials Sandra Osborne, President of the Barbados Olympic Association; Conde Riley, President of the Barbados Cricket Association; Rosette Peirce, CEO of the Barbados Turf Club; and Neil Murrell, Acting Director of Sports, the National Sports Council said, "Our long-term partnership with IGT has proven to be the major driving force behind our ability to consistently contribute to the development of sports, youth, and cultural programs in Barbados. A significant portion of our organizations' income is derived from IGT-generated revenues, and it is these funds that enable us to deliver vital programs for all Barbadians to enjoy. This extended partnership with IGT is the proven and optimal way in which we can boost our revenues and sustain programs well into the future. We are excited to continue our partnership with IGT for years to come as we continue to focus on our missions and foster the development of our Barbadian talent."

"This amendment to extend our private management lottery services in Barbados demonstrates all four beneficiaries' confidence in IGT's expertise in responsibly growing the Lottery," said Declan Harkin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, International Lottery. "We look forward to enhancing this robust program through new and existing solutions that engage players, drive growth, and generate funds for good causes that ultimately benefit all Barbadians."

The amendment extends IGT's current agreement from 2023 through to 2033 and includes a provision for two additional five-year renewal terms. As part of the agreement, IGT will continue to provide a full suite of its world-class technology to support transaction processing and retail requirements, supported by its industry-leading marketing, advertising, retail sales, and draw show solutions and content deployment.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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Contact:
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International Game Technology PLC Announces Departure Of Chief Financial Officer Alberto Fornaro

LONDON, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that Alberto Fornaro, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities. Mr. Fornaro will continue in his current position through January 31, 2020, to ensure a smooth transition for the company. IGT's board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Rishton, currently IGT's Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, as interim CFO during the search for a permanent replacement.

"I would like to thank Alberto, both personally and on behalf of the IGT Board of Directors, for his leadership and outstanding contribution during the last eight years as CFO of first GTECH and later IGT. Alberto played a significant role in improving our financial and operational performance, including helping to secure large, strategically important contracts for the next several years. We look forward to an orderly and seamless transition of his responsibilities, and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT.

"It has been a great honor to serve as IGT CFO and to participate in the company's success during the last eight years. With the recent completion of important refinancing activity and a strong finance organization in place, it is the right time for me to move on to a new challenge," said Alberto Fornaro.

IGT has initiated a global search with a leading executive search firm to find a permanent successor.

About Timothy Rishton: Mr. Rishton has been with IGT (and predecessor GTECH) since 1995, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Over his 24 years with the company, Mr. Rishton has held a series of roles with increasing responsibility, including Vice President – Finance, Assistant Corporate Controller and Director of Accounting. Before joining the company, Mr. Rishton held various roles at Acushnet Company and Ernst & Young. Mr. Rishton is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.

 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

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Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
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IGT Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune® and Powerbucks Arctic Gems Deliver Giant Jackpots in October

LONDON – Nov. 25, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) continued its jackpot-awarding legacy with Powerbucks™ slots awarding two massive million-dollar-plus jackpots in October.

On October 4, an online Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,000,000 playing the Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune® Hawaiian Getaways™ theme in Quebec, Canada.

On October 25, a Powerbucks slots player won CA$1,196,770 playing Arctic Gems™ at Casino de Charlevoix in La Malbaie, Canada. This jackpot marks largest jackpot ever awarded at Casino de Charlevoix.

Powerbucks is the world’s first omni-channel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between land-based, mobile, and desktop versions of the game into one liquidity pool to deliver some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since its launch in 2016, the player-favorite theme has awarded more than CA$17.4 million to lucky slot players.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

IGT Contacts:

Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452

Kelley Waynert, Global Communications (702) 669-3236

Francesco Luti, +39 34 85475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT

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IGT's New Cobalt 27 Cabinet Makes Latin America Trade Show Debut at SAGSE Buenos Aires 2019

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 12, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company’s new Cobalt™ 27 cabinet will make its Latin America trade show debut at stand 206 during SAGSE Buenos Aires from Nov. 20-22 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Company will also feature its latest portfolio of exciting player-tested content at the show.

“Our new Cobalt cabinet and its extensive library of player-tested, market-attuned games underscores our commitment to increasing performance and diversifying entertainment on our Latin American customers’ gaming floors,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “Our offering at this important show reaffirms our dedication to the region by demonstrating how IGT’s solutions deliver outstanding player experiences that can drive our customers’ growth.”

The Cobalt 27 cabinet represents IGT’s commitment to insightful design that enhances player engagement. Clad with two high-definition 27” screens, a 24” video topper, integrated cabinet lighting, and Dynamic Player Panel with dual bash buttons, this cabinet is designed to fit operators’ unique needs and forge new opportunities for their gaming floors. Its universal appeal is enhanced by its advanced ergonomics and a built-in external USB charging port.

The Cobalt 27 cabinet is available with IGT’s full library of proven content, including the Star Goddess™ theme, which generates excitement with its Stars of Wealth feature and mystery progressive jackpots, while the Temple of Fire™ Cash Eruption® game thrills with a Hold and Respin feature that can be triggered from both the base game and free games.

Other highlights from IGT’s stand include proven performers that elevate player-favorite titles to new heights. Available on the stunning CrystalCurve™ cabinet, the Scarab™ Grand game includes the frequently occurring Wild Stays Charges Then Pays™ feature, where the possibility of multiple wilds in the base game keeps players engaged.

IGT will also showcase its sizzling Fury link family, which offers a top-level linked progressive and five-level bonus prizes that increase in value as players bet up.

The Company’s multi-game USwitch™ game suites offered on the CrystalSlant™, CyrstalDual® 27 and Cobalt 27 cabinets give operators the power to deliver proven games to any of their players, all on one machine. By grouping similar games together, players can easily find games that suit their individual preferences. With an intuitive game selector and interface, a deep library of proven themes, and stunning visuals, USwitch Multi-Game redefines the multi-game experience.

IGT Powers Sports Betting in 11 U.S. States with Recent PlaySports Deployment in Oregon

The Mill Casino leverages IGT PlaySports technology to offer guests retail sports betting

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports technology is now powering retail sports betting at The Mill Casino in North Bend, Oregon. Patrons of The Coquille Indian Tribe-owned casino can now place a range of sports wagers over the counter or via the casino's IGT PlaySports kiosks.

"We are extremely pleased to be the only casino in Southern Oregon to provide our guests access to the excitement of sports betting through IGT's PlaySports technology," said Terri Porcaro, CEO of The Mill Casino. "This new option perfectly complements our slots and table games offering and gives our customers even more reasons to visit our waterfront destination."

"Enabling The Mill Casino in Oregon to offer world-class sports betting experiences is another important milestone in the expansion of IGT's position in the U.S. sports betting market," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The solution's market-readiness and proven capacity to seamlessly process high volumes of bets across devices and channels continues to differentiate IGT PlaySports in the market and has helped fuel its expansion into 11 U.S. states."

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting in 11 U.S. states including Oregon, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, New York, PennsylvaniaMississippiWest VirginiaRhode Island, New Jersey and Nevada.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.  

About IGT
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

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IGT and Carnival Cruise Line Award Grand Prize in $250,000 Spin & Sail Promotion

Lucky player wins $125,000 top prize in finale slot tournament

LONDON – Nov. 18, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line®, announced today that they awarded the $125,000 grand prize during the Spin & Sail slot tournament finale on November 6. The lucky winner was one of more than 625 tournament participants who played for their share of the $250,000 prize pool aboard the Carnival Vista® cruise ship. The slot tournament’s $250,000 prize pool was the largest of its kind ever awarded in a Slot Tournament on any Carnival Corporation cruise ship.

“We are pleased with the level of excitement that Spin & Sail generated for both tournament participants and spectators alike,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line President. “Spin & Sail combined the thrill of a slot tournament with the dining and entertainment experiences that a Carnival ship offers to every guest. We are thrilled to have partnered with IGT on this exciting promotion.”

 

“IGT is proud of our partnership with Carnival Cruise Line and of the success of this exciting promotion,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “Spin & Sail provided Carnival Cruise Line and our valued customers a meaningful way to engage and reward their players, and exemplified the type of ‘once in a lifetime’ player experiences that IGT’s TournXtreme tournament solution can deliver.”

IGT’s Spin & Sail promotion enabled casino operators throughout the U.S. to send their players on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise which included entry into the ship’s Grand Finale Spin & Sail Tournament.

IGT’s TournXTreme® technology powered the cruise-ship tournament with the IncrediBell!™ game theme. In addition to delivering competitive slot tournament experiences, the solution is a versatile marketing tool that can drive player engagement.

For more information, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit IGT.com.

 

IGT Contacts:

Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452

Kelley Waynert, Global Communications (702) 669-3236

Francesco Luti, +39 34 85475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT

All other trademarks used herein are owned by IGT or its affiliates, may not be used without permission, and where indicated with a ®, are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

IGT’s New Cobalt™ 27 Cabinet Makes Latin America Trade Show Debut at SAGSE Buenos Aires 2019

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 12, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company’s new Cobalt™ 27 cabinet will make its Latin America trade show debut at  stand 206 during SAGSE Buenos Aires from Nov. 20-22 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Company will also feature its latest portfolio of exciting player-tested content at the show.

“Our new Cobalt cabinet and its extensive library of player-tested, market-attuned games underscores our commitment to increasing performance and diversifying entertainment on our Latin American customers’ gaming floors,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “Our offering at this important show reaffirms our dedication to the region by demonstrating how IGT’s solutions deliver outstanding player experiences that can drive our customers’ growth.”

The Cobalt 27 cabinet represents IGT’s commitment to insightful design that enhances player engagement. Clad with two high-definition 27” screens, a 24” video topper, integrated cabinet lighting, and Dynamic Player Panel with dual bash buttons, this cabinet is designed to fit operators’ unique needs and forge new opportunities for their gaming floors. Its universal appeal is enhanced by its advanced ergonomics and a built-in external USB charging port.

The Cobalt 27 cabinet is available with IGT’s full library of proven content, including the Star Goddess™ theme, which generates excitement with its Stars of Wealth feature and mystery progressive jackpots, while the Temple of Fire™ Cash Eruption®  game thrills with a Hold and Respin feature that can be triggered from both the base game and free games.

Other highlights from IGT’s stand include proven performers that elevate player-favorite titles to new heights. Available on the stunning CrystalCurve™ cabinet, the Scarab™ Grand game includes the frequently occurring Wild Stays Charges Then Pays™ feature, where the possibility of multiple wilds in the base game keeps players engaged.

IGT will also showcase its sizzling Fury link family, which offers a top-level linked progressive and five-level bonus prizes that increase in value as players bet up.

The Company’s multi-game USwitch™ game suites offered on the CrystalSlant™, CyrstalDual® 27 and Cobalt 27 cabinets give operators the power to deliver proven games to any of their players, all on one machine. By grouping similar games together, players can easily find games that suit their individual preferences. With an intuitive game selector and interface, a deep library of proven themes, and stunning visuals, USwitch Multi-Game redefines the multi-game experience.

For more information, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Contacts:

Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT.

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

IGT Launches Live Multi-Site Dynasty Electronic Table Games at Two Casinos in Canada

LONDON, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Dynasty Electronic Table Game (ETG) terminals are now deployed at Niagara Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara in Ontario, Canada. Through IGT technology, live baccarat and blackjack ETG games are streamed from Niagara Fallsview Casino to its neighboring sister property, Casino Niagara. This is the first deployment of IGT's multi-site live streaming Dynasty ETG technology.

Niagara Fallsview Casino is leveraging IGT's live dealer ETG solution to maximize the reach of its live table games investment and enable players to wager on live table games at both casinos with a single dealer.

"This multi-site installation of IGT's Dynasty ETG demonstrates IGT's commitment to delivering innovative solutions that drive operational efficiencies, and create an unrivaled player experience," said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. "By adding IGT's Dynasty ETG to their entertainment portfolio, Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino are positioned to maximize their table game revenue without additional operating costs."

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Contacts:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
Kelley Waynert, Global Communications (702) 669-3236
Francesco Luti, +39 34 85475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT

All other trademarks used herein are owned by IGT or its affiliates, may not be used without permission, and where indicated with a ®, are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

SOURCE IGT

IGT Demonstrates Player-Driven Performance with Market-Ready Solutions at Macau Gaming Show 2019

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 6, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it will showcase an array of compelling, market-ready gaming solutions at the Macau Gaming Show (“MGS”) from Nov. 12-14 at the Venetian Macao. At IGT’s stand AH35, the Company will feature entertaining linked progressives and slot games uniquely attuned to Macau players.

“IGT’s full suite of market-approved, ready-to-deploy content and cabinets enables our Macau customers to diversify their gaming floors with proven, locally attuned titles,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “We’ve significantly increased our game approvals for this market in 2019 with an expanded portfolio designed to entertain and engage Macau players and drive our customers’ growth.”

Highlights from IGT’s stand include:

The Ying Cai Shen™ theme, its latest multi-level progressive theme available on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet. The Ying Cai Shen theme combines player-favorite Expanding Reel Matrix and Gold Coin collection mechanics with innovative Hold-and-Respin and Lock-and-Respin jackpot features;

The Fortune Gong™ linked theme family, including Dragon Dynasty™ and Phoenix Rising™ games, offering Multiway™ play for more ways to win, as well as the interactive Big Wheel Bonus. The Fortune Gong™ theme is available on both the CrystalCurve™ and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets.

The latest multi-level linked progressive from IGT’s Golden Palace™ game family, such as the Imperial Prince™ theme, a MultiWay™ game with four progressive jackpot levels and two high-frequency feature activation triggers;

The Forbidden Beauty™ theme, a standalone core game that engages players with its unique Wild Stays Charges Then Pays™ feature;

The Scarab® game, which elevates the high-performing Scarab theme with the addition of the compelling Wild Stays Charges Then Pays™ game mechanic;

The Cash Cove Fish On™ game package, including the Cash Cove Deluxe™ theme, an enhanced version of the hit Cash Cove™ game featuring a spin multiplier that offers players the chance of up to 20 times the wins.

IGT’s exciting standalone games include a reimagined version of the famous Cash Cove® game, Cash Cove® Monster Catch®, along with the Dragon Gate™, Ocean Magic Grand®, Golden Egypt™ Grand, and Fortune Rooster™ games, all shown on the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT will also showcase standalone progressive games such as the Fortune Coin™ theme on CrystalCurve cabinet.

For more information, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Contacts:

Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT.

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

IGT Debuts Cleopatra Tournament Solution with Charity Slot Tournament at G2E

LONDON --- IGT recently debuted its latest tournament solution, Cleopatra Tournament, with a spirited competition for a cause at G2E 2019. More than a dozen IGT customers from across the U.S. competed in a video slots contest while vying for a first, second, or third place finish so they could select a Southern Nevada-based charity to receive a donation from IGT.

The winner of the tournament, Jonathan Lask, Carnival Cruise Line Director of Casino Campaign Operations, won first place and allocated the $5,000 donation to the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada. The second-place winner from Tamarack Junction picked the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada to receive a $3,000 donation, while the third-place winner from Caesars Entertainment elected her $2,000 prize to benefit the Nevada Women’s Fund.

Cleopatra Tournament combines the iconic Cleopatra game theme with the excitement of a tournament experience and joins a growing library of IGT tournament solutions. This thrilling solution is offered on the CrystalCurve and CrystalDual gaming machines.

For more information visit IGT.com

IGT Extends Contract with Kentucky Lottery Corporation for Five Years

LONDON, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation for five years through July 9, 2026. The Lottery is exercising its five one-year extension options in which IGT will provide new self-service lottery vending machines and updated technology.

"The Kentucky Lottery Corporation looks forward to continuing the innovation and growth we have experienced with IGT since the Lottery began in 1989," said Tom Delacenserie, Kentucky Lottery Corporation President and CEO. "IGT's forward-thinking products and solutions have delivered convenience to our retailers and players for the last 30 years, and we're pleased to continue our longstanding partnership in the years to come."

"IGT leads the global gaming industry by focusing our innovations in content and platform technology that deliver an outstanding player experience," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "Through this contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, we will be adding IGT's convenient cashless feature to existing self-service vending machines to help the Lottery attract a new demographic of players and maximize sales growth."

Under the terms of the extension, IGT will provide the Lottery with additional 575 GameTouch™ 28 self-service vending machines and equip approximately 1,400 total GameTouch 28, GameTouch™ 20, and GameTouch™ Draw machines with cashless functionality that enables players to use credit or debit cards to purchase lottery products. In addition to these products, IGT provides the Kentucky Lottery Corporation with facilities management, field service, call center services, and marketing support.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2018 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that financial performance of the Company for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance of the Company, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

© 2019 IGT

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

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IGT Slots Deliver Two Giant Wheel of Fortune® Jackpots in September

LONDON – Oct. 22, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two massive jackpots in September totaling more than $3 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots in September:

On Sept. 2, a Wheel of Fortune slot player won $1,462,097 at Ojibwa Casino Marquette in Marquette, Mich.
On Sept. 19, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,543,089 at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Wheel of Fortune slots have awarded million dollar-plus jackpots to thirteen lucky players thus far in 2019.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT and Pearl River Resort Introduce VIP Sports Betting with Launch of CrystalBetting Terminal

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' Pearl River Resort announce the launch of IGT's CrystalBetting™ Terminal. Patrons of Pearl River Resort'sGolden Moon Casino and Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, Miss. can be among the first sports fans in the world to place pre-match and in-game sports wagers at a private, luxury carrel via the CrystalBetting Terminal.

IGT's CrystalBetting Terminals give players a comfortable, VIP sports betting experience unlike anything currently offered in the U.S. sports betting market. Each terminal includes a 27-inch monitor where sports enthusiasts can watch live sporting events and place a range of sports wagers. The innovative hardware features privacy wings, a personal listening audio jack, USB charging port, convenient workstation, and was recently named one of the "Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technologies" by Casino Journal.

"Pearl River Resort is proud to partner with IGT on the global launch of the CrystalBetting Terminal," said Neal Atkinson, Pearl River Resort Director of Table Games. "We prioritize being on the forefront of sports betting innovation and providing our players choice and convenience for placing sports bets at our properties. Extending our sports betting offering to include IGT's CrystalBetting Terminals elevates the player experience and gives our patrons yet another reason to choose Pearl River Resort for gaming entertainment."

"By adding the CrystalBetting Terminal to its already impressive sports betting offering, Pearl River Resort is positioned to engage sports fans in new ways and to differentiate its offering," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. "IGT's sports betting momentum in the U.S. market, paired with the player insights that we gained while testing the CrystalBetting Terminal, reinforce our confidence in the product's capacity to deliver a compelling player experience that complements the entire IGT sports betting technology ecosystem."

By leveraging IGT PlaySports platform, Pearl River Resort made gaming history in 2018 when it became the first non-Nevada tribal casino to open a sportsbook post-PASPA repeal. The pioneering operator opened its three sportsbooks with over-the-counter retail sports betting and quickly expanded its offerings to include self-service PlaySports Kiosks and mobile on-premise wagering.

The CrystalBetting Terminal is currently undergoing a 90-day field trial and has already secured GLI Certification and Mississippi Choctaw Gaming Commission approval.

For more information visit IGT.com.

IGT ADVANTAGE® Systems Player Experience Product Suite Wins Best Consumer-Service Technology Award from Global Gaming Business Magazine

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its IGT ADVANTAGE® systems Player Experience Product Suite has won the top honor in the Best Consumer-Service Technology Category from Global Gaming Business magazine's 18th Annual Gaming and Technology Awards. The awards will be formally presented to IGT at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas this week.

Part of IGT’s award-winning ADVANTAGE® Systems Player Experience Product Suite, the Cardless Connect solution enables casino patrons to card in and out of a gaming session with a simple tap of their smartphone.

The awards recognize excellence in innovation and practical application in all gaming disciplines, with the Best Consumer-Service Technology category honoring groundbreaking advances in solutions aimed at players. A panel of six gaming industry judges from around the world selected IGT as the category's gold-medal winner.

When leveraged together, IGT ADVANTAGE and the Player Experience Product Suite of solutions, including Cardless Connect, Resort Wallet, and Intelligent Offer, enable casino patrons to effortlessly interact with gaming devices via their mobile phones, while casino operators benefit from greater operational efficiencies.

"The complete IGT ADVANTAGE product ecosystem elevates our customers to the forefront of advanced technology and player convenience, and we're proud to be recognized for our solution's unique capabilities," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. "By giving players a secure, cashless experience, operators are positioned to enhance player engagement and loyalty, attract more diverse player demographics, and reduce their costs, which can ultimately lead to increased revenues and profitability."

Cardless Connect advances casino loyalty programs by enabling patrons to card in and out of a gaming session with a simple tap of their smartphone. This innovative technology eliminates the need for a physical loyalty card and the associated card-printing costs.

Resort Wallet enables players to easily transfer funds to and from gaming machines and pay for casino entertainment using their mobile device. Players can conveniently maintain slot, sports, and online balances within the same digital wallet.

With Intelligent Offer, operators can build and send promotions tailored to individual players on their mobile devices for a personalized casino experience. Intelligent Offer uses variables such as play parameters, as well as card-ins that identify, engage, and reward players based on criteria set by the operator. Operators can also leverage location-based promotions to send offers to a patron's mobile device, or to a slot machine's Service Window or Player Tracking Display.

