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IGT's DoubleDown Casino Partners with Jacobs Entertainment Inc.
Monday, August 20, 2012
IGT's DoubleDown Casino Partners with Jacobs Entertainment Inc.09:00 EDT Monday, August 20, 2012DoubleDown's free-to-play app will be available soon for players on Jacobs Entertainment Inc. websites in Colorado and Nevada.LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced that the DoubleDown Casino application will be hosted on the websites for five Jacobs Entertainment Inc. venues.IGT's DoubleDown Casino provides Jacobs Entertainment Inc. with an opportunity to provide their players with exciting casino style game play online, while remaining connected with the Jacobs brand. Players will have access to the full DoubleDown Casino roster of games including Da Vinci Diamonds and Cleopatra slots, as well as multi-player poker. Also slated to arrive within the next few months on the DoubleDown Casino are several well-known IGT slots that are proven player favorites."What we are offering Jacobs is the chance to provide their players with a full-service casino style gaming experience while being able to see all the offerings that Jacobs also has to offer," said Eric Tom, executive vice president of global sales at IGT. "This also allows the player to try out and enjoy free-to-play slots and multiplayer poker when they're at home."Visitors who select Jacobs run websites, including the Gold Dust West Reno, Gold Dust West Carson City, Gold Dust West Elko, The Gilpin Casino and The Lodge will have the opportunity to participate in thrilling social game play, which include some of IGT's top performing slot titles, such as Da Vinci Diamonds® and Cleopatra®."We are constantly looking for new ways to engage our players," said Steve Roark, president of Jacobs Entertainment Inc. "The partnership with DoubleDown Casino allows us to interact and reach out to our customers in fresh and appealing ways. For us, it's a win-win solution."This rapidly growing revenue sharing partnership with DoubleDown Casino offers IGT's casino partners an avenue to provide extended social entertainment to their players on multiple platforms. IGT provides the largest social casino site in the world?directly on a casino's proprietary website, allowing the casino to have an advantageous opportunity to deliver targeted marketing messages to their customers. New games will be added automatically to the virtual casino, and first-time users of the app 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 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 Jacobs Entertainment Inc.Based in Golden, CO, Jacobs Entertainment Inc. is the owner and operator of The Lodge Casino and the Gilpin Casino, both located in Black Hawk, Colorado; three Nevada Gold Dust West properties located in Reno, Carson City, and Elko; Colonial Downs Racetrack in Virginia and ten related off-track wagering facilities located in Virginia; and 22 video poker truck stops located in Louisiana with a share in the gaming revenues of an additional video poker truck stop located in Louisiana.SOURCE IGTFor further information: Shanna Sabet, IGT Public Relations, +1-702-669-7537, Shanna.Sabet@IGT.com