WagerWorks-IGT Software Review


WagerWorks-IGT was initially established as a subsidiary of the slot manufacturer Silicon Gaming. In August 2005 International Game Technology (IGT) acquired Silicon Gaming and WagerWorks along with it. IGT is the world’s largest and most successful land based slot manufacturer. Today WagerWorks-IGT functions as an independent online gaming software wing of IGT and has converted many of the hallmark IGT land slots into the online format. The WagerWorks-IGT software has been tested for fairness by independent testing labs such as Technical Systems Testing and Gaming Associates and has been certified by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and Isle of Man Government.

Since WagerWorks-IGT is a subsidiary of a slots machine manufacturer, the focus is obviously on slot games. WagerWorks-IGT is known for its premium branded slots based on popular games. The most popular of these is Monopoly, of which there are several different variants. Other branded slots include Cluedo, Battleship: Search and Destroy, Dungeons & Dragons, Jeopardy, Transformers: Ultimate Payback and Wheel of Fortune. The regular video slots are also thematically rich and very popular at many online casinos. WagerWorks-IGT slot games are known for innovative features, with each new game showcasing something different. The list of such features is long and includes jackpot accumulators, split symbols, tumbling reels and multi strike. WagerWorks-IGT has a progressive jackpot network, MegaJackpots, that consists of three slot games – Monopoly, Cluedo and Cleopatra. This resets at £1.5 million and is one of the biggest progressive jackpots in the industry.

The other usual online casino games are also offered by WagerWorks-IGT and exhibit the same innovativeness. The table games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino poker. In addition to the usual variants there are some games that can only be described as out of the box. For example there are roulette games that have three wheels spinning at once or extra wells that result in bonus spins. In the case of most software providers video poker games are visually dull. The Phantom Belle video poker series of WagerWorks-IGT has a phantom dealing out the cards on a table. WagerWorks-IGT is also known for its fixed odds games. Most popular of these are the Hi Lo games.

WagerWorks-IGT software is available in the instant play version only. However the gaming operations are stable and no compromise has been made on games features or on audio visual content. The software is available to operators under two schemes. The first is known as WagerWorks-IGT Casino Platform. This is a comprehensive iGaming engine that includes the complete suite of WagerWorks-IGT casino games, registration, verification and banking systems, casino management tools, payment processing, reporting and regulatory compliance protocol. This is like the software platform of any other software provider. The other system is the remote-game server, commonly known as WagerWorks rgs. This system allows an operator to simply pick and choose from the WagerWorks-IGT library of proven and popular online casino game titles and add it to their current iGaming platform. The operators do not need to invest in a new casino system and can optimise their games mix and maximise revenue by offering their customers the best of WagerWorks-IGT innovative offerings.

As far as the player interface is involved the WagerWorks-IGT software offers all the conveniences available in other online casino software packages and more. The players can WagerWorks-IGT for free or with real money. The audio can be enabled or disabled. Because WagerWorks-IGT offers graphics rich games in an instant play environment players can set the graphics quality to one of four levels ranging from Low to Best. Those players using the latest systems can set this option to Best. But those who have older systems should use the Low setting to ensure that the gaming operations do not slow down.