Visit IGT's booth 3659 at G2E from Oct. 14-17 in Las Vegas to learn more about the IGT ADVANTAGE Player Experience Product Suite, and visit IGT.com to see a video showing how the IGT ADVANTAGE product ecosystem is transforming the player experience.

IGT PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod Make World Debut at G2E 2019

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will debut its latest sports betting solutions, the IGT PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod, at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") this week in Las Vegas.

The PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod feature three intuitive, self-service betting kiosks and are topped with high-definition multi-media displays that can showcase a range of content including live sporting events, betting odds, lines, game day feeds and more. The PlaySports Bank is designed to go against a wall, while the PlaySports Pod can be deployed in a standalone setting.

"IGT PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod are designed to expand sports betting beyond the sportsbook. They provide our customers with creativity and control in designing their sports betting offerings while improving the player experience and reducing operating costs," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "We are excited to add the PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod to our market-leading PlaySports portfolio, as they offer a compelling way for our customers to benefit from new sports betting market opportunities."

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting in ten U.S. states. The Company will showcase the full capabilities of its PlaySports solution and sports wagering peripherals in booth 3659 at G2E. To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

Jeopardy! Champ James Holzhauer to Compete Against G2E Attendees to Celebrate Launch of IGT’s Jeopardy! Slots

WHAT: Las Vegas resident and the third-highest winning Jeopardy! contestant of all time, James Holzhauer (also known as “Jeopardy James”), will challenge G2E attendees in Jeopardy!, three questions at a time. Participants will play for bragging rights and Jeopardy! Slots-themed giveaways. Each contestant will stand behind an iconic Jeopardy! podium and have an opportunity to pose for pictures with the game show legend.

WHY: G2E will be the global trade show debut for two Jeopardy!-themed IGT slot machines.


WHEN: Tuesday – October 15, 2019

Media invited 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; appearance will run until 3:00 p.m.
IGT will say a few words and welcome guests at approximately 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: IGT’s booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (”G2E”)
Sands Expo -- 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169


About IGT’s Jeopardy! Slots

G2E will be the global trade show debut for Jeopardy! slots from IGT. Housed on both the CrystalDual + Stepper cabinet or the towering MegaTower™ Universal cabinet that stands 11-feet tall, the games capture the most iconic elements of the gamed TV game show. Both games include Single, Double and Final Jeopardy! bonus experiences, and the popular Jeopardy board, including Daily Doubles. The three-reel mechanical reel slot game leverages IGT’s player-favorite Triple Double Diamond base game. The games feature voiceover clips from legendary TV announcer Johnny Gilbert.

About Jeopardy! Champ James Holzhauer

Nickname “Jeopardy James”
Las Vegas resident
Known for his 32-game winning streak as a Jeopardy! champion
Won more than $2.4 million in his 33 quiz show appearances
Fourth-highest earning American game show contestant of all time

About IGT

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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James will not be doing media interviews, however an IGT representative will be available for comment.

Media Contact:

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702.267.8263 michelle.schenk@igt.com

IGT’s Dan Farnon Honored with an Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 9, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that Dan Farnon, IGT Director of Strategic Accounts, has been honored with an Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award from The Innovation Group and Global Gaming Business magazine. Farnon will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award recognizes gaming industry professionals who embody leadership and have contributed above and beyond expectations in their organizations and across the industry. Farnon was recognized for his accomplishments across finance, operations, sales, marketing, and P&L
management.

“Dan’s award is based on the exceptional strength of his achievements with IGT over the past eight years,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer. “We’re proud to join the industry in celebrating his outstanding ability to build relationships, foster partnerships, and provide exceptional value to our strategic customers, ensuring that IGT delivers outstanding player experiences.”

Dan is responsible for leading strategic relationships with some of IGT’s largest customers across the entire business, and he has consistently driven growth year over year. Prior to this role, he held numerous leadership positions in the Company, such as Director of Strategic Business Development, where he was responsible for P&L leading inside sales, business development, and casino operations. He began his career in gaming nearly eight years ago when he joined IGT as a Financial Analysis Manager for EMEA.

Dan recently completed a highly competitive MBA program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was the youngest business leader to be accepted into the two-year program. He continued to work at IGT while traveling to and from Chicago nearly every weekend to complete his studies. He received the university’s Thomas Covert Award for being voted ‘Youngest and Brightest’ in the program.

IGT Presents "Player-Driven Performance at G2E 2019

- Introduces Peak hardware family with three new cabinets

- Evolves proven IGT game themes to create compelling new core video and linked progressive games

- Extends success of Wheel of Fortune slots with new games on multiple cabinets

- Presents four TV game show themes on large-format MegaTower™ cabinet

- Fortifies core video portfolio with new "Proven Performer" titles

- Showcases how the IGT ADVANTAGE® systems solutions can positively transform the player experience

 

LONDONOct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company's vast, 24,000-plus square-foot booth at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") Oct. 14-17 in Las Vegas will feature hundreds of gaming innovations designed to entertain players and drive its customers' growth. IGT's booth 3659 will showcase cabinets, games, systems and solutions that have undergone extensive internal and external player testing and fortify the Company's G2E theme, "Player-Driven Performance."

"IGT's G2E portfolio demonstrates our commitment to driving our customers' growth through unparalleled gaming entertainment experiences," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. "Our focus on the player extends to new hardware introductions with content designed to engage and delight, and innovative technologies that simplify the player experience. We're offering significant market differentiation across our portfolio, supported by extensive research and player insights that help us drive performance and value for our customers."

In addition to the recently announced PeakBarTop™ cabinet, IGT PlayDigital's comprehensive portfolio, and soon to be announced IGT PlaySports product debuts, key product highlights from IGT's G2E 2019 portfolio will include:

Peak hardware family makes global trade show debut

  • G2E marks the global trade show debut for three cabinets within IGT's new Peak hardware family. The PeakSlant 49™ gaming machine features a curved, 49-inch, ultra-HD display, a large 13.3-inch Dynamic Player Panel and series of tech-advanced features such as an inductive wireless charging port for personal devices. The cabinet is backed by a large library of games including the highly anticipated Scarab Link™. The Company will also introduce the PeakSlant 49 with Wheel cabinet, a modern hardware solution for Wheel of Fortune® slots that includes a 49-inch, ultra-HD touch screen display and is topped with a 27-inch Wheel of Fortune wheel.

IGT evolves iconic games into next-generation experiences across portfolio

  • IGT will introduce evolutions of many of its proven game themes to create compelling experiences across the core video, core stepper and multi-level progressive segments. Scarab Grand™, Candy Bars® 2, Dragon Lights™, Fu Gui Long Feng™, Red Hot Tamales! ® Jackpots are next-generation progressives that build on the success of the original IGT themes. IGT will also introduce Ocean Magic™ 4D on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet, building on the global success of Ocean Magic®. The Company will apply one of its most recognizable game themes of all time, Cleopatra®, to the new TournXtreme® product Cleopatra Tournament. The high-energy, video slot tournament solution melds player-favorite Cleopatra slots with the competitive, adrenaline-pumping TournXtreme experience that players have grown to love.

Expanded portfolio of "Proven Performers" core video games

  • New core video slot games that achieved "Proven Performer" status in the Company's external performance testing will take center stage. Lucky Buddha™, Twin Strike™, Magic of the Nile™, and Hexbreaker® 3 will serve as strong examples of IGT's impressive core video roadmap at G2E. IGT will also showcase high-potential stepper games such as Loot Booster™ and Double Chili Mania™ on the S3000® cabinet.

New Wheel of Fortune games propel legacy of most successful slot theme of all time

  • The Company will present an exciting set of new Wheel of Fortune slot games that is as diverse as the players who enjoy them. New TRUE 4D™ games Wheel of Fortune More Money and Wheel of Fortune 4D WheelMobile will be joined by games such as Wheel of Fortune Cash Link Deluxe with base games Ruby Riches® and Shimmering Sapphires, and Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Deluxe on the CrystalWheel + Stepper cabinet. IGT will also introduce the new Wheel of Fortune content for the highly successful MegaTower™ cabinet.

Premium content demonstrates continued commitment to exciting licensed themes and TRUE 4D technology

  • The world of Sony Pictures' Jumanji franchise will come to life in a wild, multi-sensory capacity with the introduction of IGT's Jumanji 4D game on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D gaming machine. G2E attendees can be among the first in the world to experience Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure video slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. This "totally excellent" progressive includes five entertaining bonuses that leverage fan-favorite imagery from the cult classic movie.

Games about games! IGT reveals three top-tier licensed games on MegaTower Universal cabinet

  • IGT will bring to life some of TV's most popular game shows in a big way. The Company will debut Jeopardy! and $25,000 Pyramid on the MegaTower Universal cabinet, and demonstrate The Price is Right Showcase Showdown on the MegaTower Universal cabinet.

IGT Systems innovations that change the player experience, create player convenience and drive efficiencies

  • IGT will showcase the many player and operator benefits of its industry-leading IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system and product ecosystem that includes Cardless Connect, Resort Wallet and Intelligent Offers. When paired with ADVANTAGE, these mobile solutions enable operators to drive operational efficiencies while offering players an effortless journey throughout the casino.

These games and solutions will be joined by IGT's expanded Dynasty Electronic Table Game (ETG) hardware and content portfolio including an all-new compact, sleek standalone terminal, an expanded side-bet portfolio for baccarat and blackjack and new roulette content. Guests of IGT's booth can also enjoy Keno games, Bingo content for Canada, compelling new VLT and Class II content, and more. Additionally, IGT will dedicate a portion of its showcase to market-attuned products such as video bingo and the new Cobalt™ 27 cabinet for its customers from international markets.

For more information visit IGT.com.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

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$25K Pyramid: TM & © 2019 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All rights reserved.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure characters and images ™ & © 1989, 2019 Creative Licensing Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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IGT Selected to Join Steering Group Developing New Workplace Diversity Code of Practice

IGT's Stephanie Huckel to support AIDP's creation of new global equality standard for organizations
 

LONDON, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has announced that it is has accepted an invitation from BSI, the national standards body of the United Kingdom, and the All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) to join the Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group. The group is committed to developing a global diversity, equality, and inclusion standard applicable to any organization, in any industry, across all organizational levels. IGT's Sr. Global Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion, Stephanie Huckel, will represent the Company in the Steering Group.

"As a founding member of the All-in Diversity Project, IGT is proud to enhance its Diversity and Inclusion leadership through its participation in AIDP's Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group," said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion."We applaud AIDP for advancing this forward-thinking approach that will assist all organizations with promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by applying a documented framework for best practices. We are confident that Stephanie Huckel's experience, leadership, and skills will help to ensure the Steering Group's success."

The standard is intended to cover corporate governance and reputation; internal policies, processes, and practices; recruitment, retention and development; under-represented groups; and concepts such as 'diversity of thought' and 'intercultural competence.' By creating a standard that organizations can apply at their own pace and implement in their unique operating environments, the Steering Group intends to provide a flexible toolset for voluntarily adopting workplace equality practices, assessing the impact of those activities, measuring the progress of these initiatives, and developing strategies for continuous improvement.

"IGT has again demonstrated its leadership in diversity and inclusion through its enthusiastic participation the new Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group," said AIDP co-founder Kelly Kehn"We're confident that Stephanie Huckel's participation in the Steering Group will contribute to the development of an effective, universal standard — one that will serve as an essential tool for organizations seeking to improve equity in the workplace."  

The standard, formally titled "PAS 1948:2020 Diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace - Code of Practice," is planned for publication by BSI in June 2020. The Steering Group's goal is to develop the standard through a consensus-building process that includes public consultation and will be facilitated by BSI.

David Fatscher, Head of Environment, Social and Governance at BSI, said, "It is recognized that diversity is critical for an organization's ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-changing environment. The variety of perspectives that diversity brings makes it the crucial ingredient for the innovation that drives business growth. PAS 1948:2020 aims to help build a Code of Practice that will provide recommendations for businesses and organizations across the world to develop and sustain a workplace that supports diversity, equality, and inclusion."

As part of IGT's commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion across the gaming industry, in 2018 it became one of the first gaming suppliers to join the All-in Diversity Project, an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative that aims to benchmark diversity, equality, and inclusion across the global gaming and betting sectors.

IGT Signs Five-Year Facilities Management and Product Sale Contract with Oregon Lottery to Deliver New Central Lottery System, Enhanced Technology, and Leading Retail Products

Company's advanced lottery products and services will provide improved gaming experiences for players
 
 

LONDON, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a five-year contract with the Oregon State Lottery to upgrade its central gaming system and provide, through a product sale, enhanced retailer equipment including self-service vending machines that will improve player experience. The contract will commence upon system go-live and allow for two five-year extension options.

IGT will convert the Lottery's current central system to Aurora®, IGT's comprehensive software platform that allows for system reliability, integrity, performance, and security with a user-friendly design to improve productivity. Included in the upgrade will be Order Wizard and Performance Wizard which offer enhanced business intelligence and analytics tools to maximize sales growth. IGT's Instants Processing System will also be implemented to support all aspects of the Lottery's instant ticket program including game inventory, distribution, and validation. In addition, the Lottery will purchase a wide variety of retailer technology, including IGT's newest self-service vending machine, GameTouch™ 20.

"IGT is a longtime partner of the Oregon Lottery," said Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack. "We look forward to IGT delivering its latest technology to modernize our central system – allowing us to attract new players and implement new strategies for revenue growth."

"The Oregon Lottery will benefit from the security and reliability of IGT's enhanced central system, Aurora, that will help evolve, grow, and manage the lottery business to ensure maximum profits are returned to good causes in the state," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "IGT is committed to supporting the growth and innovation of its customers, and we're pleased to be continuing our long-term partnership with the Oregon Lottery."

The Oregon Lottery has been a customer of IGT's since the Lottery's inception in 1985. In addition to the Aurora central system and products outlined above, IGT provides the Lottery with instant ticket games and services, video lottery terminals, and its video gaming system.

IGT Reaffirms Video Poker Leadership with Launch of PeakBarTop Cabinet at G2E 2019

LONDONOct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (IGT) announced today that the Company will reaffirm its video poker leadership with the trade show debut of the PeakBarTop™ cabinet at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E"), Oct. 14-17 in Las Vegas, Nev. As the undisputed leader in video poker content and hardware, IGT's introduction of the PeakBarTop represents a meaningful step forward for the gaming segment.

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IGT Reaffirms Video Poker Leadership with Launch of PeakBarTop Cabinet at G2E 2019

 

The highly anticipated gaming machine features a curved, 23-inch display and a range of other tech-advanced features such as enhanced lighting and sound, a USB charging port, a comp-drink indicator, improved serviceability and more. IGT conducted extensive focus groups that included operators, players and even bartenders to ensure that the PeakBarTop delivers an unrivalled experience and optimal functionality.IGT Reaffirms Video Poker Leadership with Launch of PeakBarTop Cabinet at G2E 2019

"Through sustained innovation and continued diversification of our video poker content and hardware portfolio, IGT has maintained commanding leadership in this important product segment," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. "At G2E we'll fortify this position by introducing the PeakBarTop, a cabinet that underwent extensive focus testing to ensure it's the most elite, functional, and player-pleasing hardware in its class. The PeakBarTop will be complemented by a range of new poker products, including titles for the single-display CrystalCurve cabinet, that our customers can leverage to expand their video poker offering and engage players in new ways."

Because IGT leverages the Ascent platform for video-based content development, the Company can offer a wide range of gaming experiences on the PeakBarTop spanning video poker, slots, keno and roulette. At G2E, IGT will showcase new versions of player-favorite IGT video poker games such as Game King®, Ultimate X Poker®, and Super Star Poker®, as well as new games on the PeakBarTop. The Company will also offer many of its 'Proven Performer' slot titles such as Scarab™ and Solar Disc™, Keno games such as Wolf Run® Keno and DaVinci Diamonds® Keno, and Glorious Roulette™ on the new PeakBarTop.

In addition to debuting the PeakBarTop, IGT will demonstrate new and player-favorite video poker and Keno titles on a variety of cabinets including the CrystalCurve™, CrystalSlant Poker and Cobalt™ 23 cabinets.

 

For more information visit IGT.com.

 

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Contact:
Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, +1 (702) 669-8177

© 2019 IGT

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

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IGT Extends Sports Betting Footprint to Arkansas with PlaySports Deployment at Saracen Casino Annex

IGT PlaySports technology makes legal sports betting a reality for operators in ten U.S. states

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company extended its U.S. sports betting footprint to Arkansas with the recent IGT PlaySports deployment at the Saracen Casino Annex in Pine Bluff, Ark. The unique Quapaw Nation-operated facility sits adjacent to the Tribe's in-development, Saracen Casino Resort, and is processing retail sports bets through the PlaySports platform and the venue's PlaySports kiosks. IGT is contracted to also provide sports betting technology at the Saracen Casino Resort when the venue opens in 2020.

"The market-readiness of the IGT PlaySports solution and the experience of our team enabled IGT to make sports betting a reality at the Saracen Casino Annex on an accelerated timeline," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Adding Arkansas to the growing list of states with IGT PlaySports deployment was another important milestone that validates IGT's leadership as a B2B platform provider. We look forward to expanding our relationship with the Quapaw Nation when the Saracen Casino Resort opens next year."

With this deployment, IGT PlaySports is now powering sports betting in ten U.S. states and at a range of betting venues in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Nevada.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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IGT Propels Sports Betting Leadership with PlaySports Technology Deployments in Nine US States

LONDON, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) continues to lead as a B2B sports betting technology provider with IGT PlaySports solution deployments in nine U.S. states. The IGT PlaySports footprint includes 30-plus sports betting venues. There are currently 13 U.S. states with legalized sports betting. The IGT PlaySports platform is powering sports betting in the following states:

• Indiana
• Iowa
• New York
• Pennsylvania
• West Virginia
• Mississippi
• Rhode Island
• New Jersey
• Nevada

IGT has also executed sports betting agreements with customers in Oregon, Arkansas and Illinois in anticipation of PlaySports solution rollouts in those states.

In addition to enabling over-the-counter retail sports betting in nine states, IGT has more than 150 self-service IGT PlaySports kiosks deployed in sportsbooks around the U.S. and is powering mobile sports wagering in Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

"We put in the work to ensure that our IGT PlaySports solution was market-ready the day that PASPA was repealed – we hit the ground running last summer and never looked back. IGT is a serious player in the U.S. sports betting market because we offer a superior product, and we're uniquely qualified to meet our customers' needs, timelines and business objectives," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "There is no better representation of the flexibility and scalability of the IGT PlaySports platform than the diversity of customers and venues that are currently leveraging it to power their sportsbooks."

"IGT is quickly penetrating the legal U.S. sports betting market with our PlaySports platform and enabling many of our customers to create new opportunities for growth and player engagement," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. "IGT's sports betting footprint that extends across nine states is a testament to the quality and versatility of the PlaySports solution, and our team's ability to quickly deliver and support the developing U.S. sports betting market."

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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IGT Honored with Industry Award for its Commitment to Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Company awarded CasinoBeats Pride of Gaming award for its ongoing dedication to creating a fair, inclusive employee culture

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has won a Pride of Gaming award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. IGT accepted the award from event organizer and industry publication CasinoBeats during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. IGT was selected as a winner by the CasinoBeats editorial team.

"When one of world's largest gaming companies makes a commitment to improving diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, it sends a strong message to the industry and the wider marketplace about the central importance of this objective," said Stewart Darkin, Managing Director of CasinoBeats."We congratulate IGT on its leadership in developing a welcoming environment where all employees are valued, and where the workforce more closely resembles all the people and communities it serves around the world."

"IGT recognizes that it is necessary to have a multicultural workforce to operate effectively in the global marketplace," said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)."We're honored to be recognized for our work building a connected community of employees who are empowered to contribute their diverse talents in ways that deliver the optimal player experience for our customers though all our products and solutions."

The inaugural Pride of Gaming event was created by CasinoBeats to recognize gaming industry professionals and groups whose work benefits society and improves their communities.

For more information about IGT's Diversity and Inclusion program, visit IGT.com; go to LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/company/igt; follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews; or watch IGT videos on youtube.com/igt.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Three Massive Jackpots in August

LONDON – Sept. 17, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Powerbucks™ slots and Wheel of Fortune® slots continued their millionaire-making legacies by awarding three giant jackpots in August.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games in August:

 

 

  • On August 21, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won a $2,457,232 jackpot at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage, Calif. 

 

Wheel of Fortune slots have awarded more than $22 million in life-changing jackpots thus far in 2019.

IGT Receives NASPL Standards Initiative Recertification for Quality Assurance Best Practices

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced its recertification for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Standards Initiative (NSI) certification program in Quality Assurance. The certification program, which is operated and managed by The Open Group in partnership with NASPL, ensures that quality management processes have been audited and that IGT has demonstrated conformance to the NSI Certification Program Conformance Requirements documents QA Development Process 1.0 and QA Requirements Definition for Vendors 1.0. IGT is listed as recertified for QA Development and QA Requirements Definition until June 2021.

To achieve this recertification, IGT showcased a pilot project for the California Lottery that marked a first for the State. While it can require up to six weeks for the lottery to process prize claims over $600, the project enabled claims under $1,000 to be paid out by check at the Sacramento District Office on the same day the claim is made. The project also included enhancements across several systems.

