Based in Providence, Rhode Island, GTECH is one of the most respected and influential online gambling companies in the industry. The company was founded in 1981 and the interactive division of the company, GTECH G2 (sometimes simply called G2), launched in 2009. GTECH G2 provides software for a variety of online gambling companies, including national lotteries and private online casinos. GTECH is a subsidiary of the Lottomatica Group, a license holder for the Italian National Lottery. GTECH G2 is a full-service provider of online gambling software for the lottery, online casino, and sports betting industries. In 2009, when launching G2, GTECH acquired several of the top online gambling software providers, including Dynamite Idea and Boss Media, the popular Swedish software provider.
GTECH G2 boasts a Games Hub of more than 400 games, in addition to software for sports betting. Their software is found at GTECH G2 Casino and at a number of third party online gambling sites that license GTECH’s software. When it comes to credentials, GTECH is as good as they come. The company supplies the centralized system to monitor all slot machines in the state of Rhode Island. Their parent company, Lottomatica, is the world’s largest provider of lotteries and runs Italy’s national lottery.
In 2010, GTECH G2 launched the Canadian Poker Network, the first regulated poker network in all of North America. GTECH runs 36 lotteries in the United States, including the New York State lottery. GTECH runs the International Bingo Network and the International Poker Network, with is partners Yahoo! GTECH G2 is certified by Technical Systems Testing and Price Waterhouse Coopers and the company is a member of the Interactive Gaming Council and the World Lottery Association.
GTECH G2 software is licensed in Gibraltar. Their subsidiaries, including Boss Media, Finsoft, St Miniver, and Dynamite Idea, continue to offer online casino games as well and are licensed in a few jurisdictions, including Malta and Gibraltar.
The above credentials signify that GTECH is among the most trustworthy and reputable names in the casino software industry. In terms of software quality, they are also top-notch. GTECH places an emphasis on recreating the atmosphere of playing in a brick and mortar casino, and uses advanced graphics, interactivity, and more to portray a lively and entertaining casino gaming experience.
Currently online gambling sites that use software by GTECH G2 and their subsidiaries do not operate in the United States market. That means American players are unable to log in and play with real money, though in some cases they can play free no-download versions of the games. With the American legal situation regarding online gambling in flux and in a gray area, it is unlikely that GTECH will accept U.S. customers as long as the laws stay the same. GTECH and its subsidiaries are popular throughout other parts of the world, though, most notably Europe.