IGT is a publicly traded Gaming Technology company (NYSE - IGT) based in Reno, Nevada. Founded in 1975 by William "Si" Redd, the company maintains offices in Las Vegas where the company, then know as A-1 Supply, originally started.
The company launched its slot manufacturing business with blackjack and draw poker console machines after acquiring Nutting Enterprises in 1976. A-1 Supply also acquired the largest slot route in Las Vegas at the same time. The company became IGT in 1981 and went public with a stock offering in September. The history of IGT reveals great success from humble beginnings.
IGT's Fortune video slots were an overwhelming success and soon video poker slots were found in most casinos around the state. The slot route offered many local bars and new locations opened up after the success of video poker.
Today IGT specializes in design, development, manufacturing, distribution, and sales of computerized gaming equipment, software, and network systems worldwide. Outside the USA the company has offices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom.
IGT has been involved in online gaming since 2005 in locations where such wagering is legal.
IGT's most popular games include Megabucks, Wheel of Fortune, Star Wars and Sex and the City. Video poker favorites include Triple Play, All Star Poker and Spin Poker.