In the challenging environment venues are operating within today, IGT is steadfast in its commitment to developing and releasing innovative games and systems across Asia.

As clarity on the market outlook improves, with the reduction in restrictions, IGT is poised to act on the opportunities and prospects that are now emerging in the Philippines and across Asia, and to work with business partners to adapt to the new challenges venues are facing today.

Michael Cheers, IGT Sales Director Asia provides insights on recent developments:

“It is an exciting time for IGT in Asia, particularly in the Philippines.

The IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system is set to be deployed by the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu to manage its 1,500 slot games and 250 table games. Our system will also enable the casino to build patron loyalty, optimize casino operations and access real-time performance data. This also opens the door for NUSTAR to offer cashless gaming in the future, thanks to IGT’s Resort Wallet technology.

In addition, NUSTAR will be the first casino in Asia to feature IGT’s Peak49 cabinet, which offers a 49-inch, ultra-high-definition portrait curved display teamed with a range of ergonomic and convenience features.

We also have exciting content that is now available, and in the pipeline for Asia, including our very successful Yin Cai Shen game family, the new link for our Crystal Dual 27 cabinet, Yin Fu Wa, and the recently released Cash Cove tournament.

Ying Fu Wa is the first step within this market for a multi-denomination link. It not only offers two linked progressives but also two scalable bonuses, providing operators with more flexible volatilities to suit different player types.

Our very popular Cash Cove games have just been released in a tournament version to the Singapore market allowing players to experience a tournament environment while enjoying their favorite Cash Cove game play. With Cash Cove’s popularity across Asia, including the Philippines, we believe that this tournament version will enhance the playing experience.

We are looking forward to the upcoming ASEAN Gaming Summit to network and discuss IGT games and systems plus gain further insights into gaming developments within the Philippines and Asia. IGT is proud to sponsor this key industry event, the first in more than two years.”