IGT Releases Software Development Kit to Third-Party Vendors and Casino Operators

International Game Technology, a global leader in creating the major slot games that players love and the casino network systems that improve the player experience, announces the release of a software development kit (SDK) now available for creating Service Window applications.

“Making the SDK widely available to developers is our latest step toward building an ecosystem of player and operator applications for the server-based floor,” said Chris Satchell , IGT chief technology officer. “IGT has taken the leap by providing the technology and infrastructure. Now we look to the development community to help build a thrilling and compelling body of apps that deliver the innovation and choice that will help shape the future of our industry.”

Third-party vendors such as Synergy Blue, the sister company to gaming vertical systems integrator Synergy Information Solutions, are using the SDK to create applications that automate manual processes, offer services to the player and add excitement through bonuses offered for specific game events or to specific player profiles. Concept applications from Synergy Blue will be displayed in IGT’s booth at the 2010 Global Gaming Expo on Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Georg Washington , CEO of Synergy Blue, said, “When IGT made an SDK available for Service Window applications, we were intrigued. We conducted research to determine what’s needed in the marketplace, and now we have the tools to make those applications a reality.

“Consumers in a wide range of sectors have come to expect a new level of excitement and engagement in their entertainment experiences,” he continued. “We’re using IGT’s SDK to be at the forefront of helping to bring that kind of experience to the player on the floor.”

In addition to third-party vendors, casino operators can also use the SDK for their own in-house development purposes. IGT’s powerful Media Manager—built on the Gaming Standards Association’s open protocols—uploads, schedules and delivers Service Window applications.

About IGT

International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT – News) is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com