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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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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

Contact:
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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.

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Contact:
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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.

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.

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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

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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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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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

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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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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

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

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.

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 Regulation (EU) 2017/1129.

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.

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

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

© 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 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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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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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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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.

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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:
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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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.

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, 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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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.

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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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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.

 

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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.

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 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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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.

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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 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.

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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 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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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.

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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.

 

Contact:
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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.

Contact:

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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.

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 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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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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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. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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

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

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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
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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.

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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 Contacts:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Contact:
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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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.
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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.

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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."

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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, and continues the Company's momentum in seizing and maximizing U.S. sports betting market opportunities," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "The integration of IGT's PlayShot platform into FanDuel's online and mobile sports betting site creates extraordinary user experiences for sports fans in New Jersey and builds on the momentum that we created with FanDuel at Meadowlands Racetrack."

IGT integrated PlayShot into GAN's player account management system utilized by FanDuel to complete the solution, and deployed a responsive HTML site for desktop and mobile designed by FanDuel. PlayShot's end-to-end sports betting management tools and its modular HTML 5 framework enable operators to develop promotions, bet structures and offers that are unique to each channel, while delivering unique user experiences that meet individual operator requirements.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Massive Jackpots in August

LONDON, U.K.  – Sept. 6, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots continued its millionaire-making legacy by awarding two giant jackpots in August.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on the iconic Wheel of Fortune slots:

·         On August 6, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,245,278 at a major resort and casino in Biloxi, Miss.

·         On August 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,381,115 at a Las Vegas Strip property in Las Vegas, Nev.

The player-favorite game has awarded 24 jackpots of over $1 million in 2018.

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IGT Extends Success of Wheel of Fortune® MEGATOWER™ to the Seas with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

LONDON – IGT today announced that guests on three Royal Caribbean International cruise ships -- Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas -- can now enjoy the Wheel of Fortune® Gold Spin™ Triple Gold® Slots on the mega-sized MEGATOWER™ gaming machine. These installations make Royal Caribbean the first cruise line to feature the top-performing, 11-foot tall games in a cruise ship casino.

“We are thrilled to extend the success of IGT’s highly touted Wheel of Fortune MEGATOWER game to the cruise industry with our customers at Royal Caribbean International,” said Nick Khin, IGT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The sheer size of the MEGATOWER cabinet, combined with the familiarity and jackpot-paying history of the iconic Wheel of Fortune theme, will bring a new level of excitement to players on these ships.”

Since its release in September 2017, this giant gaming machine has awarded more than eight jackpots of more than $100,000 across the United States, totaling more than $7 million.

IGT Presents New Hardware and Gaming Technology at SAGSE Buenos Aires 2018

LONDON, U.K. – Aug. 29, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present new-to-the-region hardware and award-winning technology from its gaming solutions portfolio at SAGSE Buenos Aires, September 11-13 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center. The Company’s SPHINX 4D™ game featuring industry-first technology and the stunning CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine will make their Argentina market debut in IGT’s stand 206.

“SAGSE presents an excellent opportunity for IGT to highlight our commitment to our customers in Latin America and to showcase how IGT solutions can differentiate our customers’ gaming venues and support their continued growth,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “The market introduction of SPHINX 4D with TRUE 4D technology and the versatile CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine reinforce our dedication to delivering our most compelling innovations to the region.”

Product highlights within IGT’s SAGSE stand will include:

· CrystalDual® 27 Cabinet and Content: SAGSE marks the premiere of IGT’s CrystalDual® 27 gaming machine in the Argentina market. The striking cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal hardware series and features dual, high-definition, 27-inch displays, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. The eye-catching cabinet will showcase titles such as the SCARAB™ and Temple of Fire™ games.

· TRUE 4D™ and TRUE 3D™ Technology: For the first time in Latin America, the Company will present its TRUE 4D technology on the award-winning SPHINX 4D game. Housed on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet, the SPHINX 4D game leverages TRUE 3D technology, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies to deliver a multi-sensory gaming experience. IGT will also showcase the player-favorite Zuma™ 3D game within its stand. Housed on the AXXIS® 3D gaming machine, Zuma 3D features glasses-free TRUE 3D technology and seven progressive bonuses.

· CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will showcase the gorgeous CrystalCurve cabinet, which features an ultra-HD, 4K, 43-inch curved display. Premium titles on the hardware include Fortune Gong™ Dragon, Phoenix, and Tiger, along with the Fort Knox® game with the Twin Win™, Majestic Gorilla®, and Cleo® base games. The Company will also highlight games from its core video portfolio with titles such as the Golden Egypt Grand, Cleopatra® Gold, and All In games on the CrystalCurve gaming machine.

· Multi-Game Solutions: The Company will display its multi-game solutions, USwitch™ and diversity HD game suites on the AXXIS™ 23/23 cabinet and the CrystalDual 27 gaming machines. The USwitch game groups similar games together, making it easy for players to find games that suit their individual preferences. Diversity HD game bundles 6 and 7 will also be on display within IGT’s stand. Diversity HD game bundles are comprised of 12 engaging IGT titles such as the Solar Disc™, Ascent of the King™, and Ocean Magic™ games. IGT will also showcase the Money Strike™ progressive solution on the AXXIS 23/23 cabinet. The Money Strike game is a bolt-on progressive that enhances a variety of games, including IGT's diversity HD content bundles.

· Systems and Mobile Solutions: IGT will present a range of systems solutions within its SAGSE stand including its IGT Advantage® casino management system and IGT’s content management system, M5. The M5 solution is built with HTML-5 which enables operators to build content once and deploy it across multiple channels. M5 offers players many conveniences such as the ability to order a drink or make a restaurant reservation without having to leave their favorite slot. The Company will also spotlight its mobile offerings including PlaySpot™ and the Cardless Connect™ system solutions. With Cardless Connect technology, players can initiate their player loyalty sessions by simply tapping their mobile phone onto the gaming machine. PlaySpot technology enables visitors to land-based casinos to use their mobile device to play slots and table games for real money, all from a single, easy-to-use mobile app.

Other product highlights within IGT’s stand includes:

· Premium content on the S3000® gaming machine with titles such as the Red Hot Enchiladas!™, Red Hot Chimichangas!™, and Triple Double Diamond® games.
· The Hyper Hits™ Multi-Level Progressive on the CrystalSlant 27 gaming machine with titles such as the Heavenly Treasures™ and Greek Glory™ games.

IGT And William Hill U.S. Chosen By The Rhode Island Lottery To Provide End-To-End Sports Betting Technology And Services

LONDON, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC ("IGT PLC") (NYSE:IGT), and commercial partner William Hill U.S. announced today that they have been chosen by the Rhode Island Lottery to be the end-to-end sports betting service provider at the state's licensed video lottery and table game establishments, Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino. Sports betting operations are expected to go live at both locations by mid-November. The initial term of the contract is for a period of five years from the date that the first sports wager is placed at either venue, and may be extended by mutual consent for two successive five-year terms.

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...

"It's an exciting time for the Rhode Island Lottery," said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery Director. "With the introduction of legalized sports betting, we will leverage world-class resources and technology from IGT and William Hill to provide the best-possible sports betting experience for the patrons who visit our casinos."

"We are pleased that Rhode Island is the first lottery to set up sports betting operations post-PASPA," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "IGT is a leading and proven supplier of sports betting technology in the U.S. The combination with William Hill, a leading sports betting operator in the U.S., uniquely positions us to provide the Rhode Island Lottery with a comprehensive, market-ready solution to maximize sports betting revenues and returns to good causes for the state of Rhode Island."

"IGT is a world-class gaming technology company and we could not be more happy to partner with them to provide a world-class sports betting solution for the state of Rhode Island," said Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill U.S.

Under the contract, a complete end-to-end sports betting service will be provided to the Rhode Island Lottery, utilizing IGT's sports betting platform with William Hill providing best-in-class sports betting operation and risk management.

IGT Secures Sports Betting Platform License in West Virginia

LONDON, U.K. – Aug. 22, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:
IGT) today announced that the Company received an interim license by the West
Virginia Lottery Commission to provide its PlayShot integrated sports betting platform in
the State.

With this approval, casino operators in West Virginia now have the option to partner with
IGT to participate in the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market.

“Receiving approval from the West Virginia Lottery Commission to deploy IGT’s
PlayShot sports betting solution throughout the State continues IGT’s momentum in
pioneering sports betting across the U.S., and creates additional new market
opportunities for IGT,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital.
“This distinction acknowledges the reliability, security and market-readiness of IGT’s
PlayShot solution, and creates opportunities for IGT to further differentiate our sports
betting solution in the marketplace.”

 

IGT Indiana Program Manager, James Pierson, Receives Powers Award at the NASPL Professional Development Seminar

PROVIDENCE, RI – Aug. 22, 2018 – James Pierson, Program Manager, IGT Indiana, has received a Powers Award from the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL). The 2018 Powers Awards were announced at the NASPL Professional Development Seminar in Orlando, Florida, held July 23-26, where recipients from the lottery industry were recognized for their critical thinking, innovation, creativity, and dedication to their trade.

Pierson has more than 10 years of experience in the lottery industry and is based in Indiana managing software requirements, as well as overseeing software quality testing, and the management of third-party customer acceptance testing.

The Hoosier Lottery nominated Pierson for his execution of the Lottery’s mobile app project. He worked closely with the business team, ensuring the players’ needs took priority, and the app was delivered in less than two months. Today, the Hoosier Lottery Mobile App is considered the gold standard by the product team when referencing new mobile deliveries with other IGT sites. Pierson’s work has been published in many white papers within IGT.

James worked collaboratively with the Hoosier Lottery team to launch our new app with its innovative customer service features,” said Sarah M. Taylor, Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery. “He has truly earned this special recognition from the Lottery industry.”

James understands the importance of teamwork and is a dedicated team player,” said Matthew Whalen, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lottery. “ He is a true professional who clearly puts our customer first. On behalf of the IGT team, I’d like to congratulate James on this outstanding achievement from NASPL.

The annual NASPL Professional Development Seminar brings together lottery industry employees to collaborate and share best practices about industry information, research, sales, public relations, marketing, and more. There were a total of 19 award winners and James was one of only two employees of lottery vendors to be recognized.

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:

Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
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IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Four Giant Jackpots in July

LONDON, U.K.  – Aug. 13, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded four life-changing jackpots in July. The awards from the four jackpots totaled more than $7.4 million.

Lucky slot players won the following million dollar-plus jackpots on the iconic, player-favorite Wheel of Fortune slots:

·         On July 6, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,672,498 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J.

·         On July 11, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,396,962 at a Las Vegas Strip Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nev.

·         On July 20, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,188,335 at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

·         On July 27, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,180,847 at Harrah’s Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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IGT Wins 700-Unit Video Lottery Terminal Contract with Western Canada Lottery Corporation

LONDON, U.K. – August 6, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced it has signed an agreement with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (“WCLC”) to provide WCLC with 700 CrystalDual® 27 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) in Saskatchewan by March 2019. IGT participated in a competitive RFQ process to win this business.

A standout in the Canadian market, IGT’s CrystalDual 27 VLT features two high-definition displays that deliver pristine graphics. The modern hardware solution also features a first-class audio package, ergonomic design and a mobile device charging port to deliver an exceptional player experience.

“The Western Canada Lottery Corporation is excited to partner with IGT to update the Saskatchewan VLT network with IGT’s best-in-class Video Lottery Terminals and game content,” said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations. “IGT has been a trusted WCLC partner for more than two decades, and we’re pleased that our relationship will continue through this machine replacement cycle.”

“IGT is pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with WCLC with the delivery of 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals. The versatility of the CrystalDual 27 VLT will enable WCLC to modernize its gaming venues and entertain players with exceptional, regionally attuned content,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “IGT has applied its decades of experience as a supplier in Canada to create modern, world-class solutions that WCLC can leverage in the Saskatchewan VLT network.”

Under the agreement, WCLC will receive 700 of IGT’s CrystalDual 27 VLTs - each one with an eight-game content bundle created specifically for WCLC and its players. IGT’s INTELLIGEN™ Central System will continue to connect the WCLC’s VLTs and to provide the lottery with detailed machine accounting, event tracking, system security and more.

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 Technology Powers Sports Betting at Two Boyd Gaming Casinos in Mississippi

Boyd Gaming is latest U.S. casino operator to deploy IGT's sports betting platform for retail sports betting

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its world-class sports betting platform now powers retail sports betting at Boyd Gaming's (NYSE: BYD) two Mississippi casinos – IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, and Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica.

Guests of both Mississippi resort-casinos can now place pre-game and in-progress sports bets over the counter via IGT's sports betting technology. The casinos also plan to leverage IGT's self-service kiosks and other sports betting technologies in the future.

"The expansion of sports betting is an exciting growth opportunity for our company, and we are pleased to offer this new gaming entertainment product to our Mississippi customers via IGT's proven, user-friendly technology," said Vincent Schwartz, Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President of Operations.

"IGT is pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Boyd Gaming to include sports betting technology for its Mississippi-based casinos," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "IGT invested significant time and resources to ensure that our modular sports betting solution was market-ready for the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market, and that our customers in the various states could benefit from it as soon as regulation allows. IGT's momentum in U.S. sports betting is exciting and reinforces that we prioritize results for our customers over anything else."

Phil Satre to Resign as Chairman of International Game Technology PLC

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that Phil Satre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IGT, has resigned from that position and as a Director effective immediately. Lorenzo Pellicioli, Vice Chairman of the IGT Board, will lead the Board until its next meeting at which time the Board will elect a new Chairman.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Pellicioli said, "On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Phil for his dedicated service and many important contributions. He successfully guided the Company through a transformational merger that created the largest gaming company in the world. We wish him continued success as he takes on a new role at Wynn Resorts.

IGT Announces 10+ Year Michigan Lottery Extension

International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Michigan Lottery to provide new lottery technology and ongoing services through January 2031.

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Michigan Lottery, one that dates back to 1988," said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. "As one of the most successful lotteries in the United States, the Michigan Lottery continues to achieve record sales and contributions to the Michigan School Aid fund, its beneficiary. We look forward to providing industry-leading technology that will assist the Michigan Lottery in managing and growing its business now and in the years ahead."

Under the terms of the contract extension, IGT will provide the Michigan Lottery with innovative tools from IGT's Aurora™ platform, such as Aurora Navigator™, and several of IGT's BizApps lottery applications including Performance Wizard, Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard, and Instant Tracking Wizard which enable the Lottery to drive profitable growth.

