Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Recommends that IGT Shareholders Reject Two of the Ader / Mathewson Group's Nominees

Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Recommends that IGT Shareholders Reject Two of
                    the Ader / Mathewson Group's Nominees

Board Urges Shareholders to Vote FOR IGT's Director Nominees on the WHITE
Proxy Card Today

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --International Game Technology (NYSE:
IGT) ("IGT" or "the Company"), a global leader in casino gaming entertainment
and systems technology, today issued the following statement in response to a
report by Glass Lewis & Co. regarding IGT's 2013 Annual Meeting of
Shareholders, to be held on March 5, 2013:

We are pleased that Glass Lewis endorses, in effect, the reelection of seven
of IGT's incumbent directors and recommends that shareholders reject two of
the nominees proposed by the Ader / Mathewson Group, including Charles
Mathewson. We believe the Glass Lewis analysis was flawed, however, in that
it did not adequately consider the significant progress that the IGT Board and
management team have achieved in improving the Company's operational and
financial performance over the last several years.

Since 2009, IGT has been successfully implementing a comprehensive strategy
that has strengthened the Company's core business, enhanced its content
strategy, expanded its international presence, improved its internal
infrastructure and cost structure, and returned significant capital to
shareholders. The success of this strategy to date is clearly demonstrated
by, among other things, the fact that IGT delivered outstanding 2013 fiscal
first quarter results, during which the Company shipped more units than in any
first quarter in four years, and increased total revenues by 19% to $530
million. Furthermore, IGT is on track to achieve its fourth consecutive year
of double-digit growth in adjusted earnings per share from continuing
operations.* In addition, since 2009, IGT has invested nearly $800 million in
R&D, and has strategically deployed $750 million to enhance its core
electronic gaming business, while returning more than $860 million to
shareholders through dividends and share repurchases over that same period of

The IGT Board urges shareholders to protect their investment by voting the
WHITE proxy card today and discarding any materials they receive from the Ader
/ Mathewson Group.

IGT shareholders are reminded that their vote is important, no matter how many
shares they own. Whether or not they attend the Annual Meeting, IGT
shareholders are encouraged to vote the WHITE proxy FOR all eight of IGT's
director nominees – Paget L. Alves, Janice Chaffin, Greg Creed, Patti S. Hart,
Robert J. Miller, David E. Roberson, Vincent L. Sadusky and Philip G. Satre.
Vote the WHITE proxy by Internet, telephone or by signing and dating the WHITE
proxy card itself and returning it as soon as possible.

* Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations is a non-GAAP
financial measure; reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures is included at
the end of this release.

If you have questions or need assistance voting your shares please contact:

MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
105 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Call Collect: (212) 929-5500
Toll-Free (800) 322-2885

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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 recent acquisition of DoubleDown
Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5
million players monthly. More information about IGT is available
atwww.IGT.comor connect with IGT Anyone can
play at theDoubleDown Casinoby

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. These statements include our expected future financial and
operational performance and our strategic and operational plans. These
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results
should not be considered an indication of future performance. Among the
factors that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from
those contained in such forward-looking statements are the following:, general
economic conditions and changes in economic conditions affecting the gaming
industry; new or changing laws or regulations or new interpretations of
existing laws or regulations affecting our business; difficulties or delays in
obtaining or maintaining necessary licenses or approvals; slow growth in the
number of new gaming jurisdictions or new casinos or the rate of replacement
of existing gaming machines; changes in operator or player preferences for our
products; our ability to compete in the gaming industry with new or existing
competitors; our ability to develop and introduce new products and their
acceptance by our customers; risks related to our international operations;
our ability to protect our intellectual property; adverse results of
litigation, including intellectual property infringement claims; risks related
to business combinations, investments in intellectual property and the
integration of acquisitions; business disruptions, costs; future developments
or changes affecting online gaming or social casino-style gaming, which is a
new and evolving industry; and future events related to the proxy contest
initiated by the insurgent group.

A further list and description of these and other risks, uncertainties and
other matters can be found in our annual report and other reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the captions "Risk
Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2012 filed
with the SEC on November 28, 2012 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for
the fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2012 filed with the SEC on February 6,
2013 and available on the SEC website at and on the investor
relations section of our website at All information provided in
this letter is as of the date hereof, and IGT does not intend, and undertakes
no duty, to update this information to reflect subsequent events or

Important Additional Information

International Game Technology ("IGT"), its directors and certain of its
executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of
proxies from IGT stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered
at IGT's 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. IGT has filed its definitive
proxy statement (as it may be amended, the "Proxy Statement") with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with any such
solicitation of proxies from IGT stockholders. IGT STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY
CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Information regarding the ownership of IGT's
directors and executive officers in IGT stock, restricted stock units and
stock options is included in their SEC filings on Forms 3, 4 and 5, which can
be found at IGT's website ( in the section "Investor Relations."
More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants,
and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is
set forth in the Proxy Statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC
in connection with IGT's 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. Stockholders can
obtain the Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements to the Proxy
Statement and other documents filed by IGT with the SEC for no charge at the
SEC's website at Copies are also available at no charge at IGT's
website at or by writing to IGT at 6355 South Buffalo Drive, Las
Vegas, Nevada 89113, Attn: Corporate Secretary.

Presentation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to GAAP

Year Ended September 30, 2012
GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share ("EPS") from Continuing Operations    $0.86
Acquisition related charges: ^(a)
Contingent retention & earn-out                                       0.15
Amortization of intangibles                                           0.04
Professional fees                                                     0.01
Impairment and restructuring:
Patents (Walker Digital)                                              0.03
Notes (Alabama)                                                       0.03
Entraction reorganization                                             (0.10)
Distributor settlement                                                0.01
Severance                                                             0.01
Total non-GAAP adjustments                                            0.18
Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations                               $1.04
^(a) Primarily related to acquisition of Double Down Interactive LLC.
Year Ended September 30, 2011
GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations                           $0.97
IP Usage settlements                                                  0.01
Impairment                                                            0.03
Investment gain                                                       (0.01)
Certain discrete tax items (benefits)                                 (0.07)
Total non-GAAP adjustments                                            (0.04)
Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations                               $0.93
Year Ended September 30, 2010
GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations                           $0.73
Impairment and restructuring                                          0.15
Investment loss                                                       0.07
Debt refinancing charges                                              0.01
Certain discrete tax items (benefits)                                 (0.12)
Total non-GAAP adjustments                                            0.11
Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations                               $0.84
Year Ended September 30, 2009
GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations                           $0.50
Impairment and restructuring                                          0.24
Investment loss                                                       0.05
Debt refinancing charges                                              0.01
Certain discrete tax items (benefits)                                 (0.06)
Total non-GAAP adjustments                                            0.24
Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations                               $0.74

Adjusted operating income and adjusted earnings per share from continuing
operations are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe that certain non-GAAP
measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP (Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles) measures, are useful because that information
is an appropriate measure for evaluating our operating performance. Non-GAAP
information is used to evaluate business performance and management's
effectiveness. These measures should be considered in addition to, not as a
substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in
accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP measures may not be calculated in the same
manner by all companies and therefore may not be comparable.

SOURCE International Game Technology

Contact: Matt Moyer, Vice President, Investor Relations of IGT,
+1-866-296-4232, Andrew Siegel / Jed Repko, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer
Katcher, +1-212-355-4449, Dan Burch / Larry Dennedy, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
+1 212-929-5500
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