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EGT to Showcase Slot Cabinets of General Series, VIP Models and More at Irish Gaming Show 2024

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EGT has confirmed its participation in Irish Gaming Show 2024, which will take place in Dublin on March 05 and 06. As always the company will present a special selection of bestsellers and high-potential novelties.

On display will be the well-known slot cabinets of General Series, which will stand out with their eye-catching outlook with frameless HD displays, following the latest design trends and the numerous ergonomic features, providing maximum comfort during the play. The VIP models will further enhance players’ experience thanks to the comfortable multimedia chairs, giving full control over the main game functions. The cabinets will reveal the rich variety of the General multigames, among which will be the latest mixes Bonus Prize General, Winner Selection 3 and 4, containing some of the most popular titles of EGT. Visitors will also be able to try their luck and get additional winnings with the jackpot bestsellers Bell Link, Gods & Kings Link, Premium Link and Coin Jackpot.

The casino management system Spider will show what invaluable assistance it can provide in managing the daily activities in a gaming facility.

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EGT Digital will also present its portfolio of iGaming solutions, currently including instant games and more than 100 slot titles, jackpot solutions, as well as its in-house developed “all-in-one” betting platform X-Nave, giving the technology and tools operators need to build a successful and competitive iGaming business.

Stefan Dimov, Director of EGT Ireland, Northern Ireland and Portugal, said: “Irish Gaming Show is a very important event for us and I am glad that this year it will once again give us the chance to meet with our current customers, as well as to start new partnerships. We will be expecting our guests at stand 1-4.”

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IGT CEO Global Lottery Renato Ascoli Inducted into Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

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International Game Technology PLC announced that Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Lottery, will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2024. Ascoli will be honored later this year at an event hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in conjunction with the World Lottery Summit in Paris.

“With nearly 20 years of experience serving in high-level positions in the lottery and gaming industries, Renato Ascoli is an accomplished senior executive whose leadership has been paramount in driving new business and innovation. Renato has a keen ability to identify and realize business growth opportunities, and his contributions will benefit the lottery industry for years to come. IGT congratulates Renato on his well-deserved induction into this year’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame,” Vince Sadusky, CEO of IGT, said.

“I am incredibly honored to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024. Working in the lottery industry with many great leaders and innovators has been an absolute privilege. The future of the lottery industry is bright, and I look forward to helping our customers propel the modernization of lottery worldwide while continuing to generate funds for philanthropic causes,” said Ascoli.

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In his current role, Ascoli is responsible for global lottery and iLottery sales and operations, product and sales development, and technology and support for IGT’s 90-plus lottery customers worldwide. Since the merger of GTECH and IGT in 2015, Ascoli has successfully led both the Global Lottery and Global Gaming business units for the Company. Some of the key achievements within his tenure have been launching sports betting with the Rhode Island Lottery, partnering with the Mississippi Lottery to initiate operations, deploying lottery terminals in Walmart retail stores, and rolling out IGT’s proprietary Cash Pop draw game, which is now live in over 15 jurisdictions.

Ascoli previously served as General Manager of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group S.p.A. and Lottomatica S.p.A.) and President of GTECH Products and Services, where he was responsible for overseeing the design, development, and delivery of state-of-the-art platforms, products, and services. Renato had also served as Head of Italian Operations in which he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Company’s Italian businesses.

During his tenure leading Lottomatica, one of the largest lotteries in the world, Ascoli sustained the launch of the Gratta e Vinci (Scratch & Win) instant ticket brand in Italy. Additionally, he was instrumental in gaining the exclusive Lotto concession in Italy with a consortium led by IGT, Lottoitalia S.r.l. The Italian Lotto, and its associated games 10eLotto and MillionDAY, which are among the most popular and successful games in Italy.

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by PGRI in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.

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IGT Named “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the 2024 Disability Equality Index

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International Game Technology announced that it earned a top score in the 2024 Disability Equality Index and was named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the second consecutive year in the US and the first time in the UK. In 2024, IGT received a score of 100 and was one of 542 corporations that utilised the Disability Equality Index to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.

Now in its 10th year, the Disability Equality Index is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for Fortune 1000 scope companies to measure disability workplace inclusion inside their organisation and to assess performance across industry sectors. In assessing IGT, the Disability Equality Index measured culture and leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices including benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention, advancement and accommodations; community engagement; supplier diversity; and responsible procurement (non-weighted).

“Earning the ‘Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion’ distinction by the Disability Equality Index reflects IGT’s commitment to creating a fair and inclusive culture where our global employees feel welcomed and can succeed in their careers. IGT strives to advance its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for all employees, and values important benchmarking programs such as the Disability Equality Index that help us track progress, celebrate achievements and identify growth opportunities,” said Dorothy Costa, IGT Senior Vice President, People & Transformation.

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“On the 10th anniversary of the Disability Equality Index, we’re extremely proud of the 542 national and international companies that are taking a proactive role in leading progress towards disability inclusion, setting a benchmark for others to follow. Their dedication to fostering inclusive workplaces not only attracts top talent but also drives innovation and creates sustainable performance in today’s global market. Together, we are creating a future where everyone can contribute and thrive,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN.

Since IGT’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was established in 2018, the Company has implemented a range of programmes, policy and systems changes and leading practices that have promoted all dimensions of diversity to make it a more attractive and inclusive employer for people with disabilities. These actions include:

  • Implementing more inclusive and equitable hiring processes.
  • Offering benefits to accommodate visible and invisible disabilities.
  • Committing to work with and provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • Establishing and supporting SuperAbilities at IGT, an employee-led and executive-sponsored employee impact group.
  • Facilitating mandatory and elective employee training courses that help support IGT’s diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability and anti-harassment commitments.

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PopOK Gaming Won Two Prestigious Nominations at BFTH Arena Awards Ceremony

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PopOK Gaming has achieved remarkable success at the recent BFTH Arena Awards Ceremony, securing two prestigious awards that highlight the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the gaming industry.

The company was honored in the following categories:
1. Best FTN Casino Game for its Fast Fruits slot game which is known for its Classic design, bright colors, and seamless gameplay.
2. Best Game Achievement for Fast Master exciting crypto themed game with Avalanche reels, featuring multipliers in Free Spins

Both games have the innovative “FTN Mania” feature which awards Fasttokens for every spin.

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“We are delighted to receive the BFTH Arena Awards” said Tsovinar Elchyan, Head of Partnerships at PopOK Gaming. “It was certainly an evening to remember. These achievements are a testament to our team’s hard work, and dedication to delivering outstanding games.”

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