IGT's new Retailer Pro terminals will replace the 11,550 existing lottery terminals. WinCheck™ ticket checkers will also be installed in retail locations allowing for players to easily check whether their tickets are winners. In addition, the Lottery will receive 2,100 GameTouch™ self-service touch-screen lottery vending machines.

IGT will maintain its primary data center in Lansing, Michigan, and will continue providing services for the Michigan Lottery including installation and maintenance of the new central system and terminals; maintenance of the communications network; retailer training; field merchandisers; marketing support; call center services; field services; and instant ticket warehousing and distribution. IGT is also providing backup data center services from its Data Center of the Americas facility located in Austin, Texas.

IGT Invites Australasian Gaming Expo Attendees to “Play Among the Stars”

LONDON, U.K. – July 24, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will present a range of performance-driven, market-attuned innovations in its booth at the Australasian Gaming Expo under the theme “Play Among the Stars.” The three-day event will take place Aug.14-16 in Sydney, Australia and presents a platform for IGT to reveal new products within its revitalized Crystal hardware family, and to demonstrate the Company’s progress in delivering regionally attuned games and solutions.

IGT’s “star studded” AGE portfolio will be anchored in the CrystalDual®-i 27 cabinet, and will be complemented by exciting themes such as the Star Stax™ and Wheel Shot™, games, and the internationally celebrated Fortune Gong™ multi-level progressive. The Company will also spotlight its Multistar™ games and gaming management systems within the Company’s lively AGE stand.

“A focal point of IGT’s AGE stand will be the Crystal cabinet series which has now evolved to include the CrystalCurve-i, the CrystalSlant and the evolution of our most successful hardware in the region, the CrystalDual-i cabinet,” said Andrew Hely, IGT Managing Director of Asia Pacific. “Over the last 12 months IGT has made measurable progress in localizing our content and services to maximize opportunities in Australia and New Zealand with solutions that can drive growth for our customers.”

 

Building on the success of IGT’s CrystalCurve-i games such as Fortune Fury™ and Wild Fury®, IGT will introduce the Star Stax game – an innovative game that includes a unique bonus feature that is triggered when the game’s star symbols align in gameplay.

Another IGT “star on the rise” game is the Wheel Shot game with its Wild Gold™ and Hero of Greece™ base games. Housed on a variety of Crystal series cabinets, Wheel Shot features an interactive bonus where players spin in-game wheels to collect rewards and earn an opportunity to the title’s coveted jackpot wheel.

IGT will also showcase the Fortune Gong game, with base game titles Dragon Dynasty™, Guardians Treasure®, and Phoenix Rising™.  These new showcase games will progressively be compatible with the entire range of Crystal cabinets, Fortune Gong can be configured as a linked progressive game, or a standalone game.

IGT’s player-favorite, Multistar games will be another must-see within IGT’s stand. Featuring a range of multi-game, multi-denomination options to choose from, IGT will launch Multistar Big 3 – reprising the game of Bingo - and Multistar Hot Dollars game packs.

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 Presents Expanded Class II Portfolio at OIGA 2018

LONDON, U.K. – July 19, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company will present an exciting portfolio of gaming solutions for its tribal gaming customers at the OIGA Conference and Trade Show 2018 (“OIGA”). Held July 23-25 in Oklahoma City, Okla., OIGA provides IGT a platform to spotlight its expanded Class II portfolio, including “Proven Performer” Class III titles such as the Elephant King® and Dragon’s Temple® games that have been adapted to a Class II format.

“Porting IGT’s ‘Proven Performer’ titles to a Class II format presents exciting opportunities to extend the success of our top-performing video core titles in a configuration that benefits our tribal customers, and to bolster the overall depth and breadth of our Class II portfolio,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “At OIGA, IGT will also showcase highlights of our premium content roadmap, including the much-anticipated Blake Shelton Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet.”

Product highlights within IGT’s OIGA booth 602 include:

  • Expanded Class II portfolio: IGT will demonstrate a range of Class II titles, such as Elephant King and Dragon’s Temple, that earned “Proven Performer” status as Class III titles and were adapted to meet Class II specifications. Both titles will be shown on the CrystalDual® 27 cabinet. Additionally, Class II versions of IGT “Proven Performer” titles Wolf Ridge® and Aztec Temple® will be showcased on the dual-screen AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet. The Company will also highlight new mechanical reel Class II titles on the S3000® cabinet including the Sparky’s Red Hot Jackpots®, Louisiana Louie® and Jackpot Polly™ games.

  • Player-favorite premium games: OIGA attendees are invited to go country with the soon-to-launch title, Blake Shelton Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet. IGT will also demonstrate premium games such as Wheel of Fortune® Triple Red Hot 7s™ on the MEGATOWER™ cabinet, Ghostbusters™ 4D Video Slots on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D™ gaming machine, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents™ Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. IGT’s new multi-level progressive games Cash Climb™ Video Slots on the CrystalCurve cabinet and Money Storm® Slots will also be among IGT’s many premium portfolio highlights.

 

  • Proven core video content: IGT will present new core video games that excelled in the Company’s internal and external performance testing and earned the “Proven Performer” distinction. Portfolio highlights will include the Golden Gecko® and Wolf Ridge® games on the CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and the Scarab™ and Solar Disk™ games on the CrystalDual 27 cabinets.

 

  • Innovative video poker games: IGT will spotlight several titles from its industry-leading video poker portfolio, including the Game King® 8.3R and Ultimate X Wheel Poker® game concepts.

 

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 Slots Award Eight Jumbo Jackpots in June

LONDON, U.K. – July 18, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) continued its millionaire-making legacy with eight lucky slot players winning million dollar-plus jackpots on IGT slots in June. The list of winners includes seven Wheel of Fortune® slots players who won big on the iconic game theme, and a Powerbucks® player who won a giant jackpot in Canada.

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

· On June 1, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,071,477 at Palazzo of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

· On June 9, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,225,340 at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. This jackpot marks the largest Wheel of Fortune jackpot in 2018 thus far, and the largest jackpot in the Silverton Casino Hotel’s history.

· On June 10, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,111,922 at Venetian of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

· On June 12, a Powerbucks slots player won $1,101,989 CAD playing the Powerbucks Arctic Gems® game at the Chances Castlegar in British Columbia, Canada.

· On June 16, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $3,349,616 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Coconut Creek, Fla.

· On June 17, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,090,948 at Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Vee Quiva in Laveen, Ariz.

· On June 21, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,647,086 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wis.

· On June 22, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,120,321 at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, S.D.

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's 11th Annual Sustainability Report Demonstrates Company's Commitment to Social Responsibility

Externally audited 2017 report highlights the Company's ongoing drive to create value for all stakeholders

LONDON, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has announced the release of its 11th annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its drive to create value globally, increase its socially responsible corporate citizenship, and report on its activities transparently.

"This year's Sustainability Report represents our ongoing pledge to sustainably grow our industry and the communities we serve," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "In addition to enhancing our leading position in the market as a global innovator in the gaming business, IGT continues to strengthen its corporate citizenship."

This year's report features 2017 data showing IGT's achievements in generating value for each of its stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities, and suppliers.

Highlights include:

Fostering Responsible Gaming 
Responsible gaming is vital to the sustainability of the industry and the safety of players. To support safe and responsible gaming environments, IGT adopts industry best practices and applies international standards. The Company's responsible gaming goals include:

Promote protective tools to prevent problem gambling;
Support responsible gaming organizations that address problem gambling; and
Prevent underage gambling.
The report describes how the Company's products, systems, and portals include player protection and security tools to safeguard player interests and address regulators' concerns.

Engaging Our People
IGT employs more than 12,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries around the globe. With its diverse community, the Company is developing a culture that adheres to the following values: passionate, responsible, authentic, collaborative, and pioneering.  IGT understands that a more diverse and inclusive workforce will help drive innovation and enable the Company to continue to meet our customers' evolving needs and goals.

Enhancing Our Customers 
The Company maintains a Customer First philosophy, and the report illustrates its approaches to supplying customers with resources and expertise to help them achieve their goals. IGT continuously conducts research and pilot projects with customers, retailers, and consumers around the world to provide innovative cross-channel products and services.

Supporting Our Communities 
IGT supports hundreds of educational, social, and cultural initiatives that enrich and strengthen its communities. One example featured in the report is the Company's After School Advantage program, its longest-running educational program that provides at-risk youth with access to computers. Since its inception in 1999, IGT has installed nearly 300 computer labs throughout the U.S., as well as Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts, Antigua, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Growing with Our Supply Chain 
IGT collaborates with suppliers that can ensure high-quality goods and services, and meet high economic, ethical, and socio-environmental standards. The report describes how the Company mitigates the risk of exposure in its supply chain, and undertakes preventive actions to ensure human rights are protected within its supply chain now and in the future.

Caring for the Environment 
IGT is committed to pioneering the future of environmental management systems and reducing its environmental impact. The report accounts for the Company's efforts in 2017 to reduce its material and energy consumption and emissions.

The report applies the latest Sustainability Reporting Standards issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which are the most widespread international standards used by organizations to report their sustainability impact and performance. These standards require submission and analysis of comprehensive data regarding a wide range of corporate social responsibility indicators. In addition, IGT voluntarily retained independent third-party auditor EY for a limited assurance engagement to verify the contents of the report. 

The 2017 report is available online at www.IGT.com.

IGT Extends Success of Fort Knox Video Slots to Portugal

LONDON --- IGT today announced that its internationally celebrated multi-level progressive, Fort Knox® Video Slots on the CrystalCurve® cabinet made its Portugal casino debut. The new version of the celebrated slot game can now be enjoyed at Casino Vilamoura in Algarve, Portugal with the Cleopatra® and Diamond Vault® base games. This exciting multi-level progressive on the CrystalCurve cabinet is being enjoyed by players in approximately 20 countries around the world. Famous for mystery and symbol-driven bonuses and bank-wide jackpot celebrations, IGT’s Fort Knox comes to life on the CrystalCurve cabinet’s 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD, 4K display and is supported by a robust library of base games. For more information visit IGT.com

IGT Announces Sports Betting Agreement with FanDuel Group

LONDON, U.K. – July 16, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced that IGT will be FanDuel Group’s sports betting platform provider for the newly regulated U.S. market in the state of New Jersey.

The partnership brings together the technological expertise in U.S. sports betting of the largest B2B gaming company in the world - IGT, with that of the largest sports gaming companies in the U.S. - FanDuel Group. FanDuel is a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator.

FanDuel will leverage Paddy Power Betfair’s leading pricing, trading and risk management capabilities, which have been integrated into the IGT platform, along with a bespoke user interface to offer a best-in-class consumer experience. The joint solution operates under the widely known FanDuel brand as FanDuel Sportsbook.

FanDuel will initially operate at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., enabling guests to place sports bets over the counter via IGT technology. The offering will be expanded over the coming months to include self-service kiosks and other retail services, as well as FanDuel Sportsbook-branded online and mobile wagering, also using the IGT technology.

“We are delighted to choose IGT’s leading platform for our sports betting platform in New Jersey, starting with the recent ‘go live’ at the Meadowlands Racetrack,” said Matt King, FanDuel Group CEO. “When we evaluated sports betting platform provider partners in the U.S., IGT was the ideal choice, based on the Company’s proven history in the space and the quality, reliability and flexibility of the sports betting technology that it has deployed for customers around the world.”

“IGT’s sports betting technology combined with the expertise of FanDuel represents two experienced, complementary sports betting companies coming together to create a reliable, world-class sports betting experience in New Jersey,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President Interactive, Sports Betting, Licenses. “As sports betting in the U.S. continues to evolve, IGT is prepared to address the needs of its partners through proven solutions and technologies that can be deployed today to advance sports betting across land-based and mobile platforms.”

IGT Receives Notice of Intent to Award Instant-Ticket Printing Contract from the Iowa Lottery

LONDON, U.K. – July 16, 2018 – IGT announced that it has received notice of intent to award an instant-ticket printing contract by the Iowa Lottery. Upon successful completion of negotiations, IGT will continue to provide instant-ticket services for the Iowa Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets through December 2020. The proposed contract also allows for four one-year renewal options.
“We have forged a strong connection with IGT through the years, and the company’s support and innovation have helped us achieve record years of scratch-ticket sales,” said Terry Rich, Iowa Lottery CEO. “We’re pleased to continue this working relationship.”

“Since our partnership began in 2015, IGT and the Iowa Lottery have worked together to launch successful instant games including the $10 Super Triple 777s which is the strongest performing $10 game since its launch in January 2016,” said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. “We will continue to work with the Lottery to deliver tailored instant-ticket lottery solutions to assist in creating the maximum amount of revenue to fund the good causes in Iowa.”

Instant tickets produced for the Iowa Lottery since 2015 have contributed $68 million in sales to assist the Lottery in their support of the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund; and the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.

IGT Signs Long-Term Contract Extension To Provide Its INTELLIGEN™ System For Louisiana's Video Gaming Program

LONDON, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), signed a 9.5-year contract extension to provide a video gaming monitoring system upgrade for the Video Gaming Division of the Louisiana State Police's Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) video gaming program. The contract extension commenced on June 30, 2018. The Louisiana DPS&C has been a valued IGT system customer since 2005.

"Over the past 13 years, we have established a strong working relationship and foundation with the Louisiana State Police," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. "With IGT's INTELLIGEN central system, the Louisiana State Police will be equipped with more advanced tools to ensure that they continue to properly manage their expansive video gaming network and provide their players with an optimal gaming experience."

Under the extension, IGT will upgrade the DPS&C's current central system to the INTELLIGEN™ central system that will monitor approximately 13,100 video gaming devices at more than 1,700 distributed locations in the state of Louisiana.

Built on more than 20 years of proven central system experience, INTELLIGEN's new, modern architecture offers stable, secure command and control capability and business intelligence features uniquely tailored to video gaming environments. It interoperates with a wide range of video gaming devices using multiple protocols, including the Game to System® (G2S®) open standard protocol, and has advanced communication abilities.

IGT Deploys Dynasty Electronic Table Games and Dynasty Auto Roulette at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel

LONDON, U.K. – July 11, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company recently deployed 15 IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (“ETG”) terminals with Dynasty Auto Roulette at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy, N.C. The property leveraged IGT’s new landscape-oriented Dynasty ETG terminal and Random Number Generator (“RNG”) roulette content to create a dynamic, stadium-style ETG destination on its casino floor.