The NASPL-defined best practices are intended to provide both lotteries and vendors with simple, documented, and approved methods for ensuring quality in the software and requirements development processes. The Company was first certified in the NSI certification program for Quality Assurance in 2009. Recertification is required every two years.

"IGT is proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to quality through our voluntary participation in this NASPL recertification," said Rachel Barber, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "As a result, our North American lottery customers can be confident that IGT's technology solutions adhere to industry best practices and conform to rigorous specifications."

The NSI is a collaborative development effort, with participation from lotteries, gaming vendors, and retail associations in the development of standards, best practices, and certification and verification programs for the lottery industry. IGT is one of three lottery vendors to be certified; four NASPL member lottery jurisdictions are verified under the NSI practices.

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Its diverse membership of more than 700 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at www.opengroup.org.

IGT Debuts Rewarding Blend of Slots, Social and Skill Gaming with Chill Gaming’s Innovation at Graton Resort and Casino

Northern California Casino first in U.S. to offer Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave Games

 

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 16, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it debuted Chill Gaming’s innovative Bloomtopia™ and Fortunes of the Brave® games at Station Casinos’ Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif.

Developed by Australia-based Chill Gaming, Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards. IGT is the sole worldwide distributor of Chill Gaming products outside of Australia and New Zealand.

“As part of IGT’s continued effort to appeal to a broad range of players, we are excited to introduce new types of gaming experiences at Graton Casino with Chill Gaming’s Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave games,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “These games are ideal examples of incremental slot innovation that create an entirely new dimension of play for IGT’s customers and their players.”

Bloomtopia gives players the opportunity to grow and nurture a virtual garden by awarding virtual resources such as water, sunlight, and seeds throughout slot play. As players cultivate their gardens and watch them mature into personalized and attractive environments, they can earn in-game status and unlock additional garden styles.

Fortunes of the Brave is a five-reel slot game that provides more than 200 ways to win and includes a skill-based battle feature of the game.  In the game’s skill feature, players fight enemies using weapons and spells and receive points based on their performance that allow them to win more money. Players are awarded non-monetary currencies called “runestones,” when they match symbols that they can use to buy new in-game weapons and spells to use in battle.

IGT Signs Agreement with Veikkaus Oy to Provide PlayBingo Solution in Finland

IGT PlayDigital Organization to Deliver Platform Featuring Configurable Bingo Games,
as well as Picture Bingo and Roulette Bingo Game Variants

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 16, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) has announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter “IGT”) has signed an agreement to provide its new digital PlayBingo platform to Veikkaus Oy, Finland's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member. The agreement was awarded to IGT as part of a competitive procurement process, and the IGT PlayDigital solution will replace Veikkaus’ previous digital bingo platform.

“Based on our experience in WLA markets in Europe and North America, PlayBingo has proven to be a significant factor in player acquisition and player retention, while driving growth across our customers’ entire suite of digital product offerings,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. “By adding the new PlayBingo platform to its program, Veikkaus is once again demonstrating its position as one of the most technologically advanced lotteries in the world, and as an operator committed to responsibly entertaining its players.”

Under the terms of the agreement, which is for four years with an option for a two-year extension followed by rolling annual periods, IGT PlayDigital will replace Veikkaus’
current bingo platform with its PlayBingo platform. It will also provide ongoing marketing and product support.

IGT’s PlayBingo platform offers exclusive game variants including Picture Bingo and Roulette Bingo, as well as licensed content. The PlayBingo platform offers both standalone and network bingo capabilities with other operators, and is part of a complete suite of IGT PlayDigital products, game platforms, content, and business systems that work seamlessly together, with the flexibility and modularity to grow, adapt, and integrate with all types of lottery and casino businesses. 

Veikkaus has been a valued customer since 1989. IGT provides Veikkaus with its core lottery central system, PlayCasino games, and land-based casino games, as well as an enhanced Player Services e-commerce solution.

In addition to Veikkaus, IGT's Nordic WLA digital customers include Norsk Tipping in Norway, where IGT recently launched its PlayBingo platform, as well as Svenska Spel in Sweden. IGT also provides its digital content through a third party to Danske Spil in Denmark.

IGT Presents Growth-Driving Lottery Technologies at NASPL 2019

LONDON , Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will present a range of growth-driving lottery technologies and services at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries ("NASPL") Annual Conference, Sept. 17-20 in Little Rock, Ark. Under the theme "Player-Driven Performance," IGT's NASPL showcase in booth 617 at the Little Rock Convention Center will reinforce the Company's player-centric approach to the lottery business and highlight how IGT is applying innovative approaches to support lotteries.

"IGT's NASPL portfolio is designed to enhance player engagement, grow sales, drive player convenience, and expand opportunities for lotteries," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Lottery. "In developing our portfolio, IGT applied decades of player insights and global experience to ensure that we are supporting versatile products that responsibly shape the future of lotteries and entertain players across a range of channels."

NASPL attendees who explore IGT's booth can experience the following growth-driving lottery solutions:

  • Retail Expansion: The award-winning GameTouch™ 20 and GameTouch™ Draw vending machines are rolling out across North America to drive retail lottery expansion and increase player convenience. In addition, IGT will introduce InLane solutions that will go live before year end.
  • Enhanced Player Experiences: IGT is bringing instant games to life via 3D and Augmented Reality technologies that add new dimensions to lottery instant games. IGT is also leveraging popular slot titles in the lottery market with recently launched instant games such as Gold Bar 7s® and Double Diamond®, and will present a case study highlighting the success of these products by a large U.S. lottery.
  • Turnkey Promotions: IGT will demonstrate how turnkey instants promotions such as the Company's The Voice® Experience and Wheel of Fortune® Big Money Spin can be leveraged to drive player engagement and differentiate the instant tickets product line.
  • Mobile Solutions: IGT PlayDigital will showcase a range of products and solutions that support lottery modernization. IGT's PlayLottery and PlayInstantWin product lines utilize digital connectivity to elevate the player experience by providing digital access to retail games and new, digital-only games. Connected Play enhances the player experience and enables lotteries to improve their knowledge of players' behaviors. IGT PlaySpot technology enables mobile on-premise gaming, driving operational efficiencies for operators and retailers.
  • Sports Betting: IGT will showcase its proven, market-ready IGT PlaySports platform for lotteries. IGT PlaySports is currently powering lottery-run retail and mobile sports betting in Rhode Island.
  • New Games: IGT will confirm its commitment to content innovation and its proprietary game development process, FutureGame. FutureGame continuously feeds IGT's pipeline of new concepts and accelerates deliverable innovation to lotteries. Cash Pop™, is one of many examples of concepts developed for jurisdictions in North, Central and South America and is scheduled for a 2019 release. Cash Pop's game mechanic is designed to appeal to younger adults and its simplicity can be optimally leveraged in digital mobile channels. 

IGT thought leaders will also participate in several NASPL 2019 programs including:

  • Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Lottery, will participate in the Associate Member Level I presentations on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and discuss challenges the industry could face over the next five to 10 years. 
  • Sarah Simpkins, IGT Senior Director Draw Based Games Portfolio Strategy, will participate in the "Game Changers: A Panel Discussion on Winning Launches" discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

To learn more about IGT's NASPL 2019 portfolio visit IGT.com

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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International Game Technology PLC Announces Successful Pricing of €500,000,000 Senior Secured Notes

LONDONSept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) ("IGT") today announced the successful pricing of €500,000,000 2.375% senior secured notes due 2028 (the "Notes").

Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

Settlement of the Notes is subject to customary market and closing conditions and is expected to occur on September 16, 2019.

IGT intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to repay in full utilizations under its senior revolving credit facilities and for general corporate purposes which may include the scheduled €320,000,000 amortization payment due under its senior term loan facility on January 25, 2020.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United Stateswithout registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

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IGT Announces Offering of €500 Million Senior Secured Notes Due 2028

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the offering of €500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028 (the "Notes"), subject to customary market and closing conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

IGT intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to repay utilizations under its senior revolving credit facilities in full, for general corporate purposes, which may include the scheduled €320 million amortization payment due under the senior term loan facility on January 2020, and to pay certain debt issuance costs in connection with the Offering.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

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IGT Selected by the Mississippi Lottery Corporation to Supply Innovative Lottery Products and Services

Company signs two seven-year contracts to provide wide array of lottery technology, instant tickets, and services that will help increase the Lottery's short and long-term growth plan

LONDON, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a seven-year contract with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation to provide it with a draw-based central system, lottery terminals, and additional services. IGT signed an additional seven-year contract to supply the production of instant tickets, secure warehousing, and distribution of games. IGT was selected as the preferred bidder for both contracts following the State's competitive procurement. The two contracts have commenced and allow for up to three one-year extensions. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is expected to sell the first ticket no later than December 1, 2019.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

"IGT's experience with providing leading technology, solutions, and services to startup lotteries is unparalleled, having helped 10 lotteries successfully begin their businesses in the U.S. since 1990. IGT will leverage our decades of experience and industry insights to help drive the success of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, and to introduce compelling lottery entertainment throughout the State," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "IGT is committed to supporting the Lottery's short and long-term growth objectives by providing customized, high-performing back-office systems, tools that foster retailer and player engagement, strategic instant ticket development and production, and technology, games, and marketing support that establishes the Lottery as a reputable brand."

"We are thrilled to have IGT on board with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation," said Tom Shaheen, Mississippi Lottery Corporation President."We look forward to partnering with them in our effort as we pursue our mission of raising funds for roads and bridges throughout Mississippi."

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation will receive IGT's Aurora Platform and Retailer Pro, IGT's fastest and most innovative retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal. IGT's Retail Digital Media advertising display solution will be provided to stimulate brand awareness, winner awareness, and player recognition of jackpots and game activities, directly at the point-of-sale. The Lottery will leverage IGT's self-service point-of-sale devices including a combination of the GameTouch™ 28 vending machine for players to purchase instant tickets and the GameTouch™ 20 compact vending machine.

As part of the instant ticket contract, IGT will implement its complete instant game supply chain solution, Instant Advantage™, which includes a tailored and strategic approach to the way IGT will design and print instant ticket games for the Lottery. Secure warehousing and distribution of instant tickets to lottery retailers will also be provided.

IGT will also deliver marketing support, field services, primary and back up data centers, call center operations, software support, and retailer training.

IGT has maintained a presence in Mississippi since 1992 through its gaming operation and helped open the first casino in the State. Along with hiring new employees from Mississippi, IGT will open a local office and a warehouse in the Greater Jackson area near the Mississippi Lottery Corporation headquarters to ensure collaboration, maximize efficiency, and address opportunities.

IGT PlaySports Technology Powers Sports Betting at Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort's Sportsbook 360

LONDON, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its IGT PlaySports platform is powering sports betting at Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort's recently opened sports wagering destination, Sportsbook 360, in Monticello, N.Y.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

Patrons of the New York sportsbook can now place pre-match and in-play wagers over the counter or via the venue's 14 self-service betting kiosks through IGT PlaySports technology. IGT's sports betting platform and peripherals are now deployed in eight U.S. states: New York, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Nevada and Mississippi.

"Adding Resorts World Catskills to the growing list of operators leveraging the IGT PlaySports platform reinforces the quality, versatility and market readiness of our omni-channel solution," saidEnrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The continued expansion of IGT PlaySports' footprint validates that we are serious about sports betting, and our '50-state solution' can service a diverse range of IGT customers spanning commercial and tribal casinos, lotteries and racetracks."

To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports technology visit IGT.com.

IGT to Provide Enhanced INTELLIGEN™ Central System to the Oregon Lottery

LONDON, U.K. (August 15, 2019) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT), announced today that it will upgrade the Oregon Lottery’s central computer system with the latest version of IGT’s INTELLIGEN™ software. The INTELLIGEN central system supports the volume, complexity, and security of monitoring and controlling more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (“VLTs”) throughout Oregon.

Our longstanding partnership with IGT has enabled us to operate our statewide video lottery system with the highest standards of integrity and security, and has helped us grow revenue to fund programs Oregonians care about including schools, parks, and  economic development,” said Barry Pack, Oregon State Lottery Director. “We look forward to collaborating with IGT on the INTELLIGEN upgrade, so we can continue to provide our players the chance to win exciting jackpots through a safe and reliable system.

Through the upgrade of IGT INTELLIGEN, the Oregon Lottery will gain access to industry-leading technology that can help drive revenue and position the Lottery to deploy future functionality,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “The Oregon Lottery has one of North America’s most successful VLT programs, and IGT has been providing it with innovative technology for more than three decades. We are confident that the Lottery will benefit from these enhancements through improved system performance and the ability to manage its network more efficiently.


INTELLIGEN systems are deployed worldwide connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on more than 20 years of central system experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities. It supports the Gaming Standards Association’s Game to System® (G2S) standard protocol, which enables an enhanced player user interface, improved responsible gaming features, and additional player-centric functionality.

The Oregon Lottery has been an IGT customer since 1985. In addition to VLTs and the INTELLIGEN central system, IGT also provides the Oregon Lottery with traditional draw-based lottery products and instant ticket games and services.

IGT Slots Award Four Jumbo Jackpots in July

LONDON – August 7, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that its Powerbucks™ slots and Wheel of Fortune® slots turned four lucky players into millionaires by awarding four giant jackpots in July.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT games in July:

On July 13, a Powerbucks slots player won a CA$2,152,860.83 jackpot playing the Powerbucks Powerhits game at Treasure Cove Casino in British Columbia, Canada. This giant jackpot marks the largest Powerbucks jackpot ever awarded.

On July 25, a Powerbucks slots player won a CA$1,032,792.28 jackpot playing the Powerbucks Powerhits game at Casino Lac-Leamy in Quebec, Canada.

On July 27, a Powerbucks online slots player won a CA$1,004,723.31 jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway™ on lotoquebec.com.

On July 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won a $1,081,144.93 jackpot at Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hotel, Casino & Marina in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has awarded more than CA$13 million in life-changing jackpots.

IGT Raises the Game at Australasian Game Expo

Company to spotlight new performance-driving games
and Australian debut of mobile loyalty technology

LONDON, U.K. – Aug. 6, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company is featuring a range of compelling solutions at this year’s Australasian Gaming Expo (“AGE”) from August 13-15. Based on the theme
“Raise Your Game,” the Company’s stand at the International Convention Centre in Sydney is showcasing a strong line-up of regionally attuned games with exciting new features, a diverse range of volatilities, and new styles of game play.

“IGT is offering an array of engaging products designed to deliver more player entertainment and strengthen player loyalty while increasing performance at our customers’ gaming venues,” said Andrew Hely, Managing Director of IGT Asia Pacific. “For example, our recently launched Bubble Blast™ Link is performing
exceptionally well on game floors. At AGE, we’re unveiling a new game for this link, Spells and Whistles™, as well as launching a standalone progressive version of the game to provide smaller venues with greater variety on the gaming floor.”

Other examples of IGT’s high-performing solutions at AGE include the Cleopatra Rising™ game, an evolution of IGT’s Waterfall play feature where one spin can affect the next, including multi-denoms, jackpots, and a scalable bonus prize. It’s the first in IGT’s “Rising” range now live in the market and entertaining players with engaging graphics. Two new games in the series are being unveiled at AGE: the Fortune Rising™ and Treasure Rising™ games. As well as featuring new themes, these titles offer players an additional option in the high-denom segment.

Additional featured titles include the Fortune Coin™ game, a strong global performer localized for the Australian market with a progressive feature that boosts bonus prizes. IGT’s Multistar Legends™ theme offers six classic games with a twist — a new-style jackpot where two-game groups share a special progressive jackpot. IGT’s Systems team is debuting the Cardless Connect™ solution in the region. This technology puts the player loyalty card on players’ mobile phones, enabling a new series of product offerings for customers, driving strong player uptake, and providing a convenient, ‘frictionless’ way for patrons to interact with their venue of choice.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on youtube.com/igt.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Appointment of Dr. Samantha Ravich to Board of Directors

LONDON, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced the appointment of Dr. Samantha Ravich as an independent director to IGT's board of directors effective July 30, 2019. Dr. Ravich was also appointed to IGT's nominating and corporate governance committee.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

Dr. Ravich is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab; the Vice Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board; a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission; and a member of the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. Dr. Ravich is also a managing partner at A2P, LLC and a Board Governor at GIA. Previously, among other roles, she served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. Dr. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School.

"Samantha's extensive experience, and focus on cybersecurity, are welcome complements to the existing expertise of our board members," said Lorenzo Pellicioli, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of IGT."We look forward to working with her."

IGT PlayDigital Technology Makes Omni-Channel Sports Betting a Reality for the FanDuel Sportsbook

LONDON -- IGT announced today that with the recent deployment of the FanDuel Sportsbook online and mobile betting platform in Pennsylvania, the FanDuel Sportsbook is now leveraging the full, omni-channel capabilities of IGT PlayDigital’s sports betting platform.

In partnership with Boyd Gaming and Valley Forge Casino Resort, FanDuel is bringing an online sports betting experience that is simple, secure, and more convenient than ever to individuals located in Pennsylvania. The state of Pennsylvania joins New Jersey as the two states where the FanDuel Sportsbook online and mobile platform is available since PASPA was struck down last year.

IGT PlayDigital’s omni-channel solution now enables Connected Play by providing patrons of the Pennsylvania sportsbook the option to place pre-match and in-play wagers over the counter, at self-service betting kiosks, and via FanDuel’s simple, secure and convenient mobile app.

“By leveraging IGT PlayDigital’s sports betting platform, FanDuel Group can confidently offer choice and convenience to players in Pennsylvania when they are placing sports bets. Our sports betting platform continues to prove its effectiveness in delivering seamless player experiences across channels, and when paired with the FanDuel brand, has emerged as a market-leading solution,” said Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President IGT PlayDigital. “The introduction of mobile sports wagering in Pennsylvania marks yet another meaningful milestone in IGT PlayDigital’s partnership with FanDuel Group, and reinforces the quality and multi-state scalability of the products and services that we offer to operators who are looking to offer sports betting.”

In addition to FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino, IGT PlayDigital’s sports betting platform is currently powering FanDuel Group’s record-setting sports betting operations at The New Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, the recently opened sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino in New York, and the sports betting venue at The Greenbrier Casino Club in West Virginia.

To learn why winners choose IGT PlayDigital sports betting technology visit IGT.com.

IGT Media Contact:

Michelle Schenk (702) 669-8177 – michelle.schenk@IGT.com

IGT Powerbucks Delivers CA$2.1 Million Jackpot at Treasure Cove Casino

LONDON – July 23, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced today that a lucky player at Treasure Cove Casino in British Columbia, Canada won a $2,152,860 Canadian-dollar jackpot on IGT’s Powerbucks® theme, Powerhits™ on July 13, 2019. The giant jackpot marks the largest Powerbucks jackpot awarded since the theme made its Canadian debut in 2016. 

“BCLC and Treasure Cove Casino are thrilled that our player won the largest Powerbucks jackpot of all time,” said Brad Desmarais, BCLC Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming. “Since its arrival in British Columbia, the Powerbucks theme has quickly become a player-favorite title with its anticipation-building cross-channel jackpot pool.”

IGT congratulates the lucky player that won this record-setting jackpot at Treasure Cove Casino,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. “This big win fuels player excitement for the omni-channel Powerbucks game, which gives players the chance to win life-changing jackpots at any bet level for a uniquely thrilling player experience.”

Powerbucks is the world’s first omni-channel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between land-based, mobile, and desktop versions of the game into one liquidity pool to deliver some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada.

IGT Extends Instant Ticket Services Agreement with the Ohio Lottery

LONDON, U.K. – July 22, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a two-year instant ticket services contract extension with the Ohio Lottery. Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will continue providing a range of instant ticket services for the Ohio Lottery such as game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and production and printing through June 30, 2021.

IGT has been a print vendor for the Ohio Lottery since 2015. During this time, IGT has worked with the Lottery to launch successful tickets such as The Three Stooges®, Joker’s Wild, Money Bags Multiplier, and most recently the $5 Wheel of Fortune® ticket.

“IGT has worked closely with the Ohio Lottery to launch new games and deliver high quality, innovative instant tickets to its players since 2015,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “IGT is pleased to continue our partnership with the Ohio Lottery and looks forward to enhancing its instant ticket portfolio with compelling new game concepts and world-class service over the next two years.”

IGT Demonstrates Commitment to Systems Innovation at OIGA 2019

LONDON – July 16, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will demonstrate the many benefits of its IGT ADVANTAGE® Casino Management System (“CMS”) at the 2019 Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Conference and Tradeshow (“OIGA”) in Tulsa, Okla. July 22-24. IGT ADVANTAGE CMS and its suite of modular, mobile systems solutions will be joined in IGT’s OIGA booth #602 by a range of the Company’s newest games and hardware.

“IGT’s ADVANTAGE CMS will anchor our OIGA showcase because of its capacity to help our customers optimize their slot floors, cultivate world-class patron loyalty programs, and modernize play,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “When our valued tribal customers leverage ADVANTAGE with high-performing games and solutions, they are well-positioned to maximize the ROI of their IGT solutions.”

