Tuesday February 25,2014 : IGT EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH ACTION GAMING FOR VIDEO POKER
Acquires patents currently used in IGT games
International Game Technology (IGT) has expanded on its exclusive agreement with long-time partner Action Gaming for the development of multi-hand video poker games for both land-based and online play.
Forming part of the deal, IGT has purchased patents from Action Gaming which are currently used in IGT games such as All-Star Poker®, Ultimate X Poker® and Hyper Bonus Poker®. These patents are also being utilised in the creation of new video poker themes.
"IGT and Action Gaming enjoy an outstanding partnership, working together to create the games that video poker players love, while providing casinos with some of the highest-earning games on their floors. This new agreement propels our creation and development of best-in-class content for casinos, for wager online, and in the social environment for IGT's DoubleDown Casino," said Joe Sigrist, IGT VP Game Development and Global Product Management.
"We are confident that the sale of these patents to IGT will ensure its leadership of the video poker market for the foreseeable future," said Ernie Moody, owner of Action Gaming. "We are very proud of the popular and high revenue producing games we've created for the industry and especially of the successful partnership we've enjoyed with IGT."