“The sleek design of the Dynasty ETG terminals coupled with automated roulette game content make for an approachable gaming experience that both experienced and novice table game players can enjoy,” said Josh Vaught, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Director of Operations.

“By deploying IGT’s Dynasty terminals and auto roulette content, our customers at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino created an attention-grabbing arena on their casino floor that differentiates them from other gaming destinations in the region,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The many operator-configurable components of our new Dynasty ETG solution give our customers the flexibility to optimize the games to meet their players’ preferences, and maximize the ROI of their investment.”

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 and Otoe-Missouria Tribe Deploy Spin-Splosion! Tournaments at Five Oklahoma Properties

7 Clans casinos first in the U.S. to offer inter-casino slot tournaments via IGT's Spin-Splosion!


LONDON, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Otoe-Missouria Tribe deployed IGT's Spin-Splosion!® video slot tournament technology at five 7 Clans Oklahoma casinos, making Otoe-Missouria the first operator in the U.S. to offer inter-casino Spin-Splosion! tournaments. Otoe-Missouria Tribe-owned casinos 7 Clans First Council, Perry, Paradise, Chilocco, and Red Rock in Oklahoma now offer patrons the opportunity to compete against players at any of these resorts in spirited Spin-Splosion! video slot tournaments.

"We are happy to be the first operator in the United States to offer players inter-casino slot tournaments via IGT's Spin-Splosion! tournament solution and extend the excitement of tournament play beyond a single casino," said Bruce Barnett, 7 Clans Casinos Chief Executive Officer.

"By adding Spin-Splosion! to its casino floors, Otoe-Missouria is introducing a new level of competitive slot entertainment to Oklahoma," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. "This turnkey tournament solution gives Otoe-Missouria the option of enhancing the player experience on IGT's CrystalSlant cabinet with exciting tournament play across five casino properties at once."

The Spin-Splosion! tournament solution is powered by IGT Tournament Manager 5.0 solution, and was deployed throughout the five Otoe-Missouria properties on 42 CrystalSlant® gaming machines.

As part of the deployment, Otoe-Missouria qualified to participate in IGT's Spin-Cation promotion. Spin-Cation enables Otoe-Missouria to send 15 of its valued players on an eight-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze. Lucky players will be granted an entry into the ship's grand finale Spin-Cation Tournament, which has a guaranteed increasing prize pool that starts at $100,000.

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.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Satisfaction Of Financing Condition For Tender Offer

LONDON, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has received an amount of gross proceeds from the issuance of €500 million 3.500% senior secured notes due 2024 (the "New Notes") sufficient to finance the payment by IGT of the aggregate tender offer consideration (the "Tender Offer Consideration") with respect to its outstanding:

(i) €700,000,000 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 represented by the Regulation S global note (the "4.125% Notes") (ISIN: XS1204431867); and

(ii) €500,000,000 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "4.750% Notes" and together with the 4.125% Notes, the "Notes") (ISIN XS0860855930),

validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to an offer to purchase dated June 18, 2018 (the "Offer to Purchase" and such offer, the "Offer") (such condition being the "Financing Condition").

On June 26, 2018, IGT announced that €262,395,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.125% Notes and €112,100,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.750% Notes had been validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and that, subject to satisfaction of all conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, it intended to accept for purchase all of the Notes tendered in the Offer. The Final Acceptance Amount (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) is therefore €374,495,000.

IGT hereby announces that all conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, including the Financing Condition, have been satisfied and that therefore it will pay on the date hereof the Tender Offer Consideration plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable Notes from, and including, the immediately preceding interest payment date up to, but excluding, June 28, 2018.

BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Société Générale acted as the Dealer Managers for the Offer.

IGT RECEIVES SILVER STEVIE® AWARD FOR COMPANY’S AURORA™ LOTTERY SOLUTION AT 2018 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS®

LONDON, U.K. – June 27, 2018 – IGT’s Aurora™ product development team was named the winner of a silver Stevie® Award in the Excellence in Application Modernization category during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® held in New York on June 11.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Under the leadership of Robert Beauparlant, IGT’s Vice President of Product Development, Lottery and Core Platforms, the team at IGT created an innovative endto-end lottery solution, Aurora, which is widely recognized as a successful, revolutionized application in the lottery industry. IGT’s longstanding technology partner, HCL, nominated Aurora for several reasons, citing that it is a versatile modern architecture and an advanced end-to-end lottery solution with user interfaces that work on any browser or device; is cost effective; and delivers a faster speed-to-market, among many other benefits.

Beauparlant has worked in the government-sponsored lottery and gaming industry for over 30 years and currently leads a team of more than 200 engineers, spanning all engineering disciplines, in IGT’s Lottery & Core Platforms Division.

“This award further validates IGT’s leadership in the global lottery and gaming market where government-sponsored gaming is at the intersection of gaming, politics, and social responsibility,” said Beauparlant. “It also provides affirmation of our Aurora product strategy in helping to modernize the clients we serve. I thank HCL for their nomination and for their longstanding relationship as a valued strategic partner with IGT; Matthew Whalen, CTO Lottery and Core Platforms, for his vision and support; and the whole Aurora team for their hard work and dedication and without whom this recognition would not be possible.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

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 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 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.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.

IGT Secures Multi-Product Systems and Games Agreement with Ocean Resort Casino

Atlantic City's newest casino to open with IGT Advantage casino management system and player-favorite IGT games such as Wheel of Fortune and Fort Knox Video Slots

LONDON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (IGT) today announced that Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. will open its doors with a gaming floor connected by IGT Systems solutions, including the Company's flagship casino management system (CMS), IGT Advantage®. The soon-to-open casino will also feature a vast portfolio of notable IGT games such as SPHINX 4D™ Video Slots, Wheel of Fortune® Slots, Fort Knox® Video Slots, classic film-favorite THE GOONIES Video Slots, and many of the Company's "Proven Performer" core games. Ocean Resort Casino will also leverage IGT's Remote Game Server (IGT RGS®) to deliver proven IGT games such as Cleopatra® and Wheel of Fortune Slots to desktop and mobile.

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 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...
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IGT Advantage will connect more than 1,900 slot games at Ocean Resort Casino, and will be complemented by a range of other IGT systems solutions. Ocean Resort Casino will utilize IGT's Service Window for in-display player communications, the Random Riches® and Carded Lucky Coin bonuses for exciting player promotions, and IGT's Mobile Host, Mobile Dashboard and Mobile Notifier systems technologies for agile operations and excellent customer service.

"Creating a highly personalized loyalty program and a gaming floor that includes the industry's most in-demand games for our Ocean Premier loyalty members are top priorities for Ocean Resort Casino," said Frank Leone, Ocean Resort Casino CEO. "We are confident that the combination of IGT games and systems solutions that we've deployed will position us to drive play while efficiently operating our world-class gaming floor."

"By combining proven IGT games such as Fort Knox and Wheel of Fortune video slots with our IGT Advantage, bonusing apps and mobile systems innovations, our customers at Ocean Resort Casino are well-positioned to offer their casino guests exceptional customer experiences with real-time loyalty rewards on cutting-edge games and hardware," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming.

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.

600 IGT EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATE WORLDWIDE IN COMPANY’S INAUGURAL GLOBAL GIVING WEEK, VOLUNTEERING OVER 4,100 HOURS

PROVIDENCE, RI – June 25, 2018 – IGT employees from around the world volunteered with various charities and non-profit organizations as part of IGT’s inaugural “Global Giving Week – A Day For Doing,” which was held May 6-12, 2018. During this set week, employees were provided with an additional paid workday off to volunteer at a non-profit of their choice. Many employees dedicated their time to prepare meals for the homeless, work with shelter animals, assist the elderly, clean up parks, among other activities to help those in need.


“This was IGT’s first Global Giving Week, and we were proud to see so many employees around the world literally roll up their sleeves and do their part to make their communities a better place,” said Angela Wiczek, IGT Vice President of Corporate Communications. “It was a rewarding, yet very humbling, experience for many of our employees. Some locations were so inspired that they are planning a second day of service in their communities over the summer.”


More than 600 IGT employees participated worldwide, including those in all parts of the U.S., as well as in the U.K., Canada, Italy, China, Australia, Czech Republic, Barbados, St Marteen, Trinidad & Tobago, and Spain. In total, employees volunteered over 4,100 hours.


“Given the success of this inaugural year, we are planning to make Global Giving Week an annual event,” said Wiczek.


IGT is also making a donation to Mercer County Parks System in New Jersey for having the largest, single IGT team volunteer during Global Giving Week, with a total of 28 volunteers who helped to clean up litter at the playground, picnic areas, and all around Mercer Lake.


The Company offers three employee-giving programs and encourages all employees to give back to their local communities through IGT’s Day Off For Volunteerism, Matching Gifts, and Dollars For Doers.

IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award $3.2 Million Jackpot at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Lucky player’s $5.00 wager converts to largest Wheel of Fortune Slots jackpot of 2018 thus far

LONDON – June 25, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that a lucky slot player at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas won a whopping $3,225,340 jackpot on June 9, 2018 playing the Wheel of Fortune® Winning Wedges Video Slots game. The life-changing jackpot is the largest Wheel of Fortune Slots jackpot paid out in 2018 thus far, and the largest jackpot in Silverton’s history.

The winning player placed a $5.00 wager on the Wheel of Fortune Winning Wedges Video Slots to win the record-setting jackpot. The penny-denomination slot game’s progressive jackpot started at $500,000. The winner wished to remain anonymous.

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.

International Game Technology PLC Announces Successful Pricing Of €500 Million Senior Secured Notes

LONDON, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the successful pricing of €500 million 3.500% senior secured notes due 2024 (the "Notes"). The proceeds of the Notes will be used to pay the principal and premium in respect of certain senior secured notes of IGT under a tender offer previously announced by IGT and to pay certain fees and expenses in connection with such tender offer and the offering of the Notes.

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...

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 conditions and is expected on June 27, 2018.

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 announcement.

The distribution of this announcement 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 Slots Award Three Mega-Sized Jackpots in May

IGT Megabucks player wins $11.1 million jackpot, breaks IGT’s 2018 jackpot record


LONDON – June 20, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) continued its millionaire-making legacy after its hallmark slot games -- Wheel of Fortune® slots, Megabucks® slots, and Powerbucks® slots -- each awarded life-changing jackpots in May.

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

On May 5, a Powerbucks online slots player won $1,744,567 CAD playing the Powerhits game on Loto-Quebec’s online gaming website in Quebec, Canada.


On May 9, a Megabucks slots player won $11,183,715 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. This jackpot marks the largest IGT Megabucks jackpot in 2018.


On May 26, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,322,752 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

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 Installs Dynasty Electronic Table Games and Auto Roulette Content at Resorts World Casino New York City

Jamaica, New York – IGT today announced that the Resorts World Casino New York City in Jamaica, NY can now entertain its guests with the latest version of IGT’s Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG). Resorts World Casino players can now enjoy automated roulette on any one of the property’s 32 newly installed terminals. The new terminals feature landscape-oriented, ultra-HD displays, and a variety of configurability options.

“The newly installed IGT Dynasty ETG terminals offer both casual and experienced players a unique, user-friendly way to play their favorite table games,” said Scott Molina, President of Resorts World Casino New York City. “By introducing the Dynasty terminals to our floor, we’ve created an approachable table gaming experience for our players that diversifies our offerings.”

IGT Presents New Content on the CrystalCurve Cabinet at the Northwest Indian Gaming Conference and Expo

LONDON, U.K. – June 18, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse set of gaming solutions for its Washington-based tribal gaming customers at the 2018 Northwest Indian Gaming Conference and Expo (“NWIGA”) in Shelton, Wash., June 19-20. New content on the CrystalCurve™ Cabinet will anchor the Company’s NWIGA portfolio, and will complement the other exciting solutions within IGT’s booth 201.

“IGT’s new CDS Class III titles on the stunning CrystalCurve cabinet are designed to extend our momentum in introducing market-attuned content to Washington. At the Northwest Indian Gaming Conference and Expo, IGT will present a compelling games, hardware, and systems portfolio that can help our tribal gaming customers throughout the region to differentiate their casino floors and advance their entertainment offerings,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming.

Product highlights within IGT’s NWIGA booth will include:

· CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will showcase the CrystalCurve cabinet with Central Determination System (“CDS”) Class III titles such as the new Triple Fortune Dragon® series with base games Unleashed™, Spitfire™, and Gold™. The titles offer exiting features such as 15 linked progressive jackpots to attract players. IGT will also highlight strong Premium games for the CrystalCurve cabinet with titles such as the Fort Knox® progressive with the Twin Win™, Majestic Gorilla®, and Cleo® base games.

· CrystalDual 27 Cabinet and Content: IGT will present a CDS-compatible CrystalDual 27 cabinet within the Company’s booth. The gorgeous cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal hardware series and features dual, high-definition, 27-inch displays, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. IGT will showcase this approved, market-ready hardware with titles such as the Red Hot Tamales!®, It’s Magic™ Lilly, and Gold Creek® games.

· Class II Bingo Content: The Company will present new video bingo games developed on the Ascent® platform with titles such as Wolf Ridge® and Dancing Reels Salsa® games -- both “Proven Performer” Class III titles that have been adapted to a Class II Bingo format. The titles will be showcased on the stunning CrystalDual 27 cabinet.

Systems Solutions: IGT’s premier casino management system (CMS), IGT Advantage®, will be on display within the Company’s booth. IGT Advantage enables operators to optimize their casino floors and create world-class patron loyalty programs. IGT Advantage was also the first CMS to receive Washington State Gaming Commission’s approval as a “Single Ticket Solution,” – allowing players to freely move Ticket-In, Ticket-Out (TITO) tickets to, from, and between Class II and Class III gaming machines. In addition, the Company will showcase its award-winning mobile solution, Cardless Connect within its booth. Cardless Connect can enhance tribal casinos by giving players a mobile option for logging in and out of patron loyalty sessions and initiating funds transfers to slot machines.

TRUE 3D™ Content: The Company will display its eye-popping TRUE 3D technology on the AXXIS™ 3D cabinet with the Jurassic World™ 3D game. This thrilling game combines the excitement of the Jurassic World film with the entertainment of bonuses and 3D fun. TRUE 3D technology uses integrated eye-tracking to make images jump off the screen, giving players a unique glasses-free 3D gaming experience.

