LONDON, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced its agreement with Carnival Cruise Line to offer the new Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond® 3D Video Slots, featuring TRUE 3D™ technology, on a variety of ships throughout the Carnival fleet.
This agreement marks the cruise industry debut of TRUE 3D technology and the Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond 3D Video Slots, following a history of success with IGT Wheel of Fortune video slots on Carnival Cruise Line ships. Initially, guests on nine Carnival ships will have the opportunity to experience the eyeglasses-free technology of TRUE 3D, combined with player-favorite Wheel of Fortune slots. Wheel of Fortune TRUE 3D slot machines are planned for additional Carnival ships in the future.
"The cruise line industry debut of IGT Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond 3D Video Slots and our Spin N Sail marketing promotion with Carnival Cruise Line exemplify how we work closely with our valued customers to provide unique and exciting experiences for players," said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President of Sales, North America Gaming & Interactive. "This agreement represents another milestone for IGT Wheel of Fortune slots, now celebrating 20 years and more than 200 themes that players have enjoyed around the world."
"We're pleased to add these exciting and groundbreaking Wheel of Fortune 3D slots to our shipboard casinos, part of our year-long Wheel of Fortune celebration," said David Thomas, Carnival Senior Director of North American Operations, Global Casino Operations. "IGT is a valued partner and these new Wheel of Fortune 3D slot machines capture the spirit and fun of the world's most popular game show in a fun and innovative way."
The IGT and Carnival Cruise Line Spin N Sail marketing promotion extends throughout 2016, with Carnival Cruise Line and IGT casino partners giving away fabulous cruises on the Carnival Magic. Winners will participate in the onboard Spin N Sail slot tournament exclusively featuring IGT's Wheel of Fortune slot machines. This Spin N Sail slot tournament will take place during an eight-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Magic from Port Canaveral, Fla., in November 2016. The $200,000 prize pool, provided by IGT, includes a $100,000 grand prize to be taken home by one lucky winner. IGT casino customers across the U.S. and Canada will host qualifying events where winning players are awarded a free cruise for two and an entry into the grand finale $200,000 tournament.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 25 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The company currently has an as-yet-unnamed 133,500-ton ship under construction and scheduled to enter service in 2018.
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