IGT's Exclusive Reel Edge™ Series to Display Unprecedented Skill-Based Game Play at G2E 2010

First skill-based, spinning-reel game for the U.S. market offers players a one-of-a-kind gaming experience

Oct 18, 2010, 20:00 ET from IGT

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major games that players love and the network systems that improve the player experience, will bring the first skill-based, spinning-reel slot for the U.S. market to the 2010 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) on Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Reel Edge™ series gives spinning-reel players the ability to control and stop the reels as they attempt to create wins.

"This is not a traditional slot. The innovation and originality in our Reel Edge™ series of games is unmatched in the market," said Ron Rivera, IGT senior vice president of North America sales. "It's no longer about feeling lucky. With Reel Edge™, players can now ask themselves 'How good am I?' And because the bonuses are 100 percent skill based, we're able to offer a truly cutting-edge gaming experience."

Reel Edge™ games allow players to decide when to stop each reel by pressing a button as they try to line up lighted symbols to win credits. Each reel's stopping position is selected independently of the other reels, so the outcome of one draw does not affect the outcome of the other reels. 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. With IGT's patent-protected technology, the Reel Edge™ series combines chance and skill for this regulatory-approved concept, in a spinning-reel product with a skill-based element. The first two game themes are Blood Life™ and Red White & Blue Falling Stars™, with more games to join the library. The Reel Edge™ series is a "can't miss" attraction with a unique cabinet, eye-catching graphics, high-speed reel mechanics and a lighted joystick.  

During the bonus round, the Reel Edge™ top box bonus provides 100 percent skill-based, interactive fun. Players use an arcade-style joystick to navigate through the vampire's maze in Blood Life™, or to capture falling stars in the familiar Red White & Blue Falling Stars™.

Follow IGT's news and activities from G2E at www.IGT.com/G2E2010.

About IGT

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products worldwide. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com.