IGT Announces Tender Offer For Certain Of Its 4.125 Percent Senior Secured Notes Due 2020 And 4.750 Percent Senior Secured Notes Due 2020


LONDON, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced an invitation to holders (each a "Holder" and collectively, the "Holders") of each series of the outstanding (i) €700,000,000 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 represented by the Regulation S global note (the "4.125% Notes") (ISIN: XS1204431867) and (ii) €500,000,000 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2020, which were issued with an initial coupon of 3.500% (the "4.750% Notes" and, together with the 4.125% Notes, the "Notes" and each series of Notes, a "Series") (ISIN XS0860855930) issued by IGT to tender their Notes for purchase by IGT for cash (the "Offer") on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the offer to purchase dated June 18, 2018 (the "Offer to Purchase") prepared in connection with the Offer, and is subject to the offer and distribution restrictions set out below. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.  For the avoidance of doubt, with respect to the 4.125% Notes, the Offer is only being made for such 4.125% Notes which are represented by the Regulation S global note (ISIN: XS1204431867).

The tender offer consideration for each €1,000 principal amount of the 4.125% Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer will be €1,050 (the "4.125% Notes Tender Offer Consideration"). The tender offer consideration for each €1,000 principal amount of the 4.750% Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer will be €1,070 (the "4.750% Notes Tender Offer Consideration", and together with the "4.125% Notes Tender Offer Consideration", the "Tender Offer Consideration").   

All Holders of purchased Notes will also receive, in addition to the Tender Offer Consideration, a cash amount in euro equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable Notes, from, and including, the immediately preceding interest payment date up to, but excluding, the date of payment for the tendered Notes, which, subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, shall occur promptly following the Expiration Date (as defined below) (the "Settlement Date") (such cash amount, "Accrued Interest").

IGT hereby also announces that to take advantage of the current market conditions it intends to launch a new offering of euro notes (the "New Notes Offering"). The purpose of the Offer and the New Notes Offering is to extend the weighted average maturity of IGT's debt.      

Subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, IGT intends to purchase an aggregate principal amount of Notes (if any) validly tendered for an aggregate Tender Offer Consideration with respect to such Notes across both Series up to an amount equal to the gross proceeds from the New Notes Offering. However, IGT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to accept an aggregate principal amount of Notes (if any) validly tendered for an aggregate Tender Offer Consideration that is significantly more or significantly less than the New Notes Proceeds and, in the event that any Accrued Interest, costs, fees or expenses are subsequently designated by IGT to be paid with the New Notes Proceeds, this would reduce by such amount the Tender Offer Consideration available to be paid and consequently the aggregate principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase (the final aggregate principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer being the "Final Acceptance Amount").    

The Offer is subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including among other things, IGT (in its sole discretion) being satisfied that it has received, or will receive, by the Settlement Date, an amount of gross proceeds from the New Notes Offering which would be sufficient to finance the payment by IGT of the aggregate Tender Offer Consideration with respect to all Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer to Purchase (the "Financing Condition"). IGT may waive the Financing Condition in whole or in part.

Key Terms of the Offer

Subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Offer to Purchase, IGT intends to purchase Notes validly tendered for the applicable Tender Offer Consideration, subject to the Final Acceptance Amount.

IGT reserves the right, in its sole discretion and subject to any applicable law, to terminate the Offer with respect to one Series and not terminate the Offer with respect to the other Series. IGT also reserves the right, in its sole discretion and subject to any applicable law, to decide the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of each Series to be purchased pursuant to the Offer subject to the Final Acceptance Amount. Such amount may not be equal to, or pro rata with, the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of the other Series which IGT determines to purchase pursuant to the Offer. If the purchase of all Notes of a Series validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date would cause the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of such Series purchased to exceed the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of such Series IGT decides to purchase in the Offer, then the Offer will be oversubscribed as to such Series. If the Offer is oversubscribed as to a Series, then IGT will purchase validly tendered Notes of such Series on a pro rata basis. As a result, Holders may be left with a portion of their Notes even if they tender all of their Notes. 

IGT will accept Notes for purchase only in minimum denominations of €100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof (in the case of the 4.125% Notes) and €100,000 (in the case of the 4.750% Notes). No alternative, conditional or contingent tenders will be accepted. In the event of proration, IGT will only purchase validly tendered Notes of a Series to the extent such proration would not (i) result in IGT purchasing less than €100,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes of such Series validly tendered by a Holder or (ii) leave a Holder with less than €100,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes of such Series in which case such tender of Notes will be rounded down or up such that either (a) an amount equal to the relevant minimum denomination of the relevant Series of Notes or (b) no amount of Notes would be required to be returned to the relevant Holders. In the event of proration, IGT will determine each Proration Factor as soon as practicable after the Expiration Date.

The Offer begins on June 18, 2018 (the "Launch Date") and expires at 4:00 p.m., London time, on June 25, 2018 (the "Expiration Date"), unless the period for the Offer is extended or reopened or the Offer is amended or terminated. The relevant deadline set by any intermediary or a Clearing System will be earlier than this deadline. In order to participate in, and be eligible to receive the relevant Tender Offer Consideration and the Accrued Interest pursuant to the Offer, Holders must validly tender their Notes by delivering, or arranging to have delivered on their behalf, a valid Electronic Instruction that is received by Lucid Issuer Services Limited (the "Tender and Information Agent") by the Expiration Date. IGT expects to announce (i) the amount of Notes validly tendered for each Series and, subject to satisfaction of the General Conditions and the Financing Condition, the amount of Notes accepted for each Series and each Proration Factor (if any) and (ii) the Final Acceptance Amount, on June 26, 2018, unless the Offer is extended. The expected date for payment of the Tender Offer Consideration and Accrued Interest for the Notes accepted for purchase and settlement of such purchases is expected to be June 28, 2018.  

Subject to applicable laws and regulations and as provided in the Offer to Purchase, IGT may, in its sole and absolute discretion, extend, re-open, amend or terminate the Offer at any time before the Expiration Date and may, in its sole and absolute discretion, waive any of the conditions to the Offer. Details of any such extension, re-opening, amendment, waiver or termination will be announced as provided in the Offer to Purchase as soon as reasonably practicable after the relevant decision is made.

IGT will promptly announce the Final Acceptance Amount by issuing a news release. If Holders tender more Notes in the Offer than they expect to be accepted for purchase by IGT and IGT subsequently accepts for purchase more than expected by such Holder, such Holders will not be able to revoke any of their previously tendered Notes. Accordingly, Holders should not tender any Notes that they do not wish to be accepted for purchase.

Expected Timetable of Events

The times and dates below are indicative only.

June 18, 2018.

Invitation to tender announced by IGT and Offer to Purchase available from the Tender and Information Agent.


Expiration Date

4:00 p.m., London time, on June 25, 2018, unless extended or earlier terminated.

The final deadline for receipt of valid Electronic Instructions by the Tender and Information Agent in order for Holders to be able to participate in the Offer. The deadline set by each Clearing System for the submission of Electronic Instructions will be earlier than the Expiration Date.


Announcement of Conditional Results

As soon as practicable on June 26, 2018.

Announcement by IGT of:


1)

the amount of Notes validly tendered for each Series and subject to satisfaction of the General Conditions and the Financing Condition, the amount of Notes accepted for each Series and each Proration Factor (if any); and


2)

the Final Acceptance Amount.


Announcement of Satisfaction of the Financing Condition

As soon as practicable on the Settlement Date.

Announcement by IGT of whether or not the Financing Condition has been satisfied.


Settlement Date

The Settlement Date is expected to occur promptly following the Expiration Date. Assuming the Offer is not extended or earlier terminated, the Settlement Date is expected to be June 28, 2018.

IGT will pay to the applicable Clearing Systems the amount of cash necessary to pay the Tender Offer Consideration and Accrued Interest. IGT shall have no obligation to make or pay interest by reason of any delay by a Clearing System in making payments to the Holders or otherwise.

The above dates and times are subject, where applicable, to the right of IGT to extend, re-open, amend or terminate the Offer. Beneficial owners are advised to check with any broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other intermediary or nominee through which they hold Notes whether such institution would require receipt of instructions to participate in the Offer before the deadline specified above.

The deadline set by each Clearing System for the submission of Electronic Instructions will be earlier than the relevant deadlines above.

Further Information

The Offer is described in full in the Offer to Purchase which is available from the Tender and Information Agent (as detailed below). Requests for information in relation to the procedures for participating in the Offer should be directed to the Tender and Information Agent:


Lucid Issuer Services Limited
Tankerton Works
12 Argyle Walk
London WC1H 8HA
United Kingdom
Attention: Arlind Bytyqi
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7704 0880
Email: igt@lucid-is.com


Any questions regarding the terms of the Offer should be directed to the Dealer Managers:


BNP Paribas
10 Harewood Avenue
London NW1 6AA
United Kingdom
Attention: Liability Management Group
Telephone: +44 20 7595 8668


Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch
Winchester House
1 Great Winchester Street
London EC2N 2DB
United Kingdom
Attention: Liability Management
Telephone: +44 20 7545 8011


Société Générale
E-mail: liability.management@bnpparibas.com
10 Bishops Square
London E1 6EG
United Kingdom
Attention: Liability Management
Telephone: +44 20 7676 7680
E-mail: liability.management@sgcib.com

DISCLAIMER

No offer or invitation to acquire any securities is being made pursuant to this news release. Each Holder is recommended to seek its own financial and legal advice, including in respect of any tax consequences, immediately from its stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to tender such Notes pursuant to the Offer. None of IGT, the Dealer Managers or the Tender and Information Agent makes any recommendation whether Holders should tender Notes pursuant to the Offer.

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 States

The Offer is not being made, and will not be made, directly or indirectly in or into, or by use of the mail of, or by any means or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce of or of any facilities of a national securities exchange of, the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telephone and the internet. Accordingly, copies of this news release and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed or forwarded (including, without limitation, by brokers, dealers, banks, custodians, trust companies or other intermediaries or nominees) in or into the United States. Any purported tender of Notes in the Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid and any purported tender of Notes made by a person located in the United States or any agent, fiduciary or other intermediary acting on a non-discretionary basis for a principal giving instructions from within the United States will be invalid and will not be accepted.

Each person participating in the Offer will represent that it or any beneficial owner of the Notes or any person on whose behalf such person is acting is not a U.S. Person or a resident or located in the United States and will not be resident or located in the United States at the time of the submission of its Electronic Instruction pursuant to the Offer. For the purposes of this news release, "United States" means the United States of America, its territories and possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia. "U.S. Person" has the meaning ascribed thereto in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

European Economic Area

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.

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 the 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.

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.

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 (i) providers of investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties (personnes fournissant le service d'investissement de gestion de portefeuille pour compte de tiers) and/or (ii) qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés), other than individuals, acting for their own account, all as defined in, and in accordance with, Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 of the French Code monétaire et financier, 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 to Purchase. 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.

IGT Powering Retail Sports Betting at MGM Resorts International’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa as Legalized Sports Betting Opens in New Jersey

LONDON, U.K. – June. 14, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that MGM Resorts International (“MGM Resorts”) (NYSE: MGM) is utilizing IGT’s sports betting platform to run its retail sports betting operations as the State of New Jersey has now opened legalized sports betting.

IGT was selected by MGM Resorts to provide its end-to-end sports betting solution at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Borgata has opened for sports betting with IGT’s retail point-of-sale system, enabling in-casino patrons to place in-play and pre-match sports bets over the counter, effective today.

IGT brings significant expertise and experience to providing leading technology to MGM Resorts sports betting. IGT currently powers MGM Resorts’ retail sports betting at 10 major Las Vegas Strip properties, and mobile sports betting on the playMGM app with IGT PlaySpot™ technology throughout Nevada.

“Deployment of IGT’s sports betting solution at Borgata demonstrates that we are ready to deliver the products, technology, support and service to make retail and mobile sports betting a reality in any legalized state, today,”  said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “We’re very excited to extend our successful sports betting relationship with MGM Resorts to New Jersey and beyond.”

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.

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 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 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 SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH SOCIAL GAME DEVELOPER FLOWPLAY, INC.

LONDON – June 13, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with FlowPlay, Inc. (“FlowPlay”), a developer and publisher of community-based online social games. Under the agreement, FlowPlay can develop games including patented game features from the IGT portfolio and will pay ongoing licensing fees to IGT. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

“We are excited to become a member of the Game Features patent pool managed by IGT. Licensing these game features patents will help FlowPlay build on our legacy of success offering massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and free-to-play social casino titles such as Vegas World,” said Derrick Morton, FlowPlay CEO. “Partnering with industry leader IGT provides us with a phenomenal selection of patents that we can leverage to expand our scope of development and suite of online social games to ultimately reach new audiences.”

“We are excited to expand our game feature patent licensing efforts to online social casino game development with FlowPlay,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “FlowPlay offers more than 45 different casino-style games already, and this agreement helps to ensure that even more of the authenticity and excitement of land- based casino gaming extends to players in the online social space.”

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 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 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.

© 2018 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 Presents Expanded Hardware and Content Portfolio at Peru Gaming Show 2018

LONDON, U.K. – June 11, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced it will present a comprehensive portfolio of games and solutions for its customers in Latin America at the 2018 Peru Gaming Show, June 20-21 in Lima, Peru. The two-day event will serve as an important platform for the Company to showcase its commitment to delivering entertaining, market-relevant solutions that can fuel its customers’ growth.

“IGT is pleased to demonstrate our expanded hardware and content portfolio at the Peru Gaming Show, and to showcase how our new products such as the CrystalDual 27 cabinet can complement IGT’s other successful products in the region,” said Marcel Heutmekers, IGT Senior Vice President Latin America Gaming. “IGT will also showcase new, market-ready multi-level progressive games such as Fortune Gong and Fort Knox.”

Must-see products within IGT’s stand 60 will include:

·         CrystalDual® 27 Cabinet and Content: Featuring two, 27-inch 4K displays, the CrystalDual 27 cabinet will make its Latin America trade show debut. The versatile cabinet supports a rich library of new and proven IGT game themes, and will display a variety of multi-game bundles designed specifically for Latin American market opportunities. Standout titles on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet will include -- new diversity HD game bundles, along with USwitch™ multi-game bundles that feature a user-friendly game selector that groups similar types of games. The USwitch intuitive design makes it easier for players to find games that suit their individual gameplay preferences.

