iGaming Business – Gaming products designer and manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) is to launch its MegaHits multi-jurisdictional wide area progressive jackpot in the US state of Maryland.

The move will see Maryland become the fifth state to gain approval from the Video Lottery Game Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association in order to facilitate the wide area progressive between lottery jurisdictions Delaware, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

Maryland properties set to participate include the Casino at Ocean Downs, Hollywood Casino and Maryland Live! Casino.

IGT’s deal with the Multi-State Lottery Association will allow players in the state to compete for jackpots ranging from $100,000 (€77,867) to seven-figure sums.