IGT's DoubleDown Casino Releases Free-to-Play HOUSE M.D. Slots for Facebook

House M.D. Fans and Social Game Enthusiasts Alike Spin Their Way To Fun With The Cast of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital

Jan 17, 2013, 08:50 ET from IGT

SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) and DoubleDown, the world's largest virtual casino, today announced House M.D. Slots is now available in the DoubleDown Casino for Facebook. This game was developed through a license deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.

House fans get their fix with the new game that features the irreverent nature of the show, captured in an easy, free-to-play, DoubleDown Casino slot game.  Fans of the show are treated to Dr. Gregory House's witticisms as well as the cast of characters including Dr. Robert Chase, Drs. Cameron, Wilson, Foreman, as well as Thirteen.

"Many of us on the DoubleDown team were already fans of House, we used our experience to create a game that other fans were sure to enjoy," said Greg Enell, vice president of social gaming at IGT. "Social gamers will also appreciate the classic slot action and double bonus rounds in this dynamic entertainment experience that players have come to expect from DoubleDown Casino."

DoubleDown Casino fans can enjoy the fun gameplay of this new slot game and spin their way to a winning diagnosis. House on DoubleDown Casino features iconic images from the show, free spins, bonus rounds and more, including:   

  • Free Spins: Players trigger free spins by getting three cane symbols with five spins available on Dr. House's reels.  
  • Differential Diagnosis: Players pick their three favorite diagnoses from among thirteen show classics.
  • Medical Mysteries: As part of House's team, players review patient files containing the team's most puzzling cases. Collecting two files at once triggers the bonus round.

Playing the game is as easy as logging in to Facebook and visit the DoubleDown Casino App for Facebook. Spin the cast of characters and watch your virtual chips stack up. Players choose wager size for their virtual chips, the number of lines to wager on, and may spin manually or via auto play.

Players new to DoubleDown Casino can login to Facebook and receive one million free virtual chips to start.

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About IGT International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's recent acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or www.facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino , www.doubledowncasino.com, or http://m.doubledowncasino.com/.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world–renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third–party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.