Product highlights within IGT’s OIGA booth will include:

An Innovative Systems Ecosystem: IGT will demonstrate how the IGT ADVANTAGE CMS can enhance the player experience when combined with mobile systems solutions such as Cardless Connect™, Intelligent Offers, and Resort Wallet solutions. Trade show attendees can also experience M5 media content. Built with HTML-5, M5 places player conveniences, such as promotion redemption and beverage ordering, within a slot machine’s Service Window. The Company will also highlight its Mobile Suite which gives operators the ability to manage voucher redemption, jackpots, comps, and more; all from a mobile device.

Proven Core Content: The Company will present several titles from its expanded video Core content portfolio with proven titles such as the Coin O Mania™, Golden Jungle Grand™, and Fortune Charm™ games on the widely placed CrystalCurve™ gaming machine.

New Class II Content: Attendees can also experience the Company’s latest Class II video bingo games with IGT titles such as the Magic Moons™, Rosa’s Fiesta™, and Disco Dolphin™ games on the CrystalDual™ 27 gaming machine.

Premium Content that Excites: IGT will showcase the depth and breadth of its premium portfolio with games inspired by world-class licensed brands with titles such as the Wheel of Fortune® Cash Link™ game with the two engaging base games Australian Outback™ and Egyptian Adventures™ themes. Attendees can also experience IGT’s TRUE 4D™ technology with American Gods™ 4D Video Slots. Making its OIGA debut and standing 11-feet tall, The Price is Right® Showcase Showdown game on the Megatower™ Universal cabinet will recreate many of the TV show’s most memorable moments.

Innovative Poker Hardware and Content: Also making its OIGA debut, is the CrystalSlant™ Poker gaming machine with industry-leading poker themes including Game King®. Attendees can also experience 25 50 100 Play on the large-format Poker XL cabinet. The large-format cabinet features an enlarged display and an extended touchscreen for a modern and immersive poker experience.

Electronic Table Games: IGT will showcase its cutting-edge Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) including RNG offerings such as baccarat and triple hand blackjack with expanded options for side bets.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT Signs Four-Year Contract Extension with the Colorado Lottery to Provide New Lottery Software and Equipment

LONDON, July 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a four-year contract extension to provide the Colorado Lottery with new, leading lottery technology through July 12, 2025. The wide array of products include new back office solutions and the rollout of the GameTouch™ 20 terminal, IGT's newest self-service lottery vending machine.

"We look forward to enhancing our current lottery solutions and technology, and bringing added convenience for our retail partners and players through this contract extension with IGT," said Colorado Lottery Senior Director Tom Seaver. "Throughout the last five years, IGT has delivered its expertise and reliable technology to benefit all of our Lottery stakeholders and we are happy to continue to partner with them for the next several years."

"This contract extension enables IGT to continue assisting the Colorado Lottery in achieving its sales objectives, and bringing further efficiency, convenience, and innovation to retailers and players," said IGT Chief Operating Officer, North America Lottery, Jay Gendron. "We're pleased to continue our partnership with the Lottery and help it maximize funds toward good causes in Colorado such as the environment, recreation, and education."

Under the terms of the agreement, the Colorado Lottery will receive a full suite of new back office solutions and enhanced business intelligence solutions to continue to grow sales and provide convenience to the player and retailer. In addition, IGT will deliver GameTouch 20 terminals, the Company's most recent lottery innovation built specifically to meet big box retailer requirements.

IGT will continue to provide full system support for all Colorado Lottery draw games, claims, and payments.

GLMS Welcomes IGT as an Associate Member

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) announced today that IGT has joined GLMS as an Associate Member. IGT is the global leader in gaming and a primary lottery-sports betting supplier with a strong commitment to social responsibility and responsible gaming. IGT is now part of the global association of lotteries, which has joined forces with the objective to safeguard the integrity and values of sports worldwide.

As a GLMS Associate Member, IGT will be linked to the GLMS visual identity. It will receive summaries of GLMS global alerts and will have access to our education and prevention tools, as well as to our Global GLMS information network. IGT will also adopt the GLMS Code of Conduct on Sports Betting and benefit from sponsorship and communication opportunities at GLMS events. IGT is the third lottery supplier to have joined the GLMS associate membership programme.

Commenting on this development, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi states, “I have always considered IGT one of the best gaming suppliers, in particular when it comes to corporate social responsibility. IGT’s global efforts toward supporting communities and fostering responsible gaming in the last decade have been remarkable and I am excited and proud to now welcome them within our GLMS family. IGT has once again proved their commitment to supporting the sector, the community, and players. We look forward to having IGT on board and working closely with them with the objective of protecting our core values and acting as a shield against global sport corruption.”

Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Global Brand, Marketing and Communications adds “IGT’s objective has always been to deliver socially responsible, best-in-class solutions, while respecting both people and society, and to drive innovation and excellence, while keeping gaming fun for all. The work GLMS does with monitoring betting patterns, as well as providing responsible gaming education to establish a culture of integrity is outstanding, and embracing such a global lottery effort is aligned with IGT’s culture and values.”

IGT's PlayDigital Receives G4 Responsible Gaming Certification

LONDON, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it successfully achieved responsible gaming accreditation by the Global Gambling Guidance Group ("G4") for its IGT PlayDigital™ operations. IGT received G4 responsible gaming certification in 2017 for its land-based casino segment. This latest accreditation makes IGT the first gaming supplier to be certified by G4 for both its Digital and Gaming segments.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

G4 aims to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers. The G4 certification reinforces IGT's position as a responsible vendor across business segments, and demonstrates the effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology it provides to gaming operators worldwide.

"IGT's gaming solutions are utilized by gaming operators throughout the world, making it our responsibility to ensure that we develop and deliver universal technologies and services to assist our customers with protecting their players," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT Senior Vice President, Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications. "We prioritize innovation and are pleased that our gaming solutions continue to be recognized for responsible gaming excellence. Extending IGT's accolades with G4 to include IGT PlayDigital reinforces our company-wide leadership and commitment to this important topic."

To maintain G4 certification, IGT was independently evaluated to ensure that it exceeds industry standards for providing player protection tools and responsible gaming information on its IGT PlayDigital product platform. As part of G4's evaluation, IGT had to demonstrate its responsible gaming commitment to research, policy development, and employee training.

"I am happy and proud to certify IGT's PlayDigital operations for the first time under the G4 umbrella," said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. "IGT shows us, once again, real commitment to responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility by having clear responsible gaming policies and guidelines, and by implementing the latest responsible gaming features within its products. We look forward to a longstanding relationship between IGT and G4 and appreciate all that they do to maintain the integrity of gaming globally."

IGT Slots Deliver Two Giant Jackpots in May

LONDON – June 17, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots continued its millionaire-making legacy by awarding two lucky slot players million-dollar plus jackpots in May.

The lucky slot players won the following life-changing jackpots:

 

  • On May 11, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,883,896 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On May 28, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,684,483 at Margaritaville Bossier City in Bossier, La. This jackpot marks the largest Wheel of Fortune jackpot awarded in 2019.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT Presents Expanded Content Portfolio for CrystalCurve Cabinet at NWIGA 2019

LONDON – June 12, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse set of gaming solutions for its tribal gaming customers at the 2019 Northwest Indian Gaming Conference and Expo (“NWIGA”) in Tulalip, Wash. June 18-20. New, market-approved Class III Core content on the CrystalCurve and CrystalDual 27 cabinets along with new Class II bingo content and hardware will anchor IGT’s NWIGA portfolio in booth #201.

“IGT’s NWIGA portfolio will showcase the many standout products and solutions that our Northwest tribal customers can leverage to diversify their casino floors,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “With new market-approved games such as Griffin's Throne and Coin O Mania, we are helping our customers maximize their CrystalCurve cabinet investments with proven hardware and content that elevates player excitement.”

Product highlights within IGT’s NWIGA booth will include:

Proven Core Content on Versatile Hardware: IGT will demonstrate the depth and breadth of its Core content portfolio with new Central Determination System (“CDS”) Class III titles such as the Fortune Charm™, Scarab™, and Diamond Mania™ games on the versatile CrystalDual™ 27 gaming machine. The Company will present new market-ready titles for the CrystalCurve gaming machine with titles such as the Griffin’s Throne™, Coin O Mania, and Celtic Magic™ games on the CrystalCurve™ gaming machine.

Premium Content that Excites: The Company will present exciting CDS-compatible multi-level progressive titles on the CrystalCore® gaming machine, including the Golden Goddess Valeria™, and Golden Goddess Tulia™ games.

Class II Bingo Content on New Hardware: Making its NWIGA debut is the Company’s large-format S3000® XL cabinet for Class II content, premiering with the Red Rich Girl™ game. Additionally, IGT will present new Class II content such as the Wild Pride® game, along with a Class II version of the Class III Proven Performer title, Fortune Coin™ game.

Systems Solutions: IGT will demonstrate how its Casino Management Solution, IGT ADVANTAGE® System, is enhancing the player experience with a variety of mobile solutions such as Cardless Connect®, Intelligent Offer, Resort Wallet, and more. Show attendees can also experience M5 content. Built with HTML-5, M5 places a range of solutions within a slot machine’s Service Window such as personalized promotions and beverage ordering.

TRUE 3D™ Content: The Company will display its excitement-inducing TRUE 3D™ technology with the Little Green Men® 3D game on the AXXIS® 3D gaming machine. TRUE 3D uses integrated eye-tracking technology to make images jump off the screen, giving players a unique glasses-free 3D gaming experience.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT to Provide Veikkaus Oy in Finland with its PlayDigital Organization's PlayRGS Solution and PlayCasino Content

LONDON, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT") has signed an agreement with Finnish lottery operator Veikkaus Oy to deliver IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS (remote game server) solution and PlayCasino content.

"Veikkaus Oy is committed to engaging our players with a variety of highly entertaining games across all channels. Through IGT's PlayRGS solution, we can seamlessly provide best-in-class digital content, including IGT's top-performing PlayCasino digital game titles," said Olli SarekoskiVeikkaus Oy CEO. "This agreement gives the lottery enhanced flexibility to offer our players the games they want and ensures the sustainability and ongoing success of our digital program."

"Veikkaus Oy is one of the world's most innovative and sophisticated lotteries, and the introduction of our powerful PlayRGS remote game server and player-tested PlayCasino digital content will significantly enhance player engagement," said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President & COO, International"IGT's extensive experience in the government-regulated digital gaming market will ensure the continued growth of Veikkaus' digital program, generating funds for good causes to benefit the people of Finland."

The agreement, which is for an initial term of four years with a provision for possible one-year renewal periods after the initial period, includes PlayRGS installation, maintenance, monitoring, support, as well as access to the complete library of IGT PlayCasino content and marketing support.

One of the most advanced cross-platform delivery systems on the market, PlayRGS provides operators with the best premium game content and plugs seamlessly into an existing back office. One integration grants access to an extensive library of the world's best-performing slots, table games, video poker, and instant win games, making them instantly available to players where and when they want to play: on desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablet devices.

IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS solution powers gaming sites around the globe for both lottery and commercial customers. In addition to Veikkaus, IGT supplies PlayRGS solutions to World Lottery Association customers including Danske Spil in Denmark, Norsk Tipping in Norway, as well as Loto Québec and the British Columbia Gaming Corporation in Canada.

IGT is established in the Nordic region as a valued digital partner that successfully supports some of the industry's leading government operators, including Veikkaus, Svenska Spel in Sweden, and Norsk Tipping.

IGT also provides Veikkaus with its core lottery central system, sports betting, PlayBingo (digital bingo), and land-based casino games.

IGT Wins "Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year" Award at 2019 Women in Gaming Diversity Awards

LONDON, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company won the "Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year" award at the 10th annual Women in Gaming Diversity Awards, held this month in London. The global awards program honors excellence in promoting diversity and inclusion within the gaming industry.

IGT Las Vegas' Women's Inclusion Network ("WIN with IGT Las Vegas") was the team recognized for realizing its mission of empowering women at IGT through networking, professional development, and mentorship opportunities.

"I am tremendously proud of the work that the member-led WIN with IGT Las Vegas group is doing to advance diversity and inclusion within IGT," said Kim Lee, IGT Vice President Diversity and Inclusion. "Winning the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year award reinforces the importance and quality of this group's work, and supports our commitment to making IGT a diverse and inclusive workplace for all 12,000-plus of our employees around the world."

WIN with IGT Las Vegas was founded in 2018 and is one of several Employee Business Resource Groups within IGT. In its inaugural year, the employee-led group achieved many milestones such as creation of Comfort Zone parking for expectant mothers, deployment of Lean In circles within IGT, and participation in multiple community events that benefit women in the Las Vegas community.

IGT Sex and the City Ultra Video Slots with PowerSight Technology Makes its Casino Floor Debut

LONDON, U.K. – May 23, 2019 - International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its Sex and the City Ultra™ Video Slots with gaming industry-first PowerSight™ technology has hit casino floors. Players at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, Gila River Hotels and Casinos - Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona, and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino in Stateline, Nevada can now be among the first to enjoy a fresh take on a fan-favorite theme, offering interactive bonus features that include iconic characters from the popular Sex and the City franchise.

With PowerSight technology, players have the option to use their eyes instead of their hands to control several player-selectable components of gameplay by simply staring at on-screen graphics.

“IGT’s Sex and the City Ultra Video Slots combines exceptional game design with gaming industry-first PowerSight technology to deliver an entirely new and different player experience,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “Sex and the City Ultra continues our evolution of content through technology and innovation on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. It ideally complements the variety of immersive and exciting IGT game themes that players enjoy.”

To find a Sex and the City Ultra game near you, click here.

For more information visit IGT.com.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


IGT Contact:

Kelley Waynert, Global Communications, Gaming (702) 669-3236


About HBO Licensing & Retail

HBO Licensing & Retail, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., partners with best-in-class licensees around the world to give HBO's global audience new and exciting ways to engage with their favorite shows. The division leverages iconic, award-winning HBO programs such as Game of Thrones, VEEP, Sex and the City, Silicon Valley, Insecure, The Sopranos, Big Little Lies, True Blood and more to create officially licensed consumer products, innovative merchandise programs, retail activations and live immersive experiences.  HBO Licensing & Retail works across a broad range of product categories, including collectibles, apparel, publishing, live branded experiences, digital gaming, fashion and beauty collaborations, luxury accessories, and beyond. Officially licensed HBO merchandise can be purchased in retail stores around the world and online in the US at http://store.hbo.com.

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IGT Expands Powerbucks Footprint in Canada

LONDON, U.K. – May 20, 2019 - IGT today announced that it has expanded its Powerbucks® footprint in Canada with the recent deployment of the millionaire-making wide area progressive game at Grey Rock Casino in New Brunswick, Canada. New Brunswick is the fourth Canadian province to feature this omni-channel progressive game.

Players at Grey Rock Casino can now win a life-changing jackpot at any bet level while playing the Powerbucks® Wheel of Fortune® Winning Wedges game on the CrystalWheel™ gaming machine. The games’ jackpot is attached to the Powerbucks liquidity pool that combines play from casino, desktop, tablet and mobile Powerbucks games across all the participating provinces.

“IGT is proud to extend the success of Powerbucks to our customers at Grey Rock Casino,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada.  “IGT’s Powerbucks is a player-favorite theme among online and land-based players across Canada, and its growing omni-channel jackpot pool enables our customers to offer players a thrilling slot experience unlike any other in the region.”

Powerbucks is the world’s first omni-channel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between land-based, mobile, and desktop versions of the game into one liquidity pool to deliver some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since making its Canada debut in 2016, Powerbucks has minted eight millionaires.

For more information visit IGT.com.

International Game Technology PLC Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

- Revenue of $1.14 billion includes significant increase in global gaming unit shipments and continued growth in global lottery same-store revenue
- Operating income of $178 million; adjusted EBITDA of $417 million, stable at constant currency on strong Italy and North America Lottery results
- Maintaining full-year adjusted EBITDA outlook
- Cash dividend declared of $0.20 per ordinary share

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IGT Launches PlayBingo Solution in Norway

State Lottery Operator Norsk Tipping Goes Live with Enhanced Games and Chat Room to Seamlessly Drive Results Across All Game Categories 

LONDON, U.K. – May 15, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced that Norsk Tipping, Norway's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member, has launched IGT’s new digital PlayBingo platform. The solution was awarded to IGT as part of a competitive procurement process, and replaces Norsk Tipping’s previous digital bingo platform provided by IGT since 2014.

The new solution includes IGT PlayCasino slot titles and a selection of mini-games that can be played for extra entertainment between or during rounds, while extensive chat features let players socialize with one another. PlayBingo offers exclusive bingo variants including Picture Bingo and Roulette Bingo, which customers can easily configure and customize. Built on multi-channel HTML5 for desktop, tablet, and mobile, it provides a variety of popular IGT digital casino slot games within a single game window, so players can seamlessly experience multiple game categories.

“Thanks to IGT’s PlayBingo platform, Norwegian players are responsibly enjoying a new and more entertaining Bingo experience, enhancing our program and keeping proceeds in Norway to support arts, sports, and cultural initiatives,” said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations, Norsk Tipping.

“As a leader in regulated digital gaming, Norsk Tipping has recognized the benefits of PlayBingo not only as a baseline product with crossover appeal, but as a vertical that supports responsible gaming through its social aspect and low average player spend,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. “Our experience in WLA markets in Europe and North America have proven that PlayBingo is a powerful driver of player acquisition and player retention, while accelerating growth across an operator’s entire digital offering.”

IGT’s PlayBingo solution offers both standalone and network bingo capabilities, and is part of a complete suite of PlayDigital products, game platforms, content, and business systems that work seamlessly together, with the flexibility and modularity to grow, adapt, and integrate with all types of lottery and casino businesses. IGT’s PlayInstantWin and PlayCasino game portfolios feature many popular titles from IGT’s leading PlayRGSgame content library, including exclusive, popular titles adapted from the Company’s land-based game library.

Norsk Tipping has been a valued customer of IGT, previously legacy GTECH, since 2012. In May 2018, IGT announced the five-year contract with Norsk Tipping for the digital Bingo solution, which can be extended for an additional three two-year extensions, for a total of up to 11 years.

In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT's Nordic WLA digital customers include Veikkaus in Finland and Svenska Spel in Sweden. IGT also provides its digital content through a third party to Danske Spil in Denmark.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Contact:

Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, +1 (401) 392-7452

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

Giuliano Frosini, +39 06 51899584; for Italian media inquiries

 

IGT Presents Expanded Portfolio of Market-Approved Games at G2E Asia 2019

LONDON, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will present its Asia-focused gaming solutions at G2E Asia, May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. Market-approved games for Asia and innovative technologies that modernize casino play will anchor IGT's innovation showcase, and will reflect the Company's commitment to accelerating growth in the region.

"IGT's passion for driving the player experience forward and for creating growth opportunities for our customers will be evident at G2E Asia through our next-generation systems innovations, and our localized content roadmaps for the CrystalCurve and CrystalDual 27 cabinets," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "Increasing the quantity of market-approved games that IGT is delivering for Asia enables us to help our customers diversify and modernize their slot floors, and positions IGT to grow its regional footprint."

G2E Asia attendees can experience a range of IGT innovations in stand A801. Portfolio highlights will include:

Exciting multi-level progressive themes for Asia such as Ying Cai Shen™ and Treasure Fury™ on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet. Treasure Fury is the third title to join IGT's Fury family of games.

Proven standalone games such as Star Stax™ on the CrystalCurve cabinet, and Fortune Coin™ on the CrystalDual® 27 cabinet. Both games perform well in other gaming markets globally, and have been adapted to meet market demands for Asia.

Compelling core video games such as Scarab™, Temple of Fire™, and Mistress of Egypt™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet. The Scarab game is a top-performing title in markets around the world, and captivates players with engaging persistence mechanics that re-start every 10 wagers. Cash Cove Deluxe™ and Cash Cove Monster Catch are additional G2E Asia portfolio highlights and build on the legacy of Singapore market standout, the Cash Cove game.

The IGT ADVANTAGE® Casino Management System (CMS) and its modular apps and mobile innovations such as Cardless Connect® and Resort Wallet that drive the player experience forward. IGT will also showcase M5, an HTML5-based content management solution that enables operators to deliver personalized, real-time promotions, bonuses, and more to the player through IGT's Service Window technology.

New Random Number Generated (RNG) baccarat, blackjack, and auto roulette content including side bets for IGT's Dynasty™ Electronic Table Games.

Chill Gaming's innovative Bloomtopia™ and Fortunes of the Brave™ games. The titles reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards, and deliver a casino experience designed to appeal to a broad range of players. Fortunes of the Brave also includes unique elements of skill to enhance the player experience.

For more information visit IGT.com.

International Game Technology PLC Releases Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting and 2018 Annual Reports and Accounts

LONDON, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today the release of its Notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting ("2019 AGM") and 2018 Annual Reports and Accounts for the period from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, and provided updated information for the 2019 AGM, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency London, 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH, on May 17, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time (BST).

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

The Notice of the 2019 AGM, 2018 Annual Reports and Accounts, and instructions to participate at the AGM are available at www.IGT.com, along with IGT's 2018 Annual Report on Form 20-F. These materials can be viewed directly online and are also available for download in PDF format. IGT's 2018 Annual Report on Form 20-F was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 8, 2019 and is accessible through its website at www.sec.gov.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Mint a Millionaire in March

LONDON – April 9, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded a $1,311,818 jackpot to a lucky slot player at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 3, 2019.

This life-changing jackpot marks the fourth million dollar-plus Wheel of Fortune jackpot awarded this year.

