IGT Launches UK’s First Cloud Link Across Multiple Casinos at Aspers
International Game Technology (IGT) is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of slot games both online and offline. They are well known in the online gaming community for their design, development and production of slot machines, casino games and gaming software for online and mobile platforms. Recently IGT have been all over the online networking site news with the tag-line “IGT launches UK’s first cloud link.” In a new industry first, the major software developer was proud to announce that their IGT cloud platform had officially gone live across four Aspen Casino properties in the UK.
103 Machines linked Across 4 Casinos
The news that IGT launches UK’s first cloud link spread like wild fire though the gaming community. So what did this mean for UK casino fans? Essentially the IGT cloud platform links 103 slot machines across four major casinos in the UK located in Milton Keynes, Stratford, Newcastle and Northampton. The machines are all linked up to a single network meaning that players in any of the four casinos can play the latest IGT slots with on a single linked network. The new software provides major benefits not only to the players but more importantly to the casinos themselves.
More Options for Floor Managers
“IGT launches UK’s first cloud link” was a news line that made many land based casinos sit up and take notice. What this meant for the four Aspen Casino properties is more control and accessibility when they needed it. Gaming floor managers at the four casinos can instantly decide how to maximise the gaming mix for the clientele at their casino. The gaming machines that are used to run the cloud software are designed to run a multitude of ITG games at any time with the aid of the IGT UK Advanced Video Platform. This means that floor managers can switch out less popular games with ITG games that players prefer to play. This keeps the players happy as well as bringing in more revenue for the casinos themselves.
Forward Thinking Technology
When the news broke “IGT launches UK’s first cloud link.” Mark Beattie, Head of Gaming at Aspers, commented: “We selected IGT because it is as forward thinking as we are. Through the IGT Cloud we have the ability to deploy IGT sbX technology across multiple sites to evaluate the performance of games to offer the best and newest games to our players, in a much more cost-effective manner than ever before.”
The Future of Gaming
Sabby Gill, Regional Vice President of EMEA and Latin America at IGT, added to Mark’s statement saying “The deployment of the UK’s first multi-site cloud casino environment with Aspers Group is another sign of IGT’s pioneering and collaborative approach to transforming the gaming entertainment industry. The IGT Cloud gives casinos multi-site deployment of sbX, for unprecedented analytical insight into the performance of their floors. This optimisation provides players with the right games at the right time, enhancing the gaming experience.” With the success of cloud link already showing promise, the news line “IGT launches UK’s first cloud link” paved the way for other casinos to join in.