We are honored to have won these awards and are proud of IGT's industry-leading games and systems," said Eric Tom, COO for IGT. "They are the latest to join our growing list of award-winning products. Our talented teams at IGT are dedicated to creating the best games and systems for our customers. And the momentum of winning both industry and player recognition will continue, thanks to the hard work and dedication of all our teams."
IGT's Reel Edge Series received the prestigious first-place honor for Best Slot Product at the 8th Annual Gaming and Technology Awards. Presented by Global Gaming Business magazine, the awards were given out on November 17, at this year's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The Reel Edge Series brings skill to the casino floor. For the first time, spinning-reel players can stop the reels to attempt to create wins and use an arcade-style joystick to control the outcome of the 100 % skill-based bonuses in the top box. In addition, IGT's Texas Hold'em Heads Up Poker was named a winner in the Best Table Game Product or Innovation category.
IGT continues to earn industry recognition with a fourth award for its Media Manager product. In Casino Enterprise Management magazine's inaugural Hospitality Operations Technology Awards, IGT's Media Manager won first place in the Media and Content Management category. Media Manager gives casino operators the ability to organize and deploy content more efficiently by sending it directly to the player--right at the machine through the Service Window, top box and other media displays.
In this year's Strictly Slots Best of Slots Awards, IGT was an overwhelming reader favorite and received 35 awards. This large haul of wins included nine first-place awards. IGT's first-place honors included Best New Video Slot for the extremely popular Sex and the City Slots. The player favorite Wheel of Fortune Slots took five of the nine first-place mentions: Favorite Reel Slot Machine, Best Reel Slot Graphics/Design, Best Reel Slot Theme, Best Progressive Reel Slot Machine and Best Reel Slot Bonus Round. And IGT's video poker games were awarded Best Video Poker Game for Jacks or Better, Best Video Poker Bonus Game for Double Double Bonus Poker and Best New Video Poker Game for Quick Quads Poker.