IGT – short for International Game Technology PLC – is a gaming company with a history spanning back as far as the 1970s, and now one of the most recognised names in gambling across the world. Around half of all slot machines in the US are manufactured by IGT and they pride themselves in having a huge catalogue of online slots and casino games to boot.
From 1971 to Now
The company was first founded in 1971 as the A-1 Distributing Company, before going public and rebranding back in 1981. The business saw pretty impressive success with one of their video poker machines, which played a big part in their decision to go public. For them, it was a foot in the door and led to several other, significant breakthroughs in the gaming world. At the time, they were probably most famed for their Nevada Megabucks Slot Machine, which introduced an impressive progressive jackpot to the Vegas casinos. The company have gone from strength to strength over the last few decades, expanding their operations around the world. In 2005, IGT expanded its gaming solutions to the online world and became the brand we know and love today.
The brand is easily recognisable throughout the online gaming world, and it’s likely you will have played a handful of their many slot or table games if you’re an online casino fan. The majority of online casinos play host to at least a few IGT games, including popular names such as Cleopatra, Siberian Storm, 100,000 Pyramid, and Pixies of the Forest. Despite not always having the best graphics (particularly with their older offerings), they have become a firm fan favourite and their MegaJackpots games are some of the most played in the world.
IGT have really upped their game in recent times, releasing more modern games than ever before. They’ve recently added a new MegaJackpots offering (Isle O’Plenty) and an adventure style slot game called Nordic Heroes. The company have also managed to secure some impressive deals to capitalise on brands such as Family Guy and Orange is The New Black. Keep an eye out for IGT, because this gaming company is only going to get bigger and better.