IGT (short for International GameTechnology) develops and provides gaming platforms for both physical and online casinos.
IGT became famous in the 1970s. Its Slot machines were operated by many Casinos in the USA. It became one of the first companies to introduce digital technologies into slot machines. In the late 1980s, the company launched the Nevada Megabucks machines. They became the world’s first progressive jackpot slot machines. The Nevada Megabucks machines were connected to each other, and the top prize was $1 million.
IGT then focused on the rapidly growing Online Gaming market in 2005 and bought WagerWorks, one of the largest Online Casino software providers at the time. In 2010, IGT took over the top of the market and won over 50 awards. It was incorporated by GTECH in 2015. To everyone’s great surprise, the IGT brand name was changed in favor of GTECH.