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IGT Launches New Bingo Gaming Platform with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Custom game bundle on IGT’s CrystalSlant™ cabinet includes live bingo, slots, video poker and keno

LONDON, U.K. – April 2, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently launched a new Bingo Gaming Platform with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MBLL). The Canadian lottery operator now features a total of 500 of these unique Class III games at two of its flagship casinos in Winnipeg, Canada – McPhillips Station Casino and Club Regent Casino.

Housed on IGT’s CrystalSlant cabinet, the Bingo Gaming Solution was developed specifically for MBLL and features live session bingo games along with a custom, ten-game content bundle that was developed specifically for MBLL. Each Bingo Gaming Solution features three player-favorite slot games, such as Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania® 3, three video poker games such as Deuces Wild Poker, and four Keno games such as Fireball Keno® and Cleopatra® Keno.

“Launching IGT’s Bingo Gaming Solution with MBLL represents an exciting milestone in our long-standing relationship with MBLL,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President Canada. “The Bingo Gaming Solution that we’ve developed for MBLL delivers a dynamic player experience and leverages a wide range of proven IGT game content that was bundled specifically for MBLL and its players.”

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

IGT Extends Success of Ghostbusters™ 4D Video Slots to Spain

LONDON --- IGT today announced that Ghostbusters™ 4D Video Slots has made its Spain casino debut. Players at Casino Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain and Casino Peralada in Peralada, Spain can now enjoy the title’s innovative TRUE™ 4D technology on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D cabinet.

This engaging title brings to life one of the most celebrated franchises of all time and combines glasses-free TRUE 3D™ graphics with mid-air haptic and gesture recognition technologies to create a multi-sensory gaming experience.

For more information visit IGT.com

IGT Presents Expanded Multi-Level Progressive Library at FADJA 2019

LONDON, U.K. – March 28, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present new multi-level progressive and multi-game content for its customers at Feria Americana de Juegos de Azar (“FADJA”) 2019, April 10-11, in Bogotá Colombia. These next-generation games will be joined in IGT’s stand 56 by a range of IGT’s proven video core titles and the IncrediBell! tournament solution.

“IGT is building on the regional success of the CrystalDual 27 cabinet in Latin America by introducing localized multi-level progressives, multi-game bundles, new core games and tournament technology on the proven hardware,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “IGT’s FADJA portfolio represents our focus on driving our customers’ businesses’ forward through meaningful innovation and portfolio depth across multiple product segments.”

Product highlights within IGT’s FADJA stand 56 will include:

New Multi-Level Progressive Content: New linked MLP games such as the Fortune Link™ theme with base games including, the Feline Fortune™ and Egyptian Fortune™ themes make their Latin America trade show debut. The Hyper Hits™ game series will be demonstrated for the first time at FAJDA, highlighting the theme’s three engaging base games Flower Empress™, Longship Legend™, and The Golden Bow™. Offered on the CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine, these thrilling titles join a growing library of player-favorite IGT MLP games.

Multi-Game Suites with Market-Attuned Content: The Company’s multi-game solution, USwitch™ will make its Colombia trade show debut with market-attuned game suites such as Solar Disc™, Mistress of Egypt™, and Temple of Fire™. Housed on the CrystalDual® 27, the unique game bundles feature a user-friendly game selector that groups similar games, making it easier for players to find themes that suit their individual preferences. IGT will also highlight its diversity HD game suites on the AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet, including unique combinations of 12 new and heritage player-favorite IGT titles. IGT will also showcase how coupling diversity HD suites with the Money Strike™ bolt-on progressive can enhance an operator’s current offerings by giving players the chance to win progressive jackpots.

Tournament Technology that Excites: FADJA attendees can experience IGT’s latest video TournXtreme® product, IncrediBell!™, for the first time. The exhilarating offering enhances the versatility of the CrystalDual 27 gaming machine by enabling operators to easily switch from tournament mode to coin-in mode– eliminating machine downtime and maximizing ROI.

Core Content on Attention-Grabbing Hardware: The Company will highlight the latest additions to its robust core game library with engaging new titles such as the Griffin’s Throne™, Magic of the Nile™, and Coin O Mania™ games on the proven CrystalCurve™ gaming machine. The titles’ graphics look pristine on the cabinet’s 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display and join a large library of diverse IGT games that excelled in internal and external performance testing.

IGT to Unveil Expanded Scope of New Product Offerings at NIGA 2019

LONDON, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announces that the Company will showcase exciting new games and solutions from its vast product portfolio at the 2019 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention ("NIGA"), booth 1864, from April 3-4 in San Diego, Calif.

IGT will demonstrate its deep commitment to tribal gaming customers with compelling innovations that enhance casino play and drive results for operators. For the first time at NIGA, IGT will present the full capabilities of its omni-channel PlayShot™ sports betting platform. It will also feature the new IncrediBell!™ tournament solution in NIGA's Charity Slot Tournament benefitting the Spirit of Sovereignty.

"At NIGA we will reinforce our commitment to tribal gaming customers by demonstrating how our expanded portfolio of games, systems, and solutions is designed to propel growth," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. "Our tribal gaming partners continually set a strong example for casino innovation, and we identify NIGA as an opportunity to deliver a technology showcase with new games, hardware, and exciting evolutions in our sports betting and tournament offerings."

Under the theme "Your Best Bet," IGT will showcase the following product highlights within its NIGA booth:

IGT PlayShot sports betting solution: Now powering sports betting at tribal, commercial, and lottery-run casinos across six states, the turnkey PlayShot sports betting solution underscores how tribal casino operators can partner with IGT to capture opportunities within the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market with market-ready technology. IGT will also demonstrate compelling new sports betting technologies such as the PlayShot™ QuickBet™ sports betting kiosk and the CrystalBetting™ Terminal.

Proven core content: NIGA attendees can experience titles such as the Griffin's Throne™ and Fortune Coin™ games, which have earned "Proven Performer" status in the Company's performance testing process. The Company will also showcase new games such as Coin O Mania™ and Golden Jungle™ Grand on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and the Wild Pirates® game on CrystalSlant™ cabinet.

Legendary brands on proven hardware: IGT will showcase the depth and breadth of its premium portfolio with games inspired by top-tier licensed brands, such as the Wheel of Fortune® Cash Link™ and Wheel of Fortune® 4D More Money games. NIGA attendees will be invited to "Come on Down" and experience IGT's trio of The Price is Right® games including The Price is Right Showcase Showdown on the new Megatower™ Universal cabinet, The Price is Right on CrystalCurve™ ULTRA hardware, and The Price is Right Plinko on the CrystalDual+™ Stepper cabinet. These games will share the floor with other pop culture-inspired games such as Adam Levine Video Slots and American Gods™ 4D at NIGA.

IGT will also display a range of multi-level progressives for the CrystalCurve cabinet including the Star Stax™ game and the recently launched Fortune Link™ game.

New Class II and CDS content and hardware: NIGA will mark the world debut for IGT's large-format S3000® XL cabinet for Class II content, premiering with the Red Rich Girl™ game. Building on the success of Class III Proven Performer titles, the Company will present Class II versions of games such as Fortune Coin™ and Wild Fury Jackpots® on the CrystalCurve cabinet. Additionally, IGT will present CDS-compatible offerings on the large-format Video XL gaming machine with titles such as the Triple Fortune Dragon® and Dangerous Beauty® games. Other CDS-compatible games on display will include Scarab™ and Wu Wang Zhe™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet, and the Golden Jungle Grand game on the CrystalCurve cabinet.

CrystalSlant™ Poker cabinet and content: NIGA will serve as the trade show debut for the CrystalSlant Poker gaming machine, offering a modern hardware solution for industry-leading video poker themes such as Game King®, and new Keno games such as Ultimate X Keno™ and Super Times Pay Keno™.

Chill Gaming's Bloomtopia™ and Fortunes of the Brave™: IGT's NIGA booth will also include games with social gaming and skill-based elements. Chill Gaming's Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave games reward players with monetary and non-monetary awards. Bloomtopia enables players to enjoy a traditional slot game while building and nurturing their own in-display garden. The Fortunes of the Brave theme is a game of chance with elements of skill where players enjoy a traditional video slots base game, and then engage in skill-based fantasy battle features using a console gaming controller. Players can leverage the games' unique player cards to store their in-game progress for future visits.

Additional product highlights within IGT's booth will include:

  • IGT's Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) including live baccarat, blackjack, sic bo, and roulette. The Company will also highlight its RNG offerings with Triple Zero Auto Roulette, baccarat, and the new triple hand blackjack with expanded options for side bets.
  • Low-denomination progressive spinning reel games on the S3000 cabinet with titles such as the Dragon of Fortune™ and Red Hot Tamales!® Jackpots games, plus content on the high-denomination S3000 cabinet, which includes player-favorite features such as the progressive jackpot meter display, iconic stepper sounds, expanded pay tables and black reel glass.
  • Mobile systems innovations Cardless Connect®, Resort Wallet and Mobile Intelligent Offer, and the M5 content delivery solution, which seamlessly integrates into the ADVANTAGE casino management system. IGT's M5 enables operators to leverage a game screen to deliver bonus content and offer a variety of patron conveniences such as ordering a drink and making hotel reservations.

For more information visit IGT.com.

IGT to Unveil Expanded Scope of New Product Offerings at NIGA 2019

LONDON, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announces that the Company will showcase exciting new games and solutions from its vast product portfolio at the 2019 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention ("NIGA"), booth 1864, from April 3-4 in San Diego, Calif.

IGT to Unveil Expanded Scope of New Product Offerings at NIGA 2019

IGT will demonstrate its deep commitment to tribal gaming customers with compelling innovations that enhance casino play and drive results for operators. For the first time at NIGA, IGT will present the full capabilities of its omni-channel PlayShot™ sports betting platform. It will also feature the new IncrediBell!™ tournament solution in NIGA's Charity Slot Tournament benefitting the Spirit of Sovereignty.

"At NIGA we will reinforce our commitment to tribal gaming customers by demonstrating how our expanded portfolio of games, systems, and solutions is designed to propel growth," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. "Our tribal gaming partners continually set a strong example for casino innovation, and we identify NIGA as an opportunity to deliver a technology showcase with new games, hardware, and exciting evolutions in our sports betting and tournament offerings."

Under the theme "Your Best Bet," IGT will showcase the following product highlights within its NIGA booth:

IGT PlayShot sports betting solution: Now powering sports betting at tribal, commercial, and lottery-run casinos across six states, the turnkey PlayShot sports betting solution underscores how tribal casino operators can partner with IGT to capture opportunities within the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market with market-ready technology. IGT will also demonstrate compelling new sports betting technologies such as the PlayShot™ QuickBet™ sports betting kiosk and the CrystalBetting™ Terminal.

Proven core content: NIGA attendees can experience titles such as the Griffin's Throne™ and Fortune Coin™ games, which have earned "Proven Performer" status in the Company's performance testing process. The Company will also showcase new games such as Coin O Mania™ and Golden Jungle™ Grand on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and the Wild Pirates® game on CrystalSlant™ cabinet.

Legendary brands on proven hardware: IGT will showcase the depth and breadth of its premium portfolio with games inspired by top-tier licensed brands, such as the Wheel of Fortune® Cash Link™ and Wheel of Fortune® 4D More Money games. NIGA attendees will be invited to "Come on Down" and experience IGT's trio of The Price is Right® games including The Price is Right Showcase Showdown on the new Megatower™ Universal cabinet, The Price is Right on CrystalCurve™ ULTRA hardware, and The Price is Right Plinko on the CrystalDual+™ Stepper cabinet. These games will share the floor with other pop culture-inspired games such as Adam Levine Video Slots and American Gods™ 4D at NIGA.

IGT will also display a range of multi-level progressives for the CrystalCurve cabinet including the Star Stax™ game and the recently launched Fortune Link™ game.

New Class II and CDS content and hardware: NIGA will mark the world debut for IGT's large-format S3000® XL cabinet for Class II content, premiering with the Red Rich Girl™ game. Building on the success of Class III Proven Performer titles, the Company will present Class II versions of games such as Fortune Coin™ and Wild Fury Jackpots® on the CrystalCurve cabinet. Additionally, IGT will present CDS-compatible offerings on the large-format Video XL gaming machine with titles such as the Triple Fortune Dragon® and Dangerous Beauty® games. Other CDS-compatible games on display will include Scarab™ and Wu Wang Zhe™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet, and the Golden Jungle Grand game on the CrystalCurve cabinet.

CrystalSlant™ Poker cabinet and content: NIGA will serve as the trade show debut for the CrystalSlant Poker gaming machine, offering a modern hardware solution for industry-leading video poker themes such as Game King®, and new Keno games such as Ultimate X Keno™ and Super Times Pay Keno™.

Chill Gaming's Bloomtopia™ and Fortunes of the Brave™: IGT's NIGA booth will also include games with social gaming and skill-based elements. Chill Gaming's Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave games reward players with monetary and non-monetary awards. Bloomtopia enables players to enjoy a traditional slot game while building and nurturing their own in-display garden. The Fortunes of the Brave theme is a game of chance with elements of skill where players enjoy a traditional video slots base game, and then engage in skill-based fantasy battle features using a console gaming controller. Players can leverage the games' unique player cards to store their in-game progress for future visits.

Additional product highlights within IGT's booth will include:

IGT's Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) including live baccarat, blackjack, sic bo, and roulette. The Company will also highlight its RNG offerings with Triple Zero Auto Roulette, baccarat, and the new triple hand blackjack with expanded options for side bets.
Low-denomination progressive spinning reel games on the S3000 cabinet with titles such as the Dragon of Fortune™ and Red Hot Tamales!® Jackpots games, plus content on the high-denomination S3000 cabinet, which includes player-favorite features such as the progressive jackpot meter display, iconic stepper sounds, expanded pay tables and black reel glass.
Mobile systems innovations Cardless Connect®, Resort Wallet and Mobile Intelligent Offer, and the M5 content delivery solution, which seamlessly integrates into the ADVANTAGE casino management system. IGT's M5 enables operators to leverage a game screen to deliver bonus content and offer a variety of patron conveniences such as ordering a drink and making hotel reservations.
For more information visit IGT.com.

IGT Signs Three-Year Contract Extension to Provide its INTELLIGEN™ System to the Kansas Lottery

LONDON, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has entered into a three-year extension agreement with the Kansas Lottery to continue providing IGT's INTELLIGEN™central computer system and services to monitor electronic gaming machines throughout the state. This extension, part of the original central system services agreement awarded to IGT in 2008, is expected to begin on December 15, 2019 and run through December 14, 2022.

"We have leveraged more than 20 years of development expertise and knowledge gathering with gaming central system customers throughout the world to produce the INTELLIGEN system to ensure it's equipped with the most advanced tools for our customers," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, North America Lottery. "IGT and the Kansas Lottery have built a strong partnership since this contract began more than 10 years ago, and we're pleased to be furthering this relationship by continuing to provide our advanced system to the nearly 5,000 electronic gaming machines in the state."

"IGT's INTELLIGEN system has helped the Kansas Lottery meet the objectives of operating our electronic gaming machines with the highest standards of integrity and security to benefit the state for the last 10 years," said Stephen Durrell, Kansas Lottery Acting Executive Director "We look forward to continuing our relationship over the next few years."

INTELLIGEN offers stable, secure, and command control capabilities uniquely tailored to video gaming environments. It was designed to support industry advancements and incorporates full support for the Gaming Standards Association's Game to System® (G2S) protocol. In addition to the video central system and related services, IGT provides instant ticket games and printing to the Kansas Lottery.

IGT Extends Sports Betting Leadership to Pennsylvania

LONDON -- IGT announced today that IGT PlayDigital’s PlayShot™ technology now powers sports betting at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Penn. Patrons of the casino’s FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort are placing over-the-counter sports wagers via IGT’s PlayShot technology. With this deployment, IGT PlayShot is operational in six states: Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

Together with FanDuel, IGT PlayDigital created a scalable sports betting ecosystem with PlayShot for Valley Forge Casino Resort that delivers an exceptional wagering experience,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “Adding Pennsylvania to the growing roster of states where PlayShot is deployed reinforces the flexibility and market-readiness of the technology, and propels PlayShot’s position as the leading B2B sports betting platform in the U.S.

For more information visit IGT.com.

IGT Slots Award Two Mega-Sized Jackpots in February

LONDON, U.K. – March 13, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) continued its millionaire-making legacy with its iconic Wheel of Fortune® slots and Powerbucks® slots awarding two life-changing jackpots in February.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots:

  • On Feb. 6, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,147,453 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On Feb. 25, a Powerbucks® slots player won $1,000,000 CAD playing Powerbucks PowerHits at Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Québec, Canada.

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IGT Provides INTELLIGEN™ VLT Central Management System to Loto-Québec with Three-Year Extension

LONDON, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), announced that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC, has signed a three-year extension to continue providing its INTELLIGEN™ video lottery central system to Loto-Québec. The contract extension runs through September 2, 2021.

"Our INTELLIGEN solution is used by Loto-Québec to monitor nearly 10,000 VLTs in the province, all of which are provided by IGT," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery"The INTELLIGEN central management system ensures the Lottery has full control of the complexity, security, integrity, and advanced reporting of their VLT network to optimize operations and drive growth for their business."

INTELLIGEN is built on more than 20 years of proven central system experience, and offers stable, secure and command control capabilities uniquely tailored to VLT gaming environments. It operates with a wide range of VLTs using multiple protocols, including the Game to System® (G2S®) open standard protocol, and has advanced communication abilities.

Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide hotline services for the INTELLIGEN central system, advanced business intelligence, distributed game management, and proactive diagnostic modules. In addition, IGT also provides Loto-Québec with lottery instant ticket vending machines, VLTs, casino slots, interactive games, and Canadian Bingo and Poker Network.

IGT Signs 10-Year Contract with TIPOS in Slovakia to Provide Aurora™ Platform, Lottery Retailer Terminals, and Services

Contract includes provision for extension totaling up to an additional five years

LONDON, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT") has signed an agreement with TIPOS a.s., the government-owned lottery in Slovakia, to deliver a variety of new lottery technology, as well as ongoing lottery-related services. The agreement, which is the result of a competitive procurement process in which IGT was the incumbent, is for an initial term of 10 years with a provision for one or more extensions totaling up to five years thereafter. TIPOS has been a valued IGT customer for over 25 years.

"IGT's expertise and technology innovations will provide TIPOS with the flexibility and power it needs to effectively manage and grow the lottery," said TIPOS CEO Jan Barczi. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with IGT to enhance funding for important causes in Slovakia over the coming decade."

"This agreement represents an exciting new era in the long-term relationship between IGT and TIPOS," said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President & COO, International. "TIPOS will benefit from IGT's latest lottery solutions, including our core lottery platform Aurora™, our Open Retail terminal platform, and Retailer Pro, IGT's next-generation retailer terminal. In addition to providing exceptional performance and reliability, Aurora's business features and functions will enable long-term innovation and growth for TIPOS and their expanding customer base, ultimately increasing revenues to good causes."

Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide TIPOS with a new lottery central system, retailer terminals, associated software and peripherals, as well non-lottery software and services such as prepaid mobile phone top-ups and event ticketing for sports and cultural events.

The solution, scheduled for deployment in early 2020, includes IGT's Aurora central system, the Open Retail software terminal system, and 3,400 Retailer Pro terminals and Printer Pro printers. IGT will also continue to provide ongoing services to TIPOS including central system/terminal installation and maintenance; warehousing; retailer training and hotline/data center management and operation; a communications system; field services; and consumables distribution.

In addition, IGT will provide TIPOS with a full range of marketing consultancy services including game portfolio development; marketing programs to drive same store sales growth; provision of data analytics and market research support; and retailer network development programs.

The Aurora core lottery system is a suite of open and agile components designed to drive lottery innovation and profitability. IGT's Open Retail software terminal system features new software architecture that improves time-to-market and lowers the cost of ownership, supporting any connected device that has a web browser or a native downloadable app. The Retailer Pro terminal provides a high-performance point-of-sale (POS) terminal solution for mid- to high-volume lottery retailers.

IGT has provided lottery and instant ticket equipment and services to TIPOS since 1993. Proceeds from TIPOS are transferred to the state's General Fund and support a variety of good causes, including education and sports.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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IGT Continues Sports Betting Momentum in New Jersey with Launch of PlayShot QuickBet Kiosk

LONDON -- IGT announced today that patrons of the FanDuel Sportsbook at The New Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. can now place sports wagers via IGT PlayDigital’s PlayShot™ QuickBet™ Kiosks. The 14-unit installation is IGT’s first U.S. deployment of the kiosk technology, and makes the New Jersey-based FanDuel Sportsbook the first venue to leverage IGT’s complete omni-channel PlayShot sports betting solution including platform, retail, mobile and kiosk technologies.



“PlayShot’s flexible and fully integrable design enabled FanDuel to incorporate IGT PlayDigital’s PlayShot QuickBet kiosks into its world-class sportsbook ecosystem at The New Meadowlands Racetrack,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President IGT PlayDigital. “The self-service kiosks deliver the same high-quality user experience as the FanDuel website and mobile apps, and feature real-time pricing updates for a full range of markets to give players at The New Meadowlands Racetrack the best possible betting experience.”



