IGT Launches UK’s First Cloud Link across Aspers Portfolio

IGT, the biggest name in land based casino gaming in the world, has announced that their IGT Cloud platform has now gone live across the four Aspers Casino properties in the United Kingdom. The new development means that players at Aspers Casinos in Stratford, Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Northampton can now play on over a hundred slots and gaming machines that are linked up as part of the network.

The new software entails important benefits for both players and Aspers itself, with many previously unheard of options now being directly at the centre of the Aspers casino offering. The management team at Aspers, both within the casinos and at a senior level, for example, can now make use of a wealth of cloud based features both locally and across all casinos. Gaming floor managers, for example, can decide instantly how to maximise the gaming mix available to players. The machines that are used for the cloud platform have been designed to run a multitude of different IGT games at any time thanks to the IGT UK Advanced Video Platform, which delivers a game selection based on IGT’s existing sbX system. Effectively, if all of the players seem to want to play a certain slot, then the casino manager can opt to switch out a less popular game and deploy that other title on existing machines, all at the push of a button.

The cloud platform also takes the guess work out of making such decisions thanks to some of the most impressive reporting tools in the industry. Traditionally, slots, video poker and other gaming machines have their performance measured based on the activity of a single machine. Now, however, the casino managers can look at how their range of games is performing as a whole and all in real time. Analysing this data then allows them to make decisions such as those noted above with the utmost confidence and with the needs and demands of their players in mind.

Mark Beattie, Head of Gaming at Aspers, commented: “We selected IGT because it is as forward thinking as we are. Through the IGT Cloud we have the ability to deploy IGT sbX technology across multiple sites to evaluate the performance of games to offer the best and newest games to our players, in a much more cost-effective manner than ever before.”

Sabby Gill, Regional Vice President of EMEA and Latin America at IGT, also commented on the new development, saying: “The deployment of the UK’s first multi-site cloud casino environment with Aspers Group is another sign of IGT’s pioneering and collaborative approach to transforming the gaming entertainment industry. The IGT Cloud gives casinos multi-site deployment of sbX, for unprecedented analytical insight into the performance of their floors. This optimisation provides players with the right games at the right time, enhancing the gaming experience.”

While IGT continues to enhance their land based services in an effort to cement its position as the world’s market leader, it also continues to make inroads into the online gaming market, using its extensive back catalogue of quality games as the springboard. Whether you want to prepare in time for your next visit to an Aspers casino or simply want to enjoy one of the biggest and best gaming selections in the world, we feature a wide range of great IGT games right here on the site with absolutely no deposit required. Try them out for yourself and also discover the very best places to play those games online, right here at Mr Gamez.