Gambling equipment company to close Ore. office |

Gambling equipment company to close Ore. office

The Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. – International Game Technology is closing its Corvallis office on the Hewlett-Packard campus. The move will mean the loss of 57 local jobs, mostly software engineers and information technology professionals.

The Reno-based gambling equipment company says it notified employees the local office would shut down in June or July. A spokeswoman says it’s a cost-saving and consolidation move.

The company says some Corvallis workers may have a chance to relocate with the company, primarily in Las Vegas.

The shutdown will close the books on Acres Gaming, a developer of software for slot machines that was founded in Corvallis in 1990 and bought out by International Game Technology in 2003.