IGT Launches Video Poker Tournament

Posted on July 24th, 2013

IGT, or International Game Technology to give it it’s full name, (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in slots and casino games, has just launched  the world’s first cross-platform video poker tournament with Casino Del Sol and IGT’s Game King™.

Players can compete for the prizes at Casino del Sol and on their mobile, desktop or tablet,

More than 1.5 million people have played Game King Video Poker at DoubleDown Casino since its launch in April, making it IGT’s fastest growing table game. The Game King Championship Tournament covers many different platforms which should result in the largest group of poker players ever competing against each other.

They are hoping that this will be the largest mobile and social poker tournament ever. It’s free to enter- all you need to do is play on DoubleDown Casino via the Facebook, iOS or Android app or through Casino Del Sol’s website before July 29, 2013.

5 lucky winners will win flights and 2 nights at Casino Del Sol resort plas $200 in betting money. Players can test their video poker skills at the next level of the tournament at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona on August 24 and 25 where they will go head to head in the finals for the opportunity to be named The Game King Champion.

Game King supplies the technology over 95% of video poker games in casinos around the globe. DoubleDown is the only social casino to provide its games in French, German, Spanish, and now, Italian.
And what about the Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center?
Well, it’s in southwest Tucson, Arizona and run by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe which is a federally recognized tribe with more than 17,000 enrolled members. The Casino Del Sol Resort is a 215-room, 161,000-square-foot resort with more than 65,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and convention space; Hiapsi, a  spa; and several restaurants and lounges including PY Steakhouse, Prema Lounge and Starbucks. Sewailo golf course will also be opening in 2013.

IGT Slots, such as the Cleopatra Slot, are famous the world over. This move into social gaming is part of IGT’s strategy of “keeping ahead of the curve” to position themselves for a time when gambling online is legal in the US.

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