LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major games that players love and the systems that improve the player experience, announced today it will exhibit award-winning, revolutionary games and systems at the Indian Gaming 2011 Tradeshow and Convention on April 3–6 in Phoenix, Ariz. IGT's industry-leading products will be showcased in booth 604.
"IGT is excited to be at Indian Gaming 2011 to show our innovative games," said Eric Tom, chief operating officer for IGT. "Attendees will see why our products continue to dominate the industry with a combination of fresh ideas and well-known brands that appeal to both casino operators and players."
With the most recognizable names in popular culture and the big brand titles that remain player favorites, IGT will showcase a number of industry-first games from the Company's MegaJackpots® and Core game lines, as well as casino management systems that allow for unprecedented differentiation between casino floors and their competition.
After the blockbuster premiere of the Sex and the City™ slot machine, it's time for part two. The newest edition of this extremely popular theme is Sex and the City Big Diamonds!™, which combines the glitz and glamour of the hit HBO® television series with exciting MultiPLAY action.
The Sex and the City Big Diamonds!™ action starts in the base game with its four unique game interfaces, each themed to one of the show's leading ladies. Game play includes a random feature presented by Mr. Big, where he awards wilds with a shower of diamonds over the active game reels. Bonus Play features five progressive bonus levels and four character-specific bonuses. Carrie's bonus, The Right to Shoes, features a new twist as players can accept or reject a bonus offer. Charlotte's Glamorous Gifts bonus awards players a virtual wheel spin, and Miranda's Retail Therapy bonus awards shopping bags filled with credits and multipliers. In Samantha's Glimmer Ring bonus, players select from precious gems to populate the top box as a ring moves back and forth across the screen, highlighting one gem and awarding the associated credits with the multiplier.
Joining the MegaJackpots® family at Indian Gaming 2011 are the entertaining Ghostbusters™ Slots. This game features high-frequency bonuses and low-denomination appeal for players. Paranormal exterminators Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore, along with "The Keymaster" Louis Tully, all appear in the game. But the true star is Slimer, who is up to even more mischievous fun. This iconic green ghost appears randomly and often, adding credit wins, wilds and multipliers throughout the base game. With a minimum bet, players are eligible for the random Slimer base game features and the Ghostbusters™ Bonus. The Ghostbusters™ Bonus consists of four highly themed sub-bonuses: the Stay Puft Free Spins, the Are you Psychic? Pick Bonus, the Ballroom Busters ghost hunt bonus and the Progressive Pick Bonus for each level. These interactive bonuses are packed with iconic clips from Columbia Pictures' blockbuster Ghostbusters™ movie, as well as free games with random locked wilds and credit awards. And all the fun action plays out in exciting 3D, showcased in an attractive two-machine Universal Slant configuration with a shared 55-inch LCD overhead screen that displays bonus play and attracts.
Also new at Indian Gaming 2011 is Wheel of Fortune® Triple Extreme Spin™. With a unique machine configuration, this game combines two slant top machines with a shared top box bonus device and a 32-inch LCD. This is the first Wheel of Fortune® game to showcase three physical spinning wheels in the top box that award multipliers for big wins. The action-packed base game features Mini-Wheel Scatter pays and stacked wilds for added excitement. And, with special lighting effects in the top box and eye-catching Wheel of Fortune® gold trim around the wheels, this game will be a standout on casino floors.
Wheel of Fortune® Triple Spin™ is featured on IGT's impressive Center Stage Series. After installing the Center Stage Series just once, operators can refresh content with the latest games featuring big, bold titles on the most eye-catching platform in the industry. The Wheel of Fortune® Triple Spin™ base game offers a three-game MultiPLAY interface. This MultiWay® game also has IGT's Rapid Reload™ feature, which locks in symbols and re-spins the reels for bigger wins. The Wild Rollover feature can trigger a bonus on game one and will then roll over to games two and three for a spin of all three wheels in the bonus. Players love to spin the wheel, and with Wheel of Fortune® Triple Spin™, they have a chance to spin not just one wheel, but three wheels on the big overhead screen. Flanked with incredible sound chairs, oversize screens and big bonuses, this MegaJackpots® platform demands attention on any casino floor.
Debuting at Indian Gaming 2011 is the new Pinball® MultiPLAY game, which offers the interactive excitement of pulling the plunger to launch pinballs and win awards. This three-reel, three-line MultiPLAY game features a single reel between games one and two with multipliers and a bonus trigger. During the bonus, players touch the screen to virtually pull the pinball plunger. The pinball hits off of bumpers that award credits and then falls into a slot that awards either credit or a pinball value multiplier. The nostalgia-inspired game is especially appealing to mid- and high-denomination players.
