RENO, Nev., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today it is the recipient of the inaugural Corporate Global Citizen of the Year award presented by The Northern Nevada International Center.
"We are honored to be recognized as the Corporate Global Citizen of the Year for our long-standing dedication to northern Nevada," said Patti Hart, IGT chief executive officer. "As an employer and as a partner with essential organizations that support their local residents, we take great pride in the investments we make in our neighboring communities."
The award is designed to recognize a local business, non-profit or educational institution for its role in building global partnerships, international initiatives and for improving the local economy.
"I cannot think of a better choice for this first-ever award," said Claudia Ortega-Lukas, president of NNIC's Board of Directors. "IGT is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of gaming machines and systems with a significant impact on the local economy. That's exactly what we were looking for and it's why we selected them for this honor."
IGT is committed to delivering unrivaled gaming experiences to its casino customers both locally and globally. IGT's product innovation reflects a combination of customer research, design experience and engineering excellence utilizing the Company's game design resources, IP portfolio and next-generation game development tools.
The Company takes its role as a responsible global citizen seriously in the numerous countries and communities where it conducts business. IGT is committed to providing a positive impact through the funding of organizations that benefit the communities in which the Company operates. More information on how IGT supports charities in northern Nevada and around the globe can be found on the Company's Charitable Contributions website.
NNIC will present IGT with the award at the Global Gala on March 30 at the Atlantis Hotel Casino in Reno, Nev.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com or follow IGT on Twitter at @IGTNews or Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT.