IGT's DoubleDown Casino Partners with Casino Del Sol Resort in Ariz.

Free social gameplay will soon be available on the Tucson, Ariz. casino website, marking Double Down Interactive's first land-based partnership.

Jul 26, 2012, 09:00 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry today announced that Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Ariz. will be embedding the DoubleDown Casino app onto its website for casino players.

Beginning next week, players and enthusiasts of the Casino Del Sol Resort will be able to engage in thrilling social game play, including multi-player poker, right on the Casino Del Sol Resort website. This will allow guests to try out the hottest selection of poker play, slots and table games; including some of IGT's popular slot themes on their casino floor, such as Da Vinci Diamonds®, through unprecedented access to the DoubleDown Casino line-up of entertainment.

"Casino Del Sol Resort is proud to be the first land-based casino to offer DoubleDown games," said Roy Corby, COO of Casino Del Sol Resort. "The casino gaming landscape is changing every day, so it's vital that our offerings evolve to ensure guests' experiences are nothing less than extraordinary."

Casino Del Sol Resort is the first of many planned partners that will feature the DoubleDown Casino app on its casino branded websites. This revenue sharing partnership allows Casino Del Sol Resort to provide players with extended social entertainment time and value by the largest social casino site in the world – right on their website while at the same time, delivering upcoming and exciting news at the property itself.

"Casino Del Sol Resort is committed to offering more entertainment options to its players as it recognizes that more players are enjoying social casino games through various channels," said Eric Tom, IGT executive vice president of global sales. "Bringing the engaging line-up of DoubleDown's free to play games to the resort's website allows it to provide casino-style play while promoting loyalty to the Casino Del Sol brand."

Starting next week, please visit CasinoDelSol.com to see how Casino Del Sol Resort is using the DoubleDown Casino to engage their players. New games will be added automatically to the virtual casino, and first-time users of the app will receive $1 million in virtual chips to start their play.

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About Double Down Interactive

Double Down Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Game Technology, is the leading casual games developer of "fun to play" casino experiences on the Internet. With veterans from top online game companies, the team is committed to providing consumers an online social casino experience that is unrivaled by anything else available. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or www.doubledowncasino.com. Double Down Interactive is based in Seattle, Washington.

About IGT

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's recent acquisition of Double Down Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or www.facebook.com/IGT.

About Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center

Located in southwest metropolitan Tucson, Ariz., the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with more than 17,000 enrolled members. The Tribe owns and operates several enterprises including southern Arizona's newest AAA Four Diamond-rated destination, Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center. Casino Del Sol Resort is a 215-room, 161,000-square-foot resort that features more than 65,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and convention space; Hiapsi, a full-service spa; and several restaurants and lounges including PY Steakhouse, Prema Lounge and Starbucks. Scheduled to open in 2013, Sewailo golf course will soon be among the impressive amenities available to guests. This 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by PGA golfer Notah Begay III will also feature a Jack Nicklaus Academy of golf – the first in Arizona. The Pascua Yaqui reservation is also home to two casinos: Casino of the Sun and Casino Del Sol. Non-gaming enterprises include the Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (AVA), a 5,000-seat open-air concert venue; and the Del Sol Marketplace, which includes a gas station, car wash, convenience store and smoke shop. For more information call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829) or visit www.CasinoDelSolResort.com. Follow Casino Del Sol on Facebook and Twitter.

Da Vinci Diamonds was created by High 5 Games. For more information on High 5 Games (H5G), go to www.high5games.com.