LONDON, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced the launch of The Ellen DeGeneres Show™ Have a Little Fun Today Slots on the Company's DoubleDown Casino social gaming app. This marks the first time a current television talk show host has extended her brand into the growing social casino world. The Ellen DeGeneres Show™ Have a Little Fun Today Slots was developed by IGT and Ellen Digital Ventures, a business initiative created by Ellen DeGeneres and the Warner Bros. Television Group.
The game launched Friday, May 13, with Ellen introducing it in her show to positive results.
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About "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Now in its 13th season, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" continues to be the daytime destination for laughter, generosity and fun, highlighting Ellen's one-of-a-kind humor, warmth and generosity, and featuring the biggest stars from television, film, music and more. The show has now earned an impressive total of 55 Daytime Emmy® Awards. Ellen has become the place for today's topical stories and a stage for the most viral sensations from around the world. Originating from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures, an industry-leading and Emmy® Award–winning producer of television series and digital content for the first-run syndication, cable and digital marketplace. The show is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Kevin A. Leman II serve as executive producers.
About Ellen Digital Ventures
Ellen Digital Ventures (EDV) is a business initiative created by Ellen DeGeneres and the Warner Bros. Television Group that extends Ellen's award-winning television franchise into a robust digital business, leveraging her vast social and gaming audiences. ellentube is an EDV venture, focused on the growing shortform video space, delivering fresh entertainment daily to mobile users globally. Psych! is the first free-to-play game to launch from EDV, following on the success of Heads Up!, which was the #1 paid app of 2015 in Apple's App Store. Founded in 2014, EDV is headed by digital industry veteran Jill Braff, who serves as General Manager and works in conjunction with Ellen show executive producers Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Kevin A. Leman II.
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