1997 IGT Slot Machine
This 1997 IGT Slot Machine needs buttons replaced, electronics tweaked, and its mechanical pieces serviced before it can let anyone hit the jackpot again.
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Ten years after its initial public offering, IGT was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in January 1991. IGT Europe was created in 1992 to service casinos across that continent. A year later, after an arduous, four-year licensing process, IGT manufactured its first product for the huge Japanese pachisuro machine market. The same year, 1993, saw the legalization of riverboat gaming in the United States. That new-market spike, coupled with the introduction of imbedded bill acceptors on its gaming machines, propelled IGT’s production output to 69,000 units in 1993 and 95,000 in 1994. In 1994, new sales and service offices were established in South Africa and Argentina, and IGT was listed as a top-performing stock on the NYSE.
The Company’s rapid growth, which had resulted in operations throughout 17 separate locations in the Reno area, led to the construction of a new corporate headquarters, which was fully occupied in the summer of 1996. In December of that year, IGT debuted what is still the most popular gaming machine of all time: the Wheel of Fortune® progressive slot. IGT also introduced multi-denomination technology with its Game King® video product.
Read more about IGT at: http://www.igt.com/company-information/about-igt.aspx