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|IGT Focuses in on 'The Big Picture' at Global Gaming Expo|
RENO, Nev., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With gaming technology once again on the verge of opening exciting new territory for the casino industry, IGT (NYSE: IGT) will present "The Big Picture" of gaming in all its emerging forms during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Nov. 14-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The centerpiece of IGT's booth will be its "sb(TM) casino," showcasing unique server-based gaming player and tournament applications and download demonstrations. IGT's Advanced Video Platform (AVP(R)) machine will serve as the portal for all the server-based gaming possibilities that will be on display.
"The casino gaming experience will be entering a new era with the introduction of server-based gaming, and the IGT booth will provide a glimpse at the casino of the future," said Steve Morro, President of IGT's Gaming Division. "We'll unveil the new M-P (Multi-Player) Series(TM), an abundance of new 5-reel, 20-line slot themes, and the new AVP(R) widescreen machine. G2E 2006 will be a turning point for the casino industry, and IGT will be in the forefront."
IGT will feature M-P Series(TM) multi-player concepts for roulette and baccarat; the AVP(R) widescreen product; a new slant-top AVP(R) machine with digital top glass and a dual LCD; slant-top 3-reel and 5-reel multi-line games; new video slot themes including Wolf Run(TM), Abracadabra(TM), Ocean Pearl(TM) and Super Happy Fortune Cat(TM); and proven 3-, 4- and 5-reel slot themes.
The MegaJackpots(R) product line will be represented by the new Wheel of Fortune(R) and Indiana Jones(TM) AVP(R) widescreen Multi Level Progressives, The Price is Right(R) Cliff Hangers(TM) multi-player product, the new Red Hot Jackpots(TM) Multi Level Progressive, and Star Wars(TM) The Empire Strikes Back(TM) and Star Wars(TM) Rebel Assault(TM) video slots. New video poker themes will include Guaranteed Play Poker (a unique approach to packaging poker which allows the player to purchase a block of hands for a fixed price), Wild Thing Poker(TM), Opponent Poker(TM), Big Times Pay(TM) and Super Triple Play(TM). New Barcrest USA game titles will be Triple Top Dollar(TM), Blue Blazes(TM), Reel Hot Poker(TM), Anything But Six(TM) and Red Hottie(TM).
IGT will display the new Table iD(TM) product -- which incorporates technology of Progressive Gaming International Corporation and Shuffle Master, Inc. -- for blackjack and mini-baccarat, including table promotions applications; the IGT Advantage(TM) System suite of products; Advantage Bonusing capabilities and the NexGen(TM) multimedia player tracking panel which will showcase IGT's new Bonus Delivery Games; the Visual Slot Performance(TM) and Mobile Data Access(TM) tools; and the IGT Advantage(TM) Club Kiosk which allows players to access their own Advantage Patron Management data to easily convert points and promo awards balances to comps and vouchers. There will be demonstrations of the Guaranteed Play feature and its interface with EZ Pay(R) purchase tickets, and a special area will be devoted to the extensive WagerWorks game library which includes Monopoly Here and Now, Wheel of Fortune(R) Triple Action Frenzy(TM), Double Bonus Spin Roulette - Player's Suite(TM), The $50,000 Pyramid(TM) and Cleopatra(R).
The IGT International Division will display more than 40 machines at G2E, many in the Chinese language, with the focus on a new 7-level multi level progressive called Three Kingdom Wars(TM). This game, developed in conjunction with Sega, has an interactive bonus that lets players choose which progressive level they want to win. Themes with math models developed specifically for international players will include Shinobi two-level progressive, King Cheetah(TM), Persian Princess(TM) and Wild Thing(TM). Spinning-reel themes with Asian designs are Double Jade(TM), Silver Ingot(TM), Shuang Fu(TM) and Wu Fu(TM).
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.
(NOTE: To access and download artwork of IGT products at G2E, log on to www.igt.com/newsroom/G2E.)