International Game Technology (IGT) was founded in the 1950’s and had early success with its invention of the video poker machine.
In 1984 IGT acquired Electronic Data Technologies. Subsequently the company pioneered computerized player tracking and rewards programs for frequent players.
Today the company is the world’s largest gaming machine manufacturer, producing video slots, video poker, reel slot machines, and progressive payout machines. In addition, IGT services company-owned and casino-owned gaming machines, 77,000 in total.
International Game Technology trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IGT, is a member of the S&P 400, is #874 in the Fortune 1000, has 4,400 employees, and had $1.97 billion in revenue in 2014.