Acronym Soup

It’s a complicated world, being a casino manager. There are plenty of threats coming through the door from advantage players to downright cheats, Saturday night boozehounds and that’s before you even get on to the staff causing nightmare issues.

As if there wasn’t enough to worry about, they’ve been afflicted with a combination of similar but confusing TLAs (Three letter acronyms).

It starts with the equipment. Around half of the slots in the UK are manufactured by IGT (International Game Technology).

Then you have to bear in mind the shiniest new Electronic Roulette terminals, the Sabres, are made by Inspired Gaming Group (IGG).

The most recent addition to the casino management system market is by Intelligent Gaming (IG).

Cheating a little bit here, the other addition to the confusion (until recently) was that as a punter you had to sign a form before you were allowed to game in the casino known as an “intent to game” form, universally known as an ITG.

So as a manager, you had to get an ITG before they could play the IGTs and the IGGs, which were all run by IG!  It’s enough to make you want to work in construction instead ….