The e-gaming partnership between the Lottomatica Group and US gaming equipment and games supplier International Game Technology has been extended into the Italian market.
The expansion of the previous deal, which involved IGT providing game content and gaming machines to the Italian VLT (Comma 6b) gaming markets, and Lottomatica offering IGT’s full suite of online slots and game content for the regulated slot market in Italy, envisages IGT becoming a supplier of iGaming content, with a particular focus on casino games.
Also, players will be able to enjoy the same titles offered online and on mobile on over 10,000 VLTs in VLT venues throughout Italy. It has been specified that IGT favorites and well-known brands will be available instantly, and new games added regularly.
Commenting on the deal, Robert Melendres, IGT executive vice president of emerging businesses said, “When you add the existing land-based VLT agreement with Lottomatica, we are delivering true game convergence to the player, with IGT’s top-performing casino content in their homes and on their mobile devices.”
It was added by Guglielmo Angelozzi, senior vice president of gaming machines and online at Lottomatica: “In addition to IGT providing game content for VLTs in Italy, Lottomatica will also be able to distribute IGT's leading iGaming products in an integrated manner through diverse gaming channels, such as smart phones and tablets.
“We will provide Italian iGaming players with exciting, new game content while facilitating responsible play, which has always been, and is, an integral part of Lottomatica’s daily operations.”