IGT started out as one of New Zealand’s best land-based gaming manufacturers before acquiring Wager Works in 2001. From that point on, IGT earned itself a spot as one of the top online gaming software providers in the world. Launching games at casino primarily targeted at New Zealand players, the company soon expanded into the European and Asian markets. Finally, the company will be making its move into the American online casino market.
Now that the American Department of Justice has announced that intrastate gambling is allowed in the country, local state governments are working hard to pass legislations which would offer the activity to residents. Nevada seems to be closest to making this a reality, providing several companies with pre-approval to launch online gambling sites to Nevada residents.
IGT is one such company. Going from developing poker machines in New Zealand to slots and other software in Las Vegas, the company has established a great rapport with the world’s biggest gambling centre. As such, it is an ideal candidate as one of Nevada’s first online gambling licensees.