 

·         CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will showcase both core and premium titles on the 43-inch curved, ultra-HD 4K display of the CrystalCurve cabinet. The Wild Fury Jackpots™, Ocean Magic Grand™, All In™ and Mega Wheel™ games will be among the many “Proven Performer” core titles that attendees can enjoy within IGT’s stand. IGT will also demonstrate the internationally celebrated multi-level progressive Fortune Gong™ and Fort Knox® games. Both titles feature a deep library of base games and give players the chance to win mystery-driven jackpots.

 

·         Multi-Level Progressives on the CrystalSlant™ Cabinet: IGT’s thrilling new multi-level progressive, Cash Climb™ slots will be on display on the CrystalSlant cabinet. The high-energy, eleven-level progressive game will be introduced with two compelling game themes: Cash Climb Greek Glory™ and Cash Climb Heavenly Treasures®.

 

·         TRUE 3D™ Content on the AXXIS® 3D Cabinet: New TRUE 3D titles James Cameron’s Avatar™ 3D and ZUMA™ 3D will make their Latin America debut. Avatar 3D brings to life one of the most successful movies of all time, while the ZUMA 3D game presents an entertaining, vibrant experience with the game’s use of glasses-free TRUE 3D technology.

 

·         New Games for the S3000® Cabinet: The Company will highlight new game titles for its globally successful S3000® mechanical reel cabinet. The Triple Double Diamond® and Double Gold games will be must-play titles within IGT’s stand. IGT’s Money Storm® link on the S3000® cabinet will also make its Latin America debut. This high energy, multi-level progressive is available in three and five-reel configurations, and features engaging “Win Zones” that heighten player anticipation and excitement.

 

For more information visit IGT.com or the Company’s Peru Gaming Show event page here.

IGT Hyper Hits Link Premieres at MGM COTAI

LAS VEGAS -- – IGT today announced that its Hyper Hits™ link slot game recently made its Macau debut at MGM COTAI. MGM COTAI players can now enjoy two exciting Hyper Hits games – Lotus Princess® and The Golden Bow™ – each one and featuring an iconic “red ball’ mechanic that heightens player anticipation and excitement.

“We are delighted to see the Hyper Hits Link debut with our customers at MGM COTAI,” said Michael Cheers, IGT Sales Director, Asia. “The game delivers an engaging experience that was designed specifically to meet regional player preferences. Hyper Hits is one of three links that IGT recently released for Asia, and we are encouraged by our customers’ acceptance of and positive feedback about these products.” To celebrate the arrival of IGT’s Hyper Hit games, MGM COTAI hosted a series of Hyper Hit-themed promotional events June 1 -2. 

IGT Signs Long-Term Contract with Norsk Tipping to Provide New Online Bingo Solution

Contract for up to 11 years includes Room/Game, Chat Host, and Promotions management services

 

LONDON, U.K. – May 23, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Ltd. (with International Game Technology PLC and its subsidiaries, hereinafter “IGT”), has signed a contract with Norsk Tipping AS (“Norsk Tipping”) to provide its new online Bingo solution and related services. Norsk Tipping, Norway's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member, has been a valued customer of IGT, previously as legacy GTECH, since 2012.

"Since the launch of our iGaming program, IGT’s online solutions and content within multiple categories have played a key role in the program’s success," said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of iGaming and VLT, Norsk Tipping. "With IGT’s new online Bingo solution, Norwegian players can safely and responsibly enjoy an enhanced digital offering, with proceeds remaining in Norway to support arts, sports, and cultural initiatives.”

“This agreement enables Norsk Tipping, a leader in regulated digital gaming, to strengthen player acquisition and retention through IGT’s new online Bingo solution, offered in combination with online casino and instant win games and available seamlessly in a single game window,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. “IGT is proud to be part of the next evolution of their program, and to further enhance player entertainment in Norway.”

The five-year contract was awarded as part of a competitive procurement, and includes provisions for three two-year extensions. IGT will provide its new online Bingo solution, as well as complete Bingo management services including Room/Game management, Chat Host management, and Promotions management. In addition, IGT will supply a mixture of online casino and instant win content, including third-party side games. The contract also includes an option for IGT to manage a potential digital Bingo network with
other World Lottery Association member lotteries on behalf of Norsk Tipping.

The online Bingo solution replaces Norsk Tipping’s current digital bingo platform provided by IGT since 2014. The new solution, built on multi-channel HTML5 for desktop, tablet, and mobile, offers more than 10 game variants and will help Norsk Tipping enhance
players’ Bingo experience by also offering a variety of popular IGT digital casino slot and instant win games within a single game window, so players can seamlessly experience all game categories. IGT’s instant win and game portfolios feature many popular titles from IGT’s leading RGS game content library, including exclusive, popular titles adapted from the Company’s land-based game library. IGT’s exclusive game variants include
Picture and Roulette bingos.

IGT’s online Bingo solution offers both standalone and network bingo capabilities, and is part of a complete suite of digital 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.

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 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 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:
Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll-free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452;
outside U.S./Canada, (401) 392-7452
James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190
Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian media inquiries

IGT Announces Variable Forward Transaction by De Agostini S.p.A. and Pricing of Related Registered Public Offering of IGT Ordinary Shares

LONDON, U.K. – May 22, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”)(NYSE:IGT) has been advised that IGT’s majority shareholder, De Agostini S.p.A. (“De Agostini”), has entered into a variable forward transaction (the “Forward Transaction”) with Credit Suisse International (“Credit Suisse”) relating to 18,000,000 IGT ordinary
shares.


IGT has also been advised that, to hedge the exposure under the Forward Transaction, Credit Suisse or its affiliates have borrowed 13,200,000 IGT ordinary shares from thirdparty stock lenders and sold such IGT ordinary shares at a price of $28.25 per ordinary share in an underwritten public offering through Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, acting as the underwriter.


IGT is not a party to the Forward Transaction, which is described in greater detail in the related prospectus supplement, and is not issuing or selling any IGT ordinary shares in connection with the Forward Transaction. As such, IGT will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the IGT ordinary shares in the Forward Transaction. There is no impact to IGT’s income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, share count, or dividends as a result of the Forward Transaction.


IGT has also been advised that Credit Suisse or its affiliates will borrow an additional, approximately 4,800,000 IGT ordinary shares from third party stock lenders and that Credit Suisse or its affiliates expect to sell these additional IGT ordinary shares, from time to time after the public offering, in block sales, on the NYSE, in the over-thecounter market or in negotiated transactions. These additional IGT ordinary shares are not included in the public offering described above. IGT has been advised by Credit Suisse that it expects that, over the period during which it sells these additional IGT ordinary shares, Credit Suisse or its affiliates will purchase an approximately equal number of IGT ordinary shares in the open market.


This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to 2 registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


The shares are being offered pursuant to an automatically effective shelf registration statement (including a base prospectus) that has been filed by IGT with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on May 21, 2018. The final prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.


The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from: Credit Suisse Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by calling 1- 800-221-1037, or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

IGT Megabucks Awards $11.1 Million Jackpot at Paris Las Vegas

LONDON – May 9, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT)
Megabucks
® slots awarded a giant $11,183,715 jackpot to a lucky slot player at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The mega-winner scored big on the Megabucks Double 3X4X5X Pay game.

This jackpot marks the largest IGT Megabucks jackpot in 2018.

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IGT Presents Market-Approved Games at G2E Asia 2018

LONDON, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present market-approved slot games within its comprehensive product portfolio at G2E Asia 2018, May 15-17 at The Venetian Macao. Under the theme "IGNITE – A New Direction," IGT will demonstrate its momentum in providing its Asia-based customers with solutions and services that are aligned with local player preferences and regional business opportunities. The three-day event will also serve as the Asia debut for the Company's CrystalCurve™ cabinet, and a platform for IGT to highlight its systems leadership throughout Asia.

"IGT's G2E Asia portfolio is anchored in market-ready games such as Hyper Hits and Prize Disk that are approved for distribution in Macau and other key gaming jurisdictions throughout Asia," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "IGT continues to make progress towards complementing our leading Systems presence in Asia with localized games, hardware and mobile solutions that our customers can seamlessly deploy on their casino floors with confidence."

Product highlights within IGT's stand 801 will include:

  • The Hyper Hits™ game family: IGT will demonstrate the market-approved Hyper Hits progressive with base game themes The Golden Bow™ and Lotus Princess™ 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.
  • The Prize Disk® game family: The Company will demonstrate its market-approved Elephant King® and Wolf Ridge® games from its Prize Disk game family. Both titles include an anticipation-heightening scrolling prize disk above the reels that awards free games, bonuses and jackpots.
  • The Fury game family: Titles from IGT's The Fury family will be among the most anticipated games in IGT's stand. Building on the success of Wild Fury Jackpots®, The Golden Fury™ and Fortune Fury™ games are housed on IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet and feature a top-level linked progressive, followed by five-level bonus prizes that 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 Fortune Gong™ game family: IGT will demonstrate its internationally celebrated Fortune Gong progressive with base games Dragon Dynasty™ and Phoenix Rising™ titles. The games are housed on the CrystalCurve cabinet and award the prizes that are showcased above each reel when a Fortune Gong symbol lands on a corresponding reel.
  • Market-leading Systems solutions: IGT will dedicate a portion of its stand to an interactive Systems demonstration theater. The Company will highlight the IGT Advantage® casino management system (CMS) and the many modular components that have helped propel its success throughout Asia. IGT representatives will present the many capabilities of the IGT Advantage system, along with Advantage-compatible bonusing apps, Service Window, the Beverage on Demand solution and more.
Other gaming innovations within IGT's G2E Asia stand will include:

  • IGT's new Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) terminals and content. The new landscape-oriented, HD terminal is backed by a strong library of live and Random Number Generated (RNG) content, and is compatible with other IGT innovations such as Live Connect technology and the PlaySpot™ mobile solution.
  • IGT's award-winning PlaySpot mobile wagering solution. The versatile technology can extend the reach of live table games to players' mobile devices and can accommodate roulette and baccarat back betting. Operators can also leverage PlaySpot technology to give players mobile access to sports betting, slots, casino games and more from areas that extend beyond the casino floor.
  • Chill Gaming's skill-chance hybrid game Fortunes of the Brave™, and its compelling Bloomtopia™ game that grants players monetary and non-monetary rewards.
  • IGT's regionally popular Cash Cove® game with the Deluxe and Stack editions.
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 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 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:

Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, Gaming (702) 669-8177
James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190
Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian media inquiries

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IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Awards $1.6 Million Jackpot at Excalibur Hotel & Casino

LONDON – May 7, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded a $1,625,595 jackpot to a lucky slot player at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, April 29.

This jackpot marks the sixth million dollar-plus Wheel of Fortune slots jackpot awarded this year.

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International Game Technology PLC Releases Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting and 2017 Annual Reports and Accounts

LONDON, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today the release of its Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and 2017 Annual Reports and Accounts for the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, and provided updated information for the AGM, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency London, 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH, on May 17, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time (BST).

 

The Notice of the 2018 AGM, 2017 Annual Reports and Accounts, and instructions to participate at the AGM are available at www.IGT.com, along with IGT's Annual Report on Form 20-F. These materials can be viewed directly online and are also available for download in PDF format.

IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games and Live Connect Technology Installed at Resorts Casino Hotel

New Jersey casino first to offer IGT’s Live Connect and suite of

live baccarat, roulette and blackjack games

LONDON, U.K. – April 16, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that the Company recently installed 18 IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) terminals with live baccarat, roulette and blackjack content at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. The New Jersey casino also installed IGT’s Live Connect technology, an ETG-integrated solution that enables players to wager on designated live table games on the casino floor from a Dynasty ETG terminal.

This installation marks the first deployment of IGT’s Live Connect and makes Resorts Casino the first casino to offer players the choice of IGT’s live baccarat, roulette and blackjack games.

“The introduction of IGT’s Dynasty ETG terminals and content will excite Resorts Casino patrons and Star Card holders, and differentiate our casino from others in Atlantic City,” said Joe Cavilla, Resorts Casino Hotel Vice President of Casino Operations. “The Dynasty ETG terminals give our players the flexibility to enjoy a variety of live table games in an attractive, modern and approachable environment with generous personal space.”

 

“The Dynasty ETG installation at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City demonstrates IGT’s momentum in this product category and exemplifies our commitment to providing our customers and their players with advancements to the casino entertainment experience,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “By adding IGT’s Live Connect technology to its ETG installation, Resorts Casino now offers its players the option to bet on several types of table games, which maximizes the reach of live table games on the casino floor.”

 

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IGT Slots Award A Pair of Million Dollar-Plus Jackpots in March

LONDON, U.K. – April 11, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) Wheel of Fortune® Slots and Megabucks® Slots awarded two giant jackpots in March 2018 that totaled more than $4.5 million in payouts. 

Lucky slot players won the following life-changing jackpots on IGT games in March:

·         On March 10, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $1,329,057 at Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
·         On March 15, a Megabucks Slots player won $3,267,665 at Colusa Casino Resort in Colusa, Calif.
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IGT Introduces CrystalDual 27 Cabinet to North America at 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

LONDON, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse set of market-ready gaming solutions, including the new CrystalDual® 27 cabinet, at the 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention ("NIGA") April 19-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The two-day event will serve as the North America debut for the CrystalDual 27 cabinet, and an important platform for IGT to demonstrate its commitment to tribal gaming.

IGT Introduces CrystalDual 27 Cabinet to North America at 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

"NIGA presents a valuable opportunity for IGT to connect with tribal gaming customers, express our deep gratitude for their continued partnerships, and showcase our most recent innovations for tribal casinos," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive. "NIGA will serve as the North America debut of IGT's CrystalDual 27 cabinet, a hardware solution with a stunning presentation and a strong content roadmap. We will also highlight the depth and breadth of our player-tested content portfolio and demonstrate how mobile solutions such as Cardless Connect and PlaySpot can be leveraged in land-based casinos."

