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Double Down Interactive, an IGT Company, Releases Highly Anticipated Facebook Game, Texas Hold'em Poker

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Double Down Interactive, an IGT Company, Releases Highly Anticipated Facebook Game, Texas Hold'em Poker09:00 EDT Tuesday, May 15, 2012World's largest virtual casino delivers its first Texas Hold'em Poker game on Facebook; new game offers no-limit hands for players of all skill levelsSEATTLE, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Double Down Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) and the world's largest virtual casino on Facebook, have announced the addition of Texas Hold'em Poker to its suite of casino games in the DoubleDown Casino. ?The Texas Hold'em Poker game is available to anyone who enjoys playing poker, with or without their Facebook friends, and is the second poker title from DoubleDown Casino, joining Omaha Poker. "Our launch of Texas Hold'em Poker is a huge step forward for us and the poker community on Facebook," said Greg Enell, Double Down Interactive founder and vice president.  "The Texas Hold'em game launch will provide the millions of Texas Hold'em fans around the world with a unique playing experience on Facebook."Free to play, DoubleDown Casino's No Limit Texas Hold'em offers a fresh playing experience for all types of players, including:Four different playing speeds to accommodate beginning players and poker pros; A free hand-ranking tool that helps players understand the playing power of their hands; and Easy to understand poker tutorials for all poker players. "Adding Texas Hold'em to the existing DoubleDown Casino portfolio allows us to bring one of the world's most popular games to Facebook's estimated 900 million users," said Robert Melendres, IGT executive vice president of emerging businesses. "In the coming year, we will be introducing many popular IGT titles to Double Down Casino to provide our social players with engaging slot play."The Seattle-based company, now owned by IGT, offers more than 20 games and focuses on fun and dynamic game mechanics by adding a social twist to traditional casino-style experiences. Players receive free chips every day to try their hands at poker, slots, roulette, video poker and popular slot tournaments. DoubleDown Casino was recognized by Facebook as the fourth most popular game on Facebook in 2011. Recognizing the complement between casino-style games and casual games, the company continues to focus on new game development that responds to player interests.About Double Down InteractiveDouble Down Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Game Technology, is the leading casual games developer of "fun to play" casino experiences on the Internet. With veterans from top online game companies, the team is committed to providing consumers an online social casino experience that is unrivaled by anything else available. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino/ or www.doubledowncasino.com. Double Down Interactive is based in Seattle.About IGTInternational Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets.  More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com, or follow IGT on Twitter at @IGTNews or Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT.SOURCE IGTFor further information: Shanna Sabet, IGT Public Relations, +1-702-669-7537, Shanna.Sabet@IGT.com