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IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Giant Jackpots in January

LONDON, U.K. – March 04, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two life-changing jackpots in January totaling more than $3.2 million.

Lucky slot players in Nevada won the following million dollar-plus jackpots:

  • On Jan. 19, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,161,666 at Boomtown Casino in Reno, Nev.
  • On Jan. 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,099,338 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

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IGT PlayDigital™ Enhances PlayRGS with Pixies of the Forest II Game

LONDON – Feb. 21, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that IGT PlayDigital™ recently added the Pixies of the Forest II™ game to its PlayRGS content delivery solution. IGT customers in select jurisdictions can now offer their players this much-anticipated title on mobile and desktop.

Building on the success of Pixies of the Forest, Pixies of the Forest II offers mobile and desktop players new mystery features, multipliers, and a progressive jackpot for a new spin on a classic theme. The game features IGT PlayDigital’s Tumbling Reels mechanic – an anticipation-heightening feature that gives players more chances to win on any spin.

“The addition of Pixies of the Forest II to PlayRGS further strengthens IGT PlayDigital’s content for mobile and desktop, and provides our customers a game that they can deploy with confidence,” said Chris Boni, Vice President IGT PlayDigital Content. “Our game studios retained many of the game mechanics that propelled the success of the original ‘Pixies’ game, and complemented them with new features that provide a memorable player experience on desktop and mobile.”

Pixies of the Forest II joins an extensive library of best-in-class games designed for players of all types. For more information, visit IGT.com.

IGT Extends Agreement with the DC Lottery to Continue Providing Instant Ticket Games and Services

LONDON, U.K. – Feb. 19, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a one-year extension agreement with the District of Columbia’s Office of Lottery and Charitable Games (DC Lottery) to continue providing instant tickets and related services through December 1, 2019. Under the agreement, IGT will continue to provide a comprehensive range of instant ticket services for the DC Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets.

IGT has been a print vendor for the DC Lottery since 2014. During this time, IGT has developed multiple tickets for the Lottery, ranging in price from $1 to $10. In addition, IGT helped the Lottery launch its first Super Ticket™ in March 2018 and has continued to help the Lottery attract new players by providing innovative content.

“IGT has worked closely with the DC Lottery on games that engage their player community, such as the game Lucky Pets,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “IGT is pleased to continue working with the DC Lottery, and we look forward to enhancing their instant ticket program with creative new content over the next year.” 

IGT Expands its Senior Leadership Team

Bob Vincent to Become Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation; Wendy Montgomery Named Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications; and Scott Gunn Appointed Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointments of three members to new roles.

Bob Vincent has been named Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the primary operating subsidiary for the U.S. lottery business, effective April 8, 2019. Bob will serve as a senior consultant to IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala and the rest of IGT's senior leadership team. Bob began working as a consultant for IGT in 1990 and joined the Company in 1996. He has held several leadership roles, including his current role as Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and External Relations, which he will be leaving on the effective date of his new role. Bob is a member of several Rhode Island-based boards and committees, including the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, the University of Rhode Island Foundation and the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media.

Wendy Montgomery joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, she will oversee the strategy for IGT's global brand, trade shows, and external communications, including community relations, responsible gaming, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining IGT in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Marketing, she spent 13 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation where she led marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning, and the iGaming business.

Scott Gunn also joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, Scott is responsible for public affairs related to government relations strategy, and is instrumental in directing and facilitating government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for the North American and International business units. Scott has been with the Company for more than 24 years and has held positions in operations, sales, business development, and public affairs. Scott serves on the Board of Advisors to Reviver Auto, is Chairperson of IGT's Political Action Committee, and is a member of IGT's Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council.

"Bob, Wendy, and Scott are all seasoned industry professionals with specialized individual skills who bring great value to IGT. I look forward to Bob's continued contribution as the new chairperson of our operating subsidiary, and I am pleased to have Wendy and Scott join our senior leadership team," said IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala. "IGT is constantly evolving to maintain our position as the industry leader in gaming, and I am confident that these appointments will positively impact our business and serve us well in the coming years."

IGT's GameTouch™ 20 Wins Lottery Product of the Year at the International Gaming Awards

LONDON, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it won the Lottery Product of the Year for its GameTouch™ 20 self-service lottery vending machine at the 12th Annual International Gaming Awards in London. The International Gaming Awards recognize excellence and innovation for technology, products, and services that enhance the gaming experience. A panel of international gaming industry experts judged the awards.

IGT’s GameTouch™ 20 Wins Lottery Product of the Year at the International Gaming Awards

"To drive growth and reach a new generation of players, the expansion of retailer networks remains a priority for lottery operators. The GameTouch 20 was built to meet the unique size requirements to deploy self-service lottery to big-box retailers, a new category for many lotteries,"said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO of North America. "This product was optimized for user experience and sales effectiveness based on extensive IGT research and player testing. We are honored that IGT has been recognized for innovation with the Lottery Product of the Year award for the second year in a row."

The GameTouch 20 was created based on focus-group testing and features an intuitive interface and a landscape-oriented screen tilted at an angle to ensure a natural and easy user experience for players. Standing at 54 inches tall, the cashless-enabled, touchscreen vending machine provides 20 bins for instant tickets, the greatest number of ticket bins currently available in this format. The product also sells draw-based games.

The first GameTouch 20 machine went live in North Carolina in November 2018, and IGT will roll out more than 1,500 machines in at least 10 states by the end of 2019.

The award was presented to IGT at a ceremony held in conjunction with ICE London. The International Gaming Award for the best lottery product goes to the company that has shown the best in practices over the last 12 months; demonstrated their offering to be innovative and engaging to customers; and delivered a range of lottery games and approaches with the best options for play.

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IGT’s Wheel of Fortune® 4D Featuring Vanna White Video Slots Now Live on Casino Floors

IGT announced today that the latest addition to its TRUE 4D™ family, Wheel of Fortune® 4D Featuring Vanna White Video Slots, is now live on casino floors in the United States.

Players at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wis., Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., and Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. can now be among the first to experience the game’s captivating graphics and interactive TRUE 4D features.

Offered on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ gaming machine, this engaging game stands out on casino floors with its synchronized top LCD monitors that display the classic wheel image across up to six gaming machines. The game’s original audio and video of Wheel of Fortune personality Vanna White, along with its TRUE 4D technology that enables players to spin the iconic wheel in mid-air, put a new spin on a player-favorite theme.

“By placing this immersive game on casino floors, our customers are giving their players a gaming experience unlike any other,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “From the large-scale digital wheel that can be seen from across a casino floor, to its immersive 4D technology, this engaging title is bringing player excitement to a whole new level.”

Since IGT launched Wheel of Fortune in 1995, the theme has created more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered more than $3 billion in jackpots.

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IGT Signs Two-Year Contract with the Iowa Lottery to Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services

LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 29, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”) has signed a two-year contract with the Iowa Lottery to provide instant tickets and related services through December 31, 2020. The contract includes four one-year extension options.

“The Iowa Lottery looks forward to continuing to work with IGT to enhance our portfolio of instant-ticket games to support our growth,” said Iowa Lottery Executive Vice President Larry Loss.

“Over the course of our partnership with the Iowa Lottery, the Lottery has had tremendous success with many of our games,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “Our games have generated more than $90 million in sales for the Lottery since 2015, and we look forward to continuing to help grow sales throughout the duration of this contract and in the future.”

IGT and the Iowa Lottery have worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the Lottery’s portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Since the contract began in 2015, IGT has printed the top-performing games at the $1, $5, and $10 price points. These games are $1 Holiday Lucky X3, $5 Ghostbusters, and $10 Super Triple 777.

IGT at ICE 2019: "Your Best Bet"

- IGT PlayDigital™ organization makes international trade show debut; showcases solutions designed to accelerate digital growth
- Expands multi-level progressive portfolio to include Fortune Link™, Dragon Lights™, and Star Stax™ games
- Continues localization effort of player-tested core video content; introduces low-line, high-volatility video games
- Broadens multi-game content bundles for USwitch™ and diversity™ HD game families
- Leads gaming innovation through multi-sensory TRUE 4D™ games American Gods™ 4D and Wheel of Fortune® 4D More Money


LONDON, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company will present a comprehensive portfolio of gaming solutions for its casino, lottery, and digital customers from around the world at ICE London ("ICE"), Feb. 5-7 at ExCel London. The global event will serve as the international trade show debut for the IGT PlayDigital™ organization, and an opportunity for IGT to demonstrate why the Company and its gaming solutions are "Your Best Bet."

"IGT's ICE portfolio represents the Company's position as a performance-driven organization, and its success in leveraging global game studios to deliver highly localized content for our gaming, lottery, and digital customers from all geographies," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "At ICE IGT will demonstrate the depth and breadth of the Company's land-based and digital product roadmaps, and convey how IGT's performance-testing processes and focus on the player are helping drive our customers' growth."

IGT product highlights within the Company's stand N3-160 will include:

IGT PlayDigital: The recently formed IGT PlayDigital organization will demonstrate its capabilities as an end-to-end "go digital" solutions provider for its gaming and lottery customers. IGT PlayDigital will showcase its proven artificial intelligence (AI) solution that offers new tools to accelerate growth through digital data modeling. IGT's marquee content delivery solution, PlayRGS, will be displayed, including anticipated PlayCasino games such as Pixies of the Forest II™, Scarab™, and Diamond Spins™. IGT will also spotlight an upcoming PlayRGS feature that will enable players to compete for promotional jackpot prizes. IGT will also showcase the capabilities and many management tools of its PlayCommand™ digital wagering platform, and the engaging content within its PlayPoker and PlayBingo solutions.

IGT's PlayShot™ sports betting solution will be on display, demonstrating why the versatile technology is already the leading B2B sports betting platform in the U.S., and is of interest to sports book operators around the world. IGT will introduce a range of self-service betting solutions including the PlayShot QuickBet kiosk, the revolutionary PlayShot "Mobile Kiosk" technology and the immersive CrystalBetting™ Terminal to highlight the full capabilities of IGT's omni-channel sports betting offering.

Vast multi-level progressive (MLP) library: IGT will demonstrate the depth and breadth of its linked MLP game portfolio at ICE. IGT's Fortune Link game on the CrystalDual® 27 cabinet, and the high-volatility Dragon Lights game on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet will make their ICE debuts within IGT's stand. The Company will also demonstrate the next base game titles in the extensive roadmaps for the internationally relevant Fort Knox®, Fortune Gong™, and Golden Goddess® MLP games on the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT's Star Stax game on the CrystalCurve cabinet will also make its ICE debut and will be joined by the Hyper Hits™ game on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet – both games continue to perform well in markets around the world and were recently adapted to meet broader, regional gameplay preferences.

Proven core video portfolio: IGT will showcase the strength of its core video content portfolio for the Crystal hardware series by demonstrating a multitude of games that excelled in the Company's internal and external performance testing programs. Standout titles for the single screen, CrystalCurve cabinet will include games such as Coin O Mania™, Golden Jungle Grand™, and Ocean Magic Grand®. High-performing core video titles on display for the dual-screen CrystalDual 27 and CrystalSlant cabinets will include Solar Disc™, Scarab, Mistress of Egypt™ and many more, while market-attuned, low-line, high-volatility video games such as Brilliant Wilds™, Mystery Fruits™, and Triple Red Hot 7 Strike® are additional must-see games in IGT's stand. IGT will also reveal how its customers can maximize the ROI of their Crystal series hardware investments through the MoneyStrike!TM bolt-on progressive and the high-energy IncrediBell! video tournament solution.

New multi-game content bundles: IGT will debut new USwitch content bundles for the CrystalDual 27 and CrystalSlant cabinets, and new diversity HD game suites for the AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet. Aligned with regional market opportunities, IGT will launch USwitch bundles that include up to 24 in-demand IGT games. The new content bundles include heritage IGT game themes, along with recent "Proven Performer" graduates such as Scarab and Mistress of Egypt.

Multi-sensory TRUE 4D games: ICE attendees can look forward to innovation within IGT's award-winning TRUE 4D portfolio. American Gods 4D is based on the TV fantasy drama and the works of Neil Gaiman, and delivers a vibrant, multi-sensory gaming experience. American Gods 4D will be joined on-stand by Ghostbusters™ 4D and Wheel of Fortune 4D More Money, and games from IGT's TRUE 3D™ portfolio such as Little Green Men 3D and Phoenix Rising™ 3D slots.

Other product highlights within IGT's stand will include:

Chill Gaming's dynamic game concept Bloomtopia™, and the chance-skill hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave® that reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards.
IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) and its robust content portfolio for Random Number Generated (RNG) baccarat and roulette. The Company will also showcase its growing library of baccarat ETG side bets.
The large-format S3000® XL cabinet and content. Making its ICE debut, the scaled-up version of the S3000 mechanical reel cabinet is backed by a large content library of proven games and will be displayed with the player-favorite, three-reel Red Hot Tamales™ game.
The IGT Advantage® casino management system and the new M5 media management technology. Both innovations help streamline operations and cultivate world-class player loyalty programs.
Building on the Company's video poker leadership, IGT will demonstrate several new video poker games, including the latest version of the wildly popular Game King® suite, along with exciting Keno games Ultimate X Keno® and Super Times Pay® Keno that leverage popular IGT video poker game mechanics.
IGT's Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) INTELLIGEN™ system including multiple value-added modules that help optimize operations and drive growth. IGT will also showcase a range of its VLT cabinets, including the CrystalDual 27 and Quasar® cabinets, with a variety of new titles from the Company's VLT content library.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award a Life-Changing Jackpot in December

LONDON – Jan. 24, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded a $1,023,743 jackpot to a lucky slot player at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. on December 24, 2018.

This jackpot marks the 25th million dollar-plus Wheel of Fortune jackpot awarded in 2018 with more than $38.7 million awarded in total for the year.

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IGT Signs Cross-Licensing Agreement with Digital Supplier Gaming Innovation Group

LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 23, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced today that it recently signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (“GiG”), a global technology company that services the digital gaming industry. Under the agreement, GiG’s digital games for the U.S. can include patented features from IGT’s patent portfolio. GiG will pay undisclosed, ongoing licensing fees to IGT.

“We are pleased to have GiG join IGT’s continued game feature patent licensing effort. Expanding the number of digital gaming suppliers who leverage IGT’s leading patent portfolio can help drive industry-wide innovation that elevates the player experience across gaming channels,” said Christopher Spears, IGT Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

GiG joins a long roster of land-based, social and digital gaming suppliers who have previously entered patent cross-licensing agreements with IGT.

IGT Signs Seven-Year Contract with the South Dakota Lottery to Provide New Lottery Equipment and Services

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a seven-year contract with the South Dakota Lottery following a competitive procurement. IGT will provide the Lottery with a wide array of products including an updated lottery central system, several of its business intelligence tools, new point-of-sale and self-service lottery terminals, ongoing maintenance, and retailer training. The contract is expected to commence on November 3, 2019 and allows for an additional eight extension years.

"IGT has been our primary lottery vendor since 2009, and with their support, we've been able to deliver more than $2.82 billion to education, developing natural resources, and providing problem gaming treatment services since 1987," said South Dakota Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with IGT to generate even more funds for these important causes in our state throughout the next seven years."

"We are pleased to work with the South Dakota Lottery to deliver our industry-leading lottery solutions which will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the Lottery's sales now and in the years ahead," said IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, Jay Gendron. "These products will provide greater insight into player behavior to help the Lottery continue to deliver exciting games and content that players want."

Under the terms of the agreement, the South Dakota Lottery will receive an upgraded lottery central system that includes components of IGT's Aurora™ platform. These components, comprised of Aurora Instants Processing System, Aurora Retailer Manager, and Aurora Claims and Payments Manager, are specially designed to provide ease of use and convenience for the retailer, and actionable analytics for the Lottery to continue to meet player demands. Additional point-of-sale and self-service lottery terminals will be implemented throughout the state.

IGT will also deliver several of its BizApps, industry leading lottery applications including Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard, and Performance Wizard, which will enable the South Dakota Lottery to drive profitable growth by providing actionable insights to more efficiently manage the business and support lottery retailers. In addition, IGT will utilize the iSpeak customized training program to train the Lottery Sales Representatives on the new sales tools they will be using.

IGT’s Luke Orchard Elected President of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

LONDON, U.K. – Jan.15, 2019 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that Luke Orchard, IGT Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer was recently elected President of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (“AGEM”) for a two-year term effective immediately. Orchard previously held various leadership roles within AGEM and other key gaming advocacy groups, most recently as AGEM Vice President.

“Luke is an outstanding gaming and lottery leader who continues to leverage his extensive industry knowledge and influence to further AGEM’s mission of promoting the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world,” said Marcus Prater, AGEM Executive Director. “Luke has been an integral member of the AGEM leadership team for many years and we are excited the Board of Directors asked him to expand the scope of his influence as he takes on the role of AGEM President.”

“I am honored to represent AGEM and my many talented gaming industry colleagues from around the world as the organization’s President,” said
Orchard. “The work that AGEM does is meaningful to the short and long-term success of the gaming industry. I look forward to collaborating with industry leaders to collectively navigate complex regulatory issues and legislative processes that can impact the gaming industry and our 167 member companies from around the world.”

IGT Hosts Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Armando Varricchio at IGT Las Vegas Campus

What: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, visited IGT’s Las Vegas campus on January 11 for a conversation about workforce development and the economic impact IGT brings to both these important regions.

When: Friday, January 11, 2019

Where: IGT Las Vegas

More: “IGT was proud to host Governor Sisolak and Ambassador Varricchio at our Las Vegas campus. IGT has a strong presence in both Nevada and Italy, with operating and manufacturing facilities and several thousand employees in those locations. We look forward to continuing our strong relationships with Nevada and Italy for many years to come.” – Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America.

IGT and William Hill Expand Sports Betting at Rhode Island Casinos

LONDON, U.K. – Dec. 21, 2018 – IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), and William Hill U.S., a subsidiary of William Hill PLC (LON: WMH), announced today the expansion of sports betting to Twin River Casino Hotel’s all-new Sportsbook Bar & Grill. The new venue features more than 100 HD televisions showing live sporting events and dynamic betting lines. Fans can wager on an expansive selection of pre-game and InPlay bets for professional and college sports.

The expansion to the new venue represents a continuation of the successful partnership between IGT and William Hill to provide sports betting to the Rhode Island Lottery. IGT provides PlayShot™, an end-to-end sports betting platform with touchpoints through which bets are placed and settled. William Hill provides odds making services and risk management. IGT and William Hill also provide sports betting at Tiverton Casino Hotel, which began accepting bets on December 3. Twin River Casino Hotel started accepting bets from a temporary space on November 26 prior to the opening of the Sportsbook Bar & Grill.

“The seamless experiences our technology provides to players and operators alike is a tremendous source of pride, and I believe it’s a critical factor in why multiple operators have partnered with us to launch sportsbooks this year,” said Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President of IGT PlayDigital. “In 2018 alone, PlayShot has processed more than $1 billion through multiple locations in five U.S. states. We look forward to further promoting the advantages of this innovative digital platform as sports betting continues its expansion across the country.”

“We are excited to partner with the Rhode Island Lottery and IGT to bring a world-class sports betting product to Twin River Casino,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. “The lines have been out the door in the temporary facility, so we are glad the permanent sports book is now ready. William Hill is proud to be the only sports book to operate or provide services in all seven states that have authorized sports betting, with Rhode Island joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.”

In August, the Rhode Island Lottery selected IGT and William Hill to be the sports betting service provider at the state’s licensed video lottery and table gaming establishments.

In September, IGT and William Hill announced a multi-year agreement to offer U.S. lotteries a full-service sports betting solution aimed at maximizing revenue while ensuring reliable, attractive, and innovative service for players.

Outside of Rhode Island, PlayShot powers sports wagers in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

IGT Helps Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Expand into New Retail Channels Through Three-Year Contract Extension

LONDON, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), will extend its contract with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. The Lottery's Board of Directors authorized the Lottery to exercise three out of seven extension years of its original contract. Pursuant to the extension, IGT will provide GameTouch™ 20 terminals and additional Keno-To-Go products. The extension will run through June 30, 2025.

The GameTouch 20 is IGT's newest self-service lottery vending machine, built specifically to meet big box retailer requirements. In addition to the GameTouch 20s, IGT will provide additional self-service lottery machines and Keno monitors and video controller units, giving lottery players greater game awareness of the Lottery's Keno-to-Go product in social environments throughout Tennessee.

"By installing the GameTouch 20 terminals into some of our biggest retailers in the state, IGT is helping us expand our sales footprint and attract new players with its latest innovations," saidRebecca Hargrove, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation President and CEO. "We are excited to implement IGT's latest self-service vending machines and for the benefits it brings to our retailers and players. We look forward to continuing our valued partnership for years to come."

"We are committed to the Tennessee Lottery's long-term growth strategy, and as part of this contract extension, we will provide further convenience for retailers and players through the new GameTouch 20 vending machines and expanded Keno products," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "IGT has delivered cutting-edge lottery products and solutions to the Tennessee Lottery since the Lottery's inception in 2004, and has helped the Lottery return more than $4.7 billion to educational programs in the state. We are very pleased to be able to continue to work together to achieve its goals."

IGT also provides the Tennessee Lottery with lottery central systems, data center operations, network and field services, retail sales and support, call center, and marketing services.

