Penn Online Entertainment, the online gaming subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, has signed a five year agreement with IGT’s PlayDigital division for software and services.

IGT will supply its full suite of digital gaming products to the operator, including the PlayCommand platform and portfolio of games, as well as related services.

Players at Penn’s HollywoodCasino.com will gain access to popular titles such as Wheel of Fortune, Elephant King, Ocean Magic and Cleopatra, with Penn also committing to deploy IGT's PlayBingo and PlayPoker online solutions.

"We're excited to leverage IGT's platform and content for our online gaming launch in Pennsylvania," said Chris Sheffield, managing director of Penn Interactive Ventures and Sr. vice president of Penn National Gaming.

"The flexibility and reliability of the PlayCommand platform, coupled with the proven game library within IGT's PlayCasino, give us confidence that HollywoodCasino.com will deliver the same caliber of world-class gaming entertainment that our players have come to love in our land-based casinos."

Enrico Drago, IGT senior vice president of PlayDigital, added: "IGT PlayDigital's vast portfolio of proven digital solutions enables us to quickly address our customers' needs across online gaming, sports betting and on-premise mobile gaming.

"The newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market presents an exciting opportunity for IGT to extend the success of our PlayCommand platform and PlayCasino to Penn National as it expands the scope of its entertainment offering."

Shares in International Game Technology plc. (NYQ:IGT) closed in New York Thursday up 6.96 per cent at $17.52 per share, while share in Penn National Gaming Inc. (NSQ:PENN) closed up 3.66 per cent at $24.61 per share.

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