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High 5 Games Sues IGT Over Licensing Agreement

New Jersey betting software developer High 5 Games has revealed that they are suing International Game Technology due to what it claims are the violation of terms and conditions pertaining to licensing on 81 games.

High 5 Games is claiming that IGT licensed the game features on several of its slot machines in 2012, but then failed to pay royalties after the games were released. High 5 notes that the agreement with IGT has been cancelled, but that IGT has not ceased the distribution of the games and has "...failed to abandon, cancel, or assign to High 5 Games certain trademark filings."

High 5 Games is requesting that a court grant it damages and order IGT to cease the distribution of games using their features. The two firms originally signed a licensing deal in 2003, which was then extended in 2008 and again in 2011 with the deal in litigation being signed in 2012.

It is thought that games that were in violation of the licensing deal include Ghostbusters, Elvis, Star Wars, and Sex and the City.

IGT has declined to comment on the matter as the case is now in litigation.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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