IGT is undoubtedly the dominant force in the land based casino industry and is well out in front in terms of the number of machines in use at casinos and clubs around the world. However, one thing that has continued to confound both online and mobile players is just how long it has taken the company to bring their expertise to their respective markets, with many players feeling that they are lagging behind substantially compared to the likes of Microgaming and Playtech.
This week’s ICE even at London’s ExCel has done a lot to dispel these thoughts however, as the IGT team were out in full force to demonstrate a range of new products and services that cover land based, online and mobile casinos and continue the firm’s reputation for innovation. It had already started out as a good week for the company, as they picked up the Remote Product of the Year award at the conference’s dedicated awards night, as reported here at MobileCasino.net. Such success on the eve of the event could well have been the high point for IGT over the week, but fortunately fans of the brand were not disappointed as they had more to offer at the show itself than virtually any other big name slots developer.
Much of the news concerned their on-going online expansion, an area where IGT still needs to consolidate its position in order to bring it into line with their land based operations. Such operations were also heavily represented during the course of the event. Among some of the biggest launches were the official CSI Video Slots and the unique Multi-Layer Display system that adds something of a new perspective to traditional slots. Even Dolly Parton made an appearance (not literally) as she is the themed central character of one of IGT’s latest land based games.
The company also enhanced their reputation as a full service casino software provider after demonstrating their very own sbX Floor Manager and sbX Analytics systems, with the latter being of particular interest to land based casinos as it is touted as being the best solution for analysing real time slots performance.
Of particular interest to our readers will be the continuing demonstrations of the IGT Casino Remote Game Server – the very package that won the award on the eve of the show. Among the titles on display at the event were some of the most popular land based classics of all time, including Cleopatra, Da Vinci Diamonds, Wolf Run and Kitty Glitter. Each game was displayed in both online and mobile contexts, and mobile players can expect a wide range of additions to the platform over the next year.
Indeed, one of our most highly recommended mobile casinos has wasted no time in taking IGT up on their offer, and our readers can already enjoy the mobile titles listed above at Mr Green Mobile Casino, one of the first operators in the world to add the flexible Remote Game Server to its mobile offering. You can find out more about Mr Green Mobile in our dedicated review.