IGT slot machines have become iconic on casinos floors. However, a prominent Rhode Island casino company recently called IGT slot machines the worst.
Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc, which owns Twin Rivers casino, is in a verbal battle with IGT. They hate that Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo wants to give IGT exclusive rights to their casino market.
The company ran a radio spot that stated the following:
“Raimondo wants them to have almost all the slot machines in the casinos, and they are the worst ones on the floor. It’s going to cost the state millions.”
Twin Rivers Wants More Options
Twin Rivers isn’t just spewing hate by saying that IGT slot machines are the worst. Instead, they want to have more options with regard to providers.
According to StopNoBidDeal.com, a site promoted by Twin Rivers, IGT just doesn’t measure well to the competition.
“IGT machines do not stack up competitively. They are underperforming compared to machines from the state’s two other VLT vendors.
“More than 1,800 of their machines are more than a decade old. Their competition, Scientific Games, has made considerably more investment.”
Why Is Rhode Island Pumping IGT?
Raimondo is high on IGT because of what the slots developer can do for the state. The company claims that they’ll invest $150 million into the RI market and provide up to 1,100 jobs.
IGT also plans to install brand-new slot machines in Rhode Island casinos. If so, they would overcome the current criticisms that they’re facing.
The Ocean State isn’t the largest at 1.06 million residents. Nevertheless, they’re drawing plenty of interest from IGT.
The famed slots developer eyes a 20-year contract with the state as a serious prize.
However, they’ll have to overcome the current hate campaign that’s being leveled by Twin Rivers. Assuming they install new slots, then IGT could satisfy all parties.