Many online and mobile casino software providers had an extremely busy end to 2012 and IGT were no different. Many felt that they were simply not making the most of their extensive library of games when it came to mobile early in 2012, but they then made huge strides to ensure that they quickly shook off that reputation. While it is true that they have more untapped potential than any other manufacturer in terms of adapting games for mobile use, the fact remains that they are leaving the competition in the dust and rapidly making up for lost time. Mobile casino players will have already noticed a vast influx of new familiar titles as part of their favourite mobile offerings, and December saw two of the biggest deals so far.
The first set of great news for fans of the company’s games in December came in the form of the release of a mobile version of Crown of Egypt. It joined mobile IGT classics such as Da Vinci Diamonds in giving players yet another excellent new option for playing slots on the move, and has already seen impressive take up among all types of players – particularly those that are fond of the numerous unique features such as the 1,024 Ways to Win system and IGT’s patented MultiWay Xtra betting facility. The game, alongside other high quality IGT mobile games, is already available at Virgin Mobile Casino, one of our most highly recommended operators.
The great news for both fans of the company and IGT themselves did not end there as they then went on to sign deals with two of the largest brands in sports betting, online and mobile gambling in Europe. Clearly the days of casino operators relying on a single software provider are long gone as both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power have chosen to add IGT’s games to their mobile offerings, integrating each of them into their existing interfaces. These new partnerships serve to illustrate IGT’s confidence in the quality of their mobile games, with Paddy Power already offering mobile casino games from Net Entertainment and Playtech, and Ladbrokes previously being powered by Microgaming. It is also testament to how flexible the IGT platform is, as it can be integrated seamlessly into offerings from any other mobile provider.
Both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power were naturally delighted to add IGT’s mobile casino games to their portfolios, with players now having mobile access to classics such as Da Vinci Diamonds from absolutely anywhere. The news also gives great hope to fans of other mobile casinos operators, as alternative companies will no doubt see just how easy it is to expand their offering regardless of their existing software provider and titles such as Cats and Wolf Run may well soon be heading to their devices.