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IGT Announces Sale of sbX(TM) Tier One to Imperial Palace Biloxi

First G2S game management solution on the market includes innovative sbX(TM) Floor Manager and impressive game library

RENO, Nev., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Imperial Palace Casino Resort & Spa, located in Biloxi, Miss., has signed a contract with IGT to install the sbX(TM) Tier One package. Installation will proceed pending regulatory approvals and will include sbX(TM) Floor Manager, including access to over 100 themes in IGT's game library.

In the past month, IGT has installed sbX(TM) Tier One packages at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Mo. and Barona Resort & Casino in San Diego, Calif.

"All of our server-based gaming initiatives have culminated in IGT being the first manufacturer to bring a G2S game management solution to market. This is an historic achievement for IGT, and for the gaming industry," said Javier Saenz, vice president of IGT Network Systems product management and marketing. "Our message to the industry is that server-based solutions are available today. We are pleased that IP Biloxi has taken this important step, and we are excited about the progress our team has made to make this a reality."

Sales of the industry's first G2S game management solution have begun. IGT's partner properties and pilot locations have been critical to the company's preparation for commercial sales. Properties such as Ameristar St. Charles and Barona Resort & Casino have been instrumental in providing feedback about the system. "This has been a collaborative process, and customer input has driven important product features in our commercial solution," said Saenz. "The fact that sbX(TM) is for sale today is a result of many other achievements, and IGT's continued commitment to bringing world-class solutions to the gaming industry."

sbX(TM) Tier One is a lease-based package that combines sbX(TM) Floor Manager and IGT's AVP(R) machines, plus access to more than 100 game themes with new themes added each month and Professional Services. The Tier One package is designed to provide a partial-floor G2S game management solution without the expense of a floor-wide conversion. sbX(TM) Floor Manager revolutionizes the game theme conversion process by allowing operators to change and configure games in real time with no machine downtime - driving customer loyalty and decreasing associated operational costs.

International Game Technology (www.IGT.com) is a global company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products.

SOURCE IGT
05/28/2009
CONTACT: Ed Rogich, VP Marketing of IGT, +1-702-669-8777
Web Site: http://www.IGT.com