PRNewswire –  Global casino gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) once again raises the bar on systems innovation with an agreement to install its Advantage 9.1 System Suite along with sbX Media Manager at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. The comprehensive systems solution includes IGT’s Point Play and Xtra Credit bonus applications, sbX Media Manager, and IGT’s Service Window.  As the only systems provider to gain approval from the Washington State Gambling Commission for bonusing and server-based applications, IGT stands apart from the pack as the leading systems provider in Washington.

“Our partnership with Northern Quest Resort & Casino represents a big step forward in IGT’s strategy to provide the best-in-class systems solutions to the Washington market.  True to our pioneering and collaborative spirit, we’re working together to transform gaming entertainment for operators and players in Washington,” said Mark Wiedemer, IGT Director Global System Sales.  “This agreement serves as a model for how state-of-the art casino operations can maximize efficiencies while providing personalized experiences that generate increased player excitement and engagement.”

With its IGT Advantage 9.1 system installation slated for August 2014, Northern Quest Resort and Casino will deploy IGT’s Point Play “downloadable credits” and Xtra Credit “free play” bonusing applications floor-wide.  Northern Quest will also leverage IGT’s Service Window and sbX Media Manager applications to offer real-time incentives creating more memorable gaming experiences for its players.

“IGT was the only systems provider that could help us to realize our vision of creating truly unique player experiences that even further differentiates our property,” said Eric Pearson, Northern Quest Resort & Casino Vice President of Casino Operations.  “By selecting a variety of compelling IGT systems applications, we can drive incremental revenue while fostering meaningful and lasting relationships with players.  We’re excited to set a new, higher standard for casino operations in Washington with IGT.”

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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 regulated markets around the world. IGT’s acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 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 Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is located just 10 minutes west of downtown Spokane and only 5 minutes from Spokane International Airport. As the only tribally-owned resort in the Inland Northwest to be awarded both the AAA Four Diamond Award and the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating, Northern Quest welcomes visitors with a contemporary urban setting and 250 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Be pampered in the upscale La Rive Spa, which one is of only three Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated spas in Washington State. Satisfy your hunger at one of 14 restaurants and lounges offering everything from burgers to fine dining, including the AAA Four Diamond restaurant Masselow’s, the only Four Diamond restaurant in Eastern Washington, and one of only eight restaurants to receive the prestigious award in Washington. Cheer on your favorite team on the largest HDTV screen (measuring 30 X 10 feet) east of the Cascades, try your luck with true Las Vegas-style gaming or enjoy world-class entertainment. You can even schedule your next event, professional or personal, with our event and banquet services. Discover more about Northern Quest Resort & Casino at

About the Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Once one of the poorest Native American tribes in the U.S., the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is now one of the top ten private employers in the Spokane region. The historically humble and hospitable tribe operates Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the region’s premier destination resort. Tribal health and social service programs, supported by the resort, have increased the quality and life expectancy for tribal members and surrounding communities near the tribe’s reservation along the Pend Oreille River. The tribe maintains a number of business enterprises, provides a total of 2,000 jobs, and has donated over $7 million to regional non-profit organizations. Find out more about the Kalispel Tribe’s rich cultural history and their progression at

Phil O’Shaughnessy
IGT Public Relations