AGS® Partners with Hostess® to Launch Iconic Twinkie® Brand on its Lucky Play Casino™ App

Nov 02, 2015, 09:00 ET from AGS

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AGS® (the "Company"), a leading supplier of Class II and Class III slot machines, as well as specialty table products and social mobile games, announced today that its interactive division ("AGSi") has inked a deal with Hostess® and, in turn, is launching a slot game titled Twinkie® 7's on its successful play-for-fun Lucky Play Casino™ app for iOS.

"The launch of Twinkie 7's is an exciting milestone for AGSi and significantly bolsters our growing library of social casino titles," said Mani Honigstein, General Manager of AGSi.  "Equally exciting is our new partnership with the iconic and beloved Hostess brand, which creates potential for more opportunities in the future. We are confident that Twinkie 7's will not only resonate well with the millennial demographic on social casino channels but also with long-time fans of the classic treats."

Aside from making players really hungry, Twinkie 7's aims to be a whole lot of fun. The game features some of Hostess' most popular treats – Ho Hos®, Sno Balls®, and of course, Twinkies – as bonus symbols. Earning a certain amount of these bonus symbols triggers a Triple Wheel Bonus round, leading to even bigger wins.

This launch comes on the heels of AGS' recent acquisition of RocketPlay, a renowned developer of social casino titles for mobile devices based in San Francisco, CA with a development studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since acquiring RocketPlay, which AGS rebranded as AGSi, several of the Company's popular land-based slot titles have been integrated into AGSi's flagship app, Lucky Play Casino, and its recently launched iOS app, Vegas Fever. Among the titles available for play on Lucky Play Casino for iOS are Royal Reels™, So Hot™, Monkey in the Bank™, Golden Panda™, and, now, Twinkie 7's.

"Having land-based game content available on social platforms is essential for building brand awareness and enables us to offer tried-and-true games with proven math models," continued Honigstein. "Games like Royal Reels and So Hot have been successful on live casino floors for a long time. That success has translated well in the social space, where our mobile users enjoy the same dynamics that made the land-based games so popular."

Lucky Play Casino is also currently available for Android devices and AGSi has plans to integrate land-based titles onto that platform in the near future. Additionally, the Company is working to release an Android version of Vegas Fever

About AGS
AGS is a full-service designer and manufacturer of gaming products for the casino floor. The Company's roots are in the Class II Native American market, and it has recently expanded its product lines to include top performing slot games for the Class III commercial marketplace as well as specialty table game products and social mobile games. Connect with the Company on its corporate websiteFacebookTwitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Hostess
Hostess Brands, LLC is one of the largest packaged food companies focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States.  Some of its products include Hostess® Twinkies®, Cup Cakes, Ding Dongs®, Donettes®, HoHos® and Sno balls®.  For more information about Hostess products and Hostess Brands, LLC, please visit hostesscakes.com. Follow Hostess on Twitter: @Hostess_Snacks; on Facebook: facebook.com/Hostess; on Instagram: Hostess_Snacks; and on Pinterest: pinterest.com/hostesscakes.

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Dan Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications
702-724-1187
d.taylor@PlayAGS.com 

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