LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced the Company is a leading provider in the Ohio video lottery terminal (VLT) market, after the placement of 756 VLTs at the Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus, Ohio.
Scioto Downs is the only racetrack in the state to be granted a license for the operation of VLTs. The recent refurbishment of the racino provided IGT with a strong foothold in the Midwestern VLT market, as the popular racing and gaming establishment recently added over two-thousand VLTs to its casino floor, with a third of the sale contracted to IGT. A roster of slot machine entertainment, which includes IGT's expansive 300-plus game theme library, will certainly help Scioto Downs to become a favorite hotspot for locals.
"We are proud to be a part of the expansion at Scioto Downs," said Eric Tom, IGT executive vice president of Global Sales. "Our extensive selection of game themes equips them with a library full of best of breed games, which will engage the players on their floor, and allow for an investment for years to come." The racino plans to further build out its floor, expecting to add an additional 54 machines from IGT by the end of the year. As the first to be granted license to operate VLTs in Ohio, Scioto Downs is pioneering the VLT experience in the state. The Ohio Lottery Commission expects that the revenue from the operation of the VLTs will generate up to three million dollars per month for the state.
For more information on Scioto Downs, please visit http://sciotodowns.com.
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