IGT's sbX(TM) Casino Management System Goes Live in Finland

International adoption of sbX(TM) continues with installation at Grand Casino Helsinki

Jun 24, 2010, 09:00 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the games players love and network systems that improve the player experience, announced today the installation of sbX™ at Grand Casino Helsinki in Finland. After thorough training and a smooth installation, Grand Casino Helsinki experienced a flawless go-live on almost 20 percent of its gaming floor with IGT's sbX™ Experience Management System.

"We were pleased with IGT's installation and go-live. The system provides us more flexibility on game configuration, and the large game library allows us to give our players a wide variety of theme choices. With access to the game library, we're able to quickly optimize our floor to offer players even more of their favorite games," said Heikki Rinta-Panttila, casino general manager for Grand Casino Helsinki.

"sbX™ provides operators with a library of games of more than 100 international game releases and includes multi-denomination and multi-percentage capabilities. Because new game releases are continuously sent to the customer and several games can be downloaded simultaneously into one cabinet, operators can keep their floor fresh at all times," said Ali Civile, sales director for IGT Europe. "The integration of the IGT Casinolink® management system, EZ Pay® ticketing and IGT's sbX™ Floor Manager at Grand Casino Helsinki simplifies their operation, and allows the casino to maximize the benefits of each of these three successful management resources."

sbX™ is currently installed at ARIA at CityCenter and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In the U.S., The sbX™ Tier One package is currently installed at Ameristar St. Charles Casino Resort, Barona Resort and Casino, Colusa Casino, FireKeepers Casino, MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino Hotel, IP Biloxi Casino Resort, and The Orleans Hotel and Casino. And on an international scale, sbX™ is installed at Casino d'Evian in France, Casino di Venezia in Italy and will install at Casino de la Valee, also in Italy.

Grand Casino Helsinki is part of RAY, Finland's Slot Machine Association. All of its profits are distributed to support health and welfare work. As Finland's sole casino, Grand Casino Helsinki operates 300 slot machines of which more than 65 percent are manufactured by IGT.

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