IGT Announces Agreement with Loto-Quebec to Supply Interactive Casino Games
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced an agreement today to supply interactive online casino games to EspaceJeux.com, Loto-Quebec’s Online Gaming Site. The games will launch this year on EspaceJeux.com for players in Quebec, Canada.
During the first phase of this agreement, IGT will provide access to four of its top-performing titles: Cleopatra®, Wheel of Fortune® – Hollywood Edition, MONOPOLY with Pass Go Bonus(TM) and CLUE. These games will be hosted on the Loto-Quebec servers in Montreal.
“The addition of Loto-Quebec as an interactive business-to-business partner is further proof of our commitment to the North American online and mobile market,” said Robert Melendres, IGT executive vice president, Emerging Businesses. “IGT creates great-performing games players love, whether they are playing in land-based casinos, or on their laptops. Convergence is crucial to the future of North American casino gaming and IGT is in the best position to provide the many options operators such as Loto-Quebec are looking for as they expand their operations.”
The second phase will integrate the IGT Casino remote game server (rgs®), which will allow for another 16 IGT online games, developed in Canadian French, to be available on EspaceJeux.com. Upon completion of this integration, they also will have access to the full IGT game library of titles including player favorites such as Da Vinci Diamonds®, Siberian Storm® and Fire Opals®. The IGT Casino rgs(TM) games will be served from a new IGT datacenter in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Further rgs(TM) releases will see more than 30 casino-style games available by the end of 2012, including several IGT Video Poker titles. All games supplied will be available in English and Canadian French.
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