Gtech denied sovereign immunity protection in Texas
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against Gtech, the gaming services and solutions provider now part of International Game Technology (IGT), in a case over legal immunity claims in the state.
The case related to consolidated lawsuits brought by thousands of purchasers of the ‘Fun 5’ tic-tac-toe game, which Gtech printed and produced for the Texas Lottery Commission under an existing contract.
Players alleged the ticket instructions were misleading and fraudulently caused them to believe they had purchased winning tickets. The game was introduced in September 2014 but shut down six weeks later due to the number of complaints.
Plaintiffs had filed separate litigation against Gtech in Travis County and Dallas County alleging fraud and conspiracy, with the supplier filing responses in both of the jurisdictions.