IGT Welcomes Foxwoods Resort Casino to the sbX™ Family

Innovative and Industry-leading Systems Solutions for Casino Operators from IGT showcased at G2E 2011

Sep 29, 2011, 20:30 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT proudly welcomes Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., as its newest customer. The nation's largest casino recently installed sbX™ and IGT Floor Manager as a way to add distinctive and dynamic entertainment for its players and simplify its floorwide operations.

With more than 50 sbX™ customers in 10 countries on 5 continents, IGT will show how it continues to gain momentum as a leading server-based gaming provider with casino operators like Foxwoods at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

Foxwoods Resort Casino selected the IGT sbX™ system because of its ability to work in conjunction with other gaming manufacturers' systems. This important functionality will enable Foxwoods to quickly download and configure IGT's latest and most popular game themes enabling them to reconfigure and optimize their casino floor for enhanced player experiences. IGT's sbX™ system is the only server-based system in the market to offer these capabilities.  

"We are proud to be the first casino in Connecticut to offer this stunning innovation in gaming on our slot floors," said Louis Rosa, Foxwoods Resort Casino vice president of slots. "IGT's server-based solution, sbX™ and IGT Floor Manager, will bring entertainment value to our players while it increases the efficiency on our floor to unprecedented levels."

"We are excited to deliver unparalleled and thrilling gaming experiences for Foxwoods and our many casino operators," said Richard Yim, IGT vice president of Systems products. "The installation of IGT's sbX™ at Foxwoods Casino Resort is further testament to the success of our server-based solutions with casino operators. In particular, IGT Floor Manager allows real-time optimization of the slot floor to ensure maximum operator performance in delivering the best game content all the time for players on the floor."

"Additionally, we are excited to debut a robust lineup of Service Window applications at G2E, which will define the future of Service Window functionality," said Yim.

With a sharp focus on delivering the Systems solutions that maximize casino floorwide performance, IGT will feature its latest Systems products designed to drive the industry forward at G2E.

As a thought leader in server-based experiences and Systems Bonusing, IGT will introduce its Intelligent Bonusing™ applications that incorporate a suite of player personalization capabilities, offering over 900 bonus combinations that a casino can customize for their unique needs and market differentiation. With these applications, casino operators can award players in real-time for achieving configurable play thresholds, configure multiple earning tiers and target specific groups of players. Awards are delivered in real time in the Service Window, AVP® digital top glass and sb NexGen® II multimedia displays using property-branded, dynamic content. The list of Intelligent Bonusing™ applications at G2E includes Team Challenge™, Big Game Hunt™ and Game Pulse™ to name a few. Team Challenge™, a social group bonus application, adds excitement to the casino floor through player collaboration and competition.

Big Game Hunt™ is an IGT Game Scavenger Hunt where players select specific IGT themes and, as they play, receive an award when criteria are met. Using this application, operators can differentiate themselves from the competition by designing new and exciting promotions. In the Game Pulse™ application players will see colorful graphics and icons representing hot game titles in the game library as well as their play history.

Also new at G2E is IGT's Universal Game Adaptor (UGA). This GSA open standards-based picture-in-picture, video adaptor enables any game manufacturer to certify and support the IGT Service Window functionality on their slot machines, while safely preserving the games' behavior and integrity. Whether operators choose a full G2S floor or UGA-enabled solution, the IGT Service Window delivers a reliable solution for the IGT Advantage® floor, an upgrade path to the future, and an enhanced player experience.

Attendees can Expect More – more creativity, more player entertainment, more excitement and more performance – in IGT's booth 2241 at the G2E from October 4-6 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. IGT Systems solutions accelerate casino floor performance and this year's G2E lineup embodies the latest in innovative Systems products.

For more information on IGT at G2E 2011 please visit www.IGT.com/G2E2011.

About Foxwoods

North America's largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® (www.foxwoods.com), is located at the Mashantucket Pequot Indian reservation in southeastern Connecticut. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Foxwoods is the East Coast's premier entertainment destination with four award-winning hotels, six casinos with more than 6400 slots and 350 table games, 97 poker tables in the only WPT World Poker Room(TM) on the east coast, High Stakes Bingo Hall and Racebook. Foxwoods also provides two renowned spas, 115,000 square feet of meeting space, a 50,000 sq. ft. ballroom, two theaters and two 18-hole championship golf courses. Foxwoods supports responsible gaming, and plays a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Problem Gambling, of which it was a founding entity. For more information, call 800-FOXWOODS or visit, www.foxwoods.com.

About IGT

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.

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