IGT and Scioto Downs Racino Show Ohio the Money with MegaHits

Excitement surrounds opening day in Columbus with jackpots starting at $100,000

Oct 04, 2013, 09:00 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned across the globe for its industry-first innovations and game-changing solutions for the casino gaming industry, IGT (NYSE: IGT), announced that it will be offering MegaHits™, a multi-jurisdictional Wide-Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot in the state of Ohio today.

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MegaHits links jackpots across multiple lottery jurisdictions, beginning at $100,000 and growing to life-changing jackpot potential. Currently live in Delaware, Rhode Island and West Virginia, MegaHits is anticipated to be placed in additional properties throughout Ohio.

"Scioto Downs is known for providing excellent product at an excellent value and IGT's MegaHits continues the tradition of winning at Scioto Downs with a life changing jackpot opportunity said Troy Buswell VP/GM at Scioto Downs Racino. "We are thrilled to be the first casino to bring the fun of MegaHits to the state of Ohio."

Fans of the IGT MegaBucks® line-up of games will enjoy the same exciting gameplay with MegaHits WAP, including Purple Passion™ and Pink Ice™.

"Scioto Downs has such an incredible history, as the first racino in Columbus, Ohio and now it is adding another first to its story, as the very first gaming property in Ohio to feature MegaHits," said Tim Shortall, IGT Vice President of NA Sales, Eastern Region. "We look forward to creating more winners throughout the state of Ohio with MegaHits."

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About IGT

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews orfacebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com

About Scioto Downs

Scioto Downs Racino, Ohio's first Racino, features over 2,100 video lottery terminal games, seasonal live harness horse racing, year-round simulcast wagering, an array of dining options and live entertainment. With a long history or horse racing, Scioto Downs has been bringing gaming to the community for over 50 years. As the first Racino to open in June 2012, Scioto Downs introduced the latest in gaming technology to central Ohio and continues to bring the best and most popular games to the property. Scioto Downs offers world-class entertainment in a customer friendly atmosphere.