IGT-UK today announces that it has acquired Manchester-based mobile gaming company Million-2-1. The acquisition cements the strategic relationship developed between the two companies over the past two years, and marks IGT-UK's entry into the mobile gaming market.
Million-2-1 is the UK's premier provider of interactive competition, lottery and SMS games on the mobile phone and has recently commenced development of Java-based mobile versions of a number of Barcrest Group's industry-renowned slot machine games.
As a result of this transaction, Chris Sheffield, CEO of Million-2-1, will take up a new role with IGT-UK as Director and General Manager of the company's remote gaming business, reporting to Robert White, IGT-UK Managing Director. In this role, Chris will retain responsibility for Million-2-1 as well as managing the interests of IGT-UK in interactive digital television, mobile gaming and Internet gaming markets.