International Game Technology (IGT) has signed deals to provide its casino management solutions to two Montana-based casinos owned by The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

The first deal will see the supplier provide S&K Gaming, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Salish and Kootenai tribes, with its IGT Advantage casino management systems and related applications for the Gray Wolf Peak and KwaTaqNuk Casinos in Montana.

IGT secured the contract following a competitive bidding process to replace the venues’ existing systems with a new range of services.

“The continued momentum in IGT's systems business and the award of this highly competitive replacement agreement is based upon our unique capabilities to help operators of all sizes scale their systems as they position their properties for growth,” IGT senior vice president of gaming and inveractive sales for North America Nick Khin said.

“The expansion of IGT Advantage systems in Montana will help Gray Wolf Peak and KwaTaqNuk Casinos establish a new level of service and interaction that can significantly enhance the gaming experience for players today and in the future.”

“The replacement of our casino management system was a decision that required considerable research and consideration,” S&K Gaming interim CEO Bryon Miller added. “IGT Advantage with Service Window truly stands apart from competing systems for its ability to streamline back room operations while offering players new bonus experiences and personalized offers.

“We're excited to leverage the full capabilities of IGT systems as part of our expansion plans for Gray Wolf Peak and KwaTaqNuk Casinos.”

IGT’s has also agreed a similar partnership with Texas’ Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel, where it will enhance the venue’s IGT Advantage systems with NexGen 2 in-game hardware. This enhancement will allow the casino to roll out IGT’s latest bonusing applications for players.

“Our enhancement of the casino management systems at Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel speaks to the strength of our partnership and the reliability of IGT systems,” Khin said. “Our systems innovation is second to none in the gaming industry, and it enables IGT to offer our customers exactly what they need to meet specific operations and player needs in any market.”

Shares in International Game Technology plc. (Co. Data) (NYSE:IGT) closed in New York Thursday down 1.08 per cent at $17.38 per share.

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