Megabucks® Wild Sapphires™ MultiPLAY Multi-Level Progressives is the latest addition to the player-favorite Megabucks® family of games. This new Megabucks® theme features a three-game MultiPLAY interface with action-packed multiple games that can be played simultaneously for increased chances to win. Thirteen in-house progressive awards and a Wide Area Progressive jackpot offer a number of award possibilities. The in-house progressives are initiated by a combination of three symbols on any of the three games in play. A unique Step Up feature adds 2X, 3X, 4X and 5X multiplier symbols from the first and second base games to the MegaGame for increased winning opportunities. When a maximum bet is played, there is a possibility to win the Megabucks® top jackpot award.
Joining the Megabucks® family is Bill Cash, from the popular Top Dollar® Reel MultiPLAY Slots. With his charismatic charm and overflowing enthusiasm, he guides players through the game action. In addition, this title is the first Megabucks® game to feature photos of previous Megabucks® winners as part of the top box attract screens. With a life-changing jackpot ranging from $1 million to $10 million depending on the jurisdiction, players who take home the top prize will join the ranks of the world's biggest jackpot winners.
IGT is continuing to change the game at Indian Gaming 2011 with award-winning Core game designs that bring skill to the casino floor. The new Reel Edge™ series of games was named Best Slot Product at the recent 8th Annual Gaming and Technology Awards. For the first time, spinning-reel players can stop the reels to attempt to create wins, as well as use an arcade-style joystick to control the outcome of the 100 percent skill-based bonuses in the top box. The Reel Edge™ series is modeled after the enormously popular Japanese pachisuro games and is specifically designed to serve an untapped, emerging demographic (ages 21–44). These players have grown up being able to control their gaming experience, and the Reel Edge™ games cater to the evolving player base that seeks something out of the ordinary. On display from the Reel Edge™ series of games will be the vampire-inspired Blood Life™ and the action-packed Red White & Blue Falling Stars™.
IGT's Core games continue to offer an unmatched library of video and spinning-reel slots. And this year, IGT is excited to introduce the new Multi-Color Multipliers™ to Indian Gaming 2011 attendees. This banked concept combines intriguing colorful reel lighting, entertaining music and LCD top box interaction over a bank of popular mechanical reel games to energize the casino floor and enhance the player experience. These special Multi-Color Multipliers™ can be found on the four exciting and unique banked-base games—Hells Bells™, White Pearl™, Hawaiian Diamond® and Tiki Beach®—and are set to bring new thrills to the slot floor. During each spin of the game, the Multi-Color Multipliers™ light up the reels in red, green, blue or white, and multiply wins up to 4X depending on which color is lit.
IGT's new Hot Roll slot is a traditional player favorite, featuring exciting new, interactive "Hot Roll" action. When the Hot Roll feature is activated, the player rolls the virtual dice by touching them on the MLD® monitor and throwing them across the screen; dice can travel from the base game to the top box depending on how and where players throw them. As part of IGT's next generation of MLD® spinning-reel games, Hot Roll features IGT's new virtual rounded reels with unique 3D action—the reels spin out at the player and mimic the look, sound and feel of spinning mechanical reels. And the reels "shake, wobble and bounce" like the real deal, too.
IGT continues to lead the industry by providing floor and property-wide systems that create the competitive edge needed in today's constantly changing gaming industry. By combining IGT's award-winning sbX™ Experience Management system with IGT Advantage, the standard in Casino Management Systems for back-office operations, customers can deliver next- generation, customized player experiences with the game-integrated Service Window. IGT will show new Service Window applications and demonstrate how operators can automate the process of accessing, downloading and configuring IGT's extensive game library with sbX™.
Applications such as Taxable Accrual give players the ability to process their own jackpots with minimal game play interruption. Operators can create and deploy Intelligent Bonusing with Point Pursuit to drive incremental play, increase loyalty and engage players. The powerful new bonusing application allows operators to award random or fixed amounts of promotional money based on a wide variety of qualifying criteria.
With sbX™ Media Manager, operators can organize and deploy content more efficiently. This application allows operators to send bonusing, marketing or advertising messages straight to the players through the Service Window or sb NexGen® II, and it uses plasma screens and AVP® digital top glass to create customized, property-wide, in-house billboards.
IGT Tournament Manager with Real-Time Scoring gives operators an innovative way to enhance and streamline the tournament experience with multiple management tools. For players, this application provides more entertainment value with its real-time graphical display of their scores on digital top boxes and plasmas.
IGT will also display the most innovative online and mobile gaming products in the industry at Indian Gaming 2011. The recent announcement of the formation of IGT's Interactive division shows the Company's ongoing dedication to building on the strengths that IGT already enjoys in the online and mobile gaming markets. With a combined total of 18 years of experience in the online and mobile industry, IGT's WagerWorks and Million-2-1 groups have been rebranded and merged into this single global division.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com, or follow IGT on Twitter at @IGTNews or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT.
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