IGT Announces Retirement of Donald R. Sweitzer, Chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation

LONDON, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (IGT) announced that Donald R. Sweitzer will be retiring on Dec. 31 after 20 years of leadership in IGT's government affairs and business development. As Chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, Don has been an accomplished ambassador to IGT's current and prospective global customers and government officials, and instrumental in its development, growth, and industry leadership.

"Don's expertise building and nurturing relationships with state and commercial partners around the world, along with his insights into complex geopolitical situations, have been important to IGT's continued expansion and leading market position," said IGT CEO Marco Sala. "I will always be grateful for his integrity, insight, and leadership. His achievements with IGT will continue to resonate far into the future."

"I am grateful to Marco Sala and the entire IGT family, our customers, and business partners for the extraordinary opportunities and meaningful relationships we have built together throughout the last 20 years," said Don. "I can honestly say I have enjoyed coming to work every single day during my time here, and I love the people in this company. It's now a good time in the business to retire on a positive note, with a spectacular future ahead for IGT."

Prior to his role as Chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, Don was Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Public Affairs. In this role, he identified and developed new business opportunities and supported the expansion of the Company's products and services in existing jurisdictions. He also continuously enhanced the Company's communications and services to its worldwide government and commercial clients.

Before joining the Company in 1998, Don served in prominent senior roles in federal and state politics. He was political director of the Democratic National Committee during the first term of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was also a trusted advisor to elected representatives, including Senators Edward M. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts and Howard M. Metzenbaum, D-Ohio. Don first became involved with politics when he was elected to public office, formerly serving as deputy town supervisor and councilman in East Greenbush, New York.

In addition, he has held roles on the boards of non-governmental organizations including current Co-Chair and past Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems and current board member of the Providence Performing Arts Center. Don is also a member of the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.

IGT PlayShot Retail Sports Betting Solution Completes Nevada Regulatory Approval

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 20, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its PlayShot™ integrated sports betting solution has successfully completed the final stage of Nevada regulatory approval – a mandatory field trial for the solution’s on-property sports betting module. With this milestone, the market-leading sports betting solution is fully approved for deployment throughout the State. Mobile sports betting on the PlayShot platform received regulatory approval in a field trial completed in 2017.

Throughout the field trial, the PlayShot solution powered over-the-counter betting services at 10 major Las Vegas Strip casinos and proved to be a stable, efficient and user-friendly business tool. The recent trial also included the testing of IGT’s proprietary MarkSense Technology, a solution that enables operators to design and print parlay sheets and promotions on demand.

“Gaining full regulatory approval in Nevada for IGT’s integrated PlayShot sports betting solution enables our customers throughout the State to benefit from its seamless integration of retail and mobile betting technologies in a single solution,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “Our customers throughout the U.S. recognize the power of the PlayShot technology, and view the hub-and-spoke design of the scalable platform as an important advantage for pursuing sports betting business opportunities in multiple states.”

IGT’s PlayShot sports betting technology is now powering sports wagers in four U.S. states including Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

IGT's Responsible Gaming Leadership is Reaffirmed by Independent Assessors

World Lottery Association Recertifies IGT for its Lottery and Digital Operations
Company Successfully Passes G4 Gaming Operations Intermediate Audit

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has been recertified by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Certification Framework. In addition, IGT successfully achieved an intermediate assessment by the Global Gaming Guidance Group (G4) for its Responsible Gaming accreditation. IGT was the first gaming supplier in the industry to receive both the WLA and G4 certifications, in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

WLA and G4 aim to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers. Both certifications reinforce IGT's commitment to be a responsible vendor and demonstrate the effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology it provides to gaming operators worldwide.

"IGT provides innovative technology, solutions, and services, and it's our responsibility to create solutions that help our customers protect their players," said Robert K. Vincent, IGT Executive Vice President, Administrative Services and External Relations"IGT prides itself as an industry pioneer, and these re-assessments help demonstrate our leadership."

Following IGT's latest assessment, WLA Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Mélissa Azam said, "Responsible gaming is clearly embedded into IGT's goals, governance, and management process, and is a key component of its corporate culture. The WLA fully supports the recertification and congratulates IGT on its contribution to responsible gaming."

A WLA-approved assessor, EY, conducted an informed, complete, and impartial assessment of IGT's lottery and digital operations to determine its WLA recertification. EY provided an independent auditor's report on the alignment with the eight sections of the WLA standards, including research, employee programs, product and service development, remote gaming environment, advertising and marketing communications, client awareness, stakeholder engagement, and reporting.

To maintain G4 certification, IGT was independently assessed to confirm that the company goes above the industry standards of providing player protection tools and responsible gaming information on gaming machines. G4 also requires vendors to make a commitment to research, dedicated policies, and employee training.

"G4 is proud to announce that after last year's initial G4 accreditation, IGT has also passed the intermediate audit of 2018, which can only be achieved by showing a strong commitment to continuous improvement," said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. "It is a true testimony to the dedication of IGT and its employees at every level to working collaboratively on corporate sustainability and responsible gaming."

IGT continues to reinforce its commitment to responsible gaming in its lottery, digital, and gaming operations by adhering to eight globally adopted Responsible Gaming Guidelines; working collaboratively with its Responsible Gaming Working Group; launching tailored employee e-learning courses on responsible gaming and problem gambling; and continually updating and following its global advertising and marketing communications Code of Principles.

IGT PlayShot Sports Betting Platform Powers DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 19, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlayShot™ sports betting platform powers DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook -- the newest sports betting destination on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Through IGT’s PlayShot technology, patrons of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort can now place pre-match and in-play sports wagers over the counter. Pending regulatory approval, the casino will deploy additional IGT sports betting peripherals such as kiosks and mobile technology as the regional sports betting market evolves.

“Scarlet Pearl Casino prioritizes offering our guests ‘A New Way’ to enjoy gaming entertainment,” said LuAnn Pappas, Scarlet Pearl Casino General Manager and CEO. “By leveraging IGT’s PlayShot sports betting technology and the expertise of the DraftKings team, we were able to quickly make our vision for a state-of-the-art sportsbook for the Mississippi Gulf Coast a reality and to offer our guests a reliable betting experience with a familiar brand.”

“We wish to congratulate Scarlet Pearl Casino for opening an exceptional sports betting venue featuring IGT PlayShot sports betting technology,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “The IGT platform and the expertise and appeal of the DraftKings brand combine to deliver a truly world-class sports betting solution that elevates the entertainment experience for sports fans in Mississippi.”

International Game Technology PLC Appoints Lorenzo Pellicioli as Chairperson, James McCann as Vice Chairperson and Lead Independent Director

LONDON, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Board of Directors of IGT (the "Board") has appointed Lorenzo Pellicioli, formerly the Vice Chairperson, as Chairperson of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Pellicioli had been acting Chairperson since the departure of Phil Satre in August.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Pellicioli said, "I am honored to serve as Chairperson for IGT and I look forward to working with the Directors and senior management to guide continued success in the future."

The Board also appointed James McCann as Vice Chairperson and Lead Independent Director. Mr. McCann has served on the Board since 2015 and currently serves as the chair of the Board's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

IGT Enters Electronic Bingo Market in Canada

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is first operator in Canada to feature IGT's new electronic bingo content

LONDON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company recently launched first-of-its-kind electronic bingo content for the Canadian market. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") is the first Lottery in Canada to feature a range of IGT's electronic bingo games through a pilot at twelve of OLG's charitable gaming centers.

IGT's engaging electronic bingo games such as Bengal Eyes®, Golden Rooster® and Pharaoh's Legacy® are among the many exciting titles that players can enjoy at twelve OLG-governed charitable gaming destinations.

"Launching electronic bingo content in Canada represents a meaningful growth opportunity for IGT and our customers," said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President Canada. "IGT's bingo portfolio for Canada complements our existing solutions portfolio for the region, and is anchored in dynamic titles that were localized to meet the needs of our customers and their players. Following a successful launch with OLG, we look forward to extending our electronic bingo installed base to additional provinces throughout Canada."

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on youtube.com/igt

IGT Showcases the Future of Connected Play at the World Lottery Summit 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

LONDON, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) will showcase what's next in creating a seamless and connected experience for lottery players in its booth themed "Future of Connected Play" at the World Lottery Summit 2018 (WLS), Nov. 18-22, at the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires.

"Visitors to the IGT booth are invited to explore a series of environments and learn how lottery players can connect across gaming verticals and channels. You will see ideas and solutions to evolve the play experience in each location," said Declan Harkin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lottery, International. "Our immersive experience reflects IGT's Customer First approach and investment in future-focused research, platforms and content to help lotteries offer seamless play and open a dialogue with new player demographics."

IGT will present a vision of convenient, fun, and secure lottery play in four settings:

  • At Home - The shoppable home makes lottery play quick and convenient through the player's preferred interface, with conversational commerce solutions leveraging voice-recognition devices and platforms, solutions to buy online and receive home delivery or digital tickets, and fast & convenient player-registration.
  • In Social Environments - Experience how easy it can be for consumers to select games, change devices, and enjoy an extended play experience via VLT and mobile.
  • On the Go - Wherever they are and whatever they're doing, players can connect with their favorite games. Solutions incorporate chatbot technology and multi-game-play experiences that continue seamlessly from land-based to mobile.
  • In-Store - The future of connected play includes a new IGT retail solution that is cashless and paperless, completely digitizing the player experience at retail, and a personalized shopper experience using digital signage based on data-driven insights.

In addition, the WLS 2018 program will feature the following IGT executives:

  • Paul Riley, Vice President, Innovation and Lottery Transformation, will speak on the topics of Innovation and Connected Play during the Platinum Contributor Presentation on Monday, November 19, from 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Ballroom Pacifico B of the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires.
  • Wendy Montgomery, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Marketing, will participate in the Platinum Contributor Session on Tuesday, November 20, from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Ballroom Pacifico B of the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires.

Find IGT at Booth P3 for a closer look at ideas, products, and services to transform play and fuel lottery growth.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to facebook.com/IGTLottery.

IGT Extends Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Services to the Texas Lottery Commission

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a six-year contract extension with the Texas Lottery Commission ("Texas Lottery") to continue printing instant tickets. The extension will run through August 31, 2024.

IGT and the Texas Lottery have worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the Lottery's portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Texas was the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to launch IGT's Super Ticket™, offering players the chance to play multiple games on a single, oversized instant ticket. In collaboration with the Texas Lottery, IGT also developed the successful Loteria line at the $3, $5, and $10 price points, with a $20 "Million Dollar Loteria" ticket scheduled to launch in November.

"IGT and the Texas Lottery Commission have established a valuable partnership since the Lottery's inception in 1992, and IGT looks forward to furthering our longstanding relationship through this contract extension," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery"Together with the Lottery, we will continue to deliver innovative games to Texas Lottery players to help increase sales, attract new players, and maximize contributions for education and Veterans."

In addition to instant tickets, IGT provides the Texas Lottery with lottery central systems, data center operations, field sales organization, retail sales and support, warehouse and distribution, call center, and marketing services.

IGT Increases Momentum in Macau with Market-Ready Content and Cabinets at the Macau Gaming Show 2018

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 29, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it will present an expanded range of approved, market-ready gaming solutions at the Macau Gaming Show (“MGS”), Nov. 13-15 at The Venetian Macao. IGT will showcase compelling linked progressives and standalone slot games within its stand AJ32, while demonstrating the Company’s strong commitment to localized content for Macau casinos and players.

“At the Macau Gaming Show, IGT will continue to build upon the momentum that we generated at G2E Asia when we introduced a full suite of market-approved, ready-to-deploy content and cabinets,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “With the abundance of market opportunity for IGT in Macau and neighboring markets, we are delivering even more localized products and services that will enable our customers to diversify their floors with IGT content.”

Portfolio highlights within IGT stand will include:

The Fortune Gong™ game family: IGT will demonstrate its internationally celebrated and soon-to-be-approved for Macau Fortune Gong games on the CrystalCurve™ and CrystalDual® 27 cabinets. The Company will spotlight base games Dragon Dynasty® and Phoenix Rising™ -- both games award the prizes that are showcased above each reel when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on a corresponding reel.

The Fury game family: The sizzling, approved-for-Macau titles from IGT’s The Fury family will be one of many focal points within IGT’s stand. These market-ready games build on the success of the Wild Fury Jackpots®, The Golden Fury™ and Fortune Fury™ games and are housed on IGT’s CrystalCurve cabinet. The link’s top-level linked progressive and five-level bonus prizes increase in value as players bet up. Both titles include an engaging scatter pay mechanic that initiates the games’ free games bonuses, and a compelling presentation that comes to life on the CrystalCurve cabinet’s 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display.


The Prize Disk® game family: Also deployed in Macau casinos, the Prize Disk Elephant King®, Tiger Fortune™ and Wolf Ridge® games include an anticipation-heightening scrolling prize disk above the reels that awards free games, bonuses and jackpots.

The Hyper Hits™ game family: Live on casino floors in Macau, IGT’s Hyper Hits progressive with base games such as The Golden Bow™ and Lotus Princess™ themes housed on the CrystalDual® cabinet. The Hyper Hits game family is a linked progressive with a regionally attuned math model and an engaging ball mechanic that awards the title’s jackpots and bonus prizes.

Exciting standalone games: A reimagined version of the famous Cash Cove® game, Cash Cove® Monster Catch®, along with exciting games Ocean Magic Grand®, Golden Egypt™ Grand and Fortune Rooster™ will be displayed on the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT will also showcase standalone games such as Big 5 Safari® and Dancing Phoenix Soaring Dragon™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

IGT Signs Digital Platform and Content Agreement with Penn National Gaming for Online Gaming in Pennsylvania

LONDON, U.K. – October 25, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company signed a five-year agreement with Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming’s (NASDAQ: PENN) Penn Interactive Ventures (“PIV”) for its PlayDigital division to provide a full suite of digital gaming products, including the platform, and services for the newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market.

IGT’s digital gaming platform, PlayCommand™, will enable online gaming for Penn National’s Pennsylvania-based customers via its online gaming portal - HollywoodCasino.com. Penn National will also leverage IGT’s PlayCasino to provide its players with an expansive library of player-favorite slot games such as

Wheel of Fortune®, Elephant King®, Ocean Magic® and Cleopatra® slots. Additionally, Penn National agreed to deploy IGT’s PlayBingo and PlayPoker online solutions.

“We’re excited to leverage IGT’s platform and content for our online gaming launch in Pennsylvania,” said Chris Sheffield, Managing Director of PIV and Sr. Vice President of Penn National Gaming. “The flexibility and reliability of the PlayCommand platform, coupled with the proven game library within IGT’s PlayCasino, give us confidence that HollywoodCasino.com will deliver the same caliber of world-class gaming entertainment that our players have come to love in our land-based casinos.”

 

“IGT PlayDigital’s vast portfolio of proven digital solutions enables us to quickly address our customers’ needs across online gaming, sports betting and on-premise mobile gaming,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “The newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market presents an exciting opportunity for IGT to extend the success of our PlayCommand platform and PlayCasino to Penn National as it expands the scope of its entertainment offering.”

 

IGT’s PlayDigital solutions for Penn National in Pennsylvania are targeted for deployment in the first quarter of 2019.

IGT’s Knute Knudson Honored with National Indian Gaming Association’s Associate Member Lifetime Achievement Award

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 23, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Knute Knudson, IGT Vice President Business Development and Tribal Relations, was the recent recipient of the National Indian Gaming Association’s (“NIGA”) Associate Member Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding leaders and advocates of the tribal gaming government industry, and was presented to Knudson in Las Vegas, Nev. in conjunction with the 2018 Global Gaming Expo.

Knudson’s storied career in tribal gaming extends more than 25 years, and has fortified his reputation as a pivotal pioneer of the tribal gaming industry. His efforts at IGT and Sodak Gaming have positively influenced hundreds of tribes’ success as they established and expanded their tribal gaming operations across the U.S.

“Knute’s deep relationships with and contributions to Indian Country continue to positively influence many of IGT’s tribal gaming customers,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “His profound passion for our tribal customers’ success, coupled with his immense knowledge of the tribal gaming industry make him a valued and trusted resource to IGT and beyond. We are pleased to see NIGA bestow this wonderful honor upon Knute.”

“Knute Knudson is a personal friend of mine and a longtime friend of the Indian Gaming industry,” said Ernie Stevens, Jr., National Indian Gaming Association Chairman. “Knute is somebody that knows the industry, does his homework, has a giant heart, and will advise us without hesitation in a good way. Knute knows the issues in Indian country, and he’s always there to help. That’s what our associate members do, and that’s why they have such a significant impact on the National Indian Gaming Association.”

“I am extremely honored to be awarded NIGA’s Associate Lifetime of Achievement Award,” said Knudson. “I’ve had the incredible opportunity at IGT to work side-by-side with tribal gaming government leaders, many of whom are now personal friends, as they break boundaries and create new opportunities for their tribes through IGT innovations and services.”

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Colossal Jackpots in September

LONDON, U.K.  – Oct. 22, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two massive jackpots in September totaling more than $3.8 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on the player-favorite
Wheel of Fortune themed slots:

·         On September 1, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,481,941 at a major resort and casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

·         On September 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,412,123 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

Since IGT launched Wheel of Fortune in 1995, the theme has created more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered more than $3 billion in jackpots.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT Senior Manager, Global Communications, Michelle Schenk, Honored by Global Gaming Women

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 9, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT)announced that Michelle Schenk, IGT’s Senior Manager of Global Communications, Gaming, has received a Great Women of Gaming Award in the Rising Star category from Global Gaming Women. The award was presented to Schenk on Monday morning in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

Michelle is strategic and intelligent in her approach to provide media results that expand the scope of coverage for IGT,” said Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America. “She is a
proven performer who continuously maximizes on opportunities to drive the business forward through global gaming communications.”

Receiving the ‘Great Women in Gaming’ distinction is a tremendous honor, especially among the many inspiring and talented women within the gaming industry,said Schenk.
Working in communications for IGT provides me with an opportunity to help drive IGT’s success, and a meaningful platform to cultivate the next generation of women in gaming.”

Schenk has more than 14 years of experience in public relations and strategic communications. In her current role, she drives awareness for IGT products by managing global gaming communications including partnership agreements, game and systems installations, and new game launches. She also fosters thought leadership by creating, identifying, and facilitating executive speaking opportunities to contribute to the overall
success of IGT.

The Great Women of Gaming Awards bring global recognition to meaningful contributions by exceptional women in the gaming industry by annually recognizing a highly vetted
select group of women for their outstanding contributions.

Schenk earned two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications studies from New Mexico State University, and a master’s degree in communications studies from
University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Entertainer Drew Carey Hosts Plinko Games at G2E to Celebrate World Debut of IGT’s The Price is Right Slots

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. to test his Plinko skills

WHAT: Entertainment icon and The Price is Right host, Drew Carey will celebrate the world debut of IGT’s The Price is Right slots at the Global Gaming Expo. Carey will host spirited games of Plinko with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. on a replica of the player-favorite game from the famed daytime TV show – The Price is Right.

WHEN: Wednesday – October 10, 2018

1:10 – 1:30 p.m. --- Photo Opportunity/Media Stunt

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. --- Drew Carey plays Plinko with IGT customers for real prizes

WHERE: IGT Booth #3659 – Global Gaming Expo

Sands Expo -- 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

WHY: At G2E, IGT will debut three, The Price is Right-themed casino games including:

  • The Price is Right Showcase Showdown Slots on the MEGATOWER™ Universal cabinet. The towering, three-reel, five-line game stands 11-feet tall and places lucky players in the middle of their own “Showcase Showdown” bonus events, where they can spin the Big Wheel for grand prizes.
  • The Price is Right Video Slots on the CrystalCurve™ ULTRA cabinet. The vibrant three-level progressive features vignettes with game show host Drew Carey and comes to life on the cabinet’s 32-inch, curved lower display and its 50-inch, curved upper display. The highly interactive game features many of the TV game show’s most popular games such as Punch A Bunch, Cliff Hangers, and Rat Race.
  • The Price is Right Plinko Slots on the CrystalDual™+ Stepper cabinet. This three-reel, five-line game gives players the chance to play the widely loved The Price is Right Plinko game for a chance to win big prizes on a classic, mechanical reel slot.

Media Contact:

Michelle Schenk, IGT – 702.669.8177 // michelle.schenk@igt.com

Media RSVP is requested, but not required

IGT Unveils The Price is Right Slots and Adam Levine Slots at G2E

LONDON, U.K. – Oct. 8, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will reveal slot games inspired by America’s highest-rated daytime game show, The Price is Right®, and by celebrated entertainment icon, Adam Levine, today at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. These top-tier games will be among the hundreds of IGT innovations on display in the Company’s G2E booth under the theme “Your Best Bet.”

“G2E is an opportunity for our customers to experience IGT’s The Price is Right and Adam Levine games for the first time and to visualize the fun and excitement that both brands can introduce to their casino floors,” said Dallas Orchard, IGT Chief Product Officer, Gaming. “Adding The Price is Right and Adam Levine slot games to IGT’s premium portfolio further strengthens our content roadmap for several of our premium cabinets, and continues IGT’s momentum in partnering with world-class licensed properties to create broadly appealing, unique casino experiences.”

