The Orleans Hotel & Casino Named as IGT's First sbX(TM) Field Trial Location in Nevada on Non-IGT System

IGT's enterprise-wide agreement with Boyd Gaming demonstrates flexibility of sbX(TM)

Jun 02, 2010, 09:00 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, June 2 /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 that Boyd Gaming signed an agreement making The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas the first official Nevada field trial location for sbX™ Floor Manager on a competitor systems network. The agreement is proof of sbX™ Floor Manager's flexibility, the continued industry-wide adoption of IGT's sbX™ server-based gaming solution, and demonstrates the system's superior functionality and design.

"The Orleans is very excited to introduce the sbX™ system," said Michael Laubach, Director of Slot Operations at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. "Boyd Gaming is proud to be an early adopter of this innovative technology. We are ready to use the system to enhance our operations and for creating unique experiences for our customers."

IGT has installed its award-winning sbX™ Floor Manager system on select AVP® machines at The Orleans as part of the field trial. sbX™ Floor Manager is GSA-compliant and will work alongside The Orleans' existing casino management system. sbX™ Floor Manager provides The Orleans unlimited access to IGT's expansive game library of nearly 300 game themes with new themes added each month. It also allows casino operators to change themes in near real-time to match player interest, offer the freshest game content and reduce the time it takes to place new themes on the floor.

"IGT's field trial with Boyd Gaming and The Orleans is an exciting partnership," said Eric Tom, IGT executive vice president of sales and marketing. "Boyd Gaming is a savvy operator looking for solutions that streamline processes, differentiate its brand and provide the highest level of engaging player entertainment. We are pleased to welcome Boyd Gaming to the growing list of innovators installing sbX™ and look forward to the potential of expanding sbX™ to other Boyd locations in the future."

sbX™ is a casino systems tool kit that lets casino operators design and deliver customized player experiences. sbX™ is designed to provide a partial, bank-by-bank or full floor server-based game management solution that allows operators to evolve on their own timeline.

sbX™ is currently installed at ARIA at City Center and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. 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, and IP Biloxi Casino Resort. And on an international scale, sbX™ will install this spring at Casino d'Evian in France, Grand Casino Helsinki in Finland, and Casino di Venezia and Casino de la Valee, both in Italy.

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