IGT the First in the Industry to Launch Cross-Platform WAP in the US

September 15, 2018 Staff Writer Industry News, IGT 173

World-known online content and solutions provider International Game Technology (IGT) is setting food solid into the US concrete with the expansion of Internet gaming offering in the States.

By launching its Wide Area Progressive (WAP) product, IGT has become the first to release an online cross-platform in the USA.

Party in the USA

Four sites in the regulated state of New Jersey will have the imponderable honour to host IGT MegaJackpots: CaesarsCasino.com, HardRockCasino.com, MoheganSunCasino.com and ResortsCasino.com.

Two games will be available for access to begin with, those being MegaJackpots Cleopatra and MegaJackpots, but the manufacturer has announced more content coming up soon. Initially, the jackpot pool will begin at $500,000 (£382,000), and it will surge as more clients wager on the games.

Being an already established brand in the UK market, IGT’s new venture towards the US marks an important step in its history. Enrico Drago, senior vice-president of PlayDigital at IGT, has said that launching WAP across the US reinforces IGT’s devotion and leadership in the American market.

As the firm’s MegaJackpots fames carry on entertaining British players and other mature digital gaming markets worldwide, it naturally follows that American bettors should too.

Delivering “‘industry-first’ innovation that elevates the player experience across multiple channels,” Drago deems that “[their] customers in New Jersey will benefit from incorporating life-changing jackpots on proven themes such as Cleopatra and Siberian Storm into their digital content offerings.”

Successful Ventures One After Another

Let’s remind ourselves of IGT’s projects this year. At the beginning of August, the manufacturer inked a decade-long contract with Michigan Lottery, soon after which followed the New Jersey Sports Betting deal. Just about a few weeks ago IGT forged a joint deal with William Hill and the Rhode Island Lottery, making it all come full circle in the new market.

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