We are proud to be a partner with IGT in the new Illinois gaming market," said Vince Gumma, president of AVS. "Only IGT can provide the very best games and machines to Illinois, and AVS is thrilled to be the sole provider of these proven player-favorite products to this new market. We are excited about the possibilities and look forward to continuing IGT's proven track record of providing the best-of-the-best to this market."
The Illinois Video Gaming Act legalizes the use of Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) in certain liquor establishments, truck stops and fraternal/veterans clubs in the state. As part of the Video Gaming Act, video gaming terminals must be sold through a licensed distributor.
Subject to jurisdiction approvals, IGT products available for this market will include video poker, video lineup (video reel) and video blackjack games. Proven player-favorite poker themes will include Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Triple Double Bonus, Bonus Poker and many more. A number of player favorite video lineup themes will be available such as Cleopatra, Super 8 Race, Wolf Run and Texas Tea to name a few. And to showcase IGT's games and create the ultimate player experience, IGT will offer three different gaming machines to this new market including the E20 Upright, G20 Bar-Top and the G22 Slant.
"IGT's products can be found in every VGT market in the U.S. including Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota and West Virginia," said Eric Tom, executive vice president North America sales and global marketing for IGT. "We look forward to continuing this success through our partnership with AVS in Illinois. IGT's experience and knowledge in these types of gaming markets paired with AVS' deep understanding of Illinois is a win-win for everyone."
IGT has been involved with VGT gaming markets since the first one opened in Montana in 1985. Since then, IGT has worked with every VGT gaming market that has opened. Today, IGT is the only gaming company that still provides machines in every VGT gaming market in the United States.
IGT and AVS will showcase the machines and games for the new Illinois gaming market May 17 at the Holiday Inn in Mount Vernon, May 18 at the Holiday Inn in Peoria and May 20 at the AVS offices in Chicago.