The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin helps investors answer the question: Is International Game Technology a buy? There are certainly some things to like about the company, including its upcoming acquisition of Double Down, but the industry also has a lot of competitive forces that could derail success.

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