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IGT signs deal with Michigan casino

International Game Technology has signed an agreement with Gun Lake Casino and its management partner Station Casinos Inc. to install its casino management software and a majority share of the games on the casino floor.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

The $157 million Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Mich., is scheduled to open Feb. 11.

“IGT has a proven track record of performance and results at Station Casinos and we knew Gun Lake would benefit from that experience,” Gun Lake Casino assistant general manager David Frankhouser said.

Reno-based IGT recently reported that revenue in its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31 fell to $465 million from $515 million a year earlier. Gaming operation revenues fell 5.8 percent to $261 million, while product sales fell 14 percent to $204 million.

Analysts expect IGT to report earnings of 20 cents a share on revenues of $480.6 million for the second quarter ending March 31. Jefferies & Co. analyst David Katz described the Gun Lake deal “as neutral to the story.”

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