The state dubbed “America in Miniature” makes a giant advancement in its gaming landscape as global gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) announced that Maryland is introducing MegaHits®, a multi-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive jackpot.

Maryland is the fifth state to be approved by the Video Lottery Game Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association to facilitate the Wide Area Progressive between lottery jurisdictions Delaware, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia.  Participating properties in Maryland include Casino at Ocean Downs in Berlin, Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover.  Since Maryland opened its first casino in 2010, IGT games have consistently been top performers and represent the leading floor share of slot machines.

“With the addition of MegaHits to Maryland, we’re thrilled to expand IGT’s legacy of creating more jackpot winners, more often,” said Tim Shortall, IGT VP Eastern Region Sales.  “The excitement building around Maryland casinos makes this the ideal time for IGT to elevate casino floor appeal with MegaHits and continue our leadership by creating a larger jackpot potential and offering the only Wide Area Progressive available in those five states.”

IGT’s agreement with the Multi-State Lottery Association to facilitate the Wide Area Progressive between lottery jurisdictions gives players a chance at life-changing jackpots like none other. With jackpots ranging from $100,000 to seven figures, MegaHits is available as a penny or dollar denomination game.  Themes on the link include IGT’s popular Emerald Seven®, Triple Ruby Riches®, Reel Gold® and Wild Sapphires® and feature a local, four-level progressive plus the Wide Area Progressive jackpot.  Fans of the IGT Megabucks® line-up of games enjoy the same exciting gameplay with the MegaHits Wide Area Progressive, including Purple Passion® and Pink Ice®.


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 markets around the world. IGT’s acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to approximately 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting or

About MUSL
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects approved by the legislature authorizing each lottery. More information is available at

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IGT Public Relations