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.
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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