IGT Partners with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Provide Integrated Casino Network

IGT continues to demonstrate value of property-wide operator flexibility and ultimate player choice

Jun 10, 2010, 09:00 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major slot games players love and casino network systems that improve the player experience, announced today that The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has signed a multi-product and systems agreement featuring sbX™, IGT's premier server based gaming solution; the majority floor share of games; plus an entire suite of IGT Advantage® system products. After a competitive bidding process, IGT has been selected to provide its integrated games and systems solution at The Cosmopolitan, making the new resort a full "IGT house." The Cosmopolitan is scheduled to open its doors in December 2010.

"When our doors open, we're confident we'll be offering our players the best casino experience possible with IGT's exclusive gaming system," said The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas CEO John Unwin. "Being a new property, we were able to evaluate all manufacturers' products and systems from a fresh perspective. After we saw what IGT has put into motion with their sbX™ system, we knew they were the right partner for us. All of IGT's components add up to one thing: performance."

"IGT offers operators more choice than ever in how they operate their casino floors," said IGT President and CEO Patti Hart. "The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is now going to be part of this ongoing momentum of operator flexibility, functionality, value and player choice – all driven by IGT and the open network. We're proud to be driving this gaming revolution, and are honored to work with forward-looking partners such as The Cosmopolitan."

With the agreement comes the full IGT Advantage® suite including Machine Accounting, Patron Management, EZ Pay® ticket-in ticket-out, and a full suite of Advantage Bonusing® including Xtra Credit®, PointPlay®, Carded Lucky Coin, Delivery Games and IGT's new Intelligent Bonusing pending any required regulatory approval. The contract includes a full table management system featuring Cage & Table Accounting and Table iD®. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will also tap into powerful add-on products including Virtual Drawings and the IGT Tournament Manager solution.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino floor will feature IGT's GSA compliant server-based network which incorporates the award-winning, player-focused Service Window, sbX™ Floor Manager, Media Manager and access to the game library. The floor will also feature IGT's 3D Multi-Layer Display® (MLD®) technology.

The Service Window provides a unique player interaction experience, right at the slot machine. When the player inserts his players club card, a special "window" slides the game screen over, providing a menu of information and services that the player and operator can customize, all designed to improve the player experience. The sbX™ Floor Manager means ultimate access to the IGT game library, while the sbX™ Media Manager enables targeted messages and services to the Service Window.

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is located at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South directly between CityCenter and the Bellagio. The resort's uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. Resort features include 100,000 sq. feet of casino space; 60,000 sq. feet of world class shopping; 43,000 sq. feet of spa, healthclub and salon offerings; three unique pool experiences and multi-level integrated nightclubs. Signature restaurants include: Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by Chef Jose Andres, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ca by Los Angeles chef David Myers; New York City's Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The One Group. For more information visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

About IGT

sbX™ is currently installed at  three other Las Vegas casino properties. And on an international scale, sbX™ is installed in France, Finland, and soon in Italy.

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products worldwide. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com.