The acquisition of IGT by the Italian lottery gaming giant GTEC is expected to be completed this year. Las Vegas will be the home of the combined companies. With IGT already a household name (at least among casino and online gambling fans), there was always the question about whether GTEC would keep this brand.
Today, we got the answer.
What is happening is that the combined group will keep the International Gaming Technology (IGT) name, and the GTEC name will disappear. This makes a lot of sense. Lottery players know their games through national or state branding, and GTEC are largely behind the scenes. Conversely, IGT are already a big name – and recognized as the world leader in slots technology.
More IGT Slots Online
There have been two new additions to the IGT Mega Jackpots series this month, and one of them is good enough to have made my Favourite IGT Slots list already. The Mega Jackpots are linked between different slots, and can be won from any of them – this guarantees a big (as in multi million) and quickly growing pool.
Siberian Storm is one of the new breed of games using the 720-ways MultiWay Xtra setup. This uses diamond shaped reels, and has wins going both ways (as in both left to right and right to left). The graphics, music and atmosphere of this slot have to been seen to be fully appreciated. It has already spawned some close ‘clones’, but for my money will be hard to beat.
The other one is Cleopatra II. This is more of an old-school slot setup, and will appeal to those who do not like any nonsense with their slot games. This ancient Egyptian franchise has been a winner since the first (3 reel) games came out. With the higher payouts / higher variance 5-reel games already a success online, I can see the addition of a Mega Jackpot as a very wise choice.
IGT Articles here at HTG
There are already a bunch of reviews of some top IGT Slots (including Ghostbusters) here. I recently added a new guide which was written after reviewing 70 different games for another website. My top choice surprised even me… You can see the list in this Best IGT Slots article.
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