International Game Technology (more commonly known as IGT) was founded in the early 1950’s and has gone on to become the largest brick-and-mortar slot machine manufacturer in the world. It is suggested that IGT manufactures around 50% of the total land based slot machines in the USA and in 2013 they proudly boasted a total of over $2.3 billion in revenue.
Despite such a long established history IGT didn’t enter the online casino scene until 2005 when they purchased WagerWorks in a deal worth around $90 million. WagerWorks was a pretty new company who were supplying casino games mainly to UK casino operators therefore IGT didn’t inherit a vast library of games, however they have developed an incredible selection of over 120 games which includes some of their biggest titles like Monopoly and Cluedo. Currently IGT slots are available at over 35 of the biggest online casinos in the industry such as Bet365 Casino and Mr Green, and this number is constantly expanding.
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Licensed and Mobile Slots
With IGT being the largest slots manufacturer in the world it will come as no surprise to you that many of their brick and mortar slot machines are ‘licensed’ slots. These are games which are based on popular movies, television shows, board games etc, rather than fictional games and they are a joy for fans to play as they can see their favorite characters on the reels. Now that IGT are producing online slots as well as brick and mortar slots, the majority of their licensed slots can now be played online. These include Battleship, Cluedo, Dungeons and Dragons, Elvis, Ghostbusters, Monopoly, Star Trek, Transformers, and Wheel of Fortune.
IGT have also been making major strides in the mobile casino market in the past year or two. They have already released mobile compatible versions of over 30 of their most popular slots, such as Cluedo, DaVinci Diamonds, and Pixies of the Forest. All of the recent IGT mobile slots have been developed in HTML5 form and run flawlessly on your mobile phone or tablet with iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry all currently supported. IGT are putting a serious emphasis on their mobile slots selection and it is expected that their full suite of online slots will be mobile compatible very soon – with many new releases to enjoy along the way!
IGT Online Progressive Jackpot
IGT is home to the life-changing MegaJackpots progressive, which is simply the name of their online jackpot, not the title of a slot machine. The jackpot is linked across four of their most popular slots – Monopoly, Cluedo, Cleopatra, and Siberian Storm, meaning you have some variety and don’t have to keep playing the same game for a chance to land the big prize. In order to win IGT’s Mega Jackpots progressive you simply need to land five Mega Jackpots symbols in a row on the middle line of one of the four associated slots while playing for the maximum bet allowed. That’s really how simple it is – there are no complicated bonus games to navigate your way through.
While the Mega Jackpots progressive is usually worth around the £2 million mark, this pales in comparison to IGT’s biggest land based slot jackpots. IGT are the developers of the Megabucks slot machine, which you are bound to have seen if you’ve visited a brick and mortar casino in Las Vegas, and it holds the world record for the largest ever slots win – a mouth watering $39.7 million which was won at the Excalibur Casino in 2003. Since then there have been countless millionaires created thanks to IGT, however there is no Megabucks slot currently available online – hopefully it is released sometime in the future!
Note: You should be aware that due to legal issues in the USA (UIGEA), none of the online slot machines developed by IGT can be played by American players. Legislation is already beginning to change in some states and we expect IGT slots to be available for USA players over the coming years – a move which would be very warmly welcomed!