WagerWorks was an independent online gaming company that became part of internationally renowned International Game Technology (IGT) in 2005. The company was born out of a land-based casino machine manufacturer looking to move into the internet market.
WagerWorks was created by the land-based casino slots company Silicon Gaming. They had been designing and manufacturing machines throughout the 1990s and they then made the decision to create a separate division for creating online casino software. Silicon Gaming were well-known for their slots machines and they gained licences for creating machines based on all kinds of famous American TV series including Family Feud.
WagerWorks gained a strong reputation for adhering strictly to the jurisdictions set out for them and allowed by the casino licensing laws in their chosen regions. Despite being an American company they were mindful of the restriction on US players and licenced their software only for use in countries where it is 100% legal such as in the United Kingdom and in Alderney.
In 2000, Silicon Gaming was no longer the force it once had been and they were bought out by gaming machines market leader IGT. Initially, WagerWorks continued as a separate entity although at the time IGT wasn’t willing to commit to the online gaming industry.
In terms of their offering, it is the slots and table games offered by this software provider that stand out most. Their table and card games range is particularly extensive with Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Hi-Lo, Keno, Match 3, Power Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Roulette available in a range of variations. They also continued in the tradition of their former partner company Silicon Gaming with the production of slots with TV show themes such as Wheel of Fortune and also The Price is Right.
In the mid-2000s, there was something of a resurgence for WagerWorks as they signed up with the World Poker Tour and launched the tour’s branded online poker room and in 2005 WagerWorks finally became part of IGT and they made their first steps into the online gambling sector. In 2009 the company made moves into the Eastern European market as they signed up with Balkan Bet.
WagerWorks manages to maintain a profile in the market which unfortunately cannot be said of their former parent company Silicon Gaming. It remains under the IGT banner but has its own recognisable profile and has a distinctive range of slot games including the popular Cleopatra series.
The company has bases both in North America and Europe and provides around 75 games to casinos around the world. Most of their games are slots and card and dice games and they have opted to offer their games through browser only, with no downloadable option.
You can explore the casinos currently offering this software provider’s games just below.