Product highlights within IGT's NIGA booth 647 will include:

  • CrystalDual 27 Cabinet and Content: IGT's CrystalDual 27 cabinet will make its North Americadebut at NIGA 2018. The sleek cabinet represents the evolution of the Crystal hardware series and is compatible with IGT's Spin-Splosion!™ tournament solution. The cabinet features dual, high-definition, 27-inch displays, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. IGT will showcase this new hardware with marquee core titles such as the Mistress of Egypt™, It's Magic™ Lilly, and Scarab™ games.
  • CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: IGT will highlight the deep content roadmaps for the CrystalCurve cabinet by demonstrating standout core and premium titles on the cabinet's 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD, 4K display. The Company will showcase player-tested, CrystalCurve game titles such as the Cleopatra® Gold, Wild Fury Jackpots™, Golden Gecko™, and All In games, along with premium titles such as Fort Knox® Video Slots and the much-anticipated Fortune Gong™ game.
  • TRUE 4D™ Content: Building on the recent market arrival of the SPHINX 4D™ game, IGT will spotlight the next game in its TRUE 4D™ roadmap, Ghostbusters 4D. The game is housed on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D cabinet and delivers a multi-sensory player experience by combining a glasses-free TRUE 3D™ game experience, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies. IGT will also display the award-winning SPHINX 4D game at NIGA.
  • Expanded Class II Portfolio: NIGA will serve as the trade show debut for many IGT Class II titles, including new video bingo games developed on the Ascent® platform. IGT will showcase Class II versions of the Elephant King®, King of Macedonia™, and Dancing Reels Salsa® games -- all "Proven Performer" Class III titles that have been adapted to a Class II format. Additionally, NIGA attendees can experience IGT's Class III Proven Performer mechanical reel titles such as Double Diamond® Free Games and Double Gold™ Slots in a Class II format, along with exclusive Class II content for the mechanical reel S3000® cabinet with titles such as Jackpot Polly™ and Triple Double Hearts™.
  • The CrystalCurve ULTRA Cabinet and Content: The Company will display exciting games for the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. Alfred Hitchcock Presents™ Video Slots, the next title in the Cabinet's content roadmap, will be joined by The GOONIES Video Slots and The Voice Video Slots -- both premium titles that are currently on casino floors.
  • Sports Betting: For the first time at a US-based trade show, IGT will showcase its expanded sports betting offering which now includes self-service, walk-up betting terminals, and will highlight the Company's decades of experience as an international sports betting operator. Anchored in the award-winning PlaySpot™ mobile betting technology, IGT's expanded sports betting portfolio features a suite of turnkey sports betting solutions that can serve any venue type or size, ranging from a full-scale Vegas-style sports book, to smaller-format retail kiosk environment. Already deployed in Nevada as a turnkey mobile sports wagering app, PlaySpot offers a modular design that allows for customization, and can be embedded into an existing casino app, or serve as standalone app.
  • Cardless Connect™ Mobile Systems Technology: IGT will showcase award-winning mobile solutions Cardless Connect and PlaySpot within its NIGA booth. Cardless Connect can enhance tribal casinos by giving players a mobile option for logging in and out of patron loyalty sessions and initiating funds transfers to slot machines.

NIGA attendees can also look forward to the following solutions within IGT's booth:

  • Exciting new Wheel of Fortune® titles such as Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot 7s on the MEGATOWER cabinet.
  • An end-to-end digital, iGaming solution that is anchored in proven casino, poker, and bingo content and is bolstered by the IGT Command platform and backend support. IGT's iGaming products are designed to position operators to scale their digital offering as new market opportunities arise.
  • Skill-based games such as Fuzzy's Fortune and Texas Tea® Pinball®.
  • IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) featuring an ultra-HD, landscape display.
  • New content for the S3000® gaming machine, including the Money Storm® linked-progressive.
  • The Spin-Splosion!™ video tournament solution on the CrystalSlant cabinet.
  • New poker offerings such as Ultimate X Wheel Poker®, the introduction of Game King® 8.3Rwith a new Roulette feature and IGT's first large format poker offering, Poker XL.

The Casino Macao in Lima, Peru can now entertain its guests with IGT’s latest content on the stunning CrystalCurve™

 

LIMA, PERU -- The Casino Macao in Lima, Peru can now entertain its guests with IGT’s latest content on the stunning CrystalCurve™ cabinet. Casino Macao is the first of Masaris Group’s 33 casino properties to deploy the cutting-edge hardware.

The Casino Macao players can now enjoy the HD graphics of the Wild Fury Jackpots® and Star Rise games on the new CrystalCurve Cabinet. “We’re excited to have seven CrystalCurve cabinets on our casino floor,” said Ricardo Mustafá, Managing Director at Masaris Corporation. “The cabinets’ ultra-high definition, 4K resolution screens stand out on our casino floor, while the exciting content keeps players engaged.”

IGT Presents Innovative Cabinets and Market-Attuned Content at FADJA 2018

LONDON, U.K. – March 26, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Company will present a diverse portfolio of market-attuned solutions at Feria Americana de Juegos de Azar (“FADJA”) 2018, April 5-6, in Bogotà Colombia. The localized game content and cutting-edge cabinets within IGT’s FADJA stand #26 will illustrate IGT’s commitment to positioning its customers throughout Latin America for growth.

“FADJA 2018 presents an important opportunity for IGT to showcase the Company’s progress on the promises that we have made to our customers over the last year. It also marks the important Latin America market introduction of the USwitch multi-game solution,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “At FADJA, IGT will emphasize products such as USwitch game bundles, the CrystalCurve cabinet and content, and exciting multi-level progressive themes that are designed to maximize our customers’ growth opportunities in the region.”

Product highlights within IGT’s FADJA stand will include:

·         New Multi-Game Suites: The Company will highlight its new USwitch™ multi-game solution on the CrystalDual® cabinet. The unique game bundles feature a user-friendly game selector that groups like games, making it easier for players to find games that suit their individual preferences. IGT will also demonstrate new diversity HD content on the AXXIS® 23/23 cabinet. IGT’s diversity HD suites include unique combinations of 12 new and heritage player-favorite IGT titles. Coupling diversity HD suites with the Money Strike bolt-on progressive gives players access to potential progressive jackpots on a vast library of games.

·         CrystalCurve™ Cabinet and Content: Featuring a 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display, the CrystalCurve cabinet is backed by diverse core and premium game content. At FADJA, IGT will demonstrate a variety of core titles designed exclusively for the CrystalCurve cabinet such as the Wild Fury Jackpots™, Dreams of Egypt™, All In™, and Ocean Magic Grand™ games. 

 

·         Internationally Relevant Multi-Level Progressives: IGT will showcase its 11-level progressive, Cash Climb™ video slots, on the CrystalSlant™ gaming machine with market-ready base games Heavenly Treasures™ and Greek Glory™. Cash Climb slot players qualify for one or more of the game’s variable progressives with any bet level; making the title appealing to a wide player base.

·         Player-Tested Core Video: The Company will showcase its commitment to core with content specifically designed for players in Latin America. IGT will feature more than 30 titles that are compatible with the CrystalDual and CrystalSlant cabinets such as the SCARAB™, Mistress of Egypt™, DRAGONSPHERE™, and the It’s Magic™ games.

 

·         Skill-Based Games: FADJA attendees can experience IGT’s Video Reel Edge™ (VRE) skill-based games Cleopatra® Pinball and Texas Tea® Pinball® games in IGT’s stand. These themes offer players the opportunity to enjoy a traditional video slot with an optional skill-based bonus.

IGT and Boyd Gaming Introduce Virtual Reality Platform at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Casino patrons can now compete in virtual reality tournaments in IGT’s “Virtual Zone”

 

LONDON and LAS VEGAS – March 20, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) and Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) announced today the deployment of IGT’s “Virtual Zone” platform at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. This deployment marks IGT’s first virtual reality (“VR”) installation in a casino environment, and Boyd Gaming’s first VR entertainment offering.

IGT’s Virtual Zone is a competition arena designed specifically for casino floors that enables patrons to compete against each other for Slot Dollars in spirited VR tournaments, and enjoy competitive VR games in a physical installation. The first two games to launch in the Virtual Zone are tournament-compatible archery titles SiegeVR™ and ArcheryVR™.

“Boyd Gaming is excited to offer our customers the opportunity to compete for Slot Dollars in IGT’s Virtual Zone,” said Matt Ryan, Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Adding a Virtual Reality experience to The Orleans’ casino floor is a positive step toward enhancing our entertainment offerings with new, interactive content that can reward B Connected members and engage an expanded demographic of players.”

“IGT is pleased to bring our Virtual Zone VR solution to market with our valued customers at Boyd Gaming,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The Virtual Zone melds exceptional content with industry-leading hardware and proven tournament technology, to create a unique experience that Boyd Gaming can leverage to help differentiate its casino floors and drive incremental play.”

 

Members of Boyd Gaming’s B Connected loyalty club program can buy-into The Orleans’ daily VR tournaments for a flat fee. Two-person teams can compete in Siege VR tournaments, individuals can compete in Archery VR tournaments, or players can individually practice their Archery VR skills for a reduced fee.

For more information on Boyd Gaming’s B Connected program visit BConnectedOnline.com. For more information on IGT’s Virtual Zone, visit IGT.com.

IGT Signs Patent Cross-License Agreement With The NOVOMATIC Group

LONDON, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with the NOVOMATIC Group; a full-service provider in all segments of the gaming industry. Under the agreement, the NOVOMATIC Group can offer games including patented game features from the IGT portfolio, and will pay ongoing licensing fees to IGT. Financial terms of the agreement are confidential.

"Reaching this cross-licensing agreement with IGT enhances our global expansion strategy with access to compelling product features that have proven to be successful in North America and international markets," said Thomas Graf, CTO of NOVOMATIC AG. "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to expand our creative capacity with this vast portfolio of game features."

"We welcome NOVOMATIC to a comprehensive group of gaming industry leaders who have created a vast resource of game features patents," said Michael Prescott, IGT Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North America Gaming & Interactive. "IGT's collaborative effort to build upon North America's largest slot game feature patent portfolio now encompasses a global patent pool that we believe can foster continued industry-wide innovation."

IGT Slots Award Two Enormous Wheel of Fortune® Jackpots in February

LONDON – March 12, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two enormous jackpots in February 2018 that totaled more than $2.4 million dollars in payouts. 

Lucky slot players won the following life-changing jackpots on IGT games in February:

·         On Feb. 11, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,230,391 at Boyd Gaming’s Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

·         On Feb. 18, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,185,705 at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo, Wis.

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.  

INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

IGT Awarded 10-Year Contract with the South Carolina Education Lottery to Provide a Wide Array of Lottery Technology and Ongoing Services

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), was awarded the lottery system and other services contract (the "Contract") with the South Carolina Education Lottery ("SCEL") to provide a new draw-based central system, new lottery terminals, a back-up, multifaceted communications network, and ongoing services. The Contract will run for 10 years from the "go live" date of May 13, 2018 and is the result of the State's competitive procurement.

"Since its beginnings, the SCEL has effectively maintained itself as a successful and highly efficient traditional lottery and an essential source of funds for schools and scholarships," said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. "To support the SCEL's long-term objectives, IGT will provide customized, high-performance back-office systems, heighten retailer satisfaction, and responsibly deliver sustained net proceeds – all cultivated through a collaborative relationship that puts the SCEL's needs first."

Under the terms of the Contract, IGT will provide the SCEL with industry-leading tools including components of IGT's Aurora™ platform. Aurora Open Retail, a new retail solution software architecture, will enable the SCEL to support multiple types of retailer solution devices in an efficient manner, improving time to market.  Additionally, the SCEL will receive Aurora Navigator user interface and a new set of back-office components for lottery personnel who will have the ability to customize the look and feel of the interface to meet their exact needs, help them better manage their business, and enhance productivity.

The SCEL will also receive IGT's Altura™ Flex draw-based lottery terminal which features a highly-configurable platform derived from the successful Altura GT1200 product, and a smaller footprint. A new reader for play slips is designed to reduce maintenance cycles and improve throughput. A high-resolution wide-screen retailer display will enhance the ease of use and productivity of retailers.

The latest Aurora MultiMedia digital advertising display solution will be provided to stimulate increased brand awareness, winner awareness, and player recognition of jackpots and game activities, directly at the point-of-sale. Ticket-Scan™ Plus will also be installed in retail locations allowing for players to easily check whether their tickets won. The current communications network will be replaced with IGT's patented Dual Comm Inside, comprising a combination of next-generation VSAT and cellular-based technology, providing the SCEL with unparalleled network availability.

IGT is in the process of finalizing the build-out of its primary data center located in Columbia, South Carolina, and will be providing services to the SCEL including installation and maintenance of the new central system, terminals, and communications network; retailer training; and field services. IGT will also provide backup data center services from its Data Center of the Americas facility located in Austin, Texas.

IGT Launches “Spin-Cation” Slot Championship Promotion

Lucky slot players to set sail on eight-day Caribbean cruise and win seats in a grand finale slot tournament

LAS VEGAS -- IGT, in partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines, is offering operators throughout the U.S. an exciting way to engage and reward loyal slot players via its “Spin-Cation” Slot Championship Promotion. Inspired by the success of IGT’s “Spin N Sail” promotion, “Spin-Cation” enables casino operators throughout the U.S. to send five of their valued players on an eight-day Eastern Caribbean voyage aboard the Carnival Breeze®. Lucky cruisers will set sail with hundreds of fellow slot enthusiasts and have an entry into the ship’s Grand Finale Spin-Cation Tournament that has a guaranteed increasing prize pool that starts at $100,000.

Casino operators can join this promotion by either purchasing IGT’s TournXtreme tournament solution with a bank of slot machines, or by buying into the promotion for a flat fee. The promotion is supported with a full suite of turnkey multi-media marketing solutions, making the campaign easy to deploy and sustain. For more information contact IGT.

IGT Champions Inclusion Across the Gaming Industry as a Founding Member of All-in Diversity Project

LONDON, U.K. – Feb. 20, 2018 – IGT (NYSE:IGT) has committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across the gaming industry by partnering with the All-in Diversity Project as a founding member and participant in the project’s inaugural year.

The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative that aims to benchmark diversity, equality, and inclusion across the global gaming and betting sectors. Its goal is to measure data and support an open and objective discussion about diversity across the entire industry worldwide.

The project will provide a year-on-year progress update; highlight successes, challenges and opportunities; and make best-practice recommendations on diversity and inclusion (D&I) topics for the gaming industry, such as corporate governance, internal policies, recruitment practices, equal pay, employment legislation, unconscious bias, and marketing.

