International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company signed a five-year agreement with Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming’s (NASDAQ: PENN) Penn Interactive Ventures (“PIV”) for its PlayDigital division to provide a full suite of digital gaming products, including the platform, and services for the newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market.
IGT’s digital gaming platform, PlayCommand™, will enable online gaming for Penn National’s Pennsylvania-based customers via its online gaming portal - HollywoodCasino.com. Penn National will also leverage IGT’s PlayCasino to provide its players with an expansive library of player-favorite slot games such as
Wheel of Fortune®, Elephant King®, Ocean Magic® and Cleopatra® slots. Additionally, Penn National agreed 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 PIV 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.”
“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,” said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. “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.”
IGT’s PlayDigital solutions for Penn National in Pennsylvania are targeted for deployment in the first quarter of 2019.