Within IGT’s booth 3659, IGT will premiere three The Price is Right slot games -- each one introducing something new to IGT’s premium portfolio and capturing unique aspects of the timeless game show. The three new The Price is Right slots games include:

  • The Price is Right Showcase Showdown Slots on the MegaTower™ Universal cabinet. The towering, three-reel, five-line game stands 11-feet tall and places lucky players in the middle of their own “Showcase Showdown” bonus events, where they can spin the Big Wheel for grand prizes.
  • The Price is Right Video Slots on the CrystalCurve™ ULTRA cabinet. The vibrant three-level progressive features vignettes with game show host Drew Carey and comes to life on the cabinet’s 32-inch, curved lower display and its 50-inch, curved upper display. The highly interactive game features many of the TV game show’s most popular games such as Punch A Bunch, Cliff Hangers, and Rat Race.
  • The Price is Right Plinko Slots on the CrystalDual™+ Stepper cabinet. This three-reel, five-line game gives players the chance to play the widely loved The Price is Right Plinko game for a chance to win big prizes on a classic, mechanical reel slot.

Music fans will delight in the sights and sounds of IGT’s Adam Levine Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. The game leverages a vast collection of popular Adam Levine concert imagery and entertains players with its six jackpot levels. The game includes a jukebox feature that enables players to select their favorite chart-topping songs as they enjoy the game and play for its in-game collector guitar giveaway.

For more information visit IGT.com.

IGT at G2E 2018: "Your Best Bet"

- Company highlights position as leading U.S. B2B Sports Betting solutions provider
- Expands Wheel of Fortune® portfolio to include new TRUE 4D™ and MegaTower™ games; demonstrates depth and breadth of multi-level progressive portfolio on CrystalCurve™ cabinet
- Bolsters core portfolio with new Proven Performer titles, high-denomination mechanical reel games; debuts IncrediBell!™ video tournament solution
- Continues video poker and keno leadership with new content on multiple cabinets
- Presents M5 next-generation media management system, and range of mobile systems solutions for land-based casinos

LONDON, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announces the products and solutions that the Company will showcase under the theme "Your Best Bet" at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Oct. 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nev. With the trade show's largest booth, IGT will display hundreds of innovations for land-based and digital gaming, and demonstrate how its solutions can help IGT customers capture the market opportunities of today and the future, including those within the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market.

IGT at G2E 2018:

"The abundance of opportunity for our customers in the nascent U.S. sports betting and digital gaming markets provides IGT with an exciting opportunity at G2E to demonstrate how we can leverage our leading PlayShot B2B sports betting platform and the full capabilities of our PlayDigital organization to benefit casino and lottery operators," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. "As our G2E theme 'Your Best Bet' reinforces, IGT will showcase a range of games, cabinets and systems that our customers can place on their floors with confidence, knowing that we prioritize performance and extensive roadmap development across our entire product and solutions portfolio." 

IGT gaming innovations within IGT's booth 3659 will include:

IGT PlayDigital™ organization and the market-proven PlayShot™ sports betting solution: IGT will highlight the versatility of its PlayDigital organization and "go digital" portfolio that enables anywhere, anytime gaming. Center stage will be IGT's PlayShot sports betting solution, the leading U.S. B2B sports betting platform. Already deployed in multiple states and the sports betting platform of choice of some of the world's largest casino operators, IGT PlayShot sports betting technology is a fully capable "plug and play" technology that offers land-based retail, on-premise and state-wide digital delivery options. Leveraging its experience as a global sports betting provider, IGT will introduce its PlayShot QuickBet sports betting kiosk, a user-friendly and modern, walk-up sports betting option. The Company will also debut the CrystalBetting™ Terminal – a slot machine-inspired hardware that applies IGT's pedigree in land-based casinos to give players an immersive and comfortable way of enjoying the full range of in-play and pre-match wagering, live video and more.

Premium games that excite on attention-grabbing hardware: G2E attendees will be chanting "C'Mon Big Money!" as they tour IGT's premium G2E portfolio and are greeted by the evolution of Wheel of Fortune Slots. IGT will feature two new Wheel of Fortune 4D games – Wheel of Fortune 4D Featuring Vanna White and Wheel of Fortune 4D More Money, along with new games Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot 7s™ for the top-performing MegaTower cabinet. New mega-sized game Megabucks® Double Diamond® Deluxe on the S3000® XL cabinet will advance IGT's momentum in the large-format space, while IGT's TRUE 4D title American Gods™ 4D will entertain players with its vibrant, multi-sensory gaming experience that captures the spirit of the namesake TV fantasy drama. The Company will demonstrate the depth and breadth of its multi-level progressive library for the CrystalCurve cabinet by showing new base games for its expansive library of multi-level progressive games on the CrystalCurve cabinet such as the Fort Knox®, Fortune GongGolden Goddess® and Jurassic Park™ Trilogy games.

Proven core content on compelling hardware: The Company's core portfolio will be anchored by a large library of core video games that excelled in the IGT test bank program and achieved Proven Performer status. On the CrystalCurve cabinet, IGT will showcase titles such as the Fortune Coin™ and Coin O Mania™ games, along with additional newly minted Proven Performer titles. Making its G2E debut, IGT's CrystalDual® 27 cabinet will feature a range of top-performing games such as Scarab™ and Solar Disc™, and new innovative games such as Wild Pirates® and Lucky Buddah™. IGT will demonstrate the versatility of the CrystalDual 27 cabinet by unveiling a new video TournXtreme® product, IncrediBell! and hosting spirited slot tournaments throughout the three-day event.

In the stepper space, IGT will feature titles on the S3000 cabinet such as the Red White and Blue®Drumroll game – one of many titles that incorporates classic features such as prominently displayed pay tables, iconic sounds, and retro-style jackpot meters. The Company is also increasing its focus on the high-denomination space, which will be evident with titles such as Pinball® Gold and Double Double Gold™ on the S3000 cabinet.

New video poker and keno content with market-leading brands and mechanics: As the market leader in video poker, IGT will continue to set the industry standard for excellence through new video poker and keno content. The Company will reveal a new version of the most popular video poker title of all time with Game King®. The content bundle incorporates roulette and new game concepts based on some of IGT's most successful slot titles such as the Da Vinci Diamonds® Keno game. IGT will also showcase the evolution of its Wheel Poker® game series with the Asian-themed Lucky 8's Wheel Poker™ game. The new Ultimate X Keno® and Super Times Pay® Kenogame titles build on IGT's winning poker brands to introduce a new keno experience.

Systems solutions that differentiate loyalty programs and enable agile operations: G2E attendees can experience the evolution of in-display media management through IGT's M5 systems solution. Built with HTML-5, the IGT Advantage® system add-on places a range of conveniences such as personalized promotions, beverage ordering and exciting bonuses at the players' fingertips within a slot game's service window. The M5 solution enables operators to create content once and deploy it across multiple channels with a consistent user experience. Mobile innovations such as Mobile Intelligent Offer (MIO) and Cardless Connect™ technology will demonstrate how mobile devices can enhance the player experience.

Other product highlights within IGT's booth will include:

  • IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) and content. G2E will be the world debut of IGT's automated Triple Zero Auto Roulette game, and also a platform for the Company to highlight its new RNG baccarat interface, along with its expanded options for baccarat and blackjack side bets. IGT will also showcase its new signage options for Dynasty ETG terminals.
  • Chill Gaming's dynamic game concept Bloomtopia™, and the chance-skill hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave® that reward players with monetary and non-monetary rewards.
  • New games for the CrystalDual® + Stepper cabinet such as the Alfred Hitchcock™ – Master of Suspense, and Temple of Treasure™ Triple Gold® games.
  • An expanded Class II portfolio that includes migrations of Class III video Proven Performer titles such as the Solar Disc and Mistress of Egypt™ games.
  • The CDS-compatible Triple Fortune Dragon® game on the CrystalCurve cabinet.
  • The Company's marquee Video Lottery Terminals Quasar® VLT and CrystalDual 27 VLT, as well as market-specific content including the Shield Maiden™ and The Wild Life® Extreme games.
  • Features of the Intelligen™ System including mobile device integration with Mobile Advanced Business Intelligence.

For more information visit IGT.com.

IGT Senior Vice President of Operations, North America Lottery, Matthew Whalen, Inducted Into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

LONDON, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that Matthew Whalen, IGT's Senior Vice President, Operations, North America Lottery, has been inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018. Whalen was honored at the induction ceremony, which took place during the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference and Trade Show on Sept. 26, in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Matt is committed to the highest standards of integrity and minimizing business disruption to our global customer base, each and every day," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "He has led more than 1,500 system integration projects for our global customers, with an annual delivery portfolio consisting of more than two million labor hours. His dedication to our business and customers speaks volumes about his leadership capabilities and commitment to driving the lottery industry forward."

"I'm honored to be included among those in the Hall of Fame, and to work in an industry with so many devoted and talented people," said Whalen. "I'm proud to have been a part of some truly significant technological achievements in this business, and I believe we are only scratching the surface of what we will ultimately be able to achieve."

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by the Public Gaming Research Institute in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. The recipients of this award are all a credit to the industry and join a select and distinguished group of world lottery professionals. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.

In his current operations role, Whalen delivers on IGT's Customer First philosophy, working directly with lottery customers to foster relationships and drive growth for their business. In his previous role as CTO of Lottery, Whalen was responsible for more than 100 lottery customers, managing a portfolio of worldwide systems integration projects. He oversaw more than 1,400 technologists from six continents ensuring the complete delivery of customer solutions. In 2010, when lotteries in the U.S. began to cross-sell Powerball and Mega Millions, Whalen marshalled the resources to ensure that 27 jurisdictions had the technological capabilities in a 10-week timeframe. He was instrumental in the conceptualization, design, execution, and delivery of IGT's new core lottery system, Aurora. Internationally, Whalen and his team have collaborated to integrate some of the most complex B2B and B2C lottery platforms customized to meet specific customer requirements.

In less than a decade, Whalen rose to the positions of Vice President, Systems Integration; Vice President, Research & Development; and Vice President of International Technology Solutions. In 2008, he was named Senior Vice President of Global Technology Solutions, and in 2012, Chief Technology Officer of Lottery.

Whalen earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and an associate degree in computer science from Morrisville State College.

 

IGT And William Hill U.S. Form Strategic Partnership For U.S. Lotteries

Best-In-Class Technology and Operational Expertise Combined to Deliver Full Service Solutions Nationwide

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) and William Hill U.S., a subsidiary of William Hill PLC (LON:WMH), today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to offer U.S. lotteries a full service solution for sports betting. Together, the companies are able to offer U.S. lotteries a fully-managed solution to meet all their current and future needs in sports betting, both maximizing revenues to each state and ensuring a reliable, attractive, and innovative service for players.

This new partnership seeks to build upon the already successful pairing between the companies which resulted in IGT being awarded the contract to run sports betting for the Rhode Island Lottery together with William Hill. Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will jointly consider all future sports betting opportunities and bid requests from U.S. lotteries on a mutually exclusive basis. Commercial terms between the partners were not disclosed.

The combined offer to U.S. lotteries under the new agreement will comprise IGT's PlayShot™ end-to-end sports betting platform for land-based, retail, online, and mobile with William Hill's operational, trading, player management, and strategic expertise in U.S. sports books. IGT's PlayShot sports betting platform is already live in four U.S. states as a dedicated B2B solution for sportsbook operators. William Hill operates sports books under its own or partner brands or provides risk management services in all five states where sports betting is active today.

"We are delighted to be partnering with William Hill, whose proven leadership and capability in U.S. sports betting operations will ensure that we are able to fully support our lottery customers as states start to regulate these products. Through this unique partnership, our customers will be able to enter this new activity with total confidence and trust in the service being offered," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "IGT is uniquely positioned as a leader in both lottery and sports betting technologies to deliver innovative solutions that will expand the possibilities for players and for lotteries themselves in this exciting new market. By forming this partnership with William Hill, we are able to bring to our lottery customers in every state a world-class combination of technology and operational expertise."

"We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with IGT to address the U.S. lottery market together," said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S. "William Hill's track record as an operator globally, and our clear leadership as a sports book operator in the U.S., in particular, mean that U.S. lotteries can be confident that in choosing IGT and us together, they will be benefiting from a reliable, trustworthy, and responsibly-managed solution – maximizing revenues to each state with a quality product and service."

IGT: Transforming Play with North America's Lotteries at NASPL 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) will showcase breakthrough solutions to enhance the player experience and help lotteries take advantage of growth opportunities for their business in its booth themed "Transforming Play" at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference, Sept. 25-28, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

"In this game-changing year for the industry, lotteries have the potential to offer more options for play than ever before," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "At NASPL 2018, attendees can see and experience the results of IGT's investment in forward-looking platforms, content, and services to help lotteries in any jurisdiction offer a more seamless play experience and open a dialogue with new player demographics."

In response to consumers' growing expectations for the fun and convenience of digital play, IGT will present:

  • IGT PlayDigital interactive platform and solutions to support lotteries in entering or expanding into the digital world ? featuring the PlaySpot™ mobile solution to provide fun, convenient, and secure digital play within any licensed retail location, and a rich game and product portfolio to drive success in a digitally connected world.
  • PlayShot™ end-to-end sports betting solution, a complete turnkey solution built with player insights and more than 350,000 hours of development to tailor this enterprise-class solution to the U.S. market. From mobile and online to self-service betting and traditional sportsbooks, PlayShot gives customers the power to capture the potential of this emerging market.

In addition to new digital play solutions, IGT will feature:

  • The launch of Big Money Spin, the exclusive new linked program for Wheel of Fortune® ? a player favorite that continues to attract new audiences. Offering players a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Big Money Spin is a fully supported turnkey program, including a suite of customizable marketing components and IGT's on-site, white-glove hosting of Grand Prize packages to Los Angeles, where players will experience the excitement of being on the set of the iconic television show and have the chance to take home a guaranteed $1 million prize at multiple Big Money Spin events.
  • Cash Pop™, the new draw game from FutureGame, IGT's proprietary game development process. Cash Pop offers fun and excitement, with multiple ways to play in one draw game. Players can choose one digit to keep it simple, or play combinations for more ways to win. Visit the IGT booth to see why 8 out of 10 players surveyed liked the game, and 92% said Cash Pop is easy to play.
  • GameTouch™ 20 and GameTouch™ Draw vending machines to expand self-service and help lotteries position for further expansion. GameTouch 20 is optimized for corporate chain retailers. GameTouch Draw features a design and footprint that suits social spaces such as bars and restaurants, enabling the sale of draw games and keno in nontraditional retail locations.
  • BizApps ? A synchronized and flexible suite of complementary tools that leverage consistent analytics across all of a lottery's stakeholders, delivering rich, actionable insights that drive sales. Developed using IGT's depth of experience managing lotteries, retailer networks, and lottery sales forces in jurisdictions around the world, the tools in the BizApps suite give lotteries the power to better manage the activities that accelerate growth.
  • Experienced teams to support lotteries in optimizing their game portfolio, gaining new player insights, improving sales operations, maximizing revenue through retail relationships, and more. IGT's teams are trusted partners for the full range of lottery customer needs.

"Our goal is to support customers in taking an integrated, flexible approach that maximizes every area of opportunity to grow responsibly," said Gendron. "We welcome all attendees to explore the latest IGT solutions to drive sales and manage their business for ongoing growth in keeping with the rapid changes taking place in the industry."

The NASPL 2018 program will feature a number of IGT executives:

  • Matthew Whalen, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Lottery, joins a distinguished group of world lottery industry leaders as one of five new inductees into the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at the Hilton Hotel, Hope Ballroom E. "I'm honored and grateful to be included among those in the Hall of Fame, and to work in a dynamic industry with so many devoted and talented people," said Whalen. "I love the challenge of finding elegant solutions to complex problems. I'm proud to have been a part of some truly significant achievements in this business, and I believe we are only scratching the surface of what we will ultimately be able to achieve."
  • Jay Gendron, Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, will participate in the Associate Member Panel Discussion in the General Session on Wednesday, September 26, from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Atrium Ballroom A/B of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
  • Charles Cohen, Vice President, IGT PlayDigital Sports Betting, and Paul Riley, Vice President, Innovation and Lottery Transformation, will present on the topics of sports betting and innovation during the General Session on Thursday, September 27, from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. in Atrium Ballroom A/B of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Find IGT at Booth #100 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland for a closer look at products and services to transform play and fuel lottery growth.

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to facebook.com/IGTLottery.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Offering Of $500 Million Senior Secured Notes Due 2027 And Conditional Notice Of Redemption For Its $600 Million 5.625% Senior Secured Notes Due 2020

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2027 (the "Notes") subject to customary market and closing conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

IGT intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering, together with proceeds of a utilization under its senior syndicated revolving credit facilities, to redeem (the "Redemption") its US$600,000,000 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (Regulation S ISIN: USG4863AAA63 / Rule 144A ISIN: US460599AA19 / Regulation S CUSIP: G4863A AA6 / Rule 144A CUSIP: 460599 AA1) (the "5.625% Notes due 2020") on September 27, 2018, at a redemption price equal to $1,028.43 per $1,000.00 of principal amount of the 5.625% Notes due 2020. The Redemption is conditioned on IGT's receipt of at least $500,000,000 in gross proceeds from the Offering. A conditional notice of the Redemption was sent to all registered holders of the 5.625% Notes due 2020 on September 17, 2018. This news release does not constitute the conditional notice of the Redemption.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from such registration.

The Notes are being offered and sold only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor shall there be any sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the content of IGT's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on IGT's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this news release.

The distribution of this news release into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

In any European Economic Area Member State, this news release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of Directive 2010/73/EU, together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State.

The communication of this news release and any other documents or materials relating thereto is not being made, and such documents or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents or materials is exempt from the restriction on financial promotions under Section 21 of the FSMA on the basis that it is only directed at and may be communicated to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, being investment professionals as defined in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order; or (iii) any other persons to whom these documents or materials may lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order. Any investment or investment activity to which this news release relates is available only to such persons or will be engaged only with such persons and other persons should not rely on it.

IGT Launches First Cross-Platform Online Wide Area Progressive in the U.S.

Multiple online casinos in New Jersey now offer IGT’s MegaJackpots WAP games

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 13, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company successfully launched the first cross-platform online Wide Area Progressive (“WAP”) product in the United States, IGT MegaJackpots®. Players in New Jersey can now vie for progressive jackpots playing IGT’s MegaJackpots games on the following gaming websites:

· CaesarsCasino.com

· HardRockCasino.com

· MoheganSunCasino.com

· ResortsCasino.com

IGT PlayDigital™ introduced the MegaJackpots Slots family in New Jersey with two games, MegaJackpots Cleopatra® and MegaJackpots Siberian Storm® and has more games in the content roadmap to follow. The jackpot pool starts at a base amount of $500,000 that is seeded by IGT, and increases in value as players wager on the games.

“Launching the first cross-platform online WAP games in the U.S. reinforces IGT’s commitment and leadership in delivering ‘industry-first’ innovation that elevates the player experience across multiple channels,”  said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “IGT’s MegaJackpots games continue to entertain players in the U.K. and other mature digital gaming markets around the world, and we believe our customers in New Jersey will benefit from incorporating life-changing jackpots on proven themes such as Cleopatra and Siberian Storm into their digital content offerings.”

For more information, visit IGT.com or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews  or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.

IGT Pioneers Tribal Gaming Sports Betting with Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

IGT extends sports betting leadership to tribal gaming through three-casino sports betting deal with Mississippi tribe

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company extended its sports betting leadership to tribal gaming with a signed agreement with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Under the agreement, IGT will provide its PlayDigital™ sports betting solution, PlayShot, at Pearl River Resorts' Golden Moon Hotel & Casino and Silver Star Hotel & Casino in Choctaw, MS., and at Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville, MS. By leveraging IGT sports betting technology, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino made gaming history last month when it became the first non-Nevada tribal casino to open a sports book post-PASPA repeal.

IGT technology and services will enable casino patrons to place pre-match and in-play wagers over-the-counter at the three Mississippi casinos. The casinos agreed to add IGT kiosks and other essential sports betting peripherals to their offerings in the future.

"IGT's leading entry into the tribal gaming sports betting space demonstrates how a wide variety of casino operators can benefit from our flexible, market-ready PlayShot sports betting solution, today," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "With IGT PlayDigital's technology and expertise, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians introduced sports betting to players with confidence, knowing that PlayShot is already the trusted sports betting platform provider at more than 15 U.S. casinos across multiple states."

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IGT Delivers Online and Mobile Sports Betting Platform for FanDuel in New Jersey

LONDON, Sept.10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlayShot sports betting platform now powers online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey via FanDuel Group's ("FanDuel") consumer-facing wager website, sportsbook.fanduel.com.

FanDuel is leveraging PlayShot's built-in content management system to deliver a bespoke mobile and desktop user experience. The system integration enables FanDuel to create betting promotions and dynamic content for retail, mobile and online all from a single source.

"Leveraging IGT's PlayShot platform to power FanDuel's online and mobile sports wagering in New Jersey was the natural extension of our technology partnership with IGT," said Niall Connell, General Manager & SVP Sportsbook, FanDuel Group. "We are confident that IGT's proven technology and quick delivery will enable FanDuel to continue offering unparalleled sports betting entertainment to our players with an intuitive and reliable user experience."

"IGT's online and mobile PlayShot platform deployment with FanDuel Group in New Jersey reinforces the omni-channel sports betting expertise of our PlayDigital organization,