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IGT partners with land-based casino operator Groupe Circus to provide online games in Belgium

Groupe Circus to boost its web offering with IGT's entire portfolio of online games via IGT rgs® Casino

LONDON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced that it will supply its entire portfolio of online games to Groupe Circus. This agreement will see the Belgian land-based casino group significantly advance the online offering of its internationally renowned Casino de Spa brand.

Groupe Circus, Belgium's premier gaming company runs licensed wagering venues across the country, including the prestigious Casino de Namur, as well as Casino de Spa.

Established in 1763, Casino de Spa offers roulette, blackjack, poker and other table games to its visitors in Spa, Belgium, and operates the country's largest wagering website, Casino777.be.

Via a single integration with IGT rgs® (remote game server), Casino777.be will receive titles including branded hits STAR TREKTM Against All Odds, MONOPOLY PLUSTM and Elvis® A Little More ActionTM, as well as IGT classics Da Vinci DiamondsTM, Pixies of the ForestTM, and Wolf RunTM.

IGT's presence now extends across the regulated online casino markets, with partnerships in place with operators in the UK, Italy, Denmark and Canada, as well as Belgium.

"This agreement strengthens our position as the partner of choice for regulated markets," said Robert Melendres, executive vice president of emerging businesses at IGT. "We are delighted to have signed this online agreement with such an esteemed land-based operator as Groupe Circus."

"IGT's unbeatable experience and expertise makes them a perfect partner for us," said Jean-Christophe Choffray, Groupe Circus, online general manager."The strength of their content will help us significantly boost our online performance and enhance the player experience at Casino777.be."

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About IGT
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's recent acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or www.facebook.com/IGT.

About Groupe Circus
Circus Group was established in 1992 and is considered the premier gaming group in Belgium because they are the only company licensed to operate both gambling halls and casinos in Belgium. Current operations include 17 venues, 15 gambling halls and 2 land based casinos, Casino de Spa and Casino de Namur, with over 500 employees and 1000 machines.  Through their gaming license the Circus Group operate 3 online websites and their casino offering can be viewed at www.casino777.be

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MONOPOLY: The MONOPOLY name and logo, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment. © 1935, 2012 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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