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IGT's DoubleDown Casino Partners with Golden Acorn Casino in California

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

IGT's DoubleDown Casino Partners with Golden Acorn Casino in California18:00 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012DoubleDown's free-to-play app will be available soon for customers of the Golden Acorn in California providing multi-player poker and world-class slot entertainment.LAS VEGAS, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry today announced that the Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center will be hosting the DoubleDown Casino application on their casino website to provide a free play gaming experience to their casino players.Through IGT's DoubleDown Casino application, casinos such as Golden Acorn are able to provide their players with a truly convergent gaming experience, with access to a full-casino style offering of games in one convenient place?the casino property's website. Adding the DoubleDown app to the Golden Acorn site allows the casino to offer their players the opportunity to participate in engaging game play, including multi-player poker, through the leading virtual casino, directly on their branded sites."Offering the same game titles on the web that we offer inside our casino gives us the unique opportunity to deliver fun and engaging casino style experiences to our players," said David Baggerly, director of marketing at Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center. "This is an incredible chance to drive interactive slot culture to our players, while allowing them to stay connected to our brand."Guests of Golden Acorn will have the opportunity to participate in thrilling social game play, directly on the casino's website. Included in the line-up of game play are Texas Hold'Em poker, and some of IGT's top performing slot titles, including Da Vinci Diamonds® and Cleopatra®."Golden Acorn recognizes the opportunity to provide gaming entertainment to their players across various channels," said Eric Tom, IGT executive vice president of global sales. "This solution is allowing them to grasp an opportunity to evolve as the landscape of gaming also changes, permitting them to drive engaging game play directly to their casino guests and fans of the Golden Acorn brand."This revenue sharing partnership with DoubleDown Casino offers casino partners, such as Golden Acorn with an avenue to provide players with extended social entertainment on multiple platforms from the largest social casino site in the world?directly on their websites while at the same time, utilizing the advantageous opportunity to deliver targeted marketing messages to Golden Acorn's players.New games will be added automatically to the virtual casino, and first-time users of the application will receive $1 million in virtual chips to start their play.IGT Resources:Like us on Facebook Like DoubleDown Casino on Facebook Follow us on Twitter   View IGT's YouTube Channel Check out our other games and systems   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, Washington.About IGTInternational Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's recent acquisition of Double Down Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or www.facebook.com/IGT.About Golden Acorn Casino & Travel CenterGolden Acorn Casino & Travel Center is a Native American owned business located in Campo, California, just 50 miles east of downtown San Diego and 50 miles west of the Imperial and Mexicali Valleys.  The casino has over 35,000 square feet of gaming space with 750 machines and 10 table games.  The Golden Grill restaurant and Del Oro deli offer a variety of dining specials every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The property also has a full service truck stop and convenience store complete with showers, laundry facilities and a VIP trucker lounge.  More information about the Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center is available at www.goldenacorncasino.com or friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenAcornCasino.SOURCE IGTFor further information: Shanna Sabet, IGT Public Relations, +1-702-669-7537, Shanna.Sabet@IGT.com