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International Game Technology (IGT) has added bingo to the suite of games available at social gaming site DoubleDown Casino.

The free-play bingo game enables players to compete with friends on Facebook, with up to 12 carded plays per round and multiple speeds of play to accommodate all skill levels.  The game also features three themed rooms, all of which are available to players at all times without having to be unlocked.

“This is an entirely unique Bingo experience. Players will be able to select customized playing cards daubers, and themed rooms. And unlike other social Bingo sites, every game is unlocked,” said Robert Melendres, IGT executive vice president of emerging businesses.

“Whether you're an experienced Bingo player or new to the game, you'll find the ticket to fun right here where Bingo joins an entire suite of social play already available at the DoubleDown Casino.”

Other social games in the DoubleDown Casino portfolio include Texas Hold'Em Poker, roulette, video poker, and popular IGT land-based slots such as Cleopatra and Da Vinci Diamonds.

Shares in International Game Technology (Co. Data) (NYSE:IGT) were trading up 2.48 per cent in New York Thursday at $12.36 per share.