“The gaming industry is unique and requires its own benchmarking in order to yield the most reliable and applicable data,” said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. “We need an open discussion on industry-specific barriers to inclusion and diversity, and offer opportunities to improve. Understanding where we are today will inform what we need to do to move the bar and make a lasting impact.”

“We sit as the industry’s first and only organization working to help the industry as a collective in terms of D&I,” said Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project. “We established All-in Diversity Project, but this initiative should be led by the industry. IGT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will help serve as a shining example to the industry globally as to leadership on progress toward workplace equality.”

“Gender diversity is not about pushing quotas or agendas,” said fellow All-in Diversity Project Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin: “The All-in Diversity Project is about acknowledging that the expectations and aspirations of the next generation of employees and customers are very different to ours, and we need to make changes now in order to prosper in the future.”

IGT and Florida Officials Cut Ribbon Operationalizing Instant Ticket Printing Press to Increase Company Footprint in the State

New TRESU Press Goes Live at IGT’s Lakeland, Florida Facility

 

LONDON, U.K. – Feb. 20, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) has completed a $15 million expansion to accommodate a new, state-ofthe-art instant ticket press at its facility in Lakeland, Florida. The addition of approximately 45,000 square feet allows space for a new instant ticket TRESU press, extra production area, a new shipping and receiving area, secure office space, and secured finish goods storage.

Since the facility first opened in 2009, employment has grown by 112%, representing $11.7 million in annual payroll wages. The expansion is expected to increase full-time employment by an additional 24% by the end of 2021.

“This state-of-the-art facility is part of the economic engine for Lakeland,” said U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross. “This facility benefits both employees and local businesses alike. From construction jobs to expand the facility to IGT using a number of local vendors ensuring the plant is kept up-and-running, the local economy is benefiting from IGT’s investment in Florida, and the Lakeland community.”

“Today is about a strong partnership we’ve developed with the Lakeland Economic Development Council (LEDC),” said IGT COO, Lottery, Jay Gendron. “Working together with the LEDC, IGT has developed relationships with Lakeland businesses and contractors, and we’ve created several new jobs as part of our expansion project. The substantial investment we are making now is a true indication of IGT’s commitment to Lakeland in the years to come.”

The new servo-controlled TRESU press is now operational and will increase IGT’s printing capacity by approximately 30%. The TRESU is the newest in the industry, incorporating the latest advancements in flexography technology, and complements IGT’s current servo-controlled Gallus press, which also utilizes flexography technology.

“The new TRESU press is very important to our printing business and allows us to service our lottery customers in a greater capacity,” continued Mr. Gendron. “The TRESU will complement and expand our current production capabilities, scheduling flexibility, and capacity. In fact, the addition of this second press actually increases production capacity in the overall industry, something that has not been done in more than 13 years.”

IGT EXTENDS CONTRACT TO PROVIDE INSTANT TICKET PRINTING SERVICES TO THE ARIZONA LOTTERY

LONDON, U.K. – Feb. 14, 2018 – IGT (NYSE:IGT) announced that it has signed a oneyear contract extension with the Arizona Lottery (“Arizona Lottery” or “Lottery”) to continue printing instant tickets. The original five-year print contract was executed in 2010 and included the option for five one-year extensions. This is IGT’s third extension, and runs through January 14, 2019.

IGT will continue providing service and support surrounding instant games, as well as long range planning for future growth. The Arizona Lottery and IGT have had a relationship since 1984. IGT also manages the Lottery’s warehouse and distribution, including vending machines. The Lottery has launched multiple games featuring IGT innovations: Super Ticket 7’s in November 2016 and Precious Metals in September 2017, as well as two Crossword Connect games, in January and December 2017.

“IGT values our longstanding relationship with the Arizona Lottery and looks forward to continuing to delivery high quality instant games,” said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. “In 2017, the Arizona Lottery saw great success with the $5 Wheel of Fortune game, which sold extremely well and aided in generating funds for the Lottery’s good causes.”

IGT First to Receive Regulatory Approval to Combine Class II and Class III Slot Play on a Single-Ticket Solution in Washington State Casinos

IGT recently became the first casino equipment supplier to receive regulatory approval from the Washington State Gaming Commission to offer Washington-based casinos a “Single-Ticket Solution” for their casino floors. With this approval, IGT Advantage® casino management systems customers in Washington can now allow their players to use a single Ticket-In, Ticket-Out (TITO) ticket to move money to, from, and between Class II and Class III gaming machines. Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, Washington was the first IGT customer to successfully implement this change on its casino floor.

IGT Slots Deliver Two Giant January Wheel of Fortune® Jackpots

LONDON – Feb. 12, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded two life-changing jackpots in January.

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

·         On Jan. 23, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $2,016,606 at Magnolia Bluffs Casino in Natchez, Miss.

·         On Jan. 24, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,501,890 at Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

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IGT Wins "Lottery Product of the Year" at International Gaming Awards

IGT PlaySpot™ On-Premise Mobile Solution Awarded for Creating New Ways to Play at Retail

LONDON, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it won "Lottery Product of the Year" for IGT PlaySpot™ Lottery mobile solution at the 11th 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.

"This award demonstrates IGT's ongoing commitment to putting our lottery customers first through player-centric design and innovation," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO, International. "IGT PlaySpot is helping lotteries grow in the mobile era, delivering the convenience and fun players desire, and helping them connect with lotteries on an entertainment platform they use every day."

A lottery first, the IGT PlaySpot™ mobile solution is designed to appeal to a new generation of players to offer compelling digital games and grow the business into retail outlets where lottery does not exist today. It allows players to purchase and play lottery games on their mobile devices while at an authorized lottery retailer, even in jurisdictions where regulation does not allow internet wagering.

The IGT PlaySpot™ solution's player-friendly, on-premise mobile app experience offers new interactive game content while complying with regulatory requirements. A customer can play instant win and live Keno games, purchase draw game tickets, and manage payments and rewards through his or her personal or guest (voucher-based) account, using the lottery's app via a Bluetooth low energy PlaySpot solution connection.

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.

In addition to the Lottery Product of the Year award, IGT was shortlisted in the Best Place to Work and Slot Provider category. In 2016, the IGT PlaySpot™ mobile solution also won "Casino Product of the Year" at the Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.

IGT Presents ICE 2018 Solutions Designed to Entertain

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced that it will present a set of world-class solutions for its gaming, lottery, interactive and betting customers at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 ("ICE"), Feb. 6-8, 2018 at ExCeL London. Under the theme "Designed to Entertain," IGT will demonstrate its commitment to creating diverse, market-attuned gaming innovations by showcasing more than 200 of its solutions in stand N3-160.

"Our ICE 2018 portfolio represents IGT's passion for driving the player experience forward through meaningful innovation that caters to our customers' market-specific opportunities," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. "IGT will showcase market-ready products that have undergone extensive internal and external testing to help ensure their performance on casino floors. In addition, we will deliver the world debut of IGT's CrystalDual® 27/27 cabinet – a modern, internationally relevant upright cabinet that is backed with a game library that our customers can deploy with confidence. Our ICE portfolio also features mobile solutions that are designed for consumers who consistently look to their smartphones for entertainment."

Product highlights within IGT's ICE stand will include:

  • The CrystalDual® 27/27 Cabinet: IGT's CrystalDual 27/27 cabinet will make its world debut at ICE. The striking hardware represents the evolution of the Company's Crystal Hardware series and gives operators a reliable, dual-screen core video cabinet option for their casino floors. The cabinet includes a range of unique features such as two 27-inch, high-definition displays, intelligent cabinet lighting, the option for bank-wide synchronized lighting, a mobile device charging port, and more. IGT will unveil this product by showcasing a range of new and "Proven Performer" game themes such as the Golden Egypt™, Ocean Magic™, Wolf Ridge™, Dancing Reels Salsa™, Golden Gecko™ and Brilliant Fruits™ games. IGT will also highlight its new USwitch™ multi-game bundles. USwitch games are compatible with the CrystalDual 27/27 and CrystalSlant cabinets, and feature a user-friendly game selector that groups like games, making it easier for players to find games that suit their individual gameplay preferences.
  • The CrystalCurve™ Cabinet: Featuring a 43-inch, curved, ultra-HD 4K display, the CrystalCurve cabinet is backed by a rich pipeline of core and premium game content. IGT will demonstrate core titles such as the Cleopatra® Gold, Wild Fury Jackpots™, Star Rise™ and ICY WILDS™ Deluxe games – each one designed exclusively for the CrystalCurve cabinet. IGT will also highlight premium, multi-level progressives on the CrystalCurve cabinets with titles such as the Fort Knox® Video Slots and Fortune Gong™ games.
  • TRUE 4D™ Content on the CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ Cabinet: ICE attendees can enjoy the next dimension of gaming entertainment with IGT's Ghostbusters™ 4D and SPHINX 4D™ games. Housed on the CrystalCurve TRUE 4D cabinet, the games leverage glasses-free TRUE 3D™, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies to deliver an award-winning multi-sensory player experience.
  • Mobile Solutions Cardless Connect™ and PlaySpot™ Technology: IGT will showcase its award-winning Cardless Connect and PlaySpot mobile innovations. Both solutions are designed to enhance the land-based casino environment and give players more choices for how they enjoy their favorite casino games. The Cardless Connect technology enables casino patrons to use their smart phones to perform a variety of actions such as initiating a patron loyalty session at a slot machine, or transferring funds to-and-from a slot machine. With the addition of IGT's Resort Wallet, Cardless Connect technology users can seamlessly initiate funds transfers between multiple casino properties owned by a single operator. The Company will also spotlight its PlaySpot mobile technology. The PlaySpot mobile solution gives players the option to wager on live roulette and baccarat games, keno, sports and more from their mobile devices from approved areas within a resort-casino. IGT's PlaySpot solution integrates with many of IGT's other casino products such as the Cardless Connect, IGT Advantage®, Live Connect, and IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) solutions.
  • New Content for the AXXIS® 23/23 Cabinet: IGT will extend its content portfolio for the internationally celebrated AXXIS 23/23 cabinet with the introduction of the new diversity™ HD multi-game bundles. At ICE, IGT will showcase diversity HD 5, 6, and 7 – each bundle comprising 12 player-favorite IGT titles such as the Ocean Magic™, Golden Egypt™ and King of Macedonia™ games. IGT will also showcase the Money Strike™ game on the AXXIS 23/23 cabinet – a bolt-on progressive that will enhance IGT's diversity HD suites 5, 6 and 7.
ICE attendees can also look forward to the following IGT solutions within IGT's stand:
  • Interactive content for the Company's Remote Game Server (IGT RGS®), including new slot games, casual games, skill-based games, and live demonstrations of a new tournaments feature.
  • PowerSight™ technology demonstrated on the CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet. PowerSight technology enables a player to stare at on-screen objects to unlock them in pick bonuses and other player-selectable components of gameplay.
  • Glasses-free TRUE 3D™ titles such as the James Cameron's AVATAR™ 3D Video Slots and Phoenix Rising™ 3D games.
  • New content for the S3000® gaming machine, including the much-anticipated Money Storm®linked progressive.
  • Chill Gaming's skill-based Fortunes of the Brave™ game and Bloomtopia™ game, along with IGT's Video Reel Edge™ (VRE) games and Skillcade™ experiences such as the Race Ace®Arcade game.
  • The Spin-Splosion! ™ video tournament solution on the CrystalSlant cabinet.
  • IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) featuring a landscape, 4K display.
  • The Quasar™ Video Lottery Terminal (VLT), along with exciting content and the INTELLIGEN™ central management system.
  • Leading casino management systems such as IGT Advantage®, GALAXIS™, System2go™ and Casinolink® systems.
  • ZEST Gaming's multi-card bingo games.
  • A new version of the industry-leading Game King® video poker suite, along with new game titles such as the Five Star Poker® 2.0 game.

IGT Appoints Its First-Ever Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Kim Barker Lee

LONDON, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT has appointed Kim Barker Lee to the newly-created role of Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Kim will be responsible for developing and implementing the Company's first-ever global diversity and inclusion strategy. Kim will also chair the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC), which is comprised of global senior and emerging leaders and provides leadership support for the Company's diversity and inclusion initiative, ensuring that the Company's diversity and inclusion goals are relevant, have an impact, and are measurable.

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 is committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the global customers and communities that we serve. Bringing more diverse perspectives to the table drives innovation and will enable IGT to continue to deliver the best products and services to our customers.  Kim is an excellent choice for this position. Her personal contribution to IGT, true passion for diversity and inclusion, and unwavering commitment, mark her as exactly what this position calls for," said Mario Di Loreto, IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation."IGT has established itself as the industry leader in gaming because of our unique understanding of players across the globe. Our goal is to meet the needs of our global customer base through a diverse and energized workforce. It's not just about numbers or demographics," said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.  "Diversity and inclusion goes beyond gender and race. We want to embed into our values a culture of inclusion where all our employees feel valued, respected, listened to, engaged, and empowered to contribute to the success of the Company. IGT will continue to achieve success by recognizing that diversity is an asset and a business imperative in today's global marketplace."Kim began at IGT in 2011 as Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, for Northstar Lottery Group in Illinois. Her role at Northstar allowed Kim to successfully implement recognized supplier diversity programs that surpassed Northstar's contractually established goals. Kim holds a law degree from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College. She recently relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Providence, Rhode Island.

IGT Slots Award Three Life-Changing Wheel of Fortune® Jackpots in December

LONDON – Jan. 11, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) Wheel of Fortune®Slots awarded a trio of million dollar-plus jackpots in December totaling more than $5.3 million. 

Lucky Slot players won the following three colossal jackpots on IGT games in December:
  • On Dec. 4, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $1,027,131 at The WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
  • On Dec. 9, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $1,484,466 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • On Dec. 17, a Wheel of Fortune Slots player won $2,820,659 at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
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IGT Secures Multiple-Product Systems Agreement with Nisqually Red Wind Casino

LONDON, U.K. – Jan. 10, 2018 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced an agreement with Nisqually Red Wind Casino (“Red Wind Casino”) to provide a range of systems solutions, including its IGT Advantage® casino management system, to the Olympia, Wash. property. IGT Advantage will replace a competing gaming equipment supplier’s casino management system.

IGT Advantage now connects Red Wind Casino’s 1,500-plus gaming machines, and enables the casino to optimize its casino floor and cultivate world-class patron loyalty programs. In addition to IGT Advantage, Red Wind Casino agreed to install IGT’s Media Manager system, along with the PointPlay®, Random Riches® and Xtra Credit® bonus applications. Red Wind Casino will further enhance its casino offering by deploying IGT’s Mobile Responder, EZ Pay®, Table Manager, and several additional IGT system solutions.

