LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced a new partnership with Cirque du Soleil at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") in booth #1126, September 29 to October 1, with the first featured production: KOOZA. The experience is an eye-catching, bonus-rich slot game that combines Scientific Games' Pro Wave 360O slot configuration with the acrobatic adrenaline rush of KOOZA.
The slot game transports players into the extraordinary world of KOOZA, an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, courage, and total sensory immersion.
Featuring a four-level jackpot along with engaging bonus events, a U-Spin wheel bonus feature, two free games features, a mystery stack feature and an instant win, the Cirque du Soleil gaming experience featuring KOOZA delivers unparalleled entertainment experience that thrills players like they are part of the show's live audience. The main attraction on the 360-degree wheel is a shared player experience wheel bonus that awards credits, jackpots, the Trickster free games, and the exciting Wheel of Death free games.
Cirque du Soleil featuring KOOZA is rich in surprises, with bonus events, beautiful graphics, high-definition show video, breathtaking music, and a special in-game appearance by The Trickster, a very popular Cirque du Soleil character.
Featuring a potentially life-altering "Très Magnifique" top progressive award that starts at $400,000 and increases with play across the linked games, the new Cirque du Soleil-inspired title joins the library of Bally brand premium games on the Cash Connection wide-area progressive link. The game is also available as a near-area progressive.
"We are honored to partner with Cirque du Soleil to bring our customers and their players such an entertaining and high-quality gaming experience," said Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' Group Chief Executive, Gaming. "The artistic and imaginative entertainment of Cirque du Soleil combined with our engaging gameplay in our beautifully rendered Pro Wave 360O package truly delivers an experience unlike any other. More than 160 million people have seen a Cirque du Soleil show either on the Las Vegas Strip or closer to home through one of many traveling Cirque du Soleil performances across the globe."
Marie-Josée Couture, Director –Partnership Development, Licensing for Cirque du Soleil, said, "As we do with all our projects, we approached the partnership as a unique creative challenge. Our initial objective was to imagine a new type of gaming experience. A great collaboration was born between Scientific Games and Cirque du Soleil, each expert in their field, and the result is the creation of a transformed gaming experience filled with interactions between the Cirque du Soleil characters and the players."
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About Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition to shows, the company, which has its International Headquarters in Montréal, extends its creative talent to other spheres of activity. While maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to innovative projects the same energy and spirit that characterize each of its shows.
Cirque du Soleil is a Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, over 160 million spectators in 400 cities and 60 countries have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, 18 shows will simultaneously be presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d'Or de Montreux. For more information visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
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