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IGT Jumps on Report GTech Bids on Slot Machine Maker

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- International Game Technology, the world’s largest maker of slot machines, rose 11 percent after Reuters reported bidders include lottery operator GTech SpA and billionaire Ron Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

The shares advanced to $15.86 at the close in New York, the highest level since Jan. 23. The stock has declined 13 percent this year.

The Las Vegas-based company also attracted preliminary bids from Apollo Global Management LLC and Carlyle Group LP, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Binding bids are due in a few weeks, according to the report.

IGT jumped 14 percent on June 9, the most in five years, after Reuters reported the company hired Morgan Stanley to explore a sale.

GTech, based in Rome, fell 8 cents to 19.66 euros today in Italy.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anthony Palazzo in Los Angeles at apalazzo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net Anne Reifenberg

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