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IGT is the giant in the gaming industry, land based and online. This is the company anyone has to beat if they want to become the top supplier in the world. Especially in the US, it is estimated that about 50% of all slot cabinets are from IGT. Founded in 1975 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the company with over 12,000 employees in more than 100 countries across the globe generates yearly revenues in excess of $4 billion.

The company has four main locations in London in the UK, Rome in Italy, Providence in Rhode Island, and Las Vegas Nevada. They are a comprehensive supplier of slot machines, slot cabinets, lotteries, online slots, social gaming solutions as well as gaming software and technology. It is difficult to find something related to the gaming industry, that IGT is not capable of supplying.

To complete the history, we have to look at the events and acquisitions of the past decade. The last transaction was IGT being taken over by GTECH Corporation, a US gaming technology company, after which they retained the name IGT. Earlier, GTECH was acquired by Lottomatica from Italy, they themselves deciding to take on the name GTECH. With each transaction, the footprint of the company has grown larger, ending in being the huge corporation that IGT is today.

There are so big, that anyone entering a casino in the US will not be able to avoid playing IGT games on the floor as they dominate the market. On the other hand, they have many extremely popular games that people actually line up to place their bets. At the turn of the first decade of the 21st century, IGT started releasing their firs online slots. The most epic slot from IGT must be Cleopatra and its sequels such as Cleopatra Plus. The Egyptian theme is perfectly executed, together with a minutely synchronized soundtrack and of course, huge win potential. Another game with cult status is Family Guy, produced after the popular TV cartoon series featuring the adventures of the Griffin family. Other branded slots are The Hangover, Grease, The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones. On top, they ported several TV shows to slot reels, the most prominent being X-Factor and American Idol. The game show Wheel of Fortune alone has seen a series of over a dozen IGT slots hitting the casino floors and online gaming sites.

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