LAS VEGAS and SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two bonuses are always better than one, and International Game Technology's (NYSE: IGT) social gaming website DoubleDown Casino continues to up the ante on excitement and entertainment with today's launch of Wheel of Fortune® Extra Spin for desktop and mobile devices.
Wheel of Fortune has proven to be the most popular game theme on DoubleDown Casino since its debut of Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond and Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin in 2014. Inspired by the classic slot machine loved by players around the world, Wheel of Fortune Extra Spin features the Wheel Bonus, which changes all of the spin symbols into the letters W-H-E-E-L, with each letter revealing a number of extra spins or awards of 10 to 250x the initiating bet. Lady Luck strikes twice with the Vault Bonus, which changes all of the Vault symbols on the center reels into pickers, revealing payouts from 5 to 25x the initiating bet.
"We put a huge amount of focus and talent into Wheel of Fortune Extra Spin. We thrive on the pressure of taking this legendary brand and increasing the 'wow' factor of the world's most popular slot machine," said Jim Veevaert, DoubleDown Interactive VP of Games. "It's a fun challenge to turn a great slot machine into a mobile game. With Wheel of Fortune Extra Spin, we struck the ideal balance of art, math and audio that recreate the authentic casino experience."
Wheel of Fortune Extra Spin is based upon a 3 x 5 reel spinner and 20-line configuration, with a Scatter award that pays virtual currency. The iconic Wild symbol also acts as a 2x multiplier, offering players greater and more frequent wins.
More Wheel of Fortune titles are currently in development for DoubleDown Casino, as part of IGT's multi-year agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to develop mobile and online games for DoubleDown Casino and for-wager online play worldwide through 2024.
In 1996, IGT launched the Wheel of Fortune slot machine for land-based casinos and solidified the Company's leadership in Wide Area Progressive technology. Known as the most successful slot title of all time, the fan-favorite theme has minted nearly 1,000 millionaires and delivered $3 billion in jackpots throughout its illustrious history. IGT has created more than 200 variations of the game that can be found on casino floors in more than 20 countries worldwide.
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