Wow, what a year it has been…. It's hard to believe that the merger between GTECH and IGT was less than six months ago, so much has happened since then! The integration has been so seamless and complementary that it feels like we've been working in this combined organization for a long time. The completion of the merger agreement in April created the new IGT – the world’s leading end-to-end gaming company, and since then we've exhibited at trade shows around the world such as G2E Asia and the Australasian Gaming Expo, and at several Latin American shows and customer events. After each event we have received tremendously positive customer feedback. The new IGT continues to feel like one unified team that has worked together for much longer than several months.
Consistent with our Customer First approach, we continue to meet with customers from around the world to reinforce our commitment to helping them meet their business objectives, and we feel we´re better positioned for that than ever before. We´re leveraging the depth and breadth of our combined product portfolio to better serve our customers. The new IGT has a presence in more than 100 countries and provides local support and market-attuned solutions in the markets we serve. I´m proud to say we have the most comprehensive product portfolio in the gaming industry, with gaming solutions across all channels and regulated segments. We invest heavily in R&D to continue to introduce innovations that help our customers drive profitability with games, systems and solutions and engage and excite players throughout the world
As you may be aware, we've been communicating the new IGT is the “Winning Combination” as we truly feel the integrated organization combines the best of breed in content, technology and talent. From the innovative technology such as our TRUE 3D™ product line, to industry-leading hardware such as the CrystalDual™ cabinet and and player-favorite content such as Wheel of Fortune®, customers can count on IGT to bring the best and most in-demand gaming solutions to their casino floors. In the remaining months of 2015, you will see IGT execute upon our Customer First approach and keep a sharp focus on meaningful innovation. We will remain committed to meeting the demands of today and capitalizing on the opportunities of the future.
I am very excited about our upcoming presentation at G2E Las Vegas later this month – we have an exciting portfolio of new gaming products that will really speak to the exceptional strength and leadership of the new IGT. Our show theme for this year is “Your Winning Combination” to stress our Customer First approach – it is really all about you, our customers and how you and IGT create a “Winning Combination” to shape the future of gaming for our industry and your players. At G2E you will see true innovation and our hugely expanded product portfolio of the next generation of games, systems and solutions across casino, lottery, social and interactive channels.
In addition to our extensive product line up, IGT’s booth #2139 will inject life-changing excitement into G2E by offering the chance to win $1,000,000. Gaming industry operators and their direct employees can take the chance at a spin on the IGT Megaslot machine, with one potential million-dollar jackpot being awarded as well as other great prizes.
Please stay tuned for the next two weeks as our Tradeshow Manager, Liette Hebert, shares what goes on behind the scenes leading up to the show and what we have planned during the show.
I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Vegas!
IGT VP of Global Gaming Marketing