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IGT Granted License from Gaming Commission for Online Poker

Thursday, June 21, 2012

IGT Granted License from Gaming Commission for Online Poker22:00 EDT Thursday, June 21, 2012The unanimous decision given by the Nevada Gaming Commission brings IGT one step closer to providing an online wager-based poker platform to their Nevada casino partners.LAS VEGAS, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems technology, today was granted licenses for online gaming by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC).IGT's interactive gaming service provider and manufacturer licenses allow the Company to partner with Nevada casino operators to provide online poker to their players."This is an exciting day for interactive wager-based gaming," said Patti Hart, IGT chief executive officer. "We are honored to be granted the opportunity to support our customers as they further expand their operations to include online play in the State of Nevada."With over a decade of interactive gaming experience, including being the only American supplier to operate a poker network today, IGT is primed to become the provider of choice for its customers in Nevada as plans for online poker moves forward in the state. Now that the NGC has made its ruling, next steps will include the technical approval of the IGT poker product.Visit to learn more about IGT's line-up of thrilling core and licensed game titles and industry leading systems that provide casino operators with cutting-edge ways to optimize ROI and enhance player experience.IGT Resources: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter   View IGT's YouTube Channel Check out our games and systems  About IGTInternational Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is the foremost provider of games and systems which have a global appeal to all casino gaming markets. IGT is making the promise of convergent gaming experiences possible by bringing casino entertainment to social, mobile, interactive and land-based gaming platforms for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or   SOURCE International Game TechnologyFor further information: Shanna Sabet, IGT Public Relations, 702-669-7537,