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IGT Injects a Burst of Power into Jackpot Excitement with Powerbucks at Boyd Gaming Properties

From Las Vegas to New Jersey, IGT's Powerbucks will advance jackpot experience for players and casinos

LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in compelling casino gaming entertainment, today announced that Powerbucks™, a multi-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot link, will be released to market at Boyd Gaming properties in approved jurisdictions, starting with the states of New Jersey and Nevada.

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com.

"True to IGT's pioneering spirit, we're excited to partner with Boyd Gaming in shaking up the gaming industry once again," said Eric Tom, IGT EVP of Global Sales. "Only IGT's Powerbucks creates a dynamic multi-state jackpot pool enhanced by the excitement of our fan-favorite games. We're thrilled to provide our customers with the opportunity to attract and entertain more players, giving them more life-changing jackpot potential with Powerbucks."

Powerbucks is a brand new add-on to IGT's fan-favorite themes, linking progressive pools between participating jurisdictions across the country. Power-packed jackpot potential dramatically increases excitement and the chance for all players to win big, and more frequently.  Powerbucks is poised to create jackpot mania and have players singing "cha-ching" like never before.

"Boyd Gaming is excited to join forces with our long-time partners at IGT in delivering a new and compelling gaming entertainment experience to our guests," said Paul Chakmak, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Boyd Gaming.  "With more opportunities to hit a life-changing jackpot than ever before, Powerbucks gives players yet another reason to choose Boyd Gaming over the competition."

For more information about IGT, visit IGT.com.  Follow IGT at @IGTNews. Join the conversation at #IGTBlue.

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About IGT
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of  22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey.  Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com.  Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Contact 

Michelle Schenk
IGT Public Relations
702-669-8177
Michelle.Schenk@IGT.com

David Strow
Boyd Gaming
702-792-7386
davidstrow@boydgaming.com

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