International Game Technology, or IGT, is an absolute giant in the world of physical slot machines, making almost half of the games you'll find in casinos in the United States. In 2012, IGT decided to make a bold move into the online casino space as well, acquiring several companies and turning them into IGT Interactive. This division is focused on bringing the parent company's tremendous brand equity and resources to bear on online gaming, and it's succeeding in that aim so far with a line of games for both regular and mobile online casinos.
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As you might expect, IGT Interactive's flagship products are slots games. Many are based on already popular physical slot machines like Monopoly, and the total number of games currently stands at almost 100. IGT has both branded slots and classic themes like Da Vinci Diamonds and Cleopatra, and the games are available in 15 languages and 32 different currencies. The Interactive team works with the land-based designers right from the start on new releases to ensure that they will work both online and in brick and mortar gambling locales.
IGT Interactive is bringing the same spirit of innovation to table games despite having a relatively limited selection for now. The company has introduced its own spin on roulette with Triple Spin Roulette, where one bet can play on three wheels simultaneously. It also teamed up with the man known in the gambling industry as the Wizard of Odds, Michael Shackleford, to come up with a proprietary table poker game called Three Card Second Chance. Last but not least, IGT has its own 21 variation called Power Blackjack to spice things up for blackjack aficionados.
Though IGT Interactive purchased an existing online poker network to serve several European markets in 2011, it quietly sold off those assets and exited that venture in late 2012. The company still has plans on serving US players, winning one of the first licenses granted by the Nevada Gaming Commission. It also purchased DoubleDown Casino, a maker of social casino games, with an eye on having products ready to go in case the US government changes its stance on online gaming. It would come as absolutely no surprise if IGT Interactive was a major player in the United States should that come to pass.