IGT announces purchase of Action Gaming patents

Mar 3, 2014 8:09 PM

After partnering with Action Gaming for the past two decades, International Game Technology (IGT) announced last week it had purchased the company’s patents. These include All-Star Poker, Ultimate X Poker and Hyper Bonus Poker.

In announcing the acquisitions, Joe Sigrist, vice president of game development for IGT, said, “IGT and Action Gaming enjoy an outstanding partnership, working together to create the games that video poker players love, while providing casinos with some of the highest earning games on their floors.

“This new agreement propels our creation and development of best-in-class content for casinos, for wagering online, and in the social environment for IGT’s Double Down Casino.”

Ernie Moody, owner of Action Gaming and creator of the multiple-hands video poker machines, added, “We are confident that the sale of these patents to IGT will ensure its leadership of the video poker market for the foreseeable future.”

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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