“We believe that IGT offers a very comprehensive, innovative and high-quality systems portfolio,” said Cheebo Frazier, Nisqually Red Wind Casino General Manager. “Red Wind chose to deploy IGT Advantage and several other IGT system applications because we are confident in the products’ capacity to help us continue rewarding and entertaining Club Red members now and into the future.”

“The state of Washington is an increasingly competitive gaming market, making it even more rewarding to have Red Wind Casino select IGT as its trusted systems partner,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The combination of IGT Advantage, bonusing apps, Media Manager and Mobile Responder will position Red Wind Casino to operate a fully-connected casino floor, and to offer highly personalized player promotions.”

As a leading innovator in casino management systems, IGT offers a wide range of systems solutions to meet the needs of any-sized operation. IGT Advantage, Casinolink®, GALAXIS™ and SYSTEM2go™ empower server-based solutions such as Floor Manager and Media Manager to engage players and enable more efficient casino operations. Bonusing and applications, progressive jackpot solutions, ticketing products and the dynamic Tournament Manager application drive game play by enhancing player experiences and incentives.

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IGT Expands Strategic Partnership with Optima Group for Delivery of Sports Betting Services


Agreement provides international customers with quality ongoing support, maintenance, and development of current platform 

LONDON, U.K. – Dec. 19, 2017 – IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada. 

As part of the agreement, signed on Dec. 15, 2017, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide the day-to-day management of IGT’s existing sports betting relationships in international markets, and to be IGT’s preferred supplier for delivering sports betting solutions in these regions. 

“IGT, as legacy GTECH, has successfully partnered with Optima since 2014 when we licensed our sports betting platform to them for a group of existing GTECH betting and gaming customers,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “With this new agreement, Optima will ensure that all IGT sports betting customers in the international market receive high-quality ongoing support, while benefitting from Optima’s ability to develop and enhance the IGT sports betting platform.” 

“This strategic partnership gives Optima the opportunity to focus on our strength as a B2B Sports Betting provider in the international space,” said Optima Group CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel. “As a result, we can continue innovating on our previous investments in the IGT platform, and ensure a first-class experience for sports betting customers and their players.” 

IGT Announces Retirement of Michael Chambrello

International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) hereby announces that Michael Chambrello will retire as Chief Executive Officer, North American Lottery, effective January 1, 2018. While the position remains unfilled, Marco Sala, CEO of IGT, will directly manage the North America Lottery business segment.

“I want to thank Mike for the significant accomplishments he and his team have achieved during the past three years,” said Marco Sala. “The strong leadership team Mike helped create has positioned the North America Lottery business segment for continued success. He has chosen to retire and devote his next phase to family and pursuits of a more personal nature. I respect him for that decision and join with all IGT employees in wishing him the very best.”

IGT SPHINX 4D Video Slots with Industry-First Technology Now Live and Awarding Jackpots on Casino Floors

SPHINX 4D awards $490,506 wide area progressive jackpot at Mohegan Sun Casino

  LONDON, U.K. – Dec. 18, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that its award-winning SPHINX 4D Video Slots with industry-first technology are now live on casino floors across the United States and in select international markets. The SPHINX 4D game is the gaming industry’s first product to leverage mid-air haptic technology and bring an interactive, tactile experience to video slot play.

Players at Station Casinos’ Las Vegas Resort Casinos, Mohegan Sun, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Casino di Venezia in Italy were among the first players in the world to experience the immersive game.

The Wide Area Progressive (WAP)-eligible game that combines TRUE 3D™, mid-air haptic and gesture recognition technologies is already paying big jackpots.

On Dec. 8, 2017 a lucky player at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. won SPHINX 4D’s $490,506 WAP jackpot with a max-bet wager.

“IGT’s SPHINX 4D game has generated significant player demand and captured the attention of many Mohegan Sun guests,” said Max McAllister, Mohegan Sun Director of Slot Technical Services and Racebook. “Having one of our guests be the first player in the U.S. to win SPHINX 4D’s WAP jackpot will only amplify the buzz that we are hearing about the game and its compelling use of technology.”

“We are pleased that our customers at Mohegan Sun are able to share in the excitement of SPHINX 4D awarding its first WAP jackpot,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “SPHINX 4D players can win-big while enjoying the game’s multi-sensory and innovation-packed experience, and discovering the many ‘hidden features’ within it.”

Housed on IGT’s CrystalCurve TRUE 4D™ cabinet, Sphinx 4D combines glasses-free TRUE 3D graphics with mid-air haptic and gesture recognition technologies to create a multi-sensory gaming experience unlike anything previously offered in the casino industry. Gesture recognition technology enables players to use hand movements to move and manipulate the game’s graphics, while mid-air haptic technology gives players tactical feedback as they interact with the game’s 3D graphics.

IGT’s SPHINX 4D game was named “Innovation of the Year” at the 2017 Global Gaming Awards and won the Platinum award in Casino Journal’s “Top 20 Most Innovative Products of 2016” Awards. Over the next year, IGT will introduce the SPHINX 4D game in gaming markets throughout the world.

IGT Secures 35 Percent Gaming Machine Floor Share at Newly Opened Casino Luckia Arica in Chile

 LONDON, U.K. – Dec. 5 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that it secured 35 percent gaming machine floor share at the newly opened Casino Luckia Arica in Chile. The installation is comprised of five different IGT cabinets – the AXXIS™ 23/23, the CrystalDual®, the CrystalSlant, the OXYGEN™ and the award-winning S3000®. The IGT cabinets at Casino Luckia Arica feature a myriad of player-favorite IGT game themes such as Golden Eagle®, Party Time! ™ and the diversity™ HD multi-game suites. 

“We knew that it was critical to include a range of IGT solutions to realize our vision of a world-class gaming destination at Casino Luckia Arica,” said Peter Müffeler Vergara, Casino Luckia Arica S.A. General Manager. “We worked closely with IGT to identify the ideal combination of games and cabinets from its industry-leading portfolio that will help us entertain a wide spectrum of players and quickly become a player-favorite casino in Chile.”

“We wish to congratulate our customers at Casino Luckia Arica on a successful opening and the creation of a dynamic gaming destination,” said Jessica Luna, IGT Senior Director Sales Chile, Andean, Central America and Caribbean Region. “IGT will continue to apply our decades of experience in the Chilean market to help our customers at Casino Luckia Arica leverage IGT solutions to maintain a modern, energized casino environment.” 

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IGT Deploys Texas Tea Pinball ® Skill-Based Game in Chile Casinos

IGT announced today that the Company’s skill-based game, Texas Tea Pinball ® has been deployed at Enjoy Chile-operated casinos, Enjoy Coquimbo and Enjoy Viña del Mar. These installations mark the first placement of IGT’s Texas Tea Pinball game in Chile.

Texas Tea Pinball is part of IGT’s Video Reel Edge™ (VRE) game family. Housed on the CrystalCore® Cabinet, the game gives players the opportunity to enjoy a traditional video slots base game, and the choice between a free games bonus or a skill-based bonus where a player’s pinball skill influences his or her bonus reward.

“IGT is thrilled to extend the success of Texas Tea Pinball to Chile. The skill-based game leverages innovation to engage players in a new way, and can help Enjoy Chile modernize its casino floors,” said Jessica Luna, IGT Senior Director Sales Chile, Andean, Central America and Caribbean Region.

IGT-led Joint Venture, Lotterie Nazionali, Accepts Nine-Year Extension for the Italian Scratch & Win Concession

LONDON, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT)  today announced that Lotterie Nazionali S.r.l., a joint venture which is the exclusive manager of Scratch & Win in Italy and owned 64% by IGT subsidiary Lottomatica Holding, and directly and indirectly owned 20% by Scientific Games Corporation and 16% by Arianna 2001, has accepted a nine-year contract extension for the Italian Scratch & Win concession.

The acceptance follows a communication received from the Italian regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei  Monopoli regarding the extension of the Italian Scratch & Win concession  through September 30, 2028, in application of the Law Decree n. 148/2017 recently converted into law.

Lotterie Nazionali S.r.l. is required to pay an upfront fee of €800 million in three installments. The first installment of €50 million will be paid by December 15, 2017; payments of the second installment of €300 million and third installment of €450 million are expected to be made in April 2018 and October 2018, respectively. The payments are expected to be funded by the joint venture partners and pro-rated based on their respective ownership percentage. All other conditions will be the same as the original concession.

IGT EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH THE IOWA LOTTERY TO PROVIDE INSTANT TICKET PRINTING SERVICES

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 13, 2017 – IGT has signed a one-year extension agreement with the Iowa Lottery to continue providing instant tickets and related services through December 31, 2018, following the expiration of IGT’s current extension with the Lottery. IGT will continue to provide a comprehensive range of instant ticket services for the Iowa Lottery under the agreement, 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 Iowa Lottery since 2013. During this time, IGT and the Lottery have worked together to launch several successful tickets including $2 Triple 777, $5 Ghostbusters™, and $10 Easy Money.

“IGT is pleased to continue working with the Iowa Lottery on its instant ticket program,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. “We look forward to further building our partnership while delivering high quality instant ticket games that help generate funds for Iowa’s good causes.”

Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes. They provide support for veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund; and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.

Marzia Mastrogiacomo, Lottomatica Senior Vice President, Lotteries, Inducted Into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

LONDON, U.K. – Nov. 10, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced that Marzia Mastrogiacomo, Senior Vice President, Lotteries, for IGT subsidiary, Lottomatica, has been inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017. Mastrogiacomo was honored at the induction ceremony, which took place during Public Gaming Research Institute’s (PGRI) Lottery Expo on Oct. 26, in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Marzia has contributed significantly to Lottomatica’s growth by providing her expertise and ability in the continuous development of instant lotteries, making Italy’s instant-ticket game, Gratta e Vinci, one of the world's largest lotteries,” said Fabio Cairoli, Managing Director of Lottomatica. “With Gioco del Lotto, a very ancient game rooted in Italian culture, Marzia has been able to capture the potential for further development of the game, contributing to the introduction of important innovations that have strengthened its success. We are particularly honored and proud of Marzia’s induction into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame, a recognition that rewards her constant commitment, professionalism, and passion for her work at Lottomatica.”

"I am honored to be recognized with membership in the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame,” said Marzia Mastrogiacomo. “I share this award with all of my very talented and passionate colleagues and team members, with whom the Italian lottery’s success has been built. I am also especially proud that Lottomatica and IGT contribute to the support of so many diverse projects that make a positive impact, including the recent restoration of Michelangelo’s world-famous statue of Moses in Rome and the innovative collaborations with public institutions that add educational and cultural value to our communities, families, and new generations.”

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by the 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. 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 her current role, Mastrogiacomo is responsible for Lottomatica’s strategy, development, operations, and marketing for the Lotto and instant ticket businesses in Italy. From 2007 – 2012, Mastrogiacomo was Business Manager for Gratta e Vinci, and, subsequent to that, she served as Business Manager for the Italian Lotto game, Gioco del Lotto.

Prior to Lottomatica, she was Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for retail market services at Poste Italiane (Italian Post) S.p.A. From 2000 to 2003, she served as Head of Marketing in Italy and later as Marketing Director, Europe for Diners Club – Citigroup. Mastrogiacomo began her career at Procter & Gamble serving in various positions in the Marketing and Market Research departments. She holds a degree in Statistical and Actuarial Sciences from La Sapienza University in Rome.

IGT Recognized by CDP for Environmental Stewardship

Achievement Includes Improved Climate Change Program Score
LONDON, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) has been recognized by the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) 2017 Climate Change Program for its commitment and actions in fighting climate change. The Company obtained a score of A-, placing IGT in the Leadership Band and improving its 2016 score of B. In 2017, CDP increased the requirements necessary for corporations to receive Leadership status, making the program more competitive than in previous years. 

IGT's A- score demonstrates the effectiveness of IGT's sustainability initiatives, and confirms that the Company's efforts are in line with the Paris Agreement goals set in 2015 to limit global warming. While a Management score indicates that a company is taking coordinated action on climate change issues, a Leadership score shows that a company has implemented current best practices.

"This recognition, in addition to our improved score, demonstrates IGT's commitment to continuous improvement, and is especially significant given that CDP has made its requirements more stringent," said Robert K. Vincent, IGT Executive Vice President, Administrative Services and External Relations. "At the same time that we're celebrating this achievement, we are continuing to seek more ways to reduce emissions and energy consumption across our global business."

In its application, IGT demonstrated that:

  • It increased its environmental data reporting due to an internal web-based tool, which provides a more comprehensive overview of the Company's environmental impacts;
  • It significantly reduced its emissions; and
  • It maintained its Environmental Management Systems in accordance with the ISO 14001 global standard.
IGT's approach to environmental activities is guided by the following principles:

  • Regularly assessing goals for improving environmental performance;
  • Following operating guidelines that protect the environment, employees' health and safety, and the communities in which the Company operates;
  • Complying with current regulations;
  • Ongoing improvement of pollution prevention;
  • Reducing the environmental impact of production processes in an economically effective way;
  • Providing employees with the resources they need to achieve established environmental goals; and
  • Reporting on the environmental impact of its business performance in a transparent manner.
CDP is an independent, non-profit organization that manages a global disclosure system for companies to manage their environmental impacts, and for investors to access environmental information for use in financial decisions. According to the CDP, disclosure has never been more important, and action starts with transparency. IGT voluntarily participates in the program.

IGT Features Award-Winning Mobile Solutions in SAGSE 2017 Product Portfolio

LONDON – Nov. 6, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) will exhibit a diverse portfolio of new games, cabinets and award-winning mobile solutions for Latin America at SAGSE Buenos Aires, Nov. 7-9 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center. The innovations within IGT’s stand 206 will speak to the Company’s commitment to developing and delivering market-relevant gaming solutions, and to leveraging innovation and technology to engage players across multiple platforms.

 

“IGT will extend the momentum of our award-winning PlaySpot and Cardless Connect mobile solutions to Latin America by showcasing them at SAGSE for the first time,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “PlaySpot and Cardless Connect complement the player-tested games and leading-edge cabinets within our SAGSE 2017 portfolio, and give our customers throughout the region the option to engage players in new and compelling ways, while modernizing their casino offerings.”