International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a deal to provide the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) with a central monitoring system that will be used to analyze electronic gaming devices across the state.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH Corporation, IGT’s INTELLIGEN will monitor as many as 20,000 devices at more than four venues in Massachusetts.
The Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville will be the first venue to be monitored by the MGC beginning June 24th using either SAS or the Gaming Standards Association’s Game to System (G2S) protocol. The system will also provide the regulator with advanced security and financial monitoring functionality.
The $250m Plainridge facility will feature 1,250 slot machines, as well as video poker video blackjack games among others.
The Massachusetts launch represents the sixth implementation of INTELLIGEN by IGT in the US market.
“IGT welcomes the opportunity to assist the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in building this new and exciting business endeavor in the Commonwealth,” said IGT CEO, North America Lottery Michael Chambrello. “We have leveraged more than 20 years of development expertise along with intelligence gathering and validation sessions with gaming central system clients throughout the world to produce a system that meets both their current and future needs: the INTELLIGEN system.”
“We look forward to working closely with the Commission to deliver this flexible, secure, and robust system that will allow them to effectively manage their new business and help to generate additional revenue for the Commonwealth.”
IGT expects the agreement to net approximately $23m in revenue for 10 years.
IGT pays a couple of jackpot winner on Mother’s Day
On Tuesday, IGT paid a pair of million-dollar jackpot wins totaling to more than $2.3m to a couple of unknown woman playing Wheel of Fortune video slots during the Mother’s Day weekend.
The first winner won $1,177,546 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. She was playing a Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond video slot and didn’t realize she won big until employees informed her of the jackpot amount. Then the next day, a slot player, also playing on a Wheel of Fortune Triple Diamond